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June 11, 2013 | Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Fans will be sporting their Hawks gear on Wednesday for the first Stanley Cup Finals game and so will a couple of Chicago icons. The bronze lions at the Art Institute will get fitted for their Hawks helmets Wednesday morning. Each three-ton lion at the museum's Michigan Avenue entrance will sport a custom-made helmet for the duration of the Stanley Cup Finals to cheer on the Hawks. Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
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May 1, 2014 | By Veronica Wilson and For RedEye
One minute it's snowing. A few days later everyone's in shorts. It seems Mother Nature cannot make up her mind about whether or not spring will come. While she gets her life together, there's also the option to wear pieces of spring until it actually does arrive. . With nature-inspired jewelry from these three local artists, it's easy to bring the outdoors into your wardrobe. And don't forget, Mother's Day is May 11 -- what mom doesn't like a new necklace?   Nthandmade While English might not come so naturally to Bulgarian native Nikola Nikolov, anyone can...
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November 23, 2012 | Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
The holidays are officially beginning at the Art Institute of Chicago, which will have its annual wreathing of the lions ceremony on Friday. The ceremony is, quite literally, bestowing wreaths onto the necks of the immense lion statues that adorn the entrance to the Institute, and is a Chicago tradition, now in its 21st year. The wreathing will begin at 10 a.m. and features a performance from the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Also making an appearance will be complimentary hot chocolate and the Art Institute's mascot, Artie the Lion.
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February 12, 2014 | By Elliott Serrano and For RedEye
Hey nerds! Elliott Serrano here, your Redeye resident geek expert, with a warning... It's coming. That day that is as inevitable as a crashing meteorite in a movie starring Bruce Willis; and for some, as dreaded as a walk to Mordor.  You know what day I'm talking about, right? St. Valentine's Day is right around the corner and with it comes no small amount of anxiety among geek guys as they cry out “I don't know what to do for my Valentine this year!” It can be especially tough if you're dating a geeky gal/guy and want to come up with something that appeals to their nerdier...
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January 31, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Loyola University students, faculty and staff members can now visit the Art Institute of Chicago for free under a new partnership between the university and the museum. To celebrate the partnership's official launch, the Art Institute is hosting Loyola University Night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, featuring a tour of the museum's European painting galleries and an introduction to the institute's 20th Century art collection. Justin Daffron, associate provost for academic services at Loyola, said he is excited the partnership will give students and faculty more of an...
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January 15, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
The general admission fees for the Art Institute and Museum of Science and Industry could go up in part because the city is now charging for water and sewer service. Those expenses used to be waived. The Chicago Park District's board of commissioners will consider the fee increases at Wednesday's meeting. The proposed increase of $2 to get into the Art Institute would take effect Feb. 1. Currently, Chicago adults pay $16 to enter. It would cost $18 if the proposal is approved.
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February 20, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT Fry a Little Tenderness West Town Tavern 1329 W. Chicago Ave. 312-666-6175 Who says that fish is only for Fridays? Chef Susan Goss kicks off her Thursday night Non-Denominational Fish Fry ($15.95), which includes Great Lakes perch, apple-fennel slaw and shrimp-studded hush puppies. Pair it with a 2011 Paul Cluver gewurztraminer for $9.75 per glass. 5-10 p.m. DRINK Barrel-Aged Bonanza Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006 Beer goes medieval at Oak and Iron II: A Bounty of Barrel-Aged Beer, which...
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January 3, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
For science!  In January, the Museum of Science and Industry is offering Illinois residents free general admission to the museum every weekday. The 2014 schedule of free admission days is now availible on the museum's website, and the first month of the year has the most days patrons can get in for free. September also offers free weekday admission.  Tickets to special exhibits, like the Coal Mine and U-505 submarine tour, still cost between $7 and $9. Regular adult admission to the museum is $18.  In addition, other museums are...
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June 12, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
The CTA has selected seven artists to create artwork for seven Red Line stations that underwent renovations last year. The CTA board on Wednesday approved the project funding, which won't exceed $381,900. More than 200 artists submitted their ideas for the North Side stations, CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said. "This was a pretty intensive process to select these folks," Chase said. "It's a diverse mix of artists who will soon reveal their plans. " Lynn Basa of Logan Square said she will create a colorful mosaic that will "evoke flowers" at...
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December 10, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
The price to enter the Field Museum may go up for visitors who don't live in the city. The Chicago Park District board of commissioners on Wednesday will consider authorizing an increase to the general admission fee and special passes for the Field Museum, which sits on park district property. However, there will be no increase for Chicago residents who receive a discount with proof of residency. If approved, the increase would go into effect Jan. 1. Earlier this year, the park district raised admission fees for the Art Institute...
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January 3, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
For science!  In January, the Museum of Science and Industry is offering Illinois residents free general admission to the museum every weekday. The 2014 schedule of free admission days is now availible on the museum's website, and the first month of the year has the most days patrons can get in for free. September also offers free weekday admission.  Tickets to special exhibits, like the Coal Mine and U-505 submarine tour, still cost between $7 and $9. Regular adult admission to the museum is $18.  In addition, other museums are offering free weekday admission as well.
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December 10, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
The price to enter the Field Museum may go up for visitors who don't live in the city. The Chicago Park District board of commissioners on Wednesday will consider authorizing an increase to the general admission fee and special passes for the Field Museum, which sits on park district property. However, there will be no increase for Chicago residents who receive a discount with proof of residency. If approved, the increase would go into effect Jan. 1. Earlier this year, the park district raised admission fees for the Art Institute and...
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November 11, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT Fellinifest Buzz Burgers, Barrels & Beer 1935 W. Irving Park Road 773-880-9810 Catch a double-feature of classic Italian dramedies at the kickoff of this weekly-changing tribute to director Federico Fellini with BYOB screenings of "La Dolce Vita" (1960) followed by "I Vitelloni," (1953) which you can pair with Italian charcuterie and cheese plates ($8-$9). 6 p.m. Through Nov. 26. No cover. Now Open Lafayette Chicago French Market 131 N. Clinton St. 312-207-6225 Louisiana comes to Chicago via chefs Sahil Singh...
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June 12, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
The CTA has selected seven artists to create artwork for seven Red Line stations that underwent renovations last year. The CTA board on Wednesday approved the project funding, which won't exceed $381,900. More than 200 artists submitted their ideas for the North Side stations, CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said. "This was a pretty intensive process to select these folks," Chase said. "It's a diverse mix of artists who will soon reveal their plans. " Lynn Basa of Logan Square said she will create a colorful mosaic that will "evoke flowers" at the Argyle stop...
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June 11, 2013 | Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Fans will be sporting their Hawks gear on Wednesday for the first Stanley Cup Finals game and so will a couple of Chicago icons. The bronze lions at the Art Institute will get fitted for their Hawks helmets Wednesday morning. Each three-ton lion at the museum's Michigan Avenue entrance will sport a custom-made helmet for the duration of the Stanley Cup Finals to cheer on the Hawks. Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
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May 10, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
It's only been two years since Anahita Ghazvinizadeh moved from Iran to the U.S. to pursue a film-focused master's in studio art at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, but the 23-year-old filmmaker already has racked up a nomination for the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Cinéfondation Prize. “I was really surprised and very happy,” Ghazvinizadeh said. “We worked really hard on this film, but I wasn't expecting that it would get into a great festival like Cannes.” Ghazvinizadeh's 21-minute short film,...
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May 1, 2014 | By Veronica Wilson and For RedEye
One minute it's snowing. A few days later everyone's in shorts. It seems Mother Nature cannot make up her mind about whether or not spring will come. While she gets her life together, there's also the option to wear pieces of spring until it actually does arrive. . With nature-inspired jewelry from these three local artists, it's easy to bring the outdoors into your wardrobe. And don't forget, Mother's Day is May 11 -- what mom doesn't like a new necklace?   Nthandmade While English might not come so naturally to Bulgarian native Nikola Nikolov, anyone can...
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Get your thinking caps on, Chicago: DePaul University's TEDx conference, TEDxDePaulU, enters its second year Saturday. The all-day conference operates under the TEDx program of independently organized events modeled after the original global nonprofit talk series TED that boasts the tagline "Ideas Worth Spreading. " Two DePaul students, Matt Helbig and Daniel Gurevich, organized the event, which includes 10 speakers and a post-event reception catered by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's company.
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