Friday, December 10, 2010

Think Globally--Play Locally

Friday: 

CLEAN OUT YER CLOSETS AND DO A GOOD DEED: A BLOODSHOT STUFFED ANIMAL AND BOOK DRIVE.   Check out the above link for all the details.


Saturday:



Join the Kidical Mass for a slow, easy-going, fun, group ride focused on kids (all ages) and families that will tour the Palmer Square and Logan Square neighborhoods.
Gather in the center of Palmer Square Park by 10:30, for an 11am departure.
This will be a holiday themed ride. Even grinches can dawn their best santa/dreidel/elf wear for a morning of silliness and mirth. 


6th Annual Polar Adventure Days 12-4pm on Northerly Island




Polar Adventure Days

Don’t let winter slow you down! Come out and enjoy out sixth annual Polar Adventure Days series. Watch as amazing ice sculptures are created, meet a team of live polar huskies, and see birds of prey and other live animals. You can also sip hot cocoa, enjoy fun games with the whole family and snowshoe (if there is snow).
Date: 12/11/10
Start Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: free
Location : Northerly Island 
Designed to help Chicagoans of all ages experience the wonder of nature right here in the city, the Nature Oasis program was launched by the Chicago Park District in the summer of 2001. This exciting program is currently based at parks with large natural areas such as, Gompers, Humboldt, Jackson, Washington, Northerly Island and South Shore Cultural Center and works to increase environmental awareness by offering a wide range of nature-based programming throughout the seasons. These programs and events are planned so that you, your friends and family can come to a local park to get inspired, get in touch with nature, get your hands dirty or simply enjoy the beauty of the seasons.







CHAINED Book Release Party - December 11, 2010 

Celebrate CHAINED :: December 11th, 2010
1:30pm-5:30pm | Lillstreet Art Center | Chicago, IL

Where

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640



Join us as we celebrate the release of Rebeca Mojica's long-awaited first bookCHAINED: Create Gorgeous Chainmaille Jewelry One Ring at a Time.  Register today so you can...
  • Enjoy complimentary wine, snacks and cake while you shop and mingle
  • Meet and connect with other maillers from the community 
  • Ask the Author: Rebeca will be on hand to answer your questions all evening, with a dedicated Q&A session beginning at 3:00
  • Purchase Blue Buddha Boutique's exclusive line of CHAINED project kits
  • Buy finished CHAINED jewelry -  perfect for holiday gifts!
The Boogers--3pm Live at Subterranean 12/11/10

Punk shows you can bring the punk kin to.




JOIN THE MOSH PIT!  UPCOMING SHOWS:DEC 11: Subterranean (our last public show for 2010!)              2011 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL
              3:00 pm   $7
              click here for tickets



Salt Creek Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Special Offer--1/2 price Nutcracker tickets

Salt Creek Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” will be at The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University Saturday, Dec., 11th at 5 p. m. 

Use code: GIFT to get premium, main floor seats at ½ price for the 5pm show of Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker at The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Subject to availability.

Parents Nite Out:




The Queers Release "Back to the Basement"
via Asian Man Records on November 16th

Complete Album Stream Featured On Stereokiller.com 



The Queers are back with a brand new studio album titled Back to the Basement
Recorded in Atlanta, this release offers up thirteen tracks of blistering punk rock. 
Joe Queer says, "Ben Weasel sequenced it, HogLog Rehab was on drums,
 Dangerous Dave on bass, and I was on guitar and mean vocals. We recorded it 
in about 23 hours from start to finish. That included writing a few songs in the 
vocal booth when we took a coffee break."

Since 1982, the QUEERS have been paving the way for the RAMONES
 style pop punk bands across the globe. This new album will continue their 
legacy as one of the pioneers of this genre. 

Mike Park of Asian Man Records states, "Back to the Basement sounds
 like a follow up to Love Songs for the Retarded era QUEERS."

 Joe says:

Cover Art"We broke out Black Flag Damaged and listened to that and TV Party and wrote this album. The cd version includes White Minority by Black Flag actually. Stuff that in your pipe and smoke it you hipster punks."


Purchase Digitalhttp://amzn.to/thequeers




Chicago - Reggie's Rock Club (2109 S. State St.) 6:00 - ALL AGES - $13 adv/ $15 door

Family Fun:



The Rumors are True! For One Night Only!

Gets Tickets to the Red Bull Banked Jam on Dec. 11, 2010
Your Windy City Rollers will face the LA Derby Dolls







Sunday:
Pinups for Pittbulls Holiday Market & Fundraiser


Ongoing:  

BEGIN A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION THIS YEAR BY JUMPING ON BOARD CHICAGO TROLLEY’S “HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR”

Classic Trolleys Give Your Family, Friends or Colleagues a New Way to Enjoy
Chicago’s Beautiful Holiday Lights This Season

Charter your own wreathed Chicago Trolley this winter and discover a new way for your group to get into the holiday spirit with an entertaining “Holiday Lights Tour.”Chicago’s version of a caroling sleigh ride will whisk passengers amongst the festive lights and enchanting sights of wintertime in Chicago, including the beautiful lights of the Magnificent Mile, State Street & Macy’s Holiday Windows, Daley Plaza’s 40-foot tree, Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest, Christkindlmarket and more.

All ages will love this two hour, lightly narrated tour, where passengers are encouraged to sing carols as they roll through town in a cozy, warm Trolley.  Specific hop-on, hop-off stops include the Christkindlmarket, a traditional German American Holiday Market with distinctive crafts, artistic glass creations, delicious sweets, holiday food and drinks, and the Hershey’s Store on the Magnificent Mile.  Hersey’s delicious hot cocoa and fresh-out-of-the-oven York Peppermint brownies are included in the “Holiday Lights Tour” group package.

Tickets for the “Holiday Lights Tour” are $23 per person, with a 25 person group minimum (32 person group maximum Trolley capacity).  The Trolley will pick up passengers at any desired location in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs.  Suburban pick-up/drop-off may incur additional travel charges. 

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker also provides a genuine Chicago experience for other private events such as holiday parties, weddings, college event transportation, corporate charters or pub crawls.  Recognized as part of the fabric of Chicago the Trolleys evoke warm, positive emotions at first sight and a special experience that will truly set your event apart from all others.

For more information about the “Holiday Lights Tour” or private rentals, visit www.chicagotrolley.com or call 773-648-5000.


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