6258 North Bell Avenue Chicago, IL 60659 +1 773 761 4979
Many people come to pray at the Bait ul Huda Mosque, which serves the Muslim community of Chicago. There are Quran reading sessions as well as classes for Islamic teaching in the mosque. Call for other details.
3418 West Ainslie Street Chicago, IL 60625 +1 773 588 8865
Makki Mosque is located in the north side of Chicago and provides service to more than 500 families of the community. Various events take place at the mosque and there are religious teaching session for adults as well as children regularly.
1020 West Sheridan Road 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60660 +1 773 508 8548
Located in the Mundelein Center building in the premises of Loyola University of Chicago. Managed by the university, there are many religious ceremonies taking place here regularly. Religious classes for adults and children also take place at Baitu Salam Mosque.
1106 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago, IL 60640 +1 773 561 9500
A Chicago institution, this concert hall has staged shows since the mid-1960s and has featured live entertainment since the 1920s. It has featured some of the best in the business, hosting Nirvana, Santana and Chicago's very own Smashing Pumpkins. Inside, there are still vestiges of its past throughout the architecture and the shows are absolutely intimate. Additionally, the Aragon hosts different theme nights when there is no big-name act in town, however, the trip uptown is more memorable to see a headliner.
4640 North Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60640 +1 773 561 2141
The story of Lourdes is well known, not only to Catholics, but to Christians of all denominations. The name of this elegant Spanish Romanesque Church derives from the church of the same name in Lourdes, France, where it is said that the Virgin Mary performs miraculous healings. The Chicago church showcases three graceful domes atop a building with buff-colored brick and a red-tile roof. This church boasts a large school and a lively parish amidst an eclectic community.
1118 North Noble Street Chicago, IL 60622 +1 773 489 4140
Renaissance and Baroque styles combine to create one of the most interesting churches in the city. Two huge Corinthian pilasters stand on either side of four Corinthian columns that support a massive portico. Inside the church, the steel-made vaulted ceiling stands free, providing a sweeping view of the elaborately painted ceiling, done by K. Markiewicz in 1926. Since the Holy Trinity Polish Church was built in 1873, it has housed a primarily Polish congregation. While it caters to a more mixed crowd today, some services are still conducted in Polish.
1345 West Argyle Street Chicago, IL 60640 +1 312 744 3200
Not much is left of the Essanay Studios, a silent movie studio except for the husk of the original building. This was once one of the biggest movie-making hubs in the country. Chicago's Essanay Studios was the place for film making. Charlie Chaplin, Wallace Beery, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin and dozens of others made films here before the industry moved west. If you look carefully, you can still see signs of the old building embedded in the facade.
119 North Peoria Street 2A Chicago, IL 60607 +1 312 480 8390
Established in 2002 by the visionary Scott Speh as a 'portable gallery', Western Exhibitions finally found a home in an old warehouse in September 2008. Encouraging both emerging and established artists in the field of contemporary art, this commercial gallery has given a new lease of life to the art scene in West Loop area of Chicago. Call or check website for details.
333 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60661 +1 312 655 1234
National Hellenic Museum (NHM) is a local museum that takes you through the history, art and culture of Greece. Spread across 40,000 square feet (3.72 square meters), it displays art pieces, documents, artifacts, archive collections, costumes, textile designs, photographs and much more. Right from the ancient civilization to present day Greece, the Hellenic Museum spans a long period; that's not it, the NHM also provides an insight into the lives of Greek immigrants in United States. Apart from the regular exhibits and interactive displays, the museum conducts various school programs thereby, giving a chance to the students to know about a different culture. For more details, check website.
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