Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan
Open to the Public Starting Friday, July 30th:
Saturday – Monday | 11 am – 6 pm & Thursday -Friday | 1 pm – 8 pm
The Art Institute of Chicago welcomes guests to come and explore their exhibits next Friday. Illinois residents are able to reserve for free admissions from Friday, July 30th to Monday, August 3rd. Advance ticket purchases and reservations are required for the public.
Please note: There are member only hours which are on Mondays, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am – 11 am as well as Thursday thru Friday 12 noon – 1 pm.
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Monday – Saturday | 9:30 am -12:30 pm & 12:30 pm -3:20 pm
Sunday | 12 noon – 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Take a stroll down Chicago’s memory lane. Chicago History Museum is offering free general admission now until July 31st. Reserve your tickets in advance as they will be timed-entry. The museum has made some changes including stylus pen for touchable screen interaction and new exhibits!
Please Note: Join in on August 15th for a virtual event about dressing America’s favorite doll! Ticket can also include a Barbie Brunch box filled with Cat-eye sunglasses, cookies, Rose and more.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Ave
Starting Friday, June 24th:
Open: Friday thru Sunday | 11 am – 6 pm
MCA reopens this Friday with free admission through the end of August. Enter in through Person Street, follow to blue arrows through exhibits, look for the blue lanyard Visitor Experience Associates for any assistant and exit from the Museum Store.
Please note: The time frame 11 am – 12 noon daily has been to set aside for those more susceptible to the virus.
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Opening August 1st:
Open: Wednesday -Sundays | 9 am – 4 pm
To celebrate opening their doors, MSI is offering free entry from Saturday, August 1st through Friday, August 14th. Tickets must obtained prior to arrival in order to discover over than 14 acres of exhibits and interactive experiences.
Please Note: Throughout the month of July, the annual Member open house can be enjoyed at home. Tune in to celebrate your inner scientist. This July, MSI is MS-You.
Intermission: A Weekly Goodman Update
Tune in every Friday
Goodman’s intermission was created back in April 2020. A weekly newsletter filled with past scenes, Goodman reads, new virtual art series, etc. Volume 13 will be out Friday, July 24.
Alone Together: A Solo Voices Project
Friday, July 24th at 5:30 pm CDT
If you could please find your seats that are center stage on the couch as we encourage WiFi to be turn on and volume on your computer tune to your liking. We hope you enjoy the showcase of 16 high school participants. As they broadcast their solo performance pieces from the page to your home virtual stage.
Strike! The Youth Political Theater Project
Saturday, July 25 at 5:30 pm CDT
Tune in to experience a piece that has been in development for the last few weeks by 10 local students. This virtual piece expresses the response to political as well as social events while representing their communities and as Goodman ambassadors.
This weekend is looking like it is going to be a hot one! Concierge Unlimited International has some ideas of how to cool down or to make the most of out the sunshine.
Cold Downs Adventures:
Ice cream. You Scream, We all Scream..
What a perfect way to turn cool down with some good taste. Whether you are a classic vanilla lover or love to try something new. Chicago has all the hidden gems to bring down the heat with some cooling flavor.
Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
Tonight, throughout Saturday, July 19th at dusk set your eyes to clear view of the Northwest to find what astronomers call a great comet – Comet NEOWISE. A comet with a beautiful split tail that can be only enjoyed with an extra aid of binoculars. For More details check out Earth Sky.
Drive In! Park! Camera’s Rolling & Action!
Drive into Soldier Field with favorite theater candy ready! Game time is turning into Movie night for the stadium. Check out Beverly Hills Cops on Saturday, July 18 or Boss Baby on Sunday, July 19th at 7 pm. Tickets go for $55 per car include a bucket of popcorn and $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Enjoy the Sunshine Adventures:
Life’s a Picnic
Want to enjoy the sun but worried about the crowd. Pick up and go! Chicago is filled with hidden nature gems and to -go kits are featured in many Chicago restaurants. Pick up and enjoy the world around you at a safe distance.
Keep A Float
Who doesn’t love fun in sun on the waters of Chicago? What a unique way to experience Chicago that comes with a tour and a fun workout. Plan an exciting paddle down the river or on the lakefront. To a skyline paddle or historic Chicago tour, there are several tours options to set sail for.
Catch Some Out Of this World Views
This weekend and all next week catch sight of 5 out of 7 planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn as they can be observable without a telescope. In order to catch this experience, one must rise to the occasions – literally. Check out Forbes for details on how to plan your planet viewing experiences.
Concierge Unlimited International wishes to congratulate all of the BOMA/Chicago winners for the BOMA International Awards for 2020. We are so thrilled of the eight BOMA/Chicago International TOBY nominees and are excited to congratulate the below four BOMA/Chicago buildings for winning the International TOBY Award!
The following winners are:
500,000 to 1 Million Square Feet Category | 401 North Michigan
Managed by Zeller Management Corporation
Owned by W-Z NMA Holdings VIII, L.P. & Invesco Real Estate
100,000 to 249,999 Square Feet Category | 1515 West Webster
Managed by Sterling Bay Property Management, LLC
Corporate Facility Category | 110 North Carpenter
Managed by Sterling Bay Property Management, LLC
Renovated Building Category | 1 North Dearborn
Managed by MB Real Estate &
Owned by Beacon Capital Partners and MetLife
Over 231 years ago, on July 14th the French had finally seen a turning point in their revolution with the storming of Bastille. The fortress that once held prisoners freed soldiers ready to fight for an uprising. The fall of Bastille was celebrated in 1790 as the Fête de la Fédération and throughout the years continues to celebrate France’s constitutional monarchy and new unity.
To embrace this French affair, below we share our favorite spots within the Chicago and virtual festivities.
Bistronomic | 840 N. Wabash
Join Bistronomic all week long with dine in and take out specials from July 13th – July 18th. On July 17th, join Bistronomic’s patio for an evening of live music from Daniela Biserius Gipsy Jazz Group.
Marchesa | 535 N. Wells St.
Join Marchesa in a special 3 Course Menu plus an assortment of Cheese course addition and complimentary Amuse Bouche. From Tuesday, July 14th to Saturday, July 18th join the festivities with french music and cocktails such as a Lavendar French Cocktail.
Mon Ami Gabi | 2300 N. Lincoln Park West
Join Mon Ami Gabi this Friday, July 10th to Tuesday, July 14th for limited special menu, that includes gazpacho, frog legs, seafood bouillabisse, along with beautiful views of Lincoln Park.
Bastille Day Trifle with Chef Marc Siever
Get the ingredients Now!
Check out the blog to get a Marc Sievers easy and delicious Trifle recipe.
Alliance Française de Chicago Live Dance Party
Tuesday, July 14th at 6 pm join the Bastille Day party with a Dance Party Livestream. Featuring a French set curated by DJ Max of All-In Electro, streamed on Twitch.
Ars Lyrica presents Vive La France! Bastille Day Celebration Virtual Concert
Tuesday, July 14th at 6 pm Ars Lyrics presents its 16th season with a virtual opening concert broadcast for Bastille Day, Vive L France!
Embassy of France from US going LIVE!
Due to current situations on large gatherings and celebrations. The Embassy of France in the United States and its 10 Consulates General have decided celebrations should go digital. Check out France in the US for music, cultural, contests and such all day long. At 5 pm (Washington DC time) don’t miss ambassador Philippe Étienne!
FIAF’s 4 Day virtual Bastille Celebration
Celebrate Bastille day starting Saturday, July 11th – Tuesday, July 14th virtually with NYC French Institute Alliance Francoise 25th Annual Bastille Day available online with Live performances, film screening, tastings, cooking events, kid activities and so much more.
At the end of 17th century, La Conciergerie was transformed into the prison for the wealthiest criminals. Of all the prisoners, the most famous would be Marie-Antoinette. During her imprisonment she entrusted her palace keys to a concierge warren ; who would secretly deliver letters to and from the palace.
The La Conciergerie has played several roles over its lifetime, from being a part of parliament, imprisoning the richest, and political criminals to imprisoning Marie-Antoinette and it’s in final role as an art gallery museum classified as a National Historic Monument. As La Conciergerie transformed, so did the concierge role. Overtime, the role of concierge grew from residentials to hotels in France, then expanded across Europe and by 1976 arrived to the USA. In 1982, Concierge Unlimited International became the birthplace of the private and corporate industry.
Though the role of a concierge may have expanded into new territory in the business world. The root vales still hold same as it did in the 17th century. An honor, we vow to continue to embrace in our roles as a concierge. An integrity to be our clients “keeper of the keys”, while providing a one of a kind services to our clients and to our queens.
Chicago Summer is in full bloom.
Escape your living room and find yourself on one of these gorgeous rooftops or patios.
Whether you enjoy your dinner with a lake view, cocktails surrounded by the skyline or
brunch overlooking the Lincoln park conservatory;
Get to be informed of the reservation request details through your CUI concierge.
So many Chicago hot spots to choose from but space is limited –
So hurry & Contact your CUI concierge to coordinate
your perfect Al Fresco experience.
Don’t wait until last minute to celebrate in honoring the contribution of fathers this Sunday, June 21st.
Reach out to your concierge for the perfect gift dad. Whether it is a grilling kit from a Chicago restaurant, a patio reservation, or Tiffany’s traveling poker set, your CUI Concierge is at your service to help to assist you in finding the ultimate father’s day gift.
Contact your CUI Concierge today!
June 14th commemorated the adoption of the United states flag that had occurred 243 years ago by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. A resolution that stated “”the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
Throughout the years, stars have been added to represent all 52 states, but the representation and pride of the American Flag holds same as it did back in 1777.
Saluting the flag is a way to celebrate and honor the United States of America