Saturday, October 10, 2015
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

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

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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RSVP for the Malibu Rum Beach House Chicago

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by Marisa Ruiz (@MarisaVictoria )

Got plans on Saturday? If you do, you might want to consider canceling them so that you can be at the Malibu Rum Beach House Chicago. This fabulous and free pop-up party will hit 12 U.S. cities in total this summer and Chicago is next on the list. Malibu wants to make this our best summer, so who are we to deny them the pleasure?! Expect summer-inspired cocktails, a build-your-own hotdog station, great local DJ talent, a rooftop lounge and more. For a sneak peek at the kind of sunshine-filled fun to expect, you can also check out the photo galleries from the events that have already taken place in Miami, Santa Cruz and Venice Beach.

This is the kind of party of which you see photos of on Instagram and think, “How come I’m not at that party?!” Don’t let that happen; fight off the FOMO and RSVP. NOTE: In a possible effort to torment 21-year-olds, guests must be 25-years of age or older to attend with valid ID to enter. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis as capacity allows.

Get your RSVP on here.

Date / Time / Location
Saturday, August 15, 2015
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2112 W. Dickens Ave.

Event Hashtag: #MalibuBSE



Freebies from Birchbox + Empire Cast Members!

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by Marisa Ruiz  (@MarisaVictoria)

Whether or not you’re one of the nearly one million subscribers who adores Birchbox’s monthly $10 delivery of beauty sample joy, you are still invited to partake in the Birchbox + Birchbox Man Road Trip this weekend. The subscription service rockstar brand is rolling through downtown Chicago for three days of freebies and fun from Friday through Sunday. Here’s what you can expect at this open-to-the-public event:

Free Beaver’s donut with purchase
Known for their food truck and West Loop shop at 131 N. Clinton, you can expect their signature mini donuts with gourmet toppings. #YesPleaseThankYou

Photo-ops and autograph signings with cast members from Empire
Will Cookie show up and throw the donuts on the floor because they’re stealing her limelight?!! Show up to find out! (Scheduled appearance time will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Specific cast members not yet disclosed.)

Free nail and astrology services from Enamel Diction
That’s right; As in, nail services
and astrology combined into one thing at the same time. These LA-based manicure innovators created color astrology, offering personalized nail recommendations based on your astrological chart. Brilliant idea, though I already know my horoscope – and it’s mos def that I’m going to be eating mini-donuts with the cast of Empire on Saturday. (And yes, I am clearly thinking about donuts a lot while writing this post.)

Build Your Own Birchbox
While part of the fun of being a Birchbox subscriber is the surprise of what’s in that adorable little box, it might be just as fun to be in control of what you put in there. Expect many bins overflowing with a variety of samples, ready for the picking!

Meet YouTube Beauty Expert “Glam Life Guru” Tati Westbrook
Take advantage of her appearance on Friday between 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and she might drop some beauty tip wisdom on you.

Have a blast and get your glam on, y’all. Key info below.


Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue


Friday, August 14, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 15, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Culture Collide’s Lollapalooza After Parties (+ a Special Free Download!)

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by Marisa Ruiz  (@MarisaVictoria)

Jack Antonoff of Bleachers at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago on August 1, 2015 (Image Credit: Getty Images for Hard Rock)

Each year, Lollapalooza is good for so many things; a wealth of denim cut-offs with butt cheeks on display, lobster corn dogs from Graham Elliot at Chow Town, near collisions with wasted millennials stumbling away from Perry’s stage in search of Vita Coco. To further add to the fun, the party need not stop after Grant Park closes the festival curtains for the day – all because of these two magic words: after parties.

For the tenth year in a row, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago welcomed festival goers into their air-conditioned haven of free booze and special performances. This year, the two-day extravaganza featured both throwback legends and indie powerhouses. Following Friday night’s performance by Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Slick Rick, the weekend closed out on Saturday, August 1 with indie-pop rockers Bleachers – the fan favorite founded by Jack Antonoff of Grammy award-winning band fun. Those in attendance posed for Photo Booth shenanigans from skate and surf clothing brand Tilly’s. VIP guests also had the treat of enjoying barbecue chicken sandwiches from Logan Square’s beloved Parson’s Chicken & Fish, along with New Amsterdam Vodka mango slushies. Additional sponsors included media partners The A.V. Club, as well as Bandsintown, Fender and Busy Beaver Button Co., which gifted partygoers with custom festival buttons.

Score your free download of the debut issue!

In addition to bringing us these two nights of after parties, Culture Collide has also created a rad new magazine that marries the taste making influence of musicians with travel advice. The debut issue of Travel with Purpose is 127 pages of content collected from musicians and travelers around the world, speaking to everything from their favorite dive bars to the best places in the world to get your shawarma fix. In this first issue, you’ll find travel tips from Chromeo on Montreal; Black Lips on Atlanta; Warpaint on Los Angeles; Blonde Redhead on New York; Zola Jesus on Seattle and more. In these pages you will also find features of what books artists are reading on the road, their go-to travel playlists and even sneak peeks at some of their tour riders. (It’s like Rolling Stone, Conde Nast Traveler and Time Out had a baby.) While you can purchase a lovely printed issue for $14.95, Broke Hipster is hooking you up with a free download of Travel with Purpose for your enjoyment. (Be sure to check out page 34 to see what the favorite Chicago spots are from a variety of musicians, from record stores to falafel spots and drinking holes of choice!)

To get your free download, go here and scroll down on the page!

Hope you all had a wild and wonderful weekend of music!



P.S. Here’s a pic of Slick Rick from Friday night. Check out those shoes!

Check out those shoes!

Slick Rick at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago on July 31, 2015

50/50 Event Wednesday July 22 at 6:30 at Belmont and Clark!!!! $2,500 giveaway!!!!!!

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Hey kids, this upcoming Wednesday, Chicago View Magazine will be attaching fifty $50 bills to fifty paper airplanes and throwing them from a cherry picker. The spectators get to keep whatever they pick up. All for a promotion to increase spending in Lakeview. The money drop is happening at 3179 N Clark (at Belmont) and is taking place at 6:30p. I know I’ll be there getting my share of the $2,500 and you should be too!!!

The State of Craft Beers in Chicago

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Ahh beer. As you may know, there are many craft beers available in our fair city. But how much do you really know about beers here in the city? Chicago’s own design firm, Datascope Analytics, took a look at 190 bars across Chicago and compiled the following REPORT. Ever wondered where to find the best neighborhoods to drink on the cheap? Below is an excerpt from Datascope Analytic’s report, The State of Craft Beers In Chicago.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the data on the beers in Chicago and I hope you do too!!

And, with that, enjoy your weekend. Full Article HERE