Celebrate April Fool’s Day In Chicago

March 31, 2011 7:00 AM

Charlie Sheen

(Credit: David Zalubowski/AP)

Looking for something to do this April Fool’s Day? From comedy to Charlie Sheen, we’ve got you covered!


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April Fool’s At Zanies

Wells on Wells / Zanies
North and Wells
Chicago, IL 60610
When: March 31, 2011 – 5:45PM

If you can’t think of a funny April Fool’s prank this year, don’t worry- skip the shenanigans and join CitySwarm for a night of hilarious stand-up comedy at Zanies!

They will kick of the evening from 5:45-7:45 PM at nearby neighborhood staple Wells on Wells, who will be providing a delicious appetizer buffet. Drinks and additional food can be ordered off the menu, and guests can take advantage of awesome Thursday specials including $3.50 Blue Moons, half price wine, and $3 Miller High Life.

At 7:45 PM, they will walk a short block to Zanies for a night of stand up comedy with Chicago-native Kyle Kinane. Kinane, originally from Addison. IL, is an ’02 graduate of Columbia college who currently resides in Los Angeles. Among other notable appearances, Kinane has been featured on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “Comedy Central Presents”. Help us welcome Kyle back to Chicago!

Pump It Up

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April Fool’s Day For Kids

Pump It Up
821 W. Eastman
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 664-7867
When: April 1, 2011 – 8:30AM or 10:15AM

Let your kids run off some steam at Pump It Up, the inflatable party zone. For $10, you can choose from two 90 minute sessions at 8:30AM or 10:15AM. Tucker out the little ones on bounce houses, slides obstacle courses and more.

Charlie Sheen

(Credit: David Zalubowski/AP)

Charlie Sheen Look-A-Like Contest

(April Fools! No, really — this is a contest)

Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort
2833 N Sheffield
Chicago, IL, 60657
When: April 1, 2011 – 7:00PM

Dress as the famous actor and celebrate his sold-out, upcoming Chicago tour (4/3 Chicago Theater). Event is also featuring live music from cover band Mike and Joe. Sip on $6 themed cocktails, enjoy live music and of course, sport your best Sheen impression. This is event is sure to be “Winning”!

Need A Prank Gift?

Uncle Fun
1338 W. Belmont
(773) 477-8223

Uncle Fun has any practical joke equipment you could ever dream of. If you’re planning a prank this year, Uncle Fun’s is your one stop shop.

Ash’s Magic Shop
4955 N. Western
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 271-4030

With thousands of magic tricks, prank supplies and collector’s items, Ash’s Magic Shop is sure to have everything you need for a memorable April Fool’s Day.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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