Orchids in Bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden

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Every winter, the Chicago Botanic Garden hosts one of its most popular annual events: the Orchid Show. This year’s theme is Asia in Bloom. The exhibition takes place February 10th through March 25th, and thousands of visitors will see more than ten thousand orchids in all their glory.   Orchids in Asia Orchids have been […]

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Mardi Gras in Chicago: 2 Ways to Celebrate

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It’s that time of year again, folks. Cast off the winter blues, because it’s time to celebrate Mardi Gras in Chicago! This year, New Orleans celebrates its 300th anniversary, making it the perfect time to join in the revelry. Luckily, there are several ways to do so without ever leaving Chicago. Check out these local […]

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On the Town: Chicago’s Best Bars

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Whether you’ve had an exhausting day at the office or just experienced one of those days, sometimes you need a good drink. Luckily, here at Catalyst, we have access to the greatest of the great. Here are three of Chicago’s best bars to whet your palette. Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar Slinging drinks since […]

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