Archive for July 2012

Chicago oldest and most historic artists' building

Chicago oldest and most historic artists' building
My tap company has undergone a very large and very cool upgrade: the Chicago Human Rhythm Project finally has its own space in the famous and historic Fine Arts Building. The space is going to be called the American Rhythm Center, and it’s so pretty! I won’t bore you with all of the details of... Read more »

A book lover's Nirvana

A book lover's Nirvana
Every summer I seem to forgo anything cultural and proceed to stuff my face with delicious food festival creations. (And by creations, I mean deep fried Snickers bars.)  But since Chicago Quirk readers are the epitome of cultural sophistication, I figured I’d give you a few fancy but still quirky events happening this weekend to... Read more »

$5 double feature with a side of booze

$5 double feature with a side of booze
There’s no better way to spend a hot as hell afternoon or evening then in a nice, air conditioned movie theater. Especially when it’s cheap and there’s booze. The Brew & View is the alter ego of The Vic, showing movies on the days and evenings the venue doesn’t have a concert. The Brew &... Read more »
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The Art Institute Lions are alive!

The Art Institute Lions are alive!
I read a really funny article about how the famous Art Institute Lions have a new security feature: they roar if you sit on them. I read a snippet about the history of the lions, and I was really surprised. I didn’t know that they’re over 100 years old! Read more about the history of the lions... Read more »

Celebrate the art of the striptease

Celebrate the art of the striptease
We have a good variety of activities happening around the city, and since we’re all used to 105 degree weather, 90 degrees won’t feel so bad. (I’m going to be honest, 80 degrees felt a little cool to me at first.) Here’s you’re very quirky events to consider penciling in to to your weekend schedule.... Read more »

Your Taste of Chicago survival guide

Your Taste of Chicago survival guide
The famous Taste of Chicago kicks off tomorrow, and I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time keeping all the new details straight. So, it’s shorter now – taking place July 11 through 15 – and has fewer restaurants. But some of them are pop-up. And you can buy stuff on Groupon,... Read more »
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Calling all geeks!! The Renaissance Faire starts Saturday!

Calling all geeks!! The Renaissance Faire starts Saturday!
Sure, there are tons of things you could do this weekend, but the real glory is that the Bristol Renaissance Faire opens Saturday!! I can’t tell you how many weekends I spent there in high school. Okay, every weekend. In my multiple Renaissance costumes. (Go figure, wasn’t the most popular Quirk in high school. Remember,... Read more »

Catch "The Blues Brothers" at Wrigley Field tomorrow night

Catch "The Blues Brothers" at Wrigley Field tomorrow night
Do NOT miss this one. Groupon is hosting its second movie night at Wrigley Field, bringing “The Blues Brothers” to the BIG screen. Head to the Friendly Confines on Friday night for the movie and discounted food and beer. And since everyone is obsessed with these dumb record breakers, attendees can help set the Guinness... Read more »

What does the Picasso look like to you?

What does the Picasso look like to you?
I recently got into a discussion with a co-worker of mine who claimed to know outright that the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza is a portrait of the artist’s dog. Now, I had never heard that before, and I figured this would be a common known fact if it was true. Being the ass that... Read more »
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