Archive for May 2010

MEMORIAL DAY HEROES: PICTURES TAKEN PRE-PARADE CHICAGO 2010.

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CHICAGO MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS: FIREWORKS, PARADE, FESTIVALS, 50 CENT, BIKE THE DRIVE AND MORE.

THE WEEKEND WRAP. FRIDAY, MAY 28. GO CUBS. Cubs versus the St. Louis Cardinals.  1:20p.m., Wrigley Field. Cubs.com or the Wrigley Field box office.  Corner of Clark and Addison.    IN TOWN. Argyle St. Vince Vaughn. Vaughn is in town filming Ron Howard’s new feature film, “Your Cheating Heating Heart.” You may catch a glimpse... Read more »

The Obama Watch: Obama Family to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago...10 spots they may visit.

The Obama residence at 5046 S. Greenwood. The Obama’s are planning a low-key holiday weekend with friends in Chicago. Let the guessing begin. What will they do, where will they go?  Security will be high, but if you are lucky or smart or maybe a little of both, you may be able to catch a... Read more »
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Chicago Events: American Idol Finale Watch Parties. See who will be the next Idol and say Goodbye to Simon.

AMERICAN IDOL: SEASON NINE. From tens of thousands of hopefuls, they auditioned, they competed, they were chosen. and they were shown the door.  Now it’s down to Season Nine’s final two, Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze.  Both are already winners, but tonight will seal their fate.  Be part of the action and cheer for your... Read more »

Chicago Event: The Albany Park "Bon Appetit" Restaurant Crawl offers a "taste tour" of World Cuisine.

Chicago Event: The Albany Park "Bon Appetit" Restaurant Crawl offers a "taste tour" of World Cuisine.
“BON APPETIT” RESTAURANT CRAWL. Albany Park, Chicago’s most diverse neighborhood, is giving visitors an opportunity to taste the world at tonight’s “Bon Appetit” restaurant crawl.  The area, roughly bordered by Foster to the north, Montrose to the south, the North Branch of the Chicago River to the east and Cicero to the west is home... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks in final drive for the Stanley Cup...but who is Stanley and how about those ticket prices.

Chicago Blackhawks in final drive for the Stanley Cup...but who is Stanley and how about those ticket prices.
Anybody have an extra $17,000?  No double that, how about $34,000 for a pair of tickets in the United Center’s penthouse seats for a Stanley Cup playoff game.  Actually now that I think about it, maybe I’d rather stand for $315 ($630 a pair) and pay my rent for the next year or two, OR... Read more »
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CHICAGO EVENTS: May 21 to May 23. Something for everyone from Mayfest to the Country Throwdown in the Weekend Wrap.

HOT TIMES…SUMMER IN THE CITY. FRIDAY, MAY 21. MUSIC BOX THEATRE. Sign-up for a FREE screening of A Few Good Men followed by a panel discussion at the Music Box Theater. noon RSVP, www.sw.com.  Can’t make the noon show, go for the Midnight Movie. Tonight’s shows: Human Centipede and The Lost Boys.  3733 N. Southport... Read more »

Billy Elliot Chicago: Is it Better the Second Time Around? Plus special deals on tickets for "Billy Elliot the Musical."

3 Billy’s Down and 1 to Go.  I saw Billy Elliot for the first time in Chicago in early April.  My first Billy was J.P. Viernes, the bright-eyed American-born son of Filipino immigrants.  Although J.P. didn’t look exactly  like the rest of his English mining family it took nothing away from his  lively performance.  After... Read more »

Sweet On Chicago: Belly-up to the Cookie Bar in Lincoln Park.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE COOKIE: a). Chocolate Chip.b). Oatmeal (includes Oatmeal raisin).c). Sugar.d). Other. The Story. Once upon a time… There were two guys who worked in Hollywood, Jeff, a screenwriter and Joe, an animator.  They liked their jobs but what they really liked were cookies.  So the two guys packed their bags and traveled... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks: 10 Great Spots For Watching the Playoffs

Chicago Blackhawks: 10 Great Spots For Watching the Playoffs
Just in case you don’t have a ticket for the United Center or the Hawks are playing away, the following offer a good alternative for watching the game with like-minded fans. RIVER NORTH 1. District Bar. (Closed) 170 W. Ontario St. 312 337 3477. District Bar has 40 flat screens for your viewing pleasure along... Read more »
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