Posts tagged "Chicago festival"

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 »

Don't miss the chocolate event of the year

Don't miss the chocolate event of the year
Remember how I said street festival season is my favorite time of the year? This is my second favorite. The Chicago Fine Chocolate Festival takes place this weekend, and it might as well have been called the “Let’s Make Chicago Quirk as Happy as Humanly Possibly” festival. An entire weekend devoted to chocolate? Yes, please!... 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 »
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Prost during your lunch hour this week

Prost during your lunch hour this week
I always thought it was weird that we have Oktoberfest in September, but we’ll just chalk that up to my lack of knowledge about my German heritage. The Berghoff, one of the city’s oldest restaurants, is hosting its annual downtown Oktoberfest celebration. Starting tomorrow and going until Friday you can enjoy your lunchtime with traditional... 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 »

Calling all geeks!! The Renaissance Faire starts Saturday!

Calling all geeks!! The Renaissance Faire starts Saturday!
Sure, there are tons of things you could do this weekend, but the real glory is that the Bristol Renaissance Faire opens Saturday!! I can’t tell you how many weekends I spent there in high school. Okay, every weekend. In my multiple Renaissance costumes. (Go figure, wasn’t the most popular Quirk in high school. Remember,... Read more »
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