5 days ago

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

Addison Street at Halsted Street

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

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.
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5 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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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.
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Jun 07

Updated 6 days ago

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.
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  • 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 09

Updated 6 days ago

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.
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Jun 07

Updated Jun 08

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.
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  • how do they get away with that?

    same way critical mass gets away with their law breaking....

    it's cool when liberals do it.

Jun 04

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 4-Sunday, June 10, 2018

Stand Up NBC Showcase at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:00 p.m. Tonight is part of a nationwide search for comedians of diverse...

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Stories from the Beat Lounge at Second City’s Judy’s Beat Lounge, 230 W. North, 8:30 p.m. Comedy, adventure, sadness and most of all, the truth.

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...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Marty DeRosa hosts Geoffrey Asmus, Blake Burkhart, Kevin Bozeman, Matt Riggs, Sarah Perry, and Sarah Sherman.

Neal Brennan at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Neal Brennan is an Emmy nominated...

Lit AF Tour at UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine, 7:30 p.m. Martin Lawrence hosts Rick Smiley, Bruce Bruce, DeRay Davis, and Adele Givens.

Joe Rogan at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian also known for his in-depth podcast interviews on The Joe Rogan Experience. Roseanne Barr had been scheduled to appear on the 6/1 episode, but then decided she just couldn’t do it.

Chalo Haso Comedy Showcase at Seven Bar and Restaurant, 400 E. Randolph, 8:00 p.m. “The best only pure Desi comedy show in the city of Chicago.” Maya May hosts Hari Rao, Raghu Adibhatla, and headliner Sonal Aggarwal.

Just Nesh at Astoria Lounge, 3208 N. Kostner, 6:00 p.m. Taneshia (“Just Nesh) Rice toured with Dick Gregory and has been featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City and The Next Level.

Squeaky Wheels at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:30 p.m. Catherine McDonnell's and Catharine Savage's new sketch show will...

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 4-Sunday, June 10, 2018
    Visitors in town: Neal Brennan, Joe Rogan, and The Bodega Boys. The Lit AF Tour is here with Martin Lawrence, Bruce Bruce, Rick Smiley and two Chicagoans returning to their hometown, Adele Givens and DeRay Davis. There are many unique comedy-related events at the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend.
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Jun 01

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

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.

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...

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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.

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

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.”

    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.
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May 27

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    Kickstand Productions Presents! 521 Briar Shed, Stondar, [REDACTED]
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May 18

FREE Coffee at Stan’s Donuts on Friday in Chicago

Lakeview – 3300 N. Broadway, 773-883-4764 & 2800 N. Clark St., 773-868-0173

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Wicker Park – 1560 N. Damen Ave., 773-360-7386

Streeterville – 259 E. Erie St. Suite 100, 312-255-1130

Lakeview – 3300 N. Broadway, 773-883-4764 & 2800 N. Clark St., 773-868-0173

East Roosevelt – 26 E. Roosevelt Road, 312-834-0700

Mag Mile – 535 N. Michigan Ave., 312-955-3100

West Loop – 1301 W. Lake St., 312-285-2148

Millennium Park – 181 N. Michigan Ave., 312-729-5480

    FREE Coffee on Friday in Chicago
    Take advantage of "Free Coffee Day" at Stan's Donuts eight city locations and one in Oakbrook and get a FREE cup with no purchase necessary, but we know you are going to buy a donut, because you can't go to Stans and not come out with a donut.....
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May 16

Get free coffee and a chance to win a new bike at Stan's Donuts this Friday

3300 N. Broadway, 773-883-4764

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1560 N. Damen Ave., 773-360-7386

259 E. Erie St. Suite 100, 312-255-1130

2800 N. Clark St., 773-868-0173

26 E. Roosevelt Road, 312-834-0700

535 N. Michigan Ave., 312-955-3100

1301 W. Lake St., 312-285-2148

181 N. Michigan Ave., 312-729-5480

    Get free coffee and a chance to win a new bike at Stan's Donuts this Friday
    Stan's Donuts & Coffee has partnered with Passion House Coffee Roasters on two custom roasts. To celebrate, they're giving guests free coffee at all nine Stan's locations Friday, May 18, as well as a chance to win a new bike.
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May 10

Korean mom-and-pop Moccozy serves bibimbap and more in their highest form

3333 N. Broadway

    Korean mom-and-pop Moccozy serves bibimbap and more in their highest form
    Lots of cultures find beauty in burnt rice. In Spain it's socarrat, the crispy layer of bomba that adheres to the paella pan. In Persia it's tahdig, the saffron-stained crust of basmati that scrapes up from the bottom of the pot.
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May 08

Rainbow Cone, Pistachio Abduction among brews tapped for Illinois Craft Beer Week

•Marz Community Brewing -- 3630 S. Iron St., Chicago; 773-579-1935; marzbrewing.com. The Bridgeport taproom and kitchen opened in February. For ICBW, Marz and DryHop Brewers will release the collaboration Arnold Palmer Meets Dragon Lady at 5 p.m. May 21 at DryHop, 3155 N. Broadway in Chicago.

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...that will be released at 6 p.m. May 22 at both Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S. Western Ave. (773-779-2739), and Open Outcry, 10934 S. Western Ave. (773-220-7631...

...at both Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S. Western Ave. (773-779-2739), and Open Outcry, 10934 S. Western Ave. (773-220-7631...

•Marz Community Brewing -- 3630 S. Iron St., Chicago; 773-579-1935; marzbrewing.com. The Bridgeport taproom and kitchen opened in February. For ICBW, Marz and DryHop Brewers will release the collaboration Arnold Palmer Meets Dragon Lady at 5 p.m. May 21 at DryHop, 3155 N. Broadway in Chicago.

•Steam Hollow Brewing Co. -- 450 Spruce St., Manteno; www.steamhollowbrewing.com. Construction has begun on the 10-barrel brewhouse and taproom expected to open this fall by Blane and Natalie White, U.S. Navy veterans and Manteno residents.

    Rainbow Cone, Pistachio Abduction among brews tapped for Illinois Craft Beer Week
    The craft beer business just keeps on chugging along, with the Southland seeing new developments in Mokena, Homewood, Tinley Park and beyond. With the arrival of Illinois Craft Beer Week (ICBW) May 18 to 25, many suburban breweries are taking part in the annual shindig while others are focused on simply brewing enough to finally open -- or stay open.
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May 08

What does $1,600 rent you in Chicago, today?

3420 N. Lake Shore Drive, #6K (Lakeview)

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1446 N. Dearborn St. | Photos: Zumper

124 W. Polk St., #504 (Loop)

1337 W. Flournoy St., #1RB (UIC)

2801 W. Logan Blvd., #3R (Logan Square)

    What does $1,600 rent you in Chicago, today?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding housing in Chicago if you've got a budget of $1,600/month. Take a peek at what rentals the city has to offer, below.
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May 07

The cool mom's guide to Chicago

131 N. Clinton St., 2108 N. Clark St., 3243 N. Broadway, 5229 S. Harper Ct., 773-868-4574

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1531 N. Damen Ave., 773-235-4039

3640 N. Clark St., 773-857-7120

3455 N. Southport Ave., 773-883-2525

2829 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-6452

1924 W. Chicago Ave., 773-645-4949

2200 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-433-5959

131 N. Clinton St., 2108 N. Clark St., 3243 N. Broadway, 5229 S. Harper Ct., 773-868-4574

131 N. Clinton St., 2108 N. Clark St., 3243 N. Broadway, 5229 S. Harper Ct., 773-868-4574

131 N. Clinton St., 2108 N. Clark St., 3243 N. Broadway, 5229 S. Harper Ct., 773-868-4574

1148 W. Monroe St., 312-265-0780

2184 N. Elston Ave., 312-944-7677

1809 W. Webster Ave., 773-251-1025

2040 N. Western Ave., 773-772-8411

1009, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park, 708-383-4815

1911 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-1720

3026 N. Ashland Ave., 773-248-3677

1930 W. Hubbard St., 312-281-7946

2630 W. Bradley Place, 773-588-7946

2864 N. Lincoln Ave., 2337 W. North Ave., 773-235-2665

2864 N. Lincoln Ave., 2337 W. North Ave., 773-235-2665

1911 W. Lake St., 1535 N. Dayton St., 2640 W. Bradley Place, 877-545-5457

1911 W. Lake St., 1535 N. Dayton St., 2640 W. Bradley Place, 877-545-5457

1911 W. Lake St., 1535 N. Dayton St., 2640 W. Bradley Place, 877-545-5457

5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., 1127 N. Oakley Blvd., 773-288-3815

5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., 1127 N. Oakley Blvd., 773-288-3815

5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., 1127 N. Oakley Blvd., 773-288-3815

1935 W. Division St., 312-458-5887

300 N. Central Park Ave., 312-746-5100

1000 W. 35th St., 773-823-9410

2226 N. Milwaukee Ave.

337 E. Randolph St.

2001 N. Clark St.

    The cool mom's guide to Chicago
    Just because you had a baby or two doesn't mean you want to give up the greatness that is exploring Chicago. "When I had my kid, I thought, 'Oh my God, I have to give up happy hour and all these cool things,'" said Mama Fresh creator and Chicago mom Jenny LeFlore (check out our interview with her here).
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Apr 26

Updated Apr 28

Get out there: 150-plus Chicago patios and rooftops for summer eating and drinking

Ceres' Table Find excellent Italian food, great people watching and a dog-friendly atmosphere at this 16-person sidewalk cafe. 3124 N. Broadway, 773-922-4020.

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Angelo's A 26-seat, 700-square-foot patio is available at this neighborhood spot. Enclosed by fences and illuminated by string lights, the space has a definite backyard vibe. Full food and drink menus are available outdoors, and so are reservations. 3026 W. Montrose Ave., 773-539-0111.  

...front window retracts to give a taste of the outdoors even while you're inside. 3830 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-539-4398...

Elixir Lounge and Replay Andersonville The Andersonville cocktail bar and arcade bar share a 68-seat sidewalk patio fenced in by planter boxes and accented with umbrellas and light-strung trees. Elixir, 1509 W. Balmoral Ave., 773-654-1751; Replay, 5358 N. Clark St., 773-654-1369.

Elixir Lounge and Replay Andersonville The Andersonville cocktail bar and arcade bar share a 68-seat sidewalk patio fenced in by planter boxes and accented with umbrellas and light-strung trees. Elixir, 1509 W. Balmoral Ave., 773-654-1751; Replay, 5358 N. Clark St., 773-654-1369.

...Tea or The Hill Pop with bourbon and house-made lemonade ($8 glass, $32 pitcher). 3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000...

Ludlow Liquors The backyard garden patio features low-tier stadium seats, picnic tables and lounge chairs. The dog-friendly space will be decorated with greenery and feature a walk-up window for drinks. 2959 N. California Ave., 773-754-7492, ludlow-liquors.com

Sleeping Village At this beer hall and music venue, a sprawling, 150-person patio will allow four-legged friends too. What better way to spend a summer afternoon than with beer, music and puppies? 3734 W. Belmont Ave., 773-654-3971, sleeping-village.com

The Duck Inn A bilevel backyard patio surrounded by a working vegetable garden adds welcome space to the popular spot. This year, Duck Inn is adding a satellite bar pouring draft cocktails, as well as welcoming dogs for the first time. 2701 S. Eleanor St., 312-724-8811.

Whirlyball Bumper cars, bowling and LaserTag may come to mind, but this entertainment restaurant also has an open-air patio on the second level with high-top seating, lounges and communal fireplaces. Enjoy seasonal cocktails, craft beer and bar bites. 1825 W. Webster Ave., 773-486-7777

Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea Both the Bucktown and Chicago Athletic Association locations will have yellow patio decor out for for you to enjoy that morning coffee or tea. 1620 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-770-3444, 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-448-9015

Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea Both the Bucktown and Chicago Athletic Association locations will have yellow patio decor out for for you to enjoy that morning coffee or tea. 1620 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-770-3444, 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-448-9015

...4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday. 5352 N. Broadway, 773-754-7419...

Revival Social Club The cozy, comfort-food restaurant in Edgewater takes a similar approach to its patio, with a tidy 25-seat space in its backyard, away from the street and under strings of lights. It's dog-friendly, too! 1133 W. Granville Ave., 773-293-6435.

...be serving bites like tempura buffalo cauliflower, a veggie crudite platter and smoked beet tartare. 1112 N. State St., 312-586-2160, devereauxchicago.com

...also available for al fresco diners, who can enjoy this patio seven days a week. 8 W. Maple St. #1, 312-944-8888...

Athena Housing the biggest outdoor space in Greektown, Athena is equipped with an elaborate retractable-roof system for year-round use. The actual outdoor patio has 80 seats; when the roof is retracted, there are 300 seats that are essentially outdoors. 212 S. Halsted St., 312-655-0000.

Cafe Marie-Jeanne This neighborhood French-style cafe will have a new set up from last year where you can sip on wine and nosh on smoked, cured and pickled fish. The patio will have 25 to 30 seats along Augusta Blvd. surrounded by greenery and herbs. 1001 N. California Ave., 773-904-7660.

...with the homey-yet-elevated comfort foods. Leave your pooch at home for this one. 2700 W. Chicago Ave., 773-661-9577, heritage-chicago.com

Bread & Wine With a small herb garden, planters and patio lights, this 20-seat space in Irving Park offers a cozy sidewalk space that also welcomes dogs. 3734 W. Irving Park Road, 773-866-5266.

Barcocina The sun-soaked, 4,000-square-foot patio seats more than 100 at tables or sectional patio sofas. Other highlights include an outdoor bar, fire pits and a flat-screen TV. There’s also a front sidewalk patio that seats 22. Both areas allow dogs. 2901 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-687-9949.

Blackwood BBQ Unlike its two counterparts in the Loop, the Lakeview location serves craft beer, which means you can enjoy a cold one with that beef brisket sandwich on the 20-seat sidewalk patio, featuring a pair of picnic tables. 962 W. Belmont Ave., 312-487-4807.

...vegetable- and olive oil-based fare favored in Southern Italian cooking. Dogs can come too. 3335 N. Southport Ave., 773-687-8568...

...shrubbery in white antique pots and a planter box of flowers enhance the outdoor experience. 3446 N. Southport Ave., 773-270-4272...

...like crispy grain salad with goat cheese, endive, radish and sprouts ($10). Opens May 15. 1349 W. Cornelia Ave., 773-935-3552...

...doors. Overhead heating and an outdoor fireplace will help you stay cozy on chillier days. 3157 N. Southport Ave., 773-697-4632, tiedhousechicago.com

...park, and on the north side there are trees that provide shade from the sun. 1935 N. Lincoln Park West, 872-829-3971...

Boka Just beyond the dining room is Boka's outdoor space, surrounded by a working garden and hanging herbs. There's not much room for seating — just five four-tops — so get there early. 1729 N. Halsted St., 312-337-6070.

...another mezcal cocktail or kegged margarita without missing a moment of Cubs or Sox action. 2576 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-697-8217...

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! One of Chicago's oldest outdoor spaces is a large patio of about 70 seats with a sliding-glass roof. Come for the tapas, and stay for the paella. 2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000.

...pit for those breezy summer nights after sundown, as well as some optional plastic coverings. 1538 N. Clybourn Ave., 312-929-3952...

...18) served with a bevy of accompaniments including quince puree, fig jam and pretzel bread. 340 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-9101...

...be able to pair your Indian-style wrap with a house-made lassi ($3.25). 1251 W. Fullerton Ave., 872-802-3968...

...plates will be available from the hotel’s new restaurant, The Kennison, once it opens. 1816 N. Lincoln Ave., 312-254-4747...

The Kennison Located on the ground floor of the Hotel Lincoln, this American restaurant has an expansive patio that seats more than 30 people where you can have food and drinks while looking at Lincoln Park. 1800 N. Lincoln Ave., 312-981-7070

...with the new setup. When it opens, the charming patio will seat about 75 people. 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886...

...tables, shuffle boards and swinging chairs for those looking for more than a cold pint. 950 W. Wrightwood Ave., 773-832-4000, ogschicago.com

...and chives ($17), or the signature meatball pizza, which features Parmesan, ricotta and giardiniera ($18). 1521 N. Fremont St., 312-280-6000...

...and there are also reservable cabanas, daybeds or sun beds as part of The Oasis. 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr., 312-635-8058

...or meet up with friends to enjoy some pizza and cocktails in this intimate space. 1954 N. Halsted St., 773-634-4101

...pop a few bottles with your cheesy chorizo hash and (almost) mandatory slice of pie. 4610 N. Western Ave., 773-654-3610...

...an awning, while trees offer some shade on the other half. Dogs are not allowed. 4518 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-6100...

Jerry's Lincoln Square Trees along Giddings Plaza shade a 60-seat patio with tables for up to six at the sandwich restaurant with a respectable craft beer menu. Don’t worry about bringing Rover along, either; dogs are cool. 4739 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-208-6264.

...drinks like A Rose Finch, a citrusy blend of gin, pink vermouth and sparkling rosé. 4535 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-681-0950, thewarblerchicago.com

...tropical plants, the surrounding fences are lined with metal sculptures welded by the owners’ mother. 3281 W. Armitage Ave., 312-818-1254

Billy Sunday This modest patio seats up to 18 people and planters grow herbs used by the bar. The best part about this space is that your dog/child gets homemade treats and water bowls. 3143 W Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485

...nights, heaters and a stack of Mexican blankets are available outside. Dogs are allowed too. 2829 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-6452...

Fat Rice The back patio adds an additional 18 seats to the Macau-inspired eatery. 2957 W. Diversey Ave., 773-661-9170.

Giardino Segreto at Osteria Langhe A single communal table for 14 awaits alfresco diners in the backyard, which is named “secret garden” in Italian. The hideaway has romantic string lights and a garden growing produce and herbs used in-house. 2824 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-1582.

...nachos, or Paul McGee’s Mexican spirit-forward cocktails while taking in the fresh air. 2101 N. California Ave., 773-770-3414, lonesomerose.com

Mi Tocaya Antojeria A 40-seat enclosed patio in front of the new Logan Square spot provides a place to cool off with an elderflower margarita or the Chicana, a bubbly sipper made with gin and hibiscus-infused mezcal (both $8). 2800 W. Logan Blvd., 872-315-3947.

...has built-in fireplaces for those randomly chilly summer nights that Chicago seems to have. 3204 W. Armitage Ave., 773-360-8896, themoonlighterchicago.com

Park & Field Cozy up around fire pits at this Logan Square sports bar's 6,000-square-foot patio. Sidle up to the camper that serves as an outdoor bar and sip your drink between turns on the bocce court. 3509 W. Fullerton Ave., 765-426-6657.

...menu with small plates, wine and bottle service, plus cocktails from a revamped drink menu. 100 W. Monroe St., 312-236-1234...

...food, cocktail and happy hour (5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday) menus. 122 W. Monroe St., 312-750-9007...

Cerise The cherry on top of the Virgin Hotels Chicago is an indoor/outdoor bar/nightclub where DJs often spin at night for up to 200 people. The outside space offers a wraparound perch with loungy, rain-resistant furniture and excellent Loop views. 203 N. Wabash Ave., 312-940-4400.

...patio will seat 32 people. The bar, lunch and dinner menus will all be available. 233 N. Canal St., 312-414-1100, gibsonsitalia.com

...a third level of outdoor revelry available for extra views as well as private parties. 85 E. Wacker Drive, 312-357-1200...

Petterino This 60-seater patio is great for people watching while you dine on white tablecloths under twinkling lights strung up under an awning. A wall of greenery helps maintain some privacy. 150 N. Dearborn St., 312-422-0150

...on cast-iron bases and woven chairs. Partial lunch, but no dinner, is served outside. 222 N. LaSalle St., 312-726-7777...

Remington's Remington's is a straightforward American restaurant with a flower-box-bordered sidewalk cafe. New awnings shield patrons from the elements, and sliding glass windows turn the dining room into an open-air space. 20 N. Michigan Ave., 312-782-6000.

...for spring and summer, including wheat berry salad, rotisserie leg of lamb and street tacos. 135 W. Madison St., 312-940-3760

Seven Lions Across from the Art Institute, this tourist favorite is a creative American restaurant that offers a 48-seat sidewalk cafe with umbrella tables, flower boxes and a dog-friendly environment. 130 S. Michigan Ave., 312-880-0130.

Tavern at the Park Enjoy steaks and other American fare in the Tree House, the name of the rooftop deck that seats about 180 and offers a bird's-nest view of Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue. A 30-seat sidewalk patio is also available. 108 E. Randolph St., 312-552-0070.

...only but stays open for dinner Thursdays (in tandem with late hours at the museum). 159 E. Monroe St., 312-443-8650...

The Northman Cider lovers can take their pick of two outdoor areas. Sidewalk seating is expected to be available this summer for 40 people and any well-behaved dogs who come along. There will also be a courtyard, but the opening date is still TBA. 4337 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-935-2255.

Superdawg If you don't want to eat in your car, this classic spot for Chicago 'dogs features picnic tables year-round that can seat up to 60 people, and they get covered with canopies during sunny months. Super dogs (as in the canine companions) are welcome too. 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave, 773-763-0660.

SteakBar Retractable garage-door-style windows keep this new Four Corners Tavern Group and Hogsalt collaboration easy and breezy. For maximum sun exposure, ask for a spot on the 30-seat patio along the hustle and bustle of Wells Street. 1500 N. Wells St., 773-966-0404.

May St. Cafe A little bit Mexican, a little bit steakhouse, this Pilsen restaurant has a pleasant covered patio that periodically hosts live DJs and jazz musicians. 1146 W. Cermak Road, 312-421-4442.

3 Greens Market There’s room for 30 on the sidewalk of Brendan Sodikoff’s market-meets-coffeehouse, complete with foliage and awning shade. 354 W. Hubbard St,. 312-888-9195.

Apogee The new rooftop lounge on the 26th floor of the Dana Hotel has a large open-air area with fire pits. Soak in the sights while you sip one of the bar's gorgeous cocktails. There are also punch-sized shareable cocktails. 660 N. State St., 312-202-6000.

...garden will have interactive elements, like a pingpong table, and a walk-up pizza counter. 605 N. Wells St., 312-929-0065, barcargo.com

Bar Lupo This hip Italian spot recently debuted its patio, with a full menu of food and drinks, as well as occasional live music. 217 W. Huron St., 312-643-3400

...for canines to cool off while their humans enjoy tacos and margaritas. Opens in summer. 65 W. Kinzie St.

Beacon Tavern The wraparound patio at this American restaurant, tucked in a courtyard off of Michigan Avenue, offers views of the skyline, the Michigan Avenue bridge and the Wrigley Building. Dogs are welcome too. 405 N. Wabash Ave., 312-955-4226.

...front of the restaurant, and they feature an open window wine bar with 36 seats. 519 N. Clark, 312-284-1377...

Bernie’s Lunch & Supper With gorgeous wood beams overhead and dashes of springy colors, the 1,500-square-foot rooftop is a stunner, and it also boasts its own special drink menu. 660 N. Orleans St., 312-624-9892.

Celeste The downtown late-night hangout gets in on the rooftop action with its Roof Garden space, a lush, brick-walled lounge-type rooftop space. This year, the Garden has added a roof to offer all-weather capability. 111 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-9000.

Centennial The River North craft beer bar stays true to its theme by lining its 28-seat outdoor space with flower boxes growing hops. 733 N. LaSalle St., 312-284-5353.

Chicago Cut This riverfront steakhouse has a super-sized outdoor patio, with plenty of umbrella-topped tables (seating up to 80) and views of the Loop skyline and Chicago River. 300 N. LaSalle St., 312-329-1800. 

Dolce Italian The Italian restaurant seats 40 on a patio separated from the sidewalk with planter boxes. 127 W. Huron St., 312-754-0700.

Ema Enjoy tasty mezze plates like Toasted Almond & Garlic Spread, Grilled Octopus, Salmon Kebab and Crispy Potatoes as you relax on the 36-seat patio in the River North neighborhood. The restaurant also has large windows that open to Clark Street. 74 W. Illinois St., 312-527-5586.

...depicting Latin American plant life as the backdrop for a lot of pictures this summer. 109 W. Hubbard St.

...Champagne package), which includes Doughnut Vault goodies, a seafood tower, a waffle bar and more. 15 W. Illinois St., 312-874-7270...

...helm, is serving up familiar favorites like clam chowder, and inventive dishes, like snapper carpaccio. 531 N. Wells St., 312-929-3501

...the patio, which features tables for two or four, large umbrellas and plenty of planters. 707 N. Wells St., 312-600-6305...

...the Kale & Grains Salad, while sipping on refreshing craft cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices. 51 W. Hubbard, 312-828-0051...

Joy District A 3,000-square-foot rooftop features a frozen drink program but no food. For outdoor dining, try the smaller sidewalk patio, which is dog-friendly. 112 W. Hubbard St., 312-955-0339.

...and culinary menu, with additions like Shirobuto, a bone-in pork chop with shiso chimichurri. 339 N. Dearborn Ave., 312-877-5544...

The Kitchen Whether you’re indulging in oysters for brunch or a charcuterie plate for happy hour, try this new 28-seat riverfront patio, which will feature a mix of high-top tables, regular tables and standing room. The outdoor area is expected to open May 15. 316 N. Clark St., 312-836-1300

Labriola Ristorante & Cafe Just east of Michigan Avenue along a raised strip above Grand Avenue, Labriola has movable windows to let the air flow into the dining room, and about 45 seats on the sidewalk out front. 535 N. Michigan Ave., 312-955-3100.

...to floats and shakes. Enjoy a burger at one of their three Chicago-area locations. 161 E. Huron, 312-254-8500; 5 W. Ontario, 312-428-3548; 3654 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, 847...

...burger at one of their three Chicago-area locations. 161 E. Huron, 312-254-8500; 5 W. Ontario, 312-428-3548; 3654 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, 847-972-6171...

...pit tables perfect for taking in the views of Michigan Avenue below. Opens May 22. 101 E. Erie St.

...by-the glass as well as the full list of more than 300 Italian labels. 620 N. State, 312-642-8450...

...menu as the one indoors, in addition to a new brunch starting sometime in April. 113 W. Hubbard St., 312-644-0113, pointandfeatherchicago.com

...cooler nights (the space is usable for at least three seasons) and impervious to rain. 500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744...

...you from the sun. The patio will be open for lunch and dinner, weather-permitting. 59 W. Hubbard St., 312-377-9950...

River Roast This restaurant’s outdoor space runs right up against the Chicago River, offering spectacular views. Best time to dine? Sunset — and around noon at River Roast’s weekend blues brunch. 312 N. LaSalle St., 312-822-0100.

RPM Steak There's room for 20 at the new marble-top tables lining Kinzie Street by RPM's entrance. An awning offers some protection from glare and drizzles for both you and your dog, and this outdoor space is open for lunch and dinner. 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990.

...furnished and surrounded by skyscrapers. It boasts space for 70. Dress up for this one. 108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888...

...is perfect for a sunny-day hangout or for a pretty, downtown Chicago nighttime view. 318 N. State St., 312-670-9900...

Spin Chicago After taking names at the pingpong tables, head outside for custom cocktails, coffee and alfresco fare. The outdoor area features bench seating for up to 40 guests with table service of the full menu. 344 N. State St., 773-635-9999.

Sugar Factory This downtown palace of sweets is now letting you treat yourself outdoors with the launch of its 60-seat sidewalk patio. Covered by an awning and lined by flower boxes, the outdoor space also offers the full menu for guests. 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-946-2002.

...for lunch and dinner, too, which is served counter-service style and full-service, respectively. 325 W. Huron, 312-488-4917...

Tanta The Peruvian restaurant has a rustic, brick-and-wood deck on the second-floor roof. New this year: The full menu is available on the roof, and lunch is now available alfresco. 118 W. Grand Ave., 312-222-9700.

...a blend of organic vodka, lemon juice, prosecco, mint and blueberries ($12). Open in May, 1 W. Erie St., 312-204-6981...

Upstairs at The Gwen This fifth-floor rooftop specializes in craft cocktails, shared plates and downtown views with a side of art deco style. There's banquette and table seating for 150. 521 N. Rush St., 312-645-1500.

...available on the rooftop, and brunch is served on the weekends. Reservations are also available. 739 N. Clark St., 312-266-6691...

The Dawson A steel-and-wood pergola and barrel bar tables give this spacious, always busy patio a rough-hewn, built-by-hand vibe. 730 W. Grand Ave., 312-243-8955.

Piccolo Sogno This is one of the best outdoor dining spots in the city. On sultry summer nights, you can be seated indoors immediately, but a table in the fenced-in, uplit-landscaped outdoor garden? You’ll wait a while for one of those, and it will be worth it. 464 N. Halsted St., 312-421-0077.

...stay all day. Dogs will love it too, since they’re allowed on the patio. 671 N. St. Clair St., 312-642-0001...

...the 24-seat patio, which is meant to channel the style of an Italian cafe. 212 E. Ohio St., 312-664-0212...

...close view of Navy Pier's fireworks while you have one more glass of wine. 700 E. Grand Ave., 312-644-7482...

...rooftop bar and lounge, for happy hour and late-night menus paired with city views. 311 N. Morgan St., 312-764-1908, citymousechicago.com...

Cold Storage A slightly-above-street-level patio will seat 28 people on both high- and low-top tables under umbrellas and string lights. While away your day over oysters and rosé, like a cremant de Bordeaux sparkling version from Jaillance. 1000 W. Fulton Market, 312-638-6280, coldstoragechicago.com

Cruz Blanca Close your eyes, and imagine yourself unwinding on a 24-seat sidewalk patio with the help of Rick Bayless' Oaxacan-style tacos stuffed with red chili cecina and an impossibly refreshing beer brimming with local ingredients. 904 W. Randolph St., 312-733-1975.

...the front door, the restaurant is aiming for a mid-May patio opening this year. 857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825...

Eden The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in the West Loop has a new 20-seat patio in time for summer, and it's perched comfortably off the street for a bit of privacy. Going "al fresco" is currently an option for dinner and Sunday brunch. 1748 W. Lake St., 312-366-2294.

Formento's You'll find blooming flower boxes lining this 60-person sidewalk patio, plus the usual classic Italian fare on your plate. Formento's patio is open for dinner and welcomes dogs. 925 W. Randolph St., 312-690-7295.

Forno Rosso Take your pie outside at the West Loop pizzeria. With room for almost 60, the Randolph Street patio is well-suited for people-watching and day-drinking, with flowers and string lights decorating the space and music serenading it. Sounds dreamy. 1048 W. Randolph St., 312-243-6000.

...on a first-come, first-served basis. The back patio also has a retractable awning. 841 W. Randolph St., 312-888-2258, gideonsweet.com

Girl & the Goat Two long, communal tables make up G&G's sidewalk cafe. There's no respite from the sun or rain, but it does add about 20 more seats to this perpetually booked restaurant. 809 W. Randolph St., 312-492-6262.

Green Street Local Flowers and fresh herbs flank the cozy 25-seat patio, creating the perfect place to explore the extensive beer menu. 130 S. Green St., 312-226-6565.

La Sirena Clandestina La Sirena takes advantage of nice weather with a 20-seat sidewalk cafe along Morgan Street and Fulton Market that is dog-friendly. 954 W. Fulton Market, 312-226-5300.

La Sirena Clandestina La Sirena takes advantage of nice weather with a 20-seat sidewalk cafe along Morgan Street and Fulton Market that is dog-friendly. 954 W. Fulton Market, 312-226-5300.

...a full-service patio on the lower level with eight tables that also welcome dogs. 820 W. Randolph St., 312-888-3455...

...and flowerpots add a bit of ambiance. Dogs receive their own “MAD" bowl of water. 1140 W. Madison St., 312-243-2097...

Metric Coffee This coffee shop will kick off the warm season with its outdoor seating and a public roasting tour on April 28th. Their spring menu boasts a cascara sangria cold brewed with fruit and pepper, and a selection of shaken spirit teas. 2021 W Fulton St., 312-982-2196.

...you won’t lose your view of the pasta-making station situated behind the bar. 1020 W. Madison St., 312-888-3041...

...bar, serving select cocktails from neighboring sister spot Moneygun. Even better, pets are also invited. 664 W. Lake St., 312-600-0600...

Salero This Spanish restaurant has a wood-trimmed, planter-adorned sidewalk cafe that seats 20, a rustic counterpart to the white-on-white cafe at adjacent Blackbird. 621 W. Randolph St., 312-466-1000.

Slightly Toasted Tables topped with giant umbrellas provide seating for 70 on the patio, where you can sip a cappuccino ($3.50-$4.50) while nibbling on avocado toast featuring goat cheese, sprouts and egg ($7). 22 N. Clinton St., 312-967-2830.

...and be aware: This year Ada will offer special patio-only food and drink menus. 1664 N. Ada St., 773-697-7069...

Homestead on the Roof The 80-seat rooftop encompasses a sprawling organic garden and working outdoor fireplace, and it's delightful. The retracting-roof pergola offers some shelter from uncooperative weather. 1924 W. Chicago Ave., 773-904-1145.

Mott St. The backyard patio is both sizeable and private, with seating for up to 68 and fences enclosing the area. There's also an awning to offer a bit of cover, plus a fire pit for cool summer evenings. Dogs are welcome. 1401 N. Ashland Ave., 773-687-9977.

Split-Rail Chef Zoe Schor's West Town spot is opening a patio to seat an additional 20 diners, with the full menu available for dinner and brunch on the weekends. Don't miss the baked potato gnocchi or Maryland-style crab dip. 2500 W. Chicago Ave., 773-697-4413.

Cabana Club The Robey’s rooftop pool is only open to the hotel’s guests, but anyone is welcome to grab one of the chaises longues around the deck that seats 160. The bar is reimagining its concept to be more like a backyard barbecue and pool party, launching in May. 2018 W. North Ave., 872-315-3050.

...touting menu is available on the patio, as well as its cocktails (carrot margarita, perhaps?). 2015 W. Division St., 773-697-8711...

Fifolet Cajun & Cocktails Sip a frozen hurricane ($12), and snack on crawfish fritters served with lemon-cayenne aioli ($7) on the 25-seat patio. The space is lined with planter boxes that will be stocked with greens and flowers all summer. 1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886.

...fit for warm-weather drinking, such as its Pimm’s Pitcher ($55), debuting this season. 2125 W. Division St., 773-697-3522...

...alfresco seats can chase Malort shots with a boozy milkshake under strings of starlike lights. 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Taxim There’s room for 80 on the rooftop haven, with exposed brick and a lush garden of herbs and tomatoes in terra cotta pots. The restaurant is also debuting a weekend brunch service on its rooftop space this summer. 1558 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-1558.

...Business offers its full food and drink menus upstairs, along with 10 frozen margarita machines. 1367 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-7362...

...globally inspired food, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and shared plates, in addition to cocktails and wine. 3630 N. Clark St., 773-302-2300, hotelzachary.com

...craft beers brewed specifically for the spot in collaboration with local breweries, plus shareable snacks. 1101 W. Waveland Ave., 773-388-8249, luckydorr.com

Found A 25-seat, Parisian-style sidewalk cafe adds much-needed seats at this popular downtown Evanston destination. 1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-868-8945.

Maya Del Sol The Latin fusion restaurant offers a welcome combination of a beautiful patio and excellent margaritas. 144 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, 708-538-9800.

    Get out there: 150-plus Chicago patios and rooftops for summer eating and drinking
    On a warm Chicago day, there is one place to be: posted on a great rooftop or patio, beverages and bites within reach. To that end, we've compiled a list of outdoor dining spaces throughout the city, organized by neighborhood, so everyone can eat alfresco all season long.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    It's great to see more being done with rooftops in Chicago, so long underutilized.

  • I love all the patios for al fresco dining in Sheridan Park. I look forward to reading all about it on the Sheridan Park Neighbors Association Facebook page.

Apr 25

Korean eats: 3 new spots to try in Chicago, with bibimbap & bulgogi

Moccozy 3333 N. Broadway St. (near Roscoe Street), Lakeview

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City Rock Korean Kitchen 100 W. Randolph St. (between Clark and N. LaSalle streets), Loop Photo: Loretta P./Yelp

711 W. Jackson Blvd. (near S. Desplaines Street), West Loop

    Korean eats: 3 new spots to try in Chicago, with bibimbap & bulgogi
    Interested in trying some new Korean spots in Chicago? You're in luck: we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Korean food. 100 W. Randolph St. (between Clark and N.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 25

Chicago comedy shows with female-identifying and queer casts

3175 N. Broadway, 773-327-3175

851 W. Belmont Ave., 773-697-9693

3209 N. Halsted St., 773-871-3793

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1501 N. Kingsbury St., 312-929-2401

4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-293-2665

2313 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-687-9063

230 W. North Ave., 312-662-4562

1650 N. Halsted St., 312-335-1650

    Chicago comedy shows with female-identifying and queer casts
    Female comedians in Chicago are creating a space for themselves in the city's historic improv and stand-up entertainment scenes. Check out one of their shows, highlighting everything from "unladylike" behavior to sex positivity. Jason Chin Harold Cabaret, iO Theater 1501 N.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 24

Renting in Boystown: What will $1,300 get you?

701 West Brompton Ave. | Photos: Zumper

3449 Elaine Place, #310

703 West Brompton Ave., #16

617 West Melrose St., #D3

    Renting in Boystown: What will $1,300 get you?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Boystown? According to Walk Score, this Chicago neighborhood is extremely walkable, is convenient for biking and is a haven for transit riders. Data from rental site Zumper shows that the median rent for a one bedroom in Boystown is currently hovering around $1,552.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 23

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 23-Sunday, April 29, 2018

Benefits of Laughter Variety Show at Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Improvisexation at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. “Come see the show that’s banned in three-quarters of the world.”

Everyone’s A Lawyer at Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:00 p.m. Comedians turn lawyer for an evening. Laugh AND pick up useful arguing skills. Given the times, those skills will probably come in handy immediately. Created and hosted by comedian and lawyer Paul Farahvar.

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The Armando Diaz Experience at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. This classic weekly iO show has some great evenings planned tonight and ahead. Tonight: Alicia Swiz, the creator of Slut Talk and Feminist Happy Hour who is also a professor, writer, and comedian.

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...

The Not That Late Show at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. With Mesha Arant, Nate Fleming, and special guest Sameena Mustafa. Hosted by Justin Swinson.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Nationally renowned stand-up showcase. Blake Burkhart hosts Rob Mailloux, Jonah Jurkens, Allison Dunne, Marty DeRosa, Erica Clark, and Raanan Hershberg.

How’d We Get Here? at Bourbon on Division, 2050 W. Division, 8:00 p.m. “Gut-wrenching, tear-jerking stories from some of Chicago's hottest...

Damon Williams at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Showcase hosted by Eli Hamilton...

Sinbad at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 7:00 p.m. Sinbad sits in with the Victor Wooten trio for a...

20x2 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 7:00 p.m. Twenty creative people get two minutes to answer one question. Tonight’s question: where do we start? Comic and serious.

Jonah Ray at @North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Jonah Ray’s “Festival of Me” is tonight and Saturday night. Jonah Ray co-hosted The Meltdown with Kumail Nanjiani, The Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, and Mystery Science Theater 3000. His podcast is Jonah Raydio.

Faded at The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., 9:30 p .m. Comedy showcase by T. Murph (Kevin Hart’s The Next Level, Epix’ Get Shorty, Key & Peele).

Apr 19

Updated Apr 19

190 North - April 22, 2018

3219 N. Broadway

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535 N Wells St

11 East Madison

4521 N. Sheridan Rd

1746 W. North Ave

1235 W. Belmont

108 N May St, Chicago

    190 North - April 22, 2018
    ABC7 brings you another '190 North' special... we're Chicago's longest-running lifestyles and entertainment show! On this episode...there's lots new on the Chicago food scene... from a sleek Euro-style spot in River North to -sushi-, done lickety-split.. and a former Cub's -first- sports bar. Also... check out a couple creative 'shelters' that are the 'cat's meow'...
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Wabi Sabi...the rotary sushi place on Sheridan is the Uptown mention.

  • That stretch of Sheridan is improving by leaps and bounds. Wabi Sabi is definitely a part of that revival. Well deserved kudos.

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