Posts tagged "Michelle L'amour"

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 »

Accomplish your News Year's resolutions the Chicago way

Accomplish your News Year's resolutions the Chicago way
You make your new years resolution. You want to keep at it, but things get in the way. Chicago Quirk to the rescue! Instead of giving you some boring work-out routine or vague guide to getting involved, here are a some exciting (and quirky) ways you can accomplish your goals.   Lose Weight I know yoga is... Read more »

A Big Sexy and/or Bitter Valentine's Day Weekend

A Big Sexy and/or Bitter Valentine's Day Weekend
As you can imagine, I’m not a fan of the typical “roses and champagne” Valentine’s Day celebration. (See yesterday’s White Castle post.) There’s no reason why you can’t add some quirk into your celebration. Check out some of the more unique ways to celebrate, or avoid, love. If you’re going to do desserts, go big.... Read more »
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How to enjoy Halloween weekend without getting hammered

How to enjoy Halloween weekend without getting hammered
Halloween weekend! Sure, you could go to a random bar party, pay $75 for well drinks and have someone dressed as Superman puke on you. Or, you could do something fun and creative this weekend! Leave it to the Everleigh Social Club to offer a full-frontal embrace to Halloween weekend with events on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday... Read more »

The burlesque's biggest stars descend on Chicago tomorrow night!

The burlesque's biggest stars descend on Chicago tomorrow night!
The Chicago burlesque scene is always fabulous, but tomorrow night the city will explode in an array of pasties, glitter and feather fans as the best of the bump and grind put on their burlesque spectacular. This Friday, the queen of Chicago burlesque Michelle L’amour will present the second annual Superstars of Burlesque at Park West. Audience members... Read more »

Did You Know, Chicago? - The Everleigh Club

Did You Know, Chicago? - The Everleigh Club
My favorite Chicago history book is called “Sin in the Second City,” and it’s about the Everleigh Club. Located in the Levee District (more about that another time), it was the most luxurious and famous brothel in Chicago history. Now, I’m not trying to say prostitution is glamorous, but this place was as close as... Read more »
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It's a "Taste of Grease and Classic Movies" Kind of Weekend

It's a "Taste of Grease and Classic Movies" Kind of Weekend
Happy Friday! I can’t seem to wrap my mind around the fact that it’s pretty much August. (Especially because I’m not terribly pleased with turning 27 next month.) That just means we have to make the most out of the rest of the summer! Here are a few weekend suggestions for ya: I’m sure you’ve heard of... Read more »