Gilles bensimon

the sofitel chicago water tower lobby gets extra glamorous with these striking shots of famous women 

“I’m checking out this awesome Gilles Bensimon photo exhibit in the front lobby of Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. Bensimon is a world-famous fashion photographer who has shot gorgeous glamour shots of iconic women like Tina Turner, Catherine Deneuve, and Audrey Hepburn.” –Megan Lovejoy, photography director  

“I’m going to see Kendrick Lamar and BJ The Chicago Kid at the Aragon Ballroom on Saturday. It’s one of the official Lolla aftershows and I expect it to be spectacular. Kendrick is the emcee of the moment right now and deservedly so, while local opening act BJ The Chicago Kid has put his mellifluous tenor on some standout mixtapes including Chance the Rapper’s Acid Rap. It’s sold out, but I don’t know, maybe stand outside and see what happens?” –Tomi Obaro, assistant editor

“I’m going to Six Flags. I've never been."—Jennifer Tanaka, digital editor

“I’ll be at Lollapalooza tonight and Sunday, manning Chicago's Twitter feed and catching Alt-J and Cat Power,”—Cassie Walker Burke, executive editor

For more weekend events, check out our Chicago Guide.