Posts tagged "Chicago Theater"

Did you know the first movie screening took place in Chicago?

Did you know the first movie screening took place in Chicago?
In honor of last night’s Academy Awards I thought I would give you a little Chicago film history: Here is yet another reason Chicago’s 1863 World’s Columbia Exposition was awesome: it was the home to the world’s first movie screening. Event goers could buy tickets to see moving photographs at Zoopraxographical Hall, put together by photographer... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Happy Book of Mormon Day!

Happy Book of Mormon Day!
Happy Book of Mormon Day! I’m crossing my fingers for someone to get me tickets to this amazing musical for my birthday. (Hint to the husband who is hopefully reading this.) I always thought the Chicago theater scene was underrated and after some research I’m even more convinced. I wanted to share the information for... Read more »

Did You Know, Chicago? Theater on the Lake

Did You Know, Chicago? Theater on the Lake
I drive along Lake Shore Drive every day, and just about every day I tell myself that I need to go to Theater on the Lake at Fullerton and the Drive. I’d heard something about how it was an insane assylum that became a theater, and, since that’s very strange, I decided to investigate: The building... Read more »
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Rocky Mountain High

Chicago Quirk is going on a little vacay this week to Colorado for a family reunion. I’m super excited for the trip, minus the part about me being plunked in a raft and sent through some raging rapids. I’d rather ride in the back of the bus during pot hole season. Since I won’t be... Read more »

I Saw You

I Saw You
Do you ever read the ‘matches’ or ‘missed connections” sections of Craigslist? Hours of entertainment. (Side note: the new RedEye cell phone application has a “missed connections” section. Amazing!) Leave it to a Chicago theater company to create a comedy show where actors do dramatic readings of the Craigslist and Chicago Reader ads, called “I... Read more »