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  • Midday Fix: Live performance from Trick Shooter Social Club

    Trick Shooter Social Club Steve Simoncic Larry Liss Event:  Steppenwolf Theatre August 15,  at 8:00 p.m. Celebrating the release of their new album, American Experiment, on Jynnji Records. Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago

  • Lunchbreak: Thai Basil & Chicken Stir-Fry

    Fred Noinaj, Executive Chef, Lost Lake Lost Lake 3154 W. Diversey Ave. Chicago, IL 60647  Event:  Last Tuesday of each month Lost Lake hosts #ShiftEase, an evening that benefits various progressive organizations focusing on social change. The August edition, on August, 27, will support Free Write, a non-profit that engages incarcerated and court-involved youth and young adults in the performing, visual, and literary arts so that they become the narrators of their own stories and the authors of their futures. […]

  • Midday Fix: Live music from Chicago country rock band Erin Edmister and Three Tons

    Erin Edmister and Three Tons Event: Erin Edmister and Three Tons will be playing at 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 16 at the Montrose Saloon 2933 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago

  • Midday Fix: Tips on dealing with end-of-summer workplace and back-to-school issues

    Michelle Reisdorf, Regional Vice President of staffing firm Robert Half in Chicago Downtown Chicago location: 205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3301, Chicago, IL 60601 312-234-0731  

  • Lunchbreak: Yoga Girl Salad

    Owner and Founder Kelly Schaefer-Janssen 7greens 218 West Washington Street Chicago, IL 60606 Recipe: • 1 cup Kale, chopped into bite size pieces • 1 cup baby Spinach • ¼ cup Warm Quinoa • ¼ cup Raw Shaved Beets (cleaned, peeled, shaved) • ¼ cup Roasted Shaved Brussels Sprouts (roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper, shaved) • ¼ cup Carrots, shaved • ½ cup Roasted Tofu (roasted with salt and pepper and Asian marinade of your choice) • […]

  • Midday Fix: Live performance from Callaloo

    Scott Johnson, Callaloo co-founder, composer/arranger, percussionist Event: Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort August, 17 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174,  (630) 584-6300

  • Chicago Scene: Dean Richards chats with author of the new book Ensemble, An Oral History of Chicago Theatre

    Mark Larson, author of Ensemble An Oral History of Chicago Theatre Francis Guinan, Steppenwolf ensemble member Event: Mark will be discussing the book at Bookends and Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave., Alley #1, Evanston, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22. Free and open to the public. Mark will also be interviewed live at the Jeff Awards programs committee, Monday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.  The program is free, but […]

  • Lunchbreak: Local Eggs Benedict

    The “Tattooed Chef” Jay Ruff Hey Nonny 10 S. Vail Arlington Heights, IL 60005 224-202-0750 Event: Bike to Brunch Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Bring in your helmet and receive a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary (juice/milk for kids) with the purchase of brunch! Complimentary bike valet plus live Bluegrass music. Hey Nonny also features live music daily, food/drink specials and wine dinners (next one: Swirl Wine Dinner on October 8).   Recipe: Yield: 4 servings Hollandaise […]

  • Midday Fix: Live performance from Mean Girls – previewing tonight’s FREE Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert

    Mary Kate Morrissey (Janis Sarkisian) Event: BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.)  August 12 at 6:15 p.m. FREE MEAN GIRLS James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph December 25, 2019 – January 26, 2020

  • Adopt-A-Pet: Almost Home Foundation & The Catnip Times

    Lauren Mieli, owner of The Catnip Times Kathy Lucia, foster mom from the Almost Home Foundation Event: Kitten Shower September, 8 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. PetSmart in Bloomingdale Collecting items for foster kittens (food, litter, bedding etc.) Almost Home does not have a public address, but has adoption shows every Saturday at both Petsmart and PetCo in Bloomingdale

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