Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Do Division Family Fun Fest Details

Pony rides, face painting, rocking kids' music

Chicago, IL – This year the Do Division Family Fun Fest has expanded to two blocks on Hoyne between Division and Potomac. New this year, come and learn about bees. We'll have fun bee facts throughout the event. For example, did you know bees can fly up to 15 miles an hour and honey never spoils? Visit the Christy Weber Urban Bee Hive tent where you'll get to observe bees – behind plexiglass, of course. Plus answer questions in a quiz about bees and win a prize from Building Blocks. (Hint: you'll find the answers on our activity tents.)

Also new is the Cat n Mouse Game Store's Game tent including a yo-yo demonstration on Saturday. And the Building Blocks famous Carnival Wheel with fabulous prizes.

We're bringing back many of the popular activities including The Easel Art Studio Craft Tent, punk rock hair styling by Psycho Baby with nail polishes by Juko nails (nails Saturday only), face painting, cookie decorating, a dunk tank, the Children's Learning Place Toddler Zone (with a changing station and nursing zone), a bounce house, and pony rides (both Saturday and Sunday).

Plus non-stop entertainment on the family stage along with super fun exhibitors.

Cheetah Gym Family Stage Schedule
Saturday, June 4:
12pm: Laura Doherty
1pm: Jeanie B!
2pm: Mad Science
3pm: Karen 4 Kids!
4pm: Mary Macaroni
5pm: The Hamburglars

Sunday, June 5:
12pm: Mary Macaroni
1pm: Super Stolie
2pm: Sarah Jayne Parker
4pm: Gorilla Tango Theater
4:20pm: Baby Take a Bow Hip Hop Workshop

Dunk Tank highlights:
Saturday, June 4
12pm: Alderman Waguespack, 32nd Ward
1pm: Dr. Reese, Pritzker Principal
2pm: Norm Cherrett, Childrens' Learning Place

Sunday, June 5
1pm: Alderman Moreno, 1st Ward
3pm: Mr. Edwards, Kindergarten teacher for LaSalle II

Proceeds from Do Division Family Fun Fest go to Friends of Pritzker School and the LaSalle II PTO, public elementary schools in Wicker Park.

Tune into The U on WCIU between 6-8am this Friday, June 3rd to get a taste of the Family Fun Fest!

The Week Past, the Week Ahead

Just sharing a link to the May 31st Issue

If there's a theme in this one, it's hats.

WPC Meeting, Wed. June 1, 7PM

WPC Membership Meeting

Field House, Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 pm

P&D Presentation: 1366 N Milwaukee

Proposed Bloomingdale Trail

“Friends of Bloomingdale Trail” will present latest design proposals for the

world class linear park in the elevated train right-of-way

running along Bloomingdale Ave. This is a truly exciting urban design

concept which will provide a tremendous neighborhood amenity along the northern edge of Wicker Park. Don’t miss this!!

July Meeting: Canines in the City…Learn about pet practices for

your dog or your neighbor’s dog

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats Pops in at Quimby's

Sgt. David Haynes & Christopher Garlington Discuss
The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats at Quimby's 6/14

Join Sgt. David J. Haynes of the Chicago Police Department, and his partner-in-crime, blogger Christopher Garlington as they talk about the places where they take a bite out of crime and also bites out of donuts, polish sausage, fried chicken, enchiladas, and omelettes. Peppered with outrageous stories from working cops, Chicago cop lore, and even a few recipes, The Beat Cop's Guide To Chicago Eats takes you on a gustatory journey through all five Chicago areas, including some of the toughest neighborhoods in the nation.

Sgt. David J. Biscuit Haynes has spent the past 15 years dodging bullets and chasing down gang bangers on the city's West Side, running Chicago's first ever Homeland Security Task Force, and supervising squads in the 19th District at Belmont and Western. Christopher "The Bull" Garlington is a blogger and author, known for his stories of raising highly intelligent (devious) children published on the blog Death by Children. His writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Another Realm, Bathhouse, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and more. Together Haynes and Garlington have hosted the radio program The Dave & Chris Show! since 2007, during which they cultivate and maintain a long-standing argument about...everything. From politics and video games to the importance of cool nicknames and secret societies, they cover it on their live weekly broadcast from cigar stores, bars, and other manly locales around Chicago. Their show first aired on WJJG and is now broadcast online on blogtalk radio.

The book retails at $15.95 and includes $34 in coupons. It's like being buddies with your alderman. For more info: lakeclaremont.com

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Week Past, the Week Ahead

Here is a link to the May 24 pipeline...

As for the week ahead, we will be very busy working on the We're in the Neighborhood booklet.

It is very exciting yet very scary at the same time. Lots to do, lots already done, and way more to go.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Inside BuckWick Organix Convenience

Buckwick Organix Convenience is Opening Soon, at 1563 N. Milw. More in the Next Pipeline!

Monday, May 23, 2011

'Liberation Summer' Breezes into Monique Meloche Gallery, Bringing Messages and Markings, with Boots, too!

How can you create a painting, without using paint? For artist Kendell Carter, the answer was shoelaces, which, when layered together, look like three dimensional paint strokes.

How can you create a painting without painting on a canvas? Could you paint heavy layers onto a canvas, and then carefully peel the paint off, and then cut it into strips and weave it together, so that the paint itself serves as a canvas, case in point being this extremely intriguing piece which hangs on the gallery's front-door-facing wall, greeting you as you walk inside of Liberation Summer?

Liberation Summer, occurring all summer long at Division Street's Monique Meloche Gallery (well, actually just until July 30) is full of color, and labels, and gold hip hop chains splayed out among silhouettes, comprising a myriad of references that have "marked" elements of what artist Kendell Carter refers to as "Subjective Blackness." When juxtaposed against casual cultural markings and literal interpretations of 'mark,' as in a perhaps tongue-and-cheek illustrative shout out to white hip-hopper, Mark Wahlberg, the result is an exhibit that feels as fresh and striking to the viewer as it likely did for its creator, whom, per gallery curator Monique, reported that he was most inspired by challenging traditional art making during the making of Liberation Summer.

Indeed, "How do you make a painting without paint?" is only the beginning of the dialogue one imagines having occurred between the artist and himself during the creative process.

The work of Kendell Carter (American, born New Orleans 1970) has been reviewed in Art in America, ArtFoum.com, and the Los Angeles Times among other esteemed publications. Thus, we will not pretend to pretend we know anything about writing about serious art like Carter's, though we suggest anyone reading this seriously check out the show soon! You might never see gleaming copper cast work boots shining in the summer sun anywhere else. Regardless of whether or not you've got the dough or desire to purchase fine art, it's not about the money when you are standing in front of something that someone else has gone to great lengths to create and you're just fortunate to be able to marvel at it, and then move along, a bit calmer than you were when you walked in. Great art, like Carter's, soothes the nerves of a driftless griot.


Oprah Miracle Rally- Photos by Philin Phlash

OK, I know we are technically an e-newsletter covering just Wicker Park and Bucktown, but Phlash is the kind of man who knows no borders and seems to be everywhere.

This past week there was a big Oprah rally downtown, or something related to Oprah, I'm not sure, but I do know that Oprah's departure will be a huge loss to Chicago, especially for jobs when you stop to think about all of the people who either work at Harpo Studios, or do contract work with Harpo, and the tons of restaurants and eateries like Wishbone near Harpo Studios that will lose a lot of business since tourists won't be making mecca journeys to Oprah's studio anymore.

It's a good thing we all survived yesterday's non-Rapture. The real question is, how much of a hit will our local economy take without Oprah helping to propel it up?

She's 'bigger than all get out'- and she's out of here too. :(

June 2011 Shows at Gorilla Tango

(((NOTE: The Pipeline/streetsofwicker blog, is under no obligation to update or to correct any of the following listings. We post them here for the purposes of linking to listings due to keeping 'scroll fatigue' to a minimum in the e-newsletter. If any readers would be interested in helping us to cover theatre now and then, we would appreciate it...)))

Gorilla Tango June 2011 CALENDAR LISTINGS:

Boobs and Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque (NEW: OPEN RUN!)

Oh-a-no! Mario and Luigi have become so perpetually frustrated by their endless pursuit of the Princess that everything they see has started to look like a beautiful, sexy woman-- even their most dangerous enemies! This sexy burlesque romp is a send-up of the famous Mario Bros. video games. Join us to discover whether the world's most adventurous plumbers will finally rescue the Princess and consummate years of amorous toil, or be seduced along the way by their alluring enemies. Don't forget to bring a few "coins" (or dollars) for tips... If the cast collects enough coins along the way, the audience will unlock the alternate ending!!! Ages 18 and over only.
Produced by GTT/Geek Girl Burlesque.
Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm. Tickets are $20.

Gleeks and Freaks: A Glee Burlesque Musical (NEW: EXTENDED RUN!)

Geek Girl Burlesque, the people that brought you "Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque," present GLEEKS & FREAKS: A GLEE BURLESQUE MUSICAL. In this burlesque parody you’ll see everyone’s favorite misfits as they try to come up with the perfect fundraiser to get to Nationals. Will their new-found acceptance of their hotness be enough to get them to the competition and finally show the Cheerios what they are made of? With favorite songs from the television show performed live and choreography by Ellen Domonkos ("Whack: The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan Story, A Karaoke Musical" and The Flaming Dames), this show is sure to make even Coach Sue crack a smile. Ages 18 and over only.
Produced by GTT/Geek Girl Burlesque.
Wednesdays at 9:30pm, through June 29, 2011. Tickets are $15.

That New Show (Continuing)
"That New Show" features Gorilla Tango's two new improv teams and a featured visiting group performing a free show each week.
Produced by Travis Tack and GTT.
Tuesdays at 8pm, May 3 – June 28, 2011. FREE.

You’re Being Ridiculous (Continuing)
You're Being Ridiculous is a collection of embarrassing stories written and performed by the people who lived them. What could be more embarrassing and entertaining than hot dogs, Lindsay Lohan, bathing suits and big booty? Come see You're Being Ridiculous and you'll realize...not much.
Produced by Salon des Refuses
Fridays at 7:30pm, May 6 – June 3, 2011. Tickets are $15.

Side Hustle
Two physically stunning performers explore a bold new form of comedy that is written down beforehand. Will their blend of spoken scenes and silent sketches amuse more people than themselves? Sure! "Side Hustle" features forty odd minutes of the best sketches in Chicago at this particular time and location.
"Side Hustle" featuring Brett Schneider and Michael Levine.
Produced by Brett Schneider.
Thursdays at 8pm, June 2 – 23, 2011. Tickets are $10.

Fellowship Of The Boobs: An LOTR, WoW, D&D, RPG Burlesque
A Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, Role Playing Game Burlesque
In the beginning there was the Bosom, and from the Bosom sprang forth the ancestors of the Four Buxom Warriors. In this burlesque send-up of all things Fantasy, we join Bruste Oakentits (a Dwarf), Isdra Silverbosom (an Elf), Pectus Ironchest (an Amazon Warrior) and a mysterious Fourth Companion as they journey over sea, under mountain, and right out of their semi-protective armor. Will there be Epic Battles? You betcha. Wit and Wizardy? In spades. Sassy, Sexy, and Sultry Striptease? Quite possibly more than your Bag of Holding can handle. A great show for anyone who's ever wondered what that Birch Nymph is hiding under her sexy bark, just how much mischief a Dwarf can get up to inside a Faerie Ring, or really, for anyone that's ever seen a movie with a dragon in it and happens to like boobs. 18 and over only.
Created and directed by MsPixy, the force behind Boobs and Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque.
Produced by GTT and Geek Girl Burlesque.
Thursdays at 9:30pm, June 2 – August 25, 2011. Tickets are $15.

$1000 GTT Sketch Thing
Voting, America’s favorite pastime, returns to GTT… sketch competition style. Come vote for your favorite sketch group as they attempt to win $1,000, a show at GTT, and a giant 7 pound, 16 inch hot dog from www.bighotdog.com! Be there, or watch reruns on TV.
Produced by GTT.
Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm, June 3 – 17; Saturday June 18 at 6:30pm; and final rounds on Friday June 24 at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 25 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10.

Circus Cats of Chicago featuring the Amazing AcroCats
The Acro-Cats: As seen on Must Love Cats, the new show on Animal Planet.
Our fantastic felines will amuse and amaze as they ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, push carts, walk the high wire, climb ropes, jump through hoops, and more! These cats even play in a band! Meet the 'Rock-Cats'...a trio of talented felines on drums, guitar and piano. The 'Acro-Cats' have appeared on 190 North, WGN, America's Got Talent, CBS and more.
Don't miss your chance to meet them live and in Purrson. www.circuscats.com
Produced by Samantha Martin.
Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2pm and 4pm. Tickets are $18.

The Boarhound and The Boar
Reminiscent of early Tennessee Williams, "The Boarhound and The Boar" is set at the height of a bitter rivalry between two brothers, Larry and Glen, resulting in Glen’s death. In the wake of the tragedy, a detective attempts to collect the facts from Larry, while the memory of Glen returns to even the score. This psychological crime drama is fast paced and, at times, darkly comedic; it hints at the circular nature of mistakes and the power of redemption.
Produced by Patti Feinstein
Saturdays at 8pm, June 4 & 11; Saturday, June 18 at 9:30pm; and Saturday, June 25 at 6pm. Tickets are $15.

In this hour long comedy men are losing the battle of the sexes. This play flips stereotypes on their head as women are no longer battling for the old things and have upped the scale. Women have united together under the "National Organization of Women" to guarantee themselves a happy ending. While men are left in the trenches battling to catch up just to be able to date. Should you have the right to be happily ever after? Yes, according to NOW!
Written by Ed Toolis.
Produced and Directed by Kris Kontour.
Wednesdays at 8pm, June 8 – 29, 2011. Tickets are $12.

Astronaut Theatre
The Astronaut Theatre is a sketch comedy show like you've never experienced in Chicago. Boston College alumni : George Apfelbach, Caitlin Fitzgibbons, George Jasinski, Sean Kane, KK Apple, and Tien Tran are the writers and performers.
Produced by Astronaut Theatre
Friday, June 10, 2011 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

Directed by Brian Fruits
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
The Just Passing By Theatre Company stages a story of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, who are in constant need of one another while dealing with the hand of cards they were dealt. A truly powerful story featuring Jared Williams and Chas Howard.
Stage managed by Lisa Weber.
Produced by The Just Passing By Theatre Company.
Sundays at 1pm, June 12 – 26, 2011. Tickets are $20.

Teddy Bears
In the not so distant future, humans have taken to the practice of placing pieces of their souls in inanimate objects. This is the story of a girl named Melanie and her teenage friends at a rehab center as they try to find their place in reality after each has undergone a traumatizing experience in which the corporeal objects attached to their souls were damaged.
Produced by Katie Royer.
Friday and Saturday at 8pm, June 17 & 18, 2011. Tickets are $15.

Life During School Time
Remember the kid who laughed so hard at lunch that milk came out of his nose? Or the time we put our math teacher's desk in the boy's bathroom? Relive it in this student written musical! Directed by Anthony Whitaker. Produced by GTT.
Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm, June 18 – 26, 2011. Tickets are $12.

Puppet Meltdown
So you think you know puppets? Well Sea Beast Puppet Company has teamed up with the Chicago Puppetry Guild to challenge everything you know about those loveable fleece and foam characters. “Puppet Meltdown” an evening of adult puppetry showcasing a wide range of short puppet pieces from artists all around the Chicagoland area. So come on out for an evening of hilarious, outrageous, naughty, poignant, absurd and unusual puppetry guaranteed to change the way you think about puppets.
Produced by The Chicago Puppetry Guild.
Friday, June 24, 2011 at 9pm. Tickets are $12.

The Karaoke Artist
After a karaoke performance gone bad, Skip Anderson must face his greatest fears by pursuing the National Karaoke Championship, where through his journey he discovers there's more to life than winning.
Produced by Aaron Lucas.
Saturday, June 25 at 2pm; Saturday, July 2 at 5:30pm; Friday, July 8 at 7:30pm; and Saturday, July 16 at 6pm. Tickets are $15.

Critically acclaimed one woman show that takes us into the journey of what it’s like to be caught between three different cultures that of the hearing world, that of the deaf world and that of the CODA world. Learn how she coped with relaying sensitive information and the love/hate relationship she had with the phone.
Performed in American Sign Language and voice interpreted. It's like subtitles for your ears.
Produced by Lisa Callsen
Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15.

"Philosophy", a two act play, focuses on two people: Dawn and Patrick. Dawn is a young woman and recent college graduate on a search for self-awareness while Patrick, a less-young man, is an armchair philosopher whose cynicism makes him withdraw from things like love. When the two meet at a book club meeting, they hit it off with philosophical discussions about God, fate and meaning. Dawn is eager to push their relationship forward, but Patrick is cynical and heartbroken, and resists, causing their frequent philosophical chats to take an unexpected turn.
Produced by Manoela Wunder.
Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 6pm. Tickets are $15.

Brief Looks From the Afterglow
Set in the post-apocalyptic north woods, a girl returns home to her Father’s cabin only to find a few straggling survivors. When one of them falls injured the watchful eyes of Hell become fixed upon them all and their safe haven is compromised. In Brief Look From The Afterglow, faith is questions, secrets are revealed, and the end is near.
Produced by Cold Basement Dramatics.
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm, June 30 – July 2, 2011. Tickets are $10.

All performances take place at:
Gorilla Tango Theatre
1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773-598-4549 for tickets and more information.
Audience contact: 773-598-4549, info@gorillatango.com

Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GTT is steps away from the Western stop on the O’Hare Blue Line and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available. GTT offers a variety of affordable ($3-$8) beer and wine for purchase.

Inside M&C Restaurant and Lounge

We popped by M C Vietnamese French Restaurant & Lounge, at 1401 N. Ashland, this past weekend, and took advantage of the the $6.95 daily special consisting of a Vietnamese grilled sub, featuring grilled chicken, a house pickle, Jalapeno, salt/pepper... AND, perhaps best of all, a tall domestic beer in a cold and frothy glass.

Though we were about to go, the drizzling rain outside and our lack of an umbrella proved to be the perfect opportunity to stay a bit longer, and continue to converse with bartender and host, Cobus, right, who is new to Chicago after having moved here from North Carolina just a few weeks ago.

Cobus got the gig at M C through his friend, whose mother, Julie Mai, owns the restaurant and cooks all food from scratch in the kitchen, save for the bahn mi bread which, per Cobus, comes from a bakery up north.

To our discerning taste buds (or rather, we just eat a lot of bahn mi due to being a regular at our neighbor, Bon Bon Vietnamese Sandwiches!) the bread tasted very familiar and as tasty as ever.

The best part of the meal was dessert, which we do not typically eat but decided to let loose, given the fact that menu item #39, aka the under-promising-over-delivering deceptively simple "Baked Banana" was just $3.95 and we were kind of in the mood to celebrate a Lazy Sunday Afternoon. What better way to do that then by slurping down a very sweet soup comprised of coconut milk, tapioca pudding, baked bananas, covered with a layer of crushed peanuts?

Bucktown Alley Dispatch: Longest Yo-Yo String World Record

When James Buffington was eight years old, his parents took him to see the Smothers Brothers, where one of the comedians used a yo-yo in his act. During the show's intermission, James purchased a yo-yo from a vendor.

Flash forward 25 or so years, and James is 33, founder of the Chicago Yo-Yo Club, and at a sewing store in his hometown of southwest suburban Shorewood, purchasing polyester sewing thread so he can hand-thread his Aquarius brand yo-yo, because, as he tells it, "cotton would snap," at least considering the length he wants to go: the longest documented usable yo-yo string ever, a feat that will likely make it into the Guinness Book of World Records if all goes as planned and James smashes the existing Guiness record of 35-ft, and 2 inches.

This past Saturday, a swarm of curious onlookers, Jason's parents, Sherry and Joel, yo-yo club members like 13-year-old twins Cally and Jack (who are 'Expert 1' level yo-yoers and chatted briefly with the pipeline), and expert witnesses like Mary and Anita, founders of the Chicago International Toy & Game Fair trade show, waited in the alley alongside Bucktown's Cat & Mouse Game Store, as James and his trusty Aquarius yo-yo took to the roof of the building.

Official architect Alec Lisec (who by day works in affordable housing planning) was on the scene, using a laser measuring device to determine length along the side of the building.

Among those in the crowd who personally know James, there was a lot of confidence that he'd break the record. "He did it in St. Louis," Sherry told me, adding that it was not fully documented and thus would not be eligible for Guinness Book of World Record consideration. We were standing alongside trash bins in the alley, waiting for James to re-thread his tangled Aquarius. His first attempt was a no-go.

Thankfully, the second attempt went a bit smoother, though James fumbled the catch and did not catch the Aquarius firmly in the palm of his hand, which is a requirement.

By the third attempt, The Pipeline was admittedly getting a bit nervous for James, wondering if this would be it, or if there would be a fourth or even fifth attempt. We held out breath, hit play on our video, and rooted for James to catch the yo-yo.

And he did!

The crowd went wild!

I cheered like a freak on the video, forgetting that it records audio too!

Per architect, Alec, James & the Aquarius yo-yo descended 39 ft. 9 5/16" inches!!

There was immediate talk of going for 40-feet, and breaking his own record (if anyone is curious, the length of an average yo-yo string is 3-4 ft), though the crowd started to disburse, and by then this e-newsletter realized she should check out a new cafe, Sacco Bruno, up the street from Cat & Mouse, at the corner of Leavitt & Armitage, before it closed for the day, on its first official day of business. Indeed, it was just another Saturday on the 'streets of Wicker Park' and Bucktown, where we've been wandering around since April of 2009. But the longest usable yo-yo thread was for sure the biggest story we covered this past week. At least in our book. Congrats, James!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Making of a Mural: LaSalle II Magnet School


Spaces with Eva Bergant: "Let's Be Careful Out There"

On occasion, there are questions that some buyers ask, like How safe is this neighborhood? Or, Who else lives in this building?, which are never answered by their Realtor, because to do so would be in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

In compliance with the FHA, all Realtors must provide equal professional service without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin or sexual orientation of any prospective client, customer, or of the residents of any community. A Realtor may not encourage any group into or away from any property.

In Chicago, there is public information available through the Chicago Police Department website. Here is the link to the ClearMap for Bucktown, where it's very easy to go to any area of the city and find valuable information.

As the line goes in Hill Street Blues - "Let’s Be Careful Out There."

Regardless of where you live, crimes happen in every neighborhood, and no one is immune to it, so please be safe!

Moving on, in Bucktown/Wicker Park over the past two weeks, there were 12 closings, ranging from a one bedroom condo on the low-end to a near $1 million 4-bedroom, 3 bath home. Of the mix, four were detached single family homes, and eight were attached homes. Get the rundown HERE (LINK)

1852 W Dickens, 3 bedroom, 1.1 bath house $305,500,

2028 W Charleston, 4 bedroom, 3.1 bath house $715,000,

2123 W Dickens, 4 bedroom, 3.1 bath house $770,000,

1808 N Wood, 4 bedroom, 3.1 bath house $957,500,

2150 W Dickens #2, 1 bedroom, 1.1 bath, Condo, 1 parking spot $255,000

1955 N Leavitt #2B, 1 bedroom, 1.1 bath, Condo, 2 garage spots $262,500

2045 W Concord #303, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Condo, 1 garage spot $298,750

1942 W Armitage #3, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Duplex, Condo, 1 parking $335,000

1942 W Armitage #1, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, Duplex, Condo, 1 parking, $385,000,

2008 W Homer #3C, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Condo, 1 garage spot $400,000

2040 W Lemoyne #A, 3 bedroom, 2.1 bath, Townhouse, Garage, $563,500

2330 W Wabansia #G, 4 bedroom, 4.1 bath, Townhouse, Garage, $882,500

*** Information sourced from MREDLLC; 5/21/11. Attached Property and Detached Property residential Bucktown (Ashland, Western, Fullerton, North) and WickerPark (Ashland, Western, North, Division)

Do you have a topic you’d like to see explored in a future column, or a real estate question? Send me an email at EvaB [at sign] atproperties.com

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekend Edition: 11 Things You Could Do This Weekend

OK, it just took me almost two hours to put this email together, highlighting 11 Things You Could Do in the 'Hood this weekend.

Newsletter writing appears deceptively easy, but there is a lot of time involved in writing, attending events, taking pictures, photo editing, inserting links and such.

While we know there's easily 11 more things we could focus on, there is a danger in trying to be too comprehensive all of the time. 1) You lose time because you're trying to include everything people send you and 2) In an ironic twist of fate, you can't go to any events because you are holed up in front of a wretched computer.

And with that note, I'm just about out of here.

Happy Weekend.

Events Happening in Wicker Park

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