Archive for February 2013

Did you know the first movie screening took place in Chicago?

Did you know the first movie screening took place in Chicago?
In honor of last night’s Academy Awards I thought I would give you a little Chicago film history: Here is yet another reason Chicago’s 1863 World’s Columbia Exposition was awesome: it was the home to the world’s first movie screening. Event goers could buy tickets to see moving photographs at Zoopraxographical Hall, put together by¬†photographer... Read more »

Switch up your Valentine's Day with massacre reenactments and burlesque

Switch up your Valentine's Day with massacre reenactments and burlesque
Let’s all be honest, Valentine’s Day is lame. My husband and I have been together for over 10 years, and I never want anything to do with this fake “holiday.” However, it is an excuse to go out and experience more of the quirky activities Chicago has to offer. How about some blood with your... Read more »

Check out drag queen dirty bingo tonight at Hamburger Mary's

Check out drag queen dirty bingo tonight at Hamburger Mary's
I’m usually pretty lame on Monday nights, sitting on the couch, combing through my DVR, but last night my friends and I headed over to Hamburger Mary’s to try our hand at HamBINGO. HamBINGO takes place every Sunday and Monday nights at 8 p.m. While they repeatedly tell you that this isn’t “church basement bingo,”... Read more »
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Forget the Super Bowl, I'm watching the Puppy Bowl

Forget the Super Bowl, I'm watching the Puppy Bowl
I hate football. Judge me if you will, but I find it to be incredibly boring. However, every year I’m dragged to my parent’s Super Bowl party to eat delicious chili and play on my phone while everyone yells at the screen. Well, not this year. This year I plan to watch the Puppy Bowl... Read more »