5 days ago

Residential Zoning Change Request-Community Meeting

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 6:30PM

If you are concerned about changing the face of our neighborhood come to this meeting. Developers are coming into our neigborhood and requesting residential zoning changes to combine lots and build large condo complexes. This is the 2nd request for this kind of development on same block in 1 year. 1st one was approved and now there is a 9 condo building built. See attached invite.

Meeting Location:
Eckhart Park Fieldhouse
1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Apr 11

Updated Apr 12

Great Show At Double Door

Sat, May 17, 2014 Doors 6pm/Show 7pm

Gig at the Double Door on Saturday, May 17.
*Fundraiser in honor of Matt Suhar, the previous manager and owner of Chicago's Tantrum Management who left us too soon on March 16, 2013.

Here's the lineup:
Fans of Suhar Present: The M@ Show
Local H, Carl Broemel from My Morning Jacket with Tim Jones and members of Truth & Salvage Co., The Robert Cornelius 7 and just announced---- Split Single

Tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/529031/tfly?utm_medium=291182

  • MaSumm Bucktown North Resident

    Great tribute to a great man. Encourage all of our neighbors to turn out and support this important fundraiser - and hear some of Chicago's best musicians.

Apr 12

Earth Day at Commercial

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteers will assist in helping clean the park. Snacks will be provided along with cleaning tools. Playground and garden areas are the focus.

Apr 10

Community Meeting - Zoning Change for 1520-22 West Huron Street

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 6:30 p.m.

I received this notice and wanted to be sure local residents know about the upcoming meeting hosted by Alderman Moreno.

Dear Property Owner or Resident please join us to discuss this new project:

1520-22 West Huron Street, Chicago: The subject property is currently improved with 2 multi-unit residential buildings. The Applicant plans to demolish the existing buildings and build one new 6 unit residential building.

This development requires a Change in Zoning from the existing RS3 Zoning District to RM4.5...

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I received this notice and wanted to be sure local residents know about the upcoming meeting hosted by Alderman Moreno.

Dear Property Owner or Resident please join us to discuss this new project:

1520-22 West Huron Street, Chicago: The subject property is currently improved with 2 multi-unit residential buildings. The Applicant plans to demolish the existing buildings and build one new 6 unit residential building.

This development requires a Change in Zoning from the existing RS3 Zoning District to RM4.5 Zoning District.

The Applicant and his development team will be present to discuss the project and answer questions. A representative from the office of Alderman Moreno will also be available. If you have any questions, please contact Attorney, Mark J. Kupiec at (312) 541-1878, or Alderman’s Chief of Staff, Raymond Valadez at (773) 278-0101.

Mar 12

Updated Apr 08

Public forum on USPS mail theft and delivery errors

Mon, Mar 31, 2014 7pm

In an effort to understand the issues regarding lost mail, slow mail and stolen mail, residents have been working for the last few months to create a series of public forums to help connect neighbors with mail delivery employees. These public forums are meant to address delivery problems and ongoing mail confusion.

The first forum (Monday March 31st at 7pm) will be focused *solely* on the United States Postal Service, and will feature speakers and employees from various departments of...

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In an effort to understand the issues regarding lost mail, slow mail and stolen mail, residents have been working for the last few months to create a series of public forums to help connect neighbors with mail delivery employees. These public forums are meant to address delivery problems and ongoing mail confusion.

The first forum (Monday March 31st at 7pm) will be focused *solely* on the United States Postal Service, and will feature speakers and employees from various departments of the USPS.

This forum is meant to help us get perspective on what the USPS has to go through in order to get us the mail, and how to help them solve delivery problems. As a community we can set goals for the USPS, as well as work with them to help improve mail delivery for our zip code (mainly 60622, but also includes nearby zip codes).

There will be some presentations by the USPS on how they operate. Ideally we can leave knowing more about their concerns and how we can help them see what improvements can be made.

This will also be an opportunity to directly submit feedback, so please consider sharing your story on what you have been dealing with over the last few months (or years). The meeting time will be limited for questions, but we will try to make sure everyone gets their story submitted to USPS either in-person or in-writing.

The best solution is to have open two-way communication with the USPS on what we can do to help them deliver the mail safely and more efficiently.

Thank you and please RSVP for this event, space is limited:

It will be held at A.N. Pritzger School (across the street from Wicker Park), 2009 W Schiller St, Chicago, IL. The date will be Monday March 31st, starting *promptly* at 7pm.

Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/723187241036294/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

Apr 07

Adventure Stage Chicago presents SPARK: Chapter One of the Prometheus Project

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 4pm

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught...

Read full message…

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her.

Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary’s techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up.

SPANISH SPEAKERS WELCOME! We have Spanish supertitles at every performance.
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ABOUT THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT
The Prometheus Project began when playwright Tom Arvetis and director Rives Collins visited several Chicago middle school classrooms and conducted a series of story circles with Adventure Stage’s West Town neighbors, utilizing the Greek myths of Prometheus and Pandora as starting points for understanding contemporary challenges within our community. Themes of power, violence, sacrifice and hope emerged as young people and families shared the daily struggles they experience. Out of these story circles, SPARK was born.

Relying heavily on the archetypes of the Hero’s Journey, ASC's goal with SPARK is to ask our audience to think critically about the responsibility we have to our neighbors and the courage it will take to move our communities toward a more imaginative, healthy and tolerant status quo.

Apr 07

Adventure Stage Chicago presents SPARK: Chapter One of the Prometheus Project

Sat, Apr 12, 2014 4pm

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught...

Read full message…

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her.

Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary’s techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up.

SPANISH SPEAKERS WELCOME! We have Spanish supertitles at every performance.
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ABOUT THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT
The Prometheus Project began when playwright Tom Arvetis and director Rives Collins visited several Chicago middle school classrooms and conducted a series of story circles with Adventure Stage’s West Town neighbors, utilizing the Greek myths of Prometheus and Pandora as starting points for understanding contemporary challenges within our community. Themes of power, violence, sacrifice and hope emerged as young people and families shared the daily struggles they experience. Out of these story circles, SPARK was born.

Relying heavily on the archetypes of the Hero’s Journey, ASC's goal with SPARK is to ask our audience to think critically about the responsibility we have to our neighbors and the courage it will take to move our communities toward a more imaginative, healthy and tolerant status quo.

Apr 07

Adventure Stage Chicago presents SPARK: Chapter One of the Prometheus Project

Sat, May 3, 2014 4pm

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught...

Read full message…

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her.

Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary’s techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up.

SPANISH SPEAKERS WELCOME! We have Spanish supertitles at every performance.
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ABOUT THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT
The Prometheus Project began when playwright Tom Arvetis and director Rives Collins visited several Chicago middle school classrooms and conducted a series of story circles with Adventure Stage’s West Town neighbors, utilizing the Greek myths of Prometheus and Pandora as starting points for understanding contemporary challenges within our community. Themes of power, violence, sacrifice and hope emerged as young people and families shared the daily struggles they experience. Out of these story circles, SPARK was born.

Relying heavily on the archetypes of the Hero’s Journey, ASC's goal with SPARK is to ask our audience to think critically about the responsibility we have to our neighbors and the courage it will take to move our communities toward a more imaginative, healthy and tolerant status quo.

Apr 07

Adventure Stage Chicago presents SPARK: Chapter One of the Prometheus Project

Fri, May 2, 2014 7:30pm

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught...

Read full message…

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her.

Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary’s techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up.

SPANISH SPEAKERS WELCOME! We have Spanish supertitles at every performance.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ABOUT THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT
The Prometheus Project began when playwright Tom Arvetis and director Rives Collins visited several Chicago middle school classrooms and conducted a series of story circles with Adventure Stage’s West Town neighbors, utilizing the Greek myths of Prometheus and Pandora as starting points for understanding contemporary challenges within our community. Themes of power, violence, sacrifice and hope emerged as young people and families shared the daily struggles they experience. Out of these story circles, SPARK was born.

Relying heavily on the archetypes of the Hero’s Journey, ASC's goal with SPARK is to ask our audience to think critically about the responsibility we have to our neighbors and the courage it will take to move our communities toward a more imaginative, healthy and tolerant status quo.

Apr 07

Adventure Stage Chicago presents SPARK: Chapter One of the Prometheus Project

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 4pm

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught...

Read full message…

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her.

Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary’s techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up.

SPANISH SPEAKERS WELCOME! We have Spanish supertitles at every performance.
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ABOUT THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT
The Prometheus Project began when playwright Tom Arvetis and director Rives Collins visited several Chicago middle school classrooms and conducted a series of story circles with Adventure Stage’s West Town neighbors, utilizing the Greek myths of Prometheus and Pandora as starting points for understanding contemporary challenges within our community. Themes of power, violence, sacrifice and hope emerged as young people and families shared the daily struggles they experience. Out of these story circles, SPARK was born.

Relying heavily on the archetypes of the Hero’s Journey, ASC's goal with SPARK is to ask our audience to think critically about the responsibility we have to our neighbors and the courage it will take to move our communities toward a more imaginative, healthy and tolerant status quo.

Apr 07

Adventure Stage Chicago presents SPARK: Chapter One of the Prometheus Project

Fri, Apr 25, 2014 7:30pm

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught...

Read full message…

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her.

Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary’s techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up.

SPANISH SPEAKERS WELCOME! We have Spanish supertitles at every performance.
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ABOUT THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT
The Prometheus Project began when playwright Tom Arvetis and director Rives Collins visited several Chicago middle school classrooms and conducted a series of story circles with Adventure Stage’s West Town neighbors, utilizing the Greek myths of Prometheus and Pandora as starting points for understanding contemporary challenges within our community. Themes of power, violence, sacrifice and hope emerged as young people and families shared the daily struggles they experience. Out of these story circles, SPARK was born.

Relying heavily on the archetypes of the Hero’s Journey, ASC's goal with SPARK is to ask our audience to think critically about the responsibility we have to our neighbors and the courage it will take to move our communities toward a more imaginative, healthy and tolerant status quo.

Apr 07

Adventure Stage Chicago presents SPARK: Chapter One of the Prometheus Project

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 7:30pm

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught...

Read full message…

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her.

Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary’s techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up.

SPANISH SPEAKERS WELCOME! We have Spanish supertitles at every performance.
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ABOUT THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT
The Prometheus Project began when playwright Tom Arvetis and director Rives Collins visited several Chicago middle school classrooms and conducted a series of story circles with Adventure Stage’s West Town neighbors, utilizing the Greek myths of Prometheus and Pandora as starting points for understanding contemporary challenges within our community. Themes of power, violence, sacrifice and hope emerged as young people and families shared the daily struggles they experience. Out of these story circles, SPARK was born.

Relying heavily on the archetypes of the Hero’s Journey, ASC's goal with SPARK is to ask our audience to think critically about the responsibility we have to our neighbors and the courage it will take to move our communities toward a more imaginative, healthy and tolerant status quo.

Apr 07

Adventure Stage Chicago presents SPARK: Chapter One of the Prometheus Project

Fri, Apr 11, 2014 7:30pm

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught...

Read full message…

A new play by Tom Arvetis, directed by Rives Collins

“It only takes a spark to ignite a flame.”

Pandora lives a regimented life within the underground tunnels of Sanctuary, a secluded community designed to outlast the raging violence outside its walls. Each inhabitant of Sanctuary has a purpose, a place, and a common enemy—the mysterious Outliers who live in the world above.

But after Pandora personally encounters two young Outliers, she starts to question all that has been taught to her. Is Sanctuary the safe haven she has always believed it to be, or a prison built on fear? As sides are chosen and truths shattered, Pan must ultimately decide between the life she knows and the one that is calling to her.

Using projections designed by Liviu Pasare to simulate the texting and gaming that is ever-present in Sanctuary’s techno-savvy world, this inventive adventure set in the near future is recommended for ages 9 (grade 4) and up.

SPANISH SPEAKERS WELCOME! We have Spanish supertitles at every performance.
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ABOUT THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT
The Prometheus Project began when playwright Tom Arvetis and director Rives Collins visited several Chicago middle school classrooms and conducted a series of story circles with Adventure Stage’s West Town neighbors, utilizing the Greek myths of Prometheus and Pandora as starting points for understanding contemporary challenges within our community. Themes of power, violence, sacrifice and hope emerged as young people and families shared the daily struggles they experience. Out of these story circles, SPARK was born.

Relying heavily on the archetypes of the Hero’s Journey, ASC's goal with SPARK is to ask our audience to think critically about the responsibility we have to our neighbors and the courage it will take to move our communities toward a more imaginative, healthy and tolerant status quo.

Apr 03

Color: monthly open mic and talent showcase for all Chicago youth 8-22

Fri, Apr 4, 2014 6-8pm

Street-Level Youth Media hosts the youth-organized monthly talent showcase for youth 8-22 every first Friday of the month 6-8pm at their multimedia center at 1637 N. Ashland Ave. Event is free and is an arms-in-the-air, dancing-in-the-aisles great time. Sign-up starts at 5pm, so get there early to get a spot or just come to cheer. Talent can be anything youth want to showcase and has ranged from rap to spoken-word poetry to fashion design to videos to projected photos to folk dancing to anime cosplay to acoustic musical performances to contortions...anything goes, but keep it clean! This will be recorded and posted on the youth-driven news and culture website MildSauce.org.

For more info visit www.mildsauce.org, www.street-level.org, https://www.facebook.com/street.level.youth or call 773-862-5331.

Mar 27

Updated Apr 02

Piece Pizza/Beer Dinner, DNAinfo-IRL meet-up!

Wed, Apr 2, 2014 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Hi, all! Anyone want to meet-up at Piece this Wednesday? In full disclosure, this is a new effort by DNAinfo Chicago to arrange outings in various neighborhoods. I am hosting it and am an individual as well as purchased my $20 ticket (pizza, beer, a shot of well liquor and free tarot) out of own pocket, so I hope this qualifies as an OK post by Everyblock terms. More info here: http://dnain.fo/IRLmysterypizza

Mar 27

Updated Mar 28

Wicker Park Committee April Membership Meeting

Wed, Apr 2, 2014 7pm

Wicker Park Committee, April Membership Meeting
Wednesday April 2nd 7pm
NEW LOCATION: Jerry’s @ 1938 W. Division St (in the back Music Room)

-Local photographer, Andrew Miller, will share two neighborhood projects - Evolving Wicker Park & Wicker Park Portrait Project.
-BRT proposal update from WPC Member Alan O’Connell
-Wicker Park Committee Antique Fair, Alley project feedback, and MORE!

Open to public –– Fun – Meet your neighbors – Get involved

Mar 27

Eckhart Park Gardening Overview

Tue, Apr 1, 2014 530-630pm

Please join Liz O'Callaghan, Master Gardener, Chicago Park District, for an overview of the gardening spaces at Eckhart Park and how we will care for them this summer.

Mar 27

Wicker Park Committee April Membership Meeting

Wed, Apr 2, 2014 7:00pm

Wicker Park Committee, April Membership Meeting
Wednesday April 2nd 7pm
NEW LOCATION: Jerry’s @ 1938 W. Division St (in the back Music Room)

-Local photographer, Andrew Miller, will share two neighborhood projects - Evolving Wicker Park & Wicker Park Portrait Project.
-BRT proposal update from WPC Member Alan O’Connell
-Wicker Park Committee Antique Fair, Alley project feedback, and MORE!

Open to public –– Fun – Meet your neighbors – Get involved

http://jerryssandwiches.com
1938 W. Division St. (at Damen)

Mar 27

Wicker Park Committee April Membership Meeting

Wed, Apr 2, 2014 7:00pm

Wicker Park Committee, April Membership Meeting
Wednesday April 2nd 7pm
NEW LOCATION: Jerry’s @ 1938 W. Division St (in the back Music Room)

-Local photographer, Andrew Miller, will share two neighborhood projects - Evolving Wicker Park & Wicker Park Portrait Project.
-BRT proposal update from WPC Member Alan O’Connell
-Wicker Park Committee Antique Fair, Alley project feedback, and MORE!

Open to public –– Fun – Meet your neighbors – Get involved

http://jerryssandwiches.com
1938 W. Division St. (at Damen)

Mar 27

Stand up Comedy every Friday at Subterranean! 8pm!

Fri, Mar 28, 2014 8pm

Stand Up Comedy
Every Friday with The Lincoln Lodge

now at Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave
steps away from the Damen Blue

With new lineups of Chicago's best comedians every week!

8pm
$10

AND we'll be distributing 2-for-1 passes at 6 corners starting 2 hours before the show! So pop by SubT around 6 for $5 tickets!

http://www.thelincolnlodge.com

Produced by non-profit org Tight Five Productions

Mar 25

Free Film Screening: High Tech, Low Life

Tue, Mar 25, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 pm

There is a free film screening tonight at the West Town library branch:

High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. A search for truth and fame inspires young vegetable seller “Zola” to report on censored news stories from the cities, while retired businessman “Tiger Temple” makes sense of the past by chronicling the struggles of rural villagers. Land grabs, pollution, rising poverty, local corruption and the...

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There is a free film screening tonight at the West Town library branch:

High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. A search for truth and fame inspires young vegetable seller “Zola” to report on censored news stories from the cities, while retired businessman “Tiger Temple” makes sense of the past by chronicling the struggles of rural villagers. Land grabs, pollution, rising poverty, local corruption and the growing willingness of ordinary people to speak out are grist for these two bloggers who navigate China’s evolving censorship regulations and challenge the boundaries of free speech.

An Official Selection of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). A co-presentation with CAAM.

You can read more about the film here: http://hightechlowlifefilm.com/

Mar 20

Accepting walk-ins at le Dress for Saturday March 22nd!

Sat, Mar 22, 2014 12pm-5pm

As you have seen when you've walked by the store front, we are still closed due to a pipeburst during the bitter cold in January. All clothing is discounted 30-75%!

Mar 19

Working with an Architect Sessions

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 6pm-8pm

AIA Chicago's "Working with an Architect" and "Ask an Architect" sessions are designed to bring together residential architects and homeowners to talk about how to choose the right architect, navigate zoning and permitting regulations, and avoid costly surprises.

Attend on 3/26 at NHS Homeownership Center, 1279 N. Milwaukee Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago, (773) 329-4114 Register through mcole@nhschicago.org

Mar 17

Affordable, family friendly muscial theatre! Pritzker School presents Music Man, Jr, next week!

Thu, Mar 27, 2014 7:00 PM

Come out for affordable, family friendly musical theatre in Wicker Park next weekend, March 27-29th! Pritzker School presents The Music Man, Jr. the 7th School Musical Season in the Pritzker Auditorium, 2009 W. Schiller at Damen, across from Wicker Park.

SHOWTIMES - THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 7 pm, FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 7 pm, SATURDAY MATINEE, MARCH 29, 2 pm and final evening performance SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 7 pm
Tickets are $5, for adults and children over 5 and $10 for preferred...

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Come out for affordable, family friendly musical theatre in Wicker Park next weekend, March 27-29th! Pritzker School presents The Music Man, Jr. the 7th School Musical Season in the Pritzker Auditorium, 2009 W. Schiller at Damen, across from Wicker Park.

SHOWTIMES - THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 7 pm, FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 7 pm, SATURDAY MATINEE, MARCH 29, 2 pm and final evening performance SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 7 pm
Tickets are $5, for adults and children over 5 and $10 for preferred seating. Tickets are available at the door or in advance via Eventbrite

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-n-pritzker-fine-performing-arts-school-presentsmusic-man-jr-march-27-28-29-2014-tickets-10639421797

This family friendly production includes students from kindergarten though 8th grade and marks the 7th year music teacher Dr. Jenai Jenkins has mounted a musical at the school. Local Chicago theatre and dance professionals also have lent their talents to the students. Nate Swift, our drama teacher for the last 3 years, provides his talents in directing Music Man, Jr. Nate is also a long time ensemble member and current artistic director of the award winning Chicago Eclipse Theatre Company.

Lauren Parets is our choreographer and comes to Pritzker courtesy of the Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble as a teaching artist in our school. And of course, all the thanks in the world go out to the many parents and teachers who support the student actors in this great learning experience!

PRITZKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet, a Regional Gifted Center and a vibrant Neighborhood School located in the heart of Wicker Park.
Pritzker School is located at 2009 West Schiller Street, Chicago, IL 60622.

Mar 12

Eckhart Park Monthly Meeting

Sat, Apr 5, 2014 10AM-11AM

Join your neighbors to discuss our Earth Day Gardening event, the new playground, and other ways to make our playground better.

Mar 12

Eckhart Park Earth Day Gardening

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10AM-12PM

Join your neighbors to help prep Eckhart Park's 4 gardening spaces for the summer.

Mar 12

Meet Other Holistic Parents

Sun, Mar 23, 2014 9 am to 11 am

Holistic Moms Network (HMN) is launching a Chicago Chapter with a kick off meet and greet at Whole Foods Lincoln Park in the mezzanine Lifestyles Kitchen

HMN is a non-profit connecting families interested in any aspect of holistic or green living.

Meet other parents, learn something new, enjoy refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods Market.

Children are welcome!

Mar 11

Bitter Betty Bazaar

Sun, Mar 23, 2014 11am - 5pm

This monthly pop-up shopping event at the Innertown Pub - featuring local artisans and small businesses from West Town, Ukrainian Village and Logan Square. Free to the public.

March's sale will celebrate spring and include: pour-over coffees, fresh-pressed juices, vegan baked goods, handcrafted jewelry, leather goods, exotic spices, vintage fashions, body products, upcycled art, photo prints, and candles - PLUS a full bloody mary bar, irish coffees and mimosas on special!

Mar 04

Chess Club for Kids at West Town Branch Library

Thu, Mar 6, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Whether you want to improve your game or learn how to play, you're welcome at this drop-in program. Recommended for children 7 and up. Every Thursday through March 27. FREE.

Mar 02

Eckhart Park Coffee Talk

Sun, Mar 9, 2014 1PM-3PM

Join us at Ugly Mug Cafe to learn what's coming to Eckhart Park in 2014 and how you can be a part of it!

Feb 28

Beat 1432 and 1433 meeting

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 7 pm

Beats 1432 and 1433 meet at St. Marys of the Angels every other month.

Feb 28

Tuesdays at the Triangle Call for Entries

Tue, May 20, 2014 6-8 pm

The Polish Triangle Coalition is sponsoring another summer of Tuesdays at the Triangle and any talented musicians, dance groups or performers, who wish to be considered for one of the Tuesday evenings from May 20-September 14, 2014 should check on the website for the 2014 application that is now available.

Feb 28

Pulaski Park Neighborhood Association Clean and Green Project

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10 am - Noon

The Pulaski Park Neigbhorhood Association is working with 2nd Ward Ald. Fioretti's office in sponsoring the Clean and Green on Saturday, April 26th at the Polish Triangle (Milwaukee/Ashland/Division) from 10 am - Noon. Please RSVP to info@pulaskiparkneighbors.org so we can schedule adequate supplies. The Alderman's office is also offering to provide snacks and teeshirts. Come out, meet some neighbors and help clean up the Polish Triangle.

Feb 28

Public meeting regarding proposed Trader Joe's on former Miller Lumber site

Mon, Mar 3, 2014 6:00 pm

Next Monday the LaSalle II LSC regular meeting will have representatives from Trader Joes, Smithfield Properties and the Alderman's office presenting their plans for a new Trader Joe's to be built at the former Miller Lumber site. LSC meetings are open meetings so if you have interest in learning more, please stop by at 6pm in the gym.

Feb 27

Block Play at West Town Branch Library

Sat, Mar 1, 2014 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Bring your children to this drop-in Block Play event to build, explore and create together. All you need is imagination! Saturday, March 1 from noon to 4:00 pm. Recommended for children 3-8. West Town Branch Library, 1625 West Chicago Avenue. FREE

Feb 25

Updated Feb 27

Wicker Park Committee Membership Meeting

Wed, Mar 5, 2014 7pm

Historic/Vintage Home Real Estate Tips
P&D Vote on 1643 N. Milwaukee
Vote on BRT
Pizza, Fun and More - Everyone is welcome (you must be a paying member to vote)
www.wickerparkcommittee.com

3/5, 7pm @ Wicker Park Fieldhouse

Feb 25

Discovery Time for Kids at West Town Branch Library

Fri, Feb 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your little ones to the library on Friday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. to build with jumbo Lego's, play with puppets, and explore new books, puzzles and more! Recommended for children 1-5. West Town Branch Library, 1625 West Chicago Avenue. FREE

Feb 25

Chess Club for Kids at West Town Branch Library

Thu, Feb 27, 2014 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Whether you want to improve your game or learn how to play, you're welcome at this drop-in program. Recommended for children 7 and up. Every Thursday through March 27. FREE.

Feb 19

Discovery Time for Kids at West Town Branch Library

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Bring your little ones to the library on Friday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. to build with jumbo LEGOS, play with puppets, and explore new books, puzzles and more! Recommended for children 1-5. West Town Branch Library 1625 West Chicago Avenue. FREE

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