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Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 18-Sunday, June 24, 2018

Gayco Presents Pride Comedy Party at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 10:30 p.m. Tonight and Saturday night. Wordwide touring GayCo Productions was created by comedians out of Second City in 1996 and is one of Chicago’s best known sketch groups.

Everyone’s A Lawyer at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:00 p.m. Hosted by comedian and attorney Paul Farahvar. This show rewards performers’ looniest logic. Go laugh and be inspired. You'll be ready the next time an argument breaks out around you … in this world, any minute now.

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You Won! at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. This new comedy variety show explores a question that’s central...

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 at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Tonight is ChUC's thirteenth birthday and as always, there's...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Jonah Jurkens hosts Blake Burkhart, Marty DeRosa, Carly Ballerini, Jeanie Doogan, and Xavier Lamont. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Usually sold out by show time.

One Night Stand Comedy at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, 8:00 p.m. Rodney Perry’s worldwide tour stops in Evanston. Host: Mark Simmons (Barbershop, The Chappelle Show). Opening comedian: Taneshia “Just Nesh” Rice (Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City and The Next Level).

Colin Jost at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m. This SNL “Weekend Update” host’s show has been sold out for some time, but I always recommend checking right up to the last minute. You never know.

Let’s Make it Perfectly Queer at Second City at Second City’s Blackout Cabaret, 230 W. North Ave., 9:00 p.m. The Pride celebration continues tonight and Sunday (at 7:00 p.m.).

Bert Kreischer, Sal Vulcano, Nate Bargatze and Kyle Kinane at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., 8:00 p.m. A stand-up extravaganza.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 18-Sunday, June 24, 2018
    Visitors in town: Kenny Leon, Phylicia Rashad, Rodney Perry, Colin Jost and Nick Swardson. All at the Chicago Theatre on Friday: Bert Kreischer, Sal Vulcano, Nate Bargatze and Chicagoan Kyle Kinane. At Zanies: Calvin Evans (Chicago), Jason Cheny (Chicago and Rosemont), Jeff Dye (Chicago and Rosemont), and Brad Wenzel (St.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Updated 19 hours ago

Need to find a good electrician Fast!

Got to change from fuses to circuit breaker in a three flat! Lakeview location!

Mark Bean Broker EXP Realty

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'Hamilton' star to perform at Mariano's today for launch of epilepsy coffee campaign

Mariano’s Lakeview, 3030 N. Broadway, 773- 935-0294, www.marianos.com.

    'Hamilton' star to perform at Mariano's today for launch of epilepsy coffee campaign
    "Hamilton" fans, your star will sing at an unlikely venue Friday. Miguel Cervantes, who plays Alexander Hamilton in the Chicago production of the hit musical, will perform live at Mariano's in Lakeview from 11 a.m. until noon. The performance marks the launch of a coffee blend created in honor of his daughter, Adelaide, who is fighting childhood epilepsy.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Seeking a photographer for artwork

Can anyone recommend a good photographer who's experienced with photographing flat artwork?

  • Dreamer North Center

    Lee Klawans and he's very reasonable. Find him on Facebook.

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    North and South Elevations, repair/replace sealant 15000 Linear Ft., repair/replace concrete spalls 150 Sq. Ft., Only; subject to field inspections

    450 W. Briar Pl. Issued June 14, 2018 Comment

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Optometrist Referral

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

  • Second City Eye Care. 4115 N Lincoln Ave.
    Dr. Liz is great!

  • do you want an optometrist or opthalmologist? Walgreens has a new Optical Centers.

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RM-4.5 / A2-MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL: REPLACE (3) 3-STORY OPEN WOOD REAR PORCHES, SAME SIZE, SAME LOCATION. REPLACE (2) 1-STORY OPEN WOOD REAR BALCONIES, SAME SIZE, SAME LOCATION.

    651 W. Melrose St. Issued June 13, 2018 Comment

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    Foxtrot Delivery Market coming to the Southport Gateway Development
    Foxtrot Delivery Market, with locations in Lincoln Park, River North, West Loop and Wicker Park is coming to 3334 N. Southport Avenue, across the street from Coda Di Volpe as part of The Southport Gateway apartment building. More information below the graphic about the Southport Gateway development.
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ADDING & RELOCATION FEW DEVICES TO AN EXISTING CLASS-I FA SYSTEM IN D/C CLASSIFIES AS AN INSTITUTIONAL OCCUPANCY ON 1ST & 2ND FLS (p). CK#140603;$150.00.

    524 W. Melrose St. Issued June 11, 2018 Comment

6 days ago

srboisvert posted 3 photos to Flickr:

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421 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 posted 2 photos to Fotella:

6 days ago

Wood statues stolen from Roscoe Village

Hello neighbors,

I had 3 painted wood carvings stolen from in front of my house near Cornelia and Damen in Roscoe Village last night. They were chained securely, but someone cut the chain or unscrewed the eye locking them. If anyone happened to see anything, or sees some wood carvings lying around somewhere, please contact me. They are about 3 feet, 4 feel, and 6.5 feet tall.

I have reported this to the police, but am posting just in case someone might have seen something suspicious. Like a pick up truck riding down the street with a totem pole. I have photos if anyone has questions.

Thank you,
bill carroll

6 days ago

Your questions about Chicago Pride Fest and the Chicago Pride Parade, answered

Roscoe Street at Halsted Street

Wellington Avenue at Broadway

Cornelia Avenue at Halsted Street

Oakdale Avenue at Broadway

On parade day, between road closures and traffic, your best bet is to hoof it a little. Try Clark and Belmont or Clark and Addison, or, if you’re coming from the lake, Broadway and Belmont.

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One more key item to mind: Beware of limited street-crossings. Halsted and Broadway are closed near the beginning of and during the parade, so don’t get caught on the wrong side of the road.

Montrose Avenue at Broadway

Irving Park Road at Broadway

Grace Street at Halsted Street

Addison Street at Halsted Street

During parade weekend, the main Pride event (besides the parade) will be the women-centered Pride celebration Back Lot Bash, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and offers a post-parade party from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Both will be in the parking lot behind Cheetah Gym (5248 N. Clark St.).

On parade day, between road closures and traffic, your best bet is to hoof it a little. Try Clark and Belmont or Clark and Addison, or, if you’re coming from the lake, Broadway and Belmont.

...kid-focused events, check out Back Lot Bash’s Pride Family Fest on June 23 (5238 N. Clark St.). This free party includes live kid’s music, entertainment, crafts and more. Also on June...

...and more. Also on June 23, Navy Pier will host its annual Navy Pier Pride (600 E. Grand Ave.), a day of free, family-friendly Pride activities along the lakefront. Details: navypier.org

Throughout the year, Muffy Fishbasket and her Good Time Gals host weekend “Storytime with Drag Queens” at Shapiro Ballroom (1612 W. Chicago Ave.) and other venues around the city. The $10 per family donation supports school initiatives for LGBTQIA+ youth. Details: muffyfishbasket.com

    Your questions about Chicago Pride Fest and the Chicago Pride Parade, answered
    We wanted to know your questions about Pride in Chicago so you could make the most of all the fun. With Pride Fest coming up this weekend, June 16 and 17 in Boystown, and the Pride Parade happening the following Sunday, June 24, from Uptown to Lincoln Park, there's lots to do.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

What does $1,400 rent you in Chicago?

544 W. Melrose St., #252 (Lake View East)

619 W. Stratford Place, #506 (Lake View East)

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200 W. Menomonee St. | Photos: Zumper

1342 W. Eddy St. (Lake View)

1648 W. Edgewater Ave., #3 (Edgewater)

    What does $1,400 rent you in Chicago?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding a rental in Chicago if you're on a budget of $1,400/month. Take a look at the listings, below.
    http://abc7chicago.com

6 days ago

New apartment tower ready to rise in East Lakeview

The development at 450-454 W. Belmont will contain 80 units and 48 parking spaces

    New apartment tower ready to rise in East Lakeview
    A long-discussed apartment development is finally ready to break ground in Chicago's East Lakeview neighborhood. The upcoming project at 450-454 W. Belmont Avenue landed its full construction permit late last week. Situated just steps from Belmont Harbor and Chicago's popular Lakefront Trail, the new building will bring dozens of rental units to an apartment hungry neighborhood where demand has steadily outpaced supply.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jun 11

Lost wallet

Lost my black wallet with gold zipper closure and all contents inside it somewhere around wrigleyville. If found please contact, state ID is inside will be able to provide information.

Jun 10

Updated Jun 11

Censorship on EveryBlock

I would like to make a formal complaint against censorship here on Everyblock. I made a post referencing a recent crime on Red Line Belmont El Platform - a man was apparently publicly urinating and woman told him to stop, he threatened to kill her, she took his photo then tried to walk away when he apparently attacked her from behind and tried to murder her by throwing her down on the electrical train tracks. At the time of my...

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I would like to make a formal complaint against censorship here on Everyblock. I made a post referencing a recent crime on Red Line Belmont El Platform - a man was apparently publicly urinating and woman told him to stop, he threatened to kill her, she took his photo then tried to walk away when he apparently attacked her from behind and tried to murder her by throwing her down on the electrical train tracks. At the time of my post the dangerous criminal was still at large and I attempted to alert others and circulate his photo so that he could be apprehended. The good news is that this dangerous criminal was caught and is now being prosecuted for attempted murder.

Why was my post deleted/censored?

My post did not contain any racial epithets, incitement to violence or suggestions of illegal acts - instead it was just to note a bad crime and encourage regular citizens to help catch a dangerous criminal.

I am increasingly concerned by the amount of censorship on Everyblock and elsewhere in the social media world which is increasingly being dominated by a small group of social media monopolists who only allow one point of view and censor Conservatives, anyone that supports President Trump, anyone that wants our immigration laws or laws against attempted murder enforced.

C'mon!

  • how is that woman who was attacked doing?

    her courage should be commended.

    its ridiculous that we allow behavior to go unchecked. Criminals are emboldened.

  • future alderman future alderman

    remember those kids from arizona who caused a stink last(?) year about their horrible chicago experience because the guy engaged with someone who was obviously a nut? same thing. we all know you shouldn't pee on an el platform. more than a few guys have died from it.

Jun 07

Updated Jun 11

A guide to Saturday's World Naked Bike Ride, which skirts Chicago law a little bit

Past viewing points have included parts of North Michigan Avenue, and stretches Belmont Avenue and North Broadway in Lakeview as well as arterial roads in Wicker Park.

    A guide to Saturday's World Naked Bike Ride, which skirts Chicago law a little bit
    Check your brakes, adjust your seat and take off your clothes. That's right, the annual World Naked Bike Ride is returning to Chicago this weekend, making us wonder: How do they get away with that? After all, riders who bare it all could be in violation of Chicago law.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • what's the point of this stupidity on display?

  • This happened once at rush hour on the Congress/Eisenhower Expy blocking all lanes going west, but I don't recall if it was the naked bike ride or Critical Mass members riding naked. Whichever ... how classless.. They should have all been locked up and fined.

Jun 11

Sweet and savory: Chicago's top 4 creperies

Topping the list is The Crepe Shop. Located at 2928 N. Broadway St. (between Oakdale and Wellington avenues) in Lakeview, the breakfast and brunch spot is the highest...

La Creperie, a wine bar and French eatery in Lakeview, is another go-to, with four stars out of 626 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2845 N. Clark St. (between Broadway and Orchard streets) to see for yourself.

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Photo: Shaji K./YelpRiver West's Iguana Cafe, located at 517 N. Halsted St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the daytime eatery four stars out of 658...

Over in Lincoln Square, check out Pannenkoeken Cafe, which has earned four stars out of 404 reviews on Yelp. You can find the breakfast and brunch spot at 4757 N. Western Ave. (between Leland and Lawrence avenues).

    Sweet and savory: Chicago's top 4 creperies
    Looking to try the best creperies in town? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to score crepes in Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike. Photo: lynn s./Yelp Topping the list is The Crepe Shop.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jun 09

Updated Jun 11

New restaurant?

Anyone know what’s going in to the former Dive Bar space on Halsted just south of Cornelia? Looks like they’re painting the outside in preparation for something.

  • Do we need another restaurant in the neighborhood.

  • I'm curious too, that was supposed to be the reopening of mEAT, but those signs have been down for over a year now. And, yes, we certainly need as much restaurant choice in this neighborhood as possilbe, anything is better than another closed building.

  • Li, if you think you know what the neighborhood needs, by all means....

    go ahead and take the risk and open up your own business.

    or, sit on the sidelines and take e-potshots at those who have the courage, conviction, stamina and work ethic to try.

Jun 09

Updated Jun 11

A guide to Saturday's World Naked Bike Ride, which skirts Chicago law a little bit

Past viewing points have included parts of North Michigan Avenue, and stretches of Belmont Avenue and North Broadway in Lakeview as well as arterial roads in Wicker Park.

    A guide to Saturday's World Naked Bike Ride, which skirts Chicago law a little bit
    Check your brakes, adjust your seat and take off your clothes. That's right, the annual World Naked Bike Ride is returning to Chicago this weekend, making us wonder: How do they get away with that? After all, riders who bare it all could be in violation of Chicago law.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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