Hello friends. Spring has started, and that can only mean one thing: for the seventh year, Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) is descending on our wonderful city. Taking place from April 16 to 19, CIMMfest is a 4 day event uniting musicians, filmmakers, and their fans for collection of daring films, unforgettable concerts, educational panel sessions and more to put a spotlight on the special relationship between movies and music. Check out more information on the official CIMMfest site HERE. As an added bonus for brokehipster readers, you can use promotional code “BROKEHIPSTER” at checkout to get $5 off the purchase price of a 1 day or 4 day pass. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s do this!!
Hey guys, you know how awesome the Central Lakeview Merchants Association has been over the years. You may remember the free Cheesecake last year and the free piñata earlier this year. Well, they’re back at it this year. CLMA will be giving away trees for those in need of some holiday cheer. On Monday, December 22 Central Lakeview Merchants Association (CLMA) will be giving out free Christmas trees to celebrate the season, or start a forest inside your home.
Anyone who wants a free Christmas tree can go to Houndstooth Saloon (3369 N Clark) from 4-6p Monday December 22!!
This Fall, come to Millennium Park’s Red Bull Art of Can for the international sculpture competition. Out of the 300+ submissions, a 6 judge panel has selected the 30 pieces that are currently on display through November 16 at the Chase Promenade South. The exposition will be open Monday-Friday, 7am-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm and Sunday from 9am-6pm. Various nights will host special events. Find more details at www.redbullartofcan.com
Bolat Restaurant & Loung (3346 N Clark, Chicago), an authentic Chicago sub-Saharan culinary restaurant, is hosting a dinner giveaway every Wednesday in spirit of the quickly approaching holiday season and consequently offering a window into African culture through food. So why offer a free dinner? It’s simple:
In African culture, it’s typical for the host of a party to pay for everything. Bolat highlights this celebrated tradition and as a host, they will offer a free dinner to the first 20 lucky people to RSVP every Wednesday from through December 24. Reservations can be made by calling (773) 665-1100 and reservations will be made on a first come first serve basis. The dinner is a prix fixe menu that includes one starter, one entrée, and one dessert. Following is the prix fixe menu options:
· Cilantro Veggie Soup with Honey Bread
· Stuffed Plantains with Cognac Dip
· Caramelized Jerk Wings with Jollof Rice
· Chicken Gumbo with Rice
· Peanut Soup with Fufu
· Coconut Tabu
So I know the brokehipster readers would appreciate an option for a free meal. So, make your reservation and prepare for an evening of delicious free food!!
Reservations can be made any day except Wednesday and there are 2 time options for every Wednesday: 5:15-6:15 and 6:30-7:30.
RSVP by calling (773) 665-1100
Hey guys, you like fun stuff right? Of course! And free stuff? You do? That’s great. This Friday October 24 at 6:00p, swing by the Harold Washington Library at 400 S State for a performance from the Chicago Bar Association’s Barristers Big Band!!! It’s free and it’s bound to be a terrific time, so I’ll see you there!!!