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8 hours ago

Concerts: Queensryche rocks the Arcada Theatre

• A Day In The Country, The Cactus Blossoms: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $15. citywinery.com.

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• The Linden Method, Zombie Schoolboy, Makena, latenightsinmycar.: 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Cloud Corporation, Rob Winn, Welcome to Jonestown: 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Debonair Social Club, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-7990 or debonairsocialclub.com.

• We Are Scientists, The Candescents, DJ Willie Dutch: 9 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $18-$20. (773) 276-3600 or emptybottle.com.

• The Dip, The King of Mars: 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $12. (847) 556-9756 or evanstonspace.com.

• Girl Named Nino: 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

10 hours ago

Houston proto-metal misfits Josefus make a rare trip to Chicago

Fri 6/29, 9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $12

    Houston proto-metal misfits Josefus make a rare trip to Chicago
    I've never been to Houston, but I imagine it to be a place where the humidity is so omnipresent it can seep into your bones, cloud your vision, and permeate your art. Granted, my impression is informed by the languid thump of DJ Screw's productions, the soupy drawl of the city's prewar blues recordings, and the broiled, psych-dusted melodies of Josefus.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

10 hours ago

Jim Lauderdale’s range sparkles on two very different forthcoming albums

Fri 6/29, 6 PM and Sat 6/30, 8 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $15

12 hours ago

Picnics on Hideout’s Porch with Music, Blankets, Food for Summer Series

...Porch is one of these local gatherings starting tomorrow, June 22 at the Hideout Inn (1354 W. Wabansia Ave....

    Picnics on Hideout's Porch with Music, Blankets, Food for Summer Series | LoganSquarist
    Is it porch weather, beach weather or blanket weather? While that answer may be a toss-up, it's always music weather. Whether summer wants to be nice to us or not, Chicago's music scene knows how to treat us well.
    https://logansquarist.com

13 hours ago

Midday Fix: Live performance from The Lawrence Peters Outfit

‘A Day in the Country’ (now in its 11th year) at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL, on Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m. – 10:45 pm.

    Midday Fix: Live performance from The Lawrence Peters Outfit
    The Lawrence Peters Outfit http://lawrencepeters.com/home.html Event: 'A Day in the Country' (now in its 11th year) at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL, on Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m. - 10:45 pm. https://www.ticketfly.
    http://wgntv.com

May 07

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 7- Sunday, May 13, 2018

Funny Ha Ha: Oh, Mother at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m. Comedic storytelling by Chicago’s top storytellers. Tonight: Lily Be (Stoop...

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The Armando Diaz Experience at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Tonight’s special guest: Svengoolie (a/k/a Rich Koz)! Armando Diaz is Chicago’s longest-running improv show. It was created by Del Close, Dave Koechner and Adam McKay.

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Feminist Happy Hour: Momma Tried at Beauty Bar Chicago, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 7:00 p.m. Feminist comedy for all in the month of mamas.” Tonight: Katie Oliver, Sharron Palm, JH Palmer, Rima Parikh, Lucia Whalen, and more TBA. Hosted by Alicia Swiz.

Comedy at Phyllis at Phyllis’ Musical Inn, 1800 W. Division St., 8:00 p.m. Stand-up showcase with Abe Rabinowitz, Amy Young, Brendan Gay, Brian...

The Kates at The Book  Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. All-women stand-up showcase created and produced by Kelsie Huff...

What’s It Like to Be You? At Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan Rd., 7:00 p.m. Go and you might get to tell your story live on...

Steppenwolf Gala at 1340 N. Cherry St., 6:30 p.m. Emceed by Rainn Wilson who is currently starring in Steppenwolf’s The Doppelganger and an auction with auctioneer Chris Rock. Individual tickets start at $1,000.

Yo Mama at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Comedy from some of Chicago’s...

Festival Laughs at Arie Crown Theater, 2301 South Lake Shore Dr., 7:00 p.m. Starring w/Sommore, Don “DC” Curry, Tony Rock, Arnez J, and George Wallace.

Token: We’ll MAYke You Laugh at Alulu Brewery and Pub, 2011 S. Laflin St., 7:30 p.m.  A comedy variety show. Featuring Lindsey Shaw, Brittany Meyer, Max Friedman, Michael Njuguna Robinson, Jerry Tran, and Jared Chapman. Headliner: Sonal Aggarwal. Hosted by Liz Greenwood and Myriam Raymond.

Anthony Jeselnik at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The "Funny Games" Tour.

  • Andrew Linc Sq Lifer

    I can't see how you figured that out from this info. Enlighten, pls.

  • Andrew Linc Sq Lifer

    thanks for the snide comment, smarty-pants. there is no way you can glean from this link how much of the company is privately -held. unless of course, you have special liberal powers.

    don't bother answering...just learn to be respectful of opposing views. it'll make you a better "progressive".

3 days ago

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Dan Rico, Mount Eerie, Petal

1354 W Wabansia Ave., 773-227-4433

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2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-525-2501

1807 S. Allport St., 312-526-3851

2100 W. Belmont Ave., 773-281-4444

1035 N. Western Ave., 773-276-3600

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Dan Rico, Mount Eerie, Petal
    Chicago native Dan Rico's new album "Dreamy" breaks away from his rock and punk roots to explore more pop influences. RedEye talked with Rico before his June 22 show at the Hideout. Q: How did you get the title "Dreamy"?
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Fresh Start to your Week: 6/18 – 6/20

Wand: 2 Nights @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

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MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE 18th & 19th

Millennium Park Summer Music Series: José James & Kahil El’Zabar @ Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St,6:30pm – 9:00pm, All Ages

Celebration: 826CHI Teen Writers Studio Book Release @ Poetry Foundation, 61 W Superior St, 7:00pm, All Ages

Big Syn / The Curls / Sama Dams / Divorce @ The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

Relax Attack Jazz Series: Hong Kong @ the Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave, 11:30pm, 21+

Slow Caves / Laverne / Uma Bloo @ GMan Tavern, 3740 N Clark St, 7:00pm, 21+

Mykele Deville / Jordanna / Oliv Blu @ Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted St, 8:00pm, 21+

SNST /Ovef Ow / Sleepwalk / Wet Tropics @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave, 8:30pm, 21+

    Fresh Start to your Week: 6/18 - 6/20 - Third Coast Review
    This edition of the Fresh Start is filled with some fun concerts. Summer is officially about to start later this week and what better way to celebrate than some excellent music from local bands and beyond! So whether your looking for jazz, hip hop, rock, or pop, there's a show for you this week!
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

5 days ago

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Jun 15

Jun 14

Why dry-aged steak is superior, and where to buy it in Chicago for cooking at home

...ahead, the shop will be happy to age steak for as long as you desire. 1427 W. Willow St., 312-432-6575, localfoods.com/butcher...

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Boeufhaus: Any of the steaks on the menu of this acclaimed restaurant are also available to purchase raw at the front counter. Currently, you can pick up rib-eyes and New York strips that have been aged for 55 days. 1012 N. Western Ave., 773-661-2116, boeufhaus.com.

Eataly Chicago: This wonderland of Italian food purchases steaks that have been dry-aged for 28 days by a local beef distributor, and then dry-ages them on-site for an additional 12 to 18 days. 43 E. Ohio St., 312-521-8700, eataly.com.

Gene's Sausage Shop: This Lincoln Square shop offers steak that has been dry-aged on-site for at least 30 days. 4750 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-728-7243, genessausage.com.

Joseph's Finest Meats: This family business in Dunning offers prime beef that has been dry-aged for at least 21 days, though you can occasionally find offerings that have been aged for 30 or 40 days. 7101 W. Addison St., 773-736-3766.

...steaks. When I dropped by, I picked up a 75-day dry-aged rib-eye. 825 W. Fulton Market, 312-445-8977, publicanqualitymeats.com...

Jun 14

Looking for this criminal.

If you know who this person is, please contact us at bookings@onegroupmind.com

https://vimeo.com/275075862

    Video of Graffiti
    This person placed graffiti on our building. Please share in order to identify him.
    https://vimeo.com/

Jun 12

Updated Jun 14

Looking for apartments in Bucktown / Wicker Park (new to area - advice welcome)

Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the...

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Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the search - locations to avoid, best ways to search, etc. I've contacted a few locators in addition to searching on my own. My move-in date is any time after August 10. I'll be there August 10 - 13 with the intention of viewing an applying for places (and hopefully signing a lease).

Thanks in advance!

  • No worries Bger ... My comment was more so to show that there are other great areas adjacent to WP/Bucktown that are MUCH more affordable (I'm 7 blocks from Bucktown and own a house ... A WHOLE HOUSE ... that costs less than to rent a jr 1 br .5 miles away ;)

  • Joe

    Logan Square is west of western and certainly is desirable in many ways. Worthy of checking out.

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

Recommendations for non-surgical skin doctor for face

Neighbors: Looking for recommendations for places and/or doctors to treat a few sunspots on my face. I would like non-surgical procedures and little to no down-time after the procedure. Having a hard time finding someone! Would prefer a personal recommendation vs reading reviews online. Thanks in advance for your help.

anywhere within city limits is good, will travel for a good doctor!

  • I second Dr Neha Robinson at Dermatology & Aesthetics. She is wonderful.

  • AMG

    @mkbjazz and Marcy - thank you for the recommendation,

    @Holly - thank you.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 13

Speed Humps by the Map Room

I noticed speed humps being installed on Hoyne south of Armitage by the Map Room. Speed humps can cause reckless drivers to lose control of their vehicles and create more dangerous situations. Wouldn't it be better to drop the speed limit to 20mph, set up a speed camera, and ticket at 25mph? Speeding there would plummet immediately via economics.

  • Another solution, albeit perhaps wildly unpopular, would be to turn Hoyne into a one way street northbound. Locals would enter the neighborhood from Armitage by using the southbound one way Leavitt (which has a stop light.) Cars in transit south on Hoyne to avoid heavy traffic on Damen will be SOL.

  • they don't even fill potholes without a complaint from residents... you think CDOT added speed bumps to one random residential street one their own?

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

Wanted Indoor Parking

Looking for an indoor parking spot as close to the First American Bank near Armitage and Sedgwick. I rarely drive and my brakes keep rusting out leave my car on the street. I'll pay upfront. Thank you.

  • Craigslist is where I found my spot. Type in the address you want or cross streets.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

Add Police crime fight text number 274637 to your telephone's contact list for quick response.

Type in the police text number 274637 into your contact list on your telephone so that you can send videos and photographs of criminal activities quickly. You can stop crimes and you can save lives.

Also, in addition to provide the Police with important video and photograph evidence call the Police, 911, to report the crime. No crime is too small. Help keep our neigborhood save and pleasant to visit for everyone.

If everyone provide the Police with videos, photographs and detailed reports the Police will be able to work more efficiently with us.

To learn more about Chicago Police crime fight number follow this link:

https://home.chicagopolice.org/community/crime-prevention/txt2tip/

    Chicago Police Department
    You can submit tips by text message as described below or... CASH REWARDS UP TO $1,000* The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone.
    https://home.chicagopolice.org

Jun 03

Updated Jun 09

Anybody have an estate sale company to recommend?

I"m trying to help my in-laws and I've been researching estate sale companies. So much is all over the board including Yelp reviews and BBB rating (for what that may be worth) and I can't even confidently narrow it down to five. AND I'm really reluctant to recommend only one just in case they aren't happy ORRRRR if other family members aren't happy with the outcome.
I figured this was as good a place to ask as any. They've lived in Buffalo Grove for over 50 years. I've attended high end sales and picker's sales. They would be somewhere in the middle with some valuables.
Thanks for reading and for any insights offered.

  • llitman I'm a happy resident and have been here for years.

    Sandy Lane is good, Manderley Estate Sales is good. Others to consider are Ampersand, ImagineThat, and TraderMerchants.

  • Thank you for the leads everyone. What a process this is!

    Good luck to you Anne.

Jun 09

Jun 08

Add the Police crime fight text number 274637 to your telephone's contact list for quick respons

Type in the police text number 274637 into your contact list on your telephone so that you can send videos and photographs of criminal activities quickly. You can stop crimes and you can save lives.

Also, in addition to provide the Police with important video and photograph evidence call the Police, 911, to report the crime.

If everyone provide the Police with videos, photographs and detailed reports the Police will be able to work more efficiently with us.

To learn more about Chicago Police crime fight number follow this link:

https://home.chicagopolice.org/community/crime-prevention/txt2tip/

    Chicago Police Department
    You can submit tips by text message as described below or... CASH REWARDS UP TO $1,000* The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone.
    https://home.chicagopolice.org

Jun 08

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Remove One (1) Hand Operated, 4000lb.cap, 3-Floor Geraed Traction Freight Elevator From Service. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted And Inspector #341345 Violation Written On March 28, 2018. EV004795

    1401 W. North Ave. Issued June 4, 2018 Comment

Jun 04

Updated Jun 06

The May Compilation

Here is another random selection of cars blowing a stop sign. This video illustrates what pedestrians must deal with daily at every intersection in Bucktown. Other neighborhoods are worse. The camera logged 657 no excuse violations which is about a 12% decrease from last month. The top end reckless category was down over 30%. Not sure why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8fzbUBDfrs

These videos are auto generated and snippets randomly selected so not all cars can make the cut. I tried my best to manually eliminate duplicates but I'm not that good at Mahjong. Enjoy :)

  • DLS

    Is that a three way stop intersection? We have one of those near us in LP and we see the same thing constantly. Usually the uber and lyft drivers (they are so focused on their GPS Since they have no idea where they are going - I miss the taxis...

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    Is that a three way stop intersection? We have one of those near us in LP and we see the same thing constantly. Usually the uber and lyft drivers (they are so focused on their GPS Since they have no idea where they are going - I miss the taxis where you have to have a number on your car and they knew every street with a phone) are the worst and we are on a street with a ton of kids. A rolling stop with a car vs a bicycle is completely different (but I agree there are plenty of cyclists going to fast blowing through cross walks/stop signs). With either type of transportation the pedestrian should have the right away but when I’m driving my car vs riding my bicycle you can hear and see pedestrians much better on a bike. All it takes is one accident hitting a kid with a car and it’s over for the kid and the car driver doesn’t have so much as a bruise. They had stop sign enforcement in Lakeview a while back but it’s not the neighborhood people doing it.

  • Kinetic Energy = 1/2*Mass*Velocity^2

    Let's say the total mass of a bicyclist and bike is around 200-300lb. The mass of car is around 10x that or 2000-3000lb. Just with mass a car imparts an order of magnitude greater energy into its victim compared to a bike.

    Many, if not most,...

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    Kinetic Energy = 1/2*Mass*Velocity^2

    Let's say the total mass of a bicyclist and bike is around 200-300lb. The mass of car is around 10x that or 2000-3000lb. Just with mass a car imparts an order of magnitude greater energy into its victim compared to a bike.

    Many, if not most, vehicles in that video exceed 15mph through the stop sign. 15mph on a bike is very fast if you ever rode a bike. My camera picks up bikes but rarely do they ever make it into the measuring pool which is >7mph let alone any violation pools.

    This means cars travel more than double or triple the speed of bikes into crosswalks. Since velocity is squared that increases KE by another 4x to 9x meaning the total energy imparted into a reckless driver's victim is 40-90 times more than a bike. Slower speeds also increase reaction time to any oopsies that may occur.

    To compare reckless drivers with reckless bikers is a diversion tactic used to obfuscate the true threat pedestrians face every day from cars.

Jun 06

10 ways to get out of work and play hooky in Chicago

...the North Side? Check out the elevated 606 Trail, from 1801 N. Ridgeway Ave. to 1722 N. Ashland Ave. More information: chicagoparkdistrict.com

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357 W. Erie St., 773-359-3411

2217 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-234-8947

1317 S. Michigan Ave., 773-359-3411

180 N. Michigan Ave., 312-374-8790

5800 N. Sheridan Road to 7100 S. South Shore Drive

5800 N. Sheridan Road to 7100 S. South Shore Drive

...of the city. Work on the North Side? Check out the elevated 606 Trail, from 1801 N. Ridgeway Ave. to 1722 N. Ashland Ave. More information: chicagoparkdistrict.com

78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630

1917 N. Damen Ave., 773-904-8065

1205 W. Webster Ave., 773-360-1729

2001 N. Clark St., 312-742-2056

164 N. State St., 312-846-2800

337 E. Randolph St., 312-552-3000

    10 ways to get out of work and play hooky in Chicago
    While there's nothing wrong with being a weekend warrior, sometimes it's necessary to get out of the office and play hooky, or at least take a real lunch break. We have 10 ways to get outdoors, relax and have fun - slacking encouraged. 357 W. Erie St., 773-359-3411 2217 N.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 06

Jun 05

Take A Survey To Improve Walking & biking on Logan Blvd.

Hi, if your interested in safer streets in Logan Square and Avondale then please complete this survey!

http://www.activetrans.org/blog/take-our-survey-improve-walking-biking-logan-blvd

From the blogpost:
Did you know that 17 of the Chicago River's 27 miles will have trails by the end of 2018?

With trails taking shape as quickly as they are, it's urgent we push for improvements that create safe walking and biking options for accessing the river.

One area where we're working on better access to the Chicago River Trail is...

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Hi, if your interested in safer streets in Logan Square and Avondale then please complete this survey!

http://www.activetrans.org/blog/take-our-survey-improve-walking-biking-logan-blvd

From the blogpost:
Did you know that 17 of the Chicago River's 27 miles will have trails by the end of 2018?

With trails taking shape as quickly as they are, it's urgent we push for improvements that create safe walking and biking options for accessing the river.

One area where we're working on better access to the Chicago River Trail is on Logan Blvd. from Rockwell Ave. to Lathrop Homes.

If you've ever biked or walked along this stretch, you know how perilous it can be for people walking and biking.

This is where we'd love your input. Are you familiar with this part of Logan? Do you live, commute through or shop in this area? What changes would you like to see?

Please take our nine-question survey and share widely with your friends, family and colleagues.

Thanks!
Eric Roach
Avondale Homeowner

Jun 04

In need of a plumber referral

Hello, I just moved into the neighborhood and have a "sweating" wall. Looks like some condensation coming in from outside, however there are no pipes visible where this leak is. Landlady has no idea about a good plumber to call, so I'm trying to expedite myself. Any suggestions, good and bad are welcome. Thanks! Naranjito + K8

Jun 04

Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/4 – 5/6

Beginning|Middle|End @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 8:30pm – 11:30pm, 21+

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Blood Cafe: Inland Empire @ Atomix Coffee Shop, 1957 W Chicago Ave., 8:00pm, All Ages (not really recommended you bring kids though)

The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM XVIII: Road Less Travelled @ Athenaeum Main Stage, 2936 N. Southport Ave., 8:00pm, All Ages

Stanley Kubrick: The Filmworker Series @ Music Box Theatre, 1807 S Allport St, Various times

Thurgood @ Court Theatre, 5535 S Ellis Ave, 7:30pm -10:00pm

Tuesday Funk #117 @ Hopleaf, 5148 N Clark St., 7:00pm, 21+

100% Off Bands: The Band Royale, Avantist & Tideshift @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave, 8:00pm 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/4 - 5/6 - Third Coast Review
    There's no use in sitting around and moping after hours because it's the start of the working week. Get out there and discover all the fun events happening in the city this week including concerts, movies, variety shows, readings, and so much more! Let's give your week a fresh start!
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Jun 04

Jun 02

Updated Jun 03

Lost cat near blackhawk & Paulina

Lyanna went missing around 10pm on Friday 6/1. Friendly but can be shy with strangers will respond to Lyanna or weewee. Microchip 98102001749340.

  • I believe I saw this car on Le Moyne and Paulina when walking my dog at 2am late Friday night (Saturday morning)

Jun 01

Chicago comedy spotlight for Tuesday, May 29-Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Interview Show at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m. Mark Bazer's always witty and intriguing show airs on PBS...

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Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Chicago Underground Comedy Film Fest at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. An evening of short films and sketches, plus Sarah Squirm, Megan Stalter, Richie Owens and more TBA.

You Joke Like A Girl at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee, 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Elyse Nylin.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Court, 9:30 p.m. An evening that lives up to its name. Ricky Gonzalez hosts Allison Dunne, Jonah Jurkens, Liza Treyger, Jim Flannigan, Ed Towns, and Sean Flannery.

Verified Laughs at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Stand-up's rising stars compete for the coveted "Most Verified" title. The show ends with a 30-minute set from an established headliner.

Rocky LaPorte at Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St., Evanston, 8:00 p.m.  Rocky LaPorte is a former Chicago truck driver who is...

Let’s Make it Perfectly Queer at Second City at Second City’s Blackout Cabaret, 230 W. North Ave., 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Pride. Fridays and Sundays thru June 24. Follow link for all show times.

Freakfest at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 10:00 p.m. Packing the theater each week, comedians "do their weirdest stuff" for an enthusiastic crowd. Hosted by Megan Stalter and Richie Owens.

We Still Like You: Pride and Shame at The Storefront, 1579 N. Milwaukee, 10:00 p.m. A special Pride edition of “We Still Like You” for Pride Month. Danii Gallegos and Mike Gifford co-host. Featuring Maya May, Molly Kearney, Himabindu Poroori and TBA.

Women of Jewish Comedy at The Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan Ave, 2:00 p.m. Comedy scholars Anne Libera and Grace Kessler Overbeke talk about Jewish women’s impact on American comedy “from Fanny Brice to Joan Rivers to Sarah Silverman, and from the Borscht Belt to Broad City.”

Matt Damon Improv at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m.  Matt Damon Improv is women of color with an original take...

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Tuesday, May 29-Sunday, June 3, 2018
    This week comedians return to their hometown: Liza Treyger is at Comedians You Should Know. David Cross and Bob Odenkirk are in town for The Onion Comedy and Arts Festival, plus many more visitors. Details below. At Zanies this week: Marcella Arguello, Tracey McDonald (Chicago), Kevin Bozeman (Rosemont), and Vince Maranto (St.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Jun 01

Jun 01

May 31

Drew McDowell brings his dystopian moods and dark soundscapes to the Hideout for a rare Chicago show

Wed 6/13, 9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $10

    Drew McDowell brings his dystopian moods and dark soundscapes to the Hideout for a rare Chicago show
    Between his playing with the experimental titans Coil and Psychic TV, Scottish musician Drew McDowall helped shape the sound and feel of 90s industrial with his Moogs and modular synthesizers. By 2012, he'd brought his sound designs-conjured from gloomy, fractured beats and pure dark energy-to New York, where he embarked on a solo career.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

May 31

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/31 – 6/3

The Onion Comedy & Arts Festival: Helltrap Nightmare @ Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 10:00pm, 21+

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Maifest 2018 @ Lincoln & Leland Ave., various times (see poster), All Ages

Marvin Tate and Avery R. Young @ The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, All Ages

Best F(r)iends w/ Greg Sestero @ Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, 7:30pm, All Ages with an Adult or Guardian

Kill Scenes / Sam Larson / Magic Ian @ Cafe Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists performing “Hearts of Oak” @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, 8:30pm, 21+

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale @ Division, from Ashland to Leavitt, 2000 W Division St, Noon – 10:00pm, All Ages

Chicago Doomed and Stoned Festival @ Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S State St, 6:00pm, 21+

SLAPS! A National Sticker Art Exhibition @ Casa Calle 20, 1538 W Cullerton St, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, All Ages

First Annual Elastic Arts Benefit @ Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, 7:00pm, 21+

CAKE Kick-off: 5 Cartoonists 1 City: Minneapolis Showcase @ Quimby’s, 1854 W North Ave, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

826CHI Benefit: Prologue @ American Writers Museum, 180 N Michigan Ave, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, 21+

Humboldt Pie @ Slate Arts, 3203 W North Ave, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

SO WHAT:  Keeping with Slate’s mission, Humboldt Pie (hosted by Madeleine Russell) will bring diverse, fresh, contemporary, not to mention gut busting comedic voices to Kedzie and North Ave the first Friday of every month!

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) @ Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. 11:00am – 6:00pm, All Ages

The 4th Annual Prom-A-Llama @ Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave, 7:00pm, 21+

21st Century Chorale presents Touch the Universe @ Curtiss Hall Fine Arts Building 410 S. Michigan Ave, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/31 - 6/3 - Third Coast Review
    The weather is looking to be perfect this weekend go out and explore our wonderful city. Maybe take in a festival or two? How about a concert or a benefit show? There's just so much including readings, art exhibitions, comedy, and an alternative comic expo waitin for you!
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

May 29

Updated May 31

Newly Arrived Refugee Family who worked for US in Need of Rugs

Family worked for US Army in Afghanistan and is here with his family. They arrived last week and are in need of Rugs and a Microwave. Please help!

  • I have 2 or 3 rugs. What sizes/colors do they need?

  • I currently volunteer with another Afghani military family in the burbs. Been meeting with the wife for almost two years now. I’d love to connect with this new family in the city and be a resource for them. If you/they are open to this please let me know.

May 31

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