Free Broadway in Chicago Concert!


August 5, 2013
Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

No ticket is needed for admission.

Hosted by ABC 7 Chicago’s Janet Davies, Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, the headlining performance will feature cast members from the smash hit Broadway musical MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, as well as Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED, and showcase additional cast performances from ELF, EVITA, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, GHOST THE MUSICAL, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ONCE and WE WILL ROCK YOU. This year’s concert will also feature performances by the 2013 Illinois High School Musical Theater Award recipients: John Clay III of Oak Park, Illinois, and Taylor Marie Sherry of St. Charles, Illinois. Clay and Sherry will participate in The Jimmy™ Awards in New York City, named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander, on July 1, 2013. The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park is sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago and produced in partnership with The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events. (Program is subject to change).

Admission is free for both the available seats in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn.
No ticket is needed for admission.

The Pavilion will open at 5:15pm, one hour prior to the start of the concert.

General seating in the Pavilion and on the Great Lawn is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are in the seating bowl, you may save only one seat prior to the start of each show. Once the show has started, you must relinquish your seat. Please note that Millennium Park reserves the right to close the seating bowl and Great Lawn due to reaching capacity and appreciates your cooperation in ensuring the safety and enjoyment of your concert-going experience.

InterPark is the official parking garage of Broadway In Chicago. Click here to buy parking in advance. Nearest InterPark Locations: Wabash & Randolph InterPark, 20 E. Randolph St. Adams & Wabash Bank of America InterPark, 17 E. Adams St.

For additional Frequently Asked Questions,
please visit Choose Chicago’s Concert-Goer Guide.

Goober Sammich


This is a fast and fun breakfast/brunch dish that I would often indulge in on a Sunday afternoon after OurTown 🙂

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of pepper jack cheese

Put 2 slices of bread in toaster, lightly toast to warm with a slice of pepper jack cheese on each slice of bread. Cook the first egg sunny side down, keeping the yolk runny. Once the first egg is done, place on top of one of the slices of bread and cheese and plate. Cook the second egg the same way. Place the second slice of bread and cheese on the first layer and finish with the second egg on the very top. Serve with a splash of Cholula hot sauce and eat with a knife and fork. Enjoy!


27 Things Only Developers Will Find Funny


Nerd humour is the best humour. (Maybe.)

1. This mug.

This mug.

Source: zazzle.com

2. This comparison.

This comparison.

Source: twicsy.com

3. This visualisation of a developer’s week.

This visualisation of a developer's week.

Source: explosm.net

4. This common relationship problem.

This common relationship problem.

5. This chart.

This chart.

Source: i.imgur.com

6. Thus line of code.

Thus line of code.

Source: i.imgur.com

7. This game.

This game.

Source: my.opera.com

8. This diagram.

This diagram.

9. This bumper sticker.

This bumper sticker.

Source: i.imgur.com  /  via: reddit.com

10. This response to a Facebook status.

This response to a Facebook status.

Source: imgur.com

11. This photo of Ryan Gosling.

This photo of Ryan Gosling.

12. This method of announcing a birth.

This method of announcing a birth.

Source: imgur.com

13. This cartoon strip.

This cartoon strip.

14. This handy guide.

This handy guide.

Source: walyou.com

15. This warning.

This warning.

Source: twitpic.com

16. This common experience.

This common experience.

17. This pie chart.

This pie chart.

By Alan Foreman.

Source: poisonedminds.com  /  via: pinterest.com

18. This tattoo.

This tattoo.

Source: mervy.net

19. This gag.

This gag.

Source: twitter.com  /  via: pinterest.com

20. And this one.

And this one.

21. And this one.

And this one.

22. And this one.

And this one.

23. If programming languages were exam papers…

If programming languages were exam papers...

Source: imgur.com

24. These eleven stages of a project.

These eleven stages of a project.

Source: pinterest.com

25. This definition.

This definition.

Source: i.imgur.com

26. This eternal conundrum

This eternal conundrum

Source: imgur.com

27. And this heartfelt prayer.

And this heartfelt prayer.


Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon


Firefly is totally my #1, what’s yours?

The 35 Greatest Animal Photobombers Of All Time


The most creative, innovative, and inspiring practitioners in the professional animal photobombing scene.

35. Inconsiderate Horse
Someone needs to tell this horse that he has a face like a horse and he shouldn’t go around ruining people’s pictures.

34. Halloween Cat
Halloween Cat is all, “What? I dressed up as a freakin’ cat, OK? Give me some candy.”

33. Idiot Friend Cat
No one else is laughing, Idiot Friend Cat. This photo shoot was for a very serious piece about cats with learning disabilities.

32. The “This Is What You Look Like” Otter

31. Attention Hound
This dog also sits in the front of the class and seems to think he’ll have a better chance of getting called on if he raises his paw higher than everyone else.

30. Crasher Penguin
The worst part is that he doesn’t even have a beach permit.

29. Probably Overreacting Dog

28. Bodyguard Cat
It still counts as a photobomb even if you are trying to block a bullet.

27. Russian Military Goat
Bonus: There is a ghost in the doorway as well, but it doesn’t count as a photobomb if you are “from the other side.”

26. The Sexy Kangaroos
I’m actually not sure who’s photobombing whom here – kind of depends on whether this is a kangaroo vacation picture or a kangaroo porn shoot. So tough to tell the difference these days.

25. Sad Window Kitten
Why are you so sad, Window Kitten? Hopefully because you keep ruining your mom’s photos and you are guilty about it! Ugh.

24. Extremely Interested Cat
Did you know that 95 percent of photobombing accidents could have been avoided if your camera was just A LITTLE BIT LESS FASCINATING?

23. Evil Cat Who Knows Something You Don’t Know

22. Censorship Cat

21. The “This Is What You Look Like” Cat

20. Goofy-Ass Photobombing Fish

19. The “Oh, sorry, am I ruining your dramatic MySpace picture?” Cat

18. The “This Story Doesn’t End Well” Bear
This story doesn’t end well.

17. Overly Self-Serious Cat
This overly self-serious cat just completely ruined what was going to be a perfectly good picture of some dude in a blue shirt.

16. Dog Who Clearly Doesn’t Understand The Concept Of Staring Off Wistfully Into The Middle Distance

15. The “This Is What You Look Like” Hippo

14. The Levitating Cat
Incorporating levitation is extremely advanced photobombing. Do not try this without practice.

13. Censorship Fish
It is well known that fish are ridiculous prudes about PDA.

12. Duomo Pigeon
Duomo Pigeon really doesn’t want you to find Waldo.

11. Stalker Cat
This is from a scene in a doggie horror film where they develop their vacation pictures and realize they were being watched the whole time.

10. The “Look, I’m Your Face!” Fish
Kind of running out of clever names for these things.

9. Surprised Walrus
“Me? You want to take a picture of little old me?” No, you dumb walrus. Get out of the shot, dude.

8. Wedding Llama
Many happy nuptials have been ruined by malicious wedding llamas. They’re a blight on society.

7. Scandalized Cat
Oh, come on dude. It’s not like they’re hurting anyone.

6. Seal Who Thinks He’s A Penguin But Who Is Not Fooling ANYBODY

5. The Sinister Plotting Dog

4. The Sinister Plotting Cat

3. Crasher Seal
Your penguin party isn’t even really a party unless Crasher Seal shows up. He is like the Bill Murray of Antarctica.

2. The Photobombing Sloth
Sloths are so hot right now – some might even call it cynical that they’ve started photobombing people, but I just see it as taking advantage of an important cultural moment to advance their image.

1. Crasher Squirrel
The first, and the greatest. Crasher squirrel invented the idea of animal photobombing. He is a trailblazer and a legend.

Thanks BuzzFeed!

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25 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Film


This one’s for the movie nerds…

9 Ways to Make Money on the Side


Download Apps

Apps aren’t only fun–they’re income!

Easyshift is an app that lets you moonlight as a “mystery shopper.” When you go on your regular errands, you complete tasks for retailers’ research departments like taking pictures or answering a few questions, and you get paid ($2-$4 per task) for the privilege.

Other apps for extra cash include WeReward and Field Agent.

Multitask Your Errands

Have you heard of TaskRabbit? It’s a website (and app) that lets you outsource chores to willing parties. If you’re one of those willing parties, you can earn some extra cash doing anything from picking up groceries to assembling IKEA cabinets.

To get a better feel for the service, read one woman’s account of being a TaskRabbiter.

Use Your Car

If you have a reliable car (and some great driving tunes), consider bringing in some extra money from a car-sharing service. Services like ZimRide let you sell seats on trips you’re already taking for as much as $25, and services like Relay Rides let you rent out your car at your chosen price for the hour, day or week (and provides free insurance!).

And what about parking? If you have it, you can rent that out, too, with Parking Panda.


Almost everyone has dabbled in babysitting at some point, but the job only becomes more lucrative as you grow older and are able to offer more skills, like driving, cooking or CPR certification.

Websites like SitterCity (we interviewed the founder here!) or Care.com are great resources for matching sitters with families.

Charging $12-$15 an hour is pretty standard, but to figure out how much is appropriate for your age and experience, use SitterCity’s Babysitter’s Rate Calculator.

Spread your availability by speaking with your child’s teachers, any friends who work in your community and with real estate brokers, who may work with families with small children who are new to town. If possible, you may even consider an arrangement where you can watch children at your house–it’s a built-in play date for your own kid!

(Prefer watching four-legged cuties rather than two? Petsitting.com has you covered.)

Sell Your Clothes

Another way to finance your habit might be cleaning your closet–and your child’s. It’s doubly beneficial: You can clear clutter and make some cash at the same time.

Start by choosing high quality pieces from the current season without any visible wear and tear. Make sure they’re clean and folded, then bring them into your local consignment store (here are our tips for consigning clothes).

If it’s easier, take well-lit pictures of the pieces and list them on a site like eBay or Dresm, a site specifically meant to facilitate sales of used clothing.


Do you have a Masters degree in Engineering? Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Do you know the ins and outs of Photoshop?

Any skill someone else wants to learn is an opportunity for you to teach it. Depending on experience and whether or not they join a larger organization, tutors can bring in up to $50 an hour (in cash) teaching out of their own homes, or visiting their students (who could be both children and adults).

In addition to advertising in your community through the standard newspaper ads, Facebook posts and fliers in the library, consider applying to be a tutor on sites like Tutor.com, the Princeton Review and Kaplan.

Take Online Surveys

If you spend hours surfing the Internet, what’s a few extra minutes spent taking a paid online survey?

Websites like Free Paid Surveys or Opinion Place allow you to make money from the comfort of your home. If you’re looking for something more interactive, list yourself as available for focus groups by joining FindFocusGroups.com.

Become a Style Entrepreneur

Style blogs don’t have to be a guilty pleasure. Instead, they can be the inspiration for a side-job as a “style entrepreneur.”

StyleOwner is a free site that lets you create your own store by choosing items from a “Master Closet” of over 2,000 brands. When your friends–sent that way through your tireless efforts on Facebook, Twitter and emails, no doubt–buy from your store, you earn 10% on everything you sell!

Host a Yard Sale

With the right curatorial skills, yard sales can be a lucrative way to make extra cash. To get the most traffic at your yard sale, advertise on Craigslist and in your town newspaper, and consider coordinating with your neighbors to hold a group sale. (Get more yard sale tips here.)

If you’re lacking a yard (or half-decent weather), there’s also the option of hosting a virtual yard sale: The app Yardsale lets you connect with neighbors and friends without setting up a single folding table.

Thanks LearnVest.com!