Posts in category "Barternatives"

Fundraiser for 'Patty the Pin Lady'

Fundraiser for 'Patty the Pin Lady'
If you’ve spent ANY time in Boystown, then you are familiar with “Patty the Pin Lady”.  For years she has spent time on Halsted selling pins, red ribbons, candy and other assorted items to raise money for AIDS Charities – she has raised more than $50,000 – which is a huge feat unto itself, but... Read more »

Don't miss Chicago's ONLY Halloween Parade

Don't miss Chicago's ONLY Halloween Parade
For the 15th consecutive year, head to Boystown for the ONLY Halloween Parade in the city – and it’s a doozie! Personally, I’m taking a break from Halloween this year, but that doesn’t mean you should!  Get to Boystown tonight for one of the best parades of the whole year – the North Halsted Street... Read more »

Are you Dining Out for Equality

It’s that time of year, the time when we support our favorite causes without going to gala after gala with tickets way to expensive for most of us to enjoy, but instead get to “Dine Out” at our favorite restaurant where part of the proceeds from the evening benefit an organization.  Next week on September... Read more »
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Spend one more day at Hollywood Beach

Spend one more day at Hollywood Beach
It’s going to be a nice Saturday, why not spend one more day at Hollywood Beach – and give back while you’re at it.  It’s the annual Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup tomorrow and you won’t want to miss it. Check my post earlier in the week for the details. Come on, head out to Hollywood Beach one... Read more »

Ride the CTA this weekend and enjoy Art On Track

Back for another year, this Saturday an 8-car CTA Loop Train will play host to the World’s Largest Mobile Art Exhibition – ART ON TRACK! Last year we had an amazing time on the Art Train, you can check out some pictures of the event here and watch this video: Art on Track runs Saturday, September... Read more »

Do Rogers Park: Glenwood Arts Festival this weekend

If you’re looking for a reason to head North, then make your reason the Glenwood Arts Festival running this weekend from Friday through Sunday. In it’s 10th year the Glenwood Arts Festival closes down Glenwood Avenue and a few other streets to bring you a thriving artists market, music and food – all in the... Read more »
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Get Ready for Northalsted Market Days

Believe it or not – summer is almost over!  Northalsted Market Days is almost upon us, and to me that marks the beginning of the end of summer. Northalsted Market Days IS the Midwest’s largest street festival with an expected attendance of more than 300,000 people (that’s just a few hundred thousand less than our... Read more »

Boystown CAPS Meeting set for Wednesday July 6

With all of the recent street activity in Boystown – including a videotaped melee that showed a 25 year old man getting stabbed – it’s time to take back the streets. It seems as though every summer there as in an increase in pedestrian traffic in Boystown and with that comes an influx of issues... Read more »

Prepare for Chicago's Gay Pride Parade on June 26

This is a reprint of a post from 2009 Are you ready for this year’s Pride Parade?   Last year it was estimated that almost 450,000 people watched the Chicago Gay Pride Parade – more are expected this year!   This year marks the 42nd Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York and the... Read more »
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Dixie Longate is Coming To Town

Dixie Longate and Michael Lehet Dixie Longate is coming to town and you’d better watch out bitches! I’ve had the distinct pleasure of stalking Dixie for a few years now, and now it’s your turn to start. For me it started a few years ago when a blogger friend in Denver said he was loading... Read more »