Archive for July 2012

Homecoming Goes Green - Sunday, August 19th

Homecoming Goes Green - Sunday, August 19th
USAgain, a West Chicago-based clothes & shoes recycling company with a national presence, is hosting a very special green event this August in an effort to raise awareness to the problems surrounding textile waste in our communities. On Sunday, August 19, USAgain will let young ladies in the Chicago area take home a free homecoming dress from... Read more »

Lollapalooza 2012 One Week Away...Who Are You Going To See?

Lollapalooza 2012 One Week Away...Who Are You Going To See?
With seven days between us and the start of Lolla ’12, I’m sure Chicago and out of town attendees are getting excited and planning out their daily lists of “who to see”. My big day this year ends up being Sunday with Gaslight Anthem, Of Monsters and Men, Florence & The Machine, Childish Gambino, and... Read more »

American Idol Winner and Mount Prospect Native, Lee DeWyze Married

All the local ladies out there hoping that they still had a chance with former paint salesman and previous “Idol” winner Lee DeWyze, you better start looking elsewhere, as he wed model/actress Jonna Walsh Saturday in California, according to People magazine. Lee also wrote a new song that will be on an upcoming album just for... Read more »
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Ping Pong Show & Table Tennis Training @ the Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Ping Pong Show & Table Tennis Training @ the Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Looking for a way to stay cool and learn some ping pong? Members of the Chicago Slam Table Tennis Club will perform a ping pong show and then provide hands-on table tennis lessons. Please note that due to room capacity, participants will be divided into two groups for the lessons spread out during the two-and-one-half-hour... Read more »

Pitchfork Tomorrow...Who's Gonna Be There

With Pitchfork starting tomorrow, I’ll be in the sun and fun of Union Park all three days. Not knowing many bands aside from some of the headliners, checking out the new bands will be the most fun (along with seeing all the weirdos that I’m sure will come out of the woodwork). Anyone going one... Read more »

6th Annual Teen Film Fest @ Arlington Heights Memorial Library

6th Annual Teen Film Fest @ Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Teens ages 12–18 are invited to enter a film in the A.H. Teen Film Fest presented by the library, the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission. Make a ridiculous comedy, a music video, a blistering action short or a documentary film about your life or even a freaky horror movie …... Read more »
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2012-One Week From Today

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012-One Week From Today
It’s an up and coming festival in Union Park, near Harpo Studios and the United Center, and kicks off one week from today on Friday, July 13th. Over the three day festival, who’s name comes from the indie music mag of the same name, 50+ bands hit the two stages in front of music lovers... Read more »

Two For Two On "Storms Of The Century"

Being that this is the second summer my wife and I have lived in Carol Stream and that we are “two for two” in the gigantic storm experiencing department (sure, I wasn’t home yesterday when the storm actually hit, but I saw the aftermath and what all the commotion was about). I’m almost thinking that... Read more »