Archive for March 2012

Happy International Tom Hanks Day!

Happy International Tom Hanks Day!
I’m so confused by this weather! On Tuesday I left my apartment in the morning with boots, my winter coat and an extra sweater and came home with everything stuffed in my little tote bag.  This all feels very “The Day After Tomorrow” to me. At least it’s the weekend! Happy International Tom Hanks Day!... Read more »

Turn out your lights for Earth Hour on Saturday

Turn out your lights for Earth Hour on Saturday
I try to be as environmentally conscience as I can, but it’s not easy for city folk. Especially for those of us who loathe those ugly CFL or LED bulbs. (I have yet to find one that doesn’t make me feel like my retinas are burning!) Well, on March 31 at 8:30 p.m., I’ll turn out... Read more »

Chicago's Very Own "Last Comic Standing"

Chicago's Very Own "Last Comic Standing"
In addition to Chicago Now blogger and tap dancer, I can now add burgeoning stand-up comic to my list of reasons why I’m awesome. I’ve hit a few open mic nights, and I’ve discovered a whole new world. I knew the Chicago comedy scene was huge, but I had no idea how robust it really... Read more »
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Mad Men is Back!

Mad Men is Back!
So many good things are happening this weekend! “Mad Men” is back, the Hunger Games comes out and there’s a really random maple syrup festival. I don’t think I’m going to make it to the maple syrup thing, but you can bet I’ll be all over “Mad Men.” The Fat Cat is bringing back its... Read more »

Catch a screening of "Casablanca" tonight only!

Catch a screening of "Casablanca" tonight only!
One of the greatest movies of all time is back on the big screen for one day only. “Casablanca” is celebrating its 70th anniversary by showing the film in movie theaters across the country in the Turner Classic Movies Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event. The event begins with a behind-the-scenes look at the film featuring... Read more »

The Wiener Circle has it's own reality show. Really? Really?!

The Wiener Circle has it's own reality show. Really? Really?!
Why would anyone want to watch drunken Lincoln Park trixies get yelled at by bitchy hot dog stand workers? Oh, I forgot. People will watch anything. Tonight at 9:00 p.m. is the premiere of the famous Wiener Circle’s reality television show on TruTV. I can find very little information about it except for what is... Read more »
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Happy Book of Mormon Day!

Happy Book of Mormon Day!
Happy Book of Mormon Day! I’m crossing my fingers for someone to get me tickets to this amazing musical for my birthday. (Hint to the husband who is hopefully reading this.) I always thought the Chicago theater scene was underrated and after some research I’m even more convinced. I wanted to share the information for... Read more »

Avoid events with the words "crawl" or "kegs 'n eggs" in the title this weekend...

Avoid events with the words "crawl" or "kegs 'n eggs" in the title this weekend...
Welcome to amateur night. St. Paddy’s Day is one of those “holidays” when I tend to hunker down in my apartment. However, I have friends in town so for the first time in many years I’m venturing out. This does not mean I’ll be participating in anything with the words “crawl” or “kegs ‘n eggs”... Read more »

Visit Chicago's Tea Rooms

Visit Chicago's Tea Rooms
I’m not a huge tea drinker, but I have always wanted to go to a legit tea party. I want to get dressed up, put on white gloves and a hat and hold a tea cup with my pinkie held up high. Afternoon tea at the Drake Hotel is a pretty well-known event, but I... Read more »
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Enter the Tunnels Underneath the City

Enter the Tunnels Underneath the City
I have a new obsession. A few weeks ago my coworkers and I were heading to lunch, and one of them suggested getting to the restaurant via the pedway. I had never heard of this. Since then, I have spent quite some time winding my way in the tunnels under the city, going blocks and... Read more »