Friday, March 4, 2011

Think Globally-Play Locally: Best of The Weekend Bands, Art and Theatre

photo by ChiIL Mama Kenazworks 2011
Upcoming:   Photo filled sneak peek at Blue Man Group's newly redesigned show
Click HERE for your chance to win free tickets through 3/7

Pitchfork tickets on sale at noon today-summer festival season is in the works!   Click the link for tickets and line up announcements.

JULY 15 / 16 / 17
Animal Collective / TV on the Radio / Fleet Foxes
Cut Copy / The Dismemberment Plan / Deerhunter
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti / Destroyer / James Blake / OFWGKTA
Das Racist / Kylesa / Curren$y / Woods / Yuck / Sun Airway
more to be announced soon...

ONGOING:  Highly recommended adult theatre for a night out! Theater Wit has offered ALL ChiIL Mama readers a discount.   To get your discount tickets, just use the code CHILLOUT when you reserve your tickets by phone at 773-975-8150 or at their website, HERE.
The code CHILLOUT will pay for the first hour of babysitting ($10 off any performance).  For more information about Theater Wit and THIS, you can check out the website,   We'll have a full review up soon.



ONGOING:  Chicago Children's Theatre proudly

announces the world premiere of 
Jackie and Me, based on the book by 
Dan Gutman, adapted by Steven Dietz, 
and directed by Derrick Sanders.

Showing February 8 - March 27, 2011 
1016 N. Dearborn Street
Click here to purchase tickets
or call 866.811.4111
Spamalot-at Drury Lane in Oakbrook-final days.   The show must close Sunday.   
"Monty Python's SPAMALOT"   

Directed By: William Osetek
Choreographed By: Tammy Mader
Spamalot - Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004–2005 Season
A musical comedy "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody which tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, and even killer rabbits. Theatre fans will appreciate this farce as there are many references to other musicals and musical theater in general, such as the spoof of Andrew Lloyd Webber productions and many other Broadway power ballads.

Human-Tim + Robot Tim Sunday, March 6!

Great music and great fun start at noon
Human-Tim And Robot-Tim recalls jubilance of They Might Be Giants. Tim Knuth—that’s Human-Tim—vocalizes all of the songs: There are animal sounds, hand claps, and sing-alongs among the electric boogaloo, and the result is a humming chorus of cozy lyricism about mice, trains, rainbows, and barn dancing. Robot-Tim, rounds out the twee pair on the keyboard alongside Knuth to create a truly otherworldly experience. Basically great music and a lot of fun.

Buy tickets here. Beat Kitchen is located at 2100 W. Belmont.

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$100 gift card winners chosen at each Chicagoland Save-A-Lot food store.   ChiIL Mama had the chance to check out the new store at 8240 S. Stony Island.   They had a Grand Opening celebration on the 3rd.   We'll have a photo filled post about the store with great prices, a sense of humor, and a heart.   We'll have all the details about their philanthropic, good neighbor give away.   Nearly 7,000 families in Chicago's south side neighborhoods were given a free bag of groceries in a colorful, reusable bag.   

*We even have a free bag of groceries to give away here on ChiIL Mama, courtesy of Save-A-Lot.   Our full feature and entry form will be up this weekend.

Fat Tuesday

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

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.
Hope to see you there! 

Save the Date:

Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont
shows at noon on Sunday

Mar 13: Little Miss Ann Band w/The Candy Band
Mar 20: Jeanie B! and The Jelly Beans
Mar 27: Mary Macaroni
April 3: Kara Kesselring & Sugarcreek Road
April 10: Boogers
May 1: The Dreamtree Shakers
May22: Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies

Saturday, March 19-
"Bon Voyage!" featuring Windy City Gay Chorus and Aria: Windy City Women's
Ensemble, will be performed Saturday, March 19 at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Mayne
 Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago (just east of the CTA Red Line Morse stop).
 $5 valet parking is also available. Purchase tickets through the Mayne Stage
box office: (773) 381-4554 or online at General seating
 admission is $20, Seniors $15 and Students $10. Senior and Student tickets may
 be purchased only at the box office.

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