Free Classical Concert January 27th – Harris Theater

Roosevelt University’s College of Contemporary Music is offering  a free concert at Harris Theater (north end of Millennium Park) – you only have to request tickets in advance for this event:

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Love on Paper

Love on Paper

valentineA new, free exhibit, Love on Paper, at the Newberry Library (just 15 min. east on the#70 Division Street bus) opens January 15th, 2015 with a collection of valentines, love letters, books and even heart-shaped maps.  A perfect exhibit to celebrate St. Valentine – exhibit runs through April 1, 2015.  On Weds. February 11th from 4-7 pm in Ruggles Hall you can make your own valentines as part of their “Make Love on Paper” event.

Handmade Market Chicago

Handmade Market Chicago

Every 2nd Saturday of the month this free market features 30 vendors selling handmad jewelry, confections, paper items, vintage clothing and more.

  • Noon – 4 pm
  • Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Avenue

The Hypocrites: H.M.S. Pinafore through Feb. 7th

One of our favorite local theatre companies is at the Den Mainstage, 1329 N Milwaukee Avenue until February 7th with what local theatre critic, Hedy Weiss, calls “magic at work” when “…a director can turn a crowd of about 200 mostly young…Wicker Park types into the happily participatory members at a loony pajama party set to the music of Gilbert and Sullivan.”  Just a short walk  from the Two Urns and pajamas are optional.

Winter Break Rates as low as $69

Winter Break Rates as low as $69

nutcrackerJoin us this winter from December 8, 2014 – March 15, 2015 when we have deeply discounted room rates that start at $69 for our economy rooms and go up to $139/night – Some black out dates exist around holidays or special weekends. Book today for a great rate this winter.

Early Booking Discount Special through April 1st

Early Booking Discount Special through April 1st

Get a special discount for early bookings during our high-season in 2015 by booking before April 1st, 2015. Our standard 15% discount will also apply to reservations made for 2 consecutive nights in the same room from March 15 – December 8, 2015.  Just book by 5pm April 1st and get 15% off on stays of 2 or more nights. This special discount goes back to our normal minimum stay of 3 nights to get this discount – so plan your next visit in 2015 today.

Guest review: D.C. couple, June 2014


Soak in the jacuzzi in the King's ensuite bathroom.

Soak in the jacuzzi in the King’s ensuite bathroom.

“Thanks to everyone at the House of Two Urns for a relaxing stay with all the amenities promised. We especially appreciated the wonderful jetted tub, great coffee in the suite, printer, and wonderful breakfasts. It was also most helpful to have gym privileges close by. We will recommend your B&B to family and friends.”  D.C. area couple in town for pleasure and a little business.

Visit Chicago, Discover it with a Free Local Tour Guide

Create your own art at "the Bean", Anish Kapoor's Cloudgate sculpture

Create your own art at “the Bean”, Anish Kapoor’s Cloudgate sculpture

One of the best ways for visitors to explore Chicago is through the Chicago Greeter program. With a friendly, knowledgeable local as your guide, you can see the most popular landmarks and attractions on a 2-4 hour FREE guided tour.

Chicago Greeter

Greeter visits are customized based on your choice of neighborhoods, language and interests. Over 200 enthusiastic volunteers await you to share their expertise and passion about the city! Make sure to register at least 10 business days in advance for a free 2-4 hour guided visit of Chicago.

Chicago InstaGreeter

Looking for more flexibility, or making plans to visit Chicago at the last minute? Let InstaGreeter take you on a free hour-long guided walk of downtown.

Millennium Park InstaGreeter will run through October 13, 2014. The one hour walks of the park will be conducted every day at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., departing from the Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center. Registration is not required.

Brews Cruise – new Chicago Tour to Microbreweries

Brews Cruise – new Chicago Tour to Microbreweries

beers milwaukee brat hausAre you a Beer Geek?  A novice, who wants to know more about how beer is made?  Choose a Brews Cruise – Chicago’s newest neighborhood tour to local micro-breweries.  More info at:Brews Cruise Chicago .

Wicker Park scene for Jennifer Hudson’s newest music video

An on-line newspaper,, just posted that Milwaukee Avenue and many of the shops on it were recently backdrops for Jennifer Hudson’s newest video for “Walk it Out”. For more information here is a more recent article about the video: Walk it Out!