• WELCOME TO 2ND FRIDAYS

  • WHERE THE COMMUNITY MEETS

  • THE CHICAGO CULTURAL MILE

AUGUST 8TH FEATURES

featurecoming-soon

BROWSE PROMOTIONS

INTERESTED IN EXPERIENCING 2ND FRIDAYS ON THE CHICAGO CULTURAL MILE? PICK THE CATEGORY BELOW AND SIMPLY CLICK ON THE PROMOTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

MEET OUR PARTNERS

close
info:
The American Rhythm Center (ARC) is a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. ARC is one of the most diverse dance entities in the Chicago dance community. We have over 20 partners and offer more than 40 classes weekly ranging from modern, ballet, and jazz to tap, flamenco, and bharatanatyam.
close
info:
The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.
close
info:
Tiffany Gholar is a lifelong resident of Chicago, Illinois. Her work has been exhibited in several Chicago area venues, including solo exhibitions at The Harold Washington Library and the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as in group shows at The Chicago Children’s Museum and The Chicago Center for Green Technology.
close
info:
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, is committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.
close
info:
Higher Brain Living® promotes the sustainable and accelerated life transformation that you have always dreamed of... imagine living at your full potential without stress, anxiety, and fear holding you back. It is now possible to organically create a life with more purpose, passion, happiness, and gratitude.
close
info:
Beatriz Ledesma a native from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Chicago has been her home for the past 30 years. Her studio is located in the historical Fine Arts Building and provides a peaceful space for the unfolding of her spiritual energy and her imagination which are the core of her artistic creative process. Current works are oil paintings.
close
info:
Recently voted one of the best bicycling cities in the country – it’s no secret that Chicago is “bike friendly.” However, that’s only one of the reasons Bobby’s Bike Hike has been proud to call Chicago home since 2002.Safety is our primary concern. Our tours follow bike paths, parks, and sidewalks virtually the entire ride.Join us on a tour to see the history, innovation and culture of Chicago from a truly moving perspective. 
close
info:
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring people to discover why design matters. CAF pursues this mission through architecture tours, exhibitions, panel discussions and youth and adult education programs. A permanent exhibition, Chicago Model City, includes a highly detailed scale model of Chicago.
close
info:
Chicago Human Rhythm Project builds community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs.Percussive dance is one of the oldest forms of human expression and tap dance is America's contribution to the evolution of this ancient art. Chicago Human Rhythm Project celebrates the primal impulse to make rhythm and presents programs throughout the year that bring diverse individuals and communities together to share this common experience.CHRP presents four annual performance/education programs at venues around Chicago including The DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, the historic Jazz Showcase, the Cindy Pritzker Theater and the Fine Arts Building!CHRP's resident performance and education ensemble - BAM! -  provides after school arts education classes at three elementary schools including St. Sabina, Paul Revere and Bronzeville Lighthouse. BAM! also performs its acclaimed lecture demonstration - We All Got Rhythm - throughout Chicago which has been seen by more than 60,000 school children over the last five years.We dance together - we create together - we are moving forward - together!
close
info:
The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,100 acres of green space, making it one of the largest municipal park managers in the nation.  The Chicago Park District’s 580 parks offer thousands of sports and physical activities as well as cultural and environmental programs for youth, adults, and seniors.  The Chicago Park District is also responsible for 26 indoor pools, 51 outdoor pools, and 26 miles of lakefront including 23 swimming beaches plus one inland beach.  From canoeing to batting cages to arts and crafts, there is never a shortage of activities to participate in Chicago’s parks.The Chicago Park District oversees the Garfield Park and Lincoln Park conservatories, two tropical paradises within the city that house thousands of rare and exotic plants.  In addition, the Chicago Park District oversees 16 historic lagoons plus 10 bird and wildlife gardens.  From rich pond life teeming with frogs, herons, and dragonflies, to shrubby areas where migratory birds stop to rest, to lush prairies filled with native grasses and wildflowers, the Park District offers many ways to explore nature in the city’s parks.Popular attractions that fall under the management of the Chicago Park District include the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, which is located in Grant Park.  Proudly referred to as Chicago's front yard, Grant Park is among the city's loveliest and most prominent parks.  Ten world-class museums are located on Chicago Park District property, three of them in Grant Park: the Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium.  More than 20 million people visit Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain annually, making it the second most visited park landmark in the U.S.In addition to these landmarks, the Chicago Park District offers 220 stunning facilities, many of which can be rented to host special events.There are so many ways to get involved with the Chicago Park District, including as a volunteer.  We need all hands on deck as we strive to continually improve and expand our park system.  There are volunteer opportunities for every interest and level of time-commitment.From enjoying movies or concerts to exercising in our facilities to working in our community gardens, we hope to see you soon in our parks. 
close
info:
Chicago Public Library (CPL) encourages lifelong learning by offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through innovative services and programs, as well as cutting-edge technology. The library provides free access to a rich collection of materials and presents author discussions, exhibits and programs for all ages.
close
info:
Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. In collaboration with the best conductors and guest artists on the international music scene, the CSO performs well over one hundred concerts each year at its downtown home, Symphony Center, and at the Ravinia Festival on Chicago’s North Shore. Music lovers outside Chicago enjoy the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through best-selling recordings and frequent sold-out tour performances in the United States and around the globe.
close
info:
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker tours are the most entertaining and informative way to see Chicago's landmarks, attractions and neighborhoods! Hop on and hop off any Double Decker or Trolley at any stop for up to three consecutive days.
close
info:
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) has provided music education through orchestra programs and performance opportunities of the highest caliber since 1946. CYSO not only offers exceptional ensemble training to student musicians, it provides inspiring performances for audiences worldwide and engages the Chicago community through music.Each year, the organization serves 475 talented Chicago-area musicians ages 7-18 through three full orchestras, two string orchestras, multiple steel orchestras and supplemental programs that include chamber music ensembles, music theory and composition. CYSO musicians experience superb orchestral and chamber music instruction from Chicago's most respected professional musicians, perform in the world's greatest concert halls and gain the skills necessary for a successful future.CYSO also reaches the diverse population of Chicago Public School students, educators and community members each year through its Music Pathways program. Music Pathways includes an In-School Residency Program with several partner Chicago Public elementary schools, Clinics for partner Chicago Public high schools, free Community Concerts, a Private Lesson Program for current CYSO students and Neighborhood Ensembles. Through these Music Pathways components, CYSO provides access to high-quality instrumental music training and encourages a life-long love of music among thousands of Chicago youth.100% of CYSO musicians pursue college studies at the most prestigious universities and conservatories in the nation. They then go on to become professional musicians in the world's finest orchestras and music ensembles. They can also be found as teachers, community leaders, doctors, lawyers, business professionals and entrepreneurs. Most importantly, whether or not CYSO students continue their music studies after graduating high school, they leave with a strong sense of discipline, accomplishment, confidence, self-esteem, and a deep appreciation for music and the arts.CYSO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is investing in the future of music and the next generation of leaders.
close
info:
With towering skyscrapers overlooking tulips on The Magnificent Mile, Opening Day baseball at Wrigley Field, and a stunning Millennium Park beginning to bloom — springtime in Chicago buzzes with energy and excitement.Whether you're visiting Chicago for business or pleasure, you can expect to find world-class dining, attractions, entertainment, and hotels and accommodations here in the largest and most-visited city in the Midwest.If you’re looking for things to do in Chicago, look no further! Enjoy the great outdoors with a sightseeing tour on the river boats, a play date with the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo or a scenic ride on the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. Indoors, unwind at a leisurely pace at a luxurious spa, jet set through spectacular downtown shopping malls or cozy up to a bar for some craft cocktails. In Chicago, dining is an activity in itself, with over 5,500 restaurants that line the culinary landscape and boast star chefs and endless accoladesThe spring season is ripe for arts and culture as well. Immerse yourself in the vibrant theater scene at Steppenwolf, Goodman or Broadway in Chicago. Explore museums and galleries of every variety, like the beloved Shedd Aquarium and esteemed Art Institute of Chicago. And take in sensational performances — from live music, comedy, dance and opera.As the official Chicago visitors' site, Choose Chicago is your guide. Use the Events Calendar to find concerts, street festivals, and the latest exhibit openings. Check out the Listings to discover fun tours and new eateries, and browse Itineraries to take in all the sights — from Willis Tower Skydeck to 360 CHICAGO and everything in between. Book your hotel and start planning your trip now!
close
info:
Perched between the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park in the heart of downtown, Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen is a Michigan Avenue retro chic restaurant offering guests a sophisticated yet crowd-pleasing Chicago dining experience staying true to celebrity Chef Simon’s preference for homestyle classics. 
close
info:
The source for information about City services, departments, programs and initiatives, and officials for Chicago.
close
info:
In 1907, Chicago author Hamlin Garland and friends founded the Attic Club, which two years later was re-named The Cliff Dwellers. Now, as then, it is a private club and functions as a non-profit organization for men and women either professionally engaged in, or who support, the fine arts and the performing arts.

Since its 1996 move from atop Symphony Center (formerly Orchestra Hall) next door, all the facilities of The Cliff Dwellers Club are located in the 22nd floor penthouse of the office building at the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue at Adams Street. Its lakefront facilities overlook Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

close
info:
Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education. With over 120 years of deep experience teaching creative students to develop authentic voices and meaningful skills, Columbia graduates are fully prepared to launch sustainable careers in the visual, performing, media and communication arts.Our educational philosophy is rooted in the essential wedding of theory with practice. Our students are immersed in a creative learning environment designed to give them ample opportunity to test and perfect their art, craft or practice, while grounding them in a rigorous academic curriculum that provides broad context and the intellectual, analytical and creative capacity to succeed in their chosen fields.
close
info:
close
info:
Since 1989 Community Media Workshop has worked to diversify the voices in news and public debates by providing a unique mix of communications coaching for grassroots, arts and other nonprofit organizations and sourcing grassroots and community news for journalists. Connecting the community with media, the Workshop promotes news that matters.
close
info:
We have been supplying music for 30 years to professional and amateur musicians and carry a large selection of method books, concert music, contest music and recreation music. Our staff (who are also musicians) can usually find anything in print and will order an item not in stock.We are located near several music schools in the Chicago “Loop ”, come see the music and enjoy the musical gifts. Exit the CTA blue or red line at Jackson and walk East, or the brown line at Adams and walk south. Parking is available in Millennium Park underground or smaller area lots.
close
info:
Located in the historic Fine Arts Building, my studio is often a quiet refuge; the daily working out of a painting requiring many hours of solitude. Current work involves the creation of organic images, shapes and textures. The ebb and flow of the tides and patterns shared in nature speak to our connectedness over space and time.
close
info:
The Fine Arts Building (FAB) Studios organization was established in 2007. FAB STUDIOS is a group of committed visual artists, musicians, jewelers, dancers, vocalists, theater groups, healing arts. We also offer free cultural events throughout the year.
close
info:
Travel around the world, go back in time, and discover things you never knew at The Field Museum! Whether you're a first-time guest or a frequent visitor, we're your home for endless adventures.The Field Museum in Chicago is open year round so everyone can enjoy more than 35 world-renowned exhibitions. Don’t miss our Mammals of Asia and Native American Halls; Explore Inside Ancient Egypt, with its mysterious mummies; and Underground Adventure, that let’s you see life through the eyes of a bug or Evolving Planet, where guests can explore 4 billion years of life on Earth.The Field Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago.
close
info:
Fred is a painter in oils and does large abstract landscape narrative paintings.
close
info:
For almost 40 years, the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has presented world-class independent, international, and classic cinema. Renamed in honor of the late film critic in 2000, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents approximately 1,500 screenings and 100 guest artist appearances year to over 65,000 film enthusiasts at its unique, sophisticated, modern facilities which have been operating since June 2001 at 164 N. State Street.
close
info:
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is 40 stories of Art Deco packed with hundreds of stories of rock ’n’ roll, and in a city famous for both its music and architecture, that makes this the place to stay.We’re a downtown Chicago hotel, standing tall within the historic Carbon & Carbide Building on illustrious Michigan Avenue. On a boulevard of upscale department stores, restaurants and luxury retailers, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is audacious, contemporary, and maybe just the perfect fit.Built during Prohibition, the Carbon & Carbide building is said to be the shape and color of a champagne bottle, with the green terra cotta exterior corresponding to the green glass of a bottle, its shoulders narrowing as the neck rises, capped by a golden tower resembling a shimmering foil top.In other words, this place was literally built for a good time.To this majestic icon of revelry we add the authentic Hard Rock experience, then turn it all the way up. The result? Service worthy of a rock star on tour.Here’s a perfect example: As part of our Check In, Rock Out program, you’ll enjoy complimentary Gibson guitar rentals, along with guitar lessons on your TV. If you’re not a musician now, you might be when you leave.Rest assured we’re as passionate about indulgent rejuvenation as we are about amplification. In fact, our spa therapists will be happy to give you a soothing Rolling Hot Stone massage, or if you’re really bent, our deep-tissue Heavy Metal massage. We’re here to show you a good time -- from the moment you get out of our Sleep Like A Rock bed to the moment you slip back into it.One way to have a good time is to dine at famed chef Kerry Simon’s restaurant, Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen. Chef Simon has returned to his hometown of Chicago to bring his contemporary and flavorful approach to classic American cuisine in this retro chic restaurant. For more of a rock ’n’ roll clubhouse atmosphere, step into Angels & Kings. And feel free not to resist temptation -- you can always balance your nights with days spent in our fitness center.The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago experience is whatever you make of it -- or want us to make of it. Because whether you're looking to take lessons on your Gibson Flying V or prefer to be humbled by seeing Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy live, our attentive road crew is always there to make your wishes come true. So don't settle for any downtown Chicago hotel, give yourself the full rock-star treatment at the unique Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. 
close
info:
The Harris Theater’s mission is to partner with an array of Chicago’s emerging and mid-sized performing arts organizations to help them build the resources and infrastructure necessary to achieve artistic growth and long-term organizational sustainability. The Theater supports this mission by providing these partner organizations subsidized rental, technical expertise, and marketing support, thus allowing the organizations to focus on what they do best – bringing the finest music and dance to the public.

Opened on November 8, 2003, the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park was the first multi-use performing arts venue to be built in the downtown Chicago area since 1929. Today, the non-profit theater features the most diverse offerings of any venue in Chicago, hosting the city’s most acclaimed music and dance institutions as well as world-renowned national and international artists and ensembles through its Harris Theater Presents series.A core component of the Harris Theater’s mission is to partner and collaborate with an array of Chicago’s emerging and mid-sized performing arts organizations to help them build the resources and capacity necessary to achieve artistic growth and long-term organizational sustainability.  In addition to providing subsidized rental, technical expertise and marketing support, the Harris Theater also offers ongoing professional development opportunities to its resident companies, including the innovative Learning Lab Initiative, which was recently endorsed by the National Endowment for the Arts with an Access to Artistic Excellence grant.In just ten seasons, the Theater’s original group of 12 resident companies has grown to include 35 diverse and exceptionally talented performing arts organizations. Through these partnerships the Harris Theater has earned national recognition as a unique model of collaboration between the philanthropic community, a performance venue, and its artistic community in residence.Through the Harris Theater Presents series, the Theater has achieved widespread recognition as a vital cultural anchor in the city. Paris Opéra Ballet, Renée Fleming, Daniel Barenboim, San Francisco Ballet, Stephen Sondheim, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Lang Lang, the New York City Ballet and many other world renowned artists and ensembles have all graced the Harris’s stage through this series. The Harris Theater is committed to presenting internationally acclaimed music and dance organizations in order to maintain its reputation as a venue of growing importance as well as to help build audiences for the Theater’s resident companies.The Harris Theater is committed to advancing access to and appreciation of the performing arts for Chicago residents of all ages and communities through the Family SeriesEat to the Beat lunchtime series, and engagement programs. Through the Access Tickets Program and arts education initiatives, the Harris Theater has provided over 7,300 complimentary tickets to 36 schools, community arts organizations and health and human services partners working with under-served constituencies. The Theater also provides opportunities for children, teens and families to connect with the world-class artists who appear on the Harris stage through master classes, artist discussions and other enrichment activities.
close
info:
Discover Hilton Chicago, combining a contemporary design and exciting atmosphere within this iconic Chicago hotel. Our downtown Chicago hotel is located within walking distance to many Chicago attractions. Step outside the front door and walk through Grant Park to Chicago's Lakefront, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium or Soldier Field. Millennium Park and theatre and financial district events are only steps from our South Loop location. Navy Pier and Chicago Children's museum are also nearby.Our Chicago hotel rooms and suites, decorated in a sophisticated style, feature HDTVs, in-room concierge computers and high-speed internet access. Newly designed business class rooms offer free WiFi, health club access and refrigerator. Enhance your stay to the Executive Level, offering complimentary continental breakfast, non-alcoholic beverages and evening appetizers with an honor bar at the Executive Lounge.Hilton Chicago hotel near McCormick Place provides 234,000 sq. ft. of Chicago event space with 50 meeting rooms, three ballrooms and four exhibit halls. Take advantage of Hilton Chicago's Athletic Club, boasting large variety of fitness equipment, free weights, indoor running track, full-length heated indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna with seasonal sundeck.Kitty O'Sheas is an authentic Irish pub with live entertainment. The 720 South Bar & Grill offers a seasonal menu inspired by fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy signature comfort foods, locally crafted beers, cocktails and wine. Relish lighter fare and gourmet bites at SNAX grab n’go with specialty coffees.
close
info:
If you’re looking for an inexpensive but quality travel experience to Illinois, our HI-Chicago hostel should be at the top of your list. The quality of our facility, along with loads of free perks, simply can’t be found at cheap hotels and motels anywhere in Chicago.Whether you’re passing through or planning to stay for a couple of weeks, HI-Chicago is easy to get to from airports, bus, train and car. Located in heart of downtown Chicago, our neighborhood is a vibrant college student area near the lake and next to the commercial center of Chicago. You’ll be within walking distance of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, Willis Tower, the Art Institute, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. Activities coordinated by our Chicago hostel include free walking tours and free excursions throughout the city with local volunteers.With a capacity of 500 guests, HI-Chicago is great for groups and individuals. Our facilities include a large self-service kitchen, library, internet access, laundry and two cafes. HI-Chicago is safe, clean, comfortable and our friendly staff will help you explore the city and neighborhoods. We hope to see you soon! 
close
info:
Chicago's Oldest Italian Restaurant! Owned and operated by the Capitanini family since 1927! Three restaurants under one roof! La Cantina, traditional northern Italian with steak and chops! Vivere, new northern Italian, and the Village, traditional Italian in an authentic Village atmosphere. Award winning wine cellar! Late night dining!
close
info:
Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL) is downtown Chicago's premier location for daily yoga & meditation classes, workshops, gong experiences & walking meditation. Group & private sessions, too! Once-each-month 'Healing Power of Double Gong & Mantra' with light yoga & deep meditation help neutralize tension & relieve anxiety. Beginners welcome!
close
info:
I am an abstract artist exploring ...“Most of what affects our lives we cannot see.I have tried to express these intangibles in colorand form — moving towards and away, passingthrough, touching, changing us without ourcomplete understanding.”
close
info:

Take a culinary tour of Barcelona right on Michigan Avenue at Mercat a la Planxa, a Chicago Tapas Restaurant where Catalan-inspired cocktails and cuisine come to life.

Start with a round of sparkling Cava or a pitcher of fruity sangria before digging into Mercat's menu of traditional tapas, grilled steaks, market-fresh seafood, artisanal cheeses and cured meats.

Whatever your pleasure, Chef Jose Garces' mod-Mediterranean kitchen delivers a dose of Catalan soul straight to your table.

Mercat a la Planxa - Chicago's new Catalan destination.

close
info:
Metropolitan Tower is a classic, private residence located on Michigan Avenue at Jackson Boulevard. Adjacent to the Art Institute with views of the Buckingham Fountain, this landmark building has served as a beacon on Chicago's skyline for generations. Designed and built in 1924 by famed Chicago architects Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, successors to Daniel Burnham, this opulent and elaborate structure known as The Straus Building was immediately embraced by Chicagoans and architectural critics alike.
close
info:
Millennium Garages is the largest downtown public parking system in the United States and is believed to be the largest underground parking system in the world. In aggregate, the system has a total of 9,176 spaces, 3.8 million square feet of space, and consists of the following four facilities: Grant Park North, Grant Park South, Millennium Lakeside Garage and Millennium Park Garage.
close
info:

Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.

 
close
info:
The mission of the MCA is to be an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time.The Museum boldly interweaves exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs to excite, challenge, and illuminate our visitors and to provide insight into the creative process.The MCA aspires to engage a broad and diverse audience, create a sense of community and be a place for contemplation, stimulation, and discussion about contemporary art and culture.
close
info:
The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP) is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to the medium of photography. See thought-provoking artworks by emerging and acclaimed artists that encompass the depth and diversity of photographic practice from the invention of the medium to today.
close
info:

The NLU Mission

National Louis University provides access to quality higher education that nurtures opportunity for students through innovative teaching, scholarship, community engagement, and service excellence.

NLU Values

ExcellenceWe are committed to providing the highest quality educational experience and administrative service to each student. We strive to be the best, and to continually improve our processes and outcomes.RespectThe NLU community and its educational philosophy are built on a high regard for the cultures, backgrounds, experiences and dignity of each person. We embrace and build upon the strength that comes from a diverse student body, faculty and staff.AccessFrom its founding, NLU has provided opportunity for each student. Whether through developmental support for the under-prepared or through culturally relevant curriculum, each student is brought to a high level of academic achievement, including those who have historically encountered barriers to higher education.CollaborationAs part of the dynamic creation of ideas and sharing of knowledge, we encourage interdependent learning relationships among students, faculty and staff, and between the university and its communities.PassionWe are deeply passionate about the fundamental value and importance of the work we do. An NLU education transforms individual lives, organizations and communities.InquiryWe are committed to fostering a love of learning and intellectual inquiry in all its forms. Faculty and student scholarship both enrich the learning experience and inform our larger society.InnovationBecause we continually seek to understand and address educational challenges in a diverse and dynamic global era, real-world environments are integrated with theory, creative thinking, and a commitment to social justice.EngagementWe actively reach out to students, schools, businesses, and communities, working hand-in-hand to achieve mutual goals. That deep involvement is also reflected in how NLU staff and faculty work collaboratively with their colleagues to provide services and instruction to each student.
close
info:
We aim to provide the finest music instruction in Chicago and beyond by offering a comprehensive, unconstrained and engaging music learning experience delivered by world-class faculty with maximum convenience and affordability.Through our mission, our objective is to see our students' path shaped by their learning in a natural way rather than the traditional tendency to force them into an artificial mold. We believe this approach is key in realizing everyone's highest potential, and the only way to sustain a positive, life-long passion for music.
close
info:
ossia(It). 'Alternatively': an indication used in scores for an alternative to a passage (e.g. simplified, embellished, another reading).Ossia Musical Forum is a place where the emerging musician comes to discover his or her inner voice. We are a collaborative academy; we come together with many voices and diverse levels to  support each another in our individual and collective endeavors.At Ossia we provide an alternative to traditional methods of learning music. We consider all of our students to be emerging musicians and our intention is to assist each student in viewing themselves in new ways. Statements of " I cannot" or "I don't know how to" turn into the questions "How can I?" or "How do I?" The learning process in this way becomes less about mistakes, and more about new and fascinating techniques that expand our awareness and raise our musicianship.We take established string pedagogy and energize it up with fresh new insights. We work with young students in individual musicianship and orchestral preparation. We work with adults in individual musicianship, performance, and chamber music.
close
info:
Across Michigan Avenue at the beginning of Chicago's Millennium Park, you'll find Park Grill, a place both familiar and unlike anywhere else. Contemporary American Cuisine. One-of-a-kind views of an extraordinary atmosphere. Any time of the year, practically any time of day, Park Grill sets the table for remarkable experiences.Come enjoy classic, casual dining or schedule a private party. Grab a picnic basket or a great sandwich at Park Café. Come enjoy the year-round seasonal entertainment: in winter, an ice rink in the heart of the Park; in the warm-weather months, the city's largest al fresco dining with live entertainment. Visit the Park Shop and find fantastic souvenirs of Millennium Park, Chicago's award-winning landmark. 
close
info:
Part military history and information center, part museum - the Pritzker Military Library is open to the public with an extensive collection of books, artifacts and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Library is a center where citizens and Citizen Soldiers come together to learn from each other, about military history and the role of the Armed Forces in today's society.
close
info:
The fabled Blackstone Chicago hotel enjoys a rich history as one of Chicago’s most renowned locales. The downtown Chicago hotel opened with much fanfare on April 16, 1910 and was a favorite retreat for movie stars, sports legends, and international royalty, and 12 U.S. Presidents (the Blackstone is actually famous for the political cliché “Smoke-filled Room”). Shuttered in 1999 (it was briefly held by the Maharishi Yogi, the Beatles’ guru), the property was acquired by Sage Hospitality, and the Denver, CO –based hospitality company transformed the shuttered landmark into a world-class downtown Chicago hotel with a benchmark $128 million renovation.Located on the famed Magnificent Mile, in the heart of the city’s arts and theatre district and just across the street from Grant Park, the Blackstone is one of the premier downtown Chicago hotels and represents yet another significant development milestone in the renaissance of the South Loop downtown neighborhood.
close
info:
Selected Works is a used bookstore focused on the Humanities and the Arts, with selections of Literary Fiction, Poetry, History, Classical Studies, Art, Music, Drama, Social Sciences and more, as well as Chicago's only large offering of used Music Scores and Sheet Music. We were also chosen by the Chicago Reader as the Best Bookstore with a cat.
close
info:
Step outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck.Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!
close
info:
The Social Policy Institute is a member based organization that’s core mission is giving a voice to the unheard through industry change and social impact. We stand as an advocate and lobbyist for the American person. We are not interested in your brand – but care about the people behind it, we don’t care about your net worth – but hope to be inspired by what you do with it, and although we are steadfast advocates of learning, academic degrees do not set you apart or define who you are with us.
close
info:
Set in the heart of Chicago’s bustling Loop, tesori offers Italian-inspired cuisine featuring fresh seasonal ingredients and global wines.
close
info:
U.S. Equities Realty is a leading full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Chicago. The company serves as strategic real estate advisors to clients throughout the United States and in South America. Founded in 1978, U.S. Equities is recognized for its highly skilled professional staff, broad-based capabilities and commitment to customer service. Each firm director is actively involved with clients with a "hands-on" approach that has become the hallmark of U.S. Equities and a testament to the level of professionalism and attention brought to each assignment.The company enjoys preeminent standing among the country's top-tier real estate firms and has earned an outstanding reputation through exceptional performance by its four business groups: asset management and leasing services, development/program management services, investment and financial services, and real estate consulting services.U.S. Equities has stayed committed to hiring the most experienced people possible and providing them with an atmosphere in which they can work and grow together as a team and in which their success is our success.The vision and values which guide our firm and set the direction for everything we do are as follows: the pursuit of excellence and integrity; the absolute commitment to maintain the highest degree of honesty and ethical standards; the belief that the ultimate measure of organizational success is in the degree of client satisfaction with the work product; the most effective delivery of services possible through the creation and maintenance of multi-disciplined project teams designed around the requirements of a particular client or group of clients; the integrated business relationship between the client and U.S. Equities; and the utmost respect for the individual.
close
info:
The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is a one of a kind non-profit focused on fueling the economy through entrepreneurship.  As the oldest, largest and most comprehensive women’s business assistance center in the United States, we have programs designed to help individuals in every phase of the business development and growth process.The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen their impact on the economy.Since 1986, the WBDC has offered a full-service approach to assist prospective and established women business owners in the Chicago area.  The objectives of the WBDC are:
  • To accelerate the rate of growth of women’s business ownership
  • To increase the economic impact of women-owned businesses on both families and communities
  • To increase awareness of business ownership as a viable means of economic self-sufficiency
  • To stimulate public policy and system changes which support and strengthen the economic impact of women
In 1986, less than 10% of U.S. businesses were women-owned.  And, in the workplace, women earned $24,479 to men’s $38,088 in annual wages – 64 cents for every dollar earned by men.  These statistics, and the lack of women in positions of power and leadership, spurred Hedy M. Ratner and Carol Dougal to create the WBDC, one of the first women’s business assistance centers in the U.S.Since its founding in 1986, the WBDC has grown from a two-person operation to a national leader in women’s economic development with a budget of $3.3 million.  Our operation has grown to a staff of 24 full-time employees and consultants, a roster of expert trainers, industry-specific advisory boards, and a powerful Board of Directors comprised of Chicago women considered leaders in their fields.Over the years, we've assisted more than 66,000 women in the greater Chicago area, helped establish 14 additional women’s business assistance centers in six states in the U.S., and continue to be credited for programs and policies that impact women’s economic development across the nation and globally.
close
info:
WorldChicago’s mission is to facilitate professional and personal interactions for international leaders during official visits to Chicago; to enhance respect and communication through international exchanges and alliances; and to promote the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and Cook County as important centers of business and culture.

CONTACT US

We'd really love to hear from you so why not drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Back to Top