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  • Bored? Game! Co-creator of Cards Against Humanity preparing to open a board game cafe in Logan Square

    A new 14,000 square foot board game cafe is scheduled to open January 10 in Logan Square. Max Temkin, co-creator of the game Cards against Humanity, is behind the concept. The cafe will feature a library of over 1000 games. If that sounds overwhelming, don’t worry. There will be teachers to help you learn the rules. There will also be BYOG – Bring Your Own Game. Plus, the basement will feature two escape rooms. And, on top of all that, […]

  • Video: Its name may be “Nuts on Clark,” but these days popcorn is the star

    Its name may be “Nuts on Clark.” But these days, popcorn is the star. And there are locations beyond the first shop on Clark, although that original store continues to thrive. As Wrigleyville has evolved, so has Nuts on Clark, a woman-owned business with customers who once visited as children now returning with their own kids to enjoy one of Chicago’s classics.

  • Toys “R” Us is back for the holidays, but this time as a pop-up adventure

    Toys “R” Us is back for the holidays, but not as the toy store we all remember. This time, it’s a pop-up on North Michigan Avenue with about a dozen rooms for families to explore. With themes including Paw Patrol and Melissa & Doug, the rooms are designed for kids of all ages, with some especially for the pre-schoolers in your life. There’s also the Polar Vortex room and a ball pit with a million balls, enough to fill seven […]

  • Popular walking tour preparing for new season of exploring Chicago’s holiday traditions

    Become a tourist in your own city or invite your out-of-town friends to explore Chicago’s Christmas traditions as Bobby’s Bike Hike prepares for a new season of their popular Holiday Hike. This one is a walking tour covering just over a mile in 2.5 hours. Besides visiting holiday landmarks including the Millennium Park Christmas Tree and the decorations on State Street, the tour also includes some can’t-miss Chicago foods and drinks. Plus, there will be some interesting Chicago holiday stories […]

  • For 25 years, Kids’ Korner has been providing a safe place for children to go while their parents are in court

    For 25 years, the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County has offered a service called Kids’ Korner to provide children with a safe place to go while their parents are in court. More than 53,000 kids ages 2-12 have visited the room, where they are kept safe, comfortable and away from the intimidating environment of a courtroom. Also, through the Give a Book and Give a Blanket programs, kids can take something with them to provide comfort. Plus, during […]

  • Think green at this hotel pop-up geared toward Millennials

    The Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago’s Loop will present a pop-up hotel later this month geared toward Millennials. The theme is about what they miss most when not at home: green. Carey Malloy, director of brand marketing for Chicago-based Orbitz, says that plants are very important to this generation. Orbitz reached out to the Garfield Park Conservatory to curate the pop-up. The rooms are meant to resemble the conservatory experience. There will be five different rooms in the pop-up hotel […]

  • Become a Superfan at a Bears pop-up bar paying tribute to the classic SNL sketch

    “Da-Bears.” “Daaa-Bears!” We’ve all heard those words, and probably said them a few times too, from the classic series of Saturday Night Live sketches known as “Bill Swerski’s Superfans.” Now, you can become a superfan at Timothy O’Tooles Bar in River North. They’ve got a pop-up bar that that recreates the look along with a menu featuring food inspired by the sketches. They hope to keep the pop-up open through the football season and, if it is successful, there may […]

  • In a North Lawndale garden, there’s a 20 foot shipping container with a museum inside – Keep reading, we’ll explain

    Lawndale Pop-Up Spot is a hyper-local museum inside a shipping container in a garden. The first exhibit, called A Safe Place, was put together by high school students and focuses on positive news rather than the negative stories that often dominate coverage of the West Side.

  • Want to dig deep into deep dish pizza? Uno’s has classes to teach how to make the Chicago classic

    Uno's Pizza--known for its classic deep dish pizza--holds cooking classes at the restaurant before it opens. Assistant Manager David Weinberg says the class takes students through the entire process from start to finish.

  • It’s a big deal: The Maxwell Street Market, the oldest open air market in the country, is still going strong

    The Historic Maxwell Street Market is the oldest open air market in the country. It has moved several times in its history and is currently located just outside the Loop in the 800 block of South Desplaines. Mark Kelly, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Events, says the market is tied to Chicago’s immigrant population and says it has now morphed into a popular market for the Hispanic community.  On August 8th, the market will be holding their summer celebration called […]

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