Civic Centres in Chicago

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Civic Centres in Chicago

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  • MojoLad
    Graton, CA306 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went here just to check out the famed Tiffany Dome, but as there was a free docent-led tour starting, decided to take in the whole experience. It was wonderful! And free! The building itself is something else, with jaw-droppingly beautiful mosaics throughout, recently cleaned and now in their full original glory, and of course the Dome, which just in itself is worthy of a visit. There's also a cool little (unafiiated) gift shop with very interesting art & souvenirs for sale entirely created by local Chicago artists. Strongly recommended.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Jil R
    Chicago, IL576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was really impressed by the look of the building, the convenience of it and how easy it was to park for free on the street.
    Written 17 September 2018
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  • Bonnie T
    Chicago, IL1,910 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to The Center on Halsted for a culinary event on their outdoor deck, and we really enjoyed it. This venue knows how to put on a fabulous fundraiser. We’ve had friends married here too, and that was wonderful as well. Great place to check out also for lectures, sports, social events and more. Highly recommended.
    Written 30 August 2019
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  • Bob Cobb
    Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On June 21, 2023, fear led the way through rush hour traffic with multiple white knuckle stops on the Kennedy Expressway. Fear could not stop the mission but came close. After spending from 5-6:45 p.m. creeping the interstate, Google Maps led the journey into a night of perpetual lust delivered by super gorgeous burlesque dancers who cosplay your deepest Star Wars fantasy.

    Once the curtain raised, we were met with a dynamite performance that had the room on the verge of getting undressed. No loathing happened until Chewbacca demonstrated getting compromised by Han Solo that still has me pondering what the heck was going on. The vibe was unity from the beginning to the end.

    Do not hesitate to check out the hotties of the Empire Strips Back. Get ready. You will rest assured the money invested was worth every cent.
    Written 22 June 2023
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,228 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Harold Washington Cultural Center at 4701 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Chicago's South Side is not to be confused with the Harold Washington Library Center on South State Street. Dedicated in 2004 and open to the public from 9 to 8 daily, the Cultural Center was named after Chicago's first African-American mayor and is charged with fostering an environment that provides children and seniors of the Bronzeville community and Chicago's South Side with hands on technology driven experiences. The two-story, 40,000-square-foot, limestone building is a performing arts and business center with private corporate meeting rooms to host workshops and receptions, a 1,000-seat Com-Ed Theatre for performances, 30 computer stations, a Digital Media Resource Center, a two-story atrium equipped with three 48-foot plasma screens for video and a 20-foot-tall, 750-pound statue of Mayor Washington with a biography of Washington's political, military and academic record at the bottom of the sculpture. The center is located on a historical corner in the Bronzeville neighborhood, the original site of the Regal Theatre, which once played host to the most celebrate icons in African-American music such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington. The neighborhood also was home to such famous musicians as Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and Willie Dixon. While not as successful as hoped, the center has sought to rekindle an interest a knowledge of the history of the neighborhood among seniors and local youth.
    Written 7 October 2020
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