34 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Farewell Dear Neighbors

It’s been a good run here on Everyblock. May you all do well and be safe. Thank you for being caring neighbors.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Having seen the conversations from other neighborhoods, I'm grateful that our share of trolls and racists was relatively low. Relatively.

2 days ago

Jul 07

Updated 3 days ago

Any good one person veterinarian offices on the north side?

The type where they don't have a revolving door of different vets coming and going and you never know who you are going to see or hear from each time you go there?

Thanks.

  • Alice East Lakeview

    Dr. Mitchell at Pets First on Broadway and Roscoe

  • vh

    Lincoln Park Dog and Cat at 2665 N. Lincoln has had the same two excellent vets forever: Dr. Susan Ferraro and Dr. Margaret Post. Dr. Sue took over the practice from her dad years ago. Even though I moved out of that neighborhood, I trust no one else with my dogs.

4 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

6 days ago

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

First Tattoo

Looking to get my very first tattoo and I have a couple requests.

1. It'll be a small-ish tattoo, so where is the best place on the body to get it?

2. Where are the best tattoo shops in the city?

Thanks!!

David

  • Trap Stamps ( small of the back ) are cute.....if anywhere else - remember - if you are fortunate - one day you will be old and wrinkled.....age spots on your arms, upper chest, etc. anywhere the sun hits your body - - - I'm just sayin' . thick twice before you make the leap .......

  • Oh - someone gave me a thumbs down - I was not trying to be mean - I was trying to be informative...... one should think ahead if they plan to do anything to their body - - I have seen many tats that are beautiful - but they do change with age...... as do we

Jul 08

Jul 07

Found keys on the 1400 block of West Warner.

If you think they are yours, please message me with the movie the keychain has a reference to.

Jul 07

Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

Catalytic Converter

I'm on Byron, in between Western and Claremont, and when I went to start my car this morning the engine light was on and I got a loud rumble no CR-V should ever produce. Anyone else get the same treatment?

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Happening all over the city! And they love CR-V's :( It's terrible! So sorry this happened to you. I've heard there is something you can put over the converter to prevent it from being stolen. Ask your mechanic.

  • Mousey Defector

    Sucks. Get this. http://www.catclamp.com/

    Also, Honda owners, do your research what you need to do to keep your tires/wheels safe from theft.

Jun 29

Updated Jul 01

Any recommendations for a top vet, esp for a perianal adenoma?

Thanks very much. Our 11 yr old Maltese has been dx'd with one of these. The biopsy hasn't come back so it might be worse (carcinoma) so we want to get him to the best vet and surgeon.

Jun 28

Updated Jun 30

'Saw a man casting a big 10 ft.+ fishing NET into Belmont Harbor inlet yesterday. Is that legal?

He was a big guy and even he could hardly manage to unravel it and toss it in the water. As many times as I've been over there and seen fisherman, even those with multiple poles going, I've never seen this before.
Thanks.

  • https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000819.pdf

    BAIT FISHING
    A sport fishing license permits the use of legal-sized cast nets, shad scoops, minnow traps and minnow seines to obtain shad, alewife, minnows and crayfish to use as bait, provided they are not sold or are not identified as threatened or endangered aquatic life. All cast nets...

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    https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000819.pdf

    BAIT FISHING
    A sport fishing license permits the use of legal-sized cast nets, shad scoops, minnow traps and minnow seines to obtain shad, alewife, minnows and crayfish to use as bait, provided they are not sold or are not identified as threatened or endangered aquatic life. All cast nets shall be not larger than 24 feet in diameter or of a mesh size not larger than 1 inch bar measurement. All shad scoops shall be not larger than 30 inches in diameter or of a mesh size not larger than 1/2 inch bar measurement or longer than 4 feet in length. Minnow seines shall not be longer than 20 feet, deeper than 6 feet or contain mesh size larger than 1/2 inch bar mea- surement. Minnow traps shall not be longer than 36 inches, nor wider than 24 inches, nor use mesh larger than 1/2 inch bar measurement.

  • Haaa! In her defense, she was simply asking if it was legal because she had never seen this before. If it was people BBQ-ing or little girls selling bottled water she would not have asked. & she got her answer.

    Good thing is, 95% of the people in here who bothered to read this thread can exit it having learned something new, which is always a gift. Thanks guys, this was fun!

Jun 22

Updated Jun 28

Lincoln Ave Jewel – Long Delays at Checkout

Anyone else notice that the checkout lanes at the 4250 Lincoln Ave Jewel have become ridiculously long over the last several months? I’m not complaining against any one individual working there. Just making the observation that the lines have been getting unacceptably long no matter the time of day. Recently waited over 10 minutes at 7am on a Tuesday. This store just never seems to have enough people working the front. Not sure if others have noticed the trend, or if I’ve just been going at really bad times.

Jun 27

Updated Jun 28

Male Tabby Cat Found

I came across this little guy near the Cullom/Paulina intersection who seems too friendly to be a stray. Taking him into the vet later to see if he is chipped but wanted to post on here to see if anyone recognizes the little guy.

He's not fixed, has 3 white paws, under 1 year old and extremely friendly.

  • I hope you find the owner! He looks like a real sweetie

Jun 26

Updated Jun 28

A dozen obnoxious teen boys on bikes at Leavitt & Berteau at 1 am

I know it’s summer break but I really wish people would keep track of their teenage kids...there was a huge gathering of loud boys on bikes at Leavitt and Berteau from midnight til
1am on Monday night. They were blocking the intersection, physically fighting each other, and screamed profanity at people who told them to quiet down...happy to call the cops next time if people can’t control their teens and keep them home late at night...

  • Megan, from my understanding if you call 311 in this situation they would tell you to call 911. 911 is for emergencies, yes, but 911 is also for situations that are happening NOW and require someone to respond. So this is a situation where 911 should be called, not 311, even if it isn't an emergent situation. At least that is my understanding from reading EveryBlock for several years. 311 is for situations that don't require immediate attention.

  • Thanks for your reply, Maria. That makes sense. I’ve called 311 to file noise complaints a few times, all while then noise was still happening. They only transferred me to 911 one of those times (when the kids were playing in a construction site) and took down all the information for the other 2 times. The police didn’t respond to any of my calls from what I saw or heard. Just seems like a waste of emergency resources to me but google confirmed you to be correct. Thanks!

Jun 27

May 26

Updated Jun 26

Did anyone lose their pet parakeet?

Spotted a small white and blue bird (parakeet?) in the bushes next to the Coonley Elementary School playground (Leavitt between Irving Park and Cuyler) this morning around 7am. Hope he/she finds their way back home!

  • Poor little guy

  • Parakeet update: spotted him again this morning in exactly the same place. This time he seemed to be hanging out with a gang of sparrows so at least he's got homies now.

  • oh nooo! I believe someone in my building has parakeets (on Berteau & Leavitt so not far from Coonley)...I will try to ask them. Poor little birdie

Jun 23

Updated Jun 25

Forced Entry by Men Claiming to Be Workers

Today my husband and I came home from walking the dog when two large Caucasian men pretty aggressively followed us into our yard asserting that we had a leak in our home that they were there to fix. They stated that they talked to the building’s owner who said that we have a leak in our unit. They followed us to our door, though I wouldn’t open it until they stopped insisting that we had a leak and they needed...

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Today my husband and I came home from walking the dog when two large Caucasian men pretty aggressively followed us into our yard asserting that we had a leak in our home that they were there to fix. They stated that they talked to the building’s owner who said that we have a leak in our unit. They followed us to our door, though I wouldn’t open it until they stopped insisting that we had a leak and they needed to enter. They went away. One was bald and wearing a hot pink shirt. I believe the other was in green. Both had the Chicago accent and were muscular build.
This happened near Conley ES. If anyone has had a similar experience or had a legit leak and these men were at the wrong address, please let us know!

  • yes, pu-leeze file a report.

    if you don't, it's like it never happened.

  • Please always call the police, even if you don’t know for sure what is going on. Because your call to the police can result in less crime in our community.

Jun 25

  • Making Our Space an Awesome MakerSpace, Part 1

    Ms. Lukosavich is asking for $655.58:
    My students need a Lego Education Set and a LittleBits Code Kit to engage in problem solving activities through coding and three-dimensional building.
    Ravenswood Elementary School Comment

Jun 24

Josh Thompson posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Jun 22

Updated Jun 23

Summer's Cool at NPES!

North Park Elementary School's three-week program, Summer's Cool, fills the gap between the end of school and the start of summer camps and other commitments, making the transition to summer easier and less stressful for families.

Here's how it works: Mondays and Fridays are spent at both local parks and North Park Elementary, with kids participating in fun activities like arts and crafts, magic shows and water games, while Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are for field trip adventures. “We do...

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North Park Elementary School's three-week program, Summer's Cool, fills the gap between the end of school and the start of summer camps and other commitments, making the transition to summer easier and less stressful for families.

Here's how it works: Mondays and Fridays are spent at both local parks and North Park Elementary, with kids participating in fun activities like arts and crafts, magic shows and water games, while Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are for field trip adventures. “We do three field trips a week to different places around the city, and [the destinations] change every year,” says Katie Ekstrom, who has been heading up the Summer's Cool program for the last three years. This year will feature visits to the Brookfield Zoo, Funtopia, the Shedd Aquarium, a mini-golf course and more.

While the activities might be different from a typical school day, the staff is made up of familiar faces: Ekstrom runs the program with a team of North Park teachers, with the ratio of teachers to students ranging from 1:6 to 1:10, depending on the day's activities.

The program is open to students going into 1st grade through 9th grade (there's a separate junior Summer's Cool program for pre-schoolers), and older students often serve as junior counselors.

According to Ekstrom, the program benefits students in several ways. “We spent a lot of time outside, which is important for getting kids away from screens,” she says. "Parents like it because it gives the kids something fun and constructive to do, and kids like it because they can be with their friends.”

Jun 20

Mac skills in the neighborhood

I want to be more neighborhood and skill specific, and Craig's List doesn't really suit this.

If you or someone you know is looking for a *permanent* part time position (it's not the kind of position that can handle a revolving door), I'd love to talk. Here are the particulars.

Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10am to 4pm, Fridays 9:30 to 3:30. These hours are not flexible. The pay is $15 an hour, but enabling my business to grow and...

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I want to be more neighborhood and skill specific, and Craig's List doesn't really suit this.

If you or someone you know is looking for a *permanent* part time position (it's not the kind of position that can handle a revolving door), I'd love to talk. Here are the particulars.

Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10am to 4pm, Fridays 9:30 to 3:30. These hours are not flexible. The pay is $15 an hour, but enabling my business to grow and thrive will enable an increase in pay and room for growth in the job.

I'm looking for someone energetic who knows Mac really well, especially Word for Mac, has a steady hand, patience for occasionally tedious work while able to pay steady attention to it, and also up for the challenge of detailed work with a lot of responsibility. A background and interest in marketing is helpful but a marketing degree is not necessary. I need someone experienced with social media, including blogging and Pinterest. The person must be reliable (I can't afford to have someone who regularly has to call unable to come in), responsible, competent, attentive, efficient and detail oriented. Email only please, skin911@daniela.com.

    http://daniela.com

Jun 19

What's a bioswale? Can I help?

Bioswales are included in the bump-outs on Berteau. Plants that make up a bioswale, filter, absorb and slow stormwater on its way to the sewer. This helps prevent sewers from being overwhelmed and helps reduce neighborhood street, basement and vehicle flooding. To help learn how to maintain these bioswales, email Terry at motordc@aol.com. And if you see litter in a bioswale, please pick it up.

Jun 14

Updated Jun 15

Optometrist Referral

Hi, I am looking for an economical (exam/contacts/glasses) optometrist referral in the Lakeview/Roscoe Village/North Center/Southport Corridor areas or even downtown Loop. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • If you have a Costco membership, they have an optometrist on staff.

  • My husband and I see Dr. Weiler at Lakeview Eye Care and and really like him and his staff.

  • The team at North Center Eye Care on Irving Park are great. 200$ cheaper on my daily contact orders than anyone else who takes my insurance!

Jun 14

Updated Jun 15

Vote for The Northman for Best Cider Bar

The Northman, one of my favorite neighborhood spots, has been nominated by USA Today as Best Cider Bar! You can vote up to one time every day until July 9.
I already set a Google calendar reminder to vote everyday - I want this neighborhood gem to win!
http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-cider-bar/.

    Vote- Best Cider Bar Nominees: 2018 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
    Voting for the Best Cider Bar is open! Cast your vote daily to help pick the 2018 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Cider Bar.
    https://www.10best.com

Jun 15

Jun 15

Jun 13

Updated Jun 14

Key found

Single key on purple plastic tag found on Berteau Ave. between Ravenswood and Wolcott. Identify initials on tag and it's yours.

  • Dennis Realtor

    Does it say Roscoe Village Airbnb or Roscoe Village vacation home?

Jun 14

  • Look Out Kindergarten, Here We Come!

    Mrs. Residori is asking for $1155.20:
    My students need classroom basics like art materials, laminating pouches and velcro dots, as well as items like oil diffusers and salt lamps to make the room feel homey.
    Ravenswood Elementary School Comment

May 11

Updated Jun 13

Community Bench Building Project

Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a...

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Sunday May 20th, 1 - 4 pm Waters School (4540 N. Campbell)

We are working on a project to increase the number of benches in our neighborhood.

Please click below to learn more.
https://www.youcaring.com/ravenswoodlincolnsquareandnorthcentercommunity-1114370

You can either donate and sponsor a bench for a neighbor (either someone you know or someone who has requested one) or get one for your own parkway.

These benches are intended for the parkway or other public spaces to encourage walking and offer people a place to rest as they go around the neighborhood.

Our goal is to build 15 benches. If you would like to help build the benches please come to the work group Sunday May 20th at Waters School. All ages and abilities are welcome. You can rsvp to info@forwardchicago.org or call 773-633-8312. Please come support this project - thank you!

Rain date is June 3.

    Click here to support Community Bench Project
    If residents aren't confident that they can get from here to there without a place to rest people won't walk. This impacts people of all ages - parents with children, folks with bad knees, someone with a walker. A new bench-building initiative addresses this issue: From Here to There: Benches to...
    https://www.youcaring.com
  • Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements...

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    Our Community Bench Build has been rescheduled to June 15th at 4pm at Waters School.

    We can’t wait to get started and sprinkle these benches through the neighborhood!

    If you sponsored a bench, please plan to come pick up your bench at the build or contact info@forwardchicago.org to make arrangements for drop off / pick up.

    If you did not sign up for a bench or still want to sponsor one, you still can! Contact us for details.

    Rain date is June 16th at 9am.

    Please watch the Forward Chicago website and facebook for more info and pictures.
    See you there and thank you!!
    Forward Chicago

  • Hi all,
    We're so excited to build benches this Friday, June 15th from 4 - 6 at Waters School (4540 N. Campbell). Please feel free to come and help build and bring a friend!
    Please plan to pick up your bench starting after 5 and if you are unable to come to pick up the bench, please email info@forwardchiago.org.
    See you soon! Thanks again to our donors and participants.
    Forward Chicago

Jun 13

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    1. 1ST & 2ND FLOOR LIGHTING & POWERI. 1ST FLOOR I. INSTALL NEW CONDUIT, WIRE, AND NECESSARY COMPONENTS TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS/DEVICES:1. TEACHER¿S LOUNGE/BATHROOM LIGHTS AND OUTLETS (UNNECESSARILY REMOVED)2. ¿RELIABLE¿ FIRE ALARM PANEL IN ELECTRICAL ROOM (UNNECESSARILY REMOVED)3. EXTERIOR CANOPY LIGHTING NEAR NORTH ENTRANCE (UNNECESSARILY REMOVED)4. ELEVATOR ROOM EXHAUST FAN/LIGHTS/GYM OFFICE LIGHTS (UNNECESSARILY REMOVED)5. ELEVATOR SHAFT LIGHTING/GFCI (UNNECESSARILY REMOVED)6. ELEVATOR LIGHT CIRCUIT FROM ELEVATOR MAIN CONTROL PANEL (UNNECESSARILY REMOVED)7. CORRIDOR LIGHTING AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING (UNNECESSARILY REMOVED)8. REPLACE LIGHTING PANEL FROM 3PH TO 1PH. CURRENTLY B-PHASE IS JUMPED TO C-PHASE.9. E-ROOM LIGHTING FIXTURES (UNNECESSARILY REMOVED)II. 2ND FLOORI. INSTALL NEW CONDUIT, WIRE, AND LIGHTING FIXTURES WITHIN CORRIDOR, ROOM 205, AND ROOM 208. (UNNECESSARILY REMOVED)II. INSTALL NEW CONDUIT, WIRE, AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING FIXTURES WHERE NECESSARY. ENGINEERI

    1726 W. Berteau Ave. Issued June 11, 2018 Comment

Jun 13

Jun 06

Updated Jun 12

NPES "Kinder-gardeners" Grow Vegetables, Donate to Common Pantry

If you've been admiring the bright planter boxes on the North Park Elementary School play lot, you can thank the school’s kindergarteners. The NPES kindergarten class — led by teacher Zoe Ardito — have maintained every aspect of the planters, from deciding what to grow to sowing the seeds to plucking the weeds to harvesting the plants. It's part of their classroom's year-long service learning project, where students take the lead (with help from their teachers) in responding to the...

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If you've been admiring the bright planter boxes on the North Park Elementary School play lot, you can thank the school’s kindergarteners. The NPES kindergarten class — led by teacher Zoe Ardito — have maintained every aspect of the planters, from deciding what to grow to sowing the seeds to plucking the weeds to harvesting the plants. It's part of their classroom's year-long service learning project, where students take the lead (with help from their teachers) in responding to the needs of the school and community.

They started with a Fall visit to Montrose Metra Community Gardens. The hands-on experience saw the students harvesting tomatoes, peas, peppers and eggplants, which were bagged up and donated to Common Pantry, a local food pantry. “Not only did they get to feel like they were a part of this gardening project, but to give back to the community was really awesome for them,” Ardito says.

During the winter months, the class read books on gardening, talked about what happens around the globe in the winter and learned about eating seasonally. In late February, the class started to plan their gardens and in May they planted low-maintenance vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes and peppers which they'll water, weed and harvest before the end of the school year. Then they'll do another round of planting, so they can see the results when they come back in the fall. “I think it promotes global awareness, being part of a bigger picture, to plant and see things come to life,” Ardito says.

According to Ardito, kindergarten is the perfect time for kids to start learning about gardening. “What's beautiful about this age is their excitement and understanding,” she says. “They're starting to comprehend things, to develop a self-awareness and empathy, and to have an awareness of the world around them.” And then there's the dirt. “Playing in the dirt is one of their favorite things to do!"

  • K in North Center longtime North Side resident

    Susy D -- not sure where you are, but several North Side CPS schools already do some variation on what NPES does. As mentioned above, Waters has a strong ecological focus and not only has gardening but also a strong no-waste program with recycling (and I believe composting). Coonley has...

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    Susy D -- not sure where you are, but several North Side CPS schools already do some variation on what NPES does. As mentioned above, Waters has a strong ecological focus and not only has gardening but also a strong no-waste program with recycling (and I believe composting). Coonley has its "kinder garden" outside the school, which (as you might expect) the kindergarteners tend to. Bell has a civics unit in which the teacher takes kids to the grocery store and then has the kids deliver food to a food pantry. Sometimes these activities are integrated into a science curriculum. So because the teachers have mandated amounts of time they have to spend on specific subjects (not just math and writing and science and social studies, but also PE and computers), they manage to fit this in without taking away from other instruction. Surely you can't be against that. And in certain parts of the city, where there are food deserts, school/community gardens offer a way for children (and adults) to have access to fresh produce.

    As for CPS being a priority for the city, anyone who follows the news might think otherwise. Just in the past 6 months there have been revelations about special-ed services denied to students to save money, rats and other filthy conditions due to the privatized cleaning contract, and sex abuse that was covered up by CPS for years. So unfortunately no, the city (mayor) has not prioritized public education. Instead he/they have diverted resources to charter schools while starving neighborhood schools, in addition to hiring grifters and putting money toward building new schools instead of fixing/supporting the existing ones. In fact, it would be great if more Chicago citizens would pressure the mayor/city to make better decisions with their tax money.

  • I am well aware of what you say - - - but it makes one wonder where all the $$$$$ that comes out of our Real Estate Taxes - goes - - I would like to re-state what someone once said to me when I went to a meeting at Police headquarters - "Susy D, you live in Mayberry" - - -

Jun 12

Need Your POV: Farmers Market in Graceland West? Yes, please!

Hi Graceland West Friends! Rizal Community Center and the Graceland West Community Association are trying to make a Farmers Market a reality for our neighborhood - and they want your opinions! Very exciting!

THE ASK: Please complete this quick 3 minute survey to share your Farmers Market preferences: https://goo.gl/forms/9kymQ3Gtz2qn0FJk1

    3-Minute GWCA Farmers Market Survey
    Would you like to have a Farmers Market in short walking distance of Graceland West? Rizal Community Center and the Graceland West Community Association are trying to make it happen! THE ASK: Please share your Farmers Market preferences by completing this quick survey.
    http://docs.google.com

Nov 06 2012

Updated Jun 11

Graffiti - 2431 W. Irving Park Rd.

Over 5 months now. Your alderman and city hard at work. So funny...

Jun 11

Jun 10

Sunday picks: Angela Ingersoll croons as Judy Garland at Paramount

• Emanation XVIII: 8 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau, Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. centurymallet.com.

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...to play and get "slimed" on Saturday at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago. $49.50. (800) 745-3000 or nickslimefest.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p...

Mavis Staples, Kenny Neal and Fantastic Negrito are just a few of the headliners performing at the Chicago Blues Festival this weekend at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. (312) 742-1168 or chicagobluesfestival.us. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10

...Larry Adams as the Pirate King. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. Runs through June 17. $34-$96. (847) 920-5360 or musictheaterworks.com...

...16" and "Decadance" starting Thursday at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$110. (312) 334-7777 or hubbardstreetdance.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10

• Spring Awakening Music Festival: 1 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Addams-Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., Chicago. Tickets start at $89 each day. springawakeningfestival.com.

    Sunday picks: Angela Ingersoll croons as Judy Garland at Paramount
    Jeff Award-winning actress Angela Ingersoll performs her tribute show "Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine" at the Paramount Theatre. More on this, Fairview playing at Fitz's Spare Keys, and the final days of Slime Fest, Blues Fest and A.M.B. Fest.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jun 09

Weekend picks: Comedian Fortune Feimster plays Zanies

• We Killed the Lion, Polarizer, Moon, Model Stranger: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

• Emanation XVIII: 8 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau, Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. centurymallet.com.

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...to play and get "slimed" on Saturday at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago. $49.50. (800) 745-3000 or nickslimefest.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p...

Mavis Staples, Kenny Neal and Fantastic Negrito are just a few of the headliners performing at the Chicago Blues Festival this weekend at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. (312) 742-1168 or chicagobluesfestival.us. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10

...works performed by Giordano Dance Chicago on Saturday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $29-$78. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June...

...16" and "Decadance" starting Thursday at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$110. (312) 334-7777 or hubbardstreetdance.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9...

...p.m. Saturday, June 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. Runs through June 17. $34-$96. (847) 920-5360 or musictheaterworks.com...

• Spring Awakening Music Festival: 1 p.m. Friday, June 8; 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9; 1 p.m. Sunday, June 10; at Addams-Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., Chicago. Tickets start at $89 each day. springawakeningfestival.com.

    Weekend picks: Comedian Fortune Feimster plays Zanies
    Comedian Fortune Feimster ("The Mindy Project" "RuPaul's Drag Race") is sure to serve up some great laughs Zanies this weekend. More on this, Nickelodeon Slime Fest at Northerly Island, Chicago Blues Fest, the Downtown Aurora Magic Festival of Wizardry and other fun events.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jun 08

Updated Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

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And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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