Columbia College Chicago

March 20, 2012

No Florida? Do Springbreak in Chicago!

SATURDAY 24 - Creative Chicago Expo
Creative Chicago Expo (FREE ADMISSION) started yesterday! It's at the other CCC (Chicago Cultural Center, enter on Washington or Randolph at Michigan Avenue). Today's focus is on the needs of creative individuals.

SUNDAY 25 - Bell'Italia and John Waters
This week's FREE performance series honors the Italian neighborhood, particularly Little Italy, with music, dance, colorful costumes, food and art...what's not to like?
Or perhaps this is your cup of chai...

Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Ave. will host the premier of feature-length documentary film, Of Dolls and Murder narrated by JOHN WATERS. $15.00...not free but with all the money you're saving by not being in FL, you should totally go!

MONDAY 26 - Relax!
Chill out today...everyone needs some down some yoga or tai chi!

TUESDAY 27 - World Theatre Day
175 Days to Love Chicago: World Theatre Day 7pm
Join in the 50th Annual World Theatre Day celebration as local, national, and international theatre-makers come together with theater patrons and friends to explore the importance of cultivating a global perspective.

WEDNESDAY 28 - Clark House Museum
Clarke House (Chicago's oldest house) is doing FREE guided tours today on a first come, first serve basis. There's a limit of 12 per tour, so get there early. This is one of oldest establishments in the South Loop area...great if you didn't make it to the other "oldest establishment", the Glessner House, on Sunday night.

THURSDAY 29 - Nature Museum
Illinois residents get a free pass today at the Peggy Notabaert Nature Museum...the butterfly room is not to be missed!

FRIDAY 30 - Morbid Curiosity
MORBID CURIOSITY (MC) at the Cultural Center...MUST SEE!

MeMo Installation: research based project by artist and speculative designer, Jessica Charlesworth (4th floor lobby) and the big kahuna Richard Harris Collection which showcases nearly 1,000 works including creations by many of the greatest artists of all time; explores the iconography of death across a variety of artistic, cultural and spiritual practices from 2000 BCE to the present day.
Revive from all that darkness with some light(ness) in cupcake form at Sugar Bliss Cafe (55 E. Washington)...typical Friday flavors include pure chocolate, chocolate capuccino, vanilla coconut, lemon drop and more!
Head back to CC for more culture, if it's raining...there are SEVEN more cool exhibits unrelated to MC!
Or if it's sunny, GO STRAIGHT TO MILLENNIUM PARK for some rays! Tomorrow's another day:)

SATURDAY 31 - Roller Derby!
Round up the group and head for some rock'em-sock'em action at
UIC Pavillion 525 S. Racine 6:00PM, 2 matches:

Take advantage of ME+3 ticket price break...$20 each. Yes it's pricey but oh so FUN!!!

SUNDAY 1 - Maxwell Street Market
All jokes aside, check out the MAXWELL STREET MARKET, a Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor on Desplaines St. at Roosevelt Road from 7am-3pm. Shopping, food, music and MORE DANCING!!!

If you've got a Chicago Public Library card, then you might just try to snag a MUSEUM PASSPORT. The passport is good for the general admission fee of up to FOUR people at once.

So, pick your adventure:
  • Witness the birth of a star
  • stare down menacing moray eels
  • come nose to antennae with fragile butterflies
  • sway upon the rigging of a huge schooner
  • wander galleries and marvel at both ancient and modern art
  • journey backward to a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth
  • step back just far enough to trace the growth and changes of Chicago and the nation

Then call the nearest public library to reserve a pass. [Good luck!!!]

Keep in mind that Columbia College students always get a free pass at the Museum of Contemporary Art located one block east of Michigan Ave at Chicago Ave. Just show your Columbia Card.

Join the Navy (Pier) crowd! Start with the interesting ride over via the #29 bus, continue with much walking around indoors and out. Finally, end with a stop at the PHOTOBOOTH, SIRI not included...seriously.

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