Pays In Bacon…Help Him In Chicago!

He’s got food and a place to lay his head tonight, Friday, September 14, but tomorrow? Who knows? For Josh Sankey, the actor and comedian has made it from New York to Chicago bartering with a 3,000-pound stockpile of Oscar Mayer butcher thick cut bacon. It’s part of a promotion for the company he auditioned…

Flugtag 2012

From Wiki:  Red Bull Flugtag (German: flight day, airshow) is an event owned and operated by Red Bull in which competitors attempt to fly homemade size (max 10m / 30 ft) and weight (max 150 kg / 330 lbs) limited human-powered flying machines. The “flying” machines are usually launched off a pier about 30 feet (9.1 m) high into the sea (or suitably sized reservoir…

West Town Food Truck Social 2012

West Town is bringing back all your favorite food trucks in one spot for the 2nd Annual Food Truck Social – this year expanded to two days: Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th. Grab a schnitzel from the Schnitzel King! Enjoy all your favorite street cuisine from the best mobile eateries who own Chicago’s…

“Not Palooza” Fun This Weekend

For whatever reason, you are not going to Lollapalooza. That doesn’t mean give up on finding anything to do in the city this weekend. Crain’s Chicago Business has ten good suggestions for what you might do in the next couple of days that won’t involve crushing throngs of people and overstimulated sensory overload. My number…

Super Boat Races This Weekend!

How close is Michigan City, Indiana? On a clear day, you can see the city of Chicago on the horizon. Close enough for a day trip, far enough to say you “went away for the weekend”. The 4th annual Super Boat Great Lakes Grand Prix powerboat race is set for August 3rd – 5th in beautiful Michigan City,…

Lolla–Getting There Is Half The Fun

With nary a spare ticket in sight, there will soon be a massive sea of folks (more than 150,000) eagerly descending on Grant Park for the 2012 Lollapalooza. If you are coming from afar, you are either most likely here already or have had your flight booked for months. The best way to get around the…

Bike To The Beach Bash

Montrose Beach is just a bike ride away TODAY, Friday July 27, you’ll enjoy the sounds of Ra Ra Riot, Bestfriends, and California Wives while sipping some Landshark Lager suds with the waves crashing in the background at the first annual Bike to the Beach Bash. What a fantastic way to kick-off another glorious Chicago summer weekend. It is not…

Pick Your Fest This Weekend

This weekend, the North Side is alive with festivals offering a whole lot of cold beer, live tunes and tasty eats. You have your choice of at least three: 1.  Lincoln Square “Square Roots” Fest When: 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday Where: Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Wilson Avenues in Lincoln…

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