It was a nice weekend. What we did -
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The Galaxie -- a new space where networking, creativity and performance meet -- is holding a day-long "art jam" featuring the work of art, music peformances, a series of lectures on trends in contemporary art, lunch and use of the facilities and materials, including figure models and still-life set-ups. This is an all-ages event that's free and open to the public, so you can bring the kids. Saturday.
What's a person to do after the Chinese New Year Parade is over? How about running a four-mile race in which beer drinking is highly recommended? Join the Chicago Hash House Harriers as they run the streets of Chinatown after the parade, all the while gulping some brews. Chinese food will be served after the run and is included in the cost. We strongly urge no dim sum before or you may not make it to the end. Sunday.
3 For A Thursday
Son Volt has been living in the shadow of Wilco for a while now. But frontman Jay Farrar is tired of hearing about the other half of Uncle Tupelo's success (frankly many people might be). His band Son Volt is gradually building up a solid following sticking to what they do best -- mixing country and roots together in a poignant rock package. They stop by the House Of Blues tonight (with Len and Bob) to support Cub Charities and play their warm, organic sound.
Saturday luv by us via Going.
When Treaty of Paris (w/ Meg & Dia, Spill Canvas) played at the Metro a couple months ago, a swarm of junior high girls made their presence known. (screaming, etc.) What will happen when the same pack shows up at an Orland Park coffee shop is hard to say. As part of the Christmas Under The Sea Tour, Treaty of Paris is joined by Ludo and Edison Glass. Tonight Mojoe's in Orland Park.
You'd probably be bored if you heard the scoop on Flosstradamus one more time. But what if by chance someone has been stranded on a deserted Island (or Kenosha) and don't know about the tag-team DJs? Here is a very brief intro. Flosstradamus is all about making you shake your ass. And they're experts at getting you to do it. That's all you need to know. Tonight at Sono.
Winter seems like the perfect time for a hearty brunch and O'Donovan's has made the all-you-can-eat brunch an art. (nothing keeps you warm like a full belly) From prime rib to make-your-own-egg stations, the 'Stuff Your Belly' Brunch is for real. A good brunch isn't complete without drinks and O'Donovan's has you covered with white-trash mimosas and jumbo screwdrivers. (just $5) The buffett lasts from 10-2.