Babes with Blades, SummerDance and Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Babes with Blades, SummerDance and Everything but the Kitchen Sink

I hate to admit it, but summer is almost over.


We have to make every weekend count before hybernation! You can brave the crowds for the Chicago Air & Water Show or chill out at the North Side Summer Fest. Or you could check out one of these events:

Have you been to Chicago SummerDance yet? This Saturday and Sunday you can get your salsa on with free lessons beforehand so you can tear it up when the band starts.

I absolutely adore the Babes with Blades theater company; strong women creating fantastic productions, weilding swords. What’s there not to love! This Saturday, the 14-year-old company will present “The Double” at the Lincoln Square Theatre. Written by Chicago playwrite Barbara Lhota, “The Double” is a comedic tribute to Cyrano de Bergerac…with sword fighting. Win! The show runs Thursdays through Saturdays until September 24. Tickets are $20.

Remember that “Day After Tomorrow” hailstorm we had last month? The Garfield Park Conservatory is still trying to repair the damange. The clean-up alone is costing millions of dollars. To try to ease the cost, the Blackbird group of restaurants is hosting the “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” sidewalk sale at Big Star this Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Purchase kitchen items, tableware, glassware and furniture from places like The Violet Hour, The Publican, Avec and Blackbird, and proceeds go towards fixing the conservatory.

P.S. I’m finally going to Girl & the Goat for a post-birthday dinner tomorrow night! So excited!

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