FANTASY COSTUMES SALES EVENTS
Nov
20
to Dec 5

FANTASY COSTUMES SALES EVENTS

Fantasy Costumes has much in the way of sales around the corner and Six Corners. 

November 20th, 21st, 22nd. 20% off all Thanksgiving related costumes and accessories. Turkeys, pilgrims, Indian, hats, etc.

November 23rd and 24th: The entire store will be 20%-50% Off. Some exclusions apply.

November 25th: 25%-50% off all children's costumes, Some exclusions apply. 

Week of November 27th: Pub crawl Santa costume regularly $29.99 will be on Sale for $19.99.

Week of December 4th: 20% off all Christmas related costumes and accessories. Some exclusions apply.
 

More info here

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DISTINCT BATH AND BODY OPENING ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Nov
25
8:30 AM08:30

DISTINCT BATH AND BODY OPENING ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Distinct Bath and Body is having their grand opening on Small Business Saturday, November 25, 8:30am - 8pm. They will continue the fun of long store hours for opening week, November 29-December 1.

To celebrate the reopening of the store, Distinct is offering the following promotions only on Small Business Saturday!

  • Bring in your 10% off in-store coupon from our previous location and it will be honored in our new location during grand opening day.  
  • The first 50 customers on opening day will receive a free sample soap pack.

The following promotions are going to be available from November 25th-December 1:

  • 5 regular sized bar soaps for $25 (retail $6 each)
  • 5 large bar soaps for $35 (retail $8 each)
  • 5 bath bombs for $20 (retail $5 each)
  • Gift Trio boxes containing a soap, bath bomb and body butter $28-$30 (retail $31-33)

For more info click here.

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THE BEAUTY CREW'S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SPECIAL.
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

THE BEAUTY CREW'S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SPECIAL.

The Beauty Crew is having a special for Small Business Saturday. They have a makeup special and a makeup and hair special that will have you looking great for small business Saturday. They will have a makeup special (including lashes) for $45  and makeup and hair for $75. The special is for the 25th only. Make your appointment today by calling 312-731-2626

For more information click here

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COME CELEBRATE WINTERFEST AT ST. VIATOR
Dec
1
to Dec 3

COME CELEBRATE WINTERFEST AT ST. VIATOR

  • St. Viator Elementary School and Parish. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

St. Viator's Elementary school and Parish is once again holding Winterfest, a 3day affair that will involve skating, sipping, shopping, and snacking. The activities planned are: an outdoor skating rink, holiday movies in the park, mistletoe market, artisan craft fair, wreath & tree sales, snowflake cafe & hot cocoa bar, north pole bar, elf village bouncy house, photos with Santa. Please note the dates and times for this event below.
Friday Dec 1: 5 pm- 9 pm
Saturday Dec 2: 11 am- 9 pm
Sunday Dec 3: 9 am - 4pm

For more info click here.
Mistletoe Market Form here.

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FRIENDS OF VAUGHN HAPPY HOUR
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

FRIENDS OF VAUGHN HAPPY HOUR

Join Vaughn Occupational High School and Old Irving Brewing for a very memorable Happy Hour Fundraiser. There will be craft beer, food, a bags tournament, and a silent auction. Funds raised from this event will benefit technology and transportation for students with disabilities. Old Irving Brewing isn't running out of beer anytime soon so come join them!

For more info and tickets click here.

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12 HOURS OF CHRISTMAS
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

12 HOURS OF CHRISTMAS

12 HOURS OF CHRISTMAS

4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. Dec. 10, 11am

 

Break out your cheeriest holiday sweater, don your Santa hat or elf ears, and bring the whole family to The Portage Theater to experience Christmas magic on the big screen.

Six Corners Association presents 12 hours of beloved Christmas favorites for merrymakers of all ages. 

Admission is offered for the full event and covers any or all of the movies you'd like to see. Attendees will be given wristbands and may attend as they choose. Concessions will be offered. 

 

For more info click here.

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AN OCTAVE ABOVE PERFORMING ARTS A CAPPELLA
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

AN OCTAVE ABOVE PERFORMING ARTS A CAPPELLA

An Octave Above, one of the hottest a cappella vocal groups in Chicago, features eight professional singers who combine their vocal talent with a love of a cappella harmonies. The group of four men and four women will perform holiday favorites along with doo wop, jazz and pop standards. Fine Arts patrons may remember An Octave Above from their crowd-pleasing performance in 2010.  Admission to the concert is free of charge, although donations are gladly welcomed. A special holiday reception with the artists follows the concert, hosted by the Fine Arts Committee. Bring the family!

More info here

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FILAMENT THEATRE HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

FILAMENT THEATRE HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Now in its 6th year, The Filament Holiday Special has become a beloved tradition to kick off the holiday season. Friends and families gather for a screening of two holiday classics, A Charlie Brown Christmas & How the Grinch Stole Christmas, voiced by your favorite Filament actors with live accompaniment provided by our very own Slap Happy Jazz Trio! Tickets are $15 until November 1st and then will be $18-20, so act now and save. 

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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Nov
19
to Nov 20

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

The All-Stars present a hilarious tale of mistaken identity in a cartoon-inspired world with live music and physical storytelling. Two sets of identical twins wind up in the same place unbeknownst to each other and encounter a host of outrageous characters, chaos, and confusion in this 90-minute version of Shakespeare's first comedy. Both showings will be at the Filament theater at 7:30 pm.

For more info click here.

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Michael Brown Sr: A Fathers Perspective + Documentary Screening
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Brown Sr: A Fathers Perspective + Documentary Screening

In anticipation of the Michael Brown, Sr. Speech/Panel being a very well attended event, Pete's House is going to require all attendees to obtain a ticket, and they will be required to bring the ticket with them for admission into the event.  Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., shares a "father's perspective" in a rare, intimate Chicago appearance on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Patio Theater.  Along with a special guest panel, Michael Brown Sr. will open up about life after loss, share private details about communication between the family, the police, activists, lawyers and other key figures during the incident, following and leading up to today - He will discuss his new life's mission of fighting for his son's legacy and what that legacy indeed entails - He will also share his reflections on the soon-to-be released documentary, "Whose Streets?" which will shown at the beginning of the evening. 

More Info here.
 

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Crossing Six Corners
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Crossing Six Corners

Six Corners is not just an intersection. It's the 1,938 seat theater, built in 1920, where many Northwest-siders watched their first film. It's the furniture store where you bought your first couch, the corner newsstand where your father picked up the morning paper. It's the 5-floor department store where you went back to school shopping all through your childhood years. Today, it's frozen yogurt after ballet lessons, cocktails and brick-oven pizza. 

Six Corners is home. 

To preserve this collective history and decades of memories and stories, Six Corners Association and Filament Theatre have teamed up to create a dynamic partnership presenting Crossing Six Corners to its local community. 

This theatrical patchwork canonizes the history and legend of Chicago’s Northwest Side and the historic Six Corners Shopping District. Through interviews with residents and historians, archived news articles, old pictures, and more, Filament Theatre has developed playful scenes, nostalgic monologues, and creative songs that will fill audience members with love and pride for their Chicago neighborhood.

November 11th: 5pm
November 12th: 3pm

Get your tickets here.

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Crossing Six Corners
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Crossing Six Corners

Six Corners is not just an intersection. It's the 1,938 seat theater, built in 1920, where many Northwest-siders watched their first film. It's the furniture store where you bought your first couch, the corner newsstand where your father picked up the morning paper. It's the 5-floor department store where you went back to school shopping all through your childhood years. Today, it's frozen yogurt after ballet lessons, cocktails and brick-oven pizza. 

Six Corners is home. 

To preserve this collective history and decades of memories and stories, Six Corners Association and Filament Theatre have teamed up to create a dynamic partnership presenting Crossing Six Corners to its local community. 

This theatrical patchwork canonizes the history and legend of Chicago’s Northwest Side and the historic Six Corners Shopping District. Through interviews with residents and historians, archived news articles, old pictures, and more, Filament Theatre has developed playful scenes, nostalgic monologues, and creative songs that will fill audience members with love and pride for their Chicago neighborhood.

November 11th: 5pm
November 12th: 3pm

Get your tickets here.

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FIFTH ANNUAL WINE AND CHEESE PARTY
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

FIFTH ANNUAL WINE AND CHEESE PARTY

What's better than enjoying some wine and cheese? Supporting the community while drinking wine and eating delectable cheese. On Saturday, November 11, GIPNA will host its fifth annual Wine & Cheese Party, a fundraiser to benefit John B. Murphy School and the Independence Park Farmers Market. Tickets to a night full of fun and feasting only cost $40 online in advance or $45 at the door. There will also be raffles. 

For more info click here.

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WORDS AND MUSIC WITH NVAM
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

WORDS AND MUSIC WITH NVAM

NVAM has partnered with the Ed Paschke Art Center for its acclaimed Words and Music event hosted by Nicholas Tremulis and featuring world-renowned musician, Willy Porter. He has been turning first-time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. Following immediately after Words and Music, The Ed Paschke Art Center will be hosting the Opening Reception for The 100 Faces of War Experience. This exhibit shows a cross-section of Americans that served in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014. This is only the second time The 100 Faces of War Experience will be exhibited in its entirety. Space for this event is limited, an RSVP is required to attend Words and Music. However, the Opening Reception for The 100 Faces of War Experience will be open to the public after 5pm.

for more info click here. 

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SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Don't miss the Small Business Success Virtual Conference on November 9th, powered by SCORE and Verisign! This half-day event offers ten educational webinars, free advice from business mentors, a resource center, exhibitor booths, and networking chat rooms to provide you the information you need to succeed as a small business owner.  Register at the information link to view the webinars. More info here

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Social Media: What You Need to Know to Be Successful
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Social Media: What You Need to Know to Be Successful

For most small businesses and start-ups, social media is critical in increasing brand awareness and reaching potential customers. This class is perfect for business owners, marketing managers and anyone who wants to learn how to develop a social media strategy for their business. Find out which networks are right for your business, how to reach new audiences, what to post, how much to post, and how to grow your followers. There are more tips as well that will come with this in-depth class which will be taught by Adam Bianco. He is a Marketing and Social Media Consultant that brings both a creative and results-oriented approach. He has collaborated with some of the world’s top brands, and sports teams. He also owns and operates two of his own social media brands.

More Info here.
 

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NEIGHBOR'S NIGHT OUT
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

NEIGHBOR'S NIGHT OUT

  • Easy Street Pizza and Beer Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mingle with friends and neighbors for the quarterly Neighbors Night Out.  All Old Irving Park Association, Portage Park Neighborhood Association and Jefferson Park Forward neighbors are invited to this fun social event. This is a great way to meet community members from other parts of the ward while supporting a local business. 
 

For more info click here.

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Filament Theatre
Nov
7
1:00 PM13:00

Filament Theatre

Filament theatre is readying it's 2018 season to entertain the north-west side in the best way they know how. Interactive and immersive entertainment for people of all ages is the name of the game at FIlament theatre. The upcoming programs will be the following.

-Forts!: build your own adventure with cardboard boxes.
-The Van Gough Cafe: A magical story with a real five-course meal. 
-The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles: Based on an award-winning book, this story is about an unsung hero finding his quest of a lifetime. 
-The Snow Queen: Filament's hit from 2014 is back and better than ever!
-The 7th Annual Filament Holiday Special: Charlie Brown and the Grinch. Two classics are better than one.

For more info click here.

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Register Now for Carlson's Trivia Night!
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Register Now for Carlson's Trivia Night!

  • Irving Park Lutheran Church Gym (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dust off your thinking cap and gather your teammates....it's time for Carlson's Trivia Night! Space has been reserved for the 2017 winning team in the Gallery of Champions. (See photos, right.) Will that team be yours? There's only one way to find out...register to play! Match wits against your friends and neighbors at Carlson's Trivia Night! Tables/Teams are $280, or $300 after October 30th. Wine, beer and soda will be sold at the bar. Enjoy our appetizer buffet, or bring your own snacks!  

The event is open to adults 21 and over. Trivia Night benefits Carlson Community Services'neighborhood programs.  With your support we: 

  • Help 60 at-risk kids succeed with The Magic After-School Place (MAP)
  • Provide nutritious vegetables to food pantry clients while beautifying a city neighborhood at Three Brothers Garden.
  • Make fine arts affordable and accessible through the Irving Park Fine Arts Concert Series.

Join us for a fun night for a great cause!

More info here.

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Digital Advertising 101.
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Digital Advertising 101.

Learn how to reach new customers and grow your business with digital advertising. Write a headline, craft your unique selling proposition, consider business goals and discover free online tools to do it all. Create and launch an online advertisement for your business in real time. What you'll learn at this workshop will help you transform from "I'm a consumer ready to buy online" to "I'm an advertiser ready to sell online." A fully charged laptop or tablet is highly recommended to get the most benefit from this workshop.

More info here

 

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CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT THE Y!
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT THE Y!

Now that the days are getting cooler and shorter, Halloween is just around the corner. To celebrate, the Irving Park YMCA is hosting a special Halloween event on Saturday, October 28, 6-8 p.m. Open to both members and non-members, their Halloween night will feature tons of spooky (but not too spooky) family-friendly activities. This includes a haunted house, costume photo booth, games, bounce house, and arts and crafts. The event is free and open to the community. More info here or call 773-777-7500.

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Six Corners Social After 6: Glow in the Dark Turbo Kick & Pilates
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Six Corners Social After 6: Glow in the Dark Turbo Kick & Pilates

Looking for a fun way to start your week? Join Six Corners Association at Retro Fitness' new studio on Monday, October 23rd for our October Social After 6: Glow-in the Dark Turbo Kick and Pilates! Bring your favorite neon clothing and matt as we work out in blacklight and glow in the dark! People of all abilities are welcome. This event is open to the public. You do not have to be a Retro Fitness member in order to attend. Turbo-kick starts at 7pm and Pilates starts at 8pm! Tickets are only $5! Tour of the gym will be available after the event is over.

Tickets here.

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Music this weekend at City News Stand.
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Music this weekend at City News Stand.

City News Stand has two shows this weekend for you to check out.

Saturday, October 21: 10 am -  Peter Zeldow, acoustic guitar.                    

Sunday,  October 22: 10 am - Marianne and the Imaginary Band ( klezmer, folk, jazz)

Tell your friends, invite your neighbors, there will be coffee and truffles!

City News Facebook page here

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Spooky Game Jam
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Spooky Game Jam

As summer wanes, autumn breezes begin to blow scattered leaves across the land... It's time for a Spooky Game Jam once again!
Supporters of diversity in technology, come celebrate a spooky game jam with the Voxelles, the Sugar Gamers, and IGDA Chicago! Developers of all abilities in the greater Chicago area will gather at 2112 Incubator of Creative Technology from October 20-21, 2017, to produce prototype digital games intended to promote the theme of the event. The theme will be announced at the start of the first night.  The event will start with an introduction reception at 7pm on Friday evening, followed by the jam that will end Saturday night. Food will be provided both days, followed by a showcase and final judging of the created games on Saturday evening. Participants will vote for the "People's Choice Award" and the "Spirit of the Jam Award."  We're allowing for an overnight session at our Spooky Game Jam for a total of 24 hours!  Game Jams foster new friendships, increase confidence, and highlight opportunities within the community. We want to encourage new members to build their first games.

More info here.

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celebrate 100 years
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

celebrate 100 years

Lydia Home, along with their sister organization, Safe Families for Children, invite you to celebrate 100 years of providing care and compassion for vulnerable children. Join over 1,500 attendees on Thursday, October 19th. It will be a night of laughter, love and life at the Copernicus Center in Chicago. You don't want to miss it! 

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OPEN INTERVIEWS FOR CULVER'S SOON.
Oct
18
to Oct 26

OPEN INTERVIEWS FOR CULVER'S SOON.

  • Austin Iriving Branch Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chicago's first Culver's will be opening this winter at Six Corners. If you are looking for a position that involves serving delicious food, exceptional customer service, and a lively working environment Culver's is now hiring in Portage Park. They will be holding open interviews at the Austin-Irving Branch Public Library on October 18th from 2-6 PM and on the 26th from 11 AM-3 PM. 

Culver's website here

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Jefferson Park Master Plan Meeting
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Jefferson Park Master Plan Meeting

This meeting continues the ongoing revitalization efforts of Jefferson Park and allows you to contribute to the overall progress by voicing your opinions. Alderman Arena will be there to hear your ideas and give you more information on what his ward has collected in surveys and what their next steps are.

More info here.

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Tratorria Porretta's November Fundraiser on Report Card Pick Up.
Oct
16
to Oct 17

Tratorria Porretta's November Fundraiser on Report Card Pick Up.

Restaurant Tratorria Porretta is having a fundraiser for Jackie Vaughn High School on report card pick-up day. 15% of all sales will benefit Jackie Vaughn high school. This includes dine-in, carry out, delivery, and gift cards. 

For more info call 773-736-1429. Or click here for the restaurant's website.

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Donation Drive.
Oct
16
to Oct 20

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Donation Drive.

The St. Viator Student Council is participating in the Puerto Rico Donation Drive the week of October 16th. Items may be brought starting on the 16th and on the 19th in the morning and the 20th after school there will be a tent for heavy items. A list has been provided in the thumbnail image. Some needed items include but are not limited to:

Soap, deodorant, mosquito repellant, dental hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, compact generators (can be as simple as a hand crank unit), disinfectants, water filters, canned/ ready to eat food, first aid supplies, diapers (adult and baby), baby formula, water, clothing, battery-powered portable appliances. 

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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JAZZ AT CITY NEWS STAND ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
Oct
14
to Oct 15

JAZZ AT CITY NEWS STAND ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

Hello, music fans!
At City News stand This weekend is all about jazz! Jazz on Saturday and jazz on Sunday.

-On Saturday, October 14th,

10 am; Matthew Dennison and Ethan Moll ( classic jazz)

2 pm: La Pompe ( GyYpsy Jazz).

-On Sunday, October 15th,

10 am: Marcos Rios and Jose Carrasquillo ( classic and Latin Jazz).

Tell your friends, invite your neighbors, there will be coffee and truffles! 
City News Facebook page here.
City News website here.

 

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