A new Mexican fusion restaurant is getting lots of kudos from food critic, Phil Vettel, Dos Urban Cantina (2829 W. Armitage Ave) for their unique take on Mexican cuisine – both chef/owners are previously Topolobampo veterans . Opens daily at 5 pm. Combine this dining experience with a visit to one of the top 5 “storefront” art galleries in Chicago, Art on Armitage, (4125 W. Armitage Ave) curated by local artist, Mary Ellen Croteauknown for her bottle cap portraits. Plan your visit towards the end of the day and take in some great blues in one of the ‘down and dirty’ blues clubs Rosa’s Lounge (3420 W Armitage Ave) opens daily at 8 pm. You can catch the Armitage bus west near the Western Stop of the Blue line at Milwaukee or at Cortland and Ashland, just a short walk north of us. Or drive – plenty of on-street PayDisplay parking on that part of Armitage.
For those unfamiliar, Opera Inter Alia offers a harmonious blend of opera and standard songs – and, as always, finishes strong with a sing-along.
This month they are trying out a new concept – Jukebox Opera – whereby the audience chooses selections from their “jukebox list” to be performed live!
Come and join the fun!
For those of you that know Blue Star’s “Cindy” – she will be performing!
NO COVER CHARGE – just order from our menu and enjoy the music.
RESERVATIONS are highly recommended as our opera nights typically sell out!
Every summer the neighborhoods of Chicago come alive with different festivals and events. We love all the handmade indie-vibe crafters that are here during the Renegade Craft Fair every September. The West Fest offers a great line up of music talent, artisan and sidewalk shopping. Design Harvest highlights many of the city’s unique design firms and is always the last “hurrah” of the festival season, just in time for autumn. All in “West Town” the area directly north west of the Loop (Division Street south to Grand) here are some of the 2014 highlights:
- May 30 – June 1, 2014 Do-Division Fest www.do-divisionstreetfest.com
- June 10, 2014 Guerrilla Truck Show on Fulton market between Carpenter and Racine www.theguerrillatruckshow.com
- July 12 – 13, 2014 West Fest www.westfestchicago.com
- August 23 – 24, 2014 Chicago Food Social www.chicagofoodsocial.com
- September 6-7, 2014 Renegade Craft Fair www.renegadecraft.com
- September 20-21, 2014 Design Harvest www.design-harvest.com
We always have lots of guests who come in for these events so plan early to book to get the best room choice.
Roosevelt University’s Chicago College for Performing Arts (CCPA) offers a series of free music and theatre events each term and the music events are presented in “Ganz Hall” one of Chicago’s architectural treasures designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankbar Adler. Worth a visit to see the beautiful auditorium, but stay for the talented young performers – mostly classical or jazz concerts, but check their website for details. Located in Roosevelt University at Congress and S. Michigan Avenue: 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605