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Whether you’re listening in on a presenter, meeting one of the nation’s best chefs or passing along your passion to the next generation of gardener, you’ll get inspired, educated and motivated at the 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23, here at Navy Pier. This fresh, new show – “Do Green….

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Imagine a society where everyone is separated into sects based on their personalities, potentially being split from their families. Imagine a society where being different is not an option. Now imagine this happens here, in a post-apocalyptic Chicago. Divergent, which hits Navy Pier IMAX on March 21, is just that. Based on a New York…

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Looking for cool tools to help your garden grow? Great gifts for your favorite gourmet? Nifty gadgets for little green thumbs? You’ll find 100 exhibitors offering the latest “Do Green. Do Good.” eco-friendly products in the 2014 Marketplace at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23, here at Navy Pier. Mariano’s…

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Spring: The time of pastel colors, sunshine, and those beautiful flowers! If you are a gardener, a flower fanatic, or just like the sights and scents, then we definitely have the right plans for you this March. If you haven’t heard yet, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show presented by Mariano’s is coming to Navy…

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The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s will be putting the “petal to the metal” on its opening day – Saturday, March 15 – as host to the North Central Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Bobbi Cup competition. Held in honor of Chicago’s own Bobbi Ecker-Blatchford, this annual live design…

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Could your home’s street-side appearance use a little curb appeal? John Gidding – architect, designer and host of HGTV’s popular do-it-yourself programs “Curb Appeal” and “Curb Appeal: The Block” – can help you take your home’s public appearance from ho-hum to sexy, during the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, at Navy Pier….

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A perfect fit for green thumbs of all sizes, your entire family can ditch its cabin fever and dig into fun at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23 at Navy Pier. The stroller-friendly show will have kids of all ages blooming with curiosity. From the vibrant and whimsical display gardens…

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Ready to give spring a kick start? Be one of the very first to experience the 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show in full bloom, the evening before doors open to the public! Get your tickets today for Evening in Bloom – the show’s memorable preview benefit hosted at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Friday, March…

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Children of all ages want and need to spend time with parents and friends, why not use this time in an activity that is loads of fun and works your brain, which is a muscle after all – playing board games! The mission of Games for Educators,* a joint venture between the Chicago Toy and…

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Blink and you might miss them! Navy Pier serves as the official venue for Cirque Shanghai’s lauded “Dragon’s Thunder” over the summer months, but that doesn’t mean the cast can’t be spotted elsewhere. Cirque’s schedule of special appearances includes two of the best that a Chicago summer has to offer. After stops at Taste of…