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!!!
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!
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
4p: Edgar Gabriel’s String Fusion
6p: Hey Jimmy
8p: Too White Crew
10a: Deliverance Singers
12p: Gus Giordano Dance School
2p: Vital Organ Trio
4p: West Side Winders
6p: Mike & Joe
8p: 16 Candles
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!!!
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