Category Archives: Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday Theatre – Blurred Vision – Friday, March 27


Uhm, something is wrong with Tekki Lomnicki.  Sometimes being too funny can land you in the doctor’s office with blurred vision and hypochondriac issues through the yazzoo.  Don’t miss, Blurred Vision, by “self-proclaimed hypochondriac” Tekki Lomnicki.

“See it before it’s banned by the AMA! Tekki Lomnicki, self-proclaimed hypochondriac, journeys from doctor to doctor in search of a diagnosis for her blurred vision. On the way, she uncovers memories from her childhood surgeries, picks up a hitchhiking dragon and a magician’s assistant. Blurred Vision explores growing up with a disability, the crap shoot of healthcare, and the power of storytelling– with hilarious results. “

American Sign Language Interpreter, Personal Assistant and Audio Description provided.

RSVP to: 312-640-2121 voice
312-640-2102 TTY

Cost:  Frugal Free!

When: Friday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Access Living,  115 W. Chicago,  Chicago
Neighborhood: River North
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Contact: 312-640-2121 voice, 312-640-2102 TTY,
Website: Access Living
Duration: Until completely satisfied, or until it’s over.
Getting There:


*Note: Presented by the Access Living Arts & Culture Project
Partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


Friday Free Food Happy Hour – Kitsch’n River North – March 13


Stylish and delicious.

“Kitsch’n River North is considerably larger than the original Roscoe Village location, complete with a couch-filled lobby and a large outdoor patio, but the decor is similar, with kitschy furniture, shag carpet, and quirky ’70s accents. The menu features comfort food such as fried chicken and waffles, puff pastry pot pies, green eggs and ham, and a weekend “hangover brunch” menu. Signature cocktails include the Tang martini and the electric green huggie bear cocktail. There is also a gourmet coffee bar area with grab-and-go pastries for commuters on the run. The cocktail lounge features a large projection screen TV and additional seating.”

Free Happy Hour Hors D’Ouevres Buffet – Thursday & Friday Afternoon Customers can enjoy free appetizers with friends in our cocktail lounge every Friday night after work from 4:30-6:30pm. Enjoy daily drink specials.

Cost:  Frugal Free!
When: Friday,  March 13, 2009

Where: Kitsch’n River North,  600 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Neighborhood: River North
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Contact: 312-644-1500
Website: Kitsch’n River North
Duration: Until 6:30 p.m.

Muslim & Jewish Music Concert – Tonight – Friday March 13


An electic, synergistic, musical performance. A clash of symphonic proportions.

“Call, Court, and Casbah:Music of Muslim & Jewish Spainin Al-Andalus, Sefarad, and the Diaspora A free concert of rare music that follows the co-evolution of three religious musical stylings in medieval Spain, featuring period instruments such as the shawms, psaltery, organetto, recorder, saz, and percussion, as well as vocal performance. Ensemble Lipzodes is a musical group that celebrates the period of peaceful tolerance and cultural interplay of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in Spain from 711 to 1492 AD, also known as la convivencia, or *the coexistence*, and afterwards in Morocco, the Balkans, Turkey, and even across the Atlantic Ocean. The relatively tolerant region of Al-Andalus in Spain was a center for learning and the free exchange of ideas among the diverse population, including Jewish and Muslim immigrants and exiles, from 711-1492 AD. Although not entirely devoid of religious and ethnic tensions, the functioning multiculturalism and religious plurality enabled North African, Mediterranean, and local Spanish influences, among others, to combine and form the Andalusian musical tradition that has since traveled around the world and been passed down from generation to generation. *The mysterious, magical, mystical, and religious side of the music, as well as its expressive and therapeutic aspects and its effects on the human soul (its ethos), are part of the foundation of the Andalusion-North African musical edifice.* – Mamoud Guettat.  Whether you’re interested in history, world religion, or discovering unique music, Call, Court, and Casbah is sure to be an exciting program for you”

To learn more about this performance, email or call 773.508.3847

Cost:  Frugal Free!
When: Friday,  March 13, 2009
Where: Cleo’s, 1935 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Neighborhood: Rogers Park
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Contact: 773.508.3847
Website: Loyola University Chicago
Duration: Until over.
Getting There: Loyola L Stop (Redline/Purple Line). CTA Bus, 147, 151 (Howard)

Friday Happy Hour Buffet – Free Eats Today, Kincade’s Bar March 6


It’s Friday, so that means frugal free eats day. It’s amazing how much free food you can find if you know where to look. Not just free, but delicious. If you don’t mind the Chicago neighborhood bar scene you can enjoy a variety of excellent  happy hour foods. Uh, I don’t think you can bring your tupperware.

Friday, March 6 Happy Kincades, Free Buffet, 5 – 7 p.m.

Cost:  Frugal Free! (keep it free and frugal by drinking water or a small non-alcoholic drink).

When: Friday, March 6.
Where: Kincade’s Bar and Grill, 950 West Armitage, Chicago.
Neighborhood: Lakeview/Wrigleyville
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Contact: 773-348-0010
Website: Kincade’s
Duration: 5 – 7 p.m., Friday evening happy hour.