1 hour ago

Drag Queen Makeup: Boystown Star Shares Halloween Tips (VIDEO)

While most drag queen lip synch their performances, Stoner jumps at any opportunity to sing live. He has a recurring role in the Boystown revival of "Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens" at Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted St.

Stoner is performing as Specificity Jones in the "Ever After Show" at Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted St., on Nov. 7. The "Snow White" crew is also putting on a Halloween-themed show at Whiskey Trust, 3206 N. Halsted St., at 9 p.m. Friday.

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'President's Men' screened at Blue Whiskey

...p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. The doc opens for a regular run starting Friday, Oct. 31. Go to musicboxtheatre...

...Community Shorts Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., Chicago. Filmmakers will be there for a post-screening discussion of their work. Go to...

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10 Things to Do

...again. Nov. 1, 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. $12. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604...

...version to Chicago, and it has charmed the critics. Through Dec. 7. $39. Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., 773-975-8150...

...Rondi Reed and John Mahoney. Nov. 10, 7 p.m. $35, VIP $75. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., 773-327-5252...

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...grown-up way to spend Halloween. Oct. 31, 8 p.m. $35-$50. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000...

...2, 1 p.m. $25 to attend, $20 entrance fee for participants. Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-9101...

...are almost sold out, so act now. Nov. 7, 6 p.m. $350. Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St.

...he's resting on his laurels. Nov. 7, 8 p.m. $40-$50. City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., 312-733-9463...

...leaving the late-night rat race. Nov. 16, 7 p.m. $35-$55. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., 800-745-3000...

...p.m. General admission $125, VIP $175, Tastemaker $275. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

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Rozner: Cubs' pursuit of Maddon strictly business

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Chicago horror and Halloween events guide 2014

Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35mm with shadow cast performance. Thursday 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday at midnight. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613.

...songwriter daughter, Kasey. Books/DVDs available for purchase. Tickets $12.50. Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark, Chicago, IL...

Halloween Pub Crawl - Three day crawl October 30-November 1st in Wrigleyville. $25 all access pass. (Goldstar members pay up to $10.) 21+ only. Redmond's Ale House, 3358 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. 773-404-2151.

...Metro - Annual NOCTURNA All Hallow's Eve Ball 2014 on HALLOWEEN night at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60613. Costume contest, Glitter Guts photo booth, goth vendors, spooky decor, performances, dark...

...out with plain white backdrops that eventually end up being covered in blood. Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Friday & Saturday at 10:30pm. Tickets $20/$15 students (Goldstar member discount...

Musical of the Living Dead - Zombies singing and blood spraying. What more does one need to say? “Splatter Zone” tickets available. Runs through November 8th. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets $15-$25.

Faust and Found - Hell has run low on souls, so Satan goes on the prowl. Problem is, he finds out that in 2014, no one gives a crap. About anything. Vex's Lair comedy collective. Runs through November 1st. Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. 1-800-650-6449.

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...at 8:15pm. This event is free to the public! Room 120, DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago. See my previous post on this event HERE...

Throne of Blood - October 29th, 35mm print of Akira Kurosawa's gory Samurai version of Macbeth at 7:00pm & 9:30pm at Doc Films. Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, Univ. of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

...by a screening of Rocktober Blood. McBeardo will introduce the short films at 7:30pm. 2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. FREE...

...16 min). Costume contest awarding prizes to the most avant-garde costume! Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60608. Tickets $7...

...film discussion. Cash bar in lobby. Secret location for the after party TBA. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue. *Currently SOLD OUT, but check HERE for tickets to the 2nd screening on November 1st...

...Thursday” (sexiest zombie contest - $1,000 cash prize), and Oct. 31st “Freakshow Friday” (freaky surprises). 3940 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625...

...snake dancers, palm & tarot card readers, grinders, stilts, burlesque, human pin cushions. Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654. Call 312-880-1511. Tickets $30...

...station, fish bubble man serving drinks (Do I sound crazy yet?), free shuttle service. $100. 2120 S. Jefferson Street, Chicago. 312-850-8440...

Roof Horror Story Halloween Party - The Wit Hotel presents an AHS: Coven-inspired party with fountains of blood red cocktails flowing, horror themes, live DJ, opens at 4pm on HALLOWEEN night. Dress to scare if you dare. ROOF, 27th floor, 201 N. State. Reserve your spot at 312-239-9502.

Bowlloween - Lucky Strike Bowling alley presents an adults-only night of drinking, dancing, and bowling at 9:00pm on HALLOWEEN night. Costumes encouraged. River East Center, 322 E. Illinois, Chicago, 60611. 312-245-8331. See website for ticket options. (Goldstar members discount up to $20.)

Masquerade Ball - Navy Pier ball on HALLOWEEN at 8:00pm in the Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. 20-30 cash bars, multiple rooms, huge dance floor, terrace views of lake and skyline. 21+. $30 tickets. (Goldstar members pay $17.50.)

Halloween-Ski - Polish-themed HALLOWEEN party at 8:30pm. Live music, costume contests. Ends at 2:00am. $25. Doors 8:00pm. 21+ event. Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.

Trolley Bar Crawl - HALLOWEEN crawl 8:00pm-2:00am. Costume contests. 2247 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL. 773-549-5884.

...Monster Bash Oct. 31st, Annual Masquerade Ball Nov. 1st, Mad Hatter Tea Party Nov. 2nd. 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-787-2200...

...Spice Latte-inspired brew labeled “Crave Inn.” Snacks and pizza provided. Costumes and tips encouraged. 2307 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647...

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti Exhibit - Learn about the history of the voodoo religion, peruse artifacts, videos, etc. Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Oct. 24th, 2014-April 26, 2015.

Day of the Dead Exhibit - The largest of its kind in the U.S., works of art by Mexican artists celebrate the lives of others by depicting the dead through traditional and contemporary art. Runs through December 14th. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th, Chicago, IL 60608.

Because Everybody Loves Movies Exhibit - The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates 50 years with this exhibition, showcasing a large display of movie posters, images, and videos from the festival's long history. Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. Through Oct. 30th.

...depict various ways (photography, sculpture, drawing, etc.) the human figure can become distorted or absent. 2337 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. 773-687-8481. Wed-Sat 2pm-6pm. Runs through December 11th...

...by 44FLOOD. Costumes encouraged. Performance by Kiss Kiss Cabaret, DJ. Exhibit runs through January 2015. 1621 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60647. $5 sugg. donation...

...Comedy present a stage adapation of the comic series by Tim Seeley. Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613. Tickets $15. For photos and all info, read my full-length article...

...written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet, directed by Joe Jahraus. The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613. 773-549-1815. Through November 16th. Tickets HERE or discount tickets for...

Nightmares on Lincoln Avenue 666: The Exorcism of Rosemary's Omen - Corn Productions' BYOB Halloween show presents an homage to horror films ranging from the 1960's to 1980's. Through November 1st. Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL. Tickets $7-$15. 773-650-1331.

Animal Farm - Steppenwolf for Young Adults' stage adaptation of George Orwell's disturbing classic story. Through November 16th. Steppenwolf 312-335-1650. Located at 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614.

...Show” in their 2014 Best of Chicago awards. Runs through November 2nd. Dream Theatre Company, 5026 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. $18 773-552-8616...

...Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and more. Runs through November 8th. Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 205. Tickets at door or brownpapertickets.com...

Don Juan in Hell - Don Juan and the Devil debate Hell vs. Heaven. Through Nov. 10th. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610. Tickets $30. (Goldstar member discount half off!) 312-337-6543

Halloween Comedy Show - IO sketch comedy improvises horror movie scenarios. Party on Halloween night 10:30pm. 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60642. 312-929-2401.

Too Much Fright Makes the Baby Go Blind - The Neo-Futurists present 30 plays performed in 60 minutes on HALLOWEEN night at 7:00pm. The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. 773-275-5255.

Young Frankenstein - Beverly Theatre Guild at the Baer Theatre, Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th, Chicago, IL. 773-284-8497. Runs through Nov. 2nd.

15 hours ago

The 13 Best Smaller Venues In Chicago

Schubas Tavern is located at 3159 N. Southport Ave.

Constellation is located at 3111 N. Western Ave.

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The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.

B.L.U.E.S. is located at 2519 N. Halsted St.

The Burlington is located at 3425 W. Fullerton Ave.

Lincoln Hall is located at 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.

Bottom Lounge is located at 1375 W. Lake St.

Martyrs’ is located at 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

Reggie’s is located at 2105 S. State St.

Mayne Stage is located at 1328 W. Morse Ave.

15 hours ago

In France, kebabs get wrapped up in identity politics

Pizza Rustica (3908 N. Sheridan Rd., 773-404-8955) is hosting a free Oskar Blues Brewery beer tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. Chicago representatives of the Colorado brewery will be present to share the samples and educate guests on the selections.

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At one point there were as many as a dozen Czech restaurants in the Chicago area, most of them grouped along Cermak Road (named after a Czech-born former Chicago mayor), in Cicero and Berwyn, and along Ogden Avenue in Brookfield. I used to call the area the "dumpling corridor."

15 hours ago

Il Trovatore brings Amber Wagner back to town

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Il Trovatore Through 11/21, times vary, see website, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker, 312-419-0033, lyricopera.org, $34-$319.

17 hours ago

Elton visits John Kerry; anti-Cory Booker mishap; Apple CEO

...to Cook County prosecutors. The Chicago Tribune reported Oct. 25 that Anthony Hallam, of the 600 block of West Oakdale Avenue, was charged with criminal transmission of HIV. He allegedly did not use a condom with...

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...and the other was found in a back basement room. The unit, located on the 4500 block of West Parker, had no smoke detectors. The police department's Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating...

...partner and repeatedly denied that he was infected. He was arrested Oct. 23 in the 3900 block of North Ravenswood Avenue...

17 hours ago

Whiplash: A jazz movie that has nothing to do with jazz

2828 N. Clark St.

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17 hours ago

10 Spooktacular Ways to Spend Halloween in Chicago

...10, which is huge, since Skilling’s calling for snow. Friday at 8. Headquarters Beercade, 2833 N. Sheffield (Lakeview) and 213 W. Institute (River North). Free...

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Start Halloween a night early with Evil Twin beers and a horror flick marathon at Bar on Buena. Remember to dress up—best costume wins a pair of Bulls tickets. Thursday at 7 p.m. Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena. Free.

...covering the Lemons (the early-90s Seattle band). Thursday at 10 p.m. The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee. Free...

Expect some over-the-top spectacle at Redmoon’s thousand-person, hundred-dollar shebang (they’ve already promised a fire garden, celestial swing, UFO carousel, and mechanical pastry dispenser). Friday at 9 p.m. 2120 S. Jefferson. $100.

Yes, the city’s chicest cocktail bar is throwing the holiday’s most kitschiest bash, but there’s no doubt Danny Shapiro & co. probably make a mean jungle juice. Throw on a bed sheet and do a toga chant. 8 p.m. Scofflaw, 3201 W. Armitage. Free.

Now that Scofflaw’s larger, dancier sister-bar has risen, it will inherit Ghost of Bonny’s—Scofflaw’s big, annual dance party. Costumes highly recommended. Bottled cocktails highly available. 8 p.m. Slippery Slope, 2357 N. Milwaukee. Free.

Get this: If you give the Dawson $15 between 7 and 10 p.m. on Friday, they will give you a drink called the Corpse Reviver and take you into a back room (“the Devil’s Den") for a haunted palm reading. It’s unclear whether you’ll ever return. 7-10 p.m. The Dawson, 730 W. Grand. $15.

...Skilling’s calling for snow. Friday at 8. Headquarters Beercade, 2833 N. Sheffield (Lakeview) and 213 W. Institute (River North). Free...

...s Punch House. DJs spin afterward. Friday at 7 and 10 p.m. Punch House, 1227 W. 18th. $22 (comes with a Lagunitas or cup of Letherbee punch...

Dance the night away to funk, gospel, soul, and disco, all pulled deep from the crypt (read: very old, rare vinyl). Friday at 9:30 p.m. The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee. Free.

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Think Outside the Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween Dining and Activities

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Preview: Pianos Become the Teeth at Beat Kitchen Nov. 1

Pianos Become the Teeth play this Saturday night, Nov. 1, at Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont Ave.) This is a 17+ show and doors are at 10 with things getting started around 10:30. Gates and Frameworks both fill out the lineup. If you're into it, tickets are $12 and can be grabbed here.

19 hours ago

Silk Road Rising's The Hundred Flowers Project wilts

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19 hours ago

Edzo's Opens New Location...Inside Deuce's in Wrigleyville

...Field. Edzo's quietly took over the kitchen at Deuce's and the Diamond Club (3505 N. Clark), serving the Eater 38 shop's addictive griddled burgers and more...

21 hours ago

A Lakeview Photo Retrospective: From the Illinois Federal Writers Project, 1939

From the 1939 Guide: "The William Booth Memorial Training College, Brompton Ave. at Broadway, occupies the former Joseph E. Tilt mansion, built in 1914. One of the four colleges...

From the 1939 Guide: "Temple Sholom, Lake Shore Drive at Cornelia Ave, an impressive modern Romanesque structure of ancient-looking Lannon stone, designed by Coolidge and Hodgdon...

23 hours ago

Events coming up in film, arts, music, performance

The 4th Annual Over the Rainbow, a benefit to raise money and awareness for those who struggle with cancer in the LGBT community, will be held Nov. 12 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, 7-10 p.m.

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Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents "Women in Music"—a celebration featuring female composers, conductors and performers—at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m.

The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival will feature a talk by lesbian New York poet Eileen Myles at the foundation, 61 W. Superior St., on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.

The Mars Gallery, 1139 W. Fulton Market St., will offer an eyeful of Hollywood celebrities in the buff—including Olivia Munn, Pamela Anderson, Taraji P. Henson, Kim Basinger, Christina Applegate and Alicia Silverstone—in the exhibit "Naked Ambition: 25 Years of PETA's Sexy Celebrity Ads."

A free screening of The Homestretch—a film about three homeless Chicago teens, one of them LGBT—will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, at Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt St., at 7 p.m.

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THEATER REVIEW Parade

Book: Alfred Uhry; Score: Jason Robert Brown. At: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150 or www.bohotheatre.com; $25-$27. Runs through: Nov. 16

39 hours ago

Barlesque Strip-a-Thon benefits TPAN throughout November

...be held on Wednesday, November 5 from 7-10 pm at Charlie's Chicago at 3726 N. Broadway. All money raised through Barlesque goes directly towards TPAN's HIV/AIDS services. Last year...

39 hours ago

Spooky Architecture: Cities of the Living, Parks of the Dead

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Although the catacombs may have solved one problem in Paris during the 18th and 19th centuries, it soon became apparent that they were part of another: the cavernous tunnels that...

41 hours ago

Taco Bell launches mobile ordering app, tests catering service

Pizza Rustica (3908 N. Sheridan Rd., 773-404-8955) is hosting a free Oskar Blues Brewery beer tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. Chicago representatives of the Colorado brewery will be present to share the samples and educate guests on the selections.

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At one point there were as many as a dozen Czech restaurants in the Chicago area, most of them grouped along Cermak Road (named after a Czech-born former Chicago mayor), in Cicero and Berwyn, and along Ogden Avenue in Brookfield. I used to call the area the "dumpling corridor."

Nearly each month, Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie, 773-904-8558) has held a Ramen Battle, in which local chefs battle show off their creations. For the restaurant's seventh competition, chefs Charlie McKenna of Lillie’s Q and Lee Wolen of Boka will go head to head from 4-9 p.m. Nov. 16.

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Vendor Poll: What Issue Means Most to You?

Vendor location: Barry and Clark

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Vendor location: Sheridan and Foster, starting in November

Vendor location: Clark and Lake, Washington and Wells

43 hours ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – October 24, 2014

...Union Church in Hinsdale) and Saturday, November 8, 7:30pm (at St. Peter’s Episcopal, 621 W. Belmont) performances will benefit Care for Real! To purchase tickets and find out more about this...

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...seminar for women on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00pm at the 24th District (Auditorium), 6464 N. Clark Street. Please call the 24th District for more information at 312-744-6321. Click here for...

Marine Dr. & Margate Ter. Intersection Improvement Project All barricades should be removed and the road should be open by end of business today. Punch list items to follow.

...substances) also can be brought to the city’s Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility at 1150 N. North Branch Street...

Peirce Elementary School (1423 W. Bryn Mawr) open house is on Friday, November 21st!  Presentation starts at 8:30 am and tour of the school from 9am -10 am. For more info or to RSVP send email to: peirceopenhouse@gmail.com or Click here.

October 25 from 12-1:30pm, Chicago Friends School Garden (Thorndale and Magnolia)

10am- Gather at Peirce School Playground (1400 W. Gregory) for fun activities provided by Dream Big Performing Arts and other local artists

#2 Donate candy: bring to the Alderman’s Office (5533 N. Broadway) between Tuesday, October 14 and Friday, October 24

Halloween event for children between the ages of 0-5 years. Taking place at Edgewater Branch 6000 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60660 on October 31, 9:30-11:30am. Call 312-742-1945 for registration info or email edgewater@chipublib.org.

Registration starts at 11:30 am at Alley Cat Comics, 5304 North Clark – Rear. Costume contest winners will be announced at 4:00pm (must be present to win). Over 85 participating retailers!

Pasteur, 5525 North Broadway, will host Chefs Care for Real Thursday, November 13. 20% off all proceeds from the...

Thursday, Nov. 27, 8am, at 1420 W. Granville

...coats (all sizes needed), boots, sweaters, socks, scarves, hats and mittens at Care for Real, 5339 North Sheridan Rd., Mon.-Fri 9:00am-3:45pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm. Contact Lyle at...

6228 N. Broadway parking lot

Meet at the Swedish Museum (5211 N. Clark)

Heartland Health Center (1300 W. Devon)

1145 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago 60640 (Truman College).

Nov. 1, 6pm-10pm, 4046 W. Armitage

Ascension Dance hosts classes at Unity Lutheran, Balmoral & Magnolia

5959 N. Sheridan Rd.

Broadway Armory (5917 N. Broadway)

CMSS: History of Comedy Friday, November 7th at 7pm (1415 W. Foster) Saturday, November 8th at 2pm (2720 W. Foster)Click here for more information

CMSS: History of Comedy Friday, November 7th at 7pm (1415 W. Foster) Saturday, November 8th at 2pm (2720 W. Foster)Click here for more information

45 hours ago

The Cubs Have A Maddon 2K15 Problem

Hot stove season has begun, at least at Clark and Addison.

2 days ago

Shamblers' Ball @ Public House Theatre

...Ball, a benefit for the Comer Children's Hospital, tonight at the Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., at 7pm. There will be food, drinks and dancing in the grand tradition of old...

2 days ago

What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

No tricks, just a treat from Falafill (3202 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-525-0052). Any purchase will nab you a free piece of their baklava (well, today only it’s called “BOOklava”) for dessert.

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...The excitement takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the city’s WhirlyBall facility (1880 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-486-7777)—register for the showdown here...

...beer with a side of Chicago ghost stories on a visit to Horse Thief Hollow (10426 S. Western Ave., Beverly, 773-779-2739) with the team from History on Tap. The evening includes a...

...ton of spooky Chicago history (as well as bus transit from the Gage, located at 24 S. Michigan in the Loop, down to the brewery and back.) Pick up a $30 ticket here...

Take a trip to Alsace at Le Bouchon (1958 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown, 773-862-6600), where they’ll be serving a family-style array of the...

2 days ago

Sodikoff's Pizza Place Gets Signage; Fahlstrom's Fish Market Getting Close; More

...seafood version of Potbelly" in the former La Gondola and Joey's Brickhouse space at 1258 W. Belmont. A sign is now up proclaiming Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market and hiring is underway...

2 days ago

Menus Whet Apple Appetites

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2 days ago

CPS reverses Dyett decision

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2 days ago

Eviscerating an Old Friend

The billion-dollar transformation of venerable* Wrigley Field (1060 West Addison Street) continues, with major changes evident from the outset.  We’ve been to the Wrigley renovation...

3 days ago

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Chicago: Top 10 Bacon Burger Joints

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...Wine says make sure to try the bacon burgers at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse at 300 N. LaSalle, Chicago IL 60654. “The bacon just pops the flavor of the burger,” says Matthew Moore...

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  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    This article is recommending Hop Haus. So much for timeliness.

3 days ago

Chicago man accused of criminal HIV transmission

Chicago Tribune reported Oct. 25 that Anthony Hallam, of the 600 block of Oakdale Avenue, was charged with criminal transmission of HIV. He allegedly did not use a condom with...

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...partner and repeatedly denied that he was infected. He was arrested Oct. 23 in the 3900 block of North Ravenswood Avenue...

3 days ago

Incoming Northalsted Business Alliance ED looks ahead

According to Barrett Politan, the alliance is finalizing plans to move into new offices at Halsted and Cornelia.

3 days ago

Lakeview Residence Damaged by Fire Started by Homeless Person: Police

The fire started in the gangway between two apartment buildings in the 900 block of West Newport Avenue.

A number of suspicious fires have rattled neighbors since June, when eight cars were set ablaze in Wrigleyville. Alley debris, such as mattresses, have served as kindling. In September, a coach house in the 800 block of West Roscoe Street was badly damaged.

3 days ago

Acusan a hombre en Chicago de infectar VIH a su pareja

Hallam, quien reside en la cuadra 600 Oakdale St., fue arrestado el jueves pasado y un juez del Condado de Cook le fijó una fianza de $750,000.

3 days ago

Police Investigating Suspicious Fire In Lakeview

At the gift store Equinox at the corner of Roscoe and Broadway, Jim Marchand says people are nervous but he’s hoping the store’s location on the corner of a main street will keep the arsonist away.

4 days ago

The Toasters @ Beat Kitchen

Third wave ska legends The Toasters headline Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., tonight, with Run And Punch and Bumsy and the Moochers opening. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm. 17+

4 days ago

20x2 Chicago @ Schubas

Gapers Block presents 20x2 Chicago ! Come to Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., tonight to see 20 people from all different walks of creative life -- writers, musicians, filmmakers...

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