Thursday, April 24, 2014
What's Free and ridiculously cheap in Chicago

Free Events for Today

Topless Thursdays

Free admission and free Club Cash when you print out the coupon on their site.
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VIP's || 1351 N KingsburyMap it!comment

Taste of Thursday

There's no better way to try new natural and organic foods than to stop by Lakeview for Taste of Thursday. Let us inspire your palate with delicious ...

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Whole Foods Market Lakeview || 3300 N. AshlandMap it!comment
5p - 8p

Free Admission to Chicago Children's Museum

Free admission 5 - 8p

Take your little ones to check out the different, fun exhibits .. including:

Play It Safe: Step in...

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Chicago Children's Museum || 700 East Grand AvenueMap it!comment
6p - 8p

Free Salsa Lessons

Learn to dance to a latin beat with professional instructors.

Lessons: 6:30-8p

Open dance floor: 8-11p

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Nacional 27 || 325 W HuronMap it!comment
9a - 4:30p

Free Museum Admissions

Exhibits include "Mysteries of the Marsh," "RiverWorks," "Wilderness Walk," "Extreme Green House," "Birds of Chicago," "Hands-on Habitat," and the bes...

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum || 2430 N. Cannon DriveMap it!comment
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Cheap Events for Today

Crabbby Kim's Thursday Specials

$3 Call drinks
$3.50 1/2 pound burgers
Crabbby Kim's || 3655 N WesternMap it!comment

99cent Margaritas (yay!)

always VERY cheap (though for a reason)
Taqueria El Ranchito || 2829 N Milwaukee AveMap it!comment
10p - 2a

25-cent Wings

$3.00 Miller Bottles
$4.00 All Bombs $4
$.25 Wings
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Abbey Pub || 3420 W. GraceMap it!4 comments | comment

Donation Yoga

Give what you can, then stretch it out.
Infuse Yoga || 2536 n HalstedMap it!comment
4p - 2a

$1.50 Corn dogs

$2.50 PBR Cans
Five Star Bar || 1424 W ChicagoMap it!comment
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Wine Riot Returns to Chicago May 2 + 3 – Win Tickets Here!!

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On May 2 – 3, Union Station welcomes the greatly anticipated return of Wine Riot, where wine enthusiasts gather under one roof to sample as many as 250 wines from all over the world. There’ll be experts to teach the rioters the finer points of wine and the evening will feature a photobooth, a DJ and unlimited fine wines. Guests can download the Wine Riot app (for free from iTunes or the Android App Store) to help to make notes and remember which wines were favorites. You can buy tickets here. Or enter the official contest to win 2 tickets to one of Saturday’s sessions.

So you want to win tickets? Leave a comment below detailing the best time you ever had drinking wine. The submitter of the best and most entertaining story will win 2 tickets to Wine Riot Chicago 2014. Entries must be submitted  by 11:59pm on April 28, 2014. Good luck everyone! I can’t wait to hear some amazing stories from some even more amazing people!!

25 Cent Bud and Bud Light Bottles at McGee’s, Chicago!!

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Come out to McGee’s (950 W Webster) this Thursday April 24, 2014 to celebrate their 25 anniversary and enjoy 25 cent Bud/Bud Light bottles all day long! McGee’s opens at 11a and closes at 2a and you can drink your way to Friday with the coolest kids around. I’ll be there with a few friends, so swing by and say hello!!

CoffeeCon 2014- Chicago

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Coffee. Early morning companion and late night savior. As our appreciation grows for this energizing drink, so does our need to gather and discuss the the nuances of drinking it. This past Saturday, we had Coffee Con 2014 at the Zhou B Arts Center in Bridgeport.

This one day event featured brew method demonstrations and coffee tastings from well known roasters like Chicago’s own Passion House, Counter Culture and Metropolis.

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Josh from Counter Culture

Highlights of new brewing gadgets were the “hassle free” version of the siphon brewer and a Snowden Slowbrew system.

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Siphon Brewer

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Sowden Slowbrew

Chicago’s own Kickstarter contender, the “Manual”:
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Lectures involved an informatively engaging “The Science of Coffee” from Stone Creek Coffee, Coffee Sustainability, and what it takes for a coffee to win the “Cup of Excellence” award.

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Perfuming the outside air were the home roasting demonstrations showing simple DIY and high tech ways of getting the right coffee flavors at home. A rotating collection of food trucks helped keep overcaffeination at bay.

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This consumer focused convention has grown to a multi-city event where it will be in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles later on this year. Till CoffeeCon 2015 shows us another exciting new way, we’ll be enjoying our home roasted dark life giving drink in a mindfully brewed form.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Free Piñata!!!

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You may remember the complimentary cheesecake and breakfast the Central Lakeview Merchants Association provided last year. Well, they’re back at it with another giveaway!!  Bring in a receipt from any participating restaurant to the offices of the Central Lakeview Merchants Association (3355 N Clark) from 10a-6p between April 21 and May 2 and receive a complimentary piñata! No Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without a piñata, so let’s make this happen!!

Below are the participating restaurants:

Azteca De Oro (3731 N Clark)

Cafe El Zapatio (3400 N Ashland)

Cesars On Clark (3166 N Clark)

El Jardin (3335 N Clark)

Fiesta Cantina (3407 N Clark)

Mi Terra (1039 W Belmont)

March 22- Drunk in Love: A Tribute to Beyoncé at Beauty Bar

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Dust off your dancing shoes and clear your schedule for Saturday March 22 because the best free dance party is happening at Beauty Bar (1444 W Chicago). RSVP here for no cover and complimentary Colt 45 from 9-10p. It’s a unique venue where you can get a manicure AND a mixed drink. I had the chance to interview two regulars to find out what sets it apart from other clubs here in the city. Heidi C, who has been to Beauty Bar a handful of times, likes that there’s a really relaxed vibe and there’s no shortage of events each with different music. She said that the following 3 words encapsulate the feeling of Beauty Bar: Chill. Unique. Entertaining.

I also spoke with Claire C, a young professional residing in Lincoln Park, about her experiences at Beauty Bar. When asked what she likes about Beauty Bar, she replied that there’s a great mixture of people- with no two people looking the same. She especially enjoys the theme nights (the monthly Y2K dance party for example). She appreciates that they also arrange a different night occasionally- like Drunk in Love. Beauty Bar has a funky decor that shimmers and sparkles, but Claire said that best part is that you can get a manicure and a martini at 10p at night! She told me that, for her, several words describe the Beauty Bar experience: Unique. Fun. Diverse. Exciting. Entertaining. Glitter. Shiny.

There you have it ladies and gentlemen. No cover, hosted bar, dancing, Beyoncé. I know where I’ll be this Saturday. Come out and say “Hello” I’ll be the one in the Orange sunglasses.

What do you like most about Beauty Bar? Leave a comment below and let me know!!!