Wednesday, April 27th
Bilbao has many interesting things to offer. The craft market full of Mediterranean Spirit that's well-known for being a true hippie market is definitely one of them. Join us for a walk through the city’s cultural hotspots and enjoy the views of this picturesque part of Spain with Kelsey!
Giant Puppies, Guggenheim & Basque Culture in Bilbao, Spain Thursday, April 28th Oh I can tell this show will be awesome for everyone! Let’s join Kelsey in Bilbao. Here are a few of the things we’re seeing there, the Guggenheim Museum, just the building is impressive itself, imagine what’s inside, and not only that we will explore its surroundings, and bump into…a giant puppy sculpture (the one you see below) by Jeff Koons and many more sculptures and that is not all, there’s still loads of things Kelsey will show and tell us.
Visiting Azerbaijani National museum of Carpet Thursday, April 28th Situated on Baku's Seaside Boulevard, the Carpet Museum is home to the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets (over 6000!). And it is actually the first specialised museum of carpets in the world. Something you can't miss! Join in and explore the museum in one of the country's most modern buildings with Nurana!
A Masterpiece: St. Nicholas Church through Ukrainian Eyes Thursday, April 28th The most famous Baroque church in Prague is also one of the most valuable Baroque buildings north of the Alps. The dome has an impressive diameter of over 65 feet and the architecture is simply mesmerizing. Join us and explore the famous Church through Olga’s Ukranian eyes for a whole new view!
Neighborhoods by Elevated Train, Chicago - Lincoln Park & Lakeview Thursday, April 28th This picturesque neighborhood is a nature lover's dream — manicured gardens, a hidden lily pond, a historic indoor botanical garden, and tons of incredible places with astonishing views of the lake. Hop on and explore this beautiful part of Chicago bz elevated train with Mike!
Lifestyle The Happy Class with Scott Fitzgerald Wednesday, April 27th Life is not the School of Hard Knocks---it's The Happy Class. Come join host Scott and find out why!
BeamZ Series - NEW Episodes
Thursday, April 28th
Let's join our host Patrizia in her new series. First stop, the Palazzo Sorbello, in Perugia. Be prepared to enjoy its many rooms and admire its beauty. We will also uncover its history, more specifically the story of Romeyn Robert, an American who married into this noble Italian family and her son Uguccione, intellectual and war hero.
Great Women of Paris: Louise Michel Thursday, April 28th This week, let’s join Patrick for one more episode of the series Great Women of Paris. On Wednesday we will explore the life and legacy of Louise Michel (1830- 1905), a teacher and important figure of the Paris Commune. Let’s discover together how she changed the history of France, and was later recalled as the “French grande dame of anarchy”.
Ukraine Special Show Ponomarev vs Putin Thursday, April 28th I’m REALLY excited for this one. Ilya Ponomarev is our new host on this new show. He was the only one to vote against the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, in fear of it unleashing a war (which it did). For that he was prosecuted by Russian state, his assets were frozen and he was forced into exile. He is now fighting for peace in Ukraine to stop Putin and the war. This show, co-hosted by Gregg Stebben will be a unique opportunity to get news and comments from someone deep into the war effort in Ukraine. And they will also interview other key players that are fighting for the defeat of Russia. Join us for our very first show on Thursday!
Sneak Previews Neumagen Dhron: The Wine Village Friday, April 29th To start your weekend trips, how about visiting the oldest wine village in Germany? Neumagen-dhron may not be as popular as other cities in Germany, but don’t let that fool you. This small but beautiful upcoming tourist destination is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination. Let's explore its rich history and admire its charming views!
Erquy, France Saturday, April 30th Be prepared to be completely taken by this commune. With 10 fine sandy beaches, an active fishing port known for its delicious scallops, walking trails and everywhere the inimitable colour of pink sandstone, Erquy has a lot to offer. Let Patrick show you around and fall in love with the place.
Hidden Prague with a Ukrainian Guide: Loreta and New World Saturday, April 30th Olga is taking you to other favorite spots of her in the beautiful Prague. We will see a lot of magical places in just an hour, St Vitus Cathedral, the biggest church in Czech Republic, New World neighborhood, a off the beaten path gem, The Prague Loreta, a baroque complex and much more!
Monday, May 2nd
If you haven't joined Mike in one of his architecture shows in Chicago, you should. Chicago is a beautiful city, I can say that since I've been there, and one of its most memorable aspects, is its architecture, being the birthplace of the skyscraper, a lot of special buildings were made there. So, on the fifth part of this series, we will explore Brutalist and Postmodern architects, learn about the characteristics of these two often misunderstood architectural styles and more!
Tuesday, May 3rd
Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. This stunning landmark building is is home to the world’s largest Tiffany stained glass dome and presents more than 700 humanities programs a year. How about visiting it with Mike?
Saturday, April 30th
John and Patty are back! I'm so happy, and I can already tell you that there are a few recipes on the way! But let's star with Eggplant Parmesan, my mom makes this and it's a favorite of mine, if you haven't tried it, please join us and make one of your own. It's so delicious I can promise you'll love it!
Saturday, April 30th
And they are teaching us another classic, Stuffed Shells! I have tried this before a few times, and it's one of those comforting dishes that everyone likes. It's easy to make and truly mouth watering, the contrast of the chewy pasta with the creamy ricotta filling, and marinara to top it all, hmm I'm hungry just imagining it. Well, why don't you try it for yourself with us?
BeamZ Best Shows for the Next Days
Wednesday, April 27th
Journey Back in Time to Medieval Krakow (Poland): go back to Krakow's 1400s when the medieval city was in its prime and about to enter a 'golden age'. While passing authentic city walls, brick-built churches and medieval university buildings, we will reach the biggest medieval square in Europe.
The London of Sherlock Holmes: take a journey through Sherlock Holmes' West End, learn about the influences, both in print and in real life, and hopefully get a good sense of why these stories and characters have almost become as real as their enigmatic creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
London: Wonders of the West End - Covent Garden: join Gerard as he takes us to the sites of some of oldest existing playhouses. As well as many Theatrical stories, there'll be lots of time to talk about the businesses, the buildings and the people that make Covent Garden so special.
Thursday, April 28th
Titicaca's Sun island: join us on this show with our local guide, Renan, and visit Isla del Sol, the very birthplace of the Incas and see for yourself how mesmerizing the Island is. And, of course, hear about their incredible stories and discover who the Sun God Manco and Mama Ocllo were.
Twilight Delhi: explore the city at night like a local, experience a mix of history, street food and lights, enjoy chilly Delhi winters with local host Komal and of course see the main highlights of the city.
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