Posts in category "Chicago Theater"

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 »

A relaxing weekend of movies across Chicago

A relaxing weekend of movies across Chicago
Happy Black Friday! I have two very exciting activities planned for today: elbowing old ladies at Woodfield Mall for Black Friday shopping and attending my 10th high school reunion. When I get back to the city, I’m going to want nothing more than to sit in a dark theater and be entertained. The annual Sound... Read more »

The best scares and screams this Halloween weekend

The best scares and screams this Halloween weekend
I have a confession to make: I’m actually hitting the bars tomorrow night. My dumb ass is going out with my younger sisters, in a costume. I’ll be the one in a Cookie Monster onesie surrounded by slutty Batgirls. But booze isn’t the only thing I’ll be taking advantage of. Here are some Halloween classics... Read more »
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Circus sideshows, apple pie contests and Rocky Horror this weekend

Circus sideshows, apple pie contests and Rocky Horror this weekend
The weekend starts in less than 12 hours, so we better start planning! There are a lot of great activities to get you in the fall and Halloween spirit. Check out some of my favorites. The Great Fire, a Traveling Trunk Show will land in Roscoe Village at Clark Park tomorrow at 4 p.m. This... Read more »

Your Guide to the 48th Annual Chicago International Film Festival

Your Guide to the 48th Annual Chicago International Film Festival
It’s time for the 48th Chicago International Film Festival to descend upon the Windy City, bringing 150 films from over 50 countries to AMC River East 21 from October 11 – 25. This year’s spotlight is on the Middle East, featuring film premiers from Egypt, Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. The... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

An awesome event at Blockbuster....yes, I said Blockbuster

An awesome event at Blockbuster....yes, I said Blockbuster
I completely forgot that it was Air & Water Show weekend until I was scared half to death by jets buzzing over the downtown area. Since lining the Lake is not an option for the Quirk – I don’t like to be mowed down by double-wide strollers and mini vans – I’ll have to find... Read more »
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A piece of Chicago's jazz history

A piece of Chicago's jazz history
Since my post last week regarding the history of Dearborn station, I’ve received several requests for a blog about the Jazz Showcase inside of the station. And again, I’ve found myself pleasantly surprised. I guess I wasn’t as unobservant as I thought; the club has only been there since 2008. The Jazz Showcase was founded in 1947... Read more »