Archive for October 2011

Chicago's most haunted buildings

Chicago's most haunted buildings
Happy Halloween!!!!!! Best day of the year! Since it’s on a Monday this year you probably aren’t looking to get hammered tonight. Why not celebrate the true spirit of Halloween and scare the crap out of yourself? I’ve spent this month telling you about some of the most haunted places in Chicago, but there are tons... Read more »

How to enjoy Halloween weekend without getting hammered

How to enjoy Halloween weekend without getting hammered
Halloween weekend! Sure, you could go to a random bar party, pay $75 for well drinks and have someone dressed as Superman puke on you. Or, you could do something fun and creative this weekend! Leave it to the Everleigh Social Club to offer a full-frontal embrace to Halloween weekend with events on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday... Read more »

Last chance to see Ghostbusters on the big screen!

Last chance to see Ghostbusters on the big screen!
As much as I love a good horror movie, you can’t beat the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man reeking havoc in 1980′s New York. Tonight is your last chance to witness this cinematic treasure on the big screen as three Chicago theaters and hundreds of others around the country show the original Ghostbusters. The movie will be shown... Read more »
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Top 5 best topical Halloween costumes

Top 5 best topical Halloween costumes
You can only be a sexy (insert just about any profession or childhood character) for so many years. Let’s kick it up a notch and bring out the creativity in 2011. I’ve been looking in to this year’s top Halloween costume predictions, and here are my top picks: Pregnant Beyonce This is my favorite one for this... Read more »

Chicago's Most Haunted Cemeteries

Chicago's Most Haunted Cemeteries
Any city with as rich of a history as Chicago is going to have equally interesting cemeteries. Pretty morbid, right? Then it’s perfect for this week’s ‘Did you know, Chicago’: Chicago’s most famous/haunted cemeteries. When I started researching for today’s post, I had originally planned to cover Graceland Cemetery. But upon further digging I found a plethora of... Read more »

Rescue a homeless Garfield Park Conservatory plant this Saturday

Rescue a homeless Garfield Park Conservatory plant this Saturday
Jam packed weekend, folks! Although I’m fairly certain they’re me-specific activities: jewelry show, Alpaca Festival, volunteering at a charity poker tournament and meeting my favorite author. Don’t worry, though. There are plenty of exciting things for you to do without me: By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the incredible damage done to Garfield Park Conservatory... Read more »
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5 reasons why you should join Pinterest

5 reasons why you should join Pinterest
Oh, Pinterest. I love you. I was introduced to Pinterest about six months ago at a Chicago blogger get together, and I’ve definitely become an addict. It’s a fantastic waste of time….and incredibly useful! What is Pinterest? It’s a virtual pin board that lets you organize and share the things you like on the internet.... Read more »

Meet Chicago's most famous ghost: Resurrection Mary

Meet Chicago's most famous ghost: Resurrection Mary
Google ‘Chicago’s most famous ghost’ and every websites says Resurrection Mary. This young apparition has been appearing along Archer Avenue and in the area’s most hopping dance halls since the 1930s. Dozens of people have reported seeing her, and all of the stories seem to have a similar theme. The story of Resurrection Mary is... Read more »

The best haunted house in Chicagoland: Fear City!

The best haunted house in Chicagoland: Fear City!
It’s haunted house week at Chicago Quirk! I’ve personally visited six different haunted houses, and every post this week will be dedicated to reviewing a different Chicagoland haunt….the best and the worst. The time has come to reveal my pick for the best haunted house in Chicagoland. It’s brand new, I was the most excited... Read more »
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Disturbia Torment of Fears: Put it on your 'must see' list

Disturbia Torment of Fears: Put it on your 'must see' list
It’s haunted house week at Chicago Quirk! I’ve personally visited six different haunted houses, and every post this week will be dedicated to reviewing a different Chicagoland haunt….the best and the worst. Disturbia Torment of Fears wasn’t on my original list of haunted house I had planned to visit. It was just by chance that... Read more »