Posts in category "Holiday"

5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Get a Rabbit for Easter

5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Get a Rabbit for Easter
Easter takes place this weekend, and millions of parents and grandparents across Chicagoland are searching for the best chocolates and general crap to put in their kids’ Easter baskets. Believe it or not, this Jew got an Easter basket when she was little. I’ll tell you one thing that was never in that basket though:... Read more »

Have you seen them dye the Chicago River green? It's awesome!!!

Have you seen them dye the Chicago River green? It's awesome!!!
“Every year they dye the Chicago River green, and it stays that way all year ’round.” As you’re making your drunken St. Patrick’s Day plans this weekend, be sure to schedule a little Chicago tradition into your day. The famous Chicago River dyeing will take place on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. If you’re... Read more »

Accomplish your News Year's resolutions the Chicago way

Accomplish your News Year's resolutions the Chicago way
You make your new years resolution. You want to keep at it, but things get in the way. Chicago Quirk to the rescue! Instead of giving you some boring work-out routine or vague guide to getting involved, here are a some exciting (and quirky) ways you can accomplish your goals.   Lose Weight I know yoga is... Read more »
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Have a happy holiday with these Chicago events

Have a happy holiday with these Chicago events
Christmas is upon us, and so is spending massive amounts of time with family. Whether you’re looking for a quick holiday distraction or you’re a Jewish Chicagoan with nothing to do over the next few days, here are a few Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events around our fair city. Need a little help with... Read more »

Happy Repeal Day! Celebrate the end of Prohibition at one of these famous ex-speakeasies.

Happy Repeal Day! Celebrate the end of Prohibition at one of these famous ex-speakeasies.
Happy Repeal Day! On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was passed, ending the famous era known as Prohibition. Can you believe that for 13 years, alcohol was illegal in the United States? Prohibition was a wild time in Chicago, but fortunately you can now visit your favorite bar without worrying about... Read more »

Two holiday attractions Chicagoans shouldn't miss

Two holiday attractions Chicagoans shouldn't miss
If you’ve read even a few of my blogs, you’d know that I’m not one for the mainstream tourist attractions. However, Chicago does have some great festivities to get you into the holiday spirit. (Or as much holiday spirit as a Jew like me can have.) Here are my two favorite holiday activities. Zoolights kicks... Read more »
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The Chicago Food Film Festival: eat what you see on the screen!

The Chicago Food Film Festival: eat what you see on the screen!
Whatever you do, stay away from downtown tomorrow; The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is coming. Yes, I know it’s a very cute tradition, but hordes of tourists ramming passersby with strollers and diaper bags sounds like my nightmare. If you must go, Bar Toma has opened up its heated patio to let festival goers watch... Read more »

Vote today, get free stuff!

Vote today, get free stuff!
I don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, everyone loves free stuff. After you vote today – and please PLEASE go vote – it’s time to reap the benefits of your civic duty. Places all over the city and beyond are offering all sorts of freebies tomorrow. Check out the list below:  ... Read more »

Time to reach out and touch someone...it's National PDA Day

Time to reach out and touch someone...it's National PDA Day
I just can’t get enough of these fake holidays, and I have a great one for you: National PDA Day. This day was created by Nivea, the lotion company) in a pretty awesome PR program, but I actually really like what it stands for. (Yes, I’m aware that what it really stands for is selling more... Read more »
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Please don't buy rabbits as Easter basket gifts!

Please don't buy rabbits as Easter basket gifts!
I love rabbits. My family had one growing up, and we adored her. She was also crazy and chewed up half the house. Every year, parents buy rabbits for Easter, thinking they’ll be a cute addition to their kid’s Easter baskets. Unfortunately many of these rabbits will be abandoned once the families realize how much... Read more »