Start the New Year off right with one of these great January races

Maybe you’re a seasoned runner, or just getting started, it doesn’t matter! Check out one, or more, of these great January races!

Friday, December 19th, 2014 Event, Fitness, Sports Comments Off

Get A Sneak Peek of NASA’s New Spacecraft, Orion (Sun. 10/5)

Oct
5
2:00 PM

1412288480887Adler Planetarium is hosting Astronaut Rex Walheim so that you can get a sneak peek at NASA’s new spacecraft, Orion.
NASA astronaut Colonel Rex J. Walheim and Deputy Manager of NASA’s Orion Program, Mark Kirasich, will give Adler guests an exclusive preview of the Orion spacecraft, NASA’s new space vehicle built for crewed missions to the Moon, asteroids and Mars. Orion will be launched for the first time in December during an unmanned mission, known as Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1). This will be the first of two scheduled test flights before the capsule’s first crewed mission lifts off in 2021.

Sunday, October 5 from 2pm to 3pm
Free with museum admission
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. (On Chicago’s Museum Campus)
Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Adler for $13

For more information visit AdlerPlanetarium.org or call (312) 922-7827

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 Event, Main Comments Off

This short video should make you smile- True Facts About The Chicago

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 Off Topic Comments Off

Chicago Goes Turkish at Pioneer Court (9/4, 9/5 & 9/6)

Sep
4
7:00 PM
Sep
5
10:00 AM
Sep
6
10:00 AM

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12th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival

Pioneer Court- 401 N. Michigan Ave.

9/4 from 7pm to 10pm- Gala dinner & auction to benefit The Les Turner ALS Foundation

9/5 & 9/6 from 10am to 9pm- Festival

Are you ready to indulge in Turkish flavors for two days in the heart of the city?  Chicago will, once again, go Turkish for two days on September 5-6 at Pioneer Court for the 12th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival.

Following the gala dinner on the night of Thursday, September 4, the festivities will kick off at Pioneer Court (Michigan Ave. and Chicago River Bridge) with tents including, calligraphy, ceramics, gift tents, crystal, information, books, clothing, restaurant/café and many more.

From the world-famous Kahramanmaras ice cream and fresh flavors from local Turkish restaurants to Turkish beer garden by Efes and Turkish wine, the festival promises a journey through Turkey without ever leaving downtown Chicago. Visitors will also be able to get a taste of Turkish pastries and the amazing Turkish coffee while enjoying the shows by modern/folk dancers, Whirling Dervishes, Ottoman Army Marching Band (Mehter), a fashion show and concerts.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 Arts, Charity, Event, Festival, Free, Main Comments Off

Parks, Mural, and the Greenest Street in Chicago Bus Tour (9/7)

Sep
7
10:00 AM

image005Parks, Mural, and the Greenest Street in Chicago Bus Tour

Sunday, September 7

Bus departs 16 N. Wabash at 10:00am

$50 Friends of the Parks member
$55 non member
$80 membership + tour

Lunch and transportation is included in the tour

Click here to purchase tickets

Join Friends of the Parks for the “Parks, Murals, and the Greenest Street in Chicago Bus Tour” on Sunday, September 7.  Hop on the bus with Friends of the Parks for a tour of some neighborhoods where Chicago “grew up”.  Park enthusiast Tom Drebenstedt will be talking parks, arts and community while discovering where Hardscrabble and Pilsen were born, raised, and now lead our city into the future.  On the tour we will visit the last remnant of the Illinois Michigan Canal, where the canal’s original mouth is found at Canal Origins Park. See Jens Jensen’s neighborhood park design at Dvorak Park. Enjoy the colorful murals and public art in Pilsen and see Chicago’s greenest street: The Cermak/Blue Island Sustainable Streetscape. Following the tour we will have lunch at a local Pilsen restaurant.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 Arts, Event, Main Comments Off

The Inaugural Chicago Ale Fest (9/19-9/20)

Sep
19
6:00 PM
Sep
20
1:00 PM

CAF-LogoThe 1st Chicago Ale Fest

September 19th and 20th

Grant Park, Chicago

Admission: $50 General Admission/ $100 VIP

chicagoalefest.com

 

The inaugural Chicago Ale Fest offers beer enthusiasts and novices the opportunity to sample from more than 200 different craft beers from more than 100 American craft breweries. The fest will feature live music and some of Chicago’s finest food trucks. General admission tickets are $50 and include a commemorative festival glass, program guide, and 20 drink tickets to sample beers. VIP admission tickets are $100 and include the extra features of a commemorative festival t-shirt, a VIP food voucher, and a VIP access lanyard. 

 

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 Event, Festival, Main Comments Off

Fun & Done! A series of one-off, pop-up, themed comedy shows (3/23 6pm)

Mar
23
6:00 PM

for web flyerFun & Done!
a series of one-off, pop-up, themed comedy shows
from the producers of Congrats on Your Success!

Always FREE and BYOB!

The kick off is Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 at 6pm

At Logan Parlor (yeah! the hair salon!)
3251 W Fullerton Ave
With performances from Congrats on Your Success Producers:
Bill Bullock 
Justin Covington
Sonia Denis
Odinaka Od Ezeokoli
Rebecca V. O’Neal
Charlie Rohrer

And a very special guest set from Liza Treyger (Comedy Central)!!!

Also – one micro guest set from a member of the audience – but they won’t know the theme until the night of the show. So be ready for anything!

Themes will be announced AS EACH SHOW BEGINS! (hints on the flyers!)

RSVP on Facebook HERE.
Visit Congrats on Your Success on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr.
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 Comedy, Event, Main Comments Off

A fun twist to a 5k run: The Zombie Run! (5/3)

May
3

ZombieLogo-300x300The Apocalypse is infecting CHICAGO! At The Zombie Run, running isn’t about beating those around you or finishing with the fastest time. It’s about surviving.

Register as a Human Runner and wear three “life flags” around your waist as you run for your life through our apocalyptic obstacle course!

Or, register as a Zombie, get an awesome movie-quality makeover, and attempt to steal human lives as they flee with terror.

THE ZOMBIE RUN: EXTREME consists of 3.1 miles, 10-12 insane obstacles and hundreds of brain-hungry zombies trying to take your life flags.  This isn’t your average fun run.

Runner Start Times:
 EXTREME: 9:00AM – 12:30PM 
*Waves of 200 will be released every 15 min. You will select a wave time time during registration.

Zombie Shift Times:
 EXTREME:
Shift 1: 9:00AM – 11:00AM
 Shift 2: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

THE ZOMBIE RUN: BLACK OPS is an awesomely terrifying nighttime obstacle course through 3.1 miles fire, obstacles, smoke, and zombie-infested darkness.  Can YOU survive the night?

Runner Start Times: BLACK OPS: 8:30PM
*Groups of 100 will be released every few minutes from 8:30PM to 9:00PM.

BLACK OPS:
8:30PM – 10:30PM

Venue: Lake County Fairgrounds
Address: 1060 E. Peterson Rd, Grayslake IL 60030
Date: 5/3/2014
Event Website: https://thezombierun.com/location/chicago-il/

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 Event, Main Comments Off

Standard Market’s Spring Into Spring Family Event (3/22 1-4pm)

Mar
22
1:00 PM

Spring-into-Spring-4x6Standard Market’s Spring Into Spring Family Event Features Live Chef Demonstrations, Petting Zoo, Balloon Artist, and Face Painting

Join Standard Market for an afternoon of fun to celebrate Spring’s arrival and the seasonal food that it brings. Standard Market invites attendees to learn from a variety of its talented chefs with live demonstrations that range from making prosciutto wrapped asparagus with raspberry reduction to butchering a whole lamb. There is fun for the whole family too—including a petting zoo, balloon artist, and face painting. › Continue reading

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Get Organized Chicago 2014 – Annual Charity Donation Event (5/3)

May
3
10:00 AM

Flier 2014On Saturday, May 3, 2014, the Chicago chapter of The National Association of Professional Organizers, a 501(3c) Organization, is proud to present a community organizing event. Members of the chapter and other volunteers will be collecting items from the Chicagoland community for recycling, shredding, and donation to worthy charities. Accepted items will be papers for shredding, clothing, books, eyeglasses, electronics, furniture, kids toys, shoes, coats, blankets, kitchenware, computers, pots & pans, jewelry, linens, decor, accessories, games, media, sports equipment, and recyclables. Unaccepted items will be paint, hazardous waste, and medicine. Entrance will be on Western Ave., and there will be a limit of one car load per family. The web site for the Chicago chapter of The National Association of Professional Organizers is napochicago.com.
When: Saturday, May 3rd. 10am-1pm
Where: Lane Tech College Prep School Parking Lot 2501 W. Addison St. Chicago › Continue reading

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 Charity, Event, Main Comments Off