November 11, 2013 |
It's almost time to grab your hat, mittens and skates for the winter tradition of ice skating in Chicago. This Friday, weather permitting, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park is set open to the public. It'll be open through March 9. Admission is free. Skates can be rented for $10. There will be free ice skating lessons for beginners on the weekend one hour before the rink opens. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
September 13, 2013 |
Hawks fans: It's your lucky day. Mark the calendar for Sept. 18. That's when you'll be able to see and take your photo with the Stanley Cup. It'll be on display at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage in Millennium Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. But get in line early. Lines will begin forming at 8 a.m. on the east side of the pavilion. Hawks fans can take a photo with the Cup but must use their own cameras or phones and ask somebody else to snap it or take a selfie. There will not be a photographer on site and no way to purchase...
August 14, 2013 |
The Chicago Park District board of commissioners on Wednesday will consider awarding a $42.5 million contract to Walsh Construction Company for the second phase of the Maggie Daley Park. The 20-acre park, which encompasses the Daley Bicentennial Plaza, Cancer Survivors Garden and Peanut Park, sits over the underground parking garage at North Grant Park bordered by Randolph Street and Lake Shore, Columbus and Monroe drives. The first phase included repairing the roof of the garage and replacing the waterproofing system.
July 24, 2013 |
Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will get her very own special day in Chicago. A resolution adopted Wednesday by the City Council proclaims July 28 as Chaka Khan Day for the Chicago native in honor of her musical and entertainment achievements over 40 years. She is set to perform a free concert on Sunday at Millennium Park. Khan is known for hit songs including "I'm Every Woman" in 1978, "Ain't Nobody" in 1983 and "I Feel for You" in 1984, and has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Mary J. Blige.
May 23, 2013 |
Remember when there were free movies shown in Grant Park each summer? Remember how bummed you were when that series went away? Well, good news: The offices of the mayor and cultural affairs announced today that a new, free film series will begin June 18 in Millennium Park, kicking off with a tribute to late, Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert and a screening of the Oscar-winning musical "Chicago. " But wait! You actually don't have to wait that long. While June 18 is the "official" beginning to the series, the 1981...
February 19, 2013 |
The Chicago Blues Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer and will also move to Millennium Park for the first time. This year's festival, called "Rollin' Up the River" in remembrance of the blues' Mississippi Migration, will occur June 6-9, expanding to four days to include an opening-night performance from Shemekia Copeland at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. After that, the festival "moves" to Grant Park, where five stages will be broadcasting the blues for the remainder of the weekend.