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AT this year’s Chicago Flower and Garden Show, “FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell” will highlight a wide variety of flowers and plants distinguished by their magnificent colors, enticing fragrances and brilliant textures during the show at Navy Pier from March 14-18. The annual presentation will include free educational seminars and do-it-yourself workshops for all gardening levels. Free kids activities will include a collection of live butterflies to view and animals at the Kids’ Activity Garden. In addition, culinary exhibitions will be offered by top chefs at Garden Gourmet Stage, and visitors can shop for a variety of items in the Home & Garden Marketplace.
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Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2018
Underground Chicago Walking Tour
THE Dragon Lights Festival, a Chinese culture experience, is an internationally popular presentation that has thrilled audiences with a combination of acrobatics, handcrafted light sculptures and Asian cuisine. During the festival at Soldier Field from March 30 through May 6, one of the highlights among the handcrafted light sculptures will be a dragon lantern display more than 200 feet long and two stories high. In all, the festival will feature 40 larger-than-life lantern displays comprised of more than 1,000 components with state-of-the-art LEDs and animation. Visitors also will have the opportunity to observe some crafts during live art demonstrations, and there will be stage performances each night to exhibit a bit of Asia’s captivating culture.
Saturday Night Live: Behind-The-Scenes Exhibit
HAVE you ever wondered how TV’s legendary Saturday Night Live is put together for its weekly presentation that has spanned 40 years? Well, now you can witness it, step-by-step, thanks to the SNL: Behind-the-Scenes exhibit at the Museum of Broadcast Communications through March 31. The presentation takes visitors on a week long path of preparing the show for Saturday night. The process begins on Monday with the host meeting with Saturday Night Live creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels and the cast; on Tuesday, the writing begins; Wednesday is the day for a read-through, production and design; Thursday, the set is built and costumes are selected; Friday is a day of rehearsals; and Saturday it’s “Live From New York!” Also included in the exhibit is a focus on "Wayne's World," the segment that made its first appearance in 1988, and the rocker best friends (who starred in their own movies in 1992 and 1993) eventually showed up in 20 other Saturday Night Live shows.
IF you want to explore another side of Chicago and realize some hidden gems, then the Underground Chicago Walking Tour is probably a good option for the curious individual who wants to know more about the city. Using Chicago’s pedway and underground tunnel system in the heart of downtown, discover a new world of exciting things, including cafes, restaurants, shops, live performances, art exhibits and more. The pedway is connected to several of the city’s noted landmarks, including the Thompson Center, Block 37, the Daley Center and Millennium Park. The tour takes place entirely indoors and is nearly two miles long.
Chinese Culture Experience: Dragon Lights Festival