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Maharaja: The Field Museum’s Most Splendid Exhibit

Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts

Open from fall 2012 through February 3 this exhibit offers something completely unique in Chicago and will fascinate you with its rich pieces and incredible history. “Maharaja” – meaning ‘great king’ – is a dazzling window into India’s rich past from the 1700s to the 1940s. The exhibit houses weapons, clothing, jewelry, paintings, photographs, actual […]

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Chicago International Film Festival

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The Chicago International Film Festival is one of the longest running of its kind in the United States. Held in October, the Festival is an entirely competition-based event, bringing new filmmakers to a wider audience in several different genres and categories Cinematic films offer audiences a chance to see the world in a whole new […]

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Chicago Marathon 2012 & River North Hotel

BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Chicago Marathon

The 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes place on October 7. Whether you’re running in it or cheering on a competitor, the Chicago Marathon is an event that’s fit to be celebrated! Runners from all over the United States and the world converge on Chicago to run just over 26 miles, testing the limits […]

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Chicago Gourmet Food Festival

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  Chicago foodies go wild for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2012, a three-day celebration of fine wine and innovative food. Held in Millennium Park, the festival is a gourmand’s dream come true, and a chance to sample some of Chicago’s best food and wine creations. If you love food, especially the gourmet variety, you […]

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Chicago’s Sky High Thrills: Chicago Air Show

Chicago Air and Water Show 2012

There’s little chance you won’t know the Chicago Air and Water Show is happening. The roaring flights of supersonic jets are hard to miss, not to mention the 2.2 million people standing along the lakefront with their eyes pointed to the skies or the waters. The Chicago Air and Water Show 2012 takes place on […]

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Slam! Poetry at Open Books

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One of the great things about being in the heart of downtown Chicago is being near so many great attractions, restaurants, and organizations. One of our favorite organizations is Open Books, our neighbor and longtime partner! They’re a great nonprofit in Chicago aimed at promoting literacy among Chicago’s students. (See a more comprehensive outline of […]

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Eat This: Taste of Chicago Festival

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For a BIG taste of “The Windy City,” feast to your heart’s content at Chicago’s largest annual event, the Taste of Chicago Food Festival. Held July 11-15 in Grant Park, this five-day foodie extravaganza includes live music, entertainment, a Humana Race to Taste for all adults and a Fleet Feet Sports Kids Dash for the […]

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Where’s Wallace – Art Institute Pt. 2

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General exhibitions If you’re looking for more at the museum, you won’t be disappointed. The Art Institute of Chicago has vast collections of art, including the largest collection of impressionist paintings outside Paris. Maybe you’d enjoy seeing Tiffany glass or modern art? Maybe you like ancient art from Africa, Asia, or the Americas? Or Roman […]

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Where’s Wallace – Art Institute Chicago Pt. 1

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Lichtenstein exhibition My latest concierge visit was to the Art Institute of Chicago for the opening of their newest exhibition, Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective. I’d seen these paintings before a lot but I never realized it! You probably have too. Lichtenstein’s work takes its inspiration from popular culture and mass media during Lichtenstein’s life (1923-1997) […]

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Grant Park Music Festival

Best Western River North Grant Park Summer Concerts

  Free. Outdoor. Concerts. To us Chicago locals and our summer visitors, that’s music to our ears. Each summer we’re treated to 10 weeks of classical music concerts during the Grant Park Music Festival held in Millenium Park. Now in its 78th season, this year’s festival will include its signature one-of-kind mi x of symphonic […]

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