From Robert Feder:
“Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s,” a new two-hour special featuring digitally remastered full-length segments will premiere at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 17, on Channel 9. It will include sketches, guest circus acts and the Grand Prize Game, starring original cast members Bob Bell (as Bozo), Ray Rayner, Don Sandburg, Ned Locke and Bob Trendler. It will be rebroadcast at noon Sunday, February 24. Widely regarded as the most popular and successful locally-produced kids’ show in television history, “Bozo” aired on WGN from 1960 to 2001.
NEWCITY in Lincoln Park, and their LEGO® Showcase event being hosted in collaboration with the Chicago Area LEGO User Group on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To celebrate the opening of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part at ArcLight Cinemas, NEWCITY is inviting guests of all ages to stop by before or after seeing The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part to check out the LEGO® builds, learn about how LEGO® inspires creativity, and work on their own LEGO® creations. Plus, attendees may enter for a chance to win a LEGO®-themed raffle prize and more!
Thanks to Time Out Chicago for the info below:
Chicago Pizza Party
Ravenswood Event Center, Lake View
Feb 9 2019
Put your pizza expertise to the test (come on, you’ve eaten enough pizza that you should be a pro at this point) at the Chicago Pizza Party. More than 20 of the best pizza restaurants in the city are competing for “Best Pie in Chi,” an honor of honors. And if pizza’s not your thing, a) what? and b) the games, photo booth and DJ will keep you entertained.
Navy Pier is celebrating “wheel love” with free Centennial Wheel rides in honor of Valentine’s Day and National Ferris Wheel Day on Thursday, February 14. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., pre-registered guests will have the opportunity to take their Valentines for a romantic ride aboard the city’s beloved attraction, which features enclosed and heated gondolas and picturesque views of the lake and skyline from 200 feet above ground. In addition, one lucky couple will be treated to a complimentary Valentine’s Day date at the Pier that evening – complete with dinner, dessert, a caricature drawing, a gift basket and a cozy VIP ride on the Centennial Wheel.
The 11th Annual Baconfest Chicago returns on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the UIC Dorin Forum
As in previous years, Baconfest Chicago will support the Greater Chicago Food Depository with a donation from event proceeds, a raffle on site and a food drive at the event. Over its 10 year history, the event has generated more than $440,000 in donations to the area’s largest food bank. This translates to more than 1.3 million meals for hungry people in the Chicagoland community.
NEW TO BACONFEST
90 Miles Cuban Cafe
About Last Knife
Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
Copper Fox Gastropub
Drawl Southern Cookhouse & Whiskey
Fig & Olive
Steingold’s of Chicago
The Broken Barrel Bar
The Fat Shallot
The Royal Grocer & Co.
There’s also TONS of returning competitors from last year as well! There’s a bunch of different tickets options too so get em before they’re all sold out! #oinkoink
Anything surrounding a love for Bill Murray works for me
Now thru February 9
A road trip (or Metra ride) to Woodstock may be in order for the town’s annual Groundhog Days festival, which tours several Woodstock filming sites from the 1993 Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day, along with special events like movie-themed trivia and screenings, bowling, bingo, a bags tourney, and a chili cook-off.
Cost: Prices vary; many events free
From Time Out Chicago:
The Chop Shop, Wicker Park
Jan 27 2019
The fancy doughnut trend is a bit played out at this point, but Chicago still boasts some of the finest purveyors of fried dough. Donut Fest brings together some of the city’s best options (including Stan’s, Longman & Eagle and Firecakes) for an afternoon of sampling, accompanied by coffee from Big Shoulders and Dark Matter. Attendees can choose from one of two sessions, dependent on how early you’re willing to indulge in a sugar rush.
From Time Out Chicago: Not to be confused with the Chicago Polar Plunge, which takes place in March, this frigid tradition is organized by the Chicago Polar Bear Club and challenges participants to take a dip in Lake Michigan to raise money for local families in need. No matter how much time you spend on the beach during the summer, you’re probably not going to be prepared for just how freezing cold the Lake gets in January, so make sure you bring something warm to wear (even if you’re just there to watch).
Monday, January 21
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute’s King Day Festival will honor the legacy of the legendary civil rights leader with an exhibit by Chicago artist and photographer Dawoud Bey called “Night Coming Tenderly, Black.” In addition, there are a variety of activities and exhibits open to all ages, and the festival runs from 10am-3:30pm.
Cost: Festival is free to all; Illinois residents receive free admission to the museum itself.
He’s still just as cool.
So you think you can kick do what Cody Parky couldn’t?? We’ll just see about that!
You can read the original thread here: https://twitter.com/GooseIsland/status/1082406201319665669
21 years old +
1 kick per person
43 yard field goal
12 p.m. sign up (spots are limited)
1 p.m. kickoff on 1/12
1800 W Fulton Street
Winner(s) must pickup prize at at Fulton Street brewery (no exceptions)
All Goose Island referee calls are final