First, call out the sitters tonight. Theater Oobleck is back with more cutting edge theatre, and you can feel xtra good about your cultural self, because tonight only, half of the proceeds go toward peace and justice work.
Theater Oobleck opens "Casanova Takes a Bath" tonight, in a benefit performance. Half the proceeds go to the American Friends Service Committee, to support their work in peace and economic justice. Check 'em out on Facebook and YouTube.
Throw a little shark steak on the grill and cheer The Blackhawks on to victory in game 3 of the Western Conference Final at 7pm Friday. We're in it to win it! Game 4 is Sunday at 2pm.
The official start of the festival season is upon us with Mayfest leading the pack. There are bands galore on Friday through Sunday, but we're aiming for 11am Sunday for the pet parade.
The largest Green Festival in the nation is back at Navy Pier this Saturday and Sunday. Bring a reusable bag and stock up on green samples and swag.
FREE ADMISSION FOR:
- Bike riders with valet ticket - courtesy of Clif Bar's 2 Mile Challenge
- Students with ID
- Youth ages 18 and under
- City of Chicago Employees
- Green America & Global Exchange members
ONLY AVAILABLE AT DOOR!
- Seniors 62 and over
- Public transit riders with transfer or pass
- Union members with valid ID
- Otherwise, admission is $10 a day or $15 for the weekend.
Our favorite derby girls are back in action. Come cheer the Windy City Rollers on at 6pm Saturday at UIC Pavilion. Fun for the whole family.
We'll be featuring Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies in an upcoming Win-A-Disc-Wednesday, but why wait? You can check 'em out in person this Sunday, May 23rd at 12pm at the Beat Kitchen *followed by arts and crafts with Unicoi Art Studio. Tickets are only $5.00. www.sharpcookies.net or get in touch with Mr. Singer on Facebook .
Now, Sunday night, there's a band for the big kids (AKA: grown ups and those offspring over 21). Can you name that foursome? No..............not the Beatles, tho they begin with the same letter, hail from the same country and were once referred to as "the Beatles of punk".
We may all be a bit older, fatter and grayer than we were "back in the day", but we're not dead yet, and we still like a good live show! So, come on out to the Double Door and see The Buzzcocks this Sunday at 8PM. The Dollyrots open.
In case you're not familiar with the band or need a refresher course in Punk101. Here's the band's bio off their "official site"