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Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Entertainment

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

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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. Surrender yourself to the sultry evening breeze. Feel your heart beat with the rhythm of the music, and let your feet and taste buds dance. During three marquee weekend Friday and Saturday nights, ROOF on theWit hosts an exclusive sensual immersion, complete with Chef Nathan Sears’ new Moorish region-inspired cuisine, unique cocktails and diverse entertainment.

Cirque du Soleil announces Two-Week Extension to the Upcoming Chicago Engagement of LUZIA, a Waking Dream of Mexico!

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Cirque du Soleil is excited to announce two additional weeks of performances (August 22 – September 3) for the Chicago engagement of its delightfully imaginative and visually stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Now from July 21 – 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 world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.

BLUE MAN GROUP CELEBRATES WORLD AUTISM MONTH WITH RENEWAL OF ANNUAL PARTNERSHIP WITH AUTISM SPEAKS

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Blue Man Group is teaming up with Autism Speaks for the third consecutive year and will be hosting autism-friendly performances suitable for individuals and families affected by autism in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago (July 16th) and Orlando. In its fourth year working with Autism Speaks, Blue Man Group Chicago will also add a second autism-friendly performance October 1st to accommodate growing demand.

Cirque du Soleil returns to Chicago with its latest imaginative Big Top production! LUZIA

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Cirque du Soleil is excited to bring its magic back to Chicago next summer with its latest soul-touching production, LUZIA. From July 21 to August 20, 2017, audiences will be invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at the United Center parking lot (1901 W. Madison Street) to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a beautifully intricate world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality. Rich in visual surprises, LUZIA delights audiences of all ages by incorporating water into acrobatic and artistic routines, a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave Announces “Park & Stay” Package for Guests

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With the amount of traffic in Chicago skyrocketing in recent years and the endless search for Downtown parking leaving visitors and residents frustrated, Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave has developed the perfect solution. Located at 68 E. Wacker Place in the historic Chicago Motor Club building, guests can relieve their car stress with the new “Park & Stay Package”.

MULTI MEETS POLY: Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism Go on a First Date: New Online Video Play Explores Two Powerful Ideas

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For those of you who could not attend the screenings of our latest video play, MULTI MEETS POLY: Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism Go On a First Date, it is now available for free online.

Multi Meets Poly is a thought-provoking and often-humorous reflection on the theoretical and practical differences between two vital social ideas: multiculturalism and polyculturalism.

Branson Celebrates 100th Year, Now Southwest Offers Flights from Chicago starting in March

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Branson, MO is hotter than ever! Now celebrating its 100th year, the destination for groups, families and travelers from around the world has been in the national spotlight recently with the passing of Andy Williams. Even Cam on ABC’s “Modern Family” recently named it as his dream destination for a getaway for its “vibrant theater scene, top knotch restaurants, on top of being the jewel of Missouri’s White River!” Branson’s national profile will only escalate with the announcement that Southwest Airlines has added service from Chicago to Branson beginning in March, 2013.