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Jack the Giant Slayer | Navy Pier IMAX

Jack the Giant Slayer | Navy Pier IMAX

February 28, 2013

The age-old tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ is finally hitting the big screen in a brand new fantasy and adventure film titled Jack the Giant Slayer, and if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to see it here at Navy Pier IMAX! In the familiar English folktale you might remember from your childhood, […]

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Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet | CST

Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet | CST

February 27, 2013

Looking for a great way to spend time with the family and experience a little theater? Come to Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet. Running February 23 through March 23, this short performance, directed and adapted for the CST stage by Rachel Rockwell, is the perfect way to start off your […]

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Toast to Harry Caray

Toast to Harry Caray

February 25, 2013

Holy cow, Harry Caray’s fans, we know it’s hard to believe, but fifteen years ago we lost one of Chicago’s favorite personalities and hands down the best baseball broadcaster this city’s ever seen! But just because the legend’s gone doesn’t mean our very fond memories of him are too. We’re ready to raise our glasses […]

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An Evening in Bloom | Navy Pier

An Evening in Bloom | Navy Pier

February 25, 2013

The verdict is in! Punxsutawney Phil, the country’s resident furry weatherman, has declared that spring is on its way. But if you follow Navy Pier, you’ll know this information is old-hat. We announced spring’s arrival months ago and it all starts on March 8 with an “Evening in Bloom,” the exclusive, first look at the […]

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Chinese Celebration | Neighborhoods of the World

Chinese Celebration | Neighborhoods of the World

February 22, 2013

Navy Pier is always proud to celebrate the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities, which is why we’re so excited to be holding our third annual cultural tribute, Neighborhoods of the World! Over the course of eight Sundays, the public will have the chance to come to Navy Pier’s beautiful Crystal Gardens for an […]

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Calling All Kids!

Calling All Kids!

February 20, 2013

Are the kids getting cabin fever? Bring the entire family to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, March 9-17. With its fabulous display gardens, cool kids’ programs, culinary demonstrations, Marketplace suppliers, and all the family fun of Navy Pier, the stroller-friendly Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers a memorable day for toddlers to teens and, […]

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show Cruises | Navy Pier

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Cruises | Navy Pier

February 20, 2013

Are you a master gardener? Or would you consider yourself more of a novice? Or are you hopeless at growing things, but have a great eye for color? No matter which part of the spectrum you fall, we’ve got the perfect idea for you: hit the open waters this March 9-17 with a Chicago Flower […]

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Goose Island Beer Dinner at Harry Caray’s Tavern

Goose Island Beer Dinner at Harry Caray’s Tavern

February 18, 2013

Harry Caray’s fans, listen up! Everybody’s favorite Chicago sports tavern has something special in store for you! This Thursday, February 21, Chicago’s own Goose Island Beer Company and Harry Caray’s Tavern will present A Perfect Pairing – an exclusive six-course beer dinner featuring limited release beers from Goose Island’s barrel-aged program. One look at the […]

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Bell’Italia | Neighborhoods of the World

Bell’Italia | Neighborhoods of the World

February 15, 2013

“When in Rome,” or should we say, “When on Taylor Street.” Although Chicago is thousands of miles from Italy, we’re proud to have a little taste of Italian culture right here on Taylor Street AND at Navy Pier this Sunday during Neighborhoods of the World! If you’ve never been to Taylor Street, now’s the time […]

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Graffiti in the Garden

Graffiti in the Garden

February 14, 2013

At the Chicago Flower & Garden Show’s, “The Art of Gardening,” expect more than a lily-laden Monet. Paired with horticulture, Second-City style spray paint, and street art, the show will catch the eyes and spirit of Chicago. Illustration, sculpture, and photography by Chicago artists Emmy Star Brown, Jeffrey Breslow and David Weinberg, will share the […]

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Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week at Navy Pier!

Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week at Navy Pier!

February 13, 2013

Over 75 productions, 63 theaters, six days, and one city. Did you do the math correctly? If so, then you know that these numbers add up to the anticipated Chicago Theatre Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the world-class theater companies here in Chicago. Move over New York City! Chicago’s the REAL “theater capital of […]

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Cruise this Valentine’s Day at Navy Pier!

Cruise this Valentine’s Day at Navy Pier!

February 12, 2013

If the daily grind wasn’t hard enough, Valentine’s Day lands right in the middle of it. With February 14 on a Thursday this year, it’s difficult to find the time to plan that perfectly romantic evening, let alone find the time to wine and dine mid-week. That’s where Navy Pier comes in! Our boat cruises […]

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A Glorious Day for Group-ies!

A Glorious Day for Group-ies!

February 11, 2013

Looking for a memorable way to spend the day with your friends, family, scout troop, garden group or book club? Through Friday, Feb. 15, discounted group tour packages are available for the 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Groups of 20 or more will receive $4 off the box office price for each ticket purchased, and […]

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World Premiere of Cadre | CST

World Premiere of Cadre | CST

February 11, 2013

Something brand new and exciting is on its way to Chicago Shakespeare Theater this Thursday, February 15! May we present Cadre, the CST’s brand new production, which isn’t only making its debut at Navy Pier this week; it’s also making its world premiere! Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Market Theatre of Johannesburg have partnered up […]

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Black History Month | Navy Pier

Black History Month | Navy Pier

February 8, 2013

It may be hard for some of our Navy Pier fans to believe, but fifty years ago civil rights, labor, and religious organizations planned a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in support of jobs and freedom that drew crowds of 200,000 to 300,000 marchers. That march, now commonly known as the […]

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IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet | Navy Pier

IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet | Navy Pier

February 6, 2013

Who can forget the amazing gold medal win by the American Women’s Gymnastics Team at this past summer’s London Olympics?!? If you’re still caught up in gymnastics fever like we are then you won’t want to miss this weekend’s 15th Annual IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet at Navy Pier. And it’s not any old meet; […]

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Spring Buds Early at “Evening in Bloom”

Spring Buds Early at “Evening in Bloom”

February 4, 2013

Spring is just around the corner, and the most dazzling way to welcome it is with a tiptoe through the tulips (and thousands of other lovelies) at the 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show! This year’s show theme is “The Art of Gardening,” and you could be among the very first to get a sneak […]

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Julius Caesar | CST

Julius Caesar | CST

February 4, 2013

“Beware the Ides of March,” or in this case, beware February 5 through March 24 when the powerful tragedy Julius Caesar comes to life in a contemporary retelling on the Chicago Shakespeare Theater stage. The play, originally written by William Shakespeare and performed in the early 1600s, tells a story of betrayal, conspiracy, and power. […]

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Super Bowl Sunday at the Pier!

Super Bowl Sunday at the Pier!

February 1, 2013

Get ready to eat, drink, and be merry because this Sunday’s a time for letting loose and celebrating the end of the football season! It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, baby, and whether your team’s duking it out on Sunday or not, you know you want to party and everyone at the Pier would love to […]

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