The Windy City, the City of the Broad Shoulders, the Second City—there’s a reason Chicago has so many nicknames: this is a city of multitudes. That also means there’s a lot to do here, from fine dining to award-winning local theater to cultural gems like the Art Institute of Chicago. Whether you’re visiting Chicago for the first time or the tenth, here are twenty things you absolutely can't miss.
Whether you’re cozying up on the couch or hitting up the local theater, the Movie Night Cocoon Cardi is the perfect addition to your ensemble. Like the hug of a blanket, this shrug-style cardigan comfortably drapes over your shoulders for that extra bit of warmth. Work it in a lightweight cotton for summer nights or a chunkier wool for cooler temperatures - this same pattern can be used for multiple weights!
((Create Your Own Stage Effects)) -- I worked on the stage crew for a local community theater and the old timers there had a bottomless inventory of quick and rough tricks for most stage effects. They would immediately say, here’s how to make a clouds move across the moon. Or get the sound of light rain on a roof. Or make a character fly, safely. At no cost. This book is chock full of a zillion little rough and ready, low-cost effects for local theater. And enough inspiration to create your…
Family Movie Night Have a family movie night! You can show the movie in your own building or look into renting a gym, local theater, or even an outdoor screen if the weather is warm enough. Be sure to mention your purpose in renting and you may receive a donation or price break from the rental