Thanksgiving is the day to be grateful. We are humbled, blessed, and would like to thank you, our clients, for your patronage and for giving us the opportunity to be “At Your Service”. From our family to your family, we wish you a Bountiful Thanksgiving! We will make your Thanksgiving holiday a special day! Whether it’s a last minute reservation for Thanksgiving brunch to securing delivery to your house or work place,
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Treat your dad to a BBQ Tool Kit and Cooler for Father’s Day! Keep your craft beer cold and your BBQ tools close by the grill for the perfect cookout experience! Sorry, the beer is not included with the cooler. Contact your CUI Concierge to procure your Father’s Day gifts!
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14th! Flowers will lighten up any room while showing your mom how much she means to you. Your CUI Concierge will arrange the perfect bouquet of flowers to help celebrate Mother’s Day! Surprise your mom with elegant flowers from Busse Flowers & Gifts. Contact your CUI Concierge to secure your flowers for Mother’s Day!
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.
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Free Thursday Evenings
General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m! Check out the newest exhibit, featuring the work of Helio Oiticica.
Hélio Oiticica (1937–80) is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for his significant contributions to the development of contemporary art. A relentless innovator always pushing the traditional boundaries of art, Oiticica moved rapidly and radically from early works influenced by European modernism to large-scale installations that were meant to be physically experienced and often to critique political and social issues. This exhibition offers the first retrospective in the United States of the Brazilian artist’s groundbreaking and influential achievements.
Demonstrating the great breadth of the artist’s work, the exhibition begins with the adventurously elegant works on paper from early in Oiticica’s career (1955–58). These progressively dynamic compositions paved the way for his works that liberated painting from a flat plane. By 1959, Oiticica’s painterly-sculptural Spatial Reliefs and Nuclei broke free of the wall and entered the space of the viewer. The Nuclei, composed of panels suspended from the ceiling, created areas through which the viewer could walk. His later installations continued to revolutionize the role of the viewer, as they responded to the increasingly oppressive political situation in Brazil under the military dictatorship. Oiticica’s most famous work, Tropicália (1967) brings together a series of clichés associated with tropicalness—sand, gravel, exotic birds, and lush foliage—which was contrasted with a television monitor that emits continuous images and sounds. Tropicália, a name subsequently borrowed by the musician Caetano Veloso for his anthem against Brazil’s dictatorship, became a powerful movement in all the arts—a political position both against the right’s conservatism and the left’s desire for a purely Brazilian art.
Throughout his brief but energetic career, Oiticica seamlessly melded formal and social concerns in his art, seeking to be internationally relevant and, at the same time, specifically Brazilian. Above all, he aimed to communicate to his audiences the deep pleasure and satisfaction inherent in creative work. That aim reached fruition as his career advanced and his art took on an increasingly immersive nature, transforming the viewer from a spectator to an active participant or “participator.” This exhibition is the first anywhere to treat these later works in depth, acknowledging Oiticica’s New York years (1971–78) and his return to Brazil (1978–80) as discrete periods within his career. In addition to viewing the original works on display, visitors will be invited to take off their shoes and walk through sand-filled installations, view Amazonian parrots, and try on exhibition copies of Oiticica’s Parangolés, objects he created to be carried or worn and among the artist’s most radical contributions to contemporary art.
A fully illustrated catalogue covering the artist’s entire career in essays by authors from the United States and Latin America accompanies the exhibition.
- 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).
Summer is just around the corner! Summer concerts will be happening at Millennium Park, starting on June 12th with Otis Taylor; Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native. All concerts are free and will be held at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, rain or shine starting at 6:30 P.M. Click here for a full list of free summer concerts at Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Now that Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, take full advantage of what Canada has to offer!
Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is home to the CN Tower, which offers stunning views of the downtown skyline. You will find museums dedicated to art and history throughout the capital city!
Known as the City of Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia has a unique blend of old world charm mixed with new world experiences. As an island destination, Victoria offers visitors an escape from the hurried world and beams with ambiance.
Calgary, Alberta, also known as Cowtown, is home to Calgary Zoo, which is one of North America’s top zoos. Also, Telis Spark, Calgary’s Science Center has exhibits that will unfold before your eyes with unique animals and innovative technology.