We’ll be at the Children’s Book Fair in Nichols Park all day tomorrow. Parents, bring yr kids. Childless ones, come pretend to be kids, we’re there for you. We’ll be there all day slingin’ books to the wee ones.
Robie House’s rockstar visitor
While Jack White was hanging out on 57th Street, we hope he stopped by the Oriental Institute, too. White performs at the Chicago Theatre tonight.
Fun fact: Did you know… the University of Chicago Magazine staff’s offices used to be in Robie House?
Photo courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, flwright.org
If you got to hang out at the Robie House, you’d be smiling too - that place is pretty.
June means different things in different places: in Dublin, it’s Bloomsday; in Sweden, it’s Midsummer. In Hyde Park, it’s the 57th Street Art Fair, held on the first full weekend of June every year. This time around, we’re honoring the vendors & passersby who will descend on our thoroughfare this weekend with a window brimming with art & photography books. And hey, since the annual sale runs through June 8th, they’re more affordable than ever! So grab some Vivian or Lucian or Diane or what have you, and partake in some reality…redefined.
Complete list/ordering info here.
The Lion King roars
Simba, guard cat at the 53rd Street Mini Mart, paws at the entrance to the locked shop at 8:23 a.m. The posted hours state the store opens at 8 a.m.
Clearly he is starving to death under all that fur.
(Photography by Carrie Golus, AB’91, AM’93)
Spring is in full swing, and we can’t wait to start spending evenings at the Point.
Can we get an AMEN?!
Drinks at the Robie House: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie-style masterpiece brings back a Friday night event offering cocktails, small eats and music.
BREAKING: The carillon at Rockefeller Chapel is currently playing Amanda McBroom’s “The Rose,” better known as the song that the Happy Hands Club signed in Napoleon Dynamite. Hard to control our laughter picturing this face:
Official video for “The Rose”; image from Random Gif Folder.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Hyde Park!