Experience the bold and future sounds of Latin music at Navy Pier’s inaugural LatiNxt Presented by Sol, a free, two-day Latin music and art festival on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. Co-curated by Future Rootz – a collective of Latinx music curators, artists, taste-makers and socio-cultural instigators – the festival features world-renowned talent in Latin music and includes a crafts and vinyl record fair in Pier Park on Saturday, with a special 10th anniversary tribute to Buenos Aires’ ZZK Records, one of South America’s prominent and leading labels in emerging and transglobal music. Read more
Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic, year-round lakefront destination, will debut its newly renovated Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion this Memorial Day weekend. A key element of the Pier’s ongoing Centennial Vision redevelopment, the Pavilion, which stretches more than 200,000 square feet from the west main entrance of the Pier to WBEZ, is now a hub of more than 50 Chicago-centric experiences that showcase and represent the city’s best offerings in dining, entertainment, retail and more. Read more
Reviewed By: Michael J. Roberts
As the curtain closed on a triumphant opening night of Orlando Ballet’s final program of the season “Contemporary Wonders”, it became evident on the third standing ovation that this company has become one of the finest in the country in both talent and scope. Staging three unique and stylistically varied premieres, Contemporary Wonders spotlights how this organization has embraced creative diversity, trusting its patrons to re-examine the common bounds of the art form. Read more
Geja’s Café, 340 W. Armitage, will treat all moms to a complimentary 5-minute massage and glass of bubbly on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th. Moms will step away from the table to receive a well-deserved relaxing chair massage in a secluded area, courtesy of a licensed massage therapist from Massage House. The restaurant will open at 1 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Read more
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) will hold its Annual Gala, “Connecting Generations,” Saturday, May 12, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The NHM Gala has always been a great opportunity for hundreds of Greek Americans and friends from across the country to gather for a night of festivities and philanthropy. The evening features spectacular auctions, live music, and dancing while celebrating and supporting the legacy of Hellenism. Read more
The platinum-selling rock band We The Kings releases The Story Of Tonight – Remix EP (S-CURVE RECORDS/BMG), a five song digital EP featuring remixes of “The Story Of Tonight” from the Tony-award winning musical Hamilton. The song, which toasts young rebels’ dreams of glory, was originally covered by We The Kings in 2016 as a tribute to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliant work. Their version is transformed on the EP with remixes by Delbert Bowers, Dave Aude, Mike D, Jason Nevins and C-Rod. Read more
Welcome to the Grand Opening of the new Chicago Racism Museum, where community leaders and residents are gathering for a multimedia – and meta-theatrical – exhibit that explores the history of racism in Chicago. That’s the opening of A Blue Island in the Red Sea, a world premiere live theater docudrama that exposes the history Chicagoans often try to forget.