Post Tagged with: "Chicago"

28Apr
2010

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park

As graduation approaches (signaling the end of my time inhabiting the North Shore), I have been frantically searching for opportunities to cross items off my Chicago Bucket List. This past weekend my mom was in town, and with her rented car we drove southwest to Oak Park to peep displays of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural genius — something I have planned to do for years. We arrived at the Oak Park visitor center and, warned the Unity Temple was only […]

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19Apr
2010

Indoor Stargazing… Even at Night

Chicago’s Adler Planetarium is impressive. The building is beautiful, the telescopes are numerous and the activities amuse adults and kids alike. But add a bar and an unparalleled view of Chicago’s nighttime skyline? Now we’re talking. Adler After Dark takes place every third Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with plenty to drink at the bar, including wine, beer and featured cocktails that change monthly (April’s is the $7 Silver Surfer, a mix of “Silver Tequila, […]

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12Apr
2010

Chicago’s Korean Day Spa

Flying to Asia to explore beauty ideals may be Jessica Simpson’s thing, but you can do it in Chicago, too. We spent the better part of this past Saturday tucked away in the unassuming, far-flung Korean day spa, Paradise Sauna. At the urging of our friend Adryanna, who had visited a Korean spa while in, well, Korea, the three of us made our way (El, bus, walk a block) to Albany Park. That’s not to say it took much prodding […]

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5Apr
2010

It’s here: TKGO City Guides, Naples, Florida!

Check out the latest addition to the TKGO City Guides collection: Naples, Florida! There’s more to southeast Florida than fun in the sun. This guide is a must-read for any 20-something trying to navigate the land of the retired. Find plenty of great restaurants and — dare we say it — nightlife! If you’re stuck in the midwest, check out our recent updates to the Chicago and Evanston guides, including a classic brunch spot in Andersonville and a Cuban “food mart” in Rogers […]

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15Mar
2010

Chicago Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Chicago takes St. Patrick’s Day seriously — few other cities’ residents eagerly awake in the early morning to drink green beer at a bar that opened at 9 a.m. before watching men in speed boats dye two blocks worth of a river bright green.

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9Mar
2010

The Greatest Arctic Sport: The Chiditarod

Who says Chicago doesn’t have culture? What? The Chiditarod is an annual shopping cart race through six Chicago bars, in which participants must compete in karaoke contests and pole dancing competitions, write “chaikus” and make up a team cheer. The rules are as ridiculous as you might expect, allowing for the sabotage of other Chiditarod teams and leaving such blanket statements as “At each checkpoint [bar], you’ll present your race card (found in your racer pack) to the volunteers, who […]

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6Mar
2010

TKGO Chicago City Guide Debuts!

It’s finally here as promised: TKGO City Guides, Chicago! Chicago is an incredible city, whether you’re looking for top restaurants, boutique shopping or hopping nightlife, and we’ve certainly loved living so close for the past few years. TKGO City Guides, Chicago reflects our best finds for the moment, but please keep in mind that we constantly update our City Guides, and perhaps Chicago more than others considering our impending spring adventures. Keep checking back and be sure to leave us […]

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2Mar
2010

Akram Khan and Cross-Cultural Dance

Akram Khan’s bahok came to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art Stage this past weekend, and since Karina works at the MCA we were able to secure tickets to the show before the rush. We were eager to attend; Karina had been hearing all of the (well-deserved) hype at work, and Tara is taking a Cultural Studies of Dance class at Northwestern and learning how to talk about dance, the issue of what’s an “authentic” cultural representation and how a message is communicated to an audience. But even if we had just wandered into the show, we’re certain we would have been just as riveted throughout the entire entertaining and thought-provoking 75-minute show.

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