Newberry Library’s $11 million Makeover

The landmarked Newberry Library building in Chicago’s Gold Coast is moving forward with an ambitious plan to renovate 26,000 square feet of public space on the granite-clad, Romanesque structure’s ground floor. Built in 1893 by architect Henry Ives Cobb, the building at 60 W. Walton Street is recognized as an outstanding independent research library but … More Newberry Library’s $11 million Makeover

40th Anniversary of Lincoln Park’s Greekfest

Lincoln Park is set to host the 40th annual Greek Fest this weekend at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2701 N. Sheffield Ave. The food ranges from the predictable gyros to specialties like pastitsio, Greek lasagna, and baklava, and the music runs the same gamut from the mainstream to the exotic. Friday night is pop … More 40th Anniversary of Lincoln Park’s Greekfest

Takashi Murakami Exhibit at MCA

“The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” will debut Tuesday at the Streeterville art museum.  The exhibit includes more than 50 of Murakami’s works, ranging from some of his earliest pieces to never-before-seen paintings. Murakami has one of the most familiar aesthetics in today’s modern art world, drawing inspiration from Japanese manga comics and featuring a wide array … More Takashi Murakami Exhibit at MCA

Green City Market Returns to Lincoln Park

The Green City Market, the “king of Chicago farmers markets”, begins its twice-weekly schedule from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the south end of Lincoln Park, at 1817 N. Clark St. The same hours apply on Wednesdays, and the outdoor schedule continues through the end of October. Formally a nonprofit organization, it also welcomes those … More Green City Market Returns to Lincoln Park