What’s Hot on The Magnificent Mile

Stay updated on the hottest happenings around The Magnificent Mile. From in-store events to new openings in the district, we provide you with the latest news and happenings. Check back often to keep your calendar filled!

 

  • Exclusive Offers from the MasterCard® Priceless® Chicago program

    Ongoing

    Complimentary Gift from MasterCard® and The Magnificent Mile!

    Get rewarded for exploring The Magnificent Mile district with your MasterCard card! Spend $250 or more on your MasterCard card at any participating Magnificent Mile businesses and receive a special gift, compliments of MasterCard! Show your same day receipts totaling $250 USD or more from participating businesses located on The Magnificent Mile®, along with your MasterCard card, to the Concierge Desk at Water Tower Place or 900 North Michigan Shops to receive your gift.

    Water Tower Place
    835 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 1

    900 North Michigan Shops 
    900 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 1

    Click here for full information.

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    September 6, 2015

    The Magnificent Mile® Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K

    The Magnificent Mile® Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K is the only event that includes Chicago’s iconic Magnificent Mile as the course centerpiece. Join thousands of women as we conquer one of the most famous miles of pavement in the world.

    Get ready to Run, Live and Be Magnificent on Sunday, September 6, 2015!

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    Two Race Options:
    Half Marathon: 7:00 a.m. start
    5K: 7:00 a.m. start

    Entry Fees

    Until 5/10/15
    Half Marathon: $ 70.00
    5K: $ 35.00

    5/11/15 – 8/5/15
    Half Marathon:  $ 80.00
    5K: $ 40.00

    8/6/15 – 9/5/15
    Half Marathon:  $ 90.00
    5K: $ 45.00

    Register for the Half Marathon here.

    Register for the 5K here.

    For more information visit www.magnificentmilehalf.com.

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  • Navy Pier Chicago

    Spring 2015

    My Day on The Magnificent Mile

    Hi! I’m Charlotte, an intern here on The Magnificent Mile. Although I’m from Chicago, I don’t often explore everything that this city has to offer. I’m just a short train ride away, so I began my day visiting one of my favorite Chicago attractions—Lincoln Park Zoo!

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    I could have easily spent my entire morning watching the gorillas at the Regenstein Center for African Apes. They were so active, especially the two-year olds Patty and Nayembi. The way they interacted with their newborn half-sister, Bella, was so gentle and protective. After I observed the gorilla family in fascination, I concluded that it was time for some Starbucks and I headed towards Navy Pier.

    Navy Pier Chicago

    When you’re planning a visit to Navy Pier I would definitely plan for a weekday. I waited in line for the Ferris Wheel for only about five minutes! If you’re scared of heights, you will most definitely not want to look down: I learned that from experience. However, if you look out at the skyline you won’t regret hopping in one of the famous gondolas.

    Giordanos Chicago Pizza

    For lunch, I decided that some deep-dish pizza was in order. The Giordano’s on Rush Street is the company’s flagship location and worth a visit. I decided on the original cheese stuffed pizza and had no room for dessert. Also, fun fact; Giordano’s now offers heart-shaped pizza year-round perfect for birthdays and anniversaries.

    MCA Chicago

    After lunch I headed over to the Museum of Contemporary Art. My favorite exhibit was the DNA: Alexander Calder. It features a small “Little Face” sculpture that entails incredible detail. You really have to look closely to see that the eyes are fashioned from a broken wine glass and the lips from a shattered taillight.

    UnderArmour Chicago

    Next, some shopping was on the agenda so I headed to the Under Armour store. Running cross country throughout college has definitely affected my shopping taste; I only seem to want new half-tights and zip ups. Luckily, Under Armour has the perfect line of spring and summer work-out apparel for all types of athletes. Their running shoes upstairs are displayed almost like art in a museum—so precise and beautiful. It was a very motivating visit.

    Dylans Candy Bar Chicago

    Finally, just up the street, I ended my day at Dylan’s Candy Bar. As a last minute shopper, what better to get your sister than something “sweet” for her sweet-sixteen? I decided to fill-up a bag of assorted candies and spoil her with some Candy Bark: NY Cheesecake flavor. Dylan’s is the perfect spot for all ages if you’re craving something sweet!

    It was a day well spent in Chicago. Whether you are a Chicago local or just in town for the weekend, it is always worth coming down to The Magnificent Mile to experience something new or revisit some of your favorite spots!

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  • The Drake Tulips

    May 10, 2015

    Celebrate Mother’s Day on The Magnificent Mile

    This year, celebrate Mother’s Day on The Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Show Mom the appreciation she deserves and enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch, pamper her with an exceptional spa package or treat her to an experience she’ll always remember out on the water aboard a Mother’s Day cruise. Check out all of the exclusive offers on where to dine, shop and explore this Mother’s Day.

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    Café des Architectes
    20 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 324-4063
    @sofitelchicago

    Mother’s Day Brunch
    11:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m
    Celebrate Mother’s Day with an elegant brunch featuring a three-course prix fixe menu with choices at each course. The cost is $69 per adult, $19 for children under 12. RSVP at (312) 324-4063.

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    Connie’s Pizza
    1030 N. State Street
    (312) 326-3443
    @ConniesPizza

    Mother’s Day Brunch
    9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Join Connie’s this Mother’s Day to treat Mom! Brunch will include breakfast items such as French toast, omelets, fruit and yogurt. To satisfy those craving Connie’s specialty, assorted pizza and calzones will be available as well as manicotti.

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    deca RESTAURANT + BAR
    160 E. Pearson Street
    (312) 573-5160
    @decaChicago

    Afternoon Tea
    May 9
    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Treat mom to a relaxing afternoon with our heartwarming Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. Offerings include a selection of sweets and savories. $45 for adults and $22 for children. Reservations are recommended. 20% discount for all Carlton Club Members. Please call (312) 573-5160.

    Mother’s Day Brunch
    10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Treat mom to a bountiful and delicious brunch. $145 for adults and $45 for children. 20% discount for all Carlton Club Members. For reservations call (312) 573-5160.

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    Devon Seafood Grill
    39 E. Chicago Avenue
    (312) 440-8660
    @DevonChicago

    Mother’s Day Burnch
    RSVP for the Mother’s Day Brunch buffet featuring a carving station, selection of smoked fish and fresh shrimp, an omelet bar, hot and cold sides, carrot cake and other desserts. Enjoy a special Prix-Fixe Menu after 4:00 p.m. View the  full menu and RSVP here.

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    Howells & Hood
    435 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 262-5310
    @HowellsandHood

    Celebrate Mom on The Magnificent Mile
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    This Mother’s Day celebrate at Howells and Hood with an unlimited gourmet buffet! Enjoy lobster benedict, doughnut French toast, malted flapjacks, pastries and more! The “Mom-Mosa” Flight features 4 bubbly mimosas with house made juices for $14. Reservations are recommended! Call 312-262-5310.

    Labriola

    Labriola Restaurant and Café
    535 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 955-3100
    @LabriolaRistora

    Mother’s Day Brunch
    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    On her special day, treat her to brunch at The Mag Mile’s newest dining destination where Executive Chef John Caputo has put together a Mom-approved a la carte menu of dishes such as Semolina Pancakes, Grilled Swordfish Salad Nicoise, Porchetta Eggs Benedict and more! Additionally, all moms will receive a special gift of housemade Labriola Italian cookies and a $15 gift certificate to Labriola Ristorante & Café.

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    NoMI
    800 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 239-4030
    @NoMIchicago

    Mother’s Day Brunch
    10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    It’s time to show Mom just how much she’s appreciated! This year, there is no better way than treating her to a luxurious culinary affair. Because the holiday is all about Mom and she deserves only the best, NoMI invites the ladies of honor to our signature BYOB (Build Your Own Bouquet) bar. Before their meal, moms will hand-pick an array of their favorite flowers. While they dine, floral master Mike Hines of Epoch Floral will custom build each bouquet for our special moms of the day to be waiting for them at the end of their meal. RSVP at (312) 239 4030.

    The Drake Tulips

    The Drake Hotel
    140 E. Walton
    (312) 787-2200
    @DrakeChicago

    Mother’s Day Brunch
    10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    The Drake Hotel continues its longstanding tradition of Mother’s Day Brunch in the opulent Gold Coast Ballroom. Enjoy Chef Herve’s traditional Mother’s Day menu and live entertainment provided by the Steve Biossatt Trio as you make a champagne toast! Children will be entertained with a theater, balloon specialist, caricature and face painter. RSVP at (312) 787-2200.

    Mother’s Day Tea
    11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Treat mom on her special day with a well deserved pampering and traditional Afternoon Tea in the elegant Palm Court. Mothers will experience their choice of a relaxing massage, express manicure or airbrush treatment with a makeup consultation fit for a queen as they dine on delectable pastries and finger sandwiches. RSVP at (312) 932-4619.

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    The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
    40 E. Erie Street
    (312) 482-8933
    @DriehausMuseum

    Mother’s Day Brunch
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    This year, the Museum’s Gilded Age ballroom will be a bedazzling sight to see and the perfect place to treat Mom for an afternoon she will always cherish and remember. Celebrate this special day beginning with a Prosecco toast, followed by a delicious buffet brunch catered by Jordan’s Food of Distinction. Pianist Beckie Menzie, with vocalist Laura Freeman will perform a dazzling array of songs befitting with the occasion (requests welcome!). Capture the moment with a special complimentary keepsake photograph and don’t forget to visit the special exhibition, Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry.

    Tickets are $90 for adults and $45 for youths 13 and under, which includes admission to the Museum. Advance ticket purchase is required.

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    Thompson Hotel
    21 E. Bellevue Place
    (312) 266-2100
    @ThompsonChicago

    A Brunch Above
    Take the worry out of planning and let Thompson Chicago create the perfect itinerary for Mom on her special day. Treat her to a day of decadence and pampering with a limited-availability Mother’s Day package that includes a one-night stay in a Terrace Penthouse Suite, an in-room mimosa bar, an in-room massage, Alfresco Brunch on the terrace for up to 4 guests, and a late check-out at 3 p.m.

    Viand

    Viand Bar and Kitchen
    155 E. Ontario Street
    (312) 660-2410
    @ViandChicago

    Mother’s Day Special
    7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Mothers eat free at Viand Bar & Kitchen, so join us for brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day! Mothers get a free entrée with purchase of a second entrée. Brunch specials and $5 mimosas & $6 bloody marys! Reservations are recommended.

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    Build-A-Bear
    140 E. Walton
    (312) 787-2200
    @BuildABear

    Make a gift your mom will treasure! Add a sweet Build-A-Sound message YOU record.

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    H2O Plus
    600 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 397-1243
    @H2OPlusUSA

    April 15 – May 9
    Receive 20% off your purchase of 3 or more Sea Results products

    May 1 – 10
    Receive 20% off your purchase of 3 or more spa products.

    LeCreuset Mothers Day

    Le Creuset
    47 E. Ohio Street
    (312) 340-5085
    @lecreuset

    April 10 – May 10
    Anyone who stops in at our Ohio Street Boutique will receive a free linen wine cooler sleeve with any purchase over $150.

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    NoMI
    800 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 239-4030
    @NoMIchicago

    A Taste of NoMI Spa for Mother’s Day
    This Mother’s Day, treat mom to the ultimate pampering session with the NoMI Spa Tasting Menu experience. To delight any mom’s tastes, this customizable package allows mom to choose any three of our NoMI Spa 45-minute services with 20% off the final price. Treatments available include some of our most popular, like a custom massage, custom facial and seasonal manicures or pedicures. Price varies depending on treatments chosen. RSVP at (312) 239 4200.

    Mother’s Day Weekend 2015 Getaway
    May 8 – 11
    Stay at the luxurious Park Hyatt Chicago for a spring occasions and enjoy:
    • Great savings on a room rate
    • Complimentary wi-fi
    • Convenient location to all of Chicago’s top attractions
    Book our Mother’s Day rate now, use offer code LUXURY or reserve a room here.

    Odyssey Mother's Day

    Odyssey Cruise Chicago
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (888) 957-2634
    @OdysseyChicago

    Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Bring the entire family aboard the elegant Odyssey in Chicago and treat Mom to an experience she’ll always remember. Enjoy: creative cuisine, DJ entertainment, outstanding service, dancing and a sophisticated atmosphere. Purchase tickets here.

    Spirit of Chicago

    Spirit of Chicago
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (888) 957-2634
    @SpiritNavyPier

    Mother’s Day Cruise
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    Get out on the water this Mother’s Day! Give Mom the day off and treat her to a special event full of festivities and fun aboard Spirit of Chicago. With a mouthwatering buffet, interactive DJ entertainment, dancing and spectacular views, this will surely be a Mother’s Day she’ll remember. Purchase tickets here.

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    The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
    40 E. Erie Street
    (312) 482-8933
    @DriehausMuseum

    Museum Store Mother’s Day Trunk Show
    May 2
    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    With Mother’s Day quickly approaching and limited time to find that perfect gift, the Museum Store is bringing back its Mother’s Day spring trunk show. There will be items from two of the Museum’s most popular vendors: Two’s Company and Tea Forte. Two’s Company will have their representative, Dawn Benson, on hand from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. to discuss what inspires their designers and to help you pick out the perfect gift for Mom or perhaps even yourself. Access to the Museum Store is included in your admission or feel free to just come in and shop and come back to browse the Museum on another date.

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  • The Pen Thai

    April 2015

    Top 5 Things To Do This Month

    Check out our recommendations below for the Top 5 things to do in Chicago on The Magnificent Mile this month!

    1) Tastefully Thai (April 9 – 15)
    2) Earth Day (April 22)
    3) National Telephone Day (April 25)
    4) NFL Draft Chicago (April 30 – May 2)
    5) Outdoor Dining

    1) Tastefully Thai (April 9 – 15)

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    The Peninsula Chicago presents Tastefully Thai, an exciting showcase of the very best of Thai cuisine, culture, art and wellness. This week long showcase includes Thai-Inspired spa treatments that can refresh and rejuvenate your body and mind, authentic Thai dishes with a contemporary twist, afternoon tea, a Sunday brunch station, festive décor and more! Find out all the details here.

    2) Earth Day (April 22)

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    Stay in a LEED certified or Green Seal certified hotel, explore the Earth Revealed Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry or “Party with the Planet” at the Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo. There are so many great ways to get involved on The Magnificent Mile for Earth Day in Chicago. Discover more ways on how you can positively impact our Earth here.

    3) National Telephone Day (April 25)

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    In 1915, the first transcontinental telephone call was made from the AT&T office in New York City, to Thomas Watson in San Francisco. Additionally, in 1983, the first cell phone call was made at Soldier Field in Chicago. To celebrate “National Telephone Day” visit AT&T on Michigan Avenue to see their new exhibit, “The Journey of Innovation.” The display features an interactive gallery that highlights milestones within AT&T’s journey and their importance in Chicago. Stop in and see how modern technologies connect with the past, and learn how the journey of innovation continues to expand.

    4) NFL Draft Chicago (April 30 – May 2)

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    The National Football League (NFL) Draft is back in Chicago after 51 years! The draft will be held at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University April 30 – May 2. Fans can head over to Chicago’s Grant Park for three days full of live music, interactive games and the chance to meet players. Not far from the festivities in Draft Town, fans can take a short walk across the river to The Magnificent Mile for an iconic Chicago experience. You can see the full list of offers and events here.

    5) Outdoor Dining

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    Patio season and al fresco dining are here! The Magnificent Mile has a number of recommendations for restaurants in Chicago with outdoor seating to better enjoy the warmer weather. Drop into one of these outdoor dining spots for drinks and dinner this spring and summer season. Check out our recommendations here.

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  • Odyssey

    April 2015

    April Chicago Offers & Events

    Check out these great April 2015 offers and events on The Magnificent Mile! Experience breathtaking views aboard a cruise on the Chicago River, enjoy great savings as you shop, and indulge in exceptional dining specials. Discover where to shop, stay, dine and explore during the Spring season and the Passover holiday!

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    Bar Toma

    Bar Toma
    110 E. Pearson Street
    (312) 266-3110
    @BarToma

    Special incentive for interactive Pizza Tossing Classes
    Through April 30
    Book and host and event for 15 guests or more and we will waive the $5 per person class fee.

    Luncheon Offer
    Through May 31
    Book and host your next luncheon for 10 or more guests with a set menu in place and all room fees and minimums will be waived.
    Please contact our Events Manager for more information: parties@bartomachicago.com.

    Beatrix

    Beatrix
    519 N. Clark Street
    (312) 284-1377
    @BeatrixChicago

    Passover Offer
    April 3 – 11
    Beatrix will offer holiday friendly pastries and desserts including signature gluten free flourless Tall, Dark & Handsome chocolate cake ($8.95 a slice/$50 whole cake) and raspberry macaroons $2.95. To pre-order chocolate cake, please call with at least 48 hour notice.

    Carnivale

    Carnivale
    702 W. Fulton Market
    (312) 850-5005
    @Carnivale312

    Spring Break Family Brunch
    April 12
    11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
    “Spring Break Family Brunch” will feature a kid-friendly menu and tons of fun entertainment for adults and kids alike including a stilt walker, magician, face painter, DJ and more! RSVP at (312) 850-5005, or online at www.carnivalechicago.com/reservations.

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    Del Frisco’s
    58 E. Oak Street
    (312) 888-2499
    @Del_Friscos

    Cellar Soiree
    April 16
    5:30 p.m.
    Join us at the historic Esquire Theatre for a four-course dinner with special guest Jean-Louis Carbonnier, the Director of the Americas for Chateau Palmer. $495 per person. Please call to RSVP!

    Joe's

    Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
    60 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 379-5637
    @joeschicago

    Passover Dinner
    April 3 – 4
    4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Celebrate Passover at Joe’s. Our menu features Gefilte Fish with Red Beet Horseradish, Bibb Lettuce and Chive Salad and Suzy Friedman’s Vegetarian Chopped Liver, Matzo Ball Soup and your choice of Herb Roasted Chicken, Braised Brisket of Beef or Wild Striped Bass en Papillote with Zucchini, Tomato and Shallot. Save room for a slice of Chocolate Macaroon Pie. Dinner is $45.95 per person not including tax or gratuity. Carry out and delivery also available. Please call to RSVP!

    Mity Nice

    Mity Nice Bar & Grill
    835 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 335-4745
    @MityNice

    Passover Dinner
    April 3 – 4
    Passover dinner will include signature favorites including Matzo Ball Soup, Herb-Roasted Chicken, Carrot Tzimmes, Potato Pancakes and Flourless Chocolate Cake. Price is $36.95, $16.95 for kids 12 and under + tax (gratuity not included). Please call to RSVP and for more information.

    Morton's

    Morton’s The Steakhouse
    65 E. Wacker Place
    (312) 201-0410
    @Mortons

    Johnnie Walker & WSJ+ Tasting Event
    April 16
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Join Morton’s for an evening of the finest Scotch paired with signature hors d’oeuvres.  A Johnnie Walker Master of Whisky will guide you through the time-honored tradition of aging and blending classic premium Scotch whiskeys.  Order tickets here.

    Osteria Via Stato

    Osteria Via Stato
    620 N. State Street
    (312) 642-8450
    @OsteriaViaStato

    Passover Offer
    April 3 – 4
    The multi-course meal, including antipasti, entrée, sides and dessert with a variety of dishes such as Suzy Friedman’s Vegetarian Chopped Liver, House Marinated Olives, Slow-Braised Beef Short Rib, Fennel-Crusted Flounder, Crispy Polenta Cake, Ginger-Glazed Carrots, Homemade Vanilla Gelato with Fruit Compote, Homemade Chocolate Bar. The cost is $39.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or RSVP, call or visit www.osteriaviastato.com.

    NoMi

    NoMi Kitchen
    800 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 335-1234
    @NoMiChicago

    An Evening with Veuve Clicquot
    April 15
    7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    The night, hosted by renowned oenologist at the Champagne House Veuve Clicquot, Pierre Casenave, will transport guests’ palates to Reims, France (located in the renowned Champagne-Ardenne region) where the House’s vineyards are located over 393 hectares of land. Bringing a unique chemistry-driven perspective to winemaking, Casenove will lead guests through a progressive tasting of the House’s most coveted labels while also sharing the rich history and exceptional practices of the brand.

    To complement the night’s libations, Chef de Cuisine Paul Dobroski will prepare a four-course meal of memorable and inspired dishes meant to excite the already present tasting notes of the champagne.

    Tickets are $175 per person with availability up to 18 guests.
    RSVP at (312) 239-4075 or by email at nomi@hyatt.com.

    Peninsula

    The Peninsula Chicago
    108 E. Superior Street
    (312) 337-2888
    @ThePeninsulaChi

    Tastefully Thai
    The Peninsula Chicago is presenting “Tastefully Thai,” an exciting showcase of the very best of Thai cuisine, culture, art and wellness.

    Thai Chef Week
    April 9 – 15
    Chef Anuwat “Nu” Morakotjantachote, Executive Sous Chef at The Peninsula Chicago, will helm the kitchen at The Lobby to prepare authentic Thai dishes with a contemporary twist. Some of the home-style dishes are based on recipes passed down across the centuries by royal palace cooks, including, Phad Prig-Gaean Pa Nau (stir-fried beef, curry, and green peppercorn), Khoa-Hom (steamed jasmine rice) and Pla Sam Rod (deep-fried sea bass with sweet, spicy and sour sauce). Guests can select from two prix fixe menu options: a 3-course menu priced at $55 or a 5-course menu priced at $95 per guest.

    Thai-inspired Afternoon Tea
    April 9 – 15
    The world-famous Peninsula Afternoon Tea receives a mouth-watering South East Asian makeover, with Thai-inspired sweet pastries and savory delicacies such as Mee-krob (tapioca pearl filled with peanut, chicken, turnip) and Kanompang Nar Koong (crispy puff with pork) accompanied by traditional Thai iced tea. Afternoon Tea in The Lobby is priced at $55 per guest.

    Turndown Treats
    April 9 – 15
    During the Tastefully Thai celebration from April 9 – 15, every hotel guest will receive a Thai-themed turndown amenity.

    Thai Brunch Station
    April 12
    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Sunday Brunch will showcase an authentic Thai cuisine station featuring snow fish with three types of sauces, Phad Thai Noodle, Tom Yum Soup, and Green Curry Chicken. Brunch is served in The Lobby and priced at $75 per guest.

    RSVP at (312) 573 6695 or email diningpch@peninsula.com.

    Vertigo

    Vertigo Sky Lounge
    2 W. Erie Street
    (312) 202-6060
    @VertigoChicago

    Network & Social Event
    April 23
    6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers while networking at your own pace in one of River North’s most revered venues. RSVP here.

    Wildfire

    Wildfire
    159 W. Erie Street
    (312) 787-9000
    @WildfireRest

    Passover Offer
    April 3 – 4
    4:00 p.m.
    Bring your family and friends to Wildfire and let us do the cooking this Passover. We will be serving a Passover Club Menu served family style for groups of six or more, featuring traditional holiday dishes like Matzoh Ball Soup, Matzoh crusted Alaskan cod, braised brisket of beef and chocolate almond macaroons for $39.95 per person and $16.95 for children 12 and under. Passover party platters will also be available to serve to your holiday gathering at home. Our regular menu will also be available, along with traditional dishes featured as specials for the evening. Gluten-free Passover menu options will also be available.

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    CHM

    Chicago History Museum
    160 N. Clark Street
    (312) 642-4600
    @ChicagoMuseum

    Devil in the White City
    April 25
    1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Based on Erik Larson’s best-selling book, this tour takes you back to 1893. Follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes. Visit the former sites of the fairgrounds and infamous murder castle, the Garden of the Phoenix, and more. Buy tickets here.

    Chicago First Lady

    Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
    112 E. Wacker Drive
    (847) 358-1330
    @CFLCruises

    CAF River Cruise
    Beginning April 4
    Chicago’s First Lady Cruises is now offering the CAF River Cruise.

    Hot Tix

    Chicago League of Theatres “Hot Tix”
    72 E. Randolph Street
    163 E. Pearson Street
    108 N. State Street

    @HotTix

    Half-Price Theatre Tickets 
    Great half-price offers, as well as a special $59 offer for THE BOOK OF MORMON for select April dates (available online-only!).

    You can’t experience Chicago without experiencing one of its 250 theatre companies. Buy half-price tickets online at www.HotTix.org.

    Fado

    Fado Irish Pub
    100 W. Grand Avenue
    (312) 836-0066
    @fadochicago

    The Founder Night Out
    April 16
    6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Attend a fun social event where you can meet local entrepreneurs and technology CEOs, and share your business ideas and aspirations with like-minded peers. There will also be the local Founder Institute Director, Mentors, and Graduates in attendance. Join us for drinks and some startup networking!

    HOB

    House of Blues
    329 N.Dearborn Street
    (312) 923-2000
    @HOBChicago

    Spin to Break the Cycle
    April 18
    8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
    A high-energy indoor cycling event at the iconic House of Blues Chicago that raises funds to support World Sport Chicago’s programs, which are having a tangible impact on reducing violence in Chicago. Whether you are an avid cyclist or a first-time rider, this event is a unique and inspiring way for you to get active in making a difference. Sign up today as an individual rider to spin for one or three hours or get a group together and form a team. In addition to a rewarding workout, participants will enjoy a post-spin celebration, free massages, games, product samples and giveaways, a free event tech t-shirt and exciting fundraising rewards with drawings and prizes!

    The registration fee is $30 and there is a $300 fundraising minimum for each hour of spinning. RSVP here.

    Lowes Spa

    Loews Chicago Hotel
    455 N. Park Drive
    (312) 840-6600

    @Loews_Hotels

    Spring Awakening at Spa at Loews Chicago
    April 1 – May 30
    Spring is just around the corner, which means that the gloves and boots can finally come off and be put away for another year. Spa at Loews Chicago would like to help you prepare to be barefoot-and-fancy-free with our special Spring Awakening offer.

    Book your next massage or facial at Spa at Loews Chicago between April 1–May 30, 2015 and receive a complimentary Nourishing Hand and Foot Treatment—a rich and decadent treatment that will leave your hands and feet ready to see the light of day!

    Odyssey

    Odyssey Cruise Chicago
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (888) 957-2634
    @OdysseyChicago

    Full Moon Dinner
    April 4
    Step aboard Odyssey for an unforgettable evening under a star-filled, moonlit sky. Savor creative appetizers and entrées prepared fresh onboard daily and sample mouthwatering desserts. Dance or sit back and relax as unmatched skyline views drift past your table. After dinner, stroll the outside decks and enjoy the spectacular sights of Chicago when the moon is at its fullest, illuminating the city skyline.

    Seadog

    Seadog Navy Pier
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (888) 957-2634
    @SeadogNavyPier

    Lakefront Speedboat Rides
    Beginning April 13 (weather permitting)
    11:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
    Our 30-Minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour is the best way to view Chicago from the lake, combining an exciting speedboat ride along the shoreline with informative and amusing descriptions of the world famous Chicago skyline!

    Spirit Cruise

    Spirit of Chicago
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (888) 957-2634
    @SpiritNavyPier

    Eat Drink and B. Mary Brunch Cruises
    Beginning April 12
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Experience Spirit of Chicago’s new Sunday Brunch Cruises on Lake Michigan. Every Sunday take in sensational views of the city skyline, enjoy a delicious buffet-style brunch menu and sip a custom Bloody Mary cocktail. Build your own Bloody Mary from a selection of gourmet ingredients; including bacon-infused vodka, blue cheese stuffed olives, antipasto skewers and more. RSVP here.

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    The Drake Hotel
    140 E. Walton
    (312) 787-2200
    @DrakeChicago

    Mad Men Final Season Watch Party
    April 5
    7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    The Drake Hotel’s Coq d’Or almost identically resembles the hit TV show Mad Men, making it the perfect setting to host the Mad Men Final Season Watch Party. Guests are encouraged to dress in their most dapper outfits while sipping on an Old Fashioned or White Russian as Coq d’Or premieres the Final Season of Mad Men. Guests will enjoy a Mad Men inspired menu and cocktails. This event is free and open to the public.

    Saks and MCA

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E. Chicago Avenue
    (312) 280-2660
    @mcachicago

    Cocktail Reception & Fashion Show
    April 13
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Saks Fifth Avenue invites you to a private cocktail reception and fashion show in honor of Peter Copping, Creative Director, Oscar de la Renta at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to benefit A Better Chicago. RSVP by April 6. Order tickets here.

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    American Girl

    American Girl Place
    835 N. Michigan Avenue
    (877) 247-5223
    @American_Girl

    Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration
    April 11: 8:00 a.m.
    April 25: 8:00 a.m.
    Celebrate the sweet world of Grace—our 2015 Girl of the Year! Your girl will get a fun baker’s apron craft to decorate for herself and her doll. Plus, she’ll decorate delicious cookies—just like the ones Grace would make—and a cute bakery box for taking them home.

    Babette

    Babette
    25 E. Huron Street
    (312) 642-8193
    @ShopBabette

    Fall 2015 Collection Preview
    April 23 – 26
    Join our Chicago store as we showcase our Fall 2015 Collection: Renaissance Women. This is also a chance to preview and pre-order from our beautiful Fall 2015 line.

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    KinzieHotel

    Kinzie Hotel
    20 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 395-9000
    @KinzieHotel

    April Showers, May Flowers Package 
    Celebrate springtime in Chicago with our spectacular special inspired by the old saying “April showers bring May flowers!” Chase away the April showers with one of our signature Kinzie umbrellas—yours to keep and take home with you. Welcome the May flowers with a lush in-room floral arrangement plus a bottle of sparkling wine. Package details here.

    Explore Chicago Package
    Enjoy the ultimate vacation with one of the best shopping deals in Chicago, providing exclusive shopping coupons to shops along The Magnificent Mile. Enhance your visit to Chicago by adding on tickets to Skydeck Chicago, City Passes or a 1-quart tin of Garrett Popcorn. The package also includes a Nightly Manager’s Reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and exclusive shopping coupons.

    Point of View Package
    Tour the city with a GoPro video camera, bikes and helmet for use during your stay plus road maps of Chicago. Enhance your Chi-perience by adding on a picnic basket from Pastoral to enjoy at a favorite city spot. You will receive a Go-Pro camera to use during your stay as well as a bike, helmet and bike lock!

    Park On Us Package
    As you explore downtown Chicago hotel deals, free parking is likely to be top of mind. Although there are many excellent Chicago hotel deals, free parking is a perk that is hard to find. Fortunately, Kinzie Hotel makes it possible to leave the car with us while you explore Chicago and all the nearby sites like Millennium Park, Navy Pier and more!

    Ritz

    Ritz-Carlton Chicago
    160 E. Pearson Street
    (312) 266-1000
    @RCChicago

    Spring Break Offer
    March 27 – April 11
    For the first time ever, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago has developed a special spring break itinerary. Over the two weeks, there will be an a.m., p.m. and late night activity and we are turning one of our event spaces into a game room. There will be cookie and pizza making classes, scavenger hunts, magic shows, ceramic painting, games on the newly- renovated basketball court, dive-in movies in the pool and more!

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    The Peninsula Chicago
    108 E. Superior Street
    (312) 337-2888
    @ThePeninsulaChi

    Thai-Inspired Spa Treatments
    Beginning April 9
    Thailand is a haven of Oriental wellness excellence, and guests at The Peninsula Spa can refresh and rejuvenate body and mind with a Simply Peninsula Wat Pho Royal Thai Massage. The Peninsula Hotels have partnered with the celebrated Wat Pho temple in Bangkok, home to one of the earliest Thai massage schools, where Peninsula therapists are taught traditional Thai massage in an exclusive teaching program. This holistic treatment is a signature feature of the new Peninsula Wellness global initiative.

    RSVP at (312) 573-6860 or email spapch@peninsula.com.

    Festive Thai Décor
    April 9 – 15
    Continuing the celebration of Tastefully Thai, The Lobby will showcase a display of bright and colorful elephants in full support of the Elephant Parade®, The Peninsula Hotels’ partnering organization, in an effort to create millions of smiles and raise awareness of the need for elephant conservation. The Peninsula Chicago will auction off these handcrafted replicas, with all proceeds benefiting the Elephant Parade®.

     

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    Spring 2015

    My Day on The Magnificent Mile

    Hey! I’m Elizabeth, one of the interns here on The Magnificent Mile. I’m originally from small town Iowa and am getting a taste of big city living this spring. The Magnificent Mile is definitely the place to stay if you want to get the true Chicago experience.  Food, shops and attractions are all a short walk away!

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    On a beautiful spring Saturday, a shopping trip is in order.  When the sun comes out, so do all the shoppers.  The sidewalks are bustling with local Chicagoans and tourists.  I started the day at the 900 Shops, which is a blend of well-known luxury labels and local boutiques. I spent some time browsing the new Kate Spade spring purse collection.

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    I then headed south on North Michigan Avenue towards Crate & Barrel.  Since I am getting married this summer, I learned about their Wedding Parties event where the bride gets to register for gifts with the help of a staff member while enjoying refreshments.

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    Next I headed to the AT&T Flagship Store to learn more about the history of the telephone in their new exhibit.  Did you know that the first cell phone call was made in Chicago?! The interactive tablets offer you fun facts about Chicago, AT&T and the telephone.

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    I kept walking south and stopped in H2O+ to smell the wonderfully scented bath items. Looping around, I stopped in at Garrett Popcorn Shops for an afternoon pick-me-up. Everyone raves about how good the popcorn is, and they’re right.  It was worth the wait in line.

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    The last store of the day was my favorite.  The four story flagship Nike store holds a wall of past year’s Air Jordan shoes.  Just stepping in the store makes you want to go workout.

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    Before supper, we headed across the river to the Art Institute to check out a few exhibits.  I could have spent my entire day in there looking at all the beautiful art pieces.  My favorite exhibit is the Thorne Miniature Rooms.  They are so realistic and definitely something to check out!

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    We headed back up Michigan Avenue to NoMi Kitchen for sushi.  It was the best I’ve had in the city and the view of Michigan Avenue while eating supper is one of the best as well.

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    Last but certainly not least, I stopped by Ghirardelli, because what better way to end a day of shopping than with chocolate and ice cream?

    It was a successful day on The Magnificent Mile full of unique shopping and delicious food.  Make a plan before heading out for the day so you fit in everything you want to do.  Concierge’s or retail salespeople are great to ask for suggestions on where to visit. If you can’t fit everything in during your stay, you’ll just have to visit again!

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    April 30 – May 2

    NFL Draft Chicago 2015

    The National Football League (NFL) Draft is back in Chicago after 51 years! The draft will be held at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University April 30 – May 2. Fans can head over to Chicago’s Grant Park for three days full of live music, interactive games and the chance to meet players. Not far from the festivities in Draft Town, fans can take a short walk across the river to The Magnificent Mile for an iconic Chicago experience.

    For information on NFL Draft Chicago 2015 ticket distribution, location, activities and attractions please click here.

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    Hampton Inn
    160 E. Huron Street
    (312) 706-0888
    @chicagohampton

    NFL Draft Exclusive Offer
    Book the Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile and stay in the middle of the action. Stay two nights or more and take advantage of these special discounts. RSVP here.

    Homewood Sutie Room

    Homewood Suites
    40 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 644-2222
    @HomewoodChi

    NFL Draft Exclusive Offer
    Score Extra Points when you take advantage of these SUITE deals at the Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile. RSVP here.

    Hote Blake

    Hotel Blake
    500 S. Dearborn Street
    (312) 986-1234
    @hotelblake

    NFL Draft Exclusive Offer
    April 29 – May 3
    -One free bucket of beer upon arrival
    -One breakfast voucher for two at the world-famous Meli Café ($45 value)
    -A $25 credit at Meli Café for you to enjoy any time you want
    -The opportunity to enjoy superior amenities in the heart of Downtown Chicago
    RSVP here

    Kinzie Hotel

    Kinzie Hotel
    20 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 395-9000
    @KinzieHotel

    NFL Draft
    April 30 – May 2
    The Kinzie will offer football cookies and football beads for all guest staying with us during the NFL Draft

    Red Roof Inn

    Red Roof Inn
    162 E. Ontario Street
    (312) 787-3580
    @RedRoofDChicago

    Celebrate Draft Day
    April 29 – May 3
    Celebrate Draft Day with Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile and save with 15% off of the best available room rate. Use VP# 610764 when booking to receive discount!
    RSVP here.

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    Shoreline Sightseeing
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 222-9328
    @ShorelineSights

    NFL Discount
    Through May 20
    Shoreline Sightseeing joins in the excitement surrounding the return of the NFL Draft to Chicago with $3 off adult tickets for day or evening Architecture River Tours when purchased in advance on Shoreline’s website or mobile website. Ticket buyers can enter Code NFL at checkout to generate the additional $3 savings per adult ticket; limit four. Savings are available to general public, NFL Draft staff or attendees through May 20, 2015.
    Ticketing information here.

    The Second City

    Second City Theater
    1616 N. Wells Street
    (312) 337-3992
    @TheSecondCity

    NFL Discount
    Use the code: NFL to receive 25% off tickets to see the hilarious sketch comedy show: The Second City’s Life Hacks.
    Show dates: April 28 at 8:00 p.m. or May 3 at 4:00 p.m. Limit 2 tickets per order. Subject to availability. Box Office (312) 662-4562

    ZED451

    ZED451
    739 N. Clark Street
    (312) 266-6691
    @ZED451

    Food & Drink Special
    April 30
    In honor of the draft ZED451 is having a $5 beer special for all beers by the bottle and on tap.  Guests can also order wings for just $5.

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    Spring 2015

    Spring 2015 Fashion Trends

    Put winter weather behind you and spring forward on The Magnificent Mile! Shopping for Spring 2015 fashion trends in Chicago is easy with these tips from The Shops at North Bridge. This season’s trends are all about gingham and geometric patterns, so go ahead and stripe a pose with these fresh looks.

    This season's trends are all about gingham and geometric patterns

    Gingham skirt

    Gingham top

    Cool Girl Gingham
    Everyone’s favorite check pattern is now more than just picnic-worthy! Gingham is showing up everywhere, from dresses, skirts and swimsuits to handbags and sunglasses, and was all over the spring runways with a swingy, flowy vibe. Mix and match the size of your checks for even more of a statement!
    Looks available from Nordstrom at The Shops at North Bridge,520 N. Michigan Avenue, Levels 1 – 4.

    Choose your own Shirtdress adventure like this beautiful blue dress

    Choose your own shirtdress adventure like this cute yellow one

    Choose Your Own Shirtdress Adventure

    Choose Your Own Shirtdress Adventure
    This ever-classic style is reimagined this season with drop waists, drawstrings, geometric patterns, sashes, slits and more! Wear a new one for each occasion and go from work to cocktail hour to weekend in a snap (or a button or a tie or a . . . ).
    Looks available from Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio at The Shops at North Bridge, 51 E. Ohio Street.

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    Yellow geometric necklace

    Punch up your wardrobe with a pop of yellow! There’s a shade for everyone – find one that works best with your skin tone and feel sunny all day. Looks available from Charming Charlie at The Shops at North Bridge, Level 3.
    Let The Sunshine In
    Punch up your wardrobe with a pop of yellow! There’s a shade for everyone – find one that works best with your skin tone and feel sunny all day.
    Looks available from Charming Charlie at The Shops at North Bridge, Level 3.

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    Stripe a Pose
    This year’s stripes have a modern, graphic feel, with vertical lines running every which way – resulting in an oh-so-flattering and sophisticated look when placed just right on your body!
    Looks available from Chico’s at The Shops at North Bridge, Level 2.

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    Spring/Summer 2015

    Outdoor Dining Spots in Chicago

    The first day of spring is only one week away, which means patio season and al fresco dining are just around the corner! The Magnificent Mile has a number of recommendations for restaurants in Chicago with outdoor seating to better enjoy the warmer weather. Drop into one of these outdoor dining spots for drinks and dinner this spring and summer season.

    Three Forks

    III Forks
    180 N. Field Boulevard
    (312) 938-4303
    @IIIForksChicago

    676 R&B Patio dining

    676 Restaurant & Bar
    676 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 944-6664
    @676Restaurant

    Bar Toma Patio dinning

    Bar Toma
    110 E. Pearson Street
    (312) 266-3110
    @BarToma

    Cafe Des Architectes Patio

    Café Des Architectes
    20 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 324-4063
    @SofitelChicago

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    Carmine’s
    1043 N. Rush Street
    (312) 988-7676
    @RosebudChicago

    David Burke's Primehouse

    David Burke’s Primehouse
    616 N. Rush Street
    (312) 660-6000
    @DBPrimeHouse

    Deca Restaurant and Bar

    deca RESTAURANT + BAR
    160 E. Pearson Street
    (312) 573-5160
    @DecaChicago

    Del Friscos

    Del Frisco’s
    58 E. Oak Street
    (312) 888-2499
    @Del_Friscos

    Devon Seafood Grill

    Devon Seafood Grill
    39 E. Chicago Avenue
    (312) 440-8660
    @devonchicago

    ENO Wine Bar

    ENO Wine Bar
    505 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 944-4100
    @ENOontheMagMile

    Fado Irish Pub

    Fadó Irish Pub
    100 W. Grand Avenue
    (312) 836-0066
    @FadoChicago

    Filini Restaurant and Bar

    Filini Bar and Restaurant
    221 N. Columbus Drive
    (312) 477-0234
    @FiliniChicago

    Harry Caray Steakhouse

    Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
    33 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 828-0966
    @HarryCarays

    Harry Caray's Navy Pier

    Harry Caray’s Tavern-Navy Pier
    700 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 527-9700
    @HarryCarays

    Howells & Hood

    Howells & Hood
    435 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 262-5310
    @HowellsandHood

    Labriola Ristorante & Cafe

    Labriola Ristorante & Cafe
    535 N.Michigan Avenue
    (312) 955-3100
    @LabriolaRistora

    Le Colonial

    Le Colonial
    937 N. Rush Street
    (312) 255-0088
    @lecolonialchi

    Lux Bar

    Lux Bar
    18 E. Bellevue Place
    (312) 642-3400
    @LuxBarChicago

    McCormick & Schmick’s

    McCormick & Schmick’s
    41 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 397-9500
    @McandSchmicks

    McCormick & Schmick’s
    1 E. Upper Wacker Drive
    (312) 923-7226
    @McandSchmicks

    Mercadito Kitchen

    Mercadito Kitchen
    10 E. Delaware Place.
    (312) 640-8141
    @MercKitchen

    Mike Ditka’s Restaurant

    Mike Ditka’s Restaurant
    100 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 587-8989
    @DitkaRestaurant

    NoMi

    NoMi
    800 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 239-4030
    @NoMiChicago

    Park Grill Chicago

    Park Grill Chicago
    11 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 521-7275
    @ParkGrillMP

    Petterino’s

    Petterino’s
    150 N. Dearborn Street
    (312) 422-0150
    @Petterinos

    Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush

    Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
    437 N. Rush Street
    (312) 222-0101
    @437Rush

    Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula

    Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula
    108 E. Superior Street
    (312) 573-6749
    @ThePeninsulaChi

    Purple Pig

    Purple Pig
    500 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 464-1744
    @ThePigChicago

    Riva Crab House

    Riva
    700 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 644-7482
    @RivaCrabHouse

    River Roast

    River Roast
    315 N. LaSalle Street
    (312) 822-0100
    @RiverRoastChi

    Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant

    Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant
    1 W. Grand Avenue
    (312) 755-9339
    @RockBottomChi

    ROOF on theWit

    ROOF on theWit
    201 N. State Street
    (312) 239-9502
    @TheWitChicago

    Rosebud on Rush

    Rosebud on Rush
    720 N. Rush Street
    (312) 266-6444
    @RosebudChicago

    Shanghai Terrace

    Shanghai Terrace
    108 E. Superior Street
    (312) 575-6744
    @ThePeninsulaChi

    Streeterville Social at Loews
    Streeterville Social at Loews Hotel
    455 N. Park Drive
    (312) 840-6600

    Sullivans Steakhouse

    Sullivan’s Steakhouse
    415 N. Dearborn Street
    (312) 527-3510
    @SullivansSteak

    Sweetwater Tavern and Grille

    Sweetwater Tavern & Grille
    225 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 698-7111
    @SweetwaterChi

    Tavern On Rush

    Tavern on Rush
    1031 N. Rush Street
    (312) 664-9600
    @TavernOnRush

    Trump Terrace

    The Terrace at Trump
    401 N. Wabash Avenue
    (312) 588-8600
    @TrumpChicago

    Vertigo Sky Lounge

    Vertigo Sky Lounge
    2 W. Erie Street
    (312) 202-6060
    @VertigoChicago

    Viand Bar & Kitchen

    Viand Bar & Kitchen
    155 E. Ontario Street
    (312) 255-8505
    @ViandChicago

    Weber Grill Restaurant

    Weber Grill Restaurant 
    539 N. State Street
    (312) 467-9696
    @thewebergrill

    Zed 451

    Zed451
    739 N. Clark Street
    (312) 266-6691
    @Zed451

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    Spring 2015

    Explore Museum Exhibits Opening this Spring!

    Visit some of Chicago’s world renowned museums this spring to explore the new exhibits opening on The Magnificent Mile. The Art Institute is featuring 11 distinctive exhibits in 2015, two of which opened February 21.  Plan a visit to the Chicago History Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Science & Industry and more when you discover what Chicago has to offer.

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    Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 443-3600
    @artinstitutechi

    Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840
    March 17 – June 7
    Presenting 300 objects drawn from collections across North America, this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of Ireland during the long 18th century.

    March 21 – July 11
    This exhibition explores the designs of architect Milton Schwartz, whose midcentury high-rises, hotels, and restaurants helped to shape modern American skylines from Chicago to Las Vegas.

    Spreading Devotion: Japanese and European Religious Prints
    April 4 – July 21
    This first collaboration between the departments of Prints and Drawings and Asian Art brings together works from both collections to explore the printed traditions fostered by devotional practices.

    Chatter: Architecture Talks Back
    April 11 – July 12
    Five architects look at how new modes of communication have influenced the ways in which ideas are constructed and communicated in the development, production, and presentation of architecture.

    Liz Larner
    April 24 – September 27
    Two recent X-form sculptures highlight the Los Angeles–based sculptor Liz Larner’s commitment to both Permaculture and the object.

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    Chicago History Museum
    1601 N. Clark Street
    (312) 642-4600
    @ChicagoMuseum

    The Secret Lives of Objects
    Opening Saturday, March 21
    The vast collection of artifacts, documents, and images tells millions of stories, from sassy to somber, historic to heartfelt, ridiculous to sublime. Highlights include Charlie Chaplin’s cane, Nathan Leopold’s glasses, and the Appomattox Court House table.

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    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E. Chicago Avenue
    (312) 280-2660
    @mcachicago

    BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Faheem Majeed
    March 10 – August 16
    For Faheem Majeed’s first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation.

    Keren Cytter
    March 28 – October 4
    Keren Cytter plays with the conventions of narrative cinema to reveal or upend their unwritten rules. Her pared-down style of filmmaking utilizes the barest of resources; she often films in her own apartment and incorporates intentionally kitschy, lo-fi effects.

    S, M, L, XL
    May 9 – October 4
    The democratized approach to the role art plays within a museum, gallery, or home continues to the present day, with contemporary artists self-consciously creating works that interact with audiences. S, M, L, XL highlights four works that reflect this artistic attitude across five decades. 

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    Museum of Science & Industry
    5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
    (773) 684-1414
    @msichicago

    Materials Science
    Opening Thursday, March 19
    In this exhibit you’ll learn about familiar materials, like plastics and metals, how breakthroughs in materials science have touched all aspects of our lives and discover where materials science is headed next.

    Robot Revolution
    Opening Thursday, May 21
    This exhibit will explore how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together.

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    Richard Driehaus Museum
    40 E. Erie Street
    (312) 482-8933
    @DriehausMuseum

    Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry
    February 14 – January 3
    This exhibit features more than 250 exemplary works of art jewelry between the Victorian Era and theFirst World War, including cloak clasps, hair ornaments, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and several tiaras. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates the international proliferation of art jewelry through the lens of woman as its maker and muse.

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    Shedd Aquarium
    1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
    (312) 939-2438
    @shedd_aquarium

    Amphibians Exhibit
    Opening May 2015
    Get ready for a toadally ribbitting experience! Learn more about these amazing animals—including salamanders, frogs and rarely seen caecilians.

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    Ongoing!

    FREE Historical Tours at Water Tower Place

    Water Tower Place
    835 N Michigan Ave, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

    Have you ever wondered who designed the water fountain inside Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby? Do you know when Water Tower Place was built? Was Water Tower Place the first skyscraper in Chicago, the U.S. or the world? Learn the answer to these questions and more as you travel through all seven levels of Water Tower Place during a FREE 30-minute guided walking tour that explores the history of this Chicago icon. Tours will be offered every Friday at 3:00 p.m., and tickets must be reserved in advance here.

    Tours will begin in Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby and end in Candyality’s Life is a Sweet Museum on Level 7. At the completion of each tour, each guest will receive a Water Tower Place tote bag and special offers from Candyality and participating Water Tower Place retailers. For more information, click here.

    Water Tower Place
    835 N Michigan Ave, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

    Have you ever wondered who designed the water fountain inside Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby? Do you know when Water Tower Place was built? Was Water Tower Place the first skyscraper in Chicago, the U.S. or the world? Learn the answer to these questions and more as you travel through all seven levels of Water Tower Place during a FREE 30-minute guided walking tour that explores the history of this Chicago icon. Tours will be offered every Friday at 3:00 p.m., and tickets must be reserved in advance here.

    Tours will begin in Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby and end in Candyality’s Life is a Sweet Museum on Level 7. At the completion of each tour, each guest will receive a Water Tower Place tote bag and special offers from Candyality and participating Water Tower Place retailers. For more information, click here.

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    Through August 2015

    Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile

    Chicago Styled uses designer fashion to trace the development of North Michigan Avenue into one of the country’s most renowned destinations for upscale retail, The Magnificent Mile. This special exhibit runs through August 16, 2015 at the Chicago History Museum.

    Set against a shifting cityscape, garments by noted designers such as Norman Norell, Adolfo, Christian Lacroix, Yohji Yamamoto, and Chanel evoke memories of The Magnificent Mile and the stylish people who shopped there. Click here for more information about the exhibit.

    Chicago History Museum
    1601 N. Clark Street, (312) 642-4600
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