May 23, 2013 |
Remember when there were free movies shown in Grant Park each summer? Remember how bummed you were when that series went away? Well, good news: The offices of the mayor and cultural affairs announced today that a new, free film series will begin June 18 in Millennium Park, kicking off with a tribute to late, Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert and a screening of the Oscar-winning musical "Chicago. " But wait! You actually don't have to wait that long. While June 18 is the "official" beginning to the series, the 1981 Muddy Waters/Rolling Stones performnace at the...
February 5, 2014 |
Comedy Central's new series "Broad City" is bringing the funny to Chicago in March. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will do 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. shows March 13 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., as part of the 18-city "Broad City Live" tour. The gals play under-achieving 20somethings who fall into precarious situations while trying to make a go of it in Brooklyn. Originally a web series, the Amy Poehler-produced comedy airs at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Comedy Central. The first season's 10 episodes will feature regulars Hannibal Buress and...
July 31, 2012 |
Red and yellow rubber balls whiz back and forth across the gymnasium at Blaine Elementary School in Lakeview, smacking against the polished cinder-block walls and stinging exposed arms and legs. No, this is not an afternoon gym class full of third-graders. These are grown men and women chucking balls at one another - and paying for the privilege as part of the Chicago Sport and Social Club's adult dodge ball league. Steve Healy, 28, of Noble Square has been playing for the past five years.
March 7, 2012 |
Clover Sports & Leisure 722 W. Grand Ave. 312-334-1934 Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start The scene: This new sports bar in the old Butterfly Social Club space has been open just a few weeks, and I won't lie: When my friend and I arrived around 9 p.m. on a recent Saturday, it was dead. A small group dressed in business attire (who may very well have stopped in after dinner at Piccolo Sogno across the street) left soon after we arrived and until another pair of girls who lived nearby came in, we had the bar to ourselves.
March 22, 2012 |
Mini-review: Storefront Company 1941 W. North Ave. 773-661-2609 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The scene: Wicker Park's newest restaurant has the same owners as Debonair Social Club, but it couldn't be more different. They're both located in the Flat Iron Building, but where Debonair is all black paint, dark dance floors and PBR-clutching scenesters, Storefront Company is white-washed and light-filled. Young couples from the neighborhood dined next to wine-sipping white hairs - perhaps they're loyal Food & Wine magazine subscribers who...
October 25, 2012 |
EAT Wild, Wild Burger Butcher & The Burger 1021 W. Armitage Ave. 773-697-3735 Chef Al Sternweiler goes gourmet for the Lincoln Park burger shop's first anniversary with a foie gras-stuffed venison burger made with griddled onions, Dijon mustard, cheddar and house-made steakhouse seasoning ($30). 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sweet Charity DMK Burger Bar 2954 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-360-8686 The Lakeview spot offers an indulgence you can feel good about: As part of its 365 Days of Giving program, the new fall offering is sweet potato fries with marshmallow...