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Friends of Bezazian Meets Wednesday Evening

The group that advocates for the Bezazian Branch Library, Friends of Bezazian, will hold its bimonthly meeting Wednesday evening at the library. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm.If you're interested in helping this neighborhood treasure do even more and be even better, please join "FoB" Wednesday evening. The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 9th.

Bill Larkin To Record Live Album At The Green Mill This Sunday

If you've enjoyed the musical comedy of Bill Larkin during his frequent appearances as one of Paper Machete's house artists, you won't want to miss this! On Sunday, he will be recording a live album at the Green Mill and the public is invited to be part of it. Show More Summary

4th Annual CityMade Fest Takes Place This Weekend On Clark Street

If you thought that the neighborhood festival season was over, no, no, no! This weekend will see the 4th Annual CityMade Fest on Clark Street between Argyle and Carmen, taking place on Saturday and Sunday between noon and 9pm each day. Show More Summary

Ainslie Winmore Block Club Seeks Entertainers For Block Party

"The Ainslie Winmore Block Club is planning a block party on Saturday, October 8. We're working on entertainment and would love to include neighbors from Uptown who are interested in providing or helping with entertainment.Please reach...Show More Summary

Maintenance Work Begins On The Uptown Theater

Scaffolding went up last week along the Lawrence side of the Uptown Theater after a court order on August 31st approving repairs and maintenance to the building. We are glad to see this gem getting the attention and care it needs.While...Show More Summary

Man Grazed By Bullet Near Scene Of Last Week's Shooting; Ald. Osterman To Hold Community Safety Meetings

In a disturbing rerun of last week's violence, a man was grazed by a bullet in the lobby of the Whitechapel Apartments this evening at Ainslie and Sheridan. If you're keeping score, this is the same building behind which two men were...Show More Summary

World Music Jam Tonight At Uptown Lounge (Free!)

Reminder! Tonight is Uptown Saturday Night, and ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat will perform at Uptown Lounge, 1136 West Lawrence. It's all part of the citywide 18th Annual World Music Festival. Of course it's free! You can RSVP here via EventBrite.The show begins at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm. Show More Summary

Positive Loitering At Wilson/Racine Canceled For This Evening

Uptown Chicago Commission has let us know that there will be no positive loitering at Racine and Wilson this evening."Can you please inform your readers that we won't be having our regular Friday Night Positive Loitering on Wilson for September 9? Several things have come up to force this decision. Show More Summary

American Indian Center Collecting Supplies For North Dakota Pipeline Protesters

The American Indian Center is collecting supplies for the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, with whom they stand in unity.According to the Facebook page, they are looking for "medical supplies (Band-Aids, gauze, Neosporin, medical kit type stuff) and OTC medicine (ibuprofen, cough medicine, Tums). Show More Summary

Uptown Returns to Open House Chicago Weekend

Uptown will be part of "Open House Chicago" again this year, the weekend when venues all over the city are open to the public. The slogan is "200 COOL PLACES. 48 HOURS. GO. IT'S FREE." If you're a history and architecture buff (we are), it's a red-letter weekend. Show More Summary

Navigating Chicago's First Shared Street: An Argyle Primer

This photo, taken by a reader earlier this week, shows cars parked eastbound on both sides of the street, and the narrow driving lanes the incorrectly parked cars create. According to the rules of the new shared street, cars should be...Show More Summary

Buena Park Parents Meet & Greet Next Saturday

Buena Park Parents announces the first-ever Buena Park Parents Meet and Greet on Saturday, September 10, from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Uptown Branch Library, 929 West Buena.Meet other families in Buena Park, find out information about the Buena Circle Park renovations and share your ideas for future events. Show More Summary

Man Shot Near Wilson/Kenmore - CAPS Meeting Tonight

According to a tweet from Ald. Cappleman, "Shooting on 4500 block N. Kenmore. Man critically wounded. Will follow up with more details from Commander Cesario." We heard 9-10 shots fired, heard car tires squealing, and called 911 at 2:44.A witness says, "I was walking back from the Target when the shooting happened. Show More Summary

Vintage Garage Featured On WGN Tonight

The third Sunday of each warm-weather month is an important day for Uptown shoppers. That's when Vintage Garage, the vintage goods garage sale, takes place at 5051 North Broadway. As of tonight, all of Chicago will be let in on the secret, since WGN will feature Vintage Garage on a special show called See Chicago. Show More Summary

"Alternatives" Celebrates 45 Years Saturday, September 10

via Alternatives:"The formal program will be from 1:45 – 2:15 at which we will acknowledge your role in our history! We will also unveil our new logo – highlighting our growth and commitment to engage with organizations and young people...Show More Summary

SPNA Meeting Tonight Following CAPS Meeting At Courtenay School

via Sheridan Park Neighbors Association:"Our next SPNA meeting is next Tuesday, after the CAPS meeting: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00pm at Courtenay Language Arts School in the auditorium (4420 N Beacon Street).The Agenda is attached...Show More Summary

Eagles Go Into Hibernation

The terra cotta eagles are in the process of being carefully removed from the "Eagles Building" at the corner of West Sheridan and Broadway. We hope we see them restored and back at their perches before too long. click to enlarge While...Show More Summary

Take A Moment To Thank A Worker

Labor Day is set aside to remember America's workers, whose contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country are immeasurable. Thank you! Special recognition and thanks to those who are working today, on a day that honors them.

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