Party Adventures and Misadventures

So that last couple of weekends have been filled with parties and I've taken this weekend off to recover. The first event/party I went to was Seoultube. I went with a youtuber friend of mine. It was originally suppose to be in a park, but due to the rain it got moved to the Hidden [...]

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Steampunk tea time at Geek Bar Beta

The Geek Bar Beta is in Wicker park at 1941 West North Avenue. A friend told me about the event and I dressed up, though I think my outfit turned out more like a pirate then steampunk, and met my friends at the bar. The Geek Bar Beta hosts a lot of events. The night prior [...]

Lights at Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

There are several places to go in or near St. Louis to see lights around the holidays. One of the first was at Anheuser-Busch holiday light display at their St. Louis Brewery located at 1200 Lynch Street. It's free and open from Late November to early January (ending on January 4th). It's the 29th year [...]

Logan Square Halloween Parade

This weekend I stumbled upon the 10th annual Logan Square Halloween parade. It's a family friendly event and tends to be the weekend before Halloween starting around 5pm at the Illinois Centennial Monument which can be seen at the Logan Square park, right next to the blue line CTA stop. At 5:30 the parade begins. This year [...]

Columbia College Chicago: Manifest

At the end of each school year before students head home Columbia College Chicago takes over the South Loop with Manifest. It's open and free to the public but is at it's very essence the senior students art showcases. All buildings and galleries are open and the campus is packed with events. It's kicked off [...]

Bit Bash

Bit Bash was hosted in September, and was a free independent gaming festival at Threadless Headquarters near the West Side at 1260 West Madison Street. I met up with some friends at the event. Originally in the event information you needed to order a free ticket, and then later they said they were sold out of ticket due [...]

Ravenswood Artwalk

Ravenswood Artwalk is located near the brown line Montrose or Damen stop or off the Ravenswood metra station from the Metra UPN North. The RAW tour of arts and industry is put on in order to celebrate Chicago artist month and allows visitors to take a look at different artists studios and a chance to buy [...]

Chicago Architecture Foundation

The Chicago Architecture Foundation can be found at 224 South Michigan Avenue.  There are golden doors with glass and within those doors is probably one of the best gift shops I've ever been in. The Chicago Architecture Foundation was founded in 1966 and has grown from not just saving buildings in the city but hosting over [...]

Bristol Renaissance Faire

For my last road trip I went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire on the border of Wisconsin and Illinois. We actually passed Six Flags Great America on our way. The Faire is open from 10am until 7pm on the weekends from July through September 1st (Labor Day, the only Monday they're open). My aunt and I left [...]

Dragon Boat Festival

Over the summer there are a couple different Dragon Boat races. The one I attended was held in Arlington Heights at Lake Arlington and sponsored by Walgreens and Pepsi. My aunt, cousin and I went over and wandered around, past all the tents filled with teams and then to look around the vendors. There was [...]