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Fear City's 2013 Haunt with BlackOut Party

North Suburbs, Northwest Suburbs, SuburbsWith Autumn comes changing leaves, crisp cool nights, apple cider and then evenually a month or so of frightful fun as Halloween approaches.  If you don't have the patience to wait until October you...

Ever wanted some quality time with the Stanley Cup?

ChicagoChicago is so proud of our Blackhawks, winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years.  Would you like to spend some quality one-on-one time with the cup?  Chicago Blackhawks Charities ...

The Hideout Block Party

Bucktown | Wicker ParkThe A.V. Club (the arts-and-entertainment wing of The Onion) and The Hideout have combined forces to present another terrific festival just outside The Hideout, at 1354 W. Wabansia St., Chicago.  The...

Chicago Photography Center (CPC) Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary - September 6th, 2013

LakeviewThe Chicago Photography Center (CPC) will be celebrating it's 10th Anniversary with a party this September 6th, 2013. You will get the chance to celebrate the accomplishments CPC have achieved with...

15th annual Guinness Oyster Fest

Roscoe Village This Saturday enjoy a day filled with fresh oysters and great music in one of Chicago's most exciting neighborhoods, Roscoe Village.  Tents housing fresh seafood as well as other culinary delights...

Bare-All Storytelling Event Hits You in the Gut

On a warm Wednesday night in August, a group of 50 or so gathered in a back room of Powell’s Bookstore. Audience members sat on metal chairs drinking wine out of plastic cups, watching as one person...
Ruth Page Civic Ballet AUDITIONS for "The Nutcracker"

Auditions for "The Nutcracker" This Weekend

Chicago, River NorthDo you have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head? Too early? Well, it certainly isn't too early to audition for a holiday classic. This Sunday, August 25th, The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is...

Nagata and Maier: Photographers Who Have Deepened My Appreciation And Love For Black And White Photos

ChicagoHere’s a reminder to be sure to get over to the Chicago Public Library, North Wall Exhibit Case on the 8th floor, to see the multimedia presentation by Satoki Nagata because this is its last week,...

The Joke’s on You. Art You Can Laugh At Opening at Ready Coffee’s ORNOT Gallery August 21

Chicago, Bucktown | Wicker Park, NorthwestArt can be funny -- sometimes inadvertently -- but rarely do we see a show pointedly dedicated to funny art, especially at a coffee shop! But Art You Can Laugh At, hosted by resident comedian Nathyn...

Book Hotel Rooms Now For Riot Fest At Discounted Rates

Chicago, Humboldt ParkRiot Fest & Carnival invades Humboldt Park September 13 - 15.  This three day event features many live performances from bands such as Fall Out Boy, The Replacements, Danzig, Blondie, Blink 182,...

Two Art Fests In Two Months In Two Neighboring Communities - Rogers Park and Edgewater

Edgewater | Uptown, Rogers ParkDid you know that there are two arts festivals coming to two neighboring communities? There are plenty of festivals taking place in Chicago, but I’ve found that it’s great when you can mark on your...

Oceanique Celebrates Julia Child’s 101th Birthday with a Lobster Dish that Julia Would Have Been Proud to Serve

North Suburbs, Evanston, Northwest Suburbs, Niles, SkokieOceanique Restaurant in Evanston, Illinois (505 Main Street, Evanston, IL; 847-864-3435) will be participating in the 2013 Julia Child Bash sponsored by Chicago Originals ( www.chicagooriginals.com...

SAD ROBOT STORIES Book Release Party

Logan SquareChicago Center for Literature and Photography Publishing (CCLaP) is having a book release party for local writer and CBS Chicago Web Content Producer Mason Johnson for his book Sad Robot Stories. The...
Tom "Pickles" Piekarski

R.I.P. Chicago Rocker Tom "Pickles" Piekarski

BerwynIt's never easy to lose a friend.  Chicago's music community lost a great one last Friday.  If you don't remember the name Tom "Pickles" Piekarski (he rarely ever went by Tom) you may recall seeing a...

Raks Geeks: A Mixture Of Comedy, Geekdom, Bellydancing, Fire, Hip Hop, Dubstep and Star Wars

Irving Park/AvondaleHey, want to see a cool show mixed with comedy, belly dancing, hip hop, dubstep, fire, geekdom and Star Wars? Yeah, you did read all those things in one sentence. Check out this press release I got...

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