Friday November 17 12:31 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Entertainment

Cirque du Soleil’s astounding production opens tonight, July 21, 2017 under the white-and-gold Big Top at the United Center park

Luzia-Cirque.jpg

Cirque du Soleil opens tonight in Chicago its delightfully imaginative and visually stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Through September 3, 2017, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at the United Center parking lot to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended between dreams and reality.

CHICAGO GETS A NEW AND UNIQUE RESORT-INSPIRED LAKEFRONT DINING DESTINATION AT NORTH AVENUE BEACH THIS SUMMER

ShoreClub-rendering.jpg

Chicago residents and beachgoers will soon have a new upscale dining option opening in August, 2017, with the arrival of Shore Club, a venue that will evoke a coastal vacation-like mindset. Nestled between the bustling Lakeshore Trails on the edge of North Avenue Beach at 1603 North Lakeshore Drive, the new multi-million-dollar seasonal restaurant, bar, and breezy hangout will provide guests with a new, and one-of-a-kind, beach-front dining destination in the Windy City.

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Offers Perfect Package for Local Music Festival Goers

FairmontMilleniumPark.jpg

Summer festival season is in full swing and for those driving into the city for one of its many summer festivals, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, offers the perfect package. Guests from American states and Canadian provinces that border the Great Lakes are invited to book Fairmont Chicago’s “Lakeshore Locals Package” which includes one night stay in a Fairmont guestroom as well as valet services including overnight parking. Rates for the Lakeshore Locals Package start at $169 plus tax and gratuity.

UPDATE: VILLAGE OF ROSEMONT PARTNERS WITH JOE’S LIVE FOR “BIG BREAK” VOCAL COMPETITION THIS SUMMER

BigBreakVocal.jpg

The Village of Rosemont and Joe’s Live, in partnership with Bar 1 Events Group, launch Rosemont’s first-ever vocal competition, “Big Break.” Scheduled to begin with open auditions July 26, the nine-week competition will feature weekly live performances to find the next vocal powerhouse. The winning vocalist will be awarded a $10,000 grand prize during a special finale event on MB Financial Park’s great lawn Wednesday, September 27.

SUMMER IN CHICAGO HEATS UP AS ROOF ON theWit RETURNS WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED JETSET SERIES

JetSetSeries.jpg

Inspired by lavish Mediterranean destinations, ROOF on theWit transports guests 27 stories above it all to experience the tantalizing flavors of Barcelona and Costa del Sol, Spain, and the vibrant nightlife of Lisbon, Portugal

ROOF on theWit, who prides itself on delivering “More Experience than Hotel,” returns with its summer series that has redefined travel. For its second season, ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State Street, features iconic, global party destinations that are focused on style and stimulating sophistication.

TO AURORA AND BEYOND! PARAMOUNT THEATRE TO PRESENT TIM ALLEN FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

TimAllen.jpg

Actor and comedian Tim Allen, fresh off his sixth season on ABC's Last Man Standing and soon to return as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 4, is on a national tour this summer, and Aurora's Paramount Theatre announced today it will host the Home Improvement star, one-night-only, Friday, August 18, at 8 p.m.

July/August 2017 - Vaudezilla! (CarniVaude)

Vaudezilla-Aug17.jpg

With two feet planted firmly on the ground, Vaudezilla takes you on a sexy journey with this riotous carnival show. Full of freaks, geeks, and beautiful showgirls, you'll meet your favorite circus archetypes in this delightfully kitschy send-up of all things amusement park!

NEWCITY ANNOUNCES FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

NewCity.jpg

An urban oasis for one-of-a-kind entertainment, eclectic dining and luxury shopping, NEWCITY, 1457 N. Halsted, announced today it will host free, weekly outdoor concerts throughout the summer. Taking place within the beautifully landscaped plaza of Chicago’s newest lifestyle destination, NEWCITY’s summer concerts will be free to guests every Thursday evening 7 – 9 p.m. from June 29 – August 31.