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Critical Mass Polka Ride

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Critical Mass Polka Ride

This coming Friday, January 25th, Critical Mass is doing a Polka Ride. Assemble at 5:30 p.m. start riding around 6:00 p.m. but remember that you can’t take a bike on the Brown Line from Albany Park between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. because of Rush Hour restrictions. You can get on before 4 p.m. or […]

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‘Blues Session’ at Buddy Guy’s offered for student musicians

Next month, noted blues musician, educator and scholar, Fernando Jones will present Blues Session at Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S. Wabash Ave. Blues Session is a three hour blues training camp for musicians between 11- and 14 years old, and will be capped off by a rare solo show by Jones. The Blues Session is […]

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The Curse of the Billy Goat: Fact or Fiction?

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The Curse of the Billy Goat: Fact or Fiction?

Thousands of fans poured into Wrigley Field on Oct. 6, 1945 to watch their beloved Cubs play in game four of the World Series. Also in attendance that day was a goat. On that chilly day 67 years ago an attendee, William Sianis, was asked to leave the stadium because he brought a goat with […]

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Chicago’s Multifaceted Artist: Darryl “Lil Man” Howell

Darryl “Lil’ Man” Howell, 24, Chicago-born drummer started playing the drums at the age of 4 with the children’s choir at his church. “The beginning of playing drums for me was God given,” said Howell. Growing up around music, Howell‘s passion for the drums grew. By 17, he had decided to make his passion his […]

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Speed Dating for Nerds

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Speed Dating for Nerds

Find love in the fast lane during quick connections with other smart singles. Put the pedal to the mental metal in mini-matchups with other brainy bachelors and bachelorettes, then rotate seats to meet more partners at Nerds at Heart. Choose from a selection of optional prompts to get the conversation started (think questions like “What’s the […]

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Films Should Be Experienced Communally at a Theater, Experts Say

Comfortably seated on a leather sofa beside a few friends all wait for the host to share with them the film she praises and swears is the next big thing. Soon everyone is forced to get off the sofa, huddle together tightly, and pay careful attention to the 13-inch laptop monitor. In an effort to […]

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Tiger Fighting Dragons Games: A Tale of Two Cities

Making a video game is a lot like playing one. There are rules to follow, screw-ups to make, objectives to meet, and in order to finish these objectives, communication is necessary. That last part was especially true for five college students, who lived in two cities yet enrolled in the same game design course. They […]

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