Joyce Fong, our director of concierge relations and services, is this week’s concierge correspondent and shares her top three picks for things to do around town.
Opening last week to rave reviews, “David Bowie Is” presents an exhibit you have been waiting for. As the only venue in the United States to host David Bowie Is, this must see exhibit showcases over 300 pieces from original costumes and handwritten lyrics to rare performance materials. The exhibit focuses on his creative processes and collaborative work with artists and designers and how he has influenced art, design, music, and theater. The exhibit goes through Jan. 4, 2015 so seize the day and make plans to go before the holidays catch you off guard.
David Bowie Is at the Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
If you like parades as much as I do then head to Chinatown this Saturday, Oct. 4 for the Double Ten Parade. It commemorates the start of the Wuchang uprising of Oct. 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the Republic of China in 1912. As a result of the Chinese Civil War, the Government of the Republic of China lost control of mainland China and relocated to Taiwan in 1949. The parade starts at 1 p.m. so get to Chinatown early to dine at one of the many dim sum houses—Cai, Phoenix, Three Happiness, Ming Hin—or pick up your specialty ingredients or souvenirs at the one of the many stores.
Double Ten Parade at Chicago’s Chinatown
Along Wentworth St. starting at 24th St.
Connie’s Pizza has celebrated its first anniversary at their Gold Coast location. If you haven’t tried their pizza or been to their new location, the menu is the same as their Archer Ave. location with the addition of wonderfully crisp wood fired pizzas. Gluten free pizza is available and ideal for one person—be inventive and create your own combination if you like. With monitors at the bar, you can always catch a game. The dining room is open and inviting and perfect for your family. At the end of your meal, save some room for the gelato that can be scooped up on the way out. With over 50 years of experience they know how to treat you like family.
Connie’s Pizza Gold Coast
1030 N. State St., Chicago, IL