So Much to do, Let's Make the TimeThis vibrant neighborhood offers an abundance of stunning diversions, from trendy shops to dazzling dining to exciting theater and nightclubs. As one of Chicago's more established lakefront neighborhoods, Lakeview East is a diverse place to visit and explore. For the baseball fan, our hotel is blocks from historic Wrigley Field, home of the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs. Outdoor enthusiasts can embrace the lakefront beaches, get things moving on the running and bike paths or launch a boat at Belmont Harbor. It's also host to some of Chicago's biggest annual events including Halsted Street Market Days, the Annual PrideFest and Pride Parade, and the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts for all day (and night) art, live music and outdoor dining. Of course, there is no lack of night life with the Elbo Room, The Vic and Park West boasting some of the greatest musical talent the city has to offer. If you're a theater buff, Blue Man Group performs at the Briar Street ishTheatre just blocks away, and continues to thrill audiences year after year.
Now - Feb 11
The Humans, the 4 time Tony winning Play (including the Tony for "Best Play") is here for a short run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Tickets will be limited so you'll want to act fact!
Now - Feb 12
Celebrate the art of the documentary with 8 new releases featuring "Real life stories set in the arts world front and center" at the annual Documentary Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Now - Feb 18
If you're a live theatre buff, now is your chance to see some of Broadway's best shows during Chicago Theatre Week. Tickets are discounted to $15 - $30 - so take this opportunity to appreciate the best theatre in the country!
Now - March 4
It's time to lace up and get to the skating rink with the best views in town! Enjoy FREE Ice Skating at Millennium Park all season (they even offer 1 hour of lessons for those who aren't comfortable standing on a set of blades!). It's a one-of-a-kind Chicago experience!
If you can't make it to New Orleans, this may be the next best thing to the actual Mardi Gras! The annual Pub Crawl, BeadQuest in Wrigleyville is full of people, imbibing, and beads!
Have you got the Sci-Fi bug? Then find yourself at the Juggernaut Film Festival celebrating the best of Sci-Fi at the Music Box Theatre - It's close by too!
The late, great David Bowie was a favorite across multiple generations who enjoyed his music and flair for many years. Now you can pay homage to the legend, and enjoy some of his greatest hits at Celebrating David Bowie at the Vic Theatre - as former bandmates perform his music. Tickets range from $35 to $135.
Feb 24 - Feb 25
Where else in the world would people CHOOSE to congregate in the streets in the middle of winter? The annual HalstedStreet FrostFest is back! Billed as the "Coolest block party" (no kidding), FrostFest features craft beer, spirits, a roster of great DJ's, and a really big crowd of nice, COOL people!
It's St. Patrick's Day in Chicago . . . need we say more? Expect virtually every bar and restaurant to be offering Irish favorites and specials, along with lots of high spirited revelry. Don't forget to make your way down to the river dying . . . and Parade on Columbus Avenue that morning . . . where there are lots of instagrammable moments to be had!