Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Storyteller, historian, and Certified Chicago Tour Guide Michael Corcoran will be giving a presentation on “The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893” at the Ray Harstein Campus of Oakton Community College, 7701 N. Lincoln Avenue in Skokie, on April 24 at 1:00 PM as part of their “Passages” lecture series.
The Columbian Exposition was Chicago’s proof to the world that it had recovered from the Great Fire of 1871 to become a global metropolis, and is widely recognized as a pivotal event in the formation of the modern American consciousness.
Join Corcoran as he provides a brief synopsis of the genesis and construction of the Fair, followed by an extensive “virtual tour” of the buildings and grounds featuring over 300 images culled from his vast collection of 1890s era books, lithographs and pamphlets. A fascinating trip through what many believe to be the greatest peacetime event in human history. (Michael also has a popular Devil in the White City bus tour you can ask him about.)
Admission is $11 for the general public; $6 for “Passages” subscribers. Call Joan Phillips (847/635-1414) for more information.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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How about making a special trip to Andersonville to pick up some cards, gifts, or books there? I have a few favorites nearby to suggest for meals, drinks, or treats afterwards: Hop Leaf, Swedish Bakery, Middle East Bakery, Simon's, M. Henry, Edgewater Lounge, Andie's...
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Sister Spit: The Next Generation Barrels Their Way Into Chicago
An event at Women and Children First Bookstore,
co-sponsored by A Field Guide to Gay & Lesbian Chicago
On Saturday, April 21st, at 8:00 p.m., A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago presents Sister Spit: The Next Generation at Women and Children First Bookstore, (5233 N. Clark St, 773/769-9299). This special performance featuring writers Michelle Tea, Eileen Myles, and Ali Liebegott is open to all ages. Tickets cost $10 and are available by calling or visiting the bookstore.
Sister Spit: The Next Generation is a national tour pairing five brand-new, twenty-something queer female writers with founding Sister Spit roadsters and award-winning writers Michelle Tea, Eileen Myles, and Ali Liebegott. Based on the original Sister Spit of the late 90s which influenced and inspired young female writers across the nation,
Sister Spit: The Next Generation hits the road nearly a decade after the first Spit van set sail, reviving the rowdy, raucous literary adventure with a mixture of fresh faces and seasoned road dogs.
The show, emceed by Michelle Tea (author of Rose of No Man’s Land, Valencia, The Chelsea Whistle, and more) is by turns challenging and hilarious, fierce and heartbreaking. Our heroines take on issues of class, race, gender, and sexuality—nothing is safe, and spoken word will never be the same! For more info, please visit www.sisterspitnextgen.com for complete info.
A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago (Lake Claremont Press), written by Kathie Bergquist and Robert McDonald, is the only guidebook to tell gay travelers where to go and what to do for BIG GAY FUN in the Windy City.
Women and Children First Bookstore is Chicago’s 27 year old feminist bookstore, located at 5233 N. Clark St., in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. They are accessible by the #22 Clark St. bus and the Red Line “Berwyn” stop, and there is free parking available behind the store.