Archive for September 2011

The burlesque's biggest stars descend on Chicago tomorrow night!

The burlesque's biggest stars descend on Chicago tomorrow night!
The Chicago burlesque scene is always fabulous, but tomorrow night the city will explode in an array of pasties, glitter and feather fans as the best of the bump and grind put on their burlesque spectacular. This Friday, the queen of Chicago burlesque Michelle L’amour will present the second annual Superstars of Burlesque at Park West. Audience members... Read more »

Four Chicago artists to watch

Four Chicago artists to watch
I’ve been trying to expand my horizons this summer and actually look around at art festivals rather than use them as an excuse to drink wine and stuff my face. After this past weekend’s Lakeview East Festival of the Arts I realized that I’m actually starting to get to know some of Chicago’s artists…and I’m... Read more »

The Great Chicago Flood

The Great Chicago Flood
We’ve all heard of the Chicago Fire, but have you heard of the Chicago Flood? In 1992, construction crews working near the Kinzie Street Bridge punctured the ceiling of one of the abandoned tunnels under the Chicago River. It started leaking, but, in true Chicago fashion, nobody did anything about it. After several weeks the... Read more »
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Getting married with an American Idol and 24 other couples...and other weekend activities

Getting married with an American Idol and 24 other couples...and other weekend activities
Have you ever thought to yourself ‘wouldn’t it be awesome to get married on a stage with an American Idol runner-up and 24 other couples’ then you can make your dream come true! ChicagStyle Weddings magazine has put together this sad  stunt that precedes a real wedding reception….although you have to share it with the other couples and you... Read more »

I miss you, (old) Santa's Village!

I miss you, (old) Santa's Village!
Mention Santa’s Village to anyone who grew up in the Chicagoland area, and you’ll most likely see a big smile spread across their face. Santa’s Village was THE place you begged your parents to take you when you were little. Not only was it a kid-friendly amusement park opened all summer long, but it was... Read more »

Remember when the Navy Pier floor collapsed?

Remember when the Navy Pier floor collapsed?
I really don’t understand why Navy Pier is the number one tourist attraction in the city. I mean, it’s fun for a few hours, and the IMAX is kind of awesome, but other than that I don’t get it. I assumed I would never really cover Navy Pier (except for my review of the Navy... Read more »
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Take the Soul Train into Labor Day

Take the Soul Train into Labor Day
As much as I love a three-day weekend, I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that this means the summer is over! In true Chicago Quirk style, you won’t find me at any lame Labor Day luaus or guzzling themed bar specials. Here’s what my weekend looks like: Grab your ‘fro pick and groove... Read more »