Wednesday, March 21, 2018
WHAT: Peterson Garden Project Organic Edible Plant Sale
WHEN: April 21-22 and May 4-6
WHERE: 1101 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (across from the Aragon Ballroom)
WHY: Get ready to grow your own organic food! Peterson Garden Project’s Edible Plant
Sale is back, and this year is better than ever with all organic plants and a new location in the
heart of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. All proceeds support PGP's free community
programs. Learn more at bit.ly/PGP_PlantSale18.
RSVP on Facebook for the Cool Crops and Hot Crops sales to get the latest news and
LEARN MORE: Visit bit.ly/PGP_PlantSale18 or petersongarden.org
By Uptown Updater - March 21, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
|839 W. Agatite, currently a vacant lot (Google)|
According to the Uptown Uplifted Facebook page, Mavrek Development is planning a 4 story building with 20 units and 19 parking spaces. The letter mentions changes being requested to the rear setback to the alley and the neighboring structures.
Update: We heard from Mavrek Development with a bit more info on this development. The project is a 20 unit rental building with a mix of 2 bedroom 2 bath, 2 bedroom 1 bath, and 1 bedroom 1 bath available summer 2019. The rendering is being finalized and will be shared once its available.
|A taste of what to expect at Lawrence & Sheridan (CR&M)|
The CR&M Real Estate brochure gives us a peek of what to expect, shown above. It will certainly be an improvement over what is currently there. The two largest spaces in the mall are currently empty after JJ Peppers and Family Dollar vacated them.
We hope that this renovation will attract a couple of quality retailers. If you are looking for retail space, contact Todd J. Cabanban at 312-477-0342 or email@example.com
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
|The cast of Raks Geek (photo by Braden Nesin)|
Though based in Chicago, Raks Geek has made waves nationally and internationally on MSN, The Daily Mail, WGN-TV, and UK Channel 4 TV through their commitment to blend a high degree of artistic and technical mastery with fun, creativity, and themes from nerd culture. On Friday, March 28 at 10pm, the group will feature bellydance and fire performance tributes to Star Wars, Iron Fist, X-Men, and more. A portion of proceeds from the one-night performance at Uptown Underground will be donated to AFIRE Chicago, the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment.
"Representation matters," says founder/director Dawn Xiana Moon, who is Chinese-American by way of Singapore. "While our society pigeonholes Asians as socially-awkward scientists, perpetual foreigners, and weak submissives, I’m determined to show that Asians - even those of us born in other countries - aren't who the stereotypes imagine us to be."
Founded by Dawn Xiana Moon in 2012, Raks Geek showcases the talents of bellydancers and object manipulators who are each stars in their own right: They've performed everywhere from Germany to Morocco and dance for hundreds of people every week. Company members include Kamrah, who has taught and performed at Tribal Fest (the largest tribal bellydance festival in the world); Lee Na-Moo, winner of the 2010 Chicago Oriental Dance Competition, member of modern/contemporary company Joel Hall Dancers, and touring cast with Bellydance Evolution; Michi Trota, Hugo Award winner and board member of the Chicago Full Moon Fire Jams; and director Dawn Xiana Moon, who performs 100 shows a year with Read My Hips tribal bellydance and Acrobatica Infiniti Circus in the US and Canada.
Directed and Produced by Dawn Xiana Moon
Performed by Kamrah, Lee Na-Moo, Dawn Xiana Moon, Michi Trota, and Tank
One Night Only: Friday, March 23 at 10pm (doors at 9:30pm)
Uptown Underground: 4707 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Runtime approximately 60 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: $25-$39 reserved seating - raksgeek.com, 773.867.1946
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Please join me tomorrow evening for Third Thursdays on Argyle. In partnership with Uptown United, Business Partners - the Chamber for Uptown, Axis Lab, First Sip Cafe, and Argyle-area businesses, Third Thursdays on Argyle is a monthly event series designed to bring people to Argyle Street to enjoy the businesses there. Restaurants along Argyle are offering special menu items and discounts, and First Sip Cafe, 1057 W. Argyle, and Axis Lab, 1120 W. Argyle, are hosting pop-up vendor markets featuring live entertainment and local artisans. This series will keep the creative and cultural vibe of the Argyle Night Market alive all year long.
Our first Third Thursday event is tomorrow, Thursday, March 15, from 5-9pm. Pop-up markets will feature female artists and creatives in honor of International Women's Month. Special offerings and discounts at businesses include:
Pho 888, 1137 W. Argyle - 10% off all menu items; BYOB
Cafe Hoang, 1020 W. Argyle - 15% off all menu items; BYOB
Hai Yen, 1055 W. Argyle - 10% off all menu items
Miss Saigon, 1129 W. Argyle - 10% off all menu items; BYOB
Pho 777, 1065 W. Argyle - 15% off select menu items; BYOB
Pho Viet, 4941 N. Broadway - 20% off select menu items
Pho Xe Lua, 1021 W. Argyle - 4-course vegan menu: $24 for 2, $36 for 4, $54 for 6
Foremost Liquors, 1040 W. Argyle - Discounts on wine pairings
Salon M, 1059 W. Argyle - Free band trims for women & line cuts for men; 20% off all products
|Weiss Hospital rooftop residents, George & Weezie|
They’re back! The likable lovebirds return to Weiss Memorial Hospital.
It’s become a springtime tradition in Uptown. Now in their 4th year, a pair of geese – affectionately named Weezie and George – nestle atop the hospital’s parking garage. It’s a space where much planting takes place as part of the community Rooftop Farm.
Weezie does her own planting of sorts. The Mother Goose lays eggs, which typically hatch late-April. Weezie and George raise a half-dozen goslings for weeks before leading them to Lake Michigan – waters greater than the kiddie pool in which they wade near their nesting area.
The featured family has become quite the social media sensation on Weiss’ Facebook page as hospital staff, patients and neighbors watch the weeks-long updates of the goslings growing and learning life in the outside world.
The highlight of the gaggle’s short stay comes in early May when they waddle down the parking garage ramp to Montrose Harbor where the goslings take their first dip into more familiar waters for their species. Check out last year’s "The Weiss Waddle" here.
Weezie and George have become quite the social media sensation. Peek into their progress over the next 8 weeks or so via the Weiss Memorial Hospital Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages. #WeissWaddle, #NorthSideProud
Monday, March 12, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Daylight Saving Time returns this weekend (2am Sunday, to be exact), so set your clocks to spring forward.
One less hour of sleep, always a lot of fun if you have a kid or pet who's firmly tied to a 24-hour schedule.
On the flip side, it means that evening light will last until at least 6:30 next week, and we're sick of winter, so we'll take what we can.
|The new home of Longacre, 1303 W. Wilson at Malden|
|The "Pinche Caliente Chelaquiles"|
This weekend's soft-opening will begin at 8AM-2:30PM on Saturday, March 10 and feature baked goods, pastries, bagels and breakfast counter service. Expect to see expanded hours as well as dinner service beginning in May.
For your planning convenience, the SOFT-OPENING
brunch and bagel menus are attached below:
By Uptown Updater - March 09, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
|4541 N. Sheridan retail space from Mid-America real estate flyer|
|4541 N. Sheridan, visible on the right, with the upcoming Clayco 4555 N. Sheridan (Forum Studio)|
|Retail space now available at 1132 W. Wilson|
As one new business moves in at Wilson & Clifton (Uptown Donuts), we bid adieu to another business, Jerk Stop.
This space already has the kitchen built-out so it would be perfect for a restaurant, maybe even a Mexican restaurant? (hint, hint)
The space at 1132 W. Wilson is listed with Mid-America and they can be reached at 630-954-7300 attention Paul Bryant, Andrew Becker, or Adam Beltzman.
Share this post far and wide and let's get this space filled!