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Free Events for Today

Topless Thursdays

Free admission and free Club Cash when you print out the coupon on their site.
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VIP's || 1351 N KingsburyMap it!comment

Taste of Thursday

There's no better way to try new natural and organic foods than to stop by Lakeview for Taste of Thursday. Let us inspire your palate with delicious ...

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Whole Foods Market Lakeview || 3300 N. AshlandMap it!comment
5p - 8p

Free Admission to Chicago Children's Museum

Free admission 5 - 8p

Take your little ones to check out the different, fun exhibits .. including:

Play It Safe: Step in...

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Chicago Children's Museum || 700 East Grand AvenueMap it!comment
6p - 8p

Free Salsa Lessons

Learn to dance to a latin beat with professional instructors.

Lessons: 6:30-8p

Open dance floor: 8-11p

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Nacional 27 || 325 W HuronMap it!comment
9a - 4:30p

Free Museum Admissions

Exhibits include "Mysteries of the Marsh," "RiverWorks," "Wilderness Walk," "Extreme Green House," "Birds of Chicago," "Hands-on Habitat," and the bes...

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum || 2430 N. Cannon DriveMap it!comment
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Cheap Events for Today

Crabbby Kim's Thursday Specials

$3 Call drinks
$3.50 1/2 pound burgers
Crabbby Kim's || 3655 N WesternMap it!comment

99cent Margaritas (yay!)

always VERY cheap (though for a reason)
Taqueria El Ranchito || 2829 N Milwaukee AveMap it!comment
10p - 2a

25-cent Wings

$3.00 Miller Bottles
$4.00 All Bombs $4
$.25 Wings
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Abbey Pub || 3420 W. GraceMap it!4 comments | comment

Donation Yoga

Give what you can, then stretch it out.
Infuse Yoga || 2536 n HalstedMap it!comment
4p - 2a

$1.50 Corn dogs

$2.50 PBR Cans
Five Star Bar || 1424 W ChicagoMap it!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

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:


·         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

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