Friday, September 16, 2011

Play Locally-Chicago Weekend Fun: Blackhawks Training Camp Festival, Mucca Pazza, Steampunk Tea, 57th Street Children's Book Fair, The County Fair, Love, Loss & What I Wore Opens

Mucca Pazza plays a free show this Sunday at 4pm at The Logan Monument

Once again, Chicago rushes to cram in as much festy fun as we can before the cold winds bring winter snows our way.   

Kindie (kids' indie) Best:
Of course we'll be at Families in the Loop's sold out Brunch & Boogie this Sunday at 10:15 and Andy Roo at Beat Kitchen at noon with cameras rolling.   ChiIL Mama gave away 4 tickets to both shows.    We're sponsoring Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids, so look for family 4 pack give aways every week!

Also, check out The County Fair at Garfield Conservatory, 9/17 11-4 and The 57th Street Children's Book Fair, 9/18.    

We also highly recommend punch rock marching band, Mucca Pazza, 9/18 Sunday, at the Logan Square monument.   Free with RSVP.

Blackhawks Training Camp Festival
We'll be back for the 3rd year in a row, to cover the sold out Blackhawks training camp festival.    Fun fun!    Check out our past, photo filled coverage 2010 & 2009.

Steampunk Tea
Ready for some fun, all ages steampunkery?   This Sunday marks the end of Chicago Steampunks' Watch Chains and Lace summer series.

Watch Chains & Lace is our Steampunk Tea & Music Summer Series featuring live acts, music, tea, vendors, art exhibits, DJs, socializing and tours of Pleasant Home itself the fourth Sunday of June – August, 2011.
September 18 
This event is all ages! 
Entry is $5
Afternoon Low Tea is an additional $5 (with purchase of entry ticket.)


Located at Pleasant Home
217 Home Ave
2 blocks from the Harlem Green Line Stop
2 blocks from the Marion St. Metro Station

Pleasant Home, also known as the John Farson House, is a national historic land mark designed and built by noted Prairie Style Architect George Maher for investment banker John Farson in 1897, and later purchased by inventor, Herbert Mills (Mill’s Novelty Company). Pleasant Home is located in the heart of Oak Park, Illinois, one the nation’s most architecturally significant villages.
Afternoon Tea 4pm – 5pm

A formal Low Tea will be served with finger food. Appropriate dress is required,
children are welcome but we ask that only those 13 and over participate in the
tea itself.

The finger food will be light, local & seasonal fare. Vegan and gluten free selections offered.

You must purchase your tickets in advance to attend the Tea 
Vaudeville Performers, Musicians and DJs 5pm – 10pm

September 18th
Sanjula Vamana – Genuine sideshow!

We'll also have the lovely Paul Lewis playing piano for us at tea.
The Lady Lisa Marie Ogle doing Tarot readings
Perhaps some Klezmer dance lessons
and of course


Every Sunday features:
Live DJing by Steampunk Chicago DJs on the Fusion-O-Scope
A variety of vendors
A reserved bar with cocktails, beer and wine for those 21+
Tours of Pleasant Home itself

Love, Loss & What I Wore 
We'll be checking out opening night on Sunday and we'll have a full review up for you next week.   We're thoroughly looking forward to checking out Broadway in Chicago's latest offering.

Our photo filled recap from the press event at Watertower Place will be posted this weekend.

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