2 days ago

'Shining'-themed pop-up bar begins this weekend at Rookery in Ukrainian Village

2109 W. Chicago Ave., 773-772-0406

    'Shining'-themed pop-up bar begins this weekend at Rookery in Ukrainian Village
    Room 237 will be the name of a four-week "Shining"-themed pop-up bar upstairs at the Rookery in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
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3 days ago

No-fee adoptions for adult pets at 2 PAWS shelters for one day only this weekend

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pippen Fasseas Lincoln Park Adoption Center: 1997 N. Clybourn Ave.

    No-fee adoptions for adult pets at 2 PAWS shelters for one day only this weekend
    Last week, Chicago Animal Care and Control reached its capacity of 300 dogs, forcing the service to consider euthanizing animals. In light of the brimming load, PAWS Chicago will waive all adoption fees for adult dogs and cats for one day only - tomorrow, Jan.
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3 days ago

Women's March Chicago 2018: If you go

Where: Attendees can enter the rally area at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway. An accessible entrance is available at Columbus and Monroe Street.

12:30 p.m.: March begins, wrapping up at Federal Plaza on Dearborn Street. Those unable to march can remain in the rally area. Columbus and Jackson drives will remain closed until 2 p.m.

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Buses: Coach bus dropoff is at Balbo and Columbus drives.

    Women's March Chicago 2018: If you go
    In January 2017, an estimated 250,000 demonstrators filled downtown during last year's Women's March on Chicago that shut down parts of the Loop one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Saturday's March to the Polls shifts the focus from resistance against a new administration to influencing future local, state and midterm elections.
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3 days ago

Chicago date idea: Poetry reading then cocktails at Regards to Edith

217 N. Carpenter St. 312-491-8888

326 N. Morgan St. 312-763-6564

    Chicago date idea: Poetry reading then cocktails at Regards to Edith
    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we're pairing a visit to the Chicago Artists Coalition with drinks and bites at Regards to Edith. Main attraction: Chicago Artists Coalition 217 N. Carpenter St.
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4 days ago

Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago

3634 W. Belmont Ave. 773-754-8341

605 N. Wells St. 312-929-0065

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65 W. Kinzie St. 312-940-9900

3647 N. Clark St. 773-377-4770

1745 W. North Ave. 773-360-1793

1800 S. Carpenter St. 312-702-1303

1655 W. Cortland St. 773-904-7433

205 E. Pearson St. 312-799-3599

113 W. Hubbard St. 312-644-0113

326 N. Morgan St. 312-763-6564

2118 N. Damen Ave. 773-904-7805

60 E. Ontario St. 312-313-1007

116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466

1112 N. State St. 312-586-2150

2500 W. Chicago Ave. 773-697-4413

    Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago
    It takes a lot of motivation to leave the house when temperatures are in the negatives. Luckily, these 16 bars and restaurants provide just that, serving up hot plates of French toast and biscuits and gravy to warm you up.
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4 days ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...for Illinois Free Days. On Thursday and Friday, it’s the Shedd Aquarium’s turn (1200 S. Lake Shore Drive), as residents from the Land of Lincoln have a chance to experience two full days...

...fun — and definitely attention grabbing — at the Adult Toy Making Workshop at Color Cocktail Factory (600 W. Cermak Road). Led by MFA grads from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, guests get...

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...at Harry Potter Trivia (books only!) at 8 p.m. Thursday at Lion Head Pub (2251 N. Lincoln Ave.). Reservations are required, but there’s no cover. Just don’t drink too many butterbeers...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    Go to Shedd for free, make your own adult toy, enjoy a winter beer fest or party before and after "BLKS" at Steppenwolf this weekend. Free day at Shedd On certain dates throughout the year, different Chicago museums open their doors for free to Illinois residents with a valid state ID card for Illinois Free Days.
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4 days ago

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Jan. 18-24

Learn how to make mezcal and tea-infused cocktails and drink your work for $14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Staytion Market & Bar (1 W. Wacker Drive 312-372-7200).

Fizz Eatery & Soda Fountain (7958 W. Belmont Ave. 773-839-3499) offers mozzarella sticks, potato skins and jalapeño poppers for $5, and chicken tenders or a cheeseburger with fries for $7 from 2 to 5 p.m. All dishes come with a soda.

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Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar (2700 W. Chicago Ave. 773-661-9577) offers $3 Heritage vodka shots, $5 glasses of prosecco, $6 bloody marys, $4 Pilsner Urquell and $13 relish trays from 4 to 6 p.m.

Petit Margeaux (11 E. Walton St. 312-625-1324) offers a $5 old fashioned on tap from 4 to 6 p.m.

Sociale (800 S. Clark St. 312-588-1100) offers $4 draft beers, $5 red and white sangria, and $6 signature cocktails from 4 to 6 p.m.

Nia (803 W. Randolph St. 312-226-3110) offers $5 glasses of house wine and $4 bottles of Estrella Damm lager in the bar area from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Seven Lions (130 S. Michigan Ave. 312-880-0130) offers $8 bites and glasses of wine and half-price select beers from 3 to 6 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Jan. 18-24
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
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4 days ago

Chicago's first Culver's within city limits to open Tuesday in Bronzeville

...a.m. Tuesday Jan. 23 in its place at the Lake Meadows Market center at 3357 S. King Dr.

    Chicago's first Culver's within city limits to open Tuesday in Bronzeville
    The arrival of the first Culver's restaurant in Chicago has been a highly anticipated event for Midwestern fast-food lovers. In fact, within the last year, a pair of sites in Bronzeville and Portage Park found themselves in a race for the title of "Chicago's first Culver's."
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5 days ago

10 Chicago spots mixing up hot cocktails to fight the winter chill

353 W. Hubbard St. 312-386-5778

405 N. Wabash Ave. 312-955-4226

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11 W. Illinois St. 312-955-0439

12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-792-3502

730 W. Grand Ave. 312-243-8955

1747 N. Damen Ave. 773-489-1747

505 N. State St. 312-755-9704

644 W. Lake St. 312-600-0600

2018 W. North Ave. 872-315-3082

521 N. Rush St. 312-645-1500

    10 Chicago spots mixing up hot cocktails to fight the winter chill
    A strong drink can warm you from the inside out, but when the city turns into Chiberia, it's nice to sip something that can also heat up your numb fingers. These 10 spots will help you get through the worst of winter by offering hot cocktails that take you from chilled to cozy.
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Jan 12

Chicago date idea: Breakfast at Cafe Marie-Jeanne then Ukrainian-American art

1001 N. California Ave. 773-904-7660

2320 W. Chicago Ave. 773-227-5522

    Chicago date idea: Breakfast at Cafe Marie-Jeanne then Ukrainian-American art
    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we're pairing breakfast at Cafe Marie-Jeanne with a trip to the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. Main attraction: Cafe Marie-Jeanne 1001 N. California Ave.
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Jan 12

5 other places to wait for a burger while Au Cheval is (temporarily) closed

...in the city: Wicker Park, the West Loop and Old Town. $9.95. Wicker Park: 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. West Loop: 150 N. Riverside Plaza. Old Town: 1345 N. Wells St...

...West Loop and Old Town. $9.95. Wicker Park: 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. West Loop: 150 N. Riverside Plaza. Old Town: 1345 N. Wells St...

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...95. Wicker Park: 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. West Loop: 150 N. Riverside Plaza. Old Town: 1345 N. Wells St.

...Cheval garner national attention with a similar mention of its burger back in 2012.) $16. 177 N. Ada St., first floor...

...doesn’t need to be. Plus, the price tag is more than reasonable. $6.25. 3057 N. Ashland Ave. and 2072 N. Western Ave...

...Plus, the price tag is more than reasonable. $6.25. 3057 N. Ashland Ave. and 2072 N. Western Ave.

...egg. Do what you will, as the combinations are all worth your while. $9.05. 1141 N. Ashland Ave.

...this burger stands slightly apart from its peers and is better for it. $8.50. 2057 W. Roscoe St.

    5 other places to wait for a burger while Au Cheval is (temporarily) closed
    Chicago's famous burger spot Au Cheval closed for renovations last week, and it will remain shuttered until Jan. 18, according to its Yelp page. In the meantime, we want to share five of our other favorite places to get your burger fix in the city.
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Jan 11

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

Members of the Rebirth Brass Band performing during the Chicago Jazz Festival, at Pritzker Pavilion, in Millennium Park, at 201 E. Randolph Dr., in Chicago, on Sunday Sept., 3, 2017.

...for a young woman who uproots the routine of his life. The Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.) will show the film in 70mm from Jan. 11 through Jan. 18. Daniel Day-Lewis...

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...Beerthday Party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at its brewpub location (737 W. Randolph St.). Special tappings will occur every half-hour throughout the evening, although the brewers have yet...

...The Rebirth Brass Band’s show begins at 8 p.m. Friday at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport St.), the perfect venue to hold their party. The band dresses up classic brass and soul...

...week loaded with laughter. From Jan. 11 through Jan. 21, head over to Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave.) for a collection of hundreds of shows in just eight days, making it the largest...

...Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” — at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan Ave.). The poems get reworked into symphonic performances that also feature vocalists and spoken word performers...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    A brewery birthday party and a brass band, a new movie and and MLK celebration, plus the sketch comedy festival, lead our list of best bets this weekend.
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Jan 11

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Jan. 11-17

Learn how to make ice ball cocktails and try one featuring FEW Spirits from 5 to 7 p.m. at Staytion Market & Bar (1 W. Wacker Drive 312-372-7200).

Biscuit Man (1612 W. Irving Park Road 773-665-8210) offers $4 popcorn, $9 cheese plates, $6 olives, $5 spicy potato chips and $10 meat plates from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Troquet (111 W. Huron St. 312-202-9900) offers $4 beer, $6 cocktails and draft wine, $5 salmon rillettes, $4 truffle fries and $6 burgers from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Pay cash from 6 to 10 p.m. at Tuman's Tap & Grill (2159 W. Chicago Ave. 773-782-1400) and you'll get $3 house vodka cocktails and a rotating selection of draft beers for half price.

The Albert (228 E. Ontario St. 312-471-3883) offers half-price snacks and $3 glasses of wine from 3 to 6 p.m.

Benny's Chop House (444 N. Wabash Ave. 312-626-2444) offers half-price craft cocktails and glasses of wine from 4 to 6 p.m.

Mi Tocaya (2800 W. Logan Blvd. 872-315-3947) offers 32-ounce bottles of house margaritas for $25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Jan. 11-17
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
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Jan 09

Commit to an eco-conscious wedding at annual 'green' wedding show Jan. 21

...DJs, invitation-makers and photographers. They will all be setting up camp at Greenhouse Loft (2545 W. Diversey Ave.) ready to help sustainable lovebirds plan their big day...

    Commit to an eco-conscious wedding at annual 'green' wedding show Jan. 21
    The Chicago-based Green Wedding Alliance brings together eco-friendly wedding vendors for Committed, its big annual event.
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