Chicago Piano Day

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s annual Keys to the City Festival kicked off today. While there are many exciting things happening throughout this two-week celebration, we are most looking forward to Chicago Piano Day (Sunday, May 27th).

Why? Because it’s free! And David Hyde Pierce will be there! Oh, and also, there are ton of amazing performances and events happening all day long.

But perhaps the best part of Chicago Piano Day is that there is truly something for everyone:

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It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

The following was submitted by Becky Robison, a writer from Chicago and friend of Cheap Dish Pizza. If you would like to contribute to Cheap Dish Pizza, drop us a line or tweet us!

Do you frequently get the urge to throw on your dancing shoes? Do you have an affinity for 1930’s and 40’s jazz? Lucky for you, Chicago has a vibrant swing dancing scene. Even luckier for you, the aforementioned swing dancing scene is relatively inexpensive.  Continue reading

Free Things To Do This Weekend

“Shots in the Darkroom” – Friday night at The Hyde Park Art Center

The NATO Summit is upon us! Avoid the hassle of downtown this weekend, and enjoy these free activities instead. Continue reading

Riot Fest Announces Partial 2012 Lineup…And Carnival?

Big news from Riot Fest today: The annual punk rock gala not only announced a stellar partial lineup, but also that the event would move most of its shows outside to Humboldt Park.   Continue reading

10 Cheap Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend


Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and if you’re still figuring out how to spend your long weekend, take a look at these inexpensive events happening throughout the city: Continue reading

Schedule Announced For Movies In The Park 2012

If there’s one thing we can all agree on in this world, it’s that Chicago knows how to do summer. So when the Chicago Parks District announced the schedule for it’s annual Movies in the Park series on Friday, our collective longing for summer became double-rainbow intense. Continue reading