Tag: Chicago

Have you seen them dye the Chicago River green? It's awesome!!!

Have you seen them dye the Chicago River green? It's awesome!!!
“Every year they dye the Chicago River green, and it stays that way all year ’round.” As you’re making your drunken St. Patrick’s Day plans this weekend, be sure to schedule a little Chicago tradition into your day. The famous Chicago River dyeing will take place on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. If you’re... Read more »

Stop whining about the Wells Street bridge and learn something

Stop whining about the Wells Street bridge and learn something
As much of a pain as the Wells Street bridge construction is, I think we can all agree that the 90-year-old bridge should get a touch-up every once and a while. I know that doesn’t really comfort all of you whose morning commutes have been shot to hell, but here’s some fun history to distract... Read more »

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 »
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Switch up your Valentine's Day with massacre reenactments and burlesque

Switch up your Valentine's Day with massacre reenactments and burlesque
Let’s all be honest, Valentine’s Day is lame. My husband and I have been together for over 10 years, and I never want anything to do with this fake “holiday.” However, it is an excuse to go out and experience more of the quirky activities Chicago has to offer. How about some blood with your... Read more »

Check out drag queen dirty bingo tonight at Hamburger Mary's

Check out drag queen dirty bingo tonight at Hamburger Mary's
I’m usually pretty lame on Monday nights, sitting on the couch, combing through my DVR, but last night my friends and I headed over to Hamburger Mary’s to try our hand at HamBINGO. HamBINGO takes place every Sunday and Monday nights at 8 p.m. While they repeatedly tell you that this isn’t “church basement bingo,”... Read more »

Forget the Super Bowl, I'm watching the Puppy Bowl

Forget the Super Bowl, I'm watching the Puppy Bowl
I hate football. Judge me if you will, but I find it to be incredibly boring. However, every year I’m dragged to my parent’s Super Bowl party to eat delicious chili and play on my phone while everyone yells at the screen. Well, not this year. This year I plan to watch the Puppy Bowl... Read more »
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Check out this weekend's Sh*t Show

Check out this weekend's Sh*t Show
Happy weekend! Snow! I never thought I’d be one of those annoying “YAY IT’S SNOWING” people, but I missed it! As of right now it’s supposed to snow on Sunday, but who knows! Regardless, here are a few activities happening this weekend: Looking for a laugh? Check out The Shit Show tonight at 8:30 p.m. This comedy... Read more »

Take off your pants and ride the EL on Sunday.

Take off your pants and ride the EL on Sunday.
If you’re riding the “L” on Sunday, you may find yourself surrounded by pants-less riders. Why? The 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride takes place around the world, encouraging lovers of fun to drop their drawers and take a ride. If you want to participate in the Chicago edition, meet at 1210 W Arthur, right... Read more »

Try Bollywood, Tap, Flamenco and more for free this week.

Try Bollywood, Tap, Flamenco and more for free this week.
Have you heard of the American Rhythm Center? It’s a new space that just opened in the Fine Arts Building to serve as the headquarters to multiple dance organizations that rehearse and/or offer dance classes. To show off the various programs, each dance group is offering a free class from its current schedule from now... Read more »
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Malort: A Chicago rite of passage

Malort: A Chicago rite of passage
I had a truly Chicago experience over the holidays; I tried Malort. Oh dear lord I wish I could un-taste that. I’ve avoided this abomination for years, but when someone gave my husband a bottle for Hanukkah it was time to bite the bullet. There are many ways to describe the flavor palette of this... Read more »