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Sketchfest in Full Swing

This January some of our happy travelers have discovered that, while other events may have brought them to Chicago, they have landed in Lakeview during the height of hilarity, otherwise known as Sketchfest.  The full title of the two week event is The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.  The name changed, among other reasons, to avoid [...]

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Christmas Markets Near and Far

Every year, my husband and I hop on the red line to the loop for a visit to Daley Plaza’s Christkindlmarket.   The charming recreation of a German Christmas market, complete with food vendors, entertainment, beer and Glühwein, a traditional hot spiced wine, transports us to Bavaria for the afternoon.  German crafts abound and many artists [...]

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Welcome Marathon Runners!

Once again, we are expecting a full house at the Old Chicago Inn for the city’s Marathon weekend.  At the moment NOAA is predicting a slight chance of rain for Sunday and a high around 52 degrees (F).   If the rain yields to cloudy skies it will be near perfect conditions for the race.  Rain [...]

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Bring Your Shades and Sunscreen

Bring your shades and sunscreen for summer’s real start in the city!  This weekend the return of the Belmont Sheffield Music Festival will usher in what is expected to be a hot and sunny Memorial Day Weekend.   This festival, now in its 28th year, is, as its name declares, all about music.   From [...]

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Love Caroling at Christmas? Here’s where to sing this week in Lakeview

One of Chicago’s most beloved, and campy, holiday traditions happens this week right here in the Lakeview neighborhood.  And if you love to sing you’ll love this tradition.    The beautifully restored Music Box Theater, dating back to 1929, and located at  3733 N. Southport Avenue, is home to the “28th Annual Christmas Show.”    The week [...]

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A Thanksgiving Welcome to our Guests and the Rink at Wrigley

Welcome to our Thanksgiving travelers!  As usual we have many guests visiting the Old Chicago Inn over the Thanksgiving holiday who have family here in the Lakeview neighborhood.  As much as we enjoy the hustle and bustle of our “busy season” at the Inn, it’s so nice to settle in to a cozier season.   The [...]

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