In 2007, WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action in the first ever Earth Hour event. It showed that everyone, from children to CEOs and politicians, has the power to change the world they live in. In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
Buildings and landmarks across Chicago are participating in this year’s Earth Hour Saturday night by turning off their lights. Make sure to hit the lights at 8:30 tonight to show your support.
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Guitarist Henry Johnson’s Organ Quartet features Peter Roothan on saxophone, Kwame Steve Cobb on drums and organist Lloyd Wilson.
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Loyola theatre major Brandy Reichenberger wrote and directed this coming-of-age play that juxtaposes the experiences of Olive, a bespectacled young inventor, and the older Martin, a poet suffering from arrested development. As a viewer you will follow them on a mind-bending journey as they struggle to recognize themselves, exploring different methods of theoretical storytelling in the process.
Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Studio Theatre, CFSU at 1125 W. Loyola Ave.
Filed under: Life at The Morgan | Tags: andersonville midsommarfest, Chicago, chicago blues festival, chicago metromix, festivals, food, fun, guiness oyster fest, Life at The Morgan, music, street fest, summer, The Morgan, travel, vacation, warm weather
Summer is fast approaching and we all know that means festival season! Chicago is host to numerous outdoor and street festivals over the course of the summer months. With great food and fun music, they are a great way to get out and enjoy the summer weather and have some fun. Every year metro mix releases a festival preview calendar to help Chicagoans plan their personal festival schedule. Click here to start planning your summer festival attendance: http://chicago.metromix.com/stories/6-festival-guide-preview
A few favorites are:
- The Chicago Blues Festival
- Andersonville Midsommarfest
- Guiness Oyster Fest
Filed under: Life at The Morgan | Tags: bar, Century, city council members, drinks, Evanston, Life at The Morgan, movie theaters, popcorn, Rogers Park, showtimes, The Morgan, The New 400, theaters
The Century Theater in Evanston will now be allowing Alcoholic beverages. The new decision is on a trial basis after a hearing of the Evanston City Council members. The theater will have a full bar at their current cafe. For more information click the following link: http://evanston.suntimes.com/news/11549971-418/evanston-oks-alcoholic-drinks-in-centurys-movie-theaters.html
Also, remember that The 400 Theaters is only blocks away and also has a full bar as well as great pricing! For showtimes and information check out their website at http://thenew400.com/
Filed under: Life at The Morgan | Tags: beef brisket, blue cheese, Chicago, dinner, food, Food trucks, goat cheese, Life at The Morgan, mac and cheese, restaurants, Rogers Park, sun dried tomato, The Morgan, The Southern, The Southern Mac and Cheese
The Southern Mac and Cheese Truck is out front now! Below are their offerings for today. They look delicious!
Sun-Dried Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Smoked Gouda $7
Artichoke Spinach with Goat Cheese and Thyme $8
Beef Brisket, BBQ Sauce, Cheddar cheese $8
Pulled Chicken, Blue Cheese, Buffalo Sauce $8
Filed under: Life at The Morgan | Tags: american architect, architecture, architecture community, arts, Birthday, Chicago, IBM, Lake Shore, Life at The Morgan, ludwig mies van, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, mies van der, Mies van der Rohe, The Morgan
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the German- American architect that is well known in the Chicago architecture community, would have celebrated his 126th birthday today. Ludwig was a minimalist and most of his designs include the use of steel and glass. Many of his buildings around Chicago are well known. The picture above is of the IBM building, designed by van der Rohe, it sits at 330 N Wabash downtown. He is also well known for his work at the IIT campus in the near south side of the city.
For more information on Mies van der Rohe and his iconic Chicago buildings, click here:
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The blog “Every Block,” which allows residents to review the neighborhood they live in, has some glowing reviews of Rogers Park. Neighbors are focusing on the friendliness of the neighborhood and the strong sense of community found here. To read what different individuals have said about Rogers Park, click the following link:
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: Cocktails, Comedy Club, Friday night, Life at The Morgan, Rogers Park, Things to do
Don’t let the gloomy weather keep you in your apartment tonight. Have a laugh at The Mayne Stage and keep the fun going with a drink at Chuckies! Both are located right here in Rogers Park!
Natasha Leggero performs tonight! She regularlya appears on E!’s top rated show, “Chelsea Lately,” and on the new sitcom, “Are You There, Chelsea?,” which premiered January this year. She has also starred in ”Ugly Americans” as well as Nick Swardson’s “Pretend Time,” among many others. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at: http://www.maynestage.com/Natasha-Leggero-1.aspx
After the show, check out Chuckies that is just down the street from the theater! This newer addition to Rogers Park offers up a contemporay spin on neighborhood pubs with a fun, friendly atmosphere!
And, if you really don’t want to venture out, we suggest a RedBox movie, that’s located right inside the Loyola Red Line Station and some Red Mango Froze Yogurt located right on the ground floor of The Morgan!
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JB Albertos sponsored Happy Hour tonight in the lobby from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Come watch Wisconsin vs Syracuse and enjoy a slice and a drink!
JB Albertos has also brought coupons for residents of The Morgan.