320 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 384-1208
Fax: (312) 204-6910
The Tavern Club, founded in 1927, is a private club offering an exciting mix of fabulous cuisine and service. This club located in the historic Michigan Avenue was originally built to encourage the city's culture and arts. The clientèle cuts across a vast section of society and the who's who of Chicago can be spotted here. The club has a North Lounge and bar, a main dining room and Sky pavilion and Terrace. The main dining room can accommodate 250 people. The club is an ideal location for hosting wedding parties, banquets, formal events and corporate functions.
Midwest Conference Amphitheater located near Fairmont Hotel, is a favorite venue for hosting music concerts and events. This venue has seen many famous artists performing here.
The Storefront Theater, owned and managed by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, is located in the artistic hub of Loop. The 99 seater theater is a venue for small and mid size theater productions. Plays, operas, musicals, dance and children's theater are all showcased at this performing venue. The theater is an important community venue as many small theater companies do not have a production space of their own to showcase their talent.
Bring your friends and your moves because 10pin Bowling Lounge is the place to bowl in style. With 24 lanes to choose from, you can show off your skills in this all-the-rage lounge with ultra chic shoes, if you please. Tired with all that bowling? Head to the delectable food counter, or if you're over 18, the martini bar. You can also test your dance skills, courtesy the video juke box.
“The best of both worlds” is the phrase that best summarizes this classic Loop theater. It is opulent enough to appeal to the most discriminating of tastes, but refined enough to satisfy the most discerning theatergoer. The concerts are frequent, and an occasional movie is shown here on its giant screen. The lower level of this theater has only 281 seats, making it more intimate that other nearby theaters.
For decades, the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been a mecca for cinemaphiles around the world. Today, renamed for Gene Siskel, the beloved Chicago film critic, the place is as bustling as ever. On offer are everything from first-run Hollywood hits to the most obscure foreign films, revered and forgotten classics, low-budget independents and a continuing stream of special programs and festivals. A cafe and gallery keeps crowds lingering long after the end credits roll. See website for show times, event calendar and more.
Housed inside the landmark Chicago Cultural Center which was built in 1892, the Claudia Cassidy Theater is an intimate space that can hold 294 people. Not just theatrical productions, expect a diverse repertoire consisting of lectures, panel discussions, dance recitals, music concerts, literary readings and more. Call for details.
Upscale drinking and ambiance. If you're driving, you might want to consider taking a taxi. This place gets pretty packed on the weekends so it can be hard to find a parking space. Valet is also on hand if you get too frustrated. Don't worry about drinking too much, the bar is located in the Hotel Sax if you need a place to crash.
One of the key promoters of Italian culture and heritage in the city, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago is operated by the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago. Since its establishment in 1985, this institute has been preserving and promoting the Italian culture in this city, through various programs and events. Do see the website to know more.
Studio A, located at the NBC Tower, is a great performing arena for artistes. The studio is a great venue to produce live musicals and theater performances from entertainment companies that have a tie-up with NBC. The prestigious 280 seater venue provides an incredible setting for live shows. The layout of the studio consists of front row cabaret tables, VIP booths and super VIP tables right in the front. Some of the biggest names in entertainment perform here, so grab a ticket fast.
If you're looking for more than just drama, visit the Harris Theater, a center for a variety of shows by dance and music companies from the Chicago region. The companies that have performed at the theater include Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago Opera Theater and Hubbard Street Dance Company. The theater is a great platform for the local, national and international performers to showcase their talent. The Harris Theater specializes in bringing the best musicians and artists to Chicago. With all the leading restaurants and cafe's aligning its location, the Harris Theater is a must-visit when in Chicago!
The Chase Promenade is a splendid pedestrian walkway that stretches across Millennium Park between Monroe and Randolph Streets. Formerly known as the Bank One Promenade, this walkway is a popular venue for festivals, fairs, exhibitions and other popular events. The promenade can be divided into three separate sections that are available for private hire as well. Laid-out beneath the cool shade of close to 200 trees, with permanent tent anchors along the way, Chase Promenade is a popular choice for outdoor events throughout the year.