Around Town

West Town Art Walk


October 2 – 3 marks the 5th Annual West Town Art Walk, celebrating the artistic ingenuity of the West Town area! This event features a wide range of art forms, ranging from fashion and visual art to music and the culinary arts.

All businesses participating are located on Chicago Avenue between Milwaukee and Western Avenue. Not only will attendees get to experience the thriving art scene of the neighborhood, but they will also get a chance to take advantage of some awesome deals along the way! From 15 – 30% off of cool vintage finds at Seek to $5 Art Walk Punch at Flo Café & Bar, you won’t want to miss out. Enjoy samples from food trucks and local vendors, take in music from the neighborhood’s best acts, and find a great piece of art to take home with you! In addition, free (and stylish!) transportation will be provided to Art Walk participants via rickshaw at designated stops. To get admission buttons for this FREE event, stop by Dovetail this weekend to register.



Posted on by Elizabeth Draus in Around Town, Explore Chicago, Free, General, Music, This Week, Visual Arts, Weekend Update Leave a comment

Congrats on Your Success

You know, you’re welcome! Your success is well deserved, and you are a splendid, rarely wonderful human being. Now that the compliments are out of the way, lets talk about the event that is actually called Congrats on Your Success, a monthly comic showcase at Uncharted Books that begins again tomorrow!

Every month you have the chance to see veteran comedians and fresh newbies perform some of the most consistently funny material Chicago has offered since 2012. CoYS has a knack for discovering future Comedy Central staples (like Liza Treyger and C.J. Sullivan), getting the audience involved, and inspiring lots of semi-drunk laughter. As a free (yes, FREE) BYOB showcase, you can get in and thoroughly enjoy yourself, provided you are 21 years of age, ‘cus we don’t endorse that kind of stuff, man.

Congrats on Your Success will have its next showing tomorrow, Thursday October 1st at Uncharted Books, which is located at 2630 N. Milwaukee Avenue. It runs from 7:00-9:00PM. To read more about the show, please follow the link here.

Posted on by Kyle Jenkins in Around Town, Explore Chicago, Free, Laugh your socks off, This Week Leave a comment

Get Soulful at Second City!

ETC_Soul_Brother_1920x1080_003Second City is known for its hilarious sketch comedy acts, and this upcoming revue has humor and more!

Director, Anthony LeBlanc, and writers Carisa Barreca, Eddie Mujica, and Tim Ryder provide a poignant tone to the “anxieties of modern life” that touch on tricky topics in our society such as race, our technological dependence, and our yearning for a meaningful experience with others.

Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? is running through December 19: Thu 8PM, Fri-Sat 8 and 11PM, Sun 7PM. You can learn more about this production from the Chicago Reader here and can purchase your tickets right here!

Posted on by Alexander Minton in Around Town, Laugh your socks off, Weekend Update Leave a comment