Archive for April 2012

Zombies are taking over Andersonville

Zombies are taking over Andersonville
I’ll tell you, I’m starting to get nervous for NATO. I work in the Federal District, and I’m starting to read about security sweeps and increased police presence starting as early as next week. I don’t know how I’m going to get to work that week, but expect my posts to take an angry tone.... Read more »

Looking for burlesque side show and fetish acts?

Looking for burlesque side show and fetish acts?
One of my favorite things about Chicago is that, not matter what you’re in to, there’s a show for you. Do you like burlesque side show and fetish acts? Check out Festival of Flesh. The last Thursday of every month, Arkham Noise Productions brings Festival of the Flesh to Lucky Number Grill. An evening of “variety,” you... Read more »

Hear ye, hear ye! 'Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Hear ye, hear ye! 'Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
My Monday posts are usually dedicated to ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’. This has been put on hold to tell you about the amazing and official Talk Like Shakespeare Day. To celebrate Shakespeare’s 448th birthday, Mayor Emanuel has actually declared the Bard’s 448th birthday a day when “all citizens are encouraged to express themselves through the incorporation of... Read more »
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How can you get involved on Earth Day?

How can you get involved on Earth Day?
It’s time to go green, people. It’s Earth Day weekend, so that means fewer four-block cab trips and a little more clean-up. We may not be surrounded by nature in the city, but there are still plenty of opportunities to tidy the few patches of natural Earth we have. Take part in Chicago’s Citywide Clean... Read more »

The Return of Ethyl's Food Truck Thursdays

The Return of Ethyl's Food Truck Thursdays
As you can tell by now, I’m a little bit obsessed with food trucks. Maybe it’s a result of my teenage crush on our neighborhood ice cream man (it’s not as creepy as it sounds) or maybe it’s just my inner fat kid. Now that it’s getting warm(er), I’m chasing them around the city. That’s... Read more »

Five tips for surviving BaconFest

Five tips for surviving BaconFest
If you’re one of the lucky few to have snagged a ticket to the famous BaconFest, congratulations. It is a magical experience, and there’s nothing like it. But lurking under the joy and laughter is a sinister beast waiting to destroy all who attempt to defeat it. The human body was not meant to process this... Read more »
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Experience quality Chicago theater in one minute

Experience quality Chicago theater in one minute
Baconfest weekend! If you’re going, have an amazing time and check out these five tips for surviving. If you’re not going to Baconfest, there are still a number of fun activities for you to partake in. Here’s something totally new. The ReBuilding Exchange – Chicago’s first building material reuse center – is hosting a DIY... Read more »

Two excuses to gorge yourself with delicious cheese

Two excuses to gorge yourself with delicious cheese
More faux holidays! And these are even better because you can eat cheese! Cheese has got to be the most delicious food item, after chocolate and bacon of course. And get ready for an overload because both National Cheese Fondue Day and National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day are this week. The Melting Pot is giving... Read more »

Yes, that's bacon you smell near Wrigley Field

Yes, that's bacon you smell near Wrigley Field
Okay, this might actually bring me out to Wrigleyville. The Kraft Foods “Big Noodle” statue just outside Wrigley Field has a new addition: bacon. Designed to look like it’s now topped with pieces of bacon, the noodle will release a bacon scent into the air every  10 to 15 minutes during game days. Bystanders within... Read more »
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Take an Easter/Passover break for International Pillow Fight Day

Take an Easter/Passover break for International Pillow Fight Day
Happy Passover/Easter weekend! I’m sure we’ll all be spending tons of time with our families over the next few days, but remember to stretch and take frequent breaks or you’ll experience family overload. Here are a few escapes this weekend: If you thought you couldn’t take the kids into a gay dance club on Easter weekend,... Read more »