Posts in category "Weekend Guide"

Free wine and cheese this weekend! Tons of it!

Free wine and cheese this weekend! Tons of it!
Dare I say it……I think spring is here! This exceptionally long winter, along with being uprooted from East Lakeview and moving to Wicker Park, has left me a little less quirky than normal. But I think a few sunny days will perk me right up! Here are a few of the fun activities happening this... Read more »

Vote for Chicago to win the Earth Hour City Challenge!

Vote for Chicago to win the Earth Hour City Challenge!
Saturday night is my last night living in a high-rise building, so I’m very excited for Earth Hour. (I’m not excited to move, but that’s a whole different post.) Earth Hour is a global event where from 8:30 – 9:30 on Saturday night in whatever time zone you live in, people all over the world... Read more »

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 »
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Check out this weekend's Sh*t Show

Check out this weekend's Sh*t Show
Happy weekend! Snow! I never thought I’d be one of those annoying “YAY IT’S SNOWING” people, but I missed it! As of right now it’s supposed to snow on Sunday, but who knows! Regardless, here are a few activities happening this weekend: Looking for a laugh? Check out The Shit Show tonight at 8:30 p.m. This comedy... Read more »

Take off your pants and ride the EL on Sunday.

Take off your pants and ride the EL on Sunday.
If you’re riding the “L” on Sunday, you may find yourself surrounded by pants-less riders. Why? The 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride takes place around the world, encouraging lovers of fun to drop their drawers and take a ride. If you want to participate in the Chicago edition, meet at 1210 W Arthur, right... Read more »

See the Aurora Borealis without leaving Chicago

See the Aurora Borealis without leaving Chicago
Oh look! We’re all still here! Since I’m sure you were very scared and thus did not make plans for the weekend, your favorite Chicago Quirk has a line-up of fantastic activities taking place in post-apocalyptic Chicago. Need to get the Christmas spirit to pistol whip you across the face? The Music Box Theatre is... Read more »
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Kick off December with a Britney Spears drag queen brunch

Kick off December with a Britney Spears drag queen brunch
I usually hate the cold this time of year, but does anyone else find it slightly alarming that it’s going to be 60 degrees this weekend? It doesn’t really match with the pretty holidays lights all over the city. Well, at least I haven’t had to break out winter slush boots yet. I’m trying to... Read more »

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 »

Gourd yourself on pumpkins this weekend

Gourd yourself on pumpkins this weekend
Happy Sweetest Day! Just kidding, it’s a stupid, made-up holiday. Forget trying to find some fake romantic dinner, and enjoy these fun weekend activities. The Chicago History Museum’s Project Sunday is showing the Silence of the Lambs at Sheffield’s Beer Garden on Sunday at 7 p.m. It fills up fast so get there early so you can... 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 »