Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy International Women's Day & Fat Tuesday-Play Locally Mini Guide For Today

Here's a few great events going down tonight.    So round up some of the women in your life and spend some quality time together.


I've know George for a couple decades as a fellow volunteer at Facets.   Check out his bike travels around the world.

Time: March 8, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Lincoln Belmont Branch Library
Street: 1659 N. Melrose
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://georgethecyclist.blogs…
George Christensen will present a commentary and slide show on his latest bicycle adventure, a 3,500-mile circuit of Turkey, to the Armchair Travel Series of the Lincoln Belmont Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. on March 8.  All are welcome and admission is free.  The library is located at 1659 W. Melrose near the intersection of Lincoln, Belmont and Ashland.

George's loop of Turkey this past November and December took him east along the Silk Road through the heart of Turkey to its eastern border with  IranIraq and Syriaand then back to Istanbul along the Mediterranean.  His travels included the otherworldly wonders of  Cappadocia, Lake Van, Mount Ararat, assorted Greek and Roman ruins, Christian and Islamic pilgrimage sites, the Gallipoli battle field, the home town of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus). lectures to university students and much much more.
For a sneak preview of his travels check out http://georgethecyclist.blogspot.com

Revolution is celebrating Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday with an art show about Voodoo at The Flat Iron Bar in Wicker Park.

Fat Tuesday March 8th, 2011 8pm-Midnight
The Flat Iron Bar 
1565 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago

Festivities Include:
40 Artists exploring the symbols and ceremonies of Voodoo
Tasty treats from Bleeding Heart Bakery
Tarot Card Readings by Lavona King
Our very own DJ oMs spinning classic NOLA blues and metal
Ron getting you liquored up with some sweet drink specials
A slide show projection and shrine built to the voodoo spirits 

 This art show will be a cash and carry one night only event.

Let the good times roll Mardi Gras style.


Logan Square Kitchen will hold its second Community Soup Night on March 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  It will be fun night for anyone interested in food – from gardening at any scale, to small scale food businesses, to having a relationship with farmers, to just eating good food!
Logan Square Kitchen, owned by Logan Square residents Zina and Nick Murray, is a commercial kitchen and event space that is committed to sustainability  at every turn.  Budding small scale food entrepreneurs can rent time in the kitchen to craft their wares that might end up on your table.  The event space is available for rental, and as well has been the site of many fundraisers, meetings and community events the bring people together and increase awareness of what is happening around the neighborhood.
If you want to make this a regular part of your schedule, please note that the next Community Soup Night is scheduled for April 12, also from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Suggested Donation: $1-$10 for vegan soup and bread
Logan Square Kitchen
2333 N Milwaukee

Reserve Your Tickets Now/ Save The Date:

Chicago Humanities Festival

Thursday, April 7; 6:00-7:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
FREE event, reservation required. 

Kate Bernheimer, author and editor of My Mother She Killed Me; My Father He Ate Me, joins Lydia Millet, a Pulitzer-Prize finalist for Love in Infant Monkeys and author of the forthcoming Ghost Lights and Magnificence join the Festival for a special night of readings and conversation about modern fairy tales.

Together they offer a rare opportunity for adults: an evening of dark and delightful stories that celebrate this enduring literary form. 

Stages, Sights and Sounds Festival
May 3-15

ChiIL Mama highly recommends check out as many of these performances and presentations as your schedule allows!   Tickets on sale now.

Support The Arts
(back in the day that meant letting low budget bands crash on the couch while on tour, and buying beers for college art school boys...)

Now, if you want to really make a difference, here are a few of our favorites, and you might even get a little something nice for yourself out of the deal.

Support 826National-wonderful non-profit tutoring and writing workshops for kids age 7-high school.   Enter here for your chance to win Neko Case's 1967 Mercury Cougar Roadster and other great prizes!   First winners are chosen March 14th. http://www.nekocase.com/auction/prizes.htm#how-to-enter


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