Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'll Tell You Where To Go... Best of the Rest of September

Where DID September GO?!   How did we end up with less than 10 days left in the month and autumn looming.   Here's a short list of the best for the rest of the month.

Highly Recommended:

Tonight-Sept 21:   Jeff Parker Organ Quartet at The Green Mill

$6 cover

Jeff Parker - guitar
Scott Burns - tenor sax
Pete Benson - organ
George Fludas - drums

Write Club at The Hideout

The pen is mightier than the sword.   And wit can outwit fists.   Come see word warriors duke it out at Write Club with inimitable host, Ian Belknap!

Tuesday September 21 7:00
Ian Belknap

Write Club
Bare Knuckled Lit.
featuring 3 bouts
Rock vs. Roll
  iO titan Katie Rich vs. New Colony nerdgenius Whit Nelson
Work vs. Play
  host / overlord Ian Belknap vs. Neo-Futurist alum Chloe Johnston
Land vs. Sea
  performance poet John Paul Davis vs. blogger nonpareil Lindsay Muscato
with host
Ian Belknap
Write Club & Ian Belknap
in Whitney Dibo's TimeOut Chicago
Punch-drunk lit - Ian Belknap takes a swing at literary readings.
$8 donation
proceeds go to Non-Profits
selcted by Winning Writers!

Wednesday, Sept 21-Oct 3 only Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

Theatre : Bank of America Theatre, Chicago Illinois Dates : September 21, 2010 - October 03, 2010 Running time: 2 hours and 26 minutes, including intermission Other information: Rock of Ages advises that some of the show's costumes, dancing and language may not be appropriate for children under the age of 14.

Good seats still available! Best availability on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday evening!

The newest Broadway smash hit launches the First National Tour right here in Chicago! Tony Award® Nominee and “American Idol” finalist, Constantine Maroulis, reprises his acclaimed performance as Drew in the five–time Tony Award® nominated smash–hit musical ROCK OF AGES In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. It’s five time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind–blowing, face–melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!

“Impossible to resist! As guilty as pleasures get.”
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“Rock and comedy in perfect proportion!“
David Cote, Time Out New York

"The most remarkable Broadway experience I have ever had..."
Rob Harvilla, Village Voice

Ticket prices are $18 to $85 and may be ordered through
Ticketmaster, or see Ticket Information for more options.

For group tickets, please call (312)977-1710.

Chicago Gourmet Sept 24-26 Eat, drink and be merry...

Chicago Gourmet 2010

Sold Out

Chicago Gourmet General Admission tickets and Grand Cru tickets are sold out.  Tickets to the Hamburger Hop are still available.  Thank you for your support of Chicago Gourmet and we look forward to seeing you at Millennium Park.

Hamburger Hop

Hamburger Hop tickets are now on sale! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Chicago Gourmet is a world-class celebration of the city's rich culinary heritage, taking place in Millennium Park from September 24-26, 2010. Guests will enjoy food, wine, spirits and beer tastings, celebrity chef demos, educational seminars, book signings and more. An exclusive Grand Cru wine tasting will be featured on Saturday and Sunday and the Bon Appétit and Chicago Gourmet Dine Around will bring the event into some of the best restaurants in the city.

Guests are also invited to enjoy the Dine Around series which offers unique dining experiences and sensational value at participating Chicago Gourmet restaurants. Purchase five meals during Dine Around, Monday, August 30th through Sunday, September 26th, at any participating restaurant and receive a complimentary one-day ticket to Chicago Gourmet. Guests must each present five receipts and a receipt holder at registration in order to receive a complimentary ticket. Receipt holders are available at participating Dine Around restaurants.
Sep 24, 2010 - Sep 26, 2010
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

  • $75-$250, excluding taxes and fees.
  • Receive one complimentary admission by eating at five participating Dine Aroundrestaurants between August 30-September 26.  More details here.
For additional information please visit, 
CTAPublic Transportation:
For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.

Families are welcome and reduced price tickets are available for kids.    Come check out some girrrrrrl power and support our athletes who are kickin' some booty in the travel season.   Click the link below for details.

Saturday,Sept 25--WindyCity Rollers

6PM Second Wind V. Naptown

7:30 PM WCR All Stars V. Texecutioners

Nationally Ranked Women's Flat Track Roller Derby.   

Chicago Trolley "Pup Crawl"
--Sunday, Sept. 26
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 The Adoption Trolley will arrive at Chicago History Museum(1601 N. Clark St.) in the museum's North parking lot.

ChiIL Mama's a huge fan of rescue puppies.   We have 2 ourselves!   

If you're considering a dog, please check out the pound puppies before going to a breeder or a pet shop.   There are so many loving, wonderful dogs who need great homes.
Every few weeks this fall, Chicago Trolley will continue to host the Adoption Trolley, a classic red and green trolley full of wet-nosed and wiggly-tailed dogs on their own private “Pup Crawl,” all available to be taken home to be part of a loving family. Locals will be able to stop by the Adoption Trolley to meet and play with their potential new pets and speak with volunteers on-site. Official adoptions will take place at the shelter. All dogs are vetted, spayed or neutered, and micro-chipped. 

Redmoon and Midnight Circus
Sure, we've mentioned both before, but these two class acts are not to be missed.   So what are you waiting for?   Time is tick tick ticking away.   Get your tickets to both today.

Remaining Redmoon Shows:   Thursdays through Sundays through Sept 26th only.

Remaining Midnight Circus Shows:   

Holstein Park – 2200 N. Oakley
Saturday, September 25th, 2pm & 5pm
Sunday, September 26th, 1pm & 4pm

Portage Park – 4100 N. Long
Saturday, October 9th, 2pm & 5pm
Sunday, October 10th, 1pm & 4pm

Chase Park – 4701 N. Ashland
Saturday, October 16th, 2pm & 5pm
Sunday, October 17th, 1pm & 4pm

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