Saturday, September 20, 2014
What's Free and ridiculously cheap in Chicago


Free Events for Today
10a - 4a

Free Museum Admission

Free admission to the Jane Addams Hull House Museum! Closed Mondays and Saturdays.
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Jane Addams Hull House Museum || 800 S HalstedMap it!comment
11a - 4p

Free Admission

Every Saturday and Sunday.
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Vietnam War Museum || 954 W CarmenMap it!comment
11p - 1a

Free Buffet!

Pizza, potato skins, slightly overpriced beer.
Cleo's || 2048 W. ArmitageMap it!comment
2p - 5p

Free Wine Tasting

Learn a little more about wine, or just get tipsy on the cheap. They have a good selection of beers sold by the bottle.
Red & White || 1861 N MilwaukeeMap it!comment
4p

Free Yoga

At Moksha Yoga Authentic Yoga!!
Moksha Yoga || 3334 N Clark StMap it!comment
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Cheap Events for Today

Crabbby Kim's Saturday Specials

$3.50 BLT
Crabbby Kim's || 3655 N WesternMap it!comment
1:15p

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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Chicago Cultural Center || 77 E RandolphMap it!comment
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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.)

-KL

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!!

Complimentary Beer, Whiskey, and Snacks at Chicago Avenue Salon August 26

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Looking for something fun to do in West Town August 26? Head down to Chicago Avenue Salon (1941 W Chicago) Tuesday, August 26 for customer appreciation night and the the launch event of the new Gage for Men line of salon products. From 6-9p, enjoy a complimentary head massage, scalp treatment, beard trim or touch up. The salon will also feature special pricing on haircuts and Gage products. In addition to these great features, local businesses will also provide food and drinks:

- Complimentary beer from Empirical Brewery
- Complimentary BUFFALO TRACE cocktails
- Clothing from Lost Girls Vintage pop-up shop
- Delicious desserts from West Town Bakery & Diner

Everyone is welcome at this event, so stop by Tuesday at 6 for a great time!!

Free BYOB Comedy Brunch Plus 30% Off Food Saturdays at Runa Japanese.

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If you love brunch and laughing you should  check out the newest event from the producers of Logan Square’s BYOB comedy show- Congrats on Your Success. For another chance to enjoy a free BYOB comedy show, you can swing by the patio at Runa Japanese (2257 W North Ave) this Saturday at 12:30p for the Noon:Thirty brunch series. If a free BYOB show isn’t enough of a draw, Runa is also offering 30% off of the entire menu for audience members from 11:30a to 12:30p. Here’s the lineup for the August 16 show:

Host: Odinaka Od Ezeokoli

Featured comics:
Charlie Rohrer
Stephanie Hasz
Sonia Denis
Kevin White
Ricky Gonzalez

So come out this Saturday for a deal on delicious food, and BYOB free comedy!!