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Sushi Burrito Rolls Into Lakeview; Jerry's Sandwiches Opens in Lincoln Square; More

ANDERSONVILLE— True North is a new 35-seat cafe slinging coffee, salads and sandwiches is headed to Andersonville, according to DNAinfo. There's also smoothies. Status: Certified open, 5507 N. Clark St.

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LAKEVIEW— The second location of Sushi Burrito opened earlier this month. Like its older sibling in Lincoln Park, they're serving giant sushi rolls akin to burritos. Status: Certified open, 2904 N. Broadway St.

LINCOLN SQUARE— The Lincoln Square location of Jerry's Sandwiches is open. Expect the same menu enjoyed in Wicker Park and Andersonville. Status: Certified open, 4739 N. Lincoln Ave.

THE LOOP— Block 37 gets another tenant for the workday lunchtime crowd withGayle's Best Ever Grilled Cheese, reported by Time Out Chicago. Green City Marketpatrons may be familiar with Gayle's tent. Don't worry, she'll still make it to Lincoln Park.Status: Certified open, Block 37, 108 N. State St.

OAK PARK— The Addis Cafe is a new Ethiopian spot in Oak Park, graduating from a food truck, as reported by Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest. They're taking over a former waffles and coffee spot. Status: Certified open, 818 S. Oak Park Ave.

...and they're open Wednesday through Friday during fall and spring semesters. Status: Certified open, 740 W. 63rd St.

BEVERLY— A "Lil" Something Hot Cafe is selling coffee, sandwiches, salads and more on the South Side, according to DNAinfo. The owner is a former manager of McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King locations. Status: Certified open, 1455 W. 103rd St.

    Sushi Burrito Rolls Into Lakeview; Jerry's Sandwiches Opens in Lincoln Square; More
    LAKEVIEW- The second location of Sushi Burrito opened earlier this month. Like its older sibling in Lincoln Park, they're serving giant sushi rolls akin to burritos. Status: Certified open, 2904 N. Broadway St. LINCOLN SQUARE- The Lincoln Square location of Jerry's Sandwiches is open. Expect the same menu enjoyed in Wicker Park and Andersonville.
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    That strip used to have some character before all these Grand Opening/Grand Closing places became the trend for the sheeple.

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    It used to have character ... before ... places opened and closed? My head hurts.

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – February 12, 2016

1-5 pm Saturday February 13, St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.

TrueNorth, a new independent, quick-service cafe at 5507 N. Clark St., is open for business as of today. TrueNorth, owned by Andy Peters (pictured at left...

Defloured, 1477 W. Balmoral Ave., will celebrate its grand opening from 11 am-4 pm on Sunday February 14. Defloured...

...out the Ladies of Elegant Fur as they present Exit: Stage Left! at Call Bar, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., with a night of Broadway with a portion of proceeds to benefit Care for Real...

5211 N. Clark St.

1212 W. Balmoral Ave.

1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

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10 am-1 pm Saturday February 13, Truman College, 1445 W. Wilson Ave.

11 am Saturday February 13,  Furama Restaurant, 4936 N. Broadway

...For reservations, please send a check for $25 per person to South-East Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640 along with your contact information. For more information, please call San O...

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., will present a free public reading of the new teen-oriented play Sycamore at 7...

...will hold a forum in our area on Thursday February 25 at Sullivan High School, 6631 N. Bosworth Ave., with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. The task force, which is charged with...

Save the date for this year’s 48th Ward Senior Fair: 10 am-1 pm Monday March 21 at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. We’ll share more details as the date approaches.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Join us at Chicago Symphony Center Presents A Jazz Series, 220 S. Michigan Ave., at 8 pm Friday February 19. The special kickoff event comes in preparation for this...

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6018 N. Kenmore Ave.

Performances: 7:30 pm Thursdays through Saturdays, through March 12 The Neo-Futurarium 5153 N. Ashland Ave.

5749 N. Kenmore Ave.

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - February 12, 2016 | 48th Ward Service Website
    Weekly Update from Your Alderman: It will be an exciting weekend in our community, with Lunar New Year celebrations on Argyle and our Year of the Youth Kickoff Party for teens at the Armory. Plus, lots of City Council, education and other news.
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Howard Brown meeting March 30

Howard Brown Health will hold its annual meeting Wed., March 30, 6-8 p.m., at the Brown Elephant Andersonville, 5404 N. Clark St.

    Howard Brown meeting March 30 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Howard Brown Health will hold its annual meeting Wed., March 30, 6-8 p.m., at the Brown Elephant Andersonville, 5404 N. Clark St. According to a news release, Howard Brown will "share highlights of 2015, discuss our goals for the future, and honor community members who have gone above and beyond to support our mission of improving LGBTQ healthcare."
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THEATER REVIEW Body/Courage

Playwright: Danielle Pinnock. At: Waltzing Mechanics and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. Tickets: 773-334-7728 or www.rivendelltheatre.org; $32-$35. Runs through: Feb. 27

    THEATER REVIEW Body/Courage - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Playwright: Danielle Pinnock. At: Waltzing Mechanics and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. Tickets: 773-334-7728 or www.rivendelltheatre.org; $32-$35. Runs through: Feb. 27 There's no denying the enjoyable acting talent of Danielle Pinnock. As the star of her one-woman show Body/Courage, Pinnock engagingly morphs from character to character while also displaying a wonderful flair for quirky comic timing.
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5 Children's Plays on Our Radar for Chicago Theatre Week 2016

1515 W. Berwyn Ave.

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4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.

1016 N. Dearborn St.

Theatre Week tickets are $11.25 and are available by phone at 773-935-6100 or in-person at the Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.

Theatre Week tickets cost $10 and are available online, by phone 773-761-4477 or in-Person at Lifeline Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood Ave.). Use Promo Code THWEEK.

    5 Children's Plays on Our Radar for Chicago Theatre Week 2016
    Posted on February 8, 2016 at 5:27PM by Amy Bizzarri Chicago Theatre Week is the star of February. For a couple bucks more than a ticket to the movies, you can witness the magic of live theater with your family. From February 11-21, over 100 productions will offer discounted tickets for $15-30, with many offering further discounts.
    http://www.choosechicago.com

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    Nice picture. Definitely that play will not give nightmares to your child.

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Chicago Restaurant Week deals extended: Your exclusive list

Big Jones, 5347 N. Clark St., 773-275-5725. Through Feb. 9.

Francesca’s Bryn Mawr, 1039 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 773-506-9261. Through Sunday.

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Aquitane, 2221 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-698-8456. Through Sunday.

ARTango Bistro, 4217 N. Ravenswood Ave., 773-697-7479. Through Feb. 28.

Bar Takito, 201 N. Morgan St., 312-888-9485. Through Feb. 20

Berghoff Restaurant, 17 W. Adams St., 312-427-3170. Feb. 11-21.

Bistro Voltaire, 226 W. Chicago Ave., 312-265-0911. Through Saturday.

Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400. Through Feb. 11.

Bread & Wine, 3732 W. Irving Park Road, 773-866-5266. Through Saturday.

The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-5555. Through Feb. 11.

Carson’s Ribs, 612 N. Wells St., 312-280-9200. Through Feb. 11.

Cochon Volant, 100 W. Monroe St., 312-754-6560. Through Feb. 11.

Davanti Enoteca, 30 E. Hubbard St., 312-605-5900. Through Sunday.

Dolce Italian, 127 W. Huron St. 312-754-0700. Through Feb. 29.

Embeya, 564 W. Randolph St., 312-612-5640. Through Feb. 12.

Enolo Wine Cafe, 450 N. Clark St., 312-477-7674. Through Wednesday.

Fig & Olive, 104 E. Oak St., 312-445-0060. Through Feb. 11.

Filini Bar and Restaurant, 221 N. Columbus Drive, 312-477-0234. Through Feb. 10.

Formento's, 925 W. Randolph St., 312-690-7295. Through Feb. 11.

Francesca’s on Chestnut, 200 E. Chestnut St., 312-482-8800. Through Sunday.

Francesca’s on Taylor, 1400 W. Taylor St., 312-829-2828. Through Sunday.

Greek Islands, 200 S. Halsted St., 312-782-9855. Through Sunday.

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, 33 W. Kinzie St., 312-828-0966. Through Feb. 11.

Intro, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-868-0002. Through Feb. 11.

Kinmont, 419 W. Superior St., 312-915-0011. Through Saturday.

May Street Cafe, 1146 W. Cermak Road, 312-421-4442. Through Feb. 12.

Mercadito, 108 W. Kinzie St., 312-329-9555. Through Feb. 13.

Mia Francesca, 3311 N. Clark St., 773-281-3310. Through Sunday.

Miss Ricky’s, Virgin Hotel, 203 N. Wabash Ave., 312-940-4777. Through Saturday.

mk, 868 N. Franklin St., 312-482-9179. Through Feb. 11 (closed Sunday-Monday).

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. 312-321-6242. Through Saturday.

Nando Milano Trattoria, 2114 W. Division St., 773-486-2636. Through Sunday.

Oceanique, 505 Main St., Evanston, 847-864-3435. Through Saturday.

Orso’s Restaurant, 1401 N. Wells St., 312-787-6604. Through Sunday.

Osteria La Madia, 59 W. Grand Ave., 312-329-0400. Through Feb. 11.

Osteria Langhe, 2824 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-1582. Through Feb. 11.

Porkchop, 941 W. Randolph St.(312-733-9333), 1516 E. Harper Court (773-493-9333). Through Feb. 11.

Quartino, 626 N State St., 312-698-5000. Through Feb. 11.

Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave., 773-235-6434. Through Saturday.

Saigon Sisters, 567 W. Lake St., 312-496-0090. Through Feb. 11.

Seven Lions., 130 S. Michigan Ave., 312-880-0130. Through Sunday.

Salero, 621 W. Randolph St., 312-466-1000. Through Feb. 11.

Salpicon, 1252 N. Wells St., 312-988-7811. Through Saturday.

Sink|Swim, 3213 W. Armitage Ave., 773-486-7465. Through February (not available Feb. 14).

Sofi, 616 S. Dearborn St., 312-753-5504. Through Feb. 13.

Table, Donkey and Stick, 2728 W. Armitage Ave., 773-486-8525. Through Feb. 11.

Tapas Valencia, 1530 S. State St., 312-842-4444. Through Feb. 11.

Tavern at the Park., 130 E. Randolph St., 312-552-0070. Through Feb. 12.

Tozi Korean BBQ Restaurant, 1265 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-2020. Through Sunday.

Trattoria No. 10, 10 N. Dearborn St., 312-984-1718. Through Feb. 12 (lunch only).

Unite Urban Grill, 1450 W. Chicago Ave., 312-455-8900. Through Feb. 11.

Vivere, 71 W. Monroe St., 312-332-4040. Through Saturday.

Weber Grill Restaurant, 539 N. State St., 312-467-9696. Through Feb. 11.

Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St., 773-935-9663. Through Feb. 11.

    Chicago Restaurant Week deals extended: Your exclusive list
    Chicago Restaurant Week comes to an end on Thursday, Feb. 4, but, as in previous years, dozens of restaurants have opted to extend their $22 lunch and/or $33 and $44 dinner options for a few days, or a week, even several weeks.
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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – February 5, 2016

Two individuals have been charged in connection with the shooting. Royale Newell of the 1000 block of Hollywood Avenue was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, and William Grant of...

1-5 pm Saturday February 13, St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.

1450 W. Victoria St.

Call Bar Hosts Fundraiser Saturday February 13 Come join the Ladies of Elegant Fur as they kick off their 2016 season at Call Bar, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., with a night of Broadway. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Care for Real!  Seating is at 9 pm.

The Drawer Boy Performances: 7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 pm Sundays, through February 28 Redtwist Theatre 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.Click here for more information

Performances: 8 pm Thursdays through Saturdays; 4 pm Saturdays, through February 27 Rivendell Theatre Ensemble 5779 N. Ridge Ave.

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...will hold a forum in our area on Thursday February 25 at Sullivan High School, 6631 N. Bosworth Ave., with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. I hope you’ll take this opportunity...

As I reported in last week’s newsletter, at approximately 5 am on Thursday January 28, a 37-year-old man was shot while sitting in his car at 948 W. Winona St.

...charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, and William Grant of the 4100 block of Kenmore was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of...

10 am-1 pm Saturday February 13, Truman College, 1445 W. Wilson Ave.

11 am Saturday February 13,  Furama Restaurant, 4936 N. Broadway

...For reservations, please send a check for $25 per person to South-East Asia Center, 5120 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640 along with your contact information. For more information, please call San O...

Please join the next meeting of the Senn Park Advisory Council to set goals for 2016: 6:30 pm Wednesday February 10 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Elmdale Ave. Programming, playlot renovation and upcoming events will be discussed.

...Variety Paradise) Jewelry and Beads has moved up the block to a bigger storefront at 1206 W. Granville Ave. On Thursday, I was delighted to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at its...

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50 W. Washington St.

6341 N. Broadway

1106 W. Thorndale Ave.

Le Switch Performances: 7:30 pm Wednesdays-Saturdays, 3 pm Sundays, through February 21 About Face Theatre at Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave.Click here for more information

All the World’s a Stage Performances: 8 pm Fridays, Saturdays; 3 pm Sundays, February 12-March 20 Quest Theatre Ensemble Blue Theatre 1609 W. Gregory Ave. Performances free, but reservations recommended

A Loss of Roses Previews:  February 17-21 Regular performances: 8 pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 3:30 Sundays, February 22- April 2 Raven Theatre West Stage 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville)Click here for more information

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - February 5, 2016 | 48th Ward Service Website
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Your Chicago comedy calendar for February 8-13 and Valentine’s Day

Sonia Denis at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, 7:30 p.m. Sonia Denis headlines this month’s Sappho’s Salon which is...

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Blackout Diaries at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Tonight continues UP’s series highlighting Chicago’s best comedy. Hosted...

3Peat at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:00 p.m. An audience-inspired monologue which is followed by long-form improv...

If you can’t make it to WCF, Sonia Denis also headlines The Love Below showcase on Thursday at Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave. at 7:00 p.m.

The Comedy Bowl at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m. An evening of trivia games and comedy. This twice-monthly event...

AWK Presents: Rejected at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. “American Wonderbread Kaleidoscope (AWK) is excited to present an evening of...

A Love Letter to Myself at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. “An all female lineup of laughter discussing what it means to...

Snack Attack Presents Azhar Usman and Reese’s Cups at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Prateek Srivastava. Featuring Bill Gevirtz, Jerry Tran, Erica Clark...

Pre-Valentine Comedy Showcase at Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., 6:00 p.m.A fundraiser for the Alternative Schools Network with performances by B. Cole, Just Nesh, Jeremiah Frazier and Jamal Hawkins (DJ SLO).

Be Mine at Fizz Bar, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. Dandelion Theatre presents a variety show of “sketch, musical improv, and...

The Valentine’s Show with Patrick O’Hara at The Zodiac Café & Lounge, 113 Main St., Crown Point, IN, 8:00 p.m. “So romantic you’ll be sick.” Comedian and fellow ChicagoNow blogger Patrick O’Hara is the special guest. Headliner: Amy Nico Schwartz. Featuring Claire Swanson. Hosted by Todd McNeeley.

Jim Norton’s “Mouthful of Shame Tour” at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. Jim Norton has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman...

Just Dickin' Around at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m. "All genders showcase. The JDA showcase has top-of-the-line...

The Kates at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 7:00 p.m. All female comedy showcase led by Kelsie Huff.

A Very Sultry Valentine’s with Kory Smith at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 10:00 p.m. Stand up with lots of love and crowd work.

Chic-A-Go-Go David Bowie Tribute Dance Party #3 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North, 4:00 p.m. This episode of the cable TV family-friendly dance party is...

Mortified Chicago Presents Valentine Shmalentine at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Brave everyday folks get on stage and reveal the comedy and horror of love. The bravest will be accompanied onstage by their significant others.

Cupid Has a Heart On … In Bed at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Chicago’s longest running musical comedy show. Both shows include a champagne toast and a V-Day goodie bag.

“Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Gets Sexy” at Brainstorm Comics, 1579 N. Milwaukee, Ste. 321, 8:30 p.m. Featuring Derek Smith, Deanna Ortiz, Charlie Vergos, Todd Massey, Derek Moulds, Jon Lyons, Justin Vestal. Hosted by Jason Melton.

Margaret Smith: Pole Dancing and Pickup Lines at Theater WIT, 1229 W. Belmont, 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Margaret Smith returns to Chicago, her...

Valentine’s Day Double Feature at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 6:00 p.m. You can buy tickets to one or both.

Love is … at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 7:00 p.m. Presented by “Done Waitin’” and hosted by Doc Love. Stand-up, games and music. Evening is for both couples and singles.

Mikey O’s Valentine’s Day Comedy Show & Concert at Joe’s Bar, 940 W. Weed, 7:30 p.m. Comedy with Vince Acevedo and Melissa Duprey. Concert begins at 10:00 p.m. with Michael Stuart and his Orchestra.

Heather McDonald at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. 8:00 p.m. Valentine’s Day comedy about family, spouses, kids, step kids and...

The Royal Comedy Tour at Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Dr., 8:30 p.m. With Sommore, Gary Owen, Tony Rock and Chicago’s own George Willborn and Tony Sculfield.

    Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for February 8-13 AND Valentine's Day 2016
    Many opportunities over the next eight days to celebrate love and/or mock it. I've listed shows that promise fun with the highs and lows of Valentine's Day, plus more of the week's comedy highlights. Visiting this week: Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately), Margaret Smith (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), Jim Norton, and the Royal Comedy Tour which...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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