Articles by Barbara Keer

Old Jews Telling Jokes Review – A Welcome Delight

Old Jews Telling Jokes Review – A Welcome Delight Don't miss the chance to see "Old Jews Telling Jokes" at the Royal George Theatre through February 16, 2014

E3 VIP Preview - An Exclusive Event Experience

E3 VIP Preview - An Exclusive Event Experience E3 VIP also offers a four-hour “Best of Chicago Tour” with stops at the very best Chicago venues

The Water’s Edge Review – Opening the AstonRep Season

The Water’s Edge Review – Opening the AstonRep Season AstonRep Theatre Company begins its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of The Water’s Edge by Theresa Rebeck

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Review – Magnificent

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Review – Magnificent Exploring Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is a magnificent and rewarding experience and a stay there is amazing

Context Travel: ”ArteFirenze” and “Michelangelo in Florence” Review – The Essence of Florence, Italy

Context Travel: ”ArteFirenze” and “Michelangelo in Florence” Review – The Essence of Florence, Italy The two Context Travel tours in Florence gave my husband and me a sense of what it was like to be a part of the Renaissance as a resident of Florence. These were experiences we will never forget

The Wheel Review – A Stunning Production

The Wheel Review – A Stunning Production "The Wheel" by Zinnie Harris, featuring Joan Allen, opens Steppenwolf's 2013-14 season

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Preview - The Life You Save Could Be Your Own

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Preview -  The Life You Save Could Be Your Own The month of September ushers in a critical season of cancer awareness

Rhythms of China Review - A Blend of Pleasing Music

Rhythms of China Review - A Blend of Pleasing Music Chinese Fine Arts Society presented a spectacular, star-studded, and colorful concert at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Monday, August 26, 2013-watch for upcoming events

Chicago Dancing Week Finale Review – Beauty, Variety and Energy

Chicago Dancing Week Finale Review – Beauty, Variety and Energy The Chicago Dancing Festival gave me the opportunity to experience dance across a wide spectrum at one sitting. It was stimulating and enlightening

Prairie Grass Café Review – First National Waffle Day Celebration

Prairie Grass Café Review – First National Waffle Day Celebration When Barbara and Leon, Chicago Splash Magazine restaurant reviewers, visited Prairie Grass Café to celebrate National Waffle Day, it was like visiting a friend

Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show Preview – Beyond Bars and Bonbons

Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show Preview – Beyond Bars and Bonbons For the second year Chicago’s Navy Pier is the location of The Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show, a celebration of all things chocolate—and this year, dessert, to be held on Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20

The Goat Rodeo Consortium Review - A night to Remember

The Goat Rodeo Consortium Review - A night to Remember My husband and I celebrated a special event at the Ravinia Festival delighted by the performance of The Goat Rodeo with performers cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Stuart Duncan, and singer Aoife O’Donovan

M.S. Yangtze 2 Review - The Cruise on the Yangtze River was a Dream Come True

M.S. Yangtze 2 Review - The Cruise on the Yangtze River was a Dream Come True     It was the first cruise for my husband and me and traveling along the Yangtze River on the M.S. Yangtze 2 was my dream come true

Evanston Works Together Project – Oceanique is an Active Contributor

Evanston Works Together Project –  Oceanique is an Active Contributor Evanston Works Together is an organization designed to funnel Evanston resources directly back into the community. Oceanique has called Evanston home for the past 25 years and expects to be there 10 more years. If you there on Tuesdays in August you support Evanston

Pentax WG-3 Review – Adventure Proof, Perfect for my Adventure

Pentax WG-3 Review – Adventure Proof, Perfect for my Adventure Pentax WG-3 is Adventure Proof and was the perfect camera for my adventure in China

North Wales – An Exploration, A Wish Fulfilled - Part I

North Wales – An Exploration, A Wish Fulfilled - Part I On several earlier visits to Cardiff, Wales, I wanted to go to North Wales and this time I did

Slowgirl Review - Captivating and Compelling

Slowgirl Review - Captivating and Compelling Steppenwolf's production of Greg Pierce's hit play, "Slowgirl" is captivating and compelling

Ecco Shoe Review – The Perfect Summer Shoe

Ecco Shoe Review – The Perfect Summer Shoe As a regular ECCO customer, I am happy to know that I can order online and be confident of receiving my order in a timely manner, that the shoes will fit me, and I will enjoy them

Go Green Wilmette’s Alternative Garden Event Review - Educatonal and Inspiring

Go Green Wilmette’s Alternative Garden Event Review - Educatonal and Inspiring I was among the approximately one hundred lucky individuals who took advantage of gorgeous weather and rode their bikes to visit eight special gardens throughout Wilmette on Sunday, July 23, 2013

All Shook Up Review – A Delight, Fun and Funny

All Shook Up Review – A Delight, Fun and Funny The Theatre and Interpretation Center (TIC) at Northwestern University's "All Shook Up" is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy a live production of a Broadway musical

Chongqing Review – Three Unforgettable Days

Chongqing Review – Three Unforgettable Days My husband was invited to visit to Chongqing, China as part of a group of Northwestern University professors who were meeting with Chongqing University professors. Joining three other accompanying spouses, I had the opportunity to explore Chongqing

New Materials from AAPC Review – Managing Classroom and General Behavior related to Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

New Materials from AAPC Review – Managing Classroom and General Behavior related to Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chicago Cubs Review – A Long Awaited Day at Wrigley Field

Chicago Cubs Review – A Long Awaited Day at Wrigley Field Recently, I took my nine year old grandson to Wrigley Field to see the Cubs play and it was a great day

The Ravens’ Restaurant at Stanford Inn by the Sea Review – Unbelievably Good Food

The Ravens’ Restaurant at Stanford Inn by the Sea Review – Unbelievably Good Food If I could, I would take The Ravens’ Restaurant at Stanford Inn by the Sea home with me, from Mendocino, California to Chicago, Illinois

Brewery Gulch Inn Review – Scenic and Surprising

Brewery Gulch Inn Review – Scenic and Surprising Looking for a great place to stay in Mendocino, my husband and I chose to follow my cousin’s suggestion, to stay at Brewery Gulch Inn

Stanford Inn by the Sea Review – The Only Vegan Spa in the U.S.

Stanford Inn by the Sea Review – The Only Vegan Spa in the U.S. A two day stay at Stanford Inn by the Sea was an almost spiritual and totally renewing experience

Hillside Food Pantry Review – A Community Asset

Hillside Food Pantry Review – A Community Asset When Faith and Mike Albano started picking up food from a donor store in Barrington for a refugee family from Myanmar in the fall of 2007, it "morphed" into the Hillside Food Pantry and since then their growth has been almost unbelievable

Father's Day 2013 Preview - Brunches, Dinners and More

Father's Day 2013 Preview -  Brunches, Dinners and More Father's Day is Sunday, June 16, (2013). Read on to find picture-perfect meals to enjoy with your father, from brunches and dinner in downtown Chicago to dining on the North Shore

The Second City Guide to the Opera Review – Seeing Opera Differently

The Second City Guide to the Opera Review – Seeing Opera Differently The Second City Guide to the Opera  currently at the Civic Opera House through June 30th brings a new perspective to opera

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