Ahhhh. August in Chicago. Hot...muggy...hot...sweaty... It seems that everyone we know is heading outta town to camp, play in lakes and drink cold beverages of choice.
ChiIL Mama will once again be chillin' in Wisconsin, our neighbors to the north with the much bigger, wooded back yard and a lotta little lakes. That's one of our favorite things about Chicago. We get all the greatest music, theatre and art, but we can drive under 2 hours in all 4 directions and get to gorgeous, wild places where the trees are taller than the buildings.
We'll have a feature next week about a couple of lovely Wisconsin lakes you can check out, complete with Frank Lloyd Wright homes, raft rides, and our lunch and boat ride with author, Lawrence Meyer.
If you happen to be stickin' around in town this weekend there are some great events happening.
Glenwood Ave. Arts Fest
Opening Night Jam
Pyrotechniq fire dancing
The New Iberians
Read My Hips-Exotic Belly DancingFriday 10pm
Hightail it out to Schuba's to see our excellent musician friends in Prichard, opening for The Sadies. Both bands are well worth checking out.
Saturday & Sunday--Over 100 artists & merchants, music & performers on 3 stages.
*Collaboraction and The Dreihaus Foundation's Chicago Performs Program
Here's the excerpt from James Kennedy's site:
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Judging a Dome of Doom costumed dance party with Collaboraction! At Unity Playlot in Logan Square in Chicago (2636 N. Kimball) from 6 – 8 pm, followed by a Movie-in-the-Park screening of Where The Wild Things Are. Costumed marching band Environmental Encroachment will be there as well! Meet us at the Eagle Statue in Logan Square (Kedzie and Logan Blvd.) at 6 pm to march to the Dome of Doom for the open dance battles! Dress as a God or Monster, or get costumed on the spot by the Collaboraction team. Summer fun, and it’s free!