10 hours ago

20 ways to celebrate inauguration weekend in Chicago, whether you're pro-Trump or protesting

DuPage Duplorables is hosting the Chicagoland Inauguration Deplorrr-A-Ball at Diplomat West Banquets, 681 W. North Ave. in Elmhurst Friday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include a buffet...

The Second City continues its run of "Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno," a comedy show at E.t.c.'s 41st revue, 1608 N. Wells St. Shows run on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24.

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Tavern on Little Fort, 4128 N. Lincoln Ave. will show inauguration coverage.

LYFE Kitchen, 419 N. Clark, will extend their happy hour on Inauguration Day for "Live the Social LYFE" with 12 oz beers ($4), all flatbreads including the Margherita, BBQ Chicken and Roasted Mushroom & Goat Cheese ($5) and $6 wine pours.

Commonwealth, 2000 W. Roscoe St., will open at 11am to broadcast the inauguration and will offer half-price appetizers from 3 to 6 p.m. Plus: $6 Moscow Mules.

Rogers Park Social, 6930 N. Glenwood Ave., will open early at 11 a.m. Friday for people looking to get an early drink in an inauguration-free zone. It will not televise any coverage. "We're totally avoiding all things political this weekend," says owner Erik Archambeault.

Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St., opens at 11 a.m. Friday and will not be showing the inauguration.

Replay, 5358 N. Clark St., opens at 11:30 a.m. Friday and will offer $9 White Russians with a thin orange skin as part of its "Make America Drink Again" campaign. No inauguration TV here, either.

Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St., has declared itself a "Trump-free zone" Friday and will donate 10 percent of Inauguration Day proceeds to Planned Parenthood. "Those who've had their fill of political rancor can come in and avoid it," says Michael Roper, co-owner.

...Washington D.C. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with a rally at Columbus and Jackson Drive followed by the march step-off at 11:30 a.m. The route will proceed...

Comedy collective Simmer Brown kicks off "The Countdown to Impeachment" on Saturday with a stand-up comedy show at 7:30 p.m. at Bughouse Theater, 1910 W. Irving Park Road. Tickets start at $10.

Artists Against Hate will showcase Chicago circus performers, musicians, dancers, magicians and visual artists on Friday at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $19.

The Yoga Shop, 3880 N. Milwaukee Ave., is holding a Chill Fest on Saturday from 3 to 8:30 p.m., offering a series of yoga, massage and meditation workshops. Classes can be purchased a la carte or as a package for $75.

Ahimsa Yoga in Oak Park, 441 South Blvd., is offering a three-hour Yoga RX for anxiety and depression class for $50 Saturday...

Sidetrack the Video Bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., will host a "Love is Love" party Friday, with happy-hour showtunes and cocktails from 5 to 9 p.m. followed by a dance party featuring drag performances from DiDa Ritz & the Vixen. Doors open at 3 p.m. No cover.

Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., will host "Just in Time for Love Part 2," a variety show, on Saturday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Performances include Kopano, Syd Shaw, Omar Apollo and DJ Bonita AppleBlunt. Tickets are $7.

Links Taproom, 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting a "Don't Think Sour, Drink Sour" beer tapping event with food specials...

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2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Home Is Where the Former Church (or Firehouse) Is

924 N. Clark St.

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2900 W. Shakespeare Ave.:Many of the units in the 109-year-old former Lutheran church feature exposed original brick. Photo: Chuck Gullet

1239 N. Wood St.

3921 N. Ravenswood Ave.

    Home Is Where the Former Church (or Firehouse) Is
    Published today at 12:16 p.m. Developers have never shied away from turning the remnants of Chicago's past into residences-see the omnipresent warehouse-turned-loft projects across the city. Conversion treatments are now being found where they are less expected: A former Jewish orphanage in Wicker Park is now a single-family home.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    even though i'd know it was a house and no longer a consecrated church ... i can't help but think that i'd forever be genuflecting upon entering and looking for the holy water font ...

    ... with sr. lucia lurking somewhere, waiting to whack me in the head with a missal for goofing off in church!

  • Makeithappen myth buster

    For those of us who don't believe in the occult or have imaginary spirit issues, churches are just buildings, many with unique architecture. Although their original purpose has faded, many of the buildings are quite ornate and beautiful. It is better to reuse them than to see them torn down. It also gets them back on the tax rolls!

15 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

12 'safe spaces' where you can avoid Trump inauguration talk

The Second City continues its run of "Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno," a comedy show at e.t.c.'s 41st revue, 1608 N. Wells St. Shows run on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24.

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Rogers Park Social, 6930 N. Glenwood Ave., will open early at 11 a.m. Friday for people looking to get an early drink in an inauguration-free zone. They will not televise any coverage. "We're totally avoiding all things political this weekend," says Erik Archambeault, the owner.

Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St., opens at 11 a.m. Friday and will not be showing the inauguration.

Replay, 5358 N. Clark St., opens at 11:30 a.m. Friday and will offer $9 White Russians with a thin orange skin as part of its "Make America Drink Again" campaign. No inauguration TV here, either.

Links Taproom, 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting a "Don't Think Sour, Drink Sour," beer tapping event with food specials...

Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St., has declared itself a "Trump-free zone" Friday and will donate 10 percent of Inauguration Day proceeds to Planned Parenthood. "Those who've had their fill of political rancor can come in and avoid it," says Michael Roper, co-owner.

The comedy collective Simmer Brown kicks off "The Countdown to Impeachment" on Saturday with a stand-up comedy show at 7:30 p.m. at Bughouse Theater, 1910 W. Irving Park Road. Tickets start at $10.

Artists Against Hate will showcase Chicago circus performers, musicians, dancers, magicians and visual artists on Friday at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $19.

The Yoga Shop, 3880 N. Milwaukee Ave., is holding a Chill Fest on Saturday from 3-8:30 p.m., offering a series of yoga, massage and meditation workshops. Classes can be purchased a la carte or as a package for $75.

Sidetrack The Video Bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., will host a "Love is Love" party Friday, with happy hour show tunes and cocktails from 5-9 p.m. followed by a dance party featuring drag Performances from DiDa Ritz & The Vixen. Doors open at 3 p.m. No cover.

Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., will host "Just in Time for Love Part 2," a variety show, on Saturday from 6-8:30 p.m. Performances include Kopano, Syd Shaw, Omar Apollo and DJ Bonita AppleBlunt. Tickets are $7.

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  • hopleaf is a "trump free zone"

    good.......I'll remember that.

  • CJC Homeowner since 2000

    Love the whole "Artists Against Hate" thing. Are these the same artists who berated Pence in front of his wife and children during the Hamilton show in November? Anyway, this is a good list of businesses who I will avoid the next 4 years.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Best Places To Learn Something New This Year

Located at 60 W. Walton St.

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Located at 1740 W. Webster Ave.

Located at 3324 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Located at 1400 W. 46th St.

Located at 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Located at 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Located at 1821 W. Hubbard St.

Located at 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Located at 1012 W. Randolph St.

iO is located at 1501 N. Kingsbury St.

Located at 1250 N. Central Park Ave.

Located at 6306 North Broadway.

Located at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. and 909 W. Armitage Ave.

Located at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. and 909 W. Armitage Ave.

Located at 2459 W. Division St.

Located at 745 N. Damen Ave.

    Best Places To Learn Something New This Year
    It's never too late to try something new, right? Well, that's the premise behind the gamut of adult education classes available around the city. And that's why we've rounded up a list of some of our favorite places to try new things around Chicago.
    http://chicagoist.com

  • Try Big City Swing for fun on a "first Friday" each month. East/West Coast Swing are among my personal dances and the music is terrific. It's a fun evening and people are friendly. Go alone or take a friend. And, you'll see some terrific dancers who "jive" like they're from the 1940's-50's. I just grin and watch them (no jive anymore for me with cartilage worn out!)

19 hours ago

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Installation Of Four (4) 700 FPM, 5-1/2" Cable, 2:1, Oil Buffer Elevators;#1 & #2 3000lb.cap, 37-Floors, 35-Openings. #3 3000lb.cap, 38-Floors, 9-Opennings. #4 4500lb.cap, 39-Floors, 37-Openings. Pursuant To The Plans Submitted.

    9 W. Walton St. Issued January 18, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Installation Of A Temporary Dual Hoist Two (2) 8000lb.cap. Personnel Hoists. Pursuant To the Plans Submitted For ELEVATOR PERMIT.

    1140 N. Wells St. Issued January 18, 2017 Comment

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2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Upcoming Gold Coast rental tower shows off its amenities with new website, renderings

...Sinclair apartment development is steadily approaching its 35-story final height at the corner of Clark and Division in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. While tenant move-in is still many months away...

...SCB for developer Fifield Cos., the $200 million project replaces a rundown Jewel supermarket at 1210 N. Clark Street with a new and expanded 55,000-square-foot flagship store, a new parking garage...

    Upcoming Gold Coast rental tower previewed in new renderings
    While tenant move-in at 'The Sinclar' is still many months away, marketing efforts for the new 35 story rental tower are moving into high gear. Here's a peek at what renters can expect.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

  • I love these artist's renderings of the Sinclair that either ignore the current view of the Mark Twain Hotel building across the street or, better yet, depict that block as an empty space which would of course be a dream come true.

33 hours ago

The 10 most expensive Chicago homes for sale right now

1516 N. Lake Shore Drive

1336 N. State Parkway

924 N. Clark Street

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1932 N. Burling Street

    The 10 most expensive Chicago homes for sale right now
    The ten most expensive homes on the market in Chicago right now are all priced at $10M or higher.
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43 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATIONS FOR INSOMNIA COOKIES

    1344 N. Wells St. Issued January 17, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT; INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING ONE STORY BUILDING FOR NEW EYE DOCTOR'S OFFICE TO INCLUDE NEW PROCEDURE ROOM, EXAM ROOMS, WAITING AND RECEPTION AREAS. SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDES NEW MECHANICAL SYSTEMS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, INTERIOR PARTITIONS AND FINISHES. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. CURRENT USE: EXIST. BANK PROPOSED USE: OFFICE

    145 W. North Ave. Issued January 17, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    UPGRADE EXISTING PANEL TO NEW PANEL IN UNIT AND MOVE OUTLET IN KITCHEN. FOR WORK IN UNIT #33C, UNIT OWNER JAMES MALHOTRA.

    1030 N. State St. Issued January 17, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    UNIT# 17AN REWORK EXISTING SWITCHES AND OUTLETS AND INSTALL NEW LIGHT FIXTURES AT MASTER BATH.

    1212 N. Lake Shore Dr. Issued January 17, 2017 Comment

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Student group meets with the head of CPD

Youth for Black Lives organized the meeting to take place at Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells St., on Tuesday. According to Lewis, on Friday, Jan. 13, Payton was contacted by CPS and was told that the meeting could not be held there. Johnson also backed out of the event, Lewis said.

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A group of Chicago Public School (CPS) teens met with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Tuesday night, Jan. 17, at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

...are both students at Jones College Prep, and Wint, who attends Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., led a massive peaceful protest in downtown Chicago last summer in response to the killings...

    Student group meets with the head of CPD
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A group of Chicago Public School (CPS) teens met with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Tuesday night, Jan. 17, at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. The conversation with Johnson was centered on police shootings, reform, and officer accountability.
    http://hpherald.com

2 days ago

Patriots Day soft-pedals the citywide lockdown that followed the Boston Marathon bombing

1500 North Clybourn Avenue

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150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

100 N. State

6746 N. Sheridan Rd.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

1715 Maple Ave.

600 N. Michigan

322 E. Illinois St.

2600 N. Western Ave.

    Patriots Day soft-pedals the citywide lockdown that followed the Boston Marathon bombing
    P atriots Day, Peter Berg's new drama about the Boston Marathon bombing, arrives in theaters less than four years after the attack, which left three people dead and hundreds more wounded.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

Forget Trump—Second City E.T.C. reminds us of the ‘humor in humanity’

230 W. North, second floor

    Forget Trump-Second City E.T.C. reminds us of the 'humor in humanity'
    In the weeks and now days leading up to the inauguration, it seems like the jokes about Trump and the current state of our political climate are basically writing themselves. Between rumors of golden showers and the president-elect's meeting with Steve Harvey, it sometimes feels as if we're all living in one long political sketch.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

Where to go this week, what to plan for later

...free tour at 1:15 on Jan. 21. Jan. 20-April 15. Free. Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.

...but possibly transcendent strangeness. Jan. 20-Feb. 4. 7 p.m. $12-$15. Graham Foundation, 4 W. Burton Place...

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...of akin exhibits at three University of Chicago institutions: "Fantastic Architecture" at the Neubauer Collegium (5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.); "Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book" at the Special Collections Research Center (1100 E. 57th St.); and...

...Collegium (5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.); "Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book" at the Special Collections Research Center (1100 E. 57th St.); and "Vostell Concrete 1969-1973" at the Smart Museum (5550 S. Greenwood Ave.). The three...

...Research Center (1100 E. 57th St.); and "Vostell Concrete 1969-1973" at the Smart Museum (5550 S. Greenwood Ave.). The three brothers-german interrogate the Fluxus concept generally and artist Wolf Vostell particularly. Although...

...Artist runs Jan. 20-June 4. Free. Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.

...for another try on Feb. 25. Jan. 21. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Drive...

...North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Jan. 23: Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.

...the CSO's Feb. 3 return. Jan. 21. 8 p.m. $27-$195. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

...original 2008 cast. Jan. 20-Feb. 19. $28-$36. The Hypocrites at the Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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2 days ago

WINTER THEATER SPECIAL World and local premieres abound

Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, Second City e.t.c., 1608 N. Wells St. You can bet that this 41st revue will feature some material about the new divisive president elect. ( in an open run; SecondCity.com . )

The Nether, A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St. Jennifer Haley's drama focuses on a young detective who exposes a disturbing brand of entertainment. The script is the winner of the 2011-12 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. ( Jan. 26-March 12; ARedOrchidTheatre.org )

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Psychonaut Librarians, The New Colony at Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Playwright Sean Kelly imagines what flights of fancy librarians get up to late at night in this new fantasy-filled comedy. ( now to Feb. 12; TheNewColony.org )

...the Theater and Its Double and Jim Lehrer's Double, Theater Oobleck at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Mickle Maher has devised a sequel to his 2007 hit The Strangerer, this time delving...

By Association, MPAACT at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. An immigrant teenager and his African-American friend become suspects in a terrorist attack on Chicago in Shepsu Aakhu's new drama. ( now to Feb. 26; MPAACT.opg )

Hobo King, Congo Square Theatre at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Javon Johnson's new plays takes its inspiration from a true event of a homeless man who slain by city police and the subsequent fallout in the homeless community. ( Jan. 27-March 5; CongoSquareTheatre.org )

The Book of Joseph, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave. Karen Hartman ( Roz and Ray ) create a new drama based upon the life of Joseph A. Hollander and his Jewish relatives who might have collaborated with the Nazis. ( Jan. 29-March 5; ChicagoShakes.com . )

Monster, Steppenwolf for Young Audiences, 1650 N. Halsted St. Aaron Carter adapts Walter Dean Myers' novel about a 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker in juvenile detention. ( Feb. 15-March 9; Steppenwolf.org )

The Invention of Morel, Chicago Opera Theater at Studebaker Theatre, 410 S. Michigan Ave. Stewart Copeland's co-world premiere with Long Beach Opera is a sci-fi story of a man stuck on a lonely island. ( Feb. 18-26; ChicagoOperaTheater.org )

King of the Yees, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Lauren Yee's family drama concerns the conflicts between a pillar of San Francisco's Chinese-American community and his reluctant daughter in this co-production with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. ( March—April 30; GoodmanTheatre.org )

The Tall Girls, Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Meg Miroshnik's Depression-era drama focuses on a pioneering women's basketball team in the Midwest. ( now to Feb. 25; SGTheatre.org )

Winter, Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N. Ridge Ave. Utah-based playwright Julie Jensen explores the conflict between an aging mother who is losing her faculties and her grown children who have other ideas about her wellbeing. ( now to Feb. 11; RivendellTheatre.org )

The Adventures of Robin Hood, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. Non-traditional casting comes into play for Oliver Emanuel's stage adaptation of the famed legend of the Englishman who robbed the rich to feed the poor. ( now to March 19; FilamentTheatre.org )

Earthquakes in London, Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn Ave. Mike Bartlett's drama focuses on a climate scientist and his three estranged daughters when an environmental disaster befalls England. ( Jan. 21-March 4; SteepTheatre.com . )

The Assembled Parties, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Richard Greenberg's 2013 Broadway drama follows the Bascov family in 1980 and in 2000 where planned-for ambitions go awry. ( Jan. 25-March 25; RavenTheatre.com . )

The Bodyguard, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St. Deborah Cox stars in a touring production of the London stage adaptation of the hit Whitney Houston film musical. ( Jan. 31 to Feb. 12; BroadwayInChicago.com . )

The Scottsboro Boys, Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Kander and Ebb's critically acclaimed 2010 Broadway "minstrel" musical exploring the lives of African-American teenagers who were wrongfully accused of rape in the 1930s. ( Feb. 3 -March 12 )

Aladdin, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St. Broadway star Adam Jacobs launches the North American tour of the hit stage adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated blockbuster. ( April 11—July 2; BroadwayInChicago.com . )

    WINTER THEATER SPECIAL World and local premieres abound - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - WINTER THEATER SPECIAL World and local premieres abound There are plenty of offerings this winter for theater lovers who prize new-to-Chicago and never-seen-before works. Here's a sampling of world and local premieres to watch out for. All shows in Chicago unless otherwise noted.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

2 days ago

Forum on LGBTQ bars on Jan. 26

The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. The panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a reception at 5:30 p.m.

    Forum on LGBTQ bars on Jan. 26 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Out at CHM-the Chicago History Museum's annual three-event series exploring LGBTQ issues-is launching its 14th year of programming with Our Bars: Community, Safety, Violence, Sex, and Activism, an exploration of the movement that developed from LGBTQ bars and clubs. The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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