The Chicago Park District is now accepting proposals of Chicago-made and Chicago-focused short and feature-length films for its seventh annual Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase. Through December 6, Chicago filmmakers can submit their work for consideration for the annual movie series that brings local films to local parks throughout the city.
Chicago Onscreen welcomes submissions from Chicago filmmakers of all ages, skill levels and professional experience. Selected films will make up a traveling exhibition of local films hitting parks with free, outdoor screenings August 31-September 5, 2020. Participating films will also be featured in the third installment of a three-day, multi-screen festival of local film, which was presented last year at Humboldt Park.
Here’s the link to submit your work:
Help honor veterans and deployed service men and women this holiday season by sharing a card or letter in appreciation of their service and sacrifices
CARE LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH DECEMBER 18, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 2019 marks the ninth year that America’s Adopt A Soldier® will reach out to America to ask for cards of thanks to share with our nation’s service members who are deployed and veterans who are in state veterans homes and hospitals.
“In 2018, over 200,000 care letters were shared,” said Mary Keeser, America’s Adopt A Soldier ® Founder. “This year, the goal is to reach over 300,000, which would allow us to send at least four letters to every veteran in a veterans home or veterans hospital as well as to our deployed service members.”
“The cards and letters we receive are drawn or written by a diverse group of individuals, from 3 years-old to the over 100 years- old,” Mary adds. From kitchen tables to classrooms, to businesses, to college dorms to faith-based establishments, the pens, pencils, crayons and pieces of paper used to create messages of hope, appreciation, unity and support will have a positive impact. The letters of care are truly the caring pulse of America towards our service men and women.”
To participate in the 2019 National Care Letter Campaign, mail your personal written and designed letter or greeting card to America’s Adopt A Soldier, 5400 Shawnee Road, Suite #300, Alexandria, Va. 22312
For more information visit: www.americasadoptasoldier.orgor call 703-278-3718.
Chicago Wolves Hockey Team, Military Appreciation Weekend, Nov 8 & 9 2019. A limited supply of free tickets for veterans is available.
For specific details and reservations, see https://www.chicagowolves.com/veterans/our-military-appreciation-weekend/
On today’s show:
* Did you hear the news about Chips, Dip and a Mexico Trip? Eric in the morning is bringing along someone AMAZING to perform this year. See who it is on the Mix website.
* Today’s Lack of Intelligence took place in Louisiana and involved a man who claimed Spongebob stole his paperwork. Hear the crazy story on the Lack podcast.
* Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz was a 5-5 tie today! Listen to the podcast to test your pop culture knowledge!
LUCKY STRIKE SOCIAL AT WRIGLEYVILLE/LUCKY STRIKE CHICAGO OFFERING ONE FREE GAME OF BOWLING AND COMPLIMENTARY SHOE RENTAL WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT THROUGHOUT THE CPS STRIKE
WHAT: It’s a Strike. Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville and Lucky Strike Social are offering one free game of bowling and complimentary shoe rental for kids through the age of 12 when accompanied by an adult from 11am to 3pm on weekdays throughout the strike. Mention CPS for the offer.
WHEN: Weekdays throughout the strike from 11am to 3pm.
WHERE: 1027 W Addison Street and 322 East Illinois
A brand-new autumn experience, Jack’s Pumpkin Glow (formerly THE GLOW: A Pumpkin Wonderland) [glowpumpkin.com/], is coming to the suburbs of Chicago this Halloween season, providing the perfect festive fall activity for families, couples, and young adults to capture picture-perfect memories. Over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins and other glowing foliage will illuminate the Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle on select dates in October. Life-sized sculptures, classic Halloween characters, princesses, superheroes, dinosaurs, pirates, musicians, and movie stars line a leisurely trail in the park for an unforgettable evening. Savor some seasonal food and beverage along the way while master carvers demonstrate their amazing abilities live, every evening, as they add 1000 fresh carvings a week throughout the season. Get some carving tips from the pros and pick up a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch for seasonal décor at home.
Jack’s Pumpkin Glow will be open to the public at twilight beginning on Thursday, October 3, 2019, and run on select dates through October 27, 2019, including an early evening Sensory-Friendly show on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Tickets are now available at glowpumpkin.com/.
Campfire Horrors Film Series: Frightening films return to Northerly Island for Chicago Park District’s Horror Movie Series ‘Campfire Horrors’ starting October 4. The spooky film fest will feature six movies, campfires, roasted marshmallows, popcorn, Mars Wrigley treats and hot drinks on every Friday in October.
Fri., Oct. 4
Hocus Pocus (PG) at 7 PM
Frankenstein (NR) at 8:45 PM
Fri., Oct. 11
Misery (R) at 7 PM
Fri., Oct. 18
Shaun of the Dead (R) at 7 PM
I Know What You Did Last Summer (R) at 8:45 PM
Fri., Oct. 25
Interview with the Vampire (R) at 7 PM
The 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships are bringing the competition to Tinley Park. Male and female competitors of all ages will vie for the title of National Champion. Over 50 categories will be featured, including Full Beard Freestyle, Creative Moustache and 5 o’clock Shadow.
Since 2010, the National Beard and Moustache Championships have been highlighting some of the wildest and most precisely groomed facial hair in America. This year, they proudly partner with Remington Beard Boss to choose the best in show together. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s competition will benefit three charities: Oscar Mike Foundation, PAWS Tinley Park and Together We Cope.
For more information, please visit www.nationalbeardchampionships.com.
All three competitors will be styled before arriving.
The competition will take place on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at 350 Brewing Company’s Insanity Factory.
The trailer for Disney’s Froze 2 has arrived!
September 20th, Amazon Original will be hosting two official celebrations & screenings to coincide with the worldwide release of the Amazon Original Savage X Fenty Fashion Show from music & fashion icon Rihanna. Lucky for us in the Windy City, Chicago is one of the chosen cities and the event is open to the public with a RSVP.
To celebrate, Amazon Prime Video is giving Chicagoans a front row seat to the star-studded one-of-a-kind evening blending music, fashion and culture via an exclusive watch party featuring light bites, drinks, photo moments and exclusive giveaways. The show was filmed on Sept. 10th in NYC with a zero camera policy and was the most talked about show during New York Fashion Week.
Details are as follows:
WHEN: Friday, September 20 from 7 to 9 PM
WHERE: Revel Motor Row (2400 S Michigan Ave)
*Guests must be 21+ to attend.*
Further, we’d love to invite you to attend – please RSVP to me directly if you’re able to join us!
Below, please find additional information and attached, the evite and a few images. Also including here a link to download a short video announcing the performers: https://amznstudios.app.box.com/s/54qx37taymtf2eqb1f6lec5v75kit80z.
About: The Savage X Fenty Show was created under the artistic direction of Rihanna and Savage X Fenty, executive produced by Rihanna and produced by PRODJECT and Endeavor Content’s non-scripted group. The Savage X Fenty Show, will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide beginning Friday, September 20 and will also feature exclusive behind the scenes footage of the making of the show.
The Amazon Original Savage X Fenty Fashion show was preceded with a star-studded red carpet, including performers Halsey, Migos, Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, DJ Khaled, Fabolous and Tierra Whack, models Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, and VIP guests including Kacey Musgraves, Hailee Steinfeld, Vanessa Hudgens, Chanel Iman, Candace Swanepoel, Chris Rock, Diplo, Ashley Graham, Kehlani, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Monica, Lil Kim, Lisa Rinna, Shanina Shaik, Zac Posen, Prabal Gurung, Skrillex, La La Anthony, Iskra Lawrence, Saweetie, Bishop Briggs and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
It was the most talked about show during NYFW: “On Tuesday night in New York, Amazon had its Beyonce moment: Like “Homecoming” brought home a slew of Emmy nominations for Netflix, Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show seems likely to generate awards buzz for the streaming service — and the superstar.” -Variety
Maggie Daley Park
For one day only — Saturday, September 21 — Maggie Daley Park becomes Maggie Daley Perk, named in honor of the series’ famous Central Perk coffee shop.
Fans looking to join the fun can visit the park from 12:00–8:00 p.m., where they can:
Listen to The Rembrandts perform the iconic theme song “I’ll Be There for You” throughout the day.
Grab a seat beside Gunther (James Michael Tyler) on the Central Perk sofa for a picture-perfect moment.
Revisit the ’90s at the famed Skating Ribbon for a rollerblading party set to a custom Friends Spotify playlist with select songs from the 236 episodes of the series. Discount rollerblades will be available to rent for $6 in honor of each of the main characters.
Dig into their Paleontology knowledge at a pop-up from The Field Museum. Ross would approve!
Have a meow-velous time with Chicago’s Tree House Humane Society, who will be on site to feature Smelly Cat Adoptions. It’s Purrr-fect for Phoebe fans.
Friends fans will receive 25% off their bill at Columbus Tap at Hotel Fairmont Chicago – Millennium Park on September 21 from 1:00–9:00pm. Stop by for a perk-me-up!
This was sent to me by a Mix listeners and I think it’s so cool to see local businesses doing something for our US Veterans!
Haircuts For Heroes
1117 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN
No regular clients that day, every haircut is free for both men and women (US veterans only)
I got this from Thrillist and it looks so fun!
Eat, drink, and read books at the Women & Children First Block Party
Saturday, August 24
Women & Children First
Iconic Andersonville bookstore Women & Children First celebrates its 40th anniversary with this feminist-slanted block party featuring live comedy, a drag queen story hour, an all-female Beastie Boys tribute band, and an all-female/nonbinary glam brass marching band, plus free food and drink from A-ville hotspots including Hopleaf, Bar Roma, and Middle East Bakery.