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Uptown Advances To Curbed Cup Second Round

Good job, Uptowners!Uptown will advance to round 2 of Curbed Chicago's "Curbed Cup." We beat out Lakeview with a final vote of 54.79% to Lakeview's 45.21%.We will let you know when round two opens!

Chicago date idea: Christkindlmarket then Bavette's

Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we’re pairing a visit to the Christkindlmarket with dinner at Bavette’s. Main attraction: Christkindlmarket Chicago 50 W. Washington St. 312-494-2175 How much: Free admission...

Chicago artist Caroline Liu reclaims identity, heals from trauma through her art

For many people, art can conjure visions of times past. But for one artist, art is like a personal time capsule — a way to preserve elements of her life she’s at risk of losing. Caroline Liu was living in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the spring of 2012, the year of the moths. The presence of these...

Winter Is Coming! Last Day To Contribute To Winter Wear Drive By Friends of the 46th Ward Schools

Today is the last day to contribute cash to the winter clothing drive being held by Friends of the 46th Ward Schools. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match your monetary contribution, but today is the deadline for it to be...Show More Summary

Fundraiser To Support Chicago Vets At Uptown Arcade On Saturday

"Let's celebrate the release of the latest Star Wars flick with a soundtrack of all the biggest hits each year a previous movie was released!We'll also be raising funds for the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall with Chicago Veterans!Learn more about the memorial wall here. Learn more about Chicago Veterans here."Uptown Arcade is located at 4830 North Broadway.

CTA Santa Riding Through Uptown Next Few Days

photo courtesy of CTA It's the most wonderful time of the year! We love the CTA Holiday Train, and with the Purple Line now stopping at Wilson, Uptown now gets a double dose. Here's the schedule for the rest of the Uptown trips: Thursday,...Show More Summary

Grand Menorah Lighting Tonight At Sheridan and Montrose

Additionally, Chabad of Uptown has a Chanukah Display inside Jewel-Osco starting Tuesday 12/12. Visit and receive your complimentary Menorah kit and holiday info.

Annual Curbed Cup Vote Seeds Uptown Against Lakeview

It's Uptown versus Lakeview in the first round of the Curbed Cup competition for Chicago's best neighborhood. "Uptown is a neighborhood that is a perfect union of old and new. The area is dotted with architectural gems including the Moorish-style Aragon Ballroom, the legendary 100-year-old Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, and even an Art Deco Post Office. Show More Summary

Get in the holiday spirit with these 10 Christmas activities in Chicago

Nothing dresses up Chicago like the holiday season. Lights twinkle from the trees, wreaths hang from doorways and decorations make windows festive. The holidays are a perfect time to spread love and loosen up before another year, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday-related activities,...

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

"The Nutcracker" is back, plus ice-skating alternatives and an exhibit from one of Chicago's favorite artists this weekend. Another Chicago Christmas tradition As is tradition, Chicago’s world-renowned Joffrey Ballet will tackle “The Nutcracker” during another holiday season. This year, the company...

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Dec. 14-20

Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Thursday, Dec. 14 The Pony Inn (1638 W. Belmont Ave. 312-453-9397) hosts a "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" premiere happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring white Russians, white gin fizz, dark and stormy and dark rum old fashioned cocktails for...

Peppermint, pecan pie and eggnog: Holiday doughnuts have arrived at Glazed and Infused

With the bottom falling out of the temperature in Chicago this week, hot coffee season is officially here. And, if you’re also an inclined doughnut indulger, Glazed and Infused has released its seasonal specials to pair with your joe. The Chicago-based bringers of breakfast joy offer holiday specials...

What's streaming and leaving Netflix: January 2018

Thankfully, 2017 is almost to a close — which means you can kick back and get excited for all the new titles coming to your favorite streaming site in January. Kick off 2018 right with some cozy nights in and stream all your worries away. Revisit old faves and their sequels, like “Batman,” “Bring...

CAPS Meeting For Beat 1914 This Evening

Beat 1914 (the area bordered by the lake, Montrose, Broadway, and Lawrence) is having its bimonthly CAPS meeting tonight at 7pm.It's held at the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse, 4501 North Clarendon. It's a chance to find out crime statistics...Show More Summary

"Heavy Metal Edition" of Trash Movie Nite At Fat Cat Tonight

Detroit Rock City (Kiss!) at 8pm and Queen of the Damned (Aaliyah!) at 10pm close out this year's edition of Trash Movie Nites at Fat Cat. Admission is free, and it's for 21+ only.Per the Facebook Events page, "If you're feeling extra generous as the holidays approach, please donate to keeping trash alive. Show More Summary

New cocktail on the block: Big Jones' Hot Buttered Soul

I love it when a bite of a delicious morsel transports me to another time or place. One sip of the Hot Buttered Soul from Andersonville’s Big Jones (5347 N. Clark St. 773-275-5725), and I was, to my surprise, whisked away to a sandy beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. A new addition to the Southern restaurant’s...

Do good at Rockit Bar & Grill's Ugly Sweater Food Drive

The Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) provides more than 800,000 meals each year throughout Cook County. This week, the nonprofit is partnering with Rockit Bar and Grill (22 W. Hubbard St. 312-645-6000) to make giving back both simple and fun with its Ugly Sweater Food Drive from 5 to 7 p.m....

Seasonal Specials From Spoil Me Salon & Spa

Spoil Me Salon & Spa is located at 4668 N Broadway, at the corner of Leland. Click images to enlarge.

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