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Your Chicago comedy calendar for February 8-13 and Valentine’s Day

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.

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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...

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

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.

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...
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Harlem Bakery

Has anyone been to the new Harlem Bakery? Hopefully it's the same if not better than Oven Fresh Bakery that was once there. So far there is only one Yelp review on the place. I need more feedback. LOL

  • BAF

    No but I will check it out now that I know it's there.

  • Sorry to hear Oven fresh is gone...hadn't been there in a while. I enjoyed their kolachkies. Sad to hear they're gone. I'll have to check it out.

  • Artfulmisslee master of the house, keeper of the zoo.

    It looks cute! I tried once but I missed and got there one min. after closing. Will give it another go :)

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Looking to buy in Edison park!

My wife and I are expecting our first baby and exclusively looking to buy a single family home in Edison park due to its awesome schools and zero crime, I'm concerned because there really isn't anything available for sale, should we wait till the spring for more homes to come on the market? Or are things going to heat up?

  • Well, one is already open, they are eliminating one and one in 2020, so looks like it evens out.

  • ABW

    We looked for months in EP, Edgebrook and Norwood Park without finding anything we liked. I signed up for alerts on Redfin and as soon as something popped up we went to see it. Finally found our house the day it came on the market. There were four other offers the day it went on the market. Watch for listings like a hawk and be prepared to act fast! EP is an amazing neighborhood and worth the wait.

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Whats going up.

What is going to be on the property behind Mathers at Neva? They are trearing down the homes there

  • TDawg54 Resident of Old Norwood

    I believe the owner of the three rental units has sold and the space will be used for parking at Mathers. During special events (which are pretty popular with seniors in the 'hood) there is a definite need for more parking. Since side street parking is all permit and Higgins is pay the options for additional parking were not plentiful.

  • Ruth J long time resident

    It will increase the size of the Mather parking lot and the parking will also be for the other storefronts on that block of Higgins. Perhaps with more parking available, it will make the currently empty storefronts more desirable for businesses.

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    Found Dog - German Shepherd Dog - Chicago, IL, United States 60631 on February 03, 2016 (07:00 AM)
    Closest Intersection: Harlem/ Northwest Highway. Found in Edison park neighborhood, in Chicago, on Everell Ave.
    http://www.helpinglostpets.com

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Doggie topia

I walk my dog everyday at Olympia park
I know for a fact the dogs have escaped and they bark nonstop and its not a playing barking. Today i even confronted a man going in he said he was only visiting amd was pointing out the owner in her new truck who wouldnt get out if her car.
I feel that the people who send there pets there need to know that they are putting the dogs in danger because...

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I walk my dog everyday at Olympia park
I know for a fact the dogs have escaped and they bark nonstop and its not a playing barking. Today i even confronted a man going in he said he was only visiting amd was pointing out the owner in her new truck who wouldnt get out if her car.
I feel that the people who send there pets there need to know that they are putting the dogs in danger because no matter what the weather they are outside with no shelter from heat sun rain cold and soon to be snow.
I get so mad everytime i walk past. Ive tried to look in and you cant see anything. This only proves they are trying to hide somet hide something. Why is the sign missing?
It makes me sick. I emailed ald.Napolotono hopefully he will do something soon
I do know she had a place someplace else had to close and thats why shes here. The old place was A dogs world.

  • This business is disturbing to neighborhood due to all loud barking that goes on behind the high fences (which by does not shield the sound). If this business moved in and didn't disturb the neighborhood like it is doing then that is different. Why should neighbors and surrounding Avondale businesses...

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    This business is disturbing to neighborhood due to all loud barking that goes on behind the high fences (which by does not shield the sound). If this business moved in and didn't disturb the neighborhood like it is doing then that is different. Why should neighbors and surrounding Avondale businesses who have been here for 20-30 years need to put up with this craziness. Drive by this place between 10am-3pm on Monday - Friday and you will understand why neighbors are mad!. No neighborhood should stand up for this disturbing business. Shame on leaders in our community including alderman who have gone radio silent on this issue...he got his media day but then no follow-up.

  • CWCEdisonPark Olympia Park

    Nobody is running around trying to shutdown businesses. This business is an eyesore and an annoyance in the neighborhood.

    This is not gossip - it's having a voice and caring about the neighborhood I live in and keeping it up so that the value of my house doesn't suffer. The...

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    Nobody is running around trying to shutdown businesses. This business is an eyesore and an annoyance in the neighborhood.

    This is not gossip - it's having a voice and caring about the neighborhood I live in and keeping it up so that the value of my house doesn't suffer. The Chamber reads these comments and has replied in the past, so I'm hoping one day they will respond to the neighborhood concerns, not that it's legal and licensed.

    If it's such a good dog daycare then put up signs, advertise, make it look nice, get some neighborhood clients, and stop hiding everything behind a makeshift gate, tarps strung up on whatever structure, and surveillance cameras.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    NEW 100 AMPS SERVICE UPGRADE ,NEW PANEL 30 SPACE ,NEW METER OUTSIDE,NEW GROUND TO COLD WATER.

    7538 N. Odell Ave. Issued January 29, 2016 Comment
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    ERECT NEW 2 STORY BRICK VENEER SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE W/ BASEMENT, ONE STORY FRONT OPEN PORCH W/ ROOF, REAR ONE STORY OPEN DECK, AND NEW DETACHED 2 CAR PRIVATE GARAGE PER PLANS. **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

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Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 25-31

"Hey Laaady" at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 8:00 p .m. A tribute to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis every Friday and Saturday in January.

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“Sadsacks and Wisecracks” at High Hat Club, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd., 8:00 p.m. Weekly comedy showcase hosted by Natalie Jose.

“Best Night Ever” at the GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 8:00 p.m. Free showcase produced by Mike Cronin, Sam McHale, Mike Bobrinskoy, Thomas Brady and Dave Losso. Tonight Dave Losso hosts Mitchell Potts, Austin Frields, Marlena Rodriguez, Travis Irvine, Kristin Clifford, Kyle Scanlan.

“100 Proof Comedy” at Comedy Sportz, 929 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m.  Weekly showcase. Tonight’s headliner is Mike Wiley. Featuring Mike Bobrinskoy, Jessica Besser-Rosenberg, Kaitlyn Grissom, Casey Larwood and Cody Melcher. Hosted by Jerry Tran.

The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted 

iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury

“The Write Club” at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 7:00 p.m. Award-winning show turns writers into dueling literary gladiators. This week: Simon A. Smith (QUIT) vs. Catharine Savage (FIRED). Kevin Alves (START) vs. Maggie Jenkins (FINISH). Erin Lane (LAUNCH) vs. Jeremy Hornik (CRASH).

“Cocktail Comedy” at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 7:00 p.m. No cover. Comedy showcase at House of Blues’ VIP lounge, The Foundation Room (4th floor). Presented by comedyofchicago.com

“Flat Iron Comedy” at The Salon at Collaboraction Theater, 1579 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor, 7:30 p.m. Features rotating house and guest improv teams plus stand up, music, storytelling and other artists.  Free, but donations are appreciated and go to performers.

“Snack Attack Presents Jeff Arcuri and Sour Patch Kids” at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln, 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Boll Gevirtz. Featuring Rudy Schultz, Rebecca V. O'Neal, Jake McKenzie and headliner Jeff Arcuri. Free show! Free snacks!

“The Comedy Bowl” at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m. Comedy, trivia games and prizes hosted by Mona Aburmishan. Tonight: Em Brown, Seth Davis, Lem Slaughter and Ai Sha A.

Stephanie Hasz Presents: Comedy Secrets at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m.  “The only show where the audience is made to take an...

The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont 

...10xNine” at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark, 7:00 p.m. “Tenx9 (ten by nine) is a Belfast-originated monthly storytelling night...

“MINT” at MCL, 3110 N. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. A weekly showcase of music improv. Some shows will include an end-of-show jam open to audience members.

Lincoln Lodge Showcase at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 7:30 p.m. A famous Chicago stand-up showcase visits a famous Chicago comedy...

“Surprise Party” at Lilly’s Bar, 2515 N. Lincoln, 8:00 p.m. Free weekly showcase.

“Blind Bet” at The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Weekly showcase. Host Jonah Jurkens' birthday show with Martin Morrow, Tim McLaughlin, Reena Calm, Tom Brady, Adam Burke and a special surprise guest.

CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park 

“Rat Pack Comedy” The Laugh’s Too Loud” at The Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Rd., 8:00 p.m. Headliner: Ronnie Ray. Featuring: Tim Barnes, Caitlin Checkeroski, David Phillips, Terence Hartnett. Hosted by: Conor Cawley. Music by: Mike McCarthy. Photography by: Sarah Larson.

...I Shit You Not” at The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee at 8:00 p.m.  “Come celebrate our last show at The Logan Theatre before...

Dave Siegel at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m. Dave Siegel has gone from doorman at the Improv to national headliner and to appearances on Good Morning, America, The Joy Behar Show, CNN and Comedy Central. He has featured for Kevin Nealon, Tim Meadows and Richard Lewis.

...Stand Up Stand Up” at The Crocodile, 1540 N. Milwaukee Ave., 8:00 p.m. Free show. Free pizza with drink purchase. Weekly comedy showcase acclaimed...

Sean Patton at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Sean Patton has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Maron, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,  on late night with Conan and Jimmy Kimmel and comedy festivals throughout the world. Featuring Kristen Toomey.

 “You’re Welcome” at Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Dr., 8:30 p.m.  Stand-up showcase every 4th Thursday hosted by Dave Helem and Eli Hamilton. Mix and mingle 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

“Just Dickin' Around” at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m. This all-genders showcase is "a women-run, queer-friendly showcase that provides a safe, supportive space with a positive energy for our performers and guests."  Free pizza, too.

“Hound Dog Comedy” at 240 Lounge, 3948 W. Lawrence, 8:30 p.m. 

“Comedians You Should Know” presents Will Miles Album Recording at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Martin Morrow and featuring Rebecca O’Neal. Show tomorrow night, too.

“Parlour Car” at Bar DeVille, 701 N. Damen, 9:00 p.m. Chicago’s talented comedians plus unexpected guests from around the country. New City named Parlour Car “Best Comedy Night” of 2015.

“Issues!” with Dale McPeek at Crossroads Public House, 2630 N. Clark, 10:00 p.m. A free comedy showcase about the issues we all have. Headliner: Dale McPeek. Featuring Tyler Snodgrass. With Danii Galegos and special guest Suze Bischoff.

Under The Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport 

The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway 

Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont 

“Fillet of Solo” Festival at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The third and final weekend of this comedy and storytelling festival. It begins with the kates at 7:00 p.m. followed by a “Friday Night Sampler” of storytelling at 8:30 p.m.

FREE “Art of Slow Comedy Taster Workshop” at Green Shirt Studio, 4407 N. Clark, 8:00 p.m. Unique opportunity to take Jimmy Carrane’s improv workshop. Jimmy is...

Long form improv show at The Comedy Clubhouse, 1642 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. One audience suggestion each for three...

...Lincoln Lodge Showcase” at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. "The show's mission is to showcase Chicago's finest up...

...Hoo Ha Galentine’s Day" at The White Room, 1907 N. Mendell, 9:00 p.m. Gals’ night out with host Meredith Kachel. Featuring Ali Clayton (Hoo...

...Paper Machete" at Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway, 3:00 p.m. This fabulous weekly spoken-word showcase features comedians, actors and writers...

...Simmer Brown” at Bughouse Theater, 1910 W. Irving Park Rd., 7:00 p.m. Tickets for Simmer Brown showcases sell out fast, so get your...

The Two-Hour Comedy Hour at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, 7:00 p.m. Comedy showcase.

“Actual Murderers” at North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave., 8:30 p.m. Sketch comedy by Actual Murderers.

"Tuxedo Cat Comedy” at 1935 W. Thomas St., 7:00 p.m.Free showcase, but donations are appreciated and go to the performers. Produced by Sean White, Rebecca Fass, David Philips and Jerry Tran.

...Broad Squad Presents Rebecca O’Neal and La Femme Fatale (Debut Show)” at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. “We pay homage to the tempting treacherous that is the ~Femme...

    Your Chicago comedy calendar for January 25-31
    Visitors to Chicago this week include Lewis Black, Will Durst, Marlena Rodriguez, Sean Patton, Dave Siegel, James Davis, Travis Irvine, Mitchell Potts, Austin Frields and Piff the Magic Dragon. Ticket alert! These shows are likely to sell out fast: February 20 and 21: Dick Gregory at The Legacy Event Venue in Chicago.
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DePaul University Research Study on Social Media and Crime Prevention

Hello Everyone!

My name is Aarti Israni and I am graduate student at DePaul University. I am currently working on a research study to learn more about the perceptions of police usage of social media to support crime prevention and community policing. I am seeking volunteers to participate in my research study.

To participate you must:

(a) currently live in the city of Chicago
(b) be at least 18 years of age
(c) be somewhat familiar with social media

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Aarti Israni and I am graduate student at DePaul University. I am currently working on a research study to learn more about the perceptions of police usage of social media to support crime prevention and community policing. I am seeking volunteers to participate in my research study.

To participate you must:

(a) currently live in the city of Chicago
(b) be at least 18 years of age
(c) be somewhat familiar with social media

More details about the study:
As a part of this study, you will be asked to complete an interview. The interview will include questions about the frequency of your social media usage, your purposes for using social media, the ways in which you use social media, and your thoughts on police using social media to support crime prevention and community policing. I will also collect some personal information about you such as your age and how long you have lived in Chicago. The interview will be conducted in-person. If there is a question in the interview you do not want to answer, you may skip it.

Each study will last about an hour. I am happy to meet you at your local public library. I would like to find a time between January 28th and February 12th.

To sign up to participate:
If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail to aisrani2@gmail.com and we can begin scheduling. If you know of anyone that would be interested to participate in this study and may meet the criteria above, please feel free to forward this message to them.

Thanks and Regards,

Aarti

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Babysitter or Nanny needed in NW Edison Park

Hi, My family of 5 recently moved to Edison Park & are in need of a sitter to watch in our 3 year old, 16 month, and sometimes 6 month old boys. We may take the 6 month along during day time. The boys are very active and entertaining. Approximate times are: Monday's 12-3:30, and Wednesday's 11-3. Also, we need help for the occasional date night. Please let me know if you know of anyone that will be a good fit.

  • Saint Thecla school has a list of trained baby sitters, call school office.

  • TNV

    My daughter is a college student she would be interested. Please pm me.

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