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Read more of the article: "2018 Hottest Summer Festivals in the Chicago Loop"

2018 Hottest Summer Festivals in the Chicago Loop

Posted 3 years ago in Trending, Loop List

When the heat cranks up, the streets fill with people and the city gains boundless energy. From electrifying live performances to some of the best food and beverage the city...

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Read more of the article: "Turning the Page Brings Character to the Loop"

Turning the Page Brings Character to the Loop

Posted 3 years ago in Guest Blog

At the beginning of the month, Turning the Page’s bookstore, Carpe Librum, moved from its space in the Pedway to a street-level spot in Block 37 on State Street. The move...

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Read more of the article: "ACTIVATE Artist’s Corner Hot Kitchen"

ACTIVATE Artist’s Corner Hot Kitchen

Posted 3 years ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

Tell me about Hot Kitchen – what do you do, and how and when did the collective form?Katelyn Douglass: We formed in 2016, and are a theatre and performance group made up...

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Read more of the article: "Lunch-Hour Tranquility in the Loop"

Lunch-Hour Tranquility in the Loop

Posted 3 years ago in Loop Locals, Loop List

In a time when we are constantly bombarded by social media, high expectations, commitments and deadlines, tranquility is not easy to come by. And that doesn’t bode well for living heartily...

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Read more of the article: "Must-Go Summer Music Fests in the Loop"

Must-Go Summer Music Fests in the Loop

Posted 3 years ago in Arts and Culture, Music

The sound of summer in Chicago is the sound of music festivals. Although Lollapalooza is the apex of its kind, there are plenty of other music fests in the Chicago Loop for...

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Read more of the article: "Lollapalooza 2018: Mark Your Calendar and Start Planning"

Lollapalooza 2018: Mark Your Calendar and Start Planning

Posted 3 years ago in Arts and Culture

Lollapalooza 2018, one of the most prolific music festivals, is upon us. It’s high time you got your plan together to enjoy four days of music, heat and huge crowds...

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Read more of the article: "Introducing Canvas Chicago: Curators of ACTIVATE 2018"

Introducing Canvas Chicago: Curators of ACTIVATE 2018

Posted 3 years ago in Arts and Culture, Fun for Free, Trending

For the first time ever, Chicago Loop Alliance is teaming up with one curatorial team for the entire ACTIVATE season. Get to know the people behind Canvas Chicago, who under the 2018 theme, “(EVO)lution,”...

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Read more of the article: "Swanky Rooftop Bars in the Chicago Loop"

Swanky Rooftop Bars in the Chicago Loop

Posted 3 years ago in Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

3 MIN READ - As warmer weather rolls in, rooftop bar hopping season is in full swing. Take your weekend or after work plans to a whole new level (literally)...

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Read more of the article: "Sweet Home Chicago - The Chicago Loop’s Best Desserts & Sweets"

Sweet Home Chicago - The Chicago Loop’s Best Desserts & Sweets

Posted 4 years ago in Restaurants and Dining

Swimsuit season is officially behind us, which means it’s time to dive into the Loop’s delectable desserts. Colorful cakes, inventive ice cream creations and melt-in-your-mouth macaroons are all waiting for...

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Read more of the article: "Best Brunch Spots in the Chicago Loop"

Best Brunch Spots in the Chicago Loop

Posted 4 years ago in Restaurants and Dining

Scrambling to make brunch plans? We’ve got your guide to the best French toasts, eggs Benedict, and bottomless mimosas in the Chicago Loop.

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