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Summer in Chicago: Air & Water Show

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This was the thing I was excited about the entire summer. I woke up early, took the packed El Purple and then Red Line, and then I walked to North Avenue Beach. Spread out my picnic towel and chuckled as my fairer skinned friends struggled with sunscreen. At 10AM, the show was underway. The 60th annual Air & Water Show was headlined by the Air Force Thunderbirds and Parachute Team Golden Knights. On a warm […]

Summer in Chicago: Happy Place

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This week, I want to mention about a place that I wish I visited instead of one I did visit. It’s the Happy Place – described as “an adult pop-up funhouse”. Here are my thoughts on it: I’m upset I didn’t go. And with only a week left in Chicago before I leave town, I don’t think I’ll be able to able to visit it this summer. It looks super fun 😦  

Summer in Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago

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One of the things you learn about being a student is that it gives you access to places that you won’t usually have access to. And sometimes, that access is free. This is case with the Art Institute of Chicago. Tucked away at the far end of Millennium Park, it is one of the best art museums in the world. Also, Northwestern students have year-round free access. So I saw that there was a lecture […]

Summer in Chicago: CSO at Ravinia

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Nothing much to say and the music was too good for me to record and not pay attention to it. Here’s a link. Most tickets are $10-20 for students. I will say that it’s really cool how the Chicago Symphony Orchestra moves to the North Side every summer. It keeps things interesting and utilizes the oh-so-rare great weather. Enjoyed it, recommend it 10/10.

Summer in Chicago: Two is None

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As Taylor mentioned in her guest post on Wednesday, sometimes things don’t work out. My plan this week was to go to Jazzin’ at the Shedd on Wednesday. Unfortunately, for a couple of personal reasons, I could not go. I tried to do a catch up with something else on Wednesday but I had to work for my internship. So I got nothing for you today. I will make it up to you with an […]

Summer in Chicago: Atlas Obscura

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When I was thinking about starting this blog, I made a list of potential pitfalls and difficulties I could face. One of them was the fact that instead of learning, I would be thinking about learning. I had not really experienced that till this week. A friend had recommended Atlas Obscura’s Chicago. I was on their Astonishing Architecture Boat Tour when I realized that I was just trying to capture as much of the evening as […]