Sep 20, 2012 – Sep 23, 2012
600 E. Grand Ave., Festival Hall
Chicago, IL 60611
EXPO CHICAGO is a new international exposition of contemporary art, design and culture that is trying to get Chicago back on the art fair map. The Expo showcases up to 100 international art galleries in a curated mixed of contemporary and modern art, design and new mediums. You will be able to buy the work of leading and emerging contemporary artists.
For 2012, EXPO CHICAGO will introduce an overarching theme – Discovery – to focus the programming and special installations that will occur at Navy Pier and other public art projects and events throughout the city. EXPO CHICAGO will take full advantage of Navy Pier’s expansive space and ceiling height to offer generous-sized exhibitor stands, special exhibitions, large scale installations and patron amenities.
Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass and can be purchased at http://www.expochicago.com/.
The other day, my friend Mila invited me to visit her at work. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that she works for a restaurant that has one of the best views of the city: Cite Chicago. Located on the 70th floor of Lake Point Tower, right next to Navy Pier on Lake Michigan, Cite has breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the city and a circular dining area. This is a great place for a romantic date and a great alternative to avoid the crowds visiting the Signature Room at the John Hancock building. I would recommend having drink here to watch the fireworks at Navy Pier or just to enjoy the spectacular city’s skyline.
Another thing that I find interesting about Cite is its cosmopolitan component: the cuisine is French American, the General Manager Assyrian, the Executive Chef Chilean, and the publicist Ukranian. Cite certainly offers a cosmopolitan fine dining experience and would love to have cosmopolitan urbanites visit their restaurant. That is why Cite is offering a free appetizer with a purchase of two entrees to Chicago Urbanite followers during the month of February. Just mention this blog’s name to take advantage of this offer. So go ahead, get romantic at Cite. Happy month of Love!