BREAKING: Metallica playing intimate Chicago show at Metro tonight

Metallica recently made their return to the stage after, according to them, 738 days, with a surprise, last minute, intimate show at the 500-capacity Independent in San Francisco. Tonight they’re doing another intimate show in another city, Chicago. The show is at the Metro, where they last played in 1983, and tickets are on sale only at the venue box office in person.

On their site, Metallica write:

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Scenes from Sam Adam’s Lakeview Taco Fest, 2021

Did you partake in Southport Corridor’s Taco Fest this past year? Here are some pics of the 2021 festival along Southport Avenue.

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How Chicago Party Aunt became a Netflix series: Chicago improvisor Chris Witaske is the man behind the woman, and the bawdy Twitter account

Five years ago, a Twitter account with the handle Chicago Party Aunt appeared out of the digital mist as if conjured to life by the spirit of Bill Swerski and those old “Saturday Night Live” Super Fans sketches from the ‘90s.

"Superstore" alum Lauren Ash voice Diane Dunbrowski and the show's creator Chris Witaske voices Kurt in "Chicago Party Aunt."
“Superstore” alum Lauren Ash voice Diane Dunbrowski and the show’s creator Chris Witaske voices Kurt in “Chicago Party Aunt.” (Netflix)

An affectionate riff on a specific and proudly old school Chicago personality, the Chicago Party Aunt’s bawdy white lady exploits are legendary (in her own mind). Consider this exchange: Last month, the Billy Goat Tavern tweeted out a photo of two bar stools with the caption: “Every bar stool has a story.” Chicago Party Aunt’s reply: “I made out with Mike Royko on the one on the left!”

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Lincoln Avenue Beer Stroll is back

The Halloween Beer Stroll will return to Lakeview October 23, 2021.

The Halloween Beer Stroll will return to Lakeview this year after being cancelled by the pandemic in 2020.

Participants can sample beers and other treats at multiple businesses along Lincoln Avenue on Oct. 23. Proceeds benefit the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce. (Block Club Chicago)

Town Hall Pub in Lakeview closes after owner dies from COVID-19

One of Chicago’s best-known dive bars has closed its doors for business.

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Southport’s Annual Holiday Cocktail Crawl is Friday, December 3, 2021

Southport’s Holiday Stroll and Cocktail Crawl will be back for 2021, after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19.

From the Lakeview/Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce:

“Local businesses are breaking out the holly and staying open late for this annual tradition. The Holiday Stroll is free to attend and features festive entertainment, holiday specials, photos with Santa and more.

The ticketed Cocktail Crawl portion of the event will include over 15 holiday-themed cocktails to taste at participating businesses along the Holiday Stroll.”

More information to come in the Fall!

Trick or Treat Southport 2021 is Monday, October 25

It’s Back!

From the Lakeview / Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, the tradition is back after skipping 2020 due to Covid-19.

“Trick or Treat on Southport is a free annual community event featuring family-friendly activities, a pumpkin patch, pet parade and trick or treating at local businesses. Enjoy food trucks and a beverage tent featuring beer from Corridor Brewery.

All children under 12 and those who are unvaccinated will be required to wear a mask at this event.”

  • Monday, October 25, 2021
  • 4:00 PM  8:00 PM
  • Southport Ave from Roscoe to Grace – 3500 N. Southport Avenue
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Christkindlmarket Returning To Wrigleyville In November

Spiced wine, hot pretzels, potato pancakes and more will be returning to Daley Plaza and Wrigleyville this holiday season, as Christkindlmarket plans to return in November, after the popular Christmas-themed festival was forced to go virtual last year due to the pandemic.

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Chicago Cubs: An emotional day watching Kris Bryant’s return to Wrigley

From Fanside:

“On Friday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs organization and fans welcomed Kris Bryant and his family back to Wrigley Field for the first time since trading him to the San Francisco Giants at the trade deadline in July.

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This development could be coming to 640 W. Irving Park Road

Revised plans have been revealed for a proposed residential development at 640 W Irving Park Road. Sharing sites with the existing Immaculata High School, the 22-story building will rise in front of Lake Shore Drive and offer residents unobstructed views of the lake. The project is being developed by KGiles LLC and CA Ventures and designed by Perkins Eastman with Level Architecture.

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Sam Adam’s Lakeview Taco Fest returns this weekend

The Lakeview Taco Fest returns this weekend featuring gourmet and classic tacos from more than a dozen local eateries.

The Taco Fest runs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, taking over the Southport Corridor from Addison to Roscoe streets.

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