Don’t miss the record-breaking culinary event of the year! Chicago Restaurant Week returns January 24 – February 9, 2020 with over 400 local and suburban restaurants. The 13th annual culinary celebration features special prix fixe menus and is the perfect excuse to try somewhere new!
Secure your culinary plans with your CUI Concierge today!
CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF BRINGING THE BEST IN BOATING TO THE CHICAGOLAND AREA, THE PROGRESSIVE® INSURANCE CHICAGO BOAT, RV & SAIL SHOW RETURNS JANUARY 8 – 12, 2020
The Midwest’s Largest Boating and Outdoors Event Returns to McCormick Place with a Taste of Summer and Exclusive, Once-a-Year Deals
CHICAGO (October 2019) – Cruising into the Windy City for the 90th time, the 2020 Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show, the largest event of its kind in the Midwest, returns to McCormick Place, Wednesday, January 8 – Sunday, January 12, 2020. Offering something for everyone, from boarding luxurious 50+ foot yachts and fishing (for real fish!) indoors in the middle of January, the 2020 Show will feature over 600 boats, 100 RVs, sailing and boating educational opportunities, plus the latest in technology and outdoor accessories.
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Wednesday, January 8: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 11: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 12: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online beginning November 1 for $15 for adults; children 12 years old and younger are free.
Tickets are $10 on Wednesday, January 8 for Seniors (62 & older)
On Thursday, January 9, tickets are $5 after 5 p.m. and guests will be treated to other $5 specials such as food and beverage items.
End 2019 at one of Chicago’s most renowned architectural marvels with a night of great music, food and drinks, and superb views of the fireworks show over The Lake. The 8th Annual Resolution Gala at The Aon Grand Ballroom will be the definitive NYE party in Chitown.
The Christkindlmarket is excited to announce that our very own Christkind will return in 2019!
While the Christkind from Nuremberg, Germany has visited the Chicago market in previous years during the first weekend of the market, 2013 marked the first year of the original Chicago Christkind. This year she will again be present on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. throughout the entire duration of the market from November 15th – December 24th for the 24th Annual Christkindlmarket Chicago on Daley Plaza.
Keeping with the tradition from previous years, the Christkind will be part of the Grand Opening Ceremony at the Preview Party, reciting her prologue translated from the original German, to welcome visitors to the Christkindlmarket Chicago. Additionally, during the market those young and young at heart will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with her as she roams the market, sharing German holiday traditions.
Help light up the night November 23 for city’s Christmas celebration! There will be various activities, food vendors and of course, a visit from Santa Claus!
There will also be live route performances from artists such as 2XO, Cece Peniston, Parachute, Ryan Cabrera, Chicago Children’s Choir and many more….!
Smith & Wollensky Restaurant will host their second annual nose-to-tail dining event, The Whole Cow, on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5:30pm-9:00pm. This one night only experience that is priced at $195 a person and will include a 10-course tasting menu featuring unique steak cuts from every part of the cow, with four drink pairings to match. The Smith & Wollensky culinary team will guide guests on a journey from farm to filet, sharing the tradition and significance of the nose-to-tail movement.
“The mission of this menu is to push our guests’ boundaries just a little, expose them to something they may not have ever tried, and to embrace the many cuts of beef that are available to enjoy,” quoted Chef Matt, The VP of Culinary Development at Smith and Wollensky.
Contact your CUI Concierge for VIP reservations!
This major retrospective—the first to be organized by a US institution in 30 years—builds on the wealth of new research, scholarship, and perspectives that has emerged since Andy Warhol’s early death at age 58 in 1987. More than 400 works offer a new view of the beloved and iconic American Pop artist, not only illuminating the breadth, depth, and interconnectedness of Warhol’s production across the entirety of his career but also highlighting the ways that he anticipated the issues, effects, and pace of our current digital age.
– Member only previews of the Andy Warhol exhibit start October 17-19
– The exhibit itself is open to the public October 20-January 26
America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby takes place where it began in 1875, at Churchill Downs. Saturday, May 4th, the best of the best horses will come together to race for the opportunity to win the golden trophy. Whether you plan on traveling to see the Derby in person or gathering with friends locally in Chicago, your CUI Concierge has access to the best watch parties in town!
Bring your biggest hats and excitement for the official race, the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky! With your Mint Julep in hand and favorite horses to bet on, you’ll be front and ready for the most memorable horse race in America!