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Fall in Love with Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Fall in Love with Chicago Shakespeare Theater

August 28, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, located at Navy Pier, has produced award-winning shows and has blossomed into an entertainment powerhouse of Chicago. Immerse yourself in the storytelling genius of Shakespeare this fall, as you sit back, relax, and enjoy some iambic pentameter. Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be hosting the world premiere of Since I Suppose, a pedestrian-based […]

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Morning Show Comedians Bring Evening Entertainment

Morning Show Comedians Bring Evening Entertainment

August 26, 2014

Have you ever heard that laughter is contagious? Make sure all of your friends catch it by going to Navy Pier Four Star Comedy presents Morning Show Comedians on Friday, September 5! You see them on the morning news, now you can see WGN-TV personalities Mike Toomey, Pat Tomasulo, and Ana Belaval one night only […]

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Show Us Your Muscles: Ultimate Fitness Expo Comes to the Pier

Show Us Your Muscles: Ultimate Fitness Expo Comes to the Pier

August 21, 2014

Are you ready to get pumped up? Navy Pier is thrilled to be hosting the final stop in this summer’s Ultimate Fitness Expo with Hollywood physique expert “Eric the Trainer” and, creator of Tae Bo® Fitness, Billy Blanks. Put on by Celebrity Sweat, the expo will feature fitness classes, informative booths and representatives from local […]

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Edge of Your Seat Thrills: Cirque Shanghai

Edge of Your Seat Thrills: Cirque Shanghai

August 19, 2014

Leaving you in awe from beginning to end, “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors” has been spending its 9th consecutive summer back in the Windy City to perform at Navy Pier! Set on the Pepsi® Skyline Stage, this latest installment combines the martial prowess of Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters with gravity-defying acrobatics, all resulting in […]

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Lobster ‘Til You Drop!

Lobster ‘Til You Drop!

August 14, 2014

The lobsters have been preparing for months, but are you ready for The Great American Lobster Fest? Navy Pier will be hosting The Great American Lobster Fest this weekend, August 16-17, and it will be an event unlike any other! As Chicago’s first outdoor lobster fest, the festival will provide attendees with fresh lobster flown […]

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Cirque Shanghai Performer Highlight: Wang Quan

Cirque Shanghai Performer Highlight: Wang Quan

August 13, 2014

  Name: Wang Quan Act: Comedy Bowl Kicker Age: 29 Experience: 20 years Favorite Chicago Activity: Six Flags Favorite Things: Reading, playing pool, watching American TV shows Wang Quan, the Comedy Bowl Kicker, has studied acrobatics for 20 years, been involved with Cirque Shanghai since its inception, and traveled to Chicago with the troupe for […]

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Bigger and Better at the Pier: The Centennial Vision

Bigger and Better at the Pier: The Centennial Vision

August 12, 2014

If you’ve visited Navy Pier this summer (and if you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?), you will have noticed that the Pier is undergoing major construction for The Centennial Vision, a reimagining of Navy Pier to mark its 100th anniversary in 2016. These renovations will allow Navy Pier to offer more evening and […]

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8th Annual Independent Garden Center Show

8th Annual Independent Garden Center Show

August 7, 2014

Navy Pier will be hosting the 8th annual Independent Garden Center Show in beautiful Festival Hall on August 19-21. This unique event is open to all garden center owners, managers, and buyers. It offers an exclusive opportunity for those in the trade to familiarize themselves with the newest products and retail strategies. The event includes […]

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Something for Everyone at Navy Pier

Something for Everyone at Navy Pier

August 5, 2014

Navy Pier has been a must-do Chicago destination since 1916, so you may need a refresher course on everything we have to offer. With exhibits and shows constantly changing, you might not even be aware of all there is to do at the Pier. Get ready, because Navy Pier’s attractions are abundant and full of […]

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Taking Root in Chicago's Communities

Taking Root in Chicago's Communities

August 4, 2014

by Tony Abruscato, Director of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show What is your garden yielding for you this month? Besides cut flowers, savory herbs and delicious, fresh fruits and veggies, it may be stirring up memories of your cultural heritage and helping your family connect with nature. I recently met with Ben Helphand, executive […]

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