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Learn about Connections Between Health and Nature at ICA’s Mental Wellness & Uptown’s Coast

Mental Wellness & Uptown’s Coast, scheduled for February 27th, 2018, at 6:30PM, will be the seventh session of the Out and About Uptown’s Coast environmental education series.The session will start at 6:30pm at the Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Show More Summary

"Coverage Where It Counts" -- In Uptown

A reader reminded us that we have not mentioned one of the new tenants in the Ross Dress For Less building at 918 West Montrose. If you are a Verizon customer, there's no need to travel out of Uptown to buy a phone or pay your bill or...Show More Summary

GoGrocer Coming To Imperial Towers

Coming soon to Marine Drive: GoGrocer will open around the middle of March at Imperial Towers, 4250 North Marine. In addition to food and alcohol, it will feature a pharmacy and a cafe.The previous convenience store closed last November after many years, when the owner took a well-earned retirement.We'll keep you informed about the opening as it draws nearer.

Grand Purim Party At Chabad of Uptown

"It's Purim! Let's Party! Join us for Uptown's Grand Purim Party! Featuring: Music, Buffet Dinner, Masquerade, Lechaims, Megilah Reading, Guest Magician, and more.Looking forward to seeing you and your friends. More information and RSVP today at www.uptownjew.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/1867118869987125/Happy Purim!"

The Satellite Cafe Now Serving Liquor

Good news if you were looking for another option for imbibing adult beverages in the neighborhood:Press Release:"The Satellite Cafe owners Tim Benedict and Margaret McCall are thrilled to announce they are now licensed to sell alcohol at their 942 W Montrose location. Show More Summary

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Starcrawler, Ezra Furman, Options

Newcomers and homecomings make up most of this week’s concerts where quality and fun are of no shortage. Friday, Feb. 23 Starcrawler The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600 Drenched in power pop urgency and classic rock pastiche, LA band Starcrawler finds its way forward by journeying...

Ask Anna: I'm in a dating rut. Help?

Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. Dear Anna, Me: local, “out of loop” single, handsome male in hunt of a chill bar date. I beg of insight. Help me find the perfect woman please. —Anon. Dear Anon., Have you...

What A Difference A Year Makes (The Sequel)

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5 things to do on President's Day in Chicago

It’s a three-day weekend, and, in case you didn’t already have plans for that much-needed Monday off, we’ve got you covered with five extra options this weekend. Tell a transit (horror) story Sponsored by WBEZ and Vocalo, the Moth Storyslam series is always a popular draw, as droves of folks pack...

What A Difference A Year Makes

Google Streetview, August 2016 The new mid-rise a block south of Uptown, at Broadway and West Sheridan, is really taking shape. The exterior of the "Viridian on Sheridan" looks to be nearly complete, with windows in the brick (northern)...Show More Summary

Presidents' Day Closings

The Federal holiday of Presidents' Day will be celebrated on Monday, February 19th.City, county, state, and federal offices will be closed. So will most courts and most banks. The Post Office will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery except for Express Mail.Chicago Public Schools will be closed, as will City Colleges. Show More Summary

DIY Olympics in Chicago: Make your own games with offerings around the city

The journey to Pyeongchang is a long one, and I’m not talking about the figurative “journey to the Olympics” that broadcasters tout as a euphemism for the long, rigorous training regimens that earn athletes a trip to the Games. I’m talking about the literal journey to Pyeongchang, South Korea....

Elizabeth restaurant to host Wes Anderson-themed pop-up dinner series

Oh, you love Wes Anderson, huh? Name five of his movies! Up at Elizabeth, Ilana Regan’s acclaimed Lincoln Square restaurant, not only can they name Anderson’s movies, but they’re planning an upcoming dinner series based off the director’s work. First reported by Time Out Chicago, the series will...

Chicago date idea: 'Mirroring China’s Past' at the Art Institute then dim sum at MingHin

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 the Art Institute’s new “Mirroring China’s Past” exhibit with dim sum at MingHin’s nearby Streeterville location. Main attraction: “Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors...

Harrison Ford, HQ Trivia app, and more conversation starters for your weekend

Quick! Think of something interesting to say at dinner Friday night. If nothing's coming to you, here are your conversation starters for the weekend. Harrison Ford still ‘Solo’ When the trailer for the next movie in the “Star Wars” universe — “Solo” — went live the day after the Super Bowl, the...

Vintage Garage Returns In April, Chicago Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show In March

Good news! Vintage Garage -- Chicago's only all-vintage and antiques show -- will be returning in 2018 for its seventh season, beginning in April and running through October.But if you can't wait, get a sneak preview on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd, at the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, brought to you by the same promoter. Show More Summary

Stop at McDonald's On Foster Friday Afternoon, and Support Goudy School

From Ald. Osterman:"On Friday, Feb. 16, I will join Goudy School Principal Pamela Brandt as a guest worker at the McDonald's at 5130 N. Sheridan. Please stop by between 4 and 6pm, as McDonald's will donate 20% of all in-store sales to Goudy to support after school programming with Circesteem. Show More Summary

Thieves Targeting Unoccupied Vehicles With Engines Running In Uptown And On North Side

Please, neighbors, use your street smarts and don't leave your car running unless you are sitting in the driver's seat. "Community Alert -- Motor Vehicle Thefts19th District (Town Hall) About the Crime: This alert gives notice of recent Motor Vehicle Thefts that have occurred in the 19th District. Show More Summary

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