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Local theater companies craft shows to thrill

Where: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 404-7336 or kisskisscabaret.com

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Where: The Chicago Mammals at Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, (800) 838-3006 or chicagomammals.com

Where: The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, (773) 283-7071, thegifttheatre.org

Where: Hell in a Handbag Productions at Berger Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, (800) 838-3006 or handbagproductions.org

Where: Pegasus Theatre Company at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, (773) 878-8864 or pegasusplayers.org

Where: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org

Where: Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, (773) 327-5252 or musicalofthelivingdead.com

Where: ColorBox Theatre at Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago, (312) 988-9000 or theroyalgeorgetheatre.com

Where: Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., Chicago, (800) 650-6449 or publichousetheatre.com

Where: Corn Productions at Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 650-1331 or cornservatory.org

Where: Silent Theatre Company at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, silenttheatre.com

Where: Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com

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Petition signatures

I need help getting some petitions signatures for an alderman candidate.

Please let me know if you can help and/or sign it. You can only sign one petition and must be registered to vote in the 43rd ward.

Thanks

  • My volunteer just sent me the link to this post so I've decided to take over the feed. I'm Steven McClellan and I'm collecting signatures to get on the ballot for 43rd ward alderman.

    If you have any questions, feel free to email me anytime at steven.mcclellan@gmail.com.

  • Perhaps you should counsel your volunteer about posting on your behalf without disclaiming they are doing so.

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Lola Bastille tonight at Laudi Vidni

I organize a little reception for my friend Elisabeth Berthon, a French designer who will present her brand Lola Bastille for the first time in the US.
A one-of-a-kind opportunity to discover high-end artisanal felt and shop her exclusive handmade line for women, men and girls. A distinctive and unique style, seamless elegant and comfortable clothes which highlight color blending and natural fibers.
Laudi Vidni, the custom leather handbags design studio is generously hosting the event and it's another good reason to come and check their gorgeous bags and leather samples.

  • After a very nice reception yesterday my friend's creations will stay on display at Laudi Vidni during the weekend. She is herself on site today, which is a real bonus because she can tell you all about the materials and different type of wool and techniques she used for each...

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    After a very nice reception yesterday my friend's creations will stay on display at Laudi Vidni during the weekend. She is herself on site today, which is a real bonus because she can tell you all about the materials and different type of wool and techniques she used for each piece.

    I already loved her work from the pictures and a couple of clothes I had seen on her in the past. After yesterday's experience, hearing such a positive feedback from our guests, trying on some clothes myself, seeing how beautiful they all looked on people so different by size, style, age, gender, etc., I can truly say today that it is a must-see. Unique, artistic, beautiful, but also easy to wear, warm and comfy!

    In addition to that, Laudi Vidni staff who welcomed us is so sweet and their custom leather handbags are beautiful too, so stop by this weekend, have a mimosa and enjoy!

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Best Auto Repair Shop

I just wanted to let everyone know how much I like my auto repair place. Yes, that's right, a compliment, not a complaint. I started visiting Accurate Imports about 20 years ago. Rudy and Robert, two German guys, ran the place at Lincoln and Wrightwood. Several years ago when R&R retired, the workers, Oscar and his team, took over the business. It's now at 4329 W. Addison, a bit beyond Lincoln Park but well worth the drive. They do excellent work, are incredibly honest and have reasonable rates. Today I needed them to pull a screw out of my tire, insert a plug and add air. Total bill - $0.00!! I love these guys.

  • Bob

    Did they place a "plug" through the tire or did they glue a "patch" over the hole from the inside? The proper repair would have been a patch. If they put in a plug, they damaged your tire. A patch would be safer.

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The Best Sales and Shopping Events This Week

Lincoln Park’s newest boutique, Elle Val (2320 N. Clark St.) is now open to the public and offering new customers 10 percent off their purchase. Stop by for brands like Haute Hippie, Lovers and Friends, and more.

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...bar involved. Tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m., stop by the Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington St.) for the kickoff of the beloved bazaar’s fall fashion season. A $20 advance ticket...

Concerned about your carbon footprint? Enroll in Saturday’s upcycle workshop at Levelz Style Lounge (1452 N. Milwaukee Ave.), where you’ll learn how to turn your old clothes into new wares by combining, reconstructing, and otherwise reinventing them. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; $30.

Hubba Hubba (2040 W. Roscoe St.) is turning 26, so stop by their birthday party this evening for drinks, snacks, and $25 off your purchase of $100 or more.

Give your pad a fall makeover with a little help from STITCH (1937 N. Damen Ave.), where you’ll find furniture from Gus* Modern and Missoni Home on sale for 15 to 25 percent off until October 26.

Raise your glass to Chicago’s status as a sweatshop-free city at Greenheart Shop’s (1714 N. Wells St.) Fair Trade Mixer and Sweatfree Celebration, tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate with light appetizers, local beer, and fair trade wine as you browse Greenheart’s equally sweatshop-free clothing.

...Ann Chikahisa is leaving Chicago for Seattle, but not before one last hurrah at Virtu (2035 N. Damen Ave.). Tomorrow (5 to 8 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m...

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Upscale Retro 60's/70's Black Tie/Masquerade Halloween Party @The Pump Room

This is listed here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/

What are you doing for Halloween Weekend?

Here is something classy. Plus you get to meet many professionals in their late 20's,thirties and 40's who are interested in meeting other people and expanding their friendships.

This will be at The Pump Room's Lounge called the Library and the adjecent room with the plush couches that people like to sit on.

Some of the drinks that are available during this time are :

A red and...

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This is listed here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/

What are you doing for Halloween Weekend?

Here is something classy. Plus you get to meet many professionals in their late 20's,thirties and 40's who are interested in meeting other people and expanding their friendships.

This will be at The Pump Room's Lounge called the Library and the adjecent room with the plush couches that people like to sit on.

Some of the drinks that are available during this time are :

A red and white house wine at $8 per glass-$7 Absolute Vodka Mixed Drinks-Vendetto Prosecco at $10 per glass,
Spcializing will take place between 8PM and 12:30 AM

There will be a DJ that will be streaming live.

The DJ will play a variety of house/trance/ and other party music.

Bring a friend/co workers and other people that like to have fun. Plus you could also always meet other people you have not met before. There's always that.

The link is here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals-Social-Scene/events/203460032/

Bring a friend/co workers and other people that like to have fun. Plus you could also always meet other people you have not met before. There's always that.

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Crazy Neighbor

An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using...

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An older woman recently moved in around the block. She yells at anyone whose dog uses the bathroom on the lawn area that borders the street and sidewalk, which is outside her window. I understand that this is not her property, the city owns it. Recently she was outside following me and pouring bleach all over the grass. My husband has seen her sprinkling what we hope is only red pepper. None of this has stopped the dogs from using the bathroom on this stretch of grass. All of us dog owners are getting fed up with her harassment and we are worried she is going to start putting poison on the grass. We don't know if we should call the police or what to do. Has anyone been in this situation? Any advice?

  • Nick, the difference is there are enforceable regulations with stiff fines and consequences for restaurants' overflowing dumpsters. For overflowing dogs whose owners don't scoop, not so much. I - or you, for that matter - can easily open a 311 complaint on any overflowing dumpster you might see. At least...

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    Nick, the difference is there are enforceable regulations with stiff fines and consequences for restaurants' overflowing dumpsters. For overflowing dogs whose owners don't scoop, not so much. I - or you, for that matter - can easily open a 311 complaint on any overflowing dumpster you might see. At least the dumpster won't snarl at you like so many dog ... owners do.

    Meanwhile, I'm sticking with the streets & san quote.
    Oh, and I see plenty o' p00p on pavers, too. And sidewalks, and mulch, and gravel, and .... Well, I could go on but I think you guys see it plenty, too.

  • Nick Lincoln Park resident since 1998

    @sarah, dumpsters in full compliance with the law will still attract rats. Additionally, the streets and sanitation quote does not state that dogs are "mostly" responsible for the city's rat population at large.

    I agree with you that there are irresponsible dog owners out there. But not all dog owners are irresponsible. Regardless, you've made it clear you believe there are "way too many dogs". Sorry you feel that way, I'm just not sure what we can do for you here.

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September 2014 Real Estate Market Summary for Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Near North and the Loop

Sales dropped and inventories rose when comparing September 2014 to 2013 in the combined areas of Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Near North and the Loop. The pent up demand of the spring and summer markets of the past two years seems to have worked its way through the system and we should begin to see the true pace of the market.

Please click on www.ChicagoRealEstateNotes.com for a quick read analysis of Sales, Inventory and Pricing comparing September 2014 to 2013.

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