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  • On the road: Art, music, but no words in these works Jan 30, 2014 1:30 PM
    The Logan Center hosts the Chicago premiere of Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston's multimedia presentation WORDLESS! And don't forget to get your tickets for Chicago Restaurant Week, which kicks off Friday.

  • On the road: Hear wonders of Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio Jan 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    Chicago's Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio performs at the Merit School of Music. The 13th annual Sketch Comedy Festival celebrates the best in local, national and international sketch comedy. And Eagle River, Wis., plays host to the Women on Snow weekend, where you get a chance to play outside.

  • On the road: Langham hotel offers a British weekend Dec 28, 2013 6:00 AM
    Get in your "Downton Abbey" groove with The Langham's "What is a Weekend" package, featuring butler service, tea, scones and other British-reflecting amenities. The Fillet of Solo Festival, a three-week celebration of storytelling and live literature, kicks off this weekend. Milwaukee plays home to the Cool Fool Kite Festival on New Year's Day.

  • On the road: Marvel at Wisconsin’s Ice Castle Dec 21, 2013 6:00 AM
    Every winter since the late 1920s, a glittering ice castle is constructed between Christmas and New Year’s Day in Eagle River, Wis. Stop by the Snowmobile Capital of the World to marvel at this year's structure. Or take the family to Chicago to learn about polar bears, seals, reptiles and other animals that live on the North and South Poles at the Family Polar Party at Lincoln Park Zoo on Sunday, Dec. 29.

  • On the road: Plan now for Chicago’s New Year’s 5K Dec 14, 2013 6:00 AM
    Start your resolution on New Year’s Day and greet 2014 without a headache when you join Chicago’s New Year’s Day 5K Run & Walk. The iconic event's course route is inspiring — north along the lakefront bike path to Diversey Harbor before returning to North Avenue. Redmoon Theater's 15th annual Winter Pageant is equal parts gadgetry, acrobats, puppetry and spectacle. And it's no parts "Christmas Carol," so you can get a break from all the Scrooges and Nutcrackers out there.

  • On the road: Head to Branson for a gingerbread-style holiday Dec 6, 2013 4:12 PM
    Kimpton Hotels of Chicago are getting into the Christkindl spirit this year. Each of the chain’s three Loop hotels — Allegro, Monaco and Burnham — is within steps of Daley Plaza and the 18th Annual Christkindlmarket Chicago. Snag the special 15-20 percent off rates for stays through Christmas Eve. In addition, each hotel offers an evening hosted wine hour from 5-6 p.m. Atwood Café, located adjacent to Hotel Burnham and less than a block from the market, will offer complimentary mulled wine mug refills with purchase of an entree, too.

  • On the road: Get a dose of 'Messiah' Nov 30, 2013 6:00 AM
    You'll be an eating machine all through the holidays so you may as well make art a part of your consumption. “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine” at the Art Institute consists of more than 100 paintings, sculptures and artifacts depicting food in celebration and as commentary on politics and society. See works by Norman Rockwell, Edward Hopper, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol and other noted artists.

  • On the road: Christkindlmarket ramps up the German Nov 23, 2013 6:00 AM
    Call it Glockenspiel's R Us: Christkindlmarket Chicago celebrates 18 years of bringing the best of German holiday traditions to the Midwest with one-of-a-kind handblown and painted ornaments, German nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, and beer steins, toys, jewelry, clothes, home décor and more.

  • On the road: Warm up your dice for toy, game fair Nov 16, 2013 8:46 AM
    Build cities, play in tournaments, meet characters from Star Wars to Moshi Monsters and so much more at the 11th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), the only U.S. fair of its kind open to the public. There will be interactive exhibits, contests (the official Illinois state yo-yo contest, for example), live entertainment and opportunities to preview, play and purchase the hottest toys and games, relive classics and meet the inventors.

  • On the road: Adler ready to open Winter Sky Live Nov 9, 2013 6:00 AM
    The Season of Wonder is under way at the Adler Planetarium. The museum celebrates winter with a special sky show that explores the spectacular sights of the winter night sky, along with special winter programming and holiday events, like The World’s Largest Snow Globe. The sister neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown will welcome more than 100 local musicians to play live acoustic sets in the intimacy of local stores as part of ChillFest on Saturday, Nov. 16.

  • On the road: Suds on at Traverse City Beer Week Nov 3, 2013 6:00 AM
    Combine the serene beauty of northern Michigan with brewskis and what do you have? Traverse City Beer Week from Nov. 9-15. There will be some needling going on during the Galena Jo Daviess Quilt and Fiber Arts Show. Trainfest features four football fields full of model trains Nov. 9-10 at the Wisconsin Expo Center in West Allis, Wis.

  • On the road: Chicago’s MCA offers First Friday hip-hop Oct 26, 2013 6:00 AM
    No need to travel to Vegas for a breathtaking magic show — just get to the Palmer House Hilton for the Magic Parlour. Guests first meet for wine and beer at Potter’s Lounge and then are whisked up to an elegant suite for an evening of magic performances and mind-reading by host Dennis Watkins. Watkins, a renowned magician hailing from a family of magicians, performs the Magic Parlour at the historic hotel every Friday night. Check the website for special performances on different dates.

  • On the road: Chocolate, dahling? Chicago show features fine desserts Oct 12, 2013 6:00 AM
    Chocoholics descend upon Chicago's Navy Pier for The Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show. While in the suburbs, families can head to Brookfield Zoo's popular Halloween-themed Boo! at the Zoo event, and get one final chance to walk the Trail of History, a history re-enactment by the McHenry County Conservation District.

  • On the road: Goin' to Graceland, cemetery that is Oct 5, 2013 6:00 AM
    It's the most wonderful time of the year — to scour a cemetery. Undertake a fascinating tour through the graves at Chicago's Graceland Cemetery with an expert guide, courtesy of the Chicago History Museum. Browse shops, see dance and improv performances, peruse arts demonstrations and more at Art in Andersonville. Plus, don't miss a Day of the Dead exhibition at Chicago's National Museum of Mexican Art.

  • On the road: Here's the beef Sep 21, 2013 1:43 PM
    Do you know someone who sees a rump roast as a thing of beauty? Minocqua's 49th annual Beef-A-Rama celebrates beef in all of its cuts. Also, Design Harvest, Chicago's annual street festival celebrating design, offers tents and courtyards filled with modern, vintage and handmade furniture and home accessories.

  • On the road: Battle lines drawn for WWII re-enactment Sep 15, 2013 6:00 AM
    The Midway Village Museum in Rockford becomes a battlefront as it hosts the largest World War II re-enactment in the nation with more than 1,000 uniformed re-enactors from 40 states. Also, it will be all about apples at the 21st annual Long Grove Apple Fest.

  • On the road: Crush in Old Town fest Sep 8, 2013 6:00 AM
    The Crush in Old Town is back for its 11th year with post Labor Day festivities including wine tasting tents, craft beers, the works of juried artists and a kids’ crafts activity area. Also coming up in the Wisconsin Dells is the annual Wo-Zha-Wa fest, a three-day weekend festival that will include outdoor live music and a street carnival, arts and crafts, antique flea markets, food vendors and a 75-unit parade.

  • On the road: Lake Geneva hike and boat ride Sep 1, 2013 5:18 AM
    Experience fall colors on a self-guided eight-mile hike from Lake Geneva to Williams Bay, Wis., on Sundays this fall, then take your seat on a boat cruise and eat on board during a narrated tour of the lake. Also, it’s the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first album so commemorate it at the world’s largest corn maze in Spring Grove. The field will be carved with the lads’ faces plus guitars, drums, an LP record and musical score.

  • On the road: Long Grove celebrates art and wine Aug 17, 2013 6:00 AM
    More than 100 juried artists will exhibit at the upcoming 25th Annual Long Grove Fine Art and Wine Festival. Browse art created in oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, wood, photography, fiber, glass, paper, metal and mixed media. Also, Chicago’s own Festa Italiana attracts more than 50,000 to the Taylor Street stretch of Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood. Don’t miss the Turano Baking Company and Fontanini Meatball Eating Contest, grape stomping, bocce ball and lots of food.

  • On the road: Air and Water Show Aug 11, 2013 5:23 AM
    Flying in an airplane is fun again — when you’re a spectator at the Chicago Air and Water Show, that is. The show, which turns 55 this year, will be Aug. 17-18 along Chicago's lakefront. Also, hundreds of garlic lovers will descending upon the city of Highwood for its third annual Garlic Fest.

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