Tag: Chicago events

Tonight: fancy hat event with a side of Chicago history

Tonight: fancy hat event with a side of Chicago history
As you may know, it’s The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival. Now, I wouldn’t usually recommend this, but there’s a fun hat event paired with Chicago history happening tonight at 5:30 p.m. The Hotel Monaco is hosting a hat party in its Paris Ballroom with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a Goorin Hat trunk show. (I love... Read more »

Chicago's best haunted house is holding auditions

Chicago's best haunted house is holding auditions
Happy weekend! I haven’t been feeling so hot and can’t seem to come up with a witty weekend event guide introduction. Here are some events you should check out….because: Fall fashions are in full swing, crafty stores are already showing pumpkin decor, it’s time to face the music: fall is coming. Normally I would be... Read more »

An awesome event at Blockbuster....yes, I said Blockbuster

An awesome event at Blockbuster....yes, I said Blockbuster
I completely forgot that it was Air & Water Show weekend until I was scared half to death by jets buzzing over the downtown area. Since lining the Lake is not an option for the Quirk – I don’t like to be mowed down by double-wide strollers and mini vans – I’ll have to find... Read more »
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A piece of Chicago's jazz history

A piece of Chicago's jazz history
Since my post last week regarding the history of Dearborn station, I’ve received several requests for a blog about the Jazz Showcase inside of the station. And again, I’ve found myself¬†pleasantly¬†surprised. I guess I wasn’t as unobservant as I thought; the club has only been there since 2008. The Jazz Showcase was founded in 1947... Read more »

Celebrate Chicago street food

Celebrate Chicago street food
This weekend should be celebrated in every corner of the city! The world, in fact! Why? IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Chicago Quirk turns 28 on Sunday. But since giving thanks for my existence won’t take up your entire weekend, here are a few activities to check out in your free time. Ribs = delicious. Ergo, you... Read more »

A book lover's Nirvana

A book lover's Nirvana
Every summer I seem to forgo anything cultural and proceed to stuff my face with delicious food festival creations. (And by creations, I mean deep fried Snickers bars.)¬† But since Chicago Quirk readers are the epitome of cultural sophistication, I figured I’d give you a few fancy but still quirky events happening this weekend to... Read more »
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Celebrate the art of the striptease

Celebrate the art of the striptease
We have a good variety of activities happening around the city, and since we’re all used to 105 degree weather, 90 degrees won’t feel so bad. (I’m going to be honest, 80 degrees felt a little cool to me at first.) Here’s you’re very quirky events to consider penciling in to to your weekend schedule.... Read more »

Your Taste of Chicago survival guide

Your Taste of Chicago survival guide
The famous Taste of Chicago kicks off tomorrow, and I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time keeping all the new details straight. So, it’s shorter now – taking place July 11 through 15 – and has fewer restaurants. But some of them are pop-up. And you can buy stuff on Groupon,... Read more »

Catch "The Blues Brothers" at Wrigley Field tomorrow night

Catch "The Blues Brothers" at Wrigley Field tomorrow night
Do NOT miss this one. Groupon is hosting its second movie night at Wrigley Field, bringing “The Blues Brothers” to the BIG screen. Head to the Friendly Confines on Friday night for the movie and discounted food and beer. And since everyone is obsessed with these dumb record breakers, attendees can help set the Guinness... Read more »
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What does the Picasso look like to you?

What does the Picasso look like to you?
I recently got into a discussion with a co-worker of mine who claimed to know outright that the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza is a portrait of the artist’s dog. Now, I had never heard that before, and I figured this would be a common known fact if it was true. Being the ass that... Read more »