Archive for September 2012

You're invited to Shaun's Gay Bar Mitzvah this weekend

You're invited to Shaun's Gay Bar Mitzvah this weekend
Now that the summer festival season is over, it’s time to get creative with our weekend activities. Which, of course, is no problem for me! Allow me to share my knowledge of quirky Chicago events with you to provide you with ample entertainment until next summer. Have you seen the video of that kid dancing... Read more »

Celebrate your freedom to read at these Banned Books Week events

Celebrate your freedom to read at these Banned Books Week events
The fact that we live in a world where books are still banned is both shocking and frightening. To combat this incredibly archaic practice, the American Library Association is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. From September 30 – October 6, libraries, schools and various institutions will host an array of events all... Read more »

Try tap/Bollywood/Tai Chi/Latin for free

Try tap/Bollywood/Tai Chi/Latin for free
I was fighting it before, but now I’m in full fall mode. Flat boots, skinny jeans and quaint seasonal activities. Here are a few of my favorites for the weekend. Ever want to try out a Bollywood class? How about a tap class? Or Latin? To celebrate its grand opening, the new American Rhythm Center... Read more »
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The Bacon Takedown is probably going to take me down

The Bacon Takedown is probably going to take me down
Since bathing suit weather is officially over, and my cold weather wardrobe consists of flowy shirts and cardigans, there’s no reason why I can’t gorge myself at the bacon orgy I’m about to attend. Where will I be Sunday? At the 3rd annual Bacon Takedown. For $15 you can stuff yourself with an assortment of... Read more »

Prost during your lunch hour this week

Prost during your lunch hour this week
I always thought it was weird that we have Oktoberfest in September, but we’ll just chalk that up to my lack of knowledge about my German heritage. The Berghoff, one of the city’s oldest restaurants, is hosting its annual downtown Oktoberfest celebration. Starting tomorrow and going until Friday you can enjoy your lunchtime with traditional... Read more »

Don't miss this artist at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Don't miss this artist at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Sunday is going to be an absolutely beautiful, perfect day, and I’m so excited because one of my favorite festivals all year is taking place this weekend: the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. I think this is one of the best collections of local artists working in almost every medium. The booths are beautiful, the... Read more »
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Keep an eye out for the famous Weather Bell

Keep an eye out for the famous Weather Bell
Have you ever noticed that really stranger weather thingy on the Walgreens at the corner of Clark and Monroe? It has lights on it and options that say ‘no change,’ ‘warmer,’ ‘colder,’ ‘snow’ and ‘rain.’ Seems pretty dumb to me, but it looks like it’s been there for a long time so I of course... Read more »