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Best Weekend Events: Spaghetti Wrestling, Outsider Art & Awkward Open Mics

Events for April 12th, 13th & 14th. Get off your butt and go see the best of what Chicago has to offer! Spaghetti wrestling, outsider art, awkward open mics and more!

04/11/2013

A fire in the South Shore neighborhood displaced seven people.

Seven Displaced By South Shore Fire

Firefighters began fighting the fire early Sunday morning on 75th Place, between Exchange and Coles.

12/09/2012

Sufjan Stevens performs on his banjo during his concert on October 9, 2006 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California.  (Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Cure For Boredom: December’s Events

Here are my top five events for December. Go to them. That’s the point of this article.

12/05/2012

If we could explain to you why these men were arm wrasslin' in Hungry Brain, we would, but we can't. (credit: Matt Rowan)

Best Bars Where You Can Drink Away Your Election Night Pain

Listen, I won’t be talking about bars that will keep you up-to-date with the poll statistics as you slowly sip on a glass of pinot WHO-THE-HECK-CARES (a nice vintage wine). The bars below are bars you can go to and drink so much you’ll forget that there are elections or, heck, even presidents. If you were looking for a place you could talk politics with the other patrons, then leave now. This is not the article for you. If you feel like you need a place to hide, then I know a few spots for you…

11/06/2012

Hip Hop lyricist Young Shade and guest at Cole's Bar (credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Bars For New Bands

All bands have to have their first show somewhere. That venue will probably be a living room, a basement, or a “co-operative event space/art incubator/creativity collective,” which is really just to say some industrial-sized living room. And these venues are fine and dandy and a lot of fun! But should you tire of playing The Spork Fort and Loveship Factory, there are real-life, honest to God licensed venues out there…

06/20/2012

Whiskey! (credit: longmanandeagle.com)

Best Logan Square Bars: I’m Right (You’re Wrong)

Logan Square is host to many hip bars… these are not necessarily them. These are the bars where you’ll feel most comfortable. The bars where you can get a beer, without feeling like everyone in the place is cooler than you. These are good bars.

11/21/2011