Tag Archives: Chicago

Free Eats Sunday – Buffet – Big Chicks – Sunday March 29


Uhm…whenever someone says buffet I’m there. Whenever someone says free buffet, I’m two steps ahead. Music, free buffet on a snowy Chicago day. You better believe I’m going. Are you?

*Cost:  Frugal Free! (with the purchase of one drink)*

When: Sunday, March 29, 4 p.m.
Where: BIG CHICKS, 5024 N Sheridan Rd (on the west side of Sheridan. Look for a beautiful Art Deco terracotta building, Chicago
Neighborhood: Uptown/Edgewater – Argyle Chinatown
Time: 4 p.m.
Contact: 773-728-5511
Website: Big Chicks
Duration: Until the eats are gone.
Getting There:Take the RED LINE train to the ARGYLE STATION, (5000 N), walk east 2-1/2 blocks, go north on Sheridan Rd for 1/4 block .. BIG CHICKS, 5024 N Sheridan Rd (on the west side of Sheridan. Look for a beautiful Art Deco terracotta building. Or, take the SHERIDAN 151 BUS, to the ARGYLE stop. Walk 1/4 block north to BIG CHICKS on the west side of Sheridan.  Or, (less frugal option), if you drive there is usually street parking south of Argyle on Sheridan Road and on Argyle Street. Sunday day you can park in the Chinatown parking lot for under $5.00 until 7pm.



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 boxoffice@luc.edu 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)

Direct Off at Strawdog Theatre – Sat. March 7


A theatre slapdown brought to you courtesy of Strawdog Theatre. “8 of Chicago’s top directors bring 2 scenes, 2 actors, and 2 props, and only 1 will win.” Oh, it’s so on.

Cost: Frugal Free!
When: Saturday, March 7, 11 p.m.
Where: Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway, Chicago.
Time: 11 p.m.
Contact: 773-528-9696
Website: Strawdog Theatre Company
Duration: Depends on how messy it gets.

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.