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This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to a staycation at Sable at Navy Pier, the first hotel on one of the city’s most iconic and historic landmarks. Offering sweeping views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s famed skyline, Sable is truly a destination unlike any other. This high-end oasis combines lush accommodations – each room boasting floor-to-ceiling windows – with world-class food & beverage at on-site restaurants Lirica and Offshore Rooftop, and endless activity atop Navy Pier. Those mom and moms-at-heart looking to get away without getting away will be in for the ultimate treat at Sable. For the perfect Mother’s Day gift, click here to purchase a gift card.
Located within the Loop’s newest and most stylish hotel, Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop, Depot 226 is a chef-driven bistro boasting an inviting menu complete with craft coffees, soups, salads, sandwiches, shared plates and delicious oven-fired flatbreads. Monday through Friday, enjoy Depot 226’s happy hour from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, offering $5 Domestic Beers, select Red and White Wines for $6, Local Draft Beers for $7 and select food items for $10 each.
Ocean Prime, located on the iconic corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive on the second level of the LondonHouse at 87 E. Wacker Dr., is celebrating Mother’s Day with a new brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in addition to their regular dinner service available until 9 p.m. Guests can select from a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, seafood and steak-focused entrees, signature cocktails, and a wine list while taking in views of Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. To book a reservation, please visit OpenTable.
Carnivale, Chicago’s premier destination for celebration, welcomes one and all to join them for a month filled with festivities. Kicking off the month with a celebration, the restaurant will offer a variety of themed food specials along with Mariachi entertainment on Cinco de Mayo, followed by a special Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 8. Returning for May with performances set for the 12th and 26th, Copa Carnivale is a must-see, interactive cabaret style show bringing world-class talent to the dining room including Samba dancers, acrobatic aerialists, a live Afro-Brazilian Band and more with seatings at 6 pm and 8:30 pm. Enter via the back alley of the restaurant and be transported into The Alley at Carnivale, an entirely transformed Speakeasy space with its next event set for Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy an evening in the intimate new space amidst the musical stylings of the Metropolis String Quartet. Reservations for dining and all of these flair-filled special events can be made on Tock.
April showers move aside…it’s rooftop season! Wicker Park’s hidden gem, Kennedy Rooftop, is Chicago’s top spot to enjoy unobstructed views of the city skyline, the best vibes and refreshing craft cocktails this. year. Kick off your Chicago Summer with a visit to the rooftop known for its vibrant atmosphere, delicious food and Instagram-worthy views. To make a reservation or learn more, visit www.kennedyrooftop.com.
Luft Balloons, Chicago’s premier balloon boutique and showroom located at 1535 N Dayton Street, is continuing to spread joy throughout the city with their creative balloon bouquets for Mother’s Day. The perfect gift idea to celebrate an amazing woman in your life, Luft Balloons offers a variety of balloons, from the Super-Power-Mama bouquet to the Sweet-Mama balloon bouquet, available for pick up or delivery in Chicago. To order a gift from Luft Balloons, please visit their website.
Treat Mom to something new this Mother’s Day with a decadent Brunch Buffet at Thorn Restaurant & Lounge, located at 5200 Pearl St. in Rosemont, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The incredible brunch menu features Crepes, Eggs Benedict, Charcuterie, an elegant Build Your Own Avocado Toast Bar, and more. All moms will also enjoy a free mimosa and a complimentary family photo. Those looking to make it a Mother’s Day weekend are also invited to a free hour-long yoga session with powHerhouse Fitness Studio at The Rose Hotel on Saturday, May 7 beginning at 10 a.m. followed by brunch at Thorn where there will be $7 Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials. Click here for more details.
Hailed by critics as “one of the best date-night shows of the year,” Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man officially opened in Chicago on Saturday, April 23, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, for a limited engagement. Finally bringing its “big laughs and naughty fun” to the stage, the production stars Chicago’s Adam Fane as Dan, Emma Jo Boyden as Robyn, and Bradley Allen Meyer as Stefan. Becoming Off-Broadway’s Longest-Running Comedy in New York and launching a national tour before making its Las Vegas debut, this interactive romantic comedy takes the audience on a hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo and the insider ‘tips’ come straight from the source: a gay man. For tickets and more information, visit SexTipsPlay.com or call the Greenhouse Theater Center Box Office at 773-404-7336.
Chicago’s premier lifestyle and shopping center, Roosevelt Collection Shops, offers a variety of retail destinations, dining outlets, experiences and expansive, pet-friendly outdoor communal spaces fit for the perfect day out with loved ones. Catch a movie at the Showplace ICON, enjoy dinner at the new X Pot Chicago for a luxury hot pot experience, Nando’s Peri Peri or Pacino’s for chef-crafted, quality Italian fare. Shop the day away at retailers including H&M, Ulta Beauty, Francesca’s, Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret, The Container Store and support local business that call the center home including Kido, Chicago French Press, Remix Footwear and more. For a full list of business, restaurants and entertainment destinations located within the South Loop center, please visit www.rooseveltcollectionshops.com.
Treat the berry best moms in your life to adorable cards and gifts, all wrapped beautifully from Paper Source. The one-stop-shop for gifting, grab the perfect card and a gift mom will love like the Super Mom mug, or a “Mom-to-be” necklace for an expecting loved one online or in-store nationwide at their brick and mortar locations. New to Paper Source, creativity seekers can now visit The Edit, a curated resource available on their website with the team’s top picks, DIY inspo, customer recommendations, behind-the-scenes access and more.
Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd., located just west of Chicago, is Oakbrook’s most unique resort-style hotel located by beautiful lakes, streams, and wooded trails that continues to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to their guests. Guests are invited to celebrate Memorial Day weekend on the lakeside patio featuring live music and dancing and a scrumptious Seafood Boil executed by award-winning Executive Chef Joshua Karther on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. For reservations, please visit OpenTable.
Mom called – she said she wants brunch with a view this Mother’s Day! Join Offshore, located at 1000 E Grand Ave., for a 3-course prix fixe menu to help treat the special lady or ladies, in your life. For $40, indulge in savory Pickled Strawberry Salad or Tuna Tataki, choices of entrée including Quiche Loraine, Chicken Galantine, or a Flank Steak, and for dessert is a Vanilla Cheesecake. Every mom gets to take home a rose! Check out the menu on www.drinkoffshore.com. Regular brunch menu will also be available alongside the prix fixe on 5/8. For those who would like to celebrate a day early on Saturday, May 7th are invited to come out and enjoy Derby Day! Dress in your best Derby attire & join the fun as Offshore partners up with Angel’s Envy to offer locals the ultimate Derby viewing experience from 5-7pm. Stop by for drink specials, lawn games on the terrace, a best dressed contest and more! To make a reservation, please click here.
The Marriott Theatre, located at 10 Marriott Dr. Lincolnshire, welcomes spring with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, running now and closing June 5, 2022. THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the tale of young nun-turned-governess Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of the monastery. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of stern obedience to one filled with joy, laughter and music. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this musical captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Critics are raving, calling it a production “worth seeing with the entire family” and the Chicago Tribune stating “the secret is in the kids”. For more information, please visit here. (Photo Courtesy of Liz Lauren)
Following stops in New York City, Houston, and San Antonio, Pixar Putt, the ultimate pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience is coming to Navy Pier this summer beginning May 28, 2022, and running through August 21, 2022. Made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Coco, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, and Inside Out, Pixar Putt is set to take guests to infinity… and beyond! The course will be open seven days a week, Monday-Friday from 12 pm-10 pm (last entry 8:30 pm) and Saturday-Sunday from 10 am-10 pm (last entry 8:30 pm); Pixar Putt After Dark, evening sessions for 18+, will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:00 pm – 10 pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.pixarputt.com/chicago.
For those looking for something fun to do this summer, the Chicago Scot‘s 36th annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games is back and better than ever! This two-day festival, known as the Midwest’s Largest Scottish Event, arrives in Itasca, IL, on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 and you won’t want to miss it. This treasured summer-kickoff celebration will bring back all the crowd favorites, from the iconic caber toss to the Highland Dancers, from bagpipe competitions to the Dogs of Scotland and British Car Show, and everything in between. Whether Scottish by birth, by heritage or strictly by inclination, this family-friendly festival is a must on the summer bucket list. Plus, kids under 12 years of age are free this year! To purchase your tickets or to learn more, please visit here.
Did you know? Our indoor air is considered to be 5x more harmful than that outdoors! Get ahead of allergy season before it strikes by paying attention to your air with EZ Breathe, an industry-leading whole house ventilation system designed by certified indoor air quality specialists. The system is proven to alleviate harmful pollutants and toxins including mildew odors, mold, pet dander, dust mites, humidity and moisture, pollen and chemical smells to leave the home healthy and allergen-free. The unit not only provides a drastic improvement by way of providing an escape route for the most polluted, stagnant air in the house, but is highly energy efficient and designed to be quiet and maintenance free. For more information on EZ Breathe or to book an installation, home owners can call 866.822.7328 or visit www.ezbreathe.com.
Raging Waves, Illinois’ largest waterpark located at 4000 N. Bridge St. in Yorkville, will open to the public on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Celebrating 15 years of delivering family fun for all ages, guests will be able to experience various attractions including 32 water slides, a wave pool, three kiddie pool areas, relaxing lazy river, 43 private cabanas, and more. Thrill seekers will be able to experience the six-lane mat racing water slide, aptly named Aussie Mat Dash. The first Proslide RallyRACER™ in Illinois and one of three in the world, the Aussie Mat Dash can be found at the south end of the park, near The Boomerang, Cyclone and the Hungry Croc Restaurant.
This Mother’s Day, create family memories that will be treasured forever with an amazing day on the water with City Cruises Chicago. Celebrate that special Mom-figure in your life with various Mother’s Day cruises available on May 8 including a Mother’s Day Premier Brunch Cruise on Lake Michigan boarding at 9:30 a.m., Mother’s Day Premier Plus Brunch Cruise on the Chicago River boarding at 9:30 a.m., Mother’s Day Signature Brunch Cruise on Lake Michigan boarding at 10:30 a.m., and more. For those looking to celebrate a day early, City Cruises will also be hosting a Signature Lunch Cruise on Saturday, May 7 with special guests Kendra Scott! While on board these various vessels, treat your mother to the special holiday buffet, classic cocktails, and Chicago’s most incredible views! For more information, please visit here.
Quickly making a name for itself in the Chicago market, Five Iron Golf, the nation’s leading indoor golf and entertainment experience, has officially opened its third Chicago location in Lincoln Park, located at 1000 W. North Avenue. Reshaping modern golf culture in Chicago and beyond, Five Iron Golf offers a reimagined, high-tech, inclusive golf experience complete with a full-service bar and restaurant for both golfers and non-golfers alike. To learn more on the latest location, please visit their website.
Oops, they did it again! The best of the 2000s are back and larger than life at Replay Lincoln Park’s latest experience, ReplaY2K. The city’s favorite pop-up bar, located at 2833 N. Sheffield, has opened its latest pop up, open now and running through May 31. Replay Lincoln Park has transform its space into iconic moments from the early 2000s such as homages to Radio Shack and Blockbuster, references to Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ legendary denim ensemble and N’SYNC’s No Strings Attached album cover, along with themed trivia nights, boy band karaoke, themed cocktails and menu items, a Millennium NYE Event on May 21, and much more. This event and all of the games are free, with no reservations, tickets, or tokens required.
Chicago-based hotel investment and management company, Arbor Lodging Partners, is proud to announce its latest acquisition and first expansion into the Ann Arbor market with a 2-hotel portfolio consisting of the Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Ann Arbor. Located near the University of Michigan, one of the leading universities in the country and home to nearly 48,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor TownePlace Suites by Marriott Ann Arbor are perfectly situated for the multiple demand drivers in Ann Arbor. The hotels will play host to travelers visiting the various top-ranked schools and programs at the university, including fans attending athletic events at the largest stadium in North America, Michigan Stadium (the “Big House”), Crisler Center, Yost Arena, and various other venues. The hotels will also welcome both corporate and leisure travel coming into town. Throughout the calendar year and beyond, Arbor will continue these investment expansion efforts in fast growing markets, with more announcements to be made soon.
Boasting a proud and resilient history, the landmark Chicago Firehouse Restaurant at 1401 South Michigan Avenue delivers a memorable, guest-first dining experience. The restaurant will celebrate Mother’s Day with a special brunch menu from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. For $60/person, guests will be treated to a three-course menu, starting with complimentary Housemade Muffins, Croissants and CFH Parker House Rolls with Homemade Raspberry Jam, Whipped Butter & Sea Salt. Diners will have their choice of a starter, from CFH Signature Lobster Bisque and Wild Mushroom & Camembert Tarts to a Chopped Wedge Salad. For the main course, guests are able to choose from a variety of signature dishes, including 6 oz Center-Cut Prime Filet Mignon, and Heirloom Pork Loin Milanese. Guests will also enjoy a shared Mini Dessert & Sweets Platter for the table. To learn more and make a reservation, please visit their website.
Celebrate Mom on the North Shore with a delicious brunch at Oaken Bistro + Bar, 200 N. Field Dr., located within The Forester Hotel. From 7 am – 3 pm, the restaurant will be offering chef-crafted brunch favorites in their chic bistro and lounge including Banana Bread, Shakshuka, Eggs Benedict an Open-Faced Waffle-Battered Chicken Breast Sandwich and more. Reservations are now available online at www.oakenbistro.com.
First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) is overjoyed to announce its 2022-2023 season. The final season begins with a classic farce: JEEVES INTERVENES by Margaret Raether based on the works of P.G. Wodehouse, which runs 11/5 through 12/4, 2022. The season continues with an American classic: Louisa May Alcott’s LITTLE WOMEN, adapted by Heather Chrisler, running 12/17, 2022 through 1/15, 2023. First Folio warms up the winter with an Irish romance, AND NEITHER HAVE I WINGS TO FLY, by Ann Noble, running 1/28 through 2/26, 2023. The season ends with a return to First Folio’s roots, as they present TWELFTH NIGHT, by William Shakespeare, running 3/11 through 4/9, 2023. Season subscriptions are on sale now, while individual tickets go on sale June 15, and may be purchased by calling the box office at 630.986.8067 or online at www.firstfolio.org.
AIRE Rooftop Bar, located 24 stories above the Chicago Loop at 100 W. Monroe, is now open for the season. Positioned atop the Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, the open-air venue offers unparalleled, panoramic views of Chicago, and a full bar. To kick off the summer season, AIRE has introduced a new Midwestern-inspired menu, featuring signature cocktails, slushies, and sharable plates. AIRE is open Wednesday and Thursday from 3 – 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. – 12 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. To make a reservation, please visit TOCK .
Gaelic Park, located at 6119 West 147th St in Oak Forest, is offering a delicious all-you-can-eat dinner buffet this Mother‘s Day from 2 p.m. to 5 p .m. Feast on an extensive salad bar, mouth-watering meats, decadent side dishes, desserts, a d more. The kiddos can enjoy chicken tenders, French fries, corn, and mac n cheese. Adult tickets are $37.95, and children ages 4-12 are $17.95.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling (708) 687-9323.
The historic Rogers Park theater known previously as Mayne Stage has been transformed into the new Rhapsody Theater, set to open this June. The new 200-seat theater will bring a star-studded lineup of internationally-renowned talent to its stage, with acts ranging from world-class magic shows to Chamber and world music concerts, cabaret and dance performances. Dr. Ricardo T. Rosenkranz, MD, the producer and highly-regarded illusionist known for “The Rosenkranz Mysteries” and award-winning Physician and Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Northwestern University, acquired the theater from Jennifer Pritzker and will serve as Artistic Director in addition to his role as Managing Partner. Mark Kozy, an industry leader with previous roles at the Goodman Theater and League of Chicago Theatres has joined the team as General Manager of the new Rogers Park destination. Opening acts set to debut this June include the Premier of award-winning magician Carisa Hendrix’s first full-theatrical show: Lucy Darling: Indulgence, and Chicago-based mind reader and psychic entertainer Ross Johnson presenting Ross Johnson: A Funny Thing Happened to Me Tomorrow. Tickets for these performances will be released on the Rhapsody Theater website soon.
Since opening in 1924, the Roseland Community Hospital has been offering comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Chicago’s far South Side neighborhoods, including outpatient services, Obstetrics Unit, Behavioral Health Services, a COVID-19 Clinic, a Medical Stabilization Unit, a special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and a full-service Mobile Dental Clinic. The Hospital, which is located in the Greater Roseland Area at 45 W. 111th St., is open 24-hours, and strives to satisfy the community and offer quality resources to each individual, a mission it has maintained since its inception. Most recently, Chairman of the Board and accomplished healthcare management executive with over 30 years of experience in leading healthcare organizations, Dr. Rupert M. Evans, was honored the NAHSE’s Unsung Hero Award 2022 as a local chapter member who volunteers tirelessly to support the mission of the Hospital. Throughout the myriad of social, economic and political changes that have dramatically affected the neighborhoods, the Hospital has maintained a strategic focus to help those they serve.
Brunch is served at Fulton Market Kitchen! Culinary excellence meets creativity at this Fulton Market hotspot known for incredible eats and art all in one vibrant, high style restaurant. Friday through Sunday, enjoy inspired breakfast-style dishes like the Sprouted Red Quinoa Pancakes, Roasted Broccoli Scramble or shake things up with offerings such as Market Oysters, Charred Octopus Salad or a fresh Kale and Farro Salad. Paired perfectly with their vibrant menu, FMK brings the party to brunch with a variety of sparkling waters spiked with adaptogens and antioxidants, and of course the brunch staples: Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Irish Coffee and more! To make a reservation, visit www.fultonmarketkitchen.com.