Posts tagged "Chicago Park District"

What's that giant thing next to Navy Pier?!

What's that giant thing next to Navy Pier?!
Navy Pier might be the Midwest’s number one tourist destination – don’t ask me why – but have you noticed all the other stuff around it? Like the lighthouse and the giant filtration plant? I was stuck northbound on Lakeshore, and I started noticing all the parks and buildings way out there. Here’s a little... Read more »

13 Terrors on the Lake: The best park district haunted house EVER

13 Terrors on the Lake: The best park district haunted house EVER
It’s the second annual haunted house week at Chicago Quirk! I’ve visited five different haunted houses this season, and every post this week will be dedicated to reviewing a different 2012 Chicagoland haunt….the best and the worst. For the longest time I just assumed that since 13 Terrors was through the Chicago Park District it would... 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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Chicago Pumpkin Patches

Chicago Pumpkin Patches
Time to start thinking about pumpkin carving! While driving 45 minutes to a local pumpkin farm can be somewhat entertaining, it’s easier to head to your local park for some pseudo-suburban fun. The Chicago Park District is kicking off its pumpkin patches this weekend, letting Halloween revelers pick their personal favorite from a field of... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Chicago's best haunted house is holding auditions

Chicago's best haunted house is holding auditions
Happy weekend! I haven’t been feeling so hot and can’t seem to come up with a witty weekend event guide introduction. Here are some events you should check out….because: Fall fashions are in full swing, crafty stores are already showing pumpkin decor, it’s time to face the music: fall is coming. Normally I would be... 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 book lover's Nirvana

A book lover's Nirvana
Every summer I seem to forgo anything cultural and proceed to stuff my face with delicious food festival creations. (And by creations, I mean deep fried Snickers bars.)  But since Chicago Quirk readers are the epitome of cultural sophistication, I figured I’d give you a few fancy but still quirky events happening this weekend to... Read more »