Todd Barry (David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, Louie, etc.) at The Lincoln Lodge (Fri. May 22nd)

May ’15
7:30 PM


WHAT: Todd Barry at The Lincoln Lodge
WHEN: May 22nd- 7:30 PM & 10 PM
WHERE: Lincoln Lodge at Evanston Space (1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202)
COST: $20-$30

The Lincoln Lodge is proud to present nationally touring headliner Todd Barry. Todd’s dry and sarcastic humor has brought him high profile stand up appearances (“Late Show with David Letterman”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Comedy Central Presents: Todd Barry”), roles in television shows (“Louie”, “Flight of the Conchords”), and film appearances (“The Wrestler”, “Wanderlust”). He recently released a new special “Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour”.

Todd will be the second performer in a new series of events at Evanston’s SPACE (1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202). The Lincoln Lodge and SPACE have created a new regularly occurring show called “The Lincoln Lodge in SPACE!” Once a month, The Lincoln Lodge will bring the country’s top stand-up comedians to the North Shore.


The Lincoln Lodge, now in its fifteenth season, is the nation’s longest running independent stand-up comedy show. Each week, The Lincoln Lodge features the best stand-up comics in Chicago, a special variety act, and a hilarious Man on the Street segment. Regular shows are every Friday at 8:30 PM at the SubT Lounge (2011 W. North Ave), with a different lineup each week. The show is 21+, and there is NO DRINK MINIMUM.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $30 dollars for a table seat for the Todd Barry show at SPACE. Doors open at 7:00pm (7:30pm show) and 9:30pm (10:00pm show). The show is ALL AGES. A full food and drink menu is available during the show with bar & wait staff service. The show lasts approximately 90 minutes.

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Screening of ‘Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police’ Documentary Film (5/28 – 6/3)

May ’15Jun

05-atmdDates: 5/28 – 6/3 @ 7pm
Price: $10-$15
Where: Patio Theater
Address: 6008 W. Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60634
Phone #: (773) 283-7244

Based on the memoir, One Train Later, by guitarist Andy Summers, Can’t Stand Losing You tells of the rise of The Police. From chance encounters with Copeland and Sting, through the band’s break up.

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Pride Lakefront Party & 5k Run/Walk (Thurs. June 25th)

Jun ’15
6:00 PM


What: Pride Lakefront Party & 5k Run/Walk
When: June 25, 2015, 6-10pm
Where: Lakefront at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, just steps from Boystown!
2015 Band Line Up: DJ Adam LeBlanc from Sixteen Candles and Matthew Harvat

To find out more about this event: Click Here
Ticket information: Click Here 

Kickoff PRIDE weekend at one of Chicago’s most colorful events in Boystown!
The PRIDE lakefront party near Diversey Harbor is the perfect way to kickoff your PRIDE weekend in style.  Bring some friends and let your true colors shine on the dance floor as DJ Adam LeBlanc from Sixteen Candles brings the beat.  Or, reserve a private cabana and enjoy cocktails and snacks as you watch everyone get their groove on!

The party also includes a 5K fun run (or walk). Come in costume or grab a boa and some beads on us. Just get ready to show your PRIDE in every stride!  The $50 individual race registration fee includes: a limited edition t-shirt, valuable coupons, special gifts from local area businesses and a $10 beverage voucher for use during the party.

Created to celebrate the incredible strides the LGBTQ community has made toward full equality, the PRIDE Lakefront Party.  Come for the fun – and why not run?  Proceeds benefit Center on Halsted.

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Fire, Brews, + Bites, a beer tasting event to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation (Sat. June 13th)

Jun ’15
12:00 PM



What: Fire, Brews, + Bites
When: Saturday, June 13 (12 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Where: The Frontier Chicago (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60642)


Join the Chicago Fire Soccer Club for an afternoon filled with beer, soccer, food and fun! Come find your perfect pint while enjoying selections from various local brewers and tasty bites. Must  be 21+ to attend. More info:

CFF Fire Brews and Bites

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Local Brews Local Grooves at House of Blues: The Ultimate Craft Beer and Music Festival (Friday May 15)

May ’15
5:30 PM

LBLG image finalLocal Brews Local Grooves is the ultimate craft beer and music festival, featuring the best of Chicago with it’s finest breweries, hottest bands, and tastiest food!
• 32+ craft beers and ciders, including a mix of seasonal releases and old favorites from 3 Floyds Brewing, Founders Brewing, SweetWater Brewing, Alarmist Brewing, Brickstone Brewery, Goose Island Beer Company, Lagunitas Brewing, Revolution Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Off Color Brewing, Two Brothers Brewing, Penrose Brewing, Metropolitan Brewing, Vandermill Ciders, Motor Row Brewing, Anthem Cider, and Wandering Aengus Cider!
• Street festival style food booths
• 2 stages of live music and DJ in Foundation Room
• Full bars open in addition to sampling areas
• VIP Sampling and music begins at: 4:30pm
• General admission door time: 5:30pm

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4th Annual Party Like A Fox (Fri. June 5th)

Jun ’15
6:30 PM

Party Like A Fox Flyer

When: Friday June 5th 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Where: Mercedes Benz Chicago- 1520 W. North Ave.
What: Party Like A Fox

Join The Chicago Professionals for Parkinson’s Research for their 4th annual Party Like A Fox event on Friday June 5th at Mercedes Benz of Chicago. The night is sure to be spectacular with premiere tastings from Chicago’s Top Chefs, sample signature cocktails by best in class mixologists, an open bar, live DJ, 50/50 raffle and a large silent auction.

Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. Best of all, all proceeds benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Get your tickets now before the price goes up!

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1st Annual Art Unleashed: Benefitting Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation (Fri 4/24)

Apr ’15
7:00 PM

Microsoft Word - Art Unleashed Final Sponsorship Packet Sm.docxWhen: Friday April 24th 7pm-Midnight
Where: Architectural Artifacts
4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613

Join Chicago Canine Rescue for their 1st annual Art Unleashed. This will be their first-ever art auction to benefit the dogs of Chicago Canine Rescue. Cocktails, light appetizers, and an auction full of eclectic art to suit every taste, plus many other goodies and surprises – it will be a night to remember. Featuring the music of Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin jazz quartet, and renowned Chicago DJ Nathan Drew Larson.

Get your tickets here

Over the past 13 years, Chicago Canine Rescue has rescued and rehabilitated over 5,000 dogs taken in from shelters located in Chicago and through the Midwest. In addition to helping both healthy, homeless and abandoned pets, CCR also helps those animals that need us the most – dogs with broken bones, senior dogs, dogs with nursing pups, as well as those in need of heartworm treatment, dental surgery or other medical care. CCR currently houses approximately 70 dogs; last year more than 500 pets were placed into homes and adopted through CCR.

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1 Day, 2 Stages, 11 Electronic Artists: Snowstorm Music & Arts Festival (3/7)

Mar ’15
6:00 PM


Sunday March 7th
6pm to 1am
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand

Snowstorm is melting the ice and bringing you out of your cold-weather hibernation with the city’s first annual winter music festival: Snowstorm.

Celebrate surviving another Midwest winter with some of the hottest artists in electronic music, featuring Moby, RJD2, Trippy Turtle, The Hood Internet, ASTR and more artists at Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier. Snowstorm will be a fully immersive festival experience with sights and sounds that bring the heat. The first major music and arts based winter gathering of its kind, Snowstorm is the must-attend event of the season.

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

Oct ’14
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 or call (312) 922-7827

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

Sep ’14
7:00 PM
Sep ’14
10:00 AM
Sep ’14
10:00 AM


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.

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