Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan in Uptown

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan in Uptown
Every Wednesday the Green Mill in Uptown hosts Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, a “gypsy-jazzy” band who play and get lost in the musical trance.

Firefighters in Bridgeport

Firefighters in Bridgeport
The biggest fire the city has seen in seven years happened last week on South Ashland Avenue. It was so cold, the building turned into what looked like an ice sculpture. The fire rekindled two days later and firemen were on the ice trying to put out the fire, cleaning up and even taking pictures... Read more »

Flash Mob in Streeterville

Flash Mob in Streeterville
I ran across people practicing for a flash mob near the Water Tower Place last week. They were promoting ing restaurant and the Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook.
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Walking in River North

Chicago’s River North neighborhood

Rock the Block (guest photoblogger)

fun times at Rock The Block fest this past weekend…   by Jose Calvo http://www.flickr.com/photos/josecalvo/

Market Days

I went to the North Halsted festival Market Days for the first time ever on Saturday. The streets were showered with music, dancing, smiles and of course, rainbows.
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Lollapalooza

For those still talking about how much fun last weekend’s Lollapalooza festival was, here are some images of my surroundings throughout the weekend. I was lucky enough to work while having a great time, meeting new people, and discovering new bands.

Summer

Summer
There is nothing like summer in the city. Locals and visitors have anywhere from family bbq’s to full-on festivals to enjoy the steamy heat, rain, or need the occasional sweater-weather.

from the archives: Rose v. Williams

from the archives: Rose v. Williams
A couple of summers ago, I worked at an events where tennis and basketball matches between Venus Williams and Chicago’s Derrick Rose took place. Some of the children in the Chicago Park District day camps gathered near the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Grant Park. The children looked happy to see their heroes in person and... Read more »
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Festivals

Festivals
We have many music and street festivals to choose from during the summer months. This year, I attended Pitchfork thanks to a good friend. It was great to dance in the middle of a crowded field under the hot sun.