The book is just the beginning. In the pilot year of this expanded program, from April 2013 through March 2014, every Chicagoan has the opportunity to explore a great theme through books, films, performances, lectures, storytelling and art, with programs offered in every neighborhood across the city. Visit website for more details.
Tastebud Tours offers guided excursions through the Gold Coast in downtown Chicago, with stops at 6 food locations. Stops vary, but past tours have included Heaven on Seven, Downtown Dogs, Billy Goat Tavern Grill, and numerous others. Multiple tours run daily, starting at 11a, and every 30 minutes after. Ticket prices include all meals and gratuity. Please check the website for more details.
This guided one-hour tour offers the chance to actually stand on the world-famous stage of the magnificent Chicago Theatre, as well as exploring its historical and architectural highlights, including the grand lobby areas, the majestic auditorium and the backstage space where past performers have left their autographs on the walls. Built in 1921 as a silent-film palace, the venue's hosted concerts, touring Broadway plays, legendary comedians and magicians and more, right up to today. Known for its iconic marquee and gorgeous baroque decor, it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an official Chicago Landmark. Tours also include admission to the photo exhibit "Chicago: Three Centuries of Theatres".