Just north of Chicago in Evanston, S.P.A.C.E. Is doing what urban dwellers thought impossible… bringing cool to the suburbs. S.P.A.C.E. stands for Society for the Preservation of Art and Culture in Evanston, and despite the lofty name, they do live up to their goal.
Old Town School of Folk Music (OTSFM) is the largest independent community arts school in the United States. Numerous classes are offered for adults and children. The school is also home to a fantastic, small theatre. The acoustics are excellent and even in the balcony and no seat is further than 45′ from the stage…
Lincoln Hall hosts Chicago Families in the Loop’s hit series for the swing set, Brunch & Boogie, that runs once every several months. These big extravaganzas sell out fast and feature live bands, sweet swag bags, high-end raffles, and loads of sponsors with activities, info, and snacks. A special brunch menu is available at the bar, although not included in the event cost…
Chicago’s south loop, or low side, is home to Reggie’s, a sweet space with excellent sound and a triple threat. Reggie’s Rock Club is a performance space on one side. Attached is Reggie’s Music Joint, a restaurant/ bar with a smaller stage. Finally, Record Breakers is a music themed store where you can buy anything from band tees and memorabilia to CDs, DVDs, and hard to find vinyl.
Winter 2012 is forecast to be a wicked one. You can hunker down indoors or embrace the white stuff and have some wild, wintery, family fun. Chi-town may lack mountains and ski slopes, but Northerly Island, 1400 S. Lynn White Dr., is an ideal place to cross country ski and snowshoe. Come out for some northerly adventures in this urban, wilderness oasis.
Check out these boat and car expos if you’re considering a purchase, or go walk around anyway, just for fun and to keep out of the cold. The dreams are free.