Tag: chicago weekend events

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 »

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 »

Try tap/Bollywood/Tai Chi/Latin for free

Try tap/Bollywood/Tai Chi/Latin for free
I was fighting it before, but now I’m in full fall mode. Flat boots, skinny jeans and quaint seasonal activities. Here are a few of my favorites for the weekend. Ever want to try out a Bollywood class? How about a tap class? Or Latin? To celebrate its grand opening, the new American Rhythm Center... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Celebrate Chicago street food

Celebrate Chicago street food
This weekend should be celebrated in every corner of the city! The world, in fact! Why? IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Chicago Quirk turns 28 on Sunday. But since giving thanks for my existence won’t take up your entire weekend, here are a few activities to check out in your free time. Ribs = delicious. Ergo, you... Read more »

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 »
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A Movie in the Park Must See: The Sandlot

A Movie in the Park Must See: The Sandlot
I always feel like Father’s Day weekend is full of barbecues and golf outings. And since I’m a good daughter, I’m venturing out to the ‘burbs to enjoy the breadsticks at the Schaumburg Olive Garden with my family. In case you’re sticking around the city, here are a few dos and don’ts for you: Must... Read more »