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Get Member Pricing on Chicago Architecture Foundation Trolley Tour

The LoopThe Chicago Architecture Foundation is known for leading fantastic tours. Its docents are all volunteers and they complete a rigorous training regimen before they're allowed to lead both locals and...
Jam at The Joynt

Have Instrument, Will Jam: Jam At The Joynt December 19

River NorthWhat do you do when there are 16,000 musicians in town? Jam, baby! The Midwest Clinic is filling the halls of McCormick Place this week, so The Joynt, 650 N Dearborn, is inviting them to come on over...
John Hancock Center

There Is Such A Thing As A Free Lunch (and gift cards!)

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleJust in time for the holidays, Best Buy in the John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, is giving away gift cards and free lunches. Be one of the first 200 people to stop in between 11:30am and 1:...
A Klingon Christmas Carol

Inventor of the Klingon Language at "A Klingon Christmas Carol"

Edgewater | UptownIf you're a Trekkie or a fan of Big Bang Theory, then you know that Klingon is an actual, functional language. Commedia Beauregard has taken the Dickens' classic holiday tale "A Chrismtas Carol" and...
Octavarius: Dungeons and Drag Queens

Comet and Cupid and Donner and...Gandalf?

LakeviewIf you've ever thought "Lord of the Rings is hilarious!", Octavarius wants to prove you right. The improv comedy troupe is finishing their 2012 season with a parody of the trilogy. Frodo is a...

2012 One of a Kind Show and Sale

River NorthOne of a Kind Show and Sale is taking up an entire floor of Merchandise Mart from December 6 through December 9.  More than 600 artisans from all over North America are selling their hand-made goods...
The Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker Family Dinner

Family Dinner with a bunch of Nutcrackers

The LoopThe Nutcracker performed by The Joffrey Ballet is a holiday tradition, and what's more traditional than family dinners? The Womens' Board is inviting you to join them for dinner and a show on...
Own Fish Bar on New Year's Eve

Own Fish Bar This New Year's Eve

LakeviewWhat if you could have your own private venue for New Year's Eve, where only people that you like attend, they play your music, and the food is so good people will be talking about it until 2014? You...

FoBAB 2012: A First Timers Firsthand Account

BridgeportWhat happens when you throw a bunch of beer nerds in an elevator together? Silence. There are these enormous freight elevators in the Bridgeport Art Center where the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged...

The House Theatre of Chicago Presents The Nutcracker

Bucktown | Wicker ParkI was invited to see The House Theatre of Chicago’s production of The Nutcracker on November 18.  I was told that his was not the Joffrey Ballet production, which made me more interested in attending...

Shhhhh: Silent Films at Portage Theater

Portage ParkIf you're a silent movie buff head to Portage Theater tonight for a screening of "Sand". Even if you're not, check out this description from Silent Film Chicago and you may become one: "The Northwest...

Salsa Event: Bon Voyage Party for Bachata All Stars & Bachata Rising Stars

ChicagoLast year one of my best friends and co-worker, Megumi, invited me to watch her salsa dance troupe perform at a local Chicago club. I knew she had taken lessons, joined a club, and had begun...

Field Museum’s 2012 Discount Days Are Numbered – Three

Grant Park | Museum CampusOn November 6 I took advantage of one of the Field Museum’s discount days for Illinois residents which allowed me – with the simple flash of my Illinois driver’s license – free basic admission (a $15...

There Are Alternatives to Film School - Chicago Filmmakers

AndersonvilleWhen I was a young girl I knew that I loved the art of filmmaking. I would always take actors or actresses from a film and imagine them in other films because I didn't think, not knowing they were...

Techweek Chicago 2013 is Official - June 27 - 29

River North  One of the things I'm so excited about when it comes to Chicago is the desire that the city has to become a player in the tech community. Not only a player but a major tech hub and one of the ways...

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