Boating Season is upon us!
Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching and boating season is upon us! Spend your spring and summer nights cruising on Lake Michigan and Chicago River to suit every mood! Whether it’s a daytime Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard the Chicago’s First Lady or a romantic dinner cruise from Odyssey Cruises, we have the knowledge and resources to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for.
Contact your CUI Concierge to secure your VIP Reservations!
- Playing at: Cadillac Palace Theatre
- Dates: April 11, 2017 – September 10, 2017
- Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes with an intermission
Over 3 million people have seen ALADDIN worldwide. Now, it’s Chicago’s turn!
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris).
Easter is right around the corner, and Concierge Unlimited International, CUI, is ready to help you secure the perfect reservation whether it’s brunch, afternoon lunch or a special dinner. We’re ready with recommendations, suggestions and everything you need to make your holiday relaxing and memorable. Call your CUI concierge today to secure your Easter plans and we look forward to being at your service.
Here are some of our top picks around the city featuring Easter specials:
WHEN: Sunday, April 16, 9:00AM-3:00PM
This Easter, head to Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! for a tapas-style Easter Brunch that’s sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings. With pintxos such as Deviled Egg with Bacon, Short Stack of Pancakes and Waffle-Battered Chicken Stick, as well as a variety of brunch tapas, egg dishes and waffles amongst the offerings, you can indulge in all of your sweet and savory breakfast favorites. Bring in the whole family – they’ve got a Bloody Mary Bar for the adults, and all kids will leave with a sweet Easter treat!
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
WHEN: Sunday, April 16; 11:30AM—10:30PM
This Easter Sunday head to Joe’s for a celebratory meal the whole family will love. Enjoy signature items such as Alaskan King Crab Legs or Florida Stone Crab Claws, as well as a vast selection of prime steaks, salads, sandwiches and fresh fish. Be sure to end your meal on a sweet note with a slice—or two—of Joe’s infamous pie.
Osteria Via Stato
WHEN: Sunday, April 16th, 2017; 10:30AM-3:00PM
Come to Osteria Via Stato on Easter Sunday, or Pasqua as it is known in Italy, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to enjoy Chef David DiGregorio’s mouthwatering buffet of springtime brunch delights. Starting off with an Omelet station, guests will make their way around the dining room, sampling and enjoying a litany of Italian-inspired offerings that include Ciabatta ‘French’ Toast; House-made Sausage & Vegetable Strata; and, sure to surprise everyone, a Ricotta Doughnut station—where the tender-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside treats will be handmade-to-order. For the kids, an Easter Candy table will be set up. The cost is $45.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). Children aged 10 and under are half-price and children aged five and under eat free.
Playing at: Oriental Theatre
Dates: March 28, 2017 – April 2, 2017
Run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes with an intermission
RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular!
This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the world’s most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.
Regina Spektor will play at The Chicago Theatre on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM. The concert is part of a full North American tour this spring, just announced after Spektor completed a sold-out run of performances in select U.S. cities this fall.
Born in the Soviet Union, Spektor began studying classical piano when she was six. Her family emigrated in 1989, landing in New York City, where she continued her classical training. Spektor eventually studied composition at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where she graduated with honors. She began writing pop songs in her late teens and made her recorded debut in 2001 with the self-released 11:11, a collection of songs heavily influenced by jazz and blues. Songs followed in 2002 and Soviet Kitsch in 2004.
Spektor’s commercial breakthrough came in 2006 on her fourth LP, Begin to Hope. The gold-certified album included the singles “On the Radio,” “Better” and “Fidelity,” which climbed the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Spektor’s fifth album, Far released in 2009, and sixth album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats released in 2012, both debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Spektor’s songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including Orange Is The New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, The Good Wife and (500) Days of Summer. Spektor played for the Obamas and guests at the White House and performed as part of philanthropic campaigns for Tibet, Doctors Without Borders, and many more.
Call your CUI concierge to reserve your tickets! We look forward to being at your service.
Upon hearing the words “Mardi Gras,” images of green, purple and gold beads, king cake and of course, the vibrant city of New Orleans instantly flash to mind. While the coastal city is in many ways the mother of Mardi Gras, many other countries have their own particular way to celebrate Fat Tuesday.
198 East Delaware Place
Mon – Fri, 6:30 AM – 2:30 AM
Southern Cut Barbecue, formerly known as The Local Chicago, opened it’s doors last Friday, February 3, 2017 after undergoing several months of renovations, restructuring and re-branding. With it’s intimate country feel and smoky, sophisticated menu from the masterminds of Chicago Ocean Cut and Chicago Cut Steakhouse, the new space boasts a 6-seat kitchen counter, an extensive bourbon and microbrew menu and a playlist consisting of all the best country music hits.
Executive Chef, Lee Ann Whippen, brings her more than 18 years of barbecue expertise to the restaurant, setting the stage for Southern Cut Barbecue to become an elegant and friendly Chicago favorite. Contact your CUI concierge for reservations or catering options! We look forward to being at your service.
This Saturday, January 28, marks the official start to the Chinese New Year with celebrations lasting until February 9, entering us into the Year of the Rooster according to the 12-year animal zodiac. This centuries old holiday, also known as the Lunar New Year, honors ancestors and serves as a celebration of life at home, relaxation and time spent with family. Lanterns are hung outside the home and red clothing is adorned, inviting good fortune, health and happiness in the coming year.
The city of Chicago comes alive with a plethora of activities including parades, cultural events and dining specials, celebrating the start of the new year. Below are some ideas of how to welcome the Year of the Rooster.
ARGYLE STREET LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE
Saturday, 1/28 @ 1:00PM
Argyle Street and Sheridan Road in Uptown
Free to the public
More information here!
CHINESE NEW YEAR KICK OFF CELEBRATION
Monday, 1/30 @12:00 PM
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 East Washington Street
Free to the public
More information here!
PHOENIX RESTAURANT: CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR DINNER
Thursday, 2/9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2131 South Archer Avenue
$75 / person
More information here!