This is a cool thing for Michelle Obama to orchestrate in connection with the coming NATO summit here. There's more to Chicago than either the north side or the downtown area of town:
The First Lady has invited spouses of NATO leaders on a tour of the Gary Comer Youth Center on Chicago's south side, followed by a private dinner at the Chicago Art Institute.
The visit to the youth center will include performances by the South Shore Dance Drill Team, dancers from the Muntu Dance Theater and musicians from the Soul Children of Chicago. Following the performance, Mrs. Obama and the other spouses will sit down for a private lunch created by Chef Paul Kahan. Kahn will work with Gary Comer Youth Center youth members in preparing the meal.
The Gary Comer Youth Center is about two blocks from the apartment where the First Lady grew up, the White House said in March.