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A few words about making the most of winter then enjoying the Spring!

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by Dan Hixon

Everyone knows how hard the Chicago winters are. What helps us get through them, besides the pioneer spirit? You should embrace what you can’t change! That can mean getting yourself good, sensible winter gear & go ice skating, skiing, shovel your elderly neighbors driveway or go for walks in the many parks. There is also a wealth of fabulous entertainment to choose from, with seasons that focus on the cold months: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Joffrey Ballet, Broadway in Chicago, Chicago Symphony, Civic Opera Company, to name just a few. Outdoor activities help you physically & live theater tends the inner spirit.

All that being said, by the end of the long winter, we can’t wait for spring! If you’re planning an event, spring is a great time to schedule it. It’s easier & more dependable for guests to travel & people are ready to get out. For Corporate Sales Meetings, it’s a great time to motivate. You get a feeling of renewal & new enthusiasm.

Combining work with fun is also important. If Chicago is a destination for your company or corporate meeting, please consider providing entertainment, to enhance your goals & networking. Make that next Convention memorable for everyone attending by making it entertaining as well as informative!

What’s LIVE in Chicago?

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by Dan Hixon

When the cold wind blows in our beautiful city, you wonder: what is there to do, but freeze? We here in the Jewel of the Midwest know how to make the most of whatever Mother Nature sends our way & in the winter, the rhythm of life for us changes a little. When it’s too nasty to be outside, we head to the fabulous Live Entertainment that Chicago is known for, with the Seasons of our Resident Companies beginning in September & ending in May.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is a world class Opera Company & attracts the world’s greatest singers. There’s always something thrilling to marvel at, including the historic Opera House. We have Broadway in Chicago, an annual assemblage of the best of Theater, what’s new & what’s classic. The Theater District has beautiful houses & all within walking distance of each other, as well as restaurants & charming boutique hotels.

Move to the entertainment hub of Navy Pier on Lake Michigan & you find our Shakespeare Theater, hosting innovative & creatively dazzling productions of not only Shakespeare plays but a wide variety of shows, both original & classic. It NEVER disappoints.

We have quite a few resident Dance Companies, including the world renown Joffrey Ballet, headquartered here & performing at the stunning Roosevelt University Auditorium. They exquisitely combine classical with modern, dance with live music & full productions to ensemble pieces. The costuming, staging & lighting is nothing short of fantastic.

Of course, we have our world class Museums: the Art Institute, Museum of Science & Industry, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, to name the colossus, along with a myriad of smaller museums & galleries. & we can’t leave out the Lincoln Park Zoo, open all year round & the last free Zoological Garden in the world.

Is it any wonder that our Chicago is a year round destination? It’s the perfect place to find LIVE Entertainment!