Friday, December 19, 2014
What's Free and ridiculously cheap in Chicago


Free Events for Today
10p - 11:30p

Complimentary Hosted Bar

Free entry before midnight w RSVP
Hosted bar 10p - 11:30p w RSVPLog in to RSVP
Club Crescendo || 222 w OntarioMap it!2 comments | comment
2p - 7p

Free Entry to the Pink Monkey & 1/2 Priced Appetizers

Free admission from 2p-7p
1/2 priced appetizers and $5 mixers

The Pink Monkey is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle), No beer allowed. ...

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Pink Monkey || 750 S. ClintonMap it!comment
4p - 7p

Free Wings

BrokeHipster.com started swimming around in my head while eating free wings here back in February.

$3.50 Beer of The Month


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Finn McCools || 15 W DivisionMap it!comment
4p - 7p

Free Wings

I was sitting at this free wing buffet when I started thinking about making BrokeHipster.
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Lion Head Pub || 2251 N Lincoln AveMap it!comment
5p - 7p

Free Wings and Pizza

A dozen wings per person and a free pizza per lane!
Diversey Rock N' Bowl || 2211 W DiverseyMap it!comment
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Cheap Events for Today

$2 Chicken, Pork, or Beef

$2 Tacos. Pulled pork, stewed chicken, or ground beef. There's also $4 cheese quesadillas. Try the chicken tacos. Delicious.
Flounder's Bar & Grill || 2201 N. ClybournMap it!comment
11a

$6.75 All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chips

Open for lunch @ 11a.m.
$3.50 Harp, Smithwick's, & Guinness Drafts
$3 Lemon Drop Shots
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Rail Bar (Damen Brown Line) || 4709 N. DamenMap it!1 comment | 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
4p - 2a

$5 Martinis

$5 Bacardi Bombs
Grand Central || 950 W WrightwoodMap it!comment
6:30p - 11p

$20 for All You Can Consume

You get all the food, drafts and drinks you can handle. It's been a while since we checked this one.
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McGee's || 950 W WebsterMap it!1 comment | comment
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Free Christmas Tree Courtesy of the Central Lakeview Merchants Association

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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!!

Free Millennium Park Red Bull Art of Can Exhibit Through November 16

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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

Complimentary Sub-Saharan Dinner at Lakeview’s Bolat Every Wednesday Through December 24

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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:

Starters:

·         Cilantro Veggie Soup with Honey Bread

·         Stuffed Plantains with Cognac Dip

Entrée:

·         Caramelized Jerk Wings with Jollof Rice

·         Chicken Gumbo with Rice

·         Peanut Soup with Fufu

Dessert:

·         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

Best Of The Big Bands October 24 at 6pm at the Harold Washington Library

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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!!!

Sing and Sway with Rhye at the Vic on Saturday

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by Marisa Ruiz (@MarisaVictoria)

Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal of Rhye

Music from Rhye evokes the the mood to slip into something slinky and take slow sips of the smoothest 12-year whiskey your money could buy. The coupling of Canadian singer Mike Milosh’s androgynous lilt with the mastery of Danish instrumentalist Robin Hannibal adds up to sultry jams that make you want to sway with your eyes closed. Those in attendance at this duo’s upcoming show at The Vic on Saturday, October 25th will have the chance to do just that.

Rhye’s 2013 debut effort, Woman has been a tremendously well-received work of art, earning high praise from the likes of Pitchfork, SPIN and Rolling Stone. That’s no easy feat for any artist’s first release. Perhaps the mysterious tease of how the songs were first released aided with drawing in such notable attention. Milosh and Hannibal mindfully released tracks without revealing who was behind the vocals. “We never had any big grand plan [by not revealing our faces],” says Milosh. “I just didn’t really want to lead with my face. It was nice to have people just experience the music without knowing what I looked like.”

Audience members at The Vic on Saturday will be able to enjoy the live experience of the songs of Woman; including the heart-melting “Open” and the groovy and upbeat jam “Last Dance”. Milosh shared with Broke Hipster that he will also be weaving in three modified songs from Jetlag, the record from his self-titled music project that he works on in addition to Rhye.

There’s still a chance to grab your tickets to the show. Make sure you smell extra nice. Someone might try and snuggle with you during the show.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Vic Theatre -3145 N. Sheffield
Doors at 7 / Show at 8 (18+)
Featuring special guest, Lo-Fang

Cheers,

-MV