December 19, 2012 |
Headquarters beercade keeps tabs on what games its patrons would most like to see added to its lineup, and for the holidays, they're doing their best to make those wishes a digital reality. For Christmas, the Lakeview bar plans to throw an X-Men X-Mas, where it will unveil the bar's newest gaming addition, the multiplayer "X-Men" arcade game. The game was highly requested on the bar's in-house receipt, and everyone there will be able to participate in a tournament-style promotion all day Christmas Day. It will remain industry night even with the holiday, so industry...
December 1, 2011 |
I think I've got this sabermetrics thing figured out. I'm on to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. After analyzing charts of data, tendencies, numerous situations, probabilities, outcomes, statistics, the Cubs have figured out they need to go after Prince Fielder and/or Albert Pujols. Well, duh. I could have told you that. Geniuses, I'll tell ya. If they're so smart, how come David DeJesus is a Cub? Guy hit less than .250 last year. I want to see his metrics. You know, watching these guys go after the big boys, I suddenly remembered something...
December 5, 2011 |
The weather may be giving us the cold shoulder, but Chicago's bars, theaters and hosts are just getting started with this fresh crop of not-to-be-missed seasonal pub crawls, holiday shopping fairs, comedy shows and more. Find more events at chicago.metromix.com/events 5: Deathscribe 2011 Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse Ave. Oh, the weather outside is frightful - and so are these original works of horror. December bleeds red at this annual horror festival featuring radio plays performed by local actors and sound effects artists.
December 22, 2011 |
Taj Gibson might not be the Bulls' superstar, but the soft-spoken forward nevertheless offered up his fair share of highlight-reel-worthy moments in the team's postseason run last spring. Most spectacularly, he threw down a dunk practically on top of Miami's Dwyane Wade, a slam that put him into the headlines for days. But don't expect Gibson to brag about it. Instead, he throws the credit to C.J. Watson - who passed him the ball for the big dunk - puts his head down and continues to work.
December 22, 2011 |
Between the gifts, the overeating and the family obligations, Christmas day can be hectic for anyone. But for Chicago sports fans, this year will be even more complicated. Thanks to scheduling bordering on a holiday miracle, both the Bulls and Bears will play major away games Sunday, with the Bulls making their post-lockout debut against the L.A. Lakers and the Bears meeting with the Packers. With both games scheduled to broadcast on national networks, many Chicago bars are opening their doors on the national holiday to accommodate fans who are opting...
October 23, 2012 |
Quentin Tarantino's newest movie, "Django Unchained," is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day. If fans can't wait that long to get their fill of big-screen QT, they'll have an opportunity early in December thanks to Miramax, Fathom Events and IGN. As one of those "one night only" movie events, the trio will present two of Tarantino's classics, "Resevoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction" on Dec. 4 and 6, respectively, at select theaters across the country....