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Electronic music lovers rejoice! From the Netherlands all the way to the Windy City, world-renowned DJ, Afrojack is coming to perform at Navy Pier on Saturday, July 5! Since bursting onto the scene in 2010, the Dutch musician has followed suit behind Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren in a line of globetrotting producers, DJs, and…

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By: Tony Abruscato, director of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show  Chicago is my kind of town and, like the Chicago Flower & Garden Show presented by Mariano’s, it never sleeps. Chicagoland is a four-season wonder filled with hustle and bustle, diversity, and color. From our gorgeous lakefront with spectacular urban views, to our rolling…

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Cirque Shanghai: Warriors has kicked off the summer with some fabulous reviews! Performing 13 shows a week for three months makes it pretty hard to miss it, but sprinkle in these reviews and we’re certain you won’t want to. Back for the ninth consecutive summer season with the largest Cirque Shanghai cast to ever visit…

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Through Sunday, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, will be inspiring, educating and motivating gardeners of all abilities to “Do Green. Do Good.” From kids digging the creepy-crawly bug zoo and make-and-take workshops, to gourmets learning to cook more sustainably with healthy, fresh produce, spring is getting a long-overdue, warm welcome on…

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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….