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It’s time to kick back and relax. They have great food and drinks, plus Lake Michigan on their doorstep. How could it get any better? Oh yeah, live music acts and festivals constantly throughout the summer, so you are never bored and always satisfied!
Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: Noon to 5 pm. This exhibition is an installation, print and multi-media exhibition of work by Jonathan McFadden and David Wischer that presents a reaction to news and social media cycles by drawing attention to the fractured and often-sensationalized events and culture. Works are appropriated from multiple media outlets and social media sites, emphasizing the fractured narrative that news cycles create by pushing aside recent events for the most current story, creating a culture that blurs events and leaves the viewer entertained but unable to recall details. McFadden incorporates recognizable forms so that the viewer feels a sense of remembrance toward, but may not link to the original meaning. Thus the work created in reaction to these events begins to take on its own narrative about global society and how we digest information. Opening Reception: August 19, 5 pm to 7 pm. Free, but donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)
Watch as intricate rod puppets perform A Halloween Spooktacular. Featuring a collection of haunting classics from musicals. Reservations are required.
Off Square Music's Open Mic Nights take place on the second and fourth Fridays of every month (first and third Fridays in August) at the Stage Left Café on the historic Woodstock Square. The evening starts at 7 pm, offering seasoned professionals and up and coming artists an opportunity to showcase their talents. A featured performer anchors each open mic night.
Celebrate the cool crisp weather and the changing of the seasons in nature! Fall Color Fest at The Morton Arboretum is a festival of activities to entertain the entire family. One of the most anticipated events is the Glass Pumpkin Patch. Each piece is unique and each particular glass pumpkin has been made exclusively for this event at The Morton Arboretum. Don't miss your chance to take home one (or more!) of these exquisite pieces of art. Fun is nestled in a radiant nature show of reds, golds, and oranges. All ages.
We proudly offer locally sourced and responsibly-raised meats, seafood, and produce. Working closely with local farmers and foragers ensures that all of our products are fresh and of the highest quality.
New local outdoor market featuring locally grown farm produce, meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, gourmet oils, essential oils, body care products, arts, crafts, and much more! With a wide selection of gluten-free, organic, vegan and natural goods. Grassroots Juicery & Cafe will be open and serving smoothies, juices, wraps, soups, salads, teas and more, so you can have lunch while enjoying the market. Serving the Illinois cities of Sycamore, DeKalb, Cortland, Maple Park, Malta, Genoa, and surrounding communities. We are hosting this new Sunday market outside in our parking lot. The market will be open 9 am to 1 pm on these dates: 5/22, 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, and 10/9.
The Night Market will provide artists, growers and artisan food producers who work 9-5 jobs with an opportunity to sell their wares at a mid-week Market. There are many on-site amenities that will be enjoyed by vendors and shoppers alike, including live bands from 6:00- 9:00 p.m., great food and drinks, restrooms, and electricity for vendor booths. The Night Market place every Wednesday night in the warehouse behind Elijah P's Burgers and Brews.
In a new Halloween event called Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns, more than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Replacing HallowFest, Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns is the only event of its kind in the Chicago area. The LED-lit jack-o’-lanterns will be staged along a festive, paved pathway, starting at the Esplanade. Along the way, encounter entertaining characters, view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America, and find seasonal light food and drink, such as apple doughnuts, cider, and ale, for sale.
Enjoy this year's Jersey County Historic Society's Annual Apple Fest. Throughout the day, visitors can browse craft booths, demonstrations, quilt raffle, kettle corn and children's games. Pioneer stew, ham & beans with cornbread, and sweet treats will be sold throughout the day. Historic tours of the Cheney Mansion, Log House and Lone Star School are $5 for adults; free for children 6 and under. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day. All other events are free. For more information, call (618) 498-2811.
Authentic Thai cuisine is offered at this restaurant with vegetarian options & beer. This small location with big flavors is sure to make your dining experience memorable!
Vixen Hill Winery is a family-owned, wine-making estate with the vision to create a special destination for hand-crafted wines and warm hospitality in Central Illinois. The winery produces well-balanced wines that pair well with everyday foods.
Locally owned cafe and coffee shop serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. Known for their cupcakes and pastries, this cafe also serves up a variety of sandwiches, soup and salad.
Family owned neighborhood bar and grill in the heart of historic downtown Freeport. Daily lunch specials, homemade soup and chili, hot burgers, cold beers and Mrs. Mike’s Potato Chips. Full bar, carryouts, entertainment. Open: Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 am to 10 pm; Thursday: 8 am to 11 pm; Friday and Saturday: 8 am to 2 am Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00 Credit Cards Accepted.
New, handmade, remade and vintage desirables including pottery, garden art, crafting items, purses, and much more! You have to see it to believe it so check out Dabluz Boutique.
thirty-thirty Coffee Co. is an independent, locally-owned coffee shop in Peoria, Illinois. We are singularly focused on providing perfectly roasted and brewed coffee with the absolute best customer service. Every member of our team, from our owners and to our employees, share a common coffee philosophy. We are passionately devoted to coffee education and excellence.
Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., is a $130 million, 1.5-mile, D-shaped, tri-oval speedway that annually hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Chicagoland Speedway sits on 930 acres of land, which is large enough to accommodate 42 United Centers (home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks). Chicagoland Speedway provides 500 acres of free parking for more than 30,000 vehicles. Standing at 15 stories tall, Chicagoland Speedway's grandstands are approximately the same height as the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel in downtown Chicago!
This quaint and comfy winery offers not just delicious vintages, but wedding rehearsal dinners, private parties, & wine clubs.
Casual fine dining serving traditional and modern Italian specialties. Award winning steaks, chops, seafood, fresh pastas and much more, served in a European atmosphere. We have an extensive wine list and signature cocktails. Private room available for all occasions.
The ARCA Racing Series returns to Chicagoland Speedway to kick off four days and nights of racing action on Thursday, Sept. 15! The up-and-comers and wily veterans never disappoint, with a night full of unpredictable action! Green flag is set for 7 p.m. CT!
One night, two bands that defined the 80's. Rick Springfield became a teenage heartthrob after his smash hit, Jessie’s Girl. Loverboy, with their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, has sold more than 10 million albums, and earned four multi-platinum plaques. Don't miss this great night of music.
At Tangled Roots Brewing Company, we’re about beers, not bandwagons. Flavors, not fads. Liquids, not labels. This is beer done right. With an appreciation for natural elements, and an aversion to pretense. With a devotion to craft, a dedication to authenticity, and a respect for where we came from. A respect for our roots.
Make plans to come out to Vigneto del Bino Winery's annual Harvest Celebration Crush. Enjoy discounts on wines, wine tastings, gift basket raffle, music from 4pm-7pm, food, stomping the grapes and make a T-shirt.
The Burgoo Festival is an annual village street party featuring flea marketers, craftsmen, musicians, and other entertainment. More than 250 vendors will present their wares at this craft show and flea market. Sponsored by the non-profit LaSalle County Historical Society, it is the organization’s major fundraiser.
It is well known that the B-52s are the World’s Greatest Party Band. Thirty-five years and over twenty million albums later, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands with hits like Love Shack, Rock Lobster, Dance this Mess Around, Roam and Private Idaho. Tickets are $28-$73.
Ghost and goblins beware, the "Most Haunted Small Town in America" will be out in full force at the annual Halloween Parade. See Alton's scariest costumes and comical characters with over 80 participants including floats, bands and parade flair. For more information, call (618) 462-7527. The parade will begin at the corner of Washington Avenue and Broadway and continue on Broadway to Piasa Street. The parade will then turn right onto Piasa to 9th Street.
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, famous for top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm tenor. Vince Gill visits the Genesee Theatre for a night of his greatest hits including When I Call Your Name, Look at Us, Go Rest High on That Mountain and The Heart Won't Lie. Tickets go on sale starting July 22.
The 6th Annual Carbondale Rocks Revival will be held September 30 though October 1st. This two day music festival will feature the Woodbox Gang, NIL8, and Houndmouth among others. For ticket and venue information visit Carbondalemusiccoalition.com
We've updated our menu! Stop in and see the new board! We now serve organic gluten free oatmeal! We're bringing back the Parmesan egg blossoms with roasted rosemary butter asparagus over potato hash, summer salad in raspberry vinaigrette, and strawberry shortcakes, coffee or tea. Join us for yummy food and live music.
Winery, restaurant, and lakeside event pavilion. Lots of outdoor seating. Great place for a relaxing day away or to gather with friends.
Diane's Treasures is located in downtown Freeport, IL and have a unique collection of antiques and vintage decor to spice up your home. Open: Tuesday thru Thursday, Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
Dandelion Dreams is a locally owned boutique who also specializes in the sell of Avon beauty products. You will find everything from jewelry to clothing and much more in this quaint downtown boutique.
Derived from the award-winning film and television series, Fame - The Musical follows the incredible journey of a group of vibrant, multi-cultural young artists at New York's High School of Performing Arts. Featuring music for the ages, this riveting theatrical odyssey inspires audiences to embrace their talents and follow their dreams.
The Avett Brothers joined together to present songs about the human experience. Subject matters are tragic, joyful, and inexhaustible. They combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a novel sound. Tickets are priced at $68-$78.
We are family-owned and operated in Herrin, IL. Good Guys Motorsports can provide you with the latest and best in power sports products to make your outdoor living more enjoyable. Good Guys Motorsports is a franchised Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki dealership. We offer sales, low-interest financing, parts and service on most makes of recreational vehicle.
Steam Shovel Coffee is a local business that was launched in 2011 and opened doors in 2012 out of Anna, Illinois. "Fresh roasted coffee beans to you." Randy Miller, owner and creator of the local business, was a painter by trade before getting into coffee. He was intrigued by coffee beans and how different regions and types of beans affect the outcome of the coffee. Steam Shovel Coffee uses fair trade Arabica coffee beans that are roasted in a hot air roaster with temperatures reaching 465 degrees. Miller's goal is to become a regional roaster in Southern Illinois. He wants Steam Shovel Coffee to be a good, smooth cup of coffee.
Timber Terror, a bone chilling experience that recreates and relives the Witter Hills Asylum. Patients experienced a macabre, sadistic torment while housed at the facility. A patient revolt took place and the Witter Hill Asylum was burnt to the ground. Survivors had not where to go and hid in the woods for years. The patient's spirits lurk in the woods and become vocal each October with unsettling noises and vibes coming from the area which once was the Witter Hills Asylum. Hours: 7pm to 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays. Admission: $10
We love the simple blessings in life and we opened Live Simple Shop to reflect that and hopefully challenge those around us to take a deep breathe and just Live Simple. Our little shop in Carterville, IL is filled with simple clothing for everyday you! Live Simple Shop is home to our clothing line, Live Beyoutiful. You will also find custom home decor and sportswear for our local schools.
This locally owned and operated restaurant offers a variety of prepared and fresh dishes. The lunch buffet offers old fashioned, homestyle cooking. We offer several different daily specials to keep everyone happy. Locally known for it's wings, Michael's also has banquet space available as well as a daily dine-in menu.
At 4204 Main Street Brewing Company we believe simple and amazing food and beer pairing is a staple in life and we wanted to share that. Our neighborhood restaurant and brewery is a place to meet, experience amazing food, carefully brewed local beer and to enjoy life. Whether you love food or you love beer you’ve come to the right place. We are here for the food and beer lovers just like us.
Come help with the Annual White (and gray) Squirrel count of Olney. Each counter will be given a specific area of the town to count. Volunteers are always welcomed. Please, call today to reserve your counting area today for October 1 , 8, or 15th.
Here they come again hey, hey, it's The Monkees! 50 years after their groundbreaking show and hit singles first took televisions and record players by storm, original Monkees members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of the Monkees reunite to perform a full evening of magic music and multi-media splendor! Don’t miss this incredible evening of history-making hits like Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville, I’m a Believer, A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You. Tickets $40.00 to $95.00 with VIP Packages available.
Little Saigon brings authentic Vietnamese cuisine, specialty cocktails and modern ambiance with contemporary décor to the beautiful Shorewood neighborhood off of Route 59.
The Fall Festival has so much to offer including a huge parade, chili cook-off, mini train rides, haunted house, craft fair, food and a car show.
Joyce’s Boutique and The Pageant Room is a premiere formal wear boutique located in Marion, Illinois and has been in business over 40 years. Joyce’s Boutique and The Pageant Room is a full service prom, pageant, and bridal boutique. The selection is hand picked from the latest designers in the ever changing world of fashion. We choose the best gowns to have in stock so the process of choosing your gown is as simple and easy as possible. Not just a place to shop, it’s an experience!
At Fulton Market Kitchen our hope is to create an entertainment experience that provides guests with the opportunity to simultaneously indulge their passions for dining, drinking and art. To that end, every week a different artist transforms our lounge space into their personal studio, allowing guests to observe, engage, and draw inspiration from their creative process; all while enjoying dinner and cocktails.
Welcome to a home away from home. The apartment is available as a daily or short rental as you visit in our area. Whether it be for a vacation, visiting family, a class reunion, a work related need, celebrating at a wedding or grieving through a loss, we created our home away from home with you in mind. It is for you and your family to have a private space. Two bedrooms and full kitchen.
Everyone likes popcorn! Ann's Gourmet Popcorn is a unique experience. Choose from tons of Sweet to Savory flavors of delicious non-GMO gourmet popcorn in Southern Illinois. Individual bags to party options available. Pick up a gift package today!! Currently we are making 72+ flavors of gourmet popcorn. We are keeping around 28 on the shelves on a daily basis. Some flavors are seasonal only and others will be rotated.
Just before you get to the Lake of Egypt stop in to Just Add Water and get yourself some bait. Break a rod? No problem. We have bait, tackle, and rods as well. Check out our large selection of multi-color baits. No matter if your fishing with minnows or spinners, we have it all.
STEMfest celebrates innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Northern Illinois University STEM departments, student groups, regional corporations, museums, educators, and national labs are joining forces to present hundreds of activities that range in complexity to entertain people of all ages. We hope to increase awareness of the critical role science and other STEM fields play in our world every day.
n The Mood celebrates the music of the 1930s and 40s, the Big Band era, with a sensational 13-piece String of Pearls Orchestra and fabulous singers and dancers. The great melodies and lyrics that are still with us today are presented in a musical revue that is jazzy, sentimental, rhythmic, nostalgic and patriotic-all happening at the same time. With music arrangements, costumes and choreography, In The Mood is as authentic as it gets.
Locally owned restaurant offering gourmet coffee, fresh deli sandwiches, wraps, panini, salads, and more. Get your coffee piping hot or over ice.
The HUB Recreation Center is a 64,000 sq. ft. building where activities such as swimming, exercising, and playing sports radiate throughout the facility. The first floor includes the following: Lounge area, snack bar, gymnasium, first aid, competition pool, therapy pool, recreation pool featuring a water slide, lazy river, wading pool, party rooms, conference room, youth center, men’s locker room, women’s locker room, and family locker room, pool viewing area and on-site child watch for members. The second floor includes the following: Three lane running/walking track, cycling room, two group exercise rooms, free weights, elliptical, machine training, treadmills and more. We encourage members and guests to explore the state-of-the-art amenities we offer Southern Illinois and beyond.
This locally owned yogurt shop brings a ton of flavor to southern Illinois as it boasts 12 flavors of yogurt and over 100 toppings. Flavors change every other week. Seasonally we will offer Italian Ice as well as baked goods and treats. Don't forget to try Ms. Jill's Caramel Apples!
The mission of J Draper Glass is to offer a complete understanding of hot glass as a studio movement in America by engaging the community through hands on opportunities, classes, tours, team building workshops and open houses to encourage an exploration of this medium. Through these efforts, JDraper Glass will cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art of hand blown glass.
We have a beer for you! Located at the 4 way in the heart of Red Bud, we are easy to find, and Brewmaster Lou Lenz will make it worth your drive.
Make it a country Christmas this year and enjoy spirited renditions of cherished holiday classics with just the right touch of Nashville and Branson twang. Sing along or just sit back and listen to hot picking and heartfelt singing from Christmas standards and seasonal music with a country flair. If you see just one holiday show this year, make it Tinsel & Twang.
Join in the fun of Christmas songs made famous across the decades. Michael Bruccoleri will make you smile with the likes of Elvis, Dean, as well as Sinatra. Mary Pfeifer brings you Karen Carpentar, Brenda Lee, a little Eartha Kitt and many more. Covering all of your Christmas favorites, their voices blend in beautiful harmonies as they sing pop, rock and soul.
Sidetrack® has been welcoming the community and the world for more than 30 years with a unique video mix of pop, rock, comedy, show tunes and retro favorites.
All of the beautiful guest rooms and suites at this hotel in Springfield, IL, feature modern amenities and thoughtful touches including a flat-screen TV, premium bedding, and complimentary WiFi access. Work out on the latest equipment in the 24-hour fitness center or swim in the indoor pool. Start your day with a hearty Midwestern breakfast buffet at Lindsay’s Restaurant and visit The Globe Tavern to enjoy hand-crafted specialty drinks, premium draft beers and live sports on seven flat-screen TVs. Host a conference at this Springfield, IL hotel with a 24-hour business center and 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, ideal for a variety of events for up to 600 guests.
Known as one of the best live performers of our time, Chris Isaak never skimps on spectacle, energy, and flare. Now see him live as he brings his rock show full of your favorite hits sprinkled with songs of the Holiday season, including Wicked Games, Blue Christmas, Somebody’s Crying, Baby Did a Bad Thing, and Hey Santa. For Chris Isaak, first comes the song. Tickets are $35.00-$95.00.
Six Flags Great America will be open for an extra bonus weekend this year for those who want to take on the thrill rides one more time before the park closes for the season. With Fright Fest closing on October 31st, the park will open for regular visits on November 5th and 6th with limited hours. Please check the website for special hours.
Local dealer and financier of Landau, Skeeter and G3 boats. Also has a service department so that you can keep your current boat running because we understand there is nothing like dad's old boat. Find your next adventure at Harrison's where you can also purchase a tube, skis and much more.
Rolling Meadows Brewery began as an appreciation of good beer and a desire to create a fine product utilizing the abundance of natural resources on our family farm. At this time, we have limited growler hours - for new beer releases and other seasonal events. Look for announcements on our Facebook page and our website for when we will have this service available to you.
From the infinite treasury of Ireland's cultural heritage comes Tomáseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas - a recreation of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the west of Ireland in the 1940s. Neighbors gather around the fireside for a night of traditional Irish music, song, dance and storytelling from native Irish storyteller, Tomáseen Foley. There is magic in the air when the neighbors knock sparks off the flagstone floors with their dancing and the rafters sing with fiery traditional music. A wholesome Christmas show for all the family to enjoy. Contact the Box Office for complete details on the tickets.
Great beers should be distributed on the backs of their followers, not on the trucks of distributors. Three Angels Brewing is a nano scale operation, focusing on the production and development of brews utilizing predominantly locally grown inputs. Economics is an after thought, Quality is a requirement, and Excellence is determined and awarded by consumers, not judges. Tours by appointment.
Gander Mountain is the nation's largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for shooting sports, hunting, fishing, camping, marine, apparel, footwear and outdoor lifestyle Gander offers the best selection of national and specialty brands at competitive prices and great values including The North Face, Under Armour, Columbia, Guide Series, GSX, Carhartt, Merrell, Keen, New Balance, Reebok, Rocky and many more.
Bill Blagg is one of the nation's top touring illusionists, thrilling thousands and leaving people in complete disbelief as he creates the impossible. Prepare to be amazed as he passes through the blades of an industrial fan, shrinks his body to just 6" tall and instantly teleports across the theatre.
With seasonal freshness reflected in both food and drink, the rooftop dons the relaxed ambience of a Great Lakes beach house with a view. Executive Chef Christian Ragano, creator of Glencoe’s much loved Guildhall, and former Chef de Cuisine at NoMi, joins forces with renowned Spirit Guide and alumni of The Violet Hour, Nandini Khaund, to bring classic comfort and culinary invention via large format style dining over cocktails and apothecaries. Open for lunch, dinner, cocktails and weekend brunch.
The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show from Plinko™, to Cliffhangers™, to The Big Wheel™, and even the fabulous Showcase. If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live.
The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 27 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month.
Each show is a truly unique, interactive evening of wit, humor, inspiration, information, and audience Q&A that will help you shatter any and all obstacles holding you back. In her trademark, authentic no-nonsense style, Jillian answers your questions, shares her personal stories, and offers up the critical tools for taking control of your health, your emotions, your relationships, your career, and ultimately your life.
Go back in time for a night of 80's rock with Survivor, John Waite and A Flock of Seagulls. Before the show, tease your hair and wear your best frayed jeans and enter the 80's costume contest. Prizes for best male, female and couple will be awarded.
A time honored downtown gallery walk started by the Around the Corner Artist Group, now featuring all downtown artists and galleries.
Steeped in tradition, the YMCA's Rowing Crew plays host to the Head of the Rock Regatta every October. This decades-old race draws more than 2,000 rowers from across the country and more than 5,000 spectators to the banks of the Rock River. The Head of the Rock Regatta is a rowing race of 5,000 meters (3.2 miles) on the Rock River, beginning at Martin Park and finishing at the YMCA. It is a sanctioned event of the United States Rowing Association, requiring the observance of USRowing race protocol. Suggested viewing spots are Martin Park, The Symbol, Sinnissippi Gardens, and anywhere along the east bank of the river between Riverside Boulevard and Whitman Street. Bring picnics, chairs and blankets and get a spot early to enjoy a relaxing event.
A Peoria area tradition during the season of fright, Wildlife Prairie Park transforms into a spooky, kid-friendly Halloween experience. See website for dates and times.
Piccolo Sogno opened its doors to Chicago in July 2008. The name, which means “little dream,” in Italian, was chosen by partners Tony Priolo and Ciro Longobardo because it had always been their dream to open a restaurant of their own. Piccolo Sogno features a menu of fresh, seasonal rustic Italian cuisine with an impressive all-Italian wine list.
Excel Bottling Company produces flavored soda using cane sugar, returnable bottles, and vintage bottling equipment. The county’s favorite soft drink, Ski, was added in 1961 and accounts for the majority of soda produced. We are one of a few remaining “mom & pop” bottlers left in the nation. As a huge fan of craft beer, we established Excel Brewing Company in 2012. The company has brought hoppy, West Coast style beers to the Midwest, as well traditional German style lagers that celebrate the heritage of the Southern Illinois.
A Beautiful Tapa. An artful Small Bite. A Char Grilled Steak. Shrimp Pasta. Spicy Chicken. Herbed Pork Chops. Each a delicious work of Art. American, Spanish, European, Oriental. The four corners of the world await you at Our House. What began as a repetitive dream filled with Pink Chihuahuas ended with The Pink Chihuahua. A Gourmet Restaurant founded on love, comfort and joy where food becomes art. Our Gourmet Chef has traveled the earth creating masterful works of artful food and LaSalle, Illinois and the Illinois Valley are the beneficiaries. Every dish is artfully hand-crafted to please the pallet. Tapas: The small-plate tradition has a rich cultural heritage. Consider China’s dim sum, Spain’s tapas or the Greek meze, all of which feature small portions consumed socially. A number of small plates, each featuring its own flavor profile and shared among friends, is altogether more fun than the one-plate experience Big Bites: Then there’s the Gourmet Steaks, Gourmet Burgers, Tuscan Pastas, Chicken Saltimbocca, Thai Coconut Shrimp and Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza, among many more delicious dinners. Each hand-crafted pieces of fine art. Whether Tapas, Small Bites or scrumptious dinners, there's a delectable piece of artful food waiting for you at Our House. Come and create a memorable experience at The Pink Chihuahua - The Art Of Food.
During the yearly Julmarknad festival, the Swedish American Museum features a handicrafts fair with traditional Swedish food and entertainment. In addition, select Andersonville businesses join the fun with free music, refreshments and more. For a complete schedule of Julmarknad events at the Swedish American Museum, visit www.SwedishAmericanMuseum.org.
Uptown Normal’s kick off to the Holiday season will be Saturday, November 12th from 11am-3pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be strolling the streets of Uptown spreading holiday cheer. Hileman Carriage will be on hand providing free carriage rides as well. Come enjoy come holiday fun while shopping and seeing what the Uptown shops have to offer that extra special someone this holiday season!
Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Civil War Reenactment with period dance, demonstrations of crafts from the era by period artisans and talented storytellers and musicians. Shadows of the Blue and Gray is a living history event that allows you to step back in time and witness history in person.
This nostalgic concert performance pays homage to the music, lyrics and melodies that comprise the timeless songbook of Carole King and James Taylor. Two long-time friends and collaborators, hit songwriter, Kirsti Mann, and national recording artist, Jonathan Birchfield, share their incredible onstage chemistry and unique artistry, capturing the essence of friendship through music.
Find Urban Legend Brewing Company nestled in an industrial park just off of 63rd street in Westmont. Featuring a lively tap room, taste our legendary craft beers where they are brewed. Join us and enjoy beer by the half pint or sample flight. Want beer to go: take home a howler, growler, bottles, or even a keg!
Lynfred Winery invites wine lovers to come out for Wine Boot Camp. Event begins at 9 A.M. and goes until 2 P.M. Guests will learn and experience fermentation tank maintenance, grape crushing, witness a chemistry panel, and a blending session. Ticket price is $225.00.
2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Safe House Animal Rescue. Over 20,000+ Easter Eggs. A Visit with the Easter Bunny. All eggs filled with Candy, toys, with a possibility of larger prizes. Raffle Baskets, Baked Goods. Hunt free for all, age divided. Lunch will also be provided for small fee. Hunt starts at Noon, Pictures with the Easter Bunny and kids crafts starts at 11am, Face Painting, Games, Cake Hop, Bake Sale all start following the Egg Hunt games cost $1 a game.
The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder are just some of the iconic Motown artists who have earned their place in the history of all popular music. In this ultimate stroll down memory lane, Masters of Soul celebrates these artists and many more via incredible harmonies, stylish costumes and endless smooth moves.
Style Room 326 is Chicago's 1st members only wholesale/retail showroom & creative space offering discounted exclusive shopping workshops private events and more. Offers beauty, fashion and entrepreneurial workshops as well as hosting facilities for style and product launch parties.
We use fresh, naturally pure ingredients, including spring fed lake water, barley, wheat, American and European Hops and the happiest beer yeast on Earth. We are open now on Friday from 4-7 pm & Sunday from 1 - 7 pm selling pints and discount growler fills ($2 discount on all growler fills on Friday) and Saturday 12-7 for tastings, tours, pints and growlers.
Haven’t seen their PBS specials? Come hear their true American Sound with a bit of Blarney! Voted the top duo for North America and Europe by the Irish Music Association, these two musicians feel and sound like five! You will be delighted with the variety of music by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Irish and Bluegrass music sprinkled in. The buffet will feature Irish and American favorites: Fried chicken, shepherd’s pie, hot vegetables, salad, Irish soda bread and bread pudding for dessert.
Locally owned Mexican restaurant. The restaurant offers a family atmosphere, clean environment, friendly staff, and a variety of food items and drinks. Our menu offers various dishes including ground beef, chicken, steak, grilled vegetables, pork, seafood, vegetarian selections, and kids meals.
Based on traditions of candy makers on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan, R. Spencer Pratt’s Fudge Factory brings the same quality and delicious taste to the shores of the Mississippi River. Conveniently located in uptown Nauvoo, the Fudge Factory offers everyone a unique look at the old fashioned methods used to produce fine candies in days gone by. Because we are a small family business, our “factory” consists of making our fudge one batch at a time, using only the freshest and best ingredients available. No artificial flavors or preservatives are used in the process. Each batch is made the ‘old-fashioned’ way by cooking it in a copper kettle (we have no machines or automatic equipment. The cooked fudge is poured onto a cold marble table, then at just the right time it is stirred and worked around the table to make it extra creamy as it cools. Durell & Kathy Nelson have been residents of Nauvoo for more than 30 years. They have owned the Fudge Factory since 1999. “We are happy to be part of the Nauvoo Community. We love the spirit of Nauvoo and appreciate the friends we have in this wonderful city. Owning the Fudge Factory has made it possible for us to be more involved in the Community, as well as meeting many new friends who visit Nauvoo each year.”
The Cary Ale House is a gastro pub focusing on high quality food made from scratch daily in our kitchen. All of our signature sauces accompanying the menu items are artfully designed and homemade bringing a unique and wonderful flavor profile for our guests to enjoy. Besides the excellent food, we boast a selection of over 85 beers as well as a fully stocked bar with craft spirits, wine and hand-crafted specialty cocktails.
Are you a procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? Are you at your most productive when the stress of a quickly approaching holiday is giving you a little extra motivation? Then join us for our second night of Late Night Andersonville, just a little “late-er” than usual. On Friday, December 16 from 6-10pm, take advantage of 4 more hours of the same discounts from Late Night Andersonville, plus once again enjoy free entertainment, refreshments, and pictures with Santa.
Delicious pickings and treats are available at the marking on Wednesdays at Berwyn between Clark and Ashland from May 11th to August 31st 3pm-8pm and September 7th- October 19th 3pm-7pm.
Doug Brewin sings and plays the hit songs recorded by living country music legend Alan Jackson, capturing the true look, sound, feel and experience of Alan Jackson in concert. Doug uses his own natural voice and really plays the guitar. For people who love country music and Alan Jackson, it’s one big celebration!