Cara Carriveau

Seen @ The Bean

If you’ve ever visited Millenium Park downtown I’m sure you have taken a picture with the infamous “bean”.  It’s a tourist destination and even locals love to snap photo’s. Next time you post a photo with the bean on social media it may wind up on this webiste: www.SeenAtTheBean.com.  Go ahead, click it…nothing but bean pictures! Read More »

Enjoy A Free Movie Outside Tonight

What’s better than FREE?  Did you you can pack up a picnic and take the kids to a free movie every single night this summer in Chicago at an area park?  Here’s the schedule for the rest of the summer: JULY 7/8: “Hotel Transylvania” | Dunbar Park 7/8: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ | Gompers Park 7/8: “The Amazing Spider Man” | Hermitage Park 7/9: “Ferris Bueller’s Day ... Read More »

Ravinia…What To Know

One of my favorite outdoor concert venues is Ravinia.  I just love the fact that I can pack up my own cooler and bring in whatever I want to eat and drink – I hate being at the mercy of concession stands that only sell junk food, especially if I have my kids with me (though the food available to purchase ... Read More »

From Terror To Smiles

My previous blog post was a video of me riding Goliath, the new massive wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.  If you haven’t watched it yet, do it!  Today Six Flags tweeted a picture of me from on top of the rollercoaster… The only thing better is a picture of me at the end if the ... Read More »

Watch Me Ride Goliath At Six Flags

Have you heard about the new roller coaster, Goliath, at Six Flags Great America?  It just opened today.  I had the pleasure of riding it yesterday.  If you’re curious about it…watch: It’s so ironic that I rode with a guy from The Coaster Crew.  He wasn’t the least bit scared.  Clearly, I was terrified.  But my fear quickly turned to ... Read More »

Listen to a conversation with DEVO founding member Gerald Casale

I recently had a conversation with one of the founding members of DEVO, Gerald Casale.  What a mind boggling thing to happen…you’ll understand why when you hear the story I shared with him in the beginning of our conversation…push play: DEVO plays The Arcada Theatre in St Charles this Saturday night.  It’s a benefit for Gerald’s brother Robert, who suddenly ... Read More »

A List of Every Chicago Summer Outdoor Movie Screening

Check out this impressive list of over 250 opportunities to watch movies under the stars in Chicago this summer.  Some of my favorite picks: A League Of Their Own, The Goonies, Gremlins, Gravity, High Anxiety and Top Gun…but there’s plenty more to choose from including many family friendly films. I love watching movies outside.  That’s why I set up an ... Read More »