Tag: Chicago holidays

See the Aurora Borealis without leaving Chicago

See the Aurora Borealis without leaving Chicago
Oh look! We’re all still here! Since I’m sure you were very scared and thus did not make plans for the weekend, your favorite Chicago Quirk has a line-up of fantastic activities taking place in post-apocalyptic Chicago. Need to get the Christmas spirit to pistol whip you across the face? The Music Box Theatre is... Read more »

Kick off December with a Britney Spears drag queen brunch

Kick off December with a Britney Spears drag queen brunch
I usually hate the cold this time of year, but does anyone else find it slightly alarming that it’s going to be 60 degrees this weekend? It doesn’t really match with the pretty holidays lights all over the city. Well, at least I haven’t had to break out winter slush boots yet. I’m trying to... Read more »

Two holiday attractions Chicagoans shouldn't miss

Two holiday attractions Chicagoans shouldn't miss
If you’ve read even a few of my blogs, you’d know that I’m not one for the mainstream tourist attractions. However, Chicago does have some great festivities to get you into the holiday spirit. (Or as much holiday spirit as a Jew like me can have.) Here are my two favorite holiday activities. Zoolights kicks... Read more »
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Dreidel & Santa Rampage

Dreidel & Santa Rampage
This is about the time of year where it starts to occur to me that New Year’s is coming up, and I better figure out what other options there are other than the usual $80 bar party. (Sure, I’ll give you an obscene amount of money for well drinks and the privilege of standing all... Read more »

Your wall art holiday pop-up shop

Your wall art holiday pop-up shop
I always try to buy local, but I’m so picky it can be hard for me to find a local shop that A) has something I really want and B) is in my price range. Enter the Ork Posters Holiday Pop-Up Shop. (I’ve seen this poster so many times, and I didn’t realize that it was... Read more »

Largest toy and game fair hits Chicago this weekend

Largest toy and game fair hits Chicago this weekend
There’s no denying it. The Christmas trees are up. The Lite 93.9 has switched over to Christmas music. (Which means I have removed it from my car radio pre-set buttons.) It’s the holiday season. Embrace your inner child at the largest toy and game fair in the country this weekend. The Chicago Toy & Game Fair... Read more »
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The raciest craft fair you've ever been to...

The raciest craft fair you've ever been to...
It’s after Halloween which means retailers across the country have already dusted off the Christmas trees and stuck them right in the middle of every mall. Giuliana and Bill Rancic are even lighting the Marshall Field’s Macy’s on State Street Christmas Tree tomorrow. I’m taking a stand and will not be introducing holiday events until... Read more »