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The First Time @ Martyrs'

...the latest edition of its literary series The First Time tonight at 8pm at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. The theme this time is "first move," and includes Doug Sohn of Hot Doug's...

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Things to do tonight

Martyrs' 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-404-9494

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Compass Bar 433 W. Diversey Parkway 773-248-3230

The Underground 56 W. Illinois St. 312-644-7600

Piece Brewery and Pizzeria 1927 W. North Ave. 773-772-4422

Timothy O'Toole's 622 N. Fairbanks Court 312-642-0700

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Mysterious Roll-off Dumpsters Appearance at Wilson & Paulina.

I thought perhaps the dumpster that showed up around 10:00 p.m. last Wednesday at Wilson & Paulina was related to giving the streets a good cleaning after the past winter. Later I noticed that there was also one parked kitty-corner. This morning I woke up to find that now there are two side-by-side on the SE corner. Anyone know the purpose of these? I live in the building that they're parked in front of and there is no construction taking place here.

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The 10 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago, 2014 Edition

Nestled next to the bustling intersection of Montrose and Damen, Fountainhead is a perfectly fine place to grab a meal and drink during any season...

Fountainhead is located at 1970 W. Montrose Ave.

Gene's Sausage Shop & Delicatessen is located at 4750 N. Lincoln Ave.

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Little Goat Diner is located at 820 W. Randolph St.

Homestead On The Roof is located above Roots at 1924 W. Chicago Ave.

Terzo Piano is located at 159 E. Monroe St.

drumBar is located at 201 E Delaware Place

Shanghai Terrace is located at 108 E. Superior St.

ROOF on the Wit is located at the Wit Hotel, 201 N. State St., 27th Floor.

IO Urban Roofscape is located at 127 W Huron St.

Vertigo Sky Lounge is located at the Dana Hotel, 660 N. State St.

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Five Things to Do in Chicago This Week

4/17 at 8. $33–$35. Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln. oldtownschool.org

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Through 4/20. $20–$45. Steppenwolf Garage Theatre, 1624 N Halsted. steppenwolf.org

4/19 at 8. $90.75. Arie Crown Theater, 2301 Lakeshore. ticketmaster.com

4/17–4/22. $31–$217. Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan. cso.org

4/19 at 3. Free. Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1120 N Ashland. corbettvsdempsey.com

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Rendering Revealed: Work On New Uptown Condo Development Site Starting Same Week It Was Announced

...given a first look at a rather large development planned for a vacant site near Clark and Lawrence. The project was recently announced by Alderman Pawar via Facebook, and earlier today, Uptown Update...

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Condos Coming to Clark and Lawrence Aim to 'Tap into the Middle Class'

UPTOWN — The long-vacant lots at Clark Street and Lawrence Avenue soon will be home to four commercial properties and 19 "elaborate" condos with private yards and parking.

He credited the new Mariano's, at 1800 W. Lawrence Ave., and the "great things happening at McPherson" with attracting the development.

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Candea called the condos, at 4800 and 4806 N. Clark St., "the most elaborate units we've ever designed."

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Sofas!

Hi there. I have a few pieces of furniture to get rid of pronto - seriously, if you can come pick them up, you can have them for FREE. That's right, FREE. Good condition sofas - we just need to make room for a baby, so goodbye spare room, hello nursery. Non-smoking, but cat home. Must pick up.

The first is a black, IKEA ektorp sofabed - it's a few years old, but in really good shape - we've used...

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Hi there. I have a few pieces of furniture to get rid of pronto - seriously, if you can come pick them up, you can have them for FREE. That's right, FREE. Good condition sofas - we just need to make room for a baby, so goodbye spare room, hello nursery. Non-smoking, but cat home. Must pick up.

The first is a black, IKEA ektorp sofabed - it's a few years old, but in really good shape - we've used in a spare room for the occasional out-of-towners. IKEA no longer carries the sofa, but I've found replacement covers online elsewhere, if black isn't your thing. The cover is easily removed to be washed. There are some minor nicks where the cat got a hold of it, along the back. This guy is heavy. And we can throw is the squishy, foam mattress topper we use with it to make it more comfortable.

The second is a set of dark brown, corduroy-ish apartment sized sofa/loveseat and oversized arm chair. Two years old - the sofa is in good shape - some minor wear, we would keep, but we came into a different living room set. The chair, on the other hand, has a rip along the back where the pillow meets the frame - I believe it's easily repaired - I'm just lazy - so we've just thrown a blanket over it. And woah - get this, it comes with THREE pillows.

I can't get both pictures to load, so let me know if I can send one to you or if you have other questions.

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Ravenswood store clerk attacked, robbed at gunpoint

At approximately 9:34 p.m., two gunmen robbed a clerk at Windy City Liquors, 4959 North Damen Avenue, near Damen and Argyle, said police.

At approximately 9:34 p.m., two gunmen robbed a clerk at Windy City Liquors, 4959 North Damen Avenue, near Damen and Argyle, said police.

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Record Store Day 2014: Where to Go in Chicago

Laurie's Planet of Sound - 4639 N. Lincoln Ave. - 773-271-3569 - @lauriespos Aside from the usual (many RSD exclusive releases, opening at 9am...

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Beverly Records - 11612 S. Western Ave. - 773-779-0066 - @BeverlyRecords

Bucket O' Blood Books and Records - 2307 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773-715-5901 Bucket O' Blood will open early on Record Store Day — 10am — and will serve free coffee and donuts! Live acoustic sets all day long (artists TBD).

Dave's Records - 2604 N. Clark St. - 773-929-6325 - @davesrecordschi or see Facebook Dave's opens at 11am on Saturday, in...

Dusty Groove Records - 1120 N. Ashland Ave. - 773-342-5800 - @DustyGroove

Gramaphone Records - 2843 N. Clark St. - 773-472-3683 @gramaphonechi Gramaphone plans a RSD release party from 11am-8pm with many...

Groovin' High - 1047 W. Belmont Ave. - 773-476-6846

Hyde Park Records - 1377 E. 53rd St. - 773-288-6588 - @hydprkrcrds

Jazz Record Mart - 27 E. Illinois Ave. - 312-222-1467

KStarke Records - 1109 N. Western Ave - 773-772-4880 - @Kstarke_Records KStarke will host a plethora of DJs, plus food, drinks, and general music friendliness from 10am-9pm. Details.

Permanent Records - 1914 W. Chicago Ave. - 773-278-1744 - @PermanentRex Permanent's Chicago store once again opens at 7am on Saturday,Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 19th! All titles are one per customer and first come first served. And Dark Matter will be providing free coffee!

Raffe's Record Riot - 4350 N. Cicero - 773-725-1327

Wicker Park location - 1532 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 773-235-3727 3pm Circuit Des Yeux 4pm Dance Mania DJs (Parrish Mitchell & Jammin' Gerald)

Lakeview location - 3126 N. Broadway - 773-404-5080

Loop location - 26 E. Madison - 312-795-0878

Record Breakers (above Reggie's Rock Club) - 2109 S. State St. - 312-949-0125 - @reggieslive

saki - 3716 W. Fullerton Ave. - 773-486-3997 - @sakistore

Shake, Rattle & Read - 4812 N. Broadway Ave. - 773-334-5311

...Group are once again doing a pop-up shop at Logan Square's Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.) from 9am-5pm on Saturday. They'll have the whole Numero catalog in stock as...

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WINDY CITY TIMES WEDDING GUIDE Business Listings

1800 W. Cuyler Ave.

4001 N. Wolcott

4518 N. Lincoln Ave.

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4866 N. Clark St.

7421 N. Sheridan Rd.

1212 W. Carmen Ave.

3216-3224 W. North Ave.

3312 N. Broadway St.

1229 N. North Branch St.

108 W. Germania Pl.

150 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago 312-368-8266

5555 N. Sheridan Rd., Arcade Level

2915 N. Clybourn Ave.,

1344 N. Wells St.

9911 S. Walden Pkwy.

1928 W. Fulton St.

3524 N. Halsted St.

55 E. Washington St., #801

1425 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago

5 S. Wabash Ave., Rm. 1703A

5405 N. Clark St.

161 N. Clark St.,

150 N. Michigan Ave.,

33 N. Dearborn St., Suite 800

1545 W. Morse Ave., Chicago

1601 N. Clark St.

1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago 312-229-5989

25 E. Ohio St.

505 N. Michigan Ave.

1900 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago

516 N. Clark St.

1139 W. Fulton Market

1328 W. Morse Ave.

3322 S. Morgan St.

3359 N. Halsted St.

1512 W. Berwyn Ave.

3349 N. Halsted St.

21 E. Bellevue Pl.

Make your wedding dreams come true at Unity Lutheran Church, Balmoral and Broadway, Edgewater. Same-gender and opposite-gender weddings. Multicultural, LGBTQ friendly, community involved congregation. Pastor Fred Kinsey; Associate Pastor John Roberts.

201 N. State Street

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Record Store Day 2014 at a glance

...of the Mountain Goats, among others (beginning at 12:30 PM). 9 AM-10 PM, 4639 N. Lincoln, 773-271-3569, lauriesplanetofsound.com...

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Beverly Records Twenty percent off all used vinyl, plus free drinks, snacks, and karaoke. 8 AM-6 PM, 11612 S. Western, 773-779-0066, beverlyrecords.com.

...Empire Records soundtrack cover band, and others. DJ Marvelous Hagler spins. 8 AM-9 PM, 3156 W. Diversey, 773-654-3915, facebook.com/bricabracrecords...

Bucket o' Blood Books and Records The shop opens earlier than usual, with free coffee and doughnuts, and hosts acoustic sets from local musicians to be announced. 10 AM-8 PM, 2307 N. Milwaukee, 312-890-3860, bucketoblood.com.

Dave's Records Free candy and Molly's Cupcakes, raffles, 50 percent off all T-shirts, and $1 78s. 11 AM-8 PM, 2604 N. Clark, 773-929-6325, davesrecordschicago.com.

...100 customers, giveaways, raffles, and a magic show in the afternoon. 8 AM-9 PM, 1120 N. Ashland, 773-342-5800, dustygroove.com...

Gramaphone Records In-store DJ sets by Chicago Skyway, Chicagodeep, Taelue, Dave Cook, and DJ Mar. New local releases are 10 percent off on vinyl, and every $15 purchase gets a free Gramaphone tote bag. 11 AM-8:30 PM, 2843 N. Clark, 773-472-3683, gramaphonerecords.com.

Groovin' High Nobody at the shop could be reached for details, but Groovin' High has participated in Record Store Day in the past, so it seems likely that it's doing something special this year too. 1047 W Belmont, 773-476-6846.

...a Soul Train-style dance line in front of the shop. 11 AM-9 PM, 1377 E. 53rd, 773-288-6588, hydeparkrecords.net...

Jazz Record Mart In-store performance by the Nick Mazarella Trio at noon. 10 AM-8 PM, 27 E. Illinois, 312-222-1467, jazzmart.com.

Logan Hardware Hours and special promotions to be announced. 2532 W. Fullerton, 773-235-5030, logan-hardware.com.

Numero Group Pop-up Shop This RSD-only shop will sell thousands of records, CDs, videos, cassettes, books, magazines, and "all other manners of miscellaneous debris" from the Numero offices. 9 AM-5 PM, Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee, numerogroup.wordpress.com.

Permanent Records Free Dark Matter coffee all day, plus in-store performances by Unmanned Ship, Quicksails, and either Mines or MT Coast (beginning at 3 PM). 7 AM-9 PM (or so), 1914 W. Chicago, 773-278-1744, permanentrecordschicago.com.

Reckless Records on Broadway In-store "convocation" by Papa Emeritus of Ghost B.C. in his civilian guise (1 PM), plus performances by Lord Mantis (3 PM) and Videobug (4 PM). 10 AM-10 PM, 3126 N. Broadway, 773-404-5080, reckless.com.

Reckless Records on Milwaukee In-store performances by Circuit des Yeux (3 PM), Dance Mania DJs Parris Mitchell and Jammin' Gerald (4 PM), and Kim and Kelly Deal with Morgan Nagler (followed by a signing session).10 AM-10 PM, 1532 N. Milwaukee, 773-235-3727, reckless.com.

Record Breakers Free hot dogs and soda, 50 percent off CDs, and in-store performances by Mike Golden and friends, the Wild Family, Valentiger, Brontosaurus, the New Diet, and Magicks (beginning at 10 AM). 8 AM-11 PM, 2105 S. State, 312-949-0125, reggieslive.com.

Saki In-store performances by Wedding Dress, Minor Characters, Landmarks, Meat Wave, Negative Scanner, and Their/They're/There (beginning at 1 PM). 9 AM-8 PM, 3716 W. Fullerton, 773-486-3997, sakistore.blogspot.com.

Shake Rattle & Read Twenty-five percent off new and used music, silk-screen poster giveaways. Noon-6 PM (or so), 4812 N. Broadway, 773-334-5311, facebook.com​/pages​/Shake-Rattle-Read​/443326455216

Village Records Sales on all stock, including 25 percent off used vinyl. Noon-8 PM, 2010 W. Roscoe, 773-549-7868, facebook.com​/pages​/Village-Records-Chicago​/313803071964981.

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Eggstravaganza at Chase

Sat, Apr 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hippity Hop: join the bunny fun at Chase Park!
At this family-friendly event, enjoy an Easter egg hunt, face painting, arts & crafts, music, and meet the bunny. Ideal for ages 10 & under. Co-sponsored by the Chase Park Advisory Council.

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  • Family Book Club

    Sulzer Regional Branch (4455 N. Lincoln Avenue) April 30, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Family Book Discussion

    Sulzer Regional Branch (4455 N. Lincoln Avenue) April 30, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.

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