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.

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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. 

 

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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.
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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/

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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

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Hot Mikado at Loyola University’s Newhart Family Theatre (4/4-4/13)

AprApr
413

thtr14-02_MikadoWebBanner-500x210What: Hot Mikado
Where: Newhart Family Theatre, 1020 W. Sheridan Rd.
When: APR 4 – 13 | Thurs. – Sat. 7:30 PM / Sun. 2 PM, Preview: APR 3 | Thurs. 7:30 PM
Cost: $5- $20

 

Fusing Eastern and Western culture with a 1940’s, big band twist, Hot Mikado swings into Loyola with the side-splitting story of Ko-Ko, the reluctant Lord High Executioner, Nanki-Poo, a disguised prince fleeing his arranged marriage, and Yum-Yum, the woman they both love. The hilarious complications which ensue turn this satire into an American mix of jazz, gospel, and vaudeville. More information can be found here: http://blogs.luc.edu/artsalive/portfolio/hot-mikado/

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For all the stamp collectors out there: ASDA Midwest Postage Stamp Show (3/14-3/16)

MarMar
1416

ASDA Midwest Postage Stamp Show 2014

March 14-16, 2014
Lindner Conference Center
610 East Butterfield Road
Lombard, Illinois

Show Hours
Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 3pm

Free Admision
Free Parking
Free Appraisals
My Stamp Album Given to Each Child in Attendance

For more information click the link below:
http://www.americanstampdealer.com/SubMenu/Chicago_Midwest_2014.aspx?id=463

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Bloomingdale’s to host Alessi during International Home + Housewares Show (3/15)

Mar
15
1:00 PM

image004WHO: Matteo Alessi, International Sales and Development Director for Alessi Europe & U.S.A. with renowned floral designer, Michael Gaffney
WHAT: “Shades of Blue”
WHEN: Saturday, March 15th 1:00-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bloomingdale’s Home Store, First Floor 600 N. Wabash Avenue (near Ohio Street)

 

Bloomingdale’s and Alessi are proud to host an event during the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show featuring the “Shades of Blue” line which includes the exclusive and limited edition in blue of ‘Mediterraneo’ basket designed by LPWK-Emma Silvestris. Matteo Alessi, International Sales and Development Director for Alessi will be present to greet guests and sign any Alessi products that are purchased that day. In addition, Alessi’s numerous vases will be displayed throughout the store filled with vibrant floral arrangements provided by renowned floral designer, Michael Gaffney. › Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Booze Cruises (3/15 & 3/16)

Mar
15
11:30 AM
Mar
16
11:30 AM

Looking to spend your St. Patrick’s Day out on the open sea? Here are two great options for you.

 

St.PatricksDayYachtFlyerSt. Patty’s Day Booze Cruise
Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
Chicago, IL

Ride around lake Michigan for Our St. Pat’s Booze on Saturday, March 15th
Tickets Include, a Live DJ performance by Bottle Rokitz, Dancing, & A Drink At The After-Party at Bar Louie!

There Will Be Full Cash Bars On All 3 Decks And Pizza Will Be Available For Purchase!

Boarding will begin promptly at 11:30am and the ship will leave the dock promptly at 12pm

For tickets and more information on all these events and more visit http://www.stpattysdayboozecruise.eventbrite.com/

 

hefemar3The Shamrock Ship
Booze Cruise with the Hefe Girls
Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
Chicago, IL

Party with Hefe Girls on The Shamrock Ship (Our 350 Person Fiesta Yacht) on Sunday, March 16h
Tickets include, Live DJs, Dancing, & A Drink At The After-Party at El Hefe!

There Will Be Full Cash Bars On All Decks And Pizza Will Be Available For Purchase!

Boarding will begin promptly at 11:30am and the ship will leave the dock promptly at 12pm

Save $40 with promo code “clover” at http://theshamrockship.com/

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