Year-Round Events Make Chicago a Year-Round Destination
Chicago is full of life, and downtown Chicago is the center of all the action. With the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza Hotel as your vacation home base, you can fill your days and nights with sports, conferences, festivals, and shows throughout the year. With six professional sports teams — the NFL's Chicago Bears, the NBA's Chicago Bulls, the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, the MLS's Chicago Fire, and MLB's Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs — plus collegiate sports and the Chicago Marathon, Chicago is a sports lover's heaven any month of the year and our hotel near the United Center is near it all. Chicago is also a popular conference destination, and home of celebrated music and culinary festivals. Here are some of our favorite Chicago events. Make your plans to visit soon.
I Love Lucy Live On Stage
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, the brand new hit musical stage show adapted from the longest-running and most beloved television program in history, starring Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel: America's favorite foursome, is coming to Chicago for the very first time!
Imagine stepping back in time and into the Desilu Playhouse soundstage! It's 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh so familiar "I Love Lucy" episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the1950's hi-fidelity technology, and this brand new thing called 'television'. The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo's New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of "The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra" at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In between scenes? The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show's newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say 'Brylcreem'?!