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Millennium Park Summer Movie Series Lineup 2015

May
19

Thanks for the heads up DNAInfo!

PritkerPavilionThe weekly screenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 23 with “Back to the Future,” the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said Friday. The series is underwritten by the Millennium Park Foundation and co-curated by the department.

The movies will be free and shown on a 40-foot LED screen at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St. Here’s the full list:

• June 23: “Back to the Future” (1985)

• June 30: “Apollo 13” (1995)

• July 7: “Big Night” (1996, rated R)

• July 14: “Edward Scissorhands” (1990)

• July 21: “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” (1971)

• July 28: “Almost Famous” (2000, rated R)

• Aug. 4: “Drumline” (2002)

• Aug. 11: “The Aviator” (2004)

• Aug. 18: “Dirty Dancing” (1987)

• Aug. 25: “Mahogany” (1975)

• Sept. 1: “The Breakfast Club (1985, rated R)

A Dozen Chicago Speed Camera Maps

Nov
02

Thanks Randy Rivero!

Check him out if you need your computer and/or laptop repaired. Or if you are simply looking to buy a new computer, he can build you a custom machine — especially to suit your needs 🙂

These are the first speed cameras to roll out in Chicago. Here are their locations so you can avoid these areas.

  1. Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th St. Chicago (Map)
  2. Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St. (Map)
  3. Curie High School, 4959 S. Archer Ave. (Map)
  4. Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento (Map)
  5. Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave. (Map)
  6. Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave. (Map)
  7. Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Humboldt Dr. (Map)
  8. Jones High School, 606 S. State St. (Map)
  9. Legion Park, 3100 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. (Map)
  10. Marquette Park, 6743 S. Kedzie Ave. (Map)
  11. McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd. (Map)
  12. Washington Park, 5531 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive (Map)

“Always Free” Things To Do In Chicago

Sep
10

Chicago

Thanks MetroWalkz!

ENJOY THESE “ALWAYS FREE” CHICAGO ACTIVITIES AND PLACES!
Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave Navy Pier Tour Always Free! Don’t miss Illinois’ most popular tourist and leisure destination.
Year -round fun for all ages!
 
Navy Pier Fireworks 600 E. Grand Ave, Navy Pier Navy Pier Tour Generally Wednesday and Saturday nights during the summer, plus July 4 and New Year’s Eve. Always Free! Spend a beautiful fall evening on the lake!  
Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph Millennium Park Tour Always Free! This outstanding 24.5 acre park is a must see!  
Lincoln Park Zoo 2200 N. Canon Drive Always Free! This zoo, located in the heart of Lincoln Park, is one of the best in the country.  
Lincoln Park Conservatory 2391 N. Stockton Dr. Always Free! Located next to Lincoln Park Zoo, this Victorian-style conservatory houses plants from around the world.
Lakefront / Beaches Various locations Always Free! Whether you stroll the paved lakefront path or spend the day at the beach, don’t miss Chicago’s sparkling lakefront.
Grant Park / Buckingham Fountain Grant Park Grant Park Tour Always Free! Don’t miss Grant Park’s wonderful gardens and beautiful Buckingham Fountain and its colorful nightime water display.
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St., Loop Loop Architecture Tour Always Free The Chicago Cultural Center is home to numerous free activities, performances, rotating exhibits and notable interior spaces,

 

Free Days At Chicago Museums 2013

Aug
05

Thanks to The Local Tourist!

Free Days at Chicago Museums – 2013

Chicago’s museums are some of its top attractions, and for good reason. They’re world class, but seeing them all can put a big divot in your budget. Fortunately, there are several free days at Chicago museums throughout the year. While general admission is free on those days, special exhibitions usually require a paid ticket.

Adler Planetarium:

  • Neighborhood: Grant Park / Museum Campus
  • January: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 28, 29, 30, 31
  • February: 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • March: 5, 6
  • June: 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12
  • Free days for Illinois residents only

Art Institute of Chicago:

  • Neighborhood: Grant Park / Museum Campus
  • Thurday nights from 5pm to 8pm
  • Free days for Illinois residents only

The Arts Club of Chicago

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile / Streeterville
  • Always free

Brookfield Zoo:

  • Neighborhood: West Suburbs
  • Free Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through February 28
  • Always free for Military Personnel

Chicago Children’s Museum:

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • 1st Sunday of every month free admission for children 15 and under
  • Free Thursdays 5pm to 8pm for everyone

Chicago History Museum:

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • January 21
  • February 4 – 28
  • March 4
  • July 4
  • August 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
  • Free days for Illinois residents only

City Gallery:

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile/Streeterville
  • Always free

DuSable Museum of African American History:

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Free on Sundays

Field Museum of Natural History:

  • Neighborhood: Grant Park / Museum Campus
  • January 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 28, 30
  • February: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • March: 6, 7
  • Free days for Illinois residents only

International Museum of Surgical Science:

  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Free on Tuesdays for 1st two floors

Jane Addams Hull House Museum:

  • Neighborhood: University Village
  • Always Free

Lincoln Park Zoo:

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Always Free

Loyola University Museum of Art:

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile / Streeterville
  • Free on Tuesdays

Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art:

  • Neighborhood: North Suburbs (Evanston)
  • Always Free

Museum of Contemporary Art:

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile / Streeterville
  • Free on Tuesdays for Illinois residents

Museum of Contemporary Photography:

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Always Free

Museum of Science & Industry:

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • January 7 – 11, 14 – 18, 21 – 25, 28 – 31
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 4
  • April 22
  • May 6
  • June 3 – 7, 10
  • September 9 – 13, 16 – 20, 23 – 27, 30
  • October 1 – 2
  • November 4
  • December 9

National Museum of Mexican Art

  • Neighborhood: Pilsen
  • Always free (donations accepted)

The Oriental Institute

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Always free (donations accepted)

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum:

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Free on Thursdays (donations suggested)

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Always free

Shedd Aquarium:

  • Neighborhood: Grant Park / Museum Campus
  • January 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29
  • February 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26
  • March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 29, 25, 26
  • June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Smart Museum Of Art:

  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Always Free

Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows

  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile / Streeterville
  • Always free

Swedish American Museum

  • Neighborhood: Andersonville
  • Free on second Tuesday of every month

Free Broadway in Chicago Concert!

Jul
31

August 5, 2013
6:15pm
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.

SEATING
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.

PARKING
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.