Posts tagged "Chicago Parks"

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 »

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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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 »

The perfect way to start your spring garden

The perfect way to start your spring garden
As I have said time and time again, I find the city to be a far superior place to the suburbs in almost every way. Almost. There are a few minor conveniences about the suburbs that I find appealing; one of those is gardening. I wish I had a big beautiful garden to grow flowers... Read more »

Start planning for Movies in the Park

Start planning for Movies in the Park
It’s officially summer in the city; the Chicago Park District just released the 2012 movies in the park schedule. I’m so psyched. I always felt like Movies in the Park was one of the most underrated Chicago events. A) You get to see great movies. B)It’s free. C) Picnic! (And if you accidentally pack one... Read more »
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Did you know the Wizard of Oz was written in Chicago?

Did you know the Wizard of Oz was written in Chicago?
I’ve always loved Oz Park, but it seems kind of random. Where did it get its name? Where did those Wizard of Oz character statues come from? Being the Chicago nerd that I am, I did some research and found out some very interesting facts for this week’s “Did You Know, Chicago?”. L. Frank Baum,... Read more »

Mad Men is Back!

Mad Men is Back!
So many good things are happening this weekend! “Mad Men” is back, the Hunger Games comes out and there’s a really random maple syrup festival. I don’t think I’m going to make it to the maple syrup thing, but you can bet I’ll be all over “Mad Men.” The Fat Cat is bringing back its... Read more »

Three best places to enjoy fall in the city

Three best places to enjoy fall in the city
Tomorrow is the first day of fall! I don’t think I really grew to appreciate this season until I was unemployed for four months last fall. I was freaking out and had to get out of the apartment and away from job hunting, so I took long walks around the city. I eventually got a job,... Read more »
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