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Record Store Day is Third Saturday in April

Record Store Day is Third Saturday in April

Support local business, liven up your Saturday, and hear good music on April 19th, which is Record Store Day around the world. Localize your experience at Jazz Record Mart, Reggie’s, or one of the other record stores in Chicago. Go to the Record Store Day site to search for the nearest record store, but here’s […]

Dating for Nerds

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Dating for Nerds

Stop daydreaming and start day doing at an alternate reality themed Dating for Nerds from 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 21 at Mulligan’s (5155 N. Lincoln Ave.). Transcend your typical love life over board games and mindscape inspired activities. Enter magical realms with other brain-powered singles during Down the Rabbit Hole trivia featuring famous otherworldly quests. […]

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More Interesting Than Ice Fishing “The Incompleat Angler: Fishing in the Paleozoic”

Just in case you watched “Creationism vs. Evolution,” and needed some further information, Columbia College Chicago’s Science and Mathematics Spring 2014 Colloquium Series has got you covered. The vast majority of living vertebrates are gnathostomes: jawed fishes of one kind or another including ourselves. Today’s gnathostomes can be divided into the bony fishes (spanning Rahm Emanuel, Asian […]

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Cure the Winter Blues with Bike Fashions and Fun

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Cure the Winter Blues with Bike Fashions and Fun

Bike Winter Art Show  is up and open this week at Ancien Cycles . It is a new bike shop that aims to be  “a social hub for the many thousands that bike along our beloved Hipster Highway every day” according to Chainlink. The Art Show opened on  Feb 21, but it is going on all week, […]

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Blazing Trails, Women in a Man’s World

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Blazing Trails, Women in a Man’s World

It’s a man’s world, but these women have made a place for themselves and forged a trail for other women who are looking for a career in media. Come out and hear about what it takes to be a broadcaster, publisher, reporter, and business executive when you are black and female. Their stories can inspire […]

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Change Your Life, Change the World Ten Percent at a Time

Food Patriots is a film and public engagement campaign that inspires people to make a small change in the way they eat and buy food. This premiere includes a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers and faith-based environmental groups. Food Patriots begins with a wake-up call. Jeff and Jennifer Spitz’s son Sam got sick eating chicken […]

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Seventh Annual Dating for Nerds Love Fest

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Seventh Annual Dating for Nerds Love Fest

Open your heart with other smart singles at the Seventh Annual Dating for Nerds Love Fest celebrating cheesy romance from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at The Abbey Pub (3420 W. Grace St.) Explore amor in an I-Choo-Choo-Choose You icebreaker where attendees decide which iconic geeks to date, befriend or ignore, based on mock online […]

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Review: Warm Up and be Wowed by Opera in a Pool

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Review: Warm Up and be Wowed by Opera in a Pool

140,000 gallons of water are transformed into the River Styx when Chicago Opera Theater gears up for this imaginative retelling of the ancient myth about eternal love.  Orpheus takes his clarinet along in his search for his lost love. Performed first at Ida Crown Natatorium, the COT is going to present this unique show at Welles Park Pool on  December 19, […]

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Chicago Elite Classic: St. John Bosco Braves Defeats Whitney Young at Buzzer

The game was tied 59-59, but in the last seconds, St. John Bosco Braves (Bellflower, Calif.) senior small forward Daniel Hamilton scored a buzzer-beater three pointer to defeat the Whitney Young Dolphins 62-59 on Saturday at the Chicago Elite Classic located at the UIC Pavilion. “I really wanted the ball in those last seconds because […]

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Chicago Toy and Game Group Turns Fashion into Playtime

“It’s the ultimate unconventional challenge.” This is how Project Runway star Peach Carr describes the PlayCHIC fashion show produced each year by the Chicago Toy and Game Group (ChiTAG). PlayCHIC is a fashion show that focuses on fun. It pairs fashion designers with toy and game makers to create an original, imaginative and playful look. […]

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Chicago Bulls Star Shines

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Chicago Bulls Star Shines

Two outstanding Chicago area students Jessica Zamudio and Elizabeth Pena were surprised Tuesday when they found they were getting help from some big names who wanted to help send them to college. Chicago Bulls Guard Jimmy Butler, along with Sun Life Regional Group Manager Michael Techtmann and Sun Life Voluntary Benefits Practice Leader Stephen Barreca, […]

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U.S. Postal Service Takes Families’ Letters to Santa in 101st Year

Mittens under the Christmas tree would be a miracle for some Chicago families, some postal workers said Wednesday morning. Within the past two weeks, U.S. Postal Service workers received more than 10,000 letters addressed to Santa Claus from needy families across the Midwest, said letter carrier Debora Gipson. Many asked not for the most popular […]

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German Market Lights Up Chicago’s Daley Center

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A look at an afternoon at the Christkindle market in downtown Chicago through a collection of Vine and Instagram videos captured by journalism students @CCCJournalism.

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Columbia Program Links High School Students to Journalism

Find more photos like this on Columbia Links Sitting with his fellow Columbia Links graduates at the recent summer academy graduation, Solomon Davis said he was surprised when he was called up to receive the first-ever news literacy award through the journalism program for Chicago high school students. “It’s an honor that they felt I […]

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Police Urge Public to be Aware During Holiday Shopping Season

A woman is sitting in her favorite coffee shop on Michigan Avenue when a man who appears to be lost asks where a specific store is. Meanwhile, his partner creeps behind her with her laptop in hand. She didn’t even know what had happened. This is just one of the scenarios Chicago police officers are […]

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