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September 10, 2012 | Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
Earlier this season, the White Sox attempted to propel Jake Peavy to an All-Star berth using the #TakeJake campaign, a social media movement that became wildly successful, despite Peavy's bid coming up short in the end. Now the Sox are taking to those networks again, hosting a Social Media Week in order to highlight the fans' favorite moments from the 2012 season. The team is accepting nominations in a number of categories until the end of the week, including "Most clutch hit," "Most amazing catch" and "Favorite 2012 call by Ken Harrelson.
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March 31, 2014 | By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
Did your childhood dreams include jumping into a tub of mashed potatoes or flinging yourself down a chocolate syrup-coated slide on Nickelodeon's "Double Dare"? If so, here's your chance to cross that dream off your bucket list, complete with host Marc Summers running the show. On Sunday, Summers hosts ComedySportz's "Improvised Double Dare," a live, comedic game show inspired by the beloved '80s and '90s program where teams of kids competed in trivia quizzes and messy physical challenges for fabulous prizes.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2012 | By Dana Moran and RedEye
We aren't really regular viewers of the Tony Awards, but Neil Patrick Harris just might give us something to tune in for. The "How I Met Your Mother" star will host the night honoring achievements in theater for the third time in four years, producers announced Tuesday. After his tours of duty MCing the Tonys, Emmys and er, TV Land awards, we're pretty much ready to give this guy a crown -- or just a bunch of other wacky gigs. Check out our top picks. damoran@tribune.com | @redeyedana Laser tag tournament If there's one thing Neil's Barney Stinson loves almost as much as suits, it's this...
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March 19, 2014 | By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano and For RedEye
I always enjoy sharing the fun and interesting events that go on in Chicago's Geek and Nerd Community, especially when they involve combining the arts, like music and comic books. One such event is taking place at AW YEAH Comics , the comic shop owned by local comic creators - and Eisner Award Winners - Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani , along with Marc Hammond . They'll have writer/musician October Crifasi in house for "Comics, Chords and Cocktails" , a meet-and-greet that will involve music and hanging with some of Chicago's comic...
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February 27, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
Even though Arie Luyendyk Jr. declined to be the bachelor on this season of "The Bachelor," he hasn't strayed too far from the show while he focuses on his racing career. Between Sean Lowe's relentlessly outdoorsy dates and all the Tierra drama, Arie Jr. got some face time, and, for the finale, he'll be in Chicago hosting a viewing party as America watches to see which woman Sean will choose to marry and (probably) eventually divorce. The party will open its doors at 5:30 p.m. Mar. 11 and take place at Park West.
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August 24, 2012 | By Kate Bernot, @kbernot and RedEye
UPDATE: Set your DVR! The Chicago episode of "Bizarre Foods America" airs Monday, March 18. As the host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," Andrew Zimmern jets around the world, tasting some pretty weird, uh, treats. Recently, his travels have kept him closer to home as he films for Season 2 of "Bizarre Foods America," which will premiere in 2013. The series wraps its first season at 8 p.m. Aug. 27. He's already eaten barbecued armadillo and pigeon pie, so we asked Zimmern during a...
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June 18, 2012 | By Julia Borcherts, For RedEye
EAT Order up Pecking Order, 4416 N. Clark St. 773-907-9900 The new Filipino-style "chicken every which way" restaurant by local chef Kristine Subido and her mom, Melinda, features hormone- and antibiotic-free grilled, fried or roasted birds pre-marinated in cane sugar, tamari, garlic and vinegar ($10.95 half; $17.95 whole). They are served with one or two sides, respectively, including grilled sweet corn with lime mayo and fresh cheese or green beans with tomato-ginger sofrito.
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August 8, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Anthony Skrine just wants to keep Chicago partying, and he's willing to pay for it. The 28-year-old entrepreneur from Oak Park always found success planning bar crawls at Eastern Illinois University, and the idea that it could become a full-time gig has stuck with him since he graduated in 2006. After raising $30,000 in investments from friends and family, he launched Ten2Party, a service he hopes is a one-stop shop for Chicagoans to plan a big night out. “We had all these people coming to (our bar crawls)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel took shots at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm's Emmy losing streak, among others, during his four-minute opening monologue. Here are some of his best jokes. "'Downton Abbey' is an amazing show ... It really gives you a sense of what it must have been like to grow up in Mitt Romney's house. " "Being a Republican in Hollywood is like being a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the snack table at 'Glee.'" "Television is an American institution, yet one out of every five actors here...
SPORTS
February 13, 2013
Soldier Field has shown admirable versatility in its history. Case in point: 1927: Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey before 104,000 boxing fans. 1944: 150,000 spectators attend a visit by President Franklin Roosevelt. 1954: Soldier Field plays host to ski jumping. 1956: The stadium hosts Grand National stock car races, the equivalent of Sprint Cup today. 1962: 116,000 turn out to hear evangelist Billy Graham. Sources: soldierfield.net, nascar.com
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February 24, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
A city so desperate for a sign of spring has officially lost it.  This Saturday, March 1, Empty Bottle will host "Music Frozen Dancing," an outdoor (you read that right) block party on a day where the current forecast calls for a high of 23 degrees.  " We're thinking this is the worst winter we can remember and god dammit, we're gonna have some fun outside if it means freezing our asses off," the Ukrainian Village Bar states on the event announcement.  The free event will begin at noon and feature performances by Marnie Stern, Heavy Times and Diarrhea...
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January 20, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins and RedEye Sound Board
It's safe to say that Drake did his thing during his first gig hosting "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend. Obviously having previous acting experience helps, but it's always great to see a host throw themself into the sketches and Drizzy definitely delivered. His opening monologue featured some rapping about his African-American/Jewish heritage: and he did some good sketch work. Here's some of the other ones:    He even did impressions! Here he is as A-Rod in the cold open:    ...and absolutely NAILS...
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December 11, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
"Best Ink" hits close to home for Chicagoans in its third season; the city can boast about contestant Amy Zager, an Uptown tattoo artist, and Pete Wentz, the show's host. Fall Out Boy bassist Wentz is back for a second season of the show, currently airing at 9 p.m. Wednesdays on Oxygen. Zager is one of the 14 tattoo artists vying to create the best ink and win the tattoo competition in which they must complete a series of art and tattoo challenges judged by Joe Capobianco, Sabina Kelley and Hannah Aitchison.
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December 4, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
One of the year's most-anticipated films--"American Hustle"--is coming to Chicago early with an advance screening at the Music Box Theatre at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The film is presented as part of the New York Film Critics Series which presents live, national in-theater screenings with Q&As and interviews with those involved with the film. A prerecorded Q&A with director David O. Russell will be shown along with the film. "American Hustle" stars Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy...
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October 15, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts and For RedEye
He's a TV show host by day who turns tricks at night. But no, this isn't Justin Willman's dark secret. He started performing magic as a kid under the stage name his mother bestowed, Justin Kredible. He's kept it - but ditched the nickname - as an adult and, along with his gigs as the host of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars," "Halloween Wars" and "Last Cake Standing," has continued to make magic with the likes of actor Hugh Jackman and filmmaker Kevin Smith on such programs "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and his own monthly sold-out...
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October 6, 2013 | Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
If you're a fan of professional wrestling, the place to hang out and eat some great food is The Squared Circle (2418 N Ashland Ave  Chicago, IL 60614) . The eatery is run by former WWE Diva/TNA Knockout Lisa Marie Varon, and her husband Lee Varon.  The wrestling-themed restaurant - consider it a Hard Rock Café for fans of sports entertainment - has become the most popular place in Chicago to watch pay-per-view events. Having seen a few there myself, I can say that the place really comes to life when it fills up for a viewing...
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July 19, 2012 | By Renee Pinckney and For RedEye
In celebration of 93XRT's 40th anniversary, Chef Troy Graves of Red Door and XRT's Lin Brehmer will host the Lobster Bash on July 31. Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave. in Bucktown, will host the event--from 6:30 to 10  p.m.--which will feature a group of leading local chefs assembled by Graves.   "It's always fun getting the chefs together and making some food," he said. "I expect it should be lots of fun. " Event organizer Carl Galvan, of Red Door, called the participating chefs "leaders and trendsetters in the industry.
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August 27, 2013 | By Courtney Griffin and RedEye
Who says fest season is over when summer ends? Wicker Park and Bucktown will host the first-ever Chillfest, a free music event, on Nov. 16. Chillfest will feature more than 100 musicians playing live acoustic sets in storefronts throughout both neighborhoods. The performances will take place at a variety of venues in both neighborhoods and will be done in a simultaneous “pop-up” gig fashion, as several stores will play host to the musicians at once. The venues, including restaurants, boutiques, bakeries and bars, will stage four artists inside their businesses from noon to 6...
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August 14, 2013 | Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
Have plans for Friday night? Wanna go have a few drinks and play some pinball? How's that for a pickup line, huh? Well, better than that - don't worry ladies, I'm not hitting on you - the HQ Beercade is actually holding a pinball tournament this Friday to show off their newest machine! Check out the following press release and catch up with me at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a prize: Let Headquarters Beercade be your master of puppets next Friday night!
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