Rocky Mountain High

Chicago Quirk is going on a little vacay this week to Colorado for a family reunion. I'm super excited for the trip, minus the part about me being plunked in a raft and sent through some raging rapids. I'd rather ride in the back of the bus during pot hole season.

Since I won't be around to keep you informed of the quirkiest activities this week, I've highlighted a few to tide you over until I get back.

Calling all Trekkies! Project 891 Theater Company is hosting a Star Trek trivia night at Harrigan's this Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Bond with your fellow geeks for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights. There's a $5 charge to play, but that money goes to support Project 891's upcoming productions.

If you work downtown, spend a lunch hour this week celebrating the 6th annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival at Daley Plaza. There will be two different cultural performances every day at noon and 12:30 p.m. some delightful ethnic food and merchant vendors.

The first annual Street Food Artistry 2011 will take place this Sunday, showcasing the eclectic Chicago food scene. Enjoy the street art and photography, live entertainment and cooking demonstrations, or just stuff your face with street-inspired and food truck delights. Tickets range from $40 to $70.

As excited as I am for my family trip, I'm so sad I'm missing Market Days this weekend. Not only is it a fantastic street festival, but they always have the best entertainment. And one of my favorite entertainers is performing this Saturday night: Prince Poppycock!!!!

See you next week!



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    Hope you have a great time with your family! I might try to hit up market days for you! :)

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