Wednesday, October 1, 2014
What's Free and ridiculously cheap in Chicago

Free Events for Today

Free Champagne followed by Free Burlesque!

RSVP to get three drink tickets, each good for a PBR or glass of champagne. The show gets going at 12.Log in to RSVP
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4p - 7p

Free Wings, Poppers and Veggies

$4 glasses of wine
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5p - 7p

Cupcake Happy Hour

Sample tiny, cocktail inspired cupcakes!
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More Cupcakes || 1 E DelewareMap it!1 comment | comment
6p - 7p

Introduction To Aikido

Interested in trying aikido? Chicago Aikikai invites you to a free Introduction to Aikido class each Wednesday. Wear something you can run and kick in...

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312 Stimulus Wednesdays

Free bar snacks, Wii, classic rock and no cover.
$3 House Cocktails
$1 House Shots
$2 Domestic Bottles
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Cheap Events for Today

Crabbby Kim's Wednesday Specials

$3.50 Italian Sausage
$10 Domestic BucketsW
Crabbby Kim's || 3655 N WesternMap it!comment

Rail Bar & Grill Specials

$3 Half Pound Burger w/Fries
$1 Chili
$4 Bombs
$3.50 Sierra Nevada Drafts
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Rail Bar & Grill || 4709 N Damen AveMap it!comment
10:30 am - 3 p

$2.50 Half Pound Burger w/ fries

$1 cent chili
$3.50 Sierra Nevada Drafts
$4 Bombs
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Rail Bar (Damen Brown Line) || 4709 N. DamenMap it!comment

Tour The Chicago Cultural Center

Take a tour of this huge, historic Chicago building. Check out the galleries, the giant Tiffany dome and more! Tours limited to 20 people and start at...

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3p - 2a

$3 Draft Import Pints

Stella, Weiss, Newcastle, Guinness
Hollywood Tavern || 3303 W. Bryn MawrMap it!comment
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When the Hawks Win, You Win $10 Gift Cards at Mahoney’s

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The official Chicago Blackhawks season starts Thursday, October 9, and official Blackhawks bar, Mahoney’s (551 N Ogden), is offering a $10 gift card to every bar patron who watch the games at the bar. All you need to do is be present at the final buzzer when the Blackhawks win. This goes for home and away games, and the gift card can be used for any return visit for the entire 2014/15 season. Stop by Mahoney’s for throughout the season and take advantage of this great deal!!

Mahoney’s Pub & Grille is located at 551 North Ogden Avenue in Chicago.   Call (312) 733-2121 for more information or go to .  Like Mahoney’s on Facebook: and follow Mahoney’s on Twitter @MahoneysChicago for continual updates.

Free RSVP: Celebrate Dusek’s & Punch House’s One-Year Anniversary with No Age

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by Marisa Ruiz  (@MarisaVictoria)

If the idea of Kentucky Fried Lobster, specialty beer and a rousing free show from LA punk duo, No Age doesn’t get you off the couch on October 12th, then you deserve to stay at home with your frozen Home Run Inn pizza. Concert venue Thalia Hall, restaurant/bar Dusek’s and lounge Punch House are united in all their Pilsen power to host a one-year anniversary party that will quite literally put the sparkle in your glass of “anniversary punch”.

Sunday, October 12th @ 8:00 PM

Thalia Hall: 1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608

- Featuring Kentucky Fried Lobster paired with specialty beer from Pilsen’s own Moody Tongue Brewing from 8-10 PM

- Free performance by LA punk duo No Age at 10 PM

- Post-performance drinks in basement bar Punch House with DJ sets by John Mork and Samone.

RSVP for your FREE ticket to attend before they’re sold out. 21+


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Lizzo Brings Bangers to Lincoln Hall

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by Kristi Lira @KristiLira

So…if someone made a designer baby from a gene pool of Busta Rhymes, Da Brat, The Roots, Missy Elliot, Outkast, Kelis and The Wu Tang Clan…that baby could very well be Lizzo. This MC will help restore your faith in hip hop.

Lizzo was born in Detroit, grew up in Houston, and resides in Minneapolis. Maybe that’s one of the reasons this artist’s style is so diverse. She’s got the rhymes and the voice. Her flow reminds me of Lauryn Hill (during Fugees times) on parts of “Batches and Cookies” and she has some Missy Elliot flavor on “Paris.” She credits Destiny’s Child and Crime Mob as inspirations and grew up with gospel in the home. But, make no mistake, she is her own woman, a smart and sassy one at that with a distinct style. Lizzo’s swag doesn’t come off as cheap or tacky (like other hip hop artists we shall not name).

Her raps range from melodic to hard and she spits with grit and energy. Lizzo has said that she continues to refine her sound, and you can tell by the variety of her music. Lizzo wasn’t planning to be a solo artist (she’s been in Cornrow Clique, The Chalice and is a member of GRRL PRTY) and that’s part of her charm. She’s more confident than cocky and more truthful than rude.

Her album, LIZZOBANGERS, was born largely due to freestyle. That genuine rawness is hot. Lizzo describes the project as “…a story of how a woman wants to grow into her own and how she’s been in so many bands, and how she’s always felt kind of limited, her observations of the world and what her family means to her.” Listen to her solo debut for an energy boost while doing chores around the house, or to enhance your strut when walking to the CTA.

During a time when hip hop is losing ground (in sales and air time) to unoriginal pop-like rap where everything sounds the same, I’m so glad there are artists like Lizzo coming up to remind everyone what true hip hop sounds like. Catch her now, before she really blows up. The line to be her best friend forms behind me, though.

Lizzo will be opening a sold-out show for Clean Bandit at Lincoln Hall on Monday, September 22nd; but if you’re lucky, you might be able to scoop up tickets from someone with extras outside the venue!

>>> Download her collaboration with Caroline Smith, “Let ‘Em Say.” (The proceeds go to The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.)


Montrose Beach Offers A Slip and Slide and Snacks Courtesy of the YMCA September 6

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Need plans Saturday afternoon? Stop by Montrose Beach (4400 N Lake Shore Drive) this Saturday for a 36′ slip and slide (for all ages) and complimentary snacks brought to you by the YMCA. The fun starts at noon and goes through 3p. It’s bound to be a great time so come check it out!!

Come Celebrate The Rocking Horse’s Fifth Anniversary With Food and Drink Specials!

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Looking for a place to eat and drink on the cheap tonight, August 27? Stop by Logan Square’s watering hole, The Rocking Horse (2535 N Milwaukee) and celebrate the bar’s 5 year anniversary with the following deals on food and drinks:

$1 – Beef and chorizo tacos

$2 – Miller High Life cans

$3 – Shots of Malort and Four Roses Bourbon

$4 – Bell’s Oarsman drafts

So, come on down, it’s going to be a great time!!