Chicago’s "Get Up and Go!" NeighborhoodTour Series Begins June 5

Wednesday May 23, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - This summer, get an insider's point-of-view on a different Chicago neighborhood each week when Get Up and Go!, a popular series featuring conversations with community experts followed by guided walking tours, returns to the Chicago Cultural Center.

Hosted by Mark Bazer, RedEye columnist, humorist and host of The Hideout's acclaimed Interview Show, these informal lunchtime programs start with a discussion about all there is to eat, see and do in Chicago's unique neighborhoods followed by a visit to the featured community.

Conversations begin at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday, June 5 through August 28, at the Chicago Cultural Center (77 E. Randolph Street, 5th Floor Millennium Park Room), with the discussion and Q&A session lasting approximately 40 minutes. Tours will last approximately one hour, not including commute time, and will depart from and return to the Chicago Cultural Center via public transportation. A complimentary, single-day CTA pass will be provided to a limited number of audience members taking the tour.

Space is limited; reservations are highly recommended. Visit to reserve a seat in advance, and for additional event details including the list of scheduled guest speakers.

Start with a discussion about all there is to eat, see and do in Chicago’s unique neighborhoods followed by a visit to the featured community.

Get Up and Go! 2012 Schedule
June 5 Auburn Gresham
June 12 New East Side
June 19 The Loop
June 26 Rogers Park
July 3 Chicago River
July 10 Millennium Park
July 17 Beverly
July 24 Logan Square
July 31 Back of the Yards
August 7 Sheffield and DePaul **begins at the Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Floor Garland
August 14 Lincoln Square
August 21 Wicker Park and Bucktown
August 28 Humboldt Park

Expert advice and information about the city's events and attractions are also available at the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture's Visitor Information Centers located across from Millennium Park in the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street, and at the historic Water Works pumping station, 163 E. Pearson Street at Michigan Avenue.

The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture markets Chicago as a premier cultural destination to domestic and international leisure travelers; provides innovative visitor programs and services; and familiarizes visitors and residents with the city's vibrant neighborhoods, cultural attractions and creative industries. The Chicago visitor industry serves 40 million visitors annually, generates $11 billion in direct spending and $616 million in taxes, and sustains 124,000 jobs.

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