Tag: Chicago events

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 »

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 »

Get a jump start on your pumpkin picking this weekend

Get a jump start on your pumpkin picking this weekend
Uh-oh, it’s marathon weekend! I know it’s very inspiring and amazing that people train and push themselves to run the Chicago Marathon, but all I can think of is people cheering outside my window at 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday. I’m already in the Halloween spirit, and I’m going to be bringing you massive recommendations... Read more »

Have you visited this comedy gold mine?

Have you visited this comedy gold mine?
I have to confess that I’m very nervous. I’ve been dabbling in stand-up comedy for about six months now, and I have a show tonight at The Lincoln Lodge. No, this is not a shameless plug for you to come to my show. The reason I bring this up is because I never realized how... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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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Don't waste what's left of summer! Enjoy these Labor Day events.

Don't waste what's left of summer! Enjoy these Labor Day events.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I hate Labor Day. Sure, the long weekend is awesome, but that means the end of summer. Time to get in those last few weeks of Chicago activities. Strangely, there isn’t a ton going on this weekend – I guess the magic event people figure everyone’s barbecuing – but here are a few highlights.... Read more »