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


Free Events for Today
10p

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
5p

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
2p

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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Free Wings At Bootleggers for Tap Takeover Tuesdays On July 22

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Stop by Bootleggers (13 W Division) this Tuesday, July 22, between 7 and 10p for complimentary chicken wings glazed with Revolution Brewing’s Coup D’etat. The complimentary wings go great with 3 Revolution Brewing beers offered by the bar (Coup D’etat, Bottom Up Wit, and Rose Hibiscus Ale). Bootleggers will also be serving 3 additional Revolution brews exclusively (4th Year, Rise American Stout, and Straight Jacket). So head to Bootleggers Tuesday for the best deal in the Gold Coast!!!

Grand Opening of Lakeview’s Urban Flowers Thursday July 17

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Come check out the grand opening of Urban Flowers (3208 N Sheffield) from 10a – 8p this Thursday July 17 for a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, a chance to win a free year subscription of flower orders, and complimentary sandwiches, beverages, and desserts for the entire day. If you’re in the market for flora, flowers and arrangements will be available for purchase as well. I’ll be there and I hope to see some of the readers there as well!

Summer On Southport Festival Comes to Lakeview July 12 & 13

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the Summer On Southport festival (Southport and Waveland). The festival offers live music (including Too White Crew and 16 Candles), delicious creations from North Side restaurants, and family activities suitable for all ages. Produced by the award winning event company, Star Events, Summer On Southport will attract 30,000+ attendees over the July 12 and 13. The festival creates an opportunity for residents of Lakeview, Lincoln Park, North Center, and Ravenswood to connect, and anyone else is welcome to attend. With a chance to explore the tree-lined streets of the picturesque neighborhood, the festival promises a great time. Proceeds of the $5 suggested donation benefit the Southport Neighbors Association, which has represented both the residents and varied businesses of the neighborhood since 1988. So, if you’re up for live music, fun, and one of the best festivals of the season come out Saturday and Sunday for Summer On Southport!!

Saturday’s Music Line-Up

10a: Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra

12p: Radio Disney

2p: Callaloo

4p: Edgar Gabriel’s String Fusion

6p: Hey Jimmy

8p: Too White Crew

Sunday Line-Up

10a: Deliverance Singers

12p: Gus Giordano Dance School

2p: Vital Organ Trio

4p: West Side Winders

6p: Mike & Joe

8p: 16 Candles

Celebrate Bike Month In July With CLMA Giveaways!!!

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July is just around the corner and the Central Lakeview Merchants Association has Bike Month giveaways to help us all celebrate. Just bike down to the CLMA office (3355 N Clark) weekdays during business hours (10a – 6p) to take part in the promotion. Here’s what’s on the lineup for all cyclists:

July 7-11:  Voucher for a free tune-up at Kozy’s Cyclery

July 14-18: Complimentary Lakeview Tshirt

July 21-25: Complimentary water bottle

July 28-31: Complimentary admission to the Art Institute of Chicago when you cycle there from the CLMA office (6.5 miles one way)

So ride your bike (or borrow a friend’s) to the Central Lakeview Merchants Association office (3355 N Clark) in July to enjoy these great giveaways!!!

Red Bull BC One Chicago Presents Cypher 2014 Breakdancing Competition

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Remember in Zoolander where Derek and Hansel break dance fight? Since I saw that movie in 2001, I have been searching for an opportunity to see more hip hip dance battles, and that opportunity has finally arrived! This Saturday, June 7, at Union Station’s Great Hall (500w Jackson #107) Red Bull BC One will bring together 16 b-boys battling in one-on-one dance-offs called cyphers. These cyphers will eventually determine the who is the best dancer in the US North region. Then, in August, that winner will battle champions from other regions in Las Vegas where one talented b-boy will be hailed the Red Bull BC One World Champion. The qualifying event goes from 2-7p with the competition beginning at 4p. Admission is free and this event is open to the public. It sounds like the perfect opportunity to see a real life break dance fight! I hope to see you there!!

Opening DJ Set – ManOfGod
Cypher DJ – Illa Noiz
Co-Hosts – AMS & Bravemonk
Judges – Wicked & Ken Swift & Ronnie

Date: June 7, 2014
Location: Great Hall in Union Station: 500 W Jackson Blvd #107 Chicago, IL
Time: 2pm-7pm | 4pm Cypher begins
Entrance: Free and open to public