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Free Theatre Saturday – 24 Hour Play Festival – April 4


Write, rehearse, and stage a play in 24 hours?  Enjoy University of Chicago University Theater students as they write, rehearse and stage new plays in this 24 hour play festival. Bring a few friends and enjoy a great night of  theatre.

Cost: Frugal Free!
When: Saturday, April 4, 2009 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Reynolds Club, (First floor theatre) University of Chicago, 5706 South University, Chicago
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Time: 8 – 11 p.m.
Contact: 773-702-9315
Website: University Theatre
Duration: Until 11 p.m.
Getting There:  Bus – The CTA #6 Jackson Park Express bus will take you from downtown Chicago to Hyde Park. Catch the bus southbound on State Street in the Loop. Get off at 57th or 59th Street, walk under the train tracks, and continue west to the campus; Metra – Catch the Metra Electric commuter train at the Randolph, Van Buren, or Roosevelt station. Get off at 57th or 59th Street and walk west to the campus; by Car – Exit at 57th Drive (the Museum of Science and Industry). Go west and curve around the museum. Take the fourth right onto the Midway Plaisance and go west to the campus.



Real World Open Casting – Sat. March 7th


Ok, stop laughing. I will if you will. And don’t pretend you don’t watch it. So, if you just escaped highschool or college, are in-between employment opportunities, see stars in your eyes, want to be famous or infamous, or have limited impulse control – The Real World is for you!

“Casting directors for MTVs™s Real World are auditioning applicants aged 18 and 24 for the shows 23rd season. In order to reflect the diversity of the general population, they are especially looking for people who are physically challenged, struggling with weight issues, coming out of the foster care system, trying to become U.S. citizens, or grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other but although these qualities may give applicants an advantage, they’re not required. Bring a recent picture, which will not be returned, and a photo ID. For those who can’t make it in person, applications are also being accepted via e-mail, snail mail, and video upload.”

Note: If you’re over 27 sit this one out and wait for the next American Idol auditions

Cost:  Frugal Free – It’s an audition.
When: Sat., March 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Goose Island Brew Pub, 1800 N. Clybourn,  Chicago, 312-915-0071
Time: 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Contact: 310-248-6177
Website: Bunim/Murray Productions
Duration: One day only, so bring your visible shame and your drama.

Downsizing Camus: Sunday March 8, 2009


Those darned college kids.  Drowning out the sorrow of future student loan payments with alcoholic indelicacies and readymade drama.  But, this college tale looks intriguing.  Make sure to reserve your free seat.

“Downsizing Camus takes place over the course of a blizzard-bound evening in a college tavern, where two strangers debate everything from the meaning of love to their best college stories concerning the involuntary evacuation of bodily fluids. When an idealistic 19-year-old coed enters the intimate environment, the emotional and intellectual tension builds to the point of devastating explosion.”

A staged reading of Downsizing Camus, a new play by Chicago playwright, director, and instructor Todd Bauer, is the next Victory Gardens Access Project Crip Slam presentation, Sunday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.

Note: This staged reading is free, but reservations are recommended. For reservations, call the Victory Gardens box office – 773-871-3000 (TTY: 773-871-0687)

Cost:  Frugal Free!
When: Sunday March 8, 2009
Neighborhood: Not sure…good question. Anyone know?
Where: Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Contact: 773-871-3000 (TTY: 773-871-0687) Make sure to call and reserve your seat.
Website: Victory Gardens
Duration: One night.

Free Order of Chicken Wings! Sign up by Sunday, March 1st


In a wing-friendly state of mind, Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap is offering an order of 10 FREE wings to anyone who becomes a fan of Jake Melnick’s on Facebook fan of the restaurant by Sunday March 1, so tell your friends!

Those who do will receive a message on March 2 that they can print out and take to the restaurant to get their free wings.

Ok, too much free deliciousness for wing fans and wing lite fans alike.

“A casual neighborhood pub specializing in traditional American bar cuisine; burgers, salads and homestyle specials such as barbecued ribs and chicken. Desserts include apple pie, banana cream pie and a chocolate chip cookie skillet sundae. Sports fans can catch everything from baseball to hockey on Melnick’s 17 TV’s with DirecTV programming. Or, catch everything on the web with free Wi-Fi (available at lunch only).”

Cost: Frugal Free

When: Signup on Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap Facebook by Sunday, March 1, 2009!

Neighborhood: River North

Where: Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, 41 East Superior Street, Chicago.

Contact Information: 312-266-0400

Website: Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap Facebook Signup

Duration: Signup by Sunday March 1st for your coupon.