23 min ago

Here's what to do this weekend

...discount. Feb. 25, 8 p.m.$45, VIP $85, $40 for WBEZ members. Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., http://www.steppenwolf.org/calendar/detail.aspx?eventid=10868

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...out the lights. Through Mar. 6. $20-$30. Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd., 773-871-0442

...Feb. 11, reception 5:30 p.m., screening 6:30 p.m. $22, children $10. 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.

...mounted in 1985, and Yuri Possokhov's “RAkU.” Through Feb. 21. $32-$155. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy....

...and Kerstyne Kromer. Feb. 13, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. $25. Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.

...Williams would have approved. Through Mar. 6. $36. The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave.

...the Art Institute. Feb. 13, 14, 5-9 p.m. $85 per person. Terzo Piano 159 E. Monroe St., 312-443-8650

...Glinka, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. $49-$199. Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., 312-827-5600

...35, VIP (with express entry and two extra drink tickets) $40. Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 800 E. Grand Ave.

...various packages; I lost an hour on the website just browsing. Available now. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000

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23 min ago

There goes the Hideout on the gig poster of the week

1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago West Town/Noble Square IL 60622

    There goes the Hideout on the gig poster of the week
    Ryan Duggan SHOW: Brian Costello's Songs With Friends II on Fri 2/12 MORE INFO: ryanduggan.com Tags: gig poster, gig posters, gig poster of the week, Ryan Duggan, Brian Costello, Songs With Friends, the Hideout, Hideout, explosions, Image Milwaukee's Volunteer share the bill with locals Arriver at tonight's heavy-metal blowout.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

3 hours ago

Bow Truss Eyes 3 More Local Spots: 'Saying No to Expansion Is Impossible'

At a neighborhood meeting last week about a different project, Centrum officials declined to comment on whether they had invested in Bow Truss but confirmed the coffee shop has been tapped to operate out of the Division Street and Milwaukee Avenue developments.

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...will sell coffee on the ground floor of a six-story, 60-unit building at 1664 W. Division St., around the corner from the CTA Division Blue Line "L" station. It will also open...

...open in a 95-unit apartment building anchored by Aldi on the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Leavitt at 1749-69 N. Milwaukee Ave...

...unit apartment building anchored by Aldi on the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Leavitt at 1749-69 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Along the Bucktown/Logan Square border, a proposed 44-unit apartment building at 1920 N. Milwaukee Ave. could also see a Bow Truss in its ground floor, Tadros said.

    Bow Truss Eyes 3 More Local Spots: 'Saying No to Expansion Is Impossible'
    WICKER PARK - Bow Truss Coffee Roasters will open in two upcoming Wicker Park apartment projects and the company is hoping for a third local spot in a proposed Bucktown apartment building next to the CTA Blue Line Western "L" stop, its owner said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

3 hours ago

From Short Sale to New Record High Price in 4 Years: 2007 W. Belmont in North Center

anonny on Always Wanted to Live in River North’s Blue Building? A 2-Bedroom at 110 W. Superior

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From Short Sale to New Record High Price in 4 Years: 2007 W. Belmont in North Center

Belmont west of Ashland used to be considered very far west, but in the last few years, new construction has stretched down Belmont all the way to Western Avenue.

The Penthouse at 444 W. Belmont in East Lakeview is Back for Double the Price February 5, 2016

A Vintage East Lakeview 2/2 With Rare Garage Parking: 429 W. Aldine February 4, 2016

    From Short Sale to New Record High Price in 4 Years: 2007 W. Belmont in North Center
    This top floor 3-bedroom at 2007 W. Belmont in North Center was recently re-listed after it was briefly on the market late last summer. If it looks familiar, that's because we actually did chatter about it in 2012 when it was a short sale. See the 2012 chatter here.
    http://cribchatter.com

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Dining news: Halsted's closing; Valentine's Day options

...Cocoa + Co., 1651 N. Wells St., is offering chocolate-related items for Valentine's Day. They include lips filled with coffee...

...The Ritz Carlton Chicago's Deca restaurant, 160 E. Pearson St., is offering a special Valentine's Day menu. Deca's three-course prix fixe menu...

—ZED451, 730 N. Clark St., has happy-hour specials—and the drinks mostly cost $4.51 at 4:30-7 p.m. The drinks are Manhattans ( Mondays ), margaritas ( Tuesdays ), half off select bottles of wine ( Wednesdays ), all draft and bottled beer ( Thursdays ) and Grey Goose drinks ( Fridays ).

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...as Andersonville's Replay and Elixir—announced that it will close Halsted's Bar & Grill, 3441 N. Halsted St., on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 10 p.m. The company will introduce a new neighborhood...

...GreenRiver, 259 E. Erie, has added Pastry Chef Ji Hyun Yoon. Yoon most recently served as Executive Pastry Chef...

—Magnolia Bakery, at Block 37 at 108 N. State St., is offering various treats for Valentine's Day, including chocolate bars ( $5.25 each ), red-velvet whoopie pies ( $4 each ), heart cookies ( $6/bag ) and cupcakes ( $3.75 each ).

—ENO Wine Room, 505 N. Michigan Ave., is offering a flight of sparkling Rose wines from around the world with a choice of a paired chocolate flight ( $20 ) for Valentine's Day. Also, ENO is currently offering boxes of Sweet Margy's toffee with any purchase of sparkling wine.

—Bring your sweetheart to Revolucion Steakhouse. 3443 N. Broadway, or El Mariachi, 3420 N. Broadway, and celebrate Valentine's Day with a special three-course prix fixe menu for $45 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Also, the regular menu will be available.

—Bring your sweetheart to Revolucion Steakhouse. 3443 N. Broadway, or El Mariachi, 3420 N. Broadway, and celebrate Valentine's Day with a special three-course prix fixe menu for $45 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Also, the regular menu will be available.

...Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave., will feature a five-course Valentine's Day tasting menu for $115 per person, or...

...Earls Kitchen + Bar, 1538 N. Clybourn Ave., will feature a heart-shaped stenciled design on its Century Sour ( $10 ), a pisco-based...

...at 6:30 p.m. in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Diners seated at intimate tables arranged for two or four people enjoy a romance inspired...

...For Valentine's Day, Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St., will offer a five-course tasting menu experience highlighting seasonal ingredients with a modern twist...

—At Sable Kitchen & Bar, 505 N. State St., Chef Lawrence Letrero has crafter a five-course Valentine's Day prix fixe for $55/person, with an optional cocktail pairing for $45. ( The regular menu will be offered a la carte as well. ) See SableChicago.com .

...At 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St., Chef Luca Corazzina has created a romantic Italian prix fixe menu, "Menu di Valentino," with...

—Salero, 621 W. Randolph St., is offering Valentine's Day menu specials. They include Maine lobster, clam and calamari paella for two ( $60 ); and grill strip loin with rapini, salt-crusted potatoes and mojo sauce ( $42 ), among other dishes. See SaleroChicago.com .

...Beef & Barley Chicago & Gastropub, 3001 N. Ashland Ave., is doing a Walk of Shame brunch on Sunday, Feb. 14 ( Valentine's Day ). It...

...Chinese New Year's dinner—honoring the "Year of the Monkey"—at the Phoenix Restaurant, 2131 S. Archer Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 20. There will be cocktails and registration at 6:30 p.m...

...Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., invites people to watch the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 7...

...by Rich Labriola and Chef Chris Macchia—joins the micro food hall Labriola Chicago at 535 N. Michigan Ave. The Deep Dish Pan Pizza uses focaccia dough with no side crust, and the classic...

...Flores, a mezcal-focused bar concept in the existing bar portion of Johnny's Grill, 2545 N. Kedzie Ave. Johnny's guests will be able to eat and order food from Jordan's adjoining...

...announced his new restaurant, Giant, opening this spring in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood at 3209 W. Armitage Ave. Joining Vincent ( Nightwood ) in the kitchen is chef/partner Ben Lustbader, whose experience includes Citronelle...

    Dining news: Halsted's closing; Valentine's Day options - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    LKH Management-the group behind Lake View's Hydrate, Replay, Elixir Lounge and VII as well as Andersonville's Replay and Elixir-announced that it will close Halsted's Bar & Grill, 3441 N. Halsted St., on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 10 p.m. The company will introduce a new neighborhood-oriented food and beverage concept this spring.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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18th District Police Outdoor Roll Call

The 18th District will be conducting an outdoor roll call  at 1600 N. Vine on Wednesday, February 10th at 11 AM.  Come out to observe and show your support for our local officers.

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2523 N. Halsted

    18th District Police Outdoor Roll CallChicago's 43rd Ward | Chicago's 43rd Ward
    Alderman Michele Smith's office serves the residents of Chicago's Ward 43.
    http://ward43.org

14 hours ago

Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

1427 W. Willow St. 312-432-6575

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720 N. Wells St. 312-280-0720

1500 N. Clybourn Ave. 312-475-9661

111 N. State St. 800-329-8667

2050 W. Rascher Ave.

Luke's Lobster (134 N. LaSalle St. 312-982-2977) offers $3 microbrews, $4 cider, $25 bottles of wine and $7 glasses of wine from 4-7 p.m.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    Meet Andrew Shaw, make your own truffles for Valentine's Day and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Love Potion Chocolate & Wine The Boarding House 720 N. Wells St. 312-280-0720 Owner Alpana Singh and executive pastry chef Julia Fitting host a self-guided tasting of six wines paired with six sweets including a white and dark chocolate fondue station and dark chocolate-dipped strawberry marshmallows.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

17 hours ago

Contested Elston Bike Lanes Are Finally Here, But Divvy Station Might Leave

...Divvy station that was recently installed next to this stretch, at the southwest corner of Wabansia and Elston. The station was formerly located at Hirsch and Leavitt in Wicker Park, but it was...

...stretch, at the southwest corner of Wabansia and Elston. The station was formerly located at Hirsch and Leavitt in Wicker Park, but it was moved in November, after vandals caused more than $8...

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A dashed bike lane has been added to guide cyclists on Elston across its massive intersection with Ashland and Armitage, but it’s still a scary place to ride. Photo: John Greenfield

    Streetsblog Chicago
    It's been a long time coming, but buffered bike lanes have finally materialized on Elston between North and Webster. With this new segment, just about all of the nine-mile-long diagonal street has the lanes. Buffered lanes usually serve as a consolation prize for cyclists on streets where there isn't enough right of way, or political will, to install physically protected bike lanes.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

22 hours ago

At Fernwey Gallery, abstract quilts convey the art of the archaeological dig

"The Fish Don't Talk About the Water," Through 2/28, 11 AM-4 PM weekends or by appointment, Fernwey, 916 N. Damen, (312) 971-6773, fernwey.com, free.

    At Fernwey Gallery, abstract quilts convey the art of the archaeological dig
    click to enlarge Thick beige-and-brown colored fabrics pad the walls of Ukrainian Village storefront space Fernwey. They're not decorative-these four six-foot-tall quilts, which look more like topographic maps than bed coverings, are the abstract textile works featured in local artist Christalena Hughmanick's exhibition "The Fish Don't Talk About the Water."
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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5 Children's Plays on Our Radar for Chicago Theatre Week 2016

1016 N. Dearborn St.

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4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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.

1515 W. Berwyn Ave.

    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

  • Immortan Joe You will ride eternal, shiny and chrome!

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

  • BIGBUFF1 IRVING PARK BOSS

    Yehhhh looks so exciting!!! I am dying to see it....what a sham...

24 hours ago

City Soles' Owner Calls Eviction 'Shocking,' Hopes to Get Inventory Back

Located one block south of the Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues intersection, the 3,009-square-foot corner space at 1514 N. Milwaukee Ave. extends...

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With a "lost our lease" sign in the window, City Soles announced last month that it would be closing. The shoe shop relocated to the store at 1514 N. Milwaukee Ave. just 10 months ago, after leaving a spot at 2001 N. Damen Ave., that they'd operated out of for nearly 20 years.

With a "lost our lease" sign in the window, City Soles announced last month that it would be closing. The shoe shop relocated to the store at 1514 N. Milwaukee Ave. just 10 months ago, after leaving a spot at 2001 N. Damen Ave., that they'd operated out of for nearly 20 years.

    City Soles' Owner Calls Eviction 'Shocking,' Hopes to Get Inventory Back
    WICKER PARK - City Soles workers and shoppers left the famed "High Fidelity" storefront in Wicker Park on Monday when Cook County Sheriffs evicted the group, the first tenants in decades at the previously boarded up spot. The incident happened around 1 p.m. Monday, when two Cook County Sheriffs, their cars parked in the CTA Milwaukee No.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

27 hours ago

Always Wanted to Live in River North’s Blue Building? A 2-Bedroom at 110 W. Superior

Always Wanted to Live in River North’s Blue Building? A 2-Bedroom at 110 W. Superior

Nothing to Do But Move In: A Duplex Down at 1224 N. Dearborn in the Gold Coast February 3, 2016

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The Penthouse at 444 W. Belmont in East Lakeview is Back for Double the Price February 5, 2016

A Vintage East Lakeview 2/2 With Rare Garage Parking: 429 W. Aldine February 4, 2016

    Always Wanted to Live in River North's Blue Building? A 2-Bedroom at 110 W. Superior
    This southeast corner 2-bedroom in 110 W. Superior in River North just came on the market. Many people know this building because of its blue windows. Constructed in 2008, it has just 58 units. This unit has city views and brand new hardwood floors throughout.
    http://cribchatter.com

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