Calling Chicago’s rich history of architecture the “family jewels,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon Wednesday on a Chicago Architecture Center that may someday take its place among the city’s “must-see cultural destinations.” The 200,000-square-foot center is, appropriately, at 111 E. Wacker, in a building designed by Mies van der Rohe, the pioneer of Mid-Century Modernism. It’s just off Michigan Avenue and above the dock for the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise. It will open to the public Friday, which Emanuel proclaimed Chicago Architecture Day, kicking off a grand opening weekend that runs through Labor Day. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students (with ID) and free for members and children under five. Admission to the center is included in the fee for walking and bus tours. Discounted admission is available with river cruise tickets. “Chicago’s architecture is very much — I don’t know how … [Read more...] about Chicago Architecture Center takes its place as ‘must-see’ cultural destination
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The owners of the Aon Center, Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper, on Monday unveiled plans for an observatory atop the building, potentially setting up a heated competition for tourist dollars with established observatories at Willis Tower and 875 N. Michigan Ave., the former John Hancock Center.The stakes are as high as the buildings. A thriving observatory can be like a gold mine for a building’s owners, producing far more revenue per square foot than ordinary office space. But there are only so many tourists like Kiara Culmer, who on Monday was visiting the 360 Chicago observatory atop 875 N. Michigan, to go around.The view of Lake Michigan and distant skyscrapers, including the Aon Center, was amazing, but her family, visiting from the Bahamas, had other things to spend their time and money on, she said.“As a tourist, I would definitely not be going to all three (observatories),” said Culmer, as her husband Neil and their 2-year-old son Karter peered out the … [Read more...] about Aon Center’s planned observation deck, Chicago’s third, could create competition for tourist dollars
Driving the Day BREAKING -- Sean Spicer, the RNC chief strategist and communications director, is going to be working out of Trump Tower in New York three or four days a week, helping the campaign craft a message and strategy for the final 80 days of the campaign. Kellyanne Conway alluded to Spicer’s new role on ABC’s “This Week.” Spicer emails Playbook: “We are committed to winning back the White House and maintaining our majorities in the House and Senate. To that end, our political, digital, data and communications teams will continue to integrate and coordinate with the top of the ticket.”Story Continued Below Good Sunday morning. Seventy-nine days until Election Day. FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- SENATE DEMS OUTRAISE REPUBLICANS IN JULY-- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $7.5 million in July, $3.3 million more than their Republican counterparts. The DSCC has $31.3 million in the bank, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee … [Read more...] about INSIDE Hillary’s NANTUCKET fundraiser — SCOOP: DSCC raises $7.5 million in July — SPICER to work from TRUMP TOWER — B’DAY: Peter Hamby
Tony Bennett is still taking the stage and returns to Atlanta this summer. Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video LLC BY LEA HOLLAND/AJC Editorial Assistant If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact Lea Holland at [email protected] Events are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call the venue before driving a long distance. Follow us on Twitter. ON SALE MARCH 9 Tom Segura. 7 p.m. April 8. Tabernacle. $69.50-$89.50. LN.Smokepurrp. 7 p.m. April 20. Buckhead Theatre. outbreakpresents.com. Eric B & Rakim. 8 p.m. April 22. Tabernacle. LN. The Used. 7 p.m. April 29. Buckhead Theatre. $29.50-$35. LN. Bhad Bhabie. 7 p.m. May 6. Masquerade. $20. TM. Atlanta Funk Fest 2018. 7:30. May 18-20. Wolfcreek Amphitheatre. $69-$477. Tony Bennett. 7:30 p.m. July 24. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $59.50-$200. TM. Beach House. 8 p.m. July 28. Buckhead Theatre. $30-$35. LN. Pentatonix. 8 p.m. July 31. Chastain Park … [Read more...] about Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Tony Bennett, Pentatonix
Keith Urban returns to Atlanta this summer. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File) BY LEA HOLLAND/AJC Editorial Assistant ON SALE MARCH 2 Nick Swardson. 8 p.m. April 21. Tabernacle. $32.50-$42.50. LN. Trixie Mattel. 8 p.m. April 23. Buckhead Theatre. $40-$56. LN.Stone Sour. 7:30 p.m. May 1. $100-$350. Buckhead Theatre. LN. Sango with Kaelin Ellis. 8 p.m. May 2. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26. http://www.variety-playhouse.com. Babymetal. 8 p.m. May 15. Tabernacle. $34.50. LN. Margo Price with Erin Rae. 8 p.m. May 17. Variety Playhouse. $22-$26. http://www.variety-playhouse.com. Appetite for Destruction — The Greatest Guns N Roses Tribue on Earth. 8:30 p.m. May 25. Variety Playhouse. $16. http://www.variety-playhouse.com. Gomez: Bring It On 20th Anniversary Tour. 8 p.m. June 12. Variety Playhouse. $36-4148. http://www.variety-playhouse.com. Whitechapel with the Black Dahlia Murder. 5:15 p.m. June 24. Masquerade. $20. TM. “Bring … [Read more...] about Atlanta Tickets on sale this week: Keith Urban, Toto, Leslie Odom Jr.