Emmy winner Holland Taylor’s masterpiece Ann puts us in the shoes of tough-as-nails Ann Richards, the formidable governor of Texas. This one woman show gives us a look at the woman who ruled where everything’s bigger, and had such an impact on her state. Don’t miss what the New York Times called “frank, funny and warm. As Ann Richards, Holland Taylor is a FIERY DYNAMO.”

Skating in the Sky

Enjoy the gorgeous views of the John Hancock Observatory while skating to your heart’s content at Skating in the Sky. Overlooking picturesque Lake Michigan, this 99 square foot ice staking rink is a fantasy come true. Not only are the views spectacular but the temperatures are too! Loose your winter coat and skate in comfort.

Arlington Club

The Arlington Club has hit the streets of the Upper East Side and is taking diners by storm! With celebrated chef, Laurent Tourandel, at the helm and in the kitchen, The Arlington Club is THE hotspot for locales and travelers alike. It’s no wonder because the restaurant is offering up everything from succulent steak to savory sushi, pleasing the most particular of taste buds. Signature items include the 28-day, dry-aged Cote de Boeuf for two. Just divine! Classic favorites we love are clam’s casino and filet mignon carpaccio…short ribs and pickled jalapeño crispy kobe beef & truffle and spicy tuna osaka style. CityBuzz host, Raina Seitel, got a chance to try the cuisine as she dined with none other than her friend and uber chef, Laurent Tourondel.

The Purple Pig: a meatovers paradise! Cheese, wine and veggies too!

Calling all meat lovers…pull up a chair and get ready to pig-out at Chicago’s The Purple Pig. Located on The Magnificent Mile, The Purple Pig is a collaboration of chefs Scott Harris, Tony Mantuano, Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr. Featuring housemade charcuterie, cheeses and classic Mediterranean cuisine.

First Thursdays Downtown Arts Walk


This is the perfect opportunity to experience Atlanta’s art scene inside and out! Take a self-guided tour of the galleries — with no beginning or ending point — and move at your own pace as you soak up some fabulous contemporary Southern art. With its growth, First Thursdays has become more than just an arts walk. It’s an event where singles can meet, business people can unwind, and couples can enjoy the beauty of downtown Atlanta’s landscape.

Each month you’re invited to stroll through magnificent buildings and streets to enjoy the beauty of Downtown and the gallery experience. Come take a walk with us the First Thursday of each month, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

First Thursdays ArtsWalk has grown with new programs and additional venues so that art lovers can view the arts, tour the historic districts of Downtown and enjoy various discounts at Downtown restaurants. Click here for more information.

Party with the Past – Presented by the Atlanta History Center


This monthly event introduces you to the story of Atlanta with free history and cold beer. This series takes place at a different historic spot in the city each month. Each event focuses on one aspect of Atlanta’s history.

History is the passion of the Atlanta History Center and this event series will be a great way to introduce people to Atlanta, the museum staff, and famous Atlantans (alive and dead). Please visit for more information or to make a reservation or call 404.814.4000.

Picasso is Back at the Art Institute of Chicago!

A century ago, in 1913, the Art Institute of Chicago became the first art museum in the country to present the work of a young Spaniard who would become the preeminent artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso. This February the museum celebrates the special 100-year relationship between Picasso and Chicago by bringing together over 250 of the finest examples of the artist’s paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and ceramics from private collections in the city, as well as from the museum’s collection, for the first large-scale Picasso exhibition organized by the museum in almost 30 years.

The show runs from February 20, 2013 through May 12, 2013. The exhibit shows such diverse and significant works from the museum’s own exceptional holdings and from collections throughout the city, Picasso and Chicago not only charts the full gamut of Picasso’s artistic career but also chronicles the growth of Chicago as a place for modern art and the storied moments of overlap that have contributed to the vibrant interest in Picasso from 1913 to today. Visit for more information.he Art Institute is celebrating a 100 year relationship with the artist by bringing together over 250 of Picasso’s finest works of Art.

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