Enough with the snow! Only dogs like it. And not even all dogs. (Photo by Patty Michels)
It’s the second weekend in April and snow is in the forecast. I don’t know about you, but after a winter spent looking at pictures of Jon Hamm’s penis and somehow ruining my Iphone by sweating on it--the two are unrelated-- I’m ready to leave the house. Here are my six suggestions for things to do this weekend that will make you forget global warming.
1. Get free cookies
This week, Insomnia Cookies opened its first Chicago location in Lincoln Park. In honor of this, they are offering a free cookie to all customers who present their free cookie coupons, valid through April 15. For more information and to receive your free cookie coupon, visit the Insomnia Cookies Facebook page.
2. See Fleetwood Mac
The legendary British/American rock band plays Sat. Apr. 13, 8 p.m. at The United Center. Call 455-4500 for tickets.
3. Celebrate National Tom Hanks Day
This event benefits the actor’s favorite charity, Lifeline Energy. Admission to Headquarters on Saturday April 13 at noon is free, but a five dollar donation gets you a raffle ticket. And maybe the chance to kiss a mermaid.
Temple of Boobs: An Indiana Jones Burlesque offers up an all female burlesque parody of the "Indiana Jones" adventure flicks in which a sacred statue -- and the reputation of a dishonored village goddess -- are at stake. Fri., Apr. 12 at 10:30 p.m. Gorilla Tango Theatre
5. Attend an Art Opening
Chicago artist Chai Wolfman’s Meditation Lights opens at Bloom Yoga Studio. The event begins at 8 p.m Friday April 12. The artist says she’s inspired by “the architecture and noise of an urban environment and the comforting aspects of domestic life.”
When I googled 'Wrigleyville Cubs,' this came up, so this is what you get.
6. See the Cubs play the Giants at 1:20 p.m. April 14th. Just leave me out of it.
A writer with an MFA in Creative Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sarah Terez Rosenblum freelances for sites like Pop Matters and
afterellen.com Her debut novel, “Herself When She’s Missing," was called “poetic and heartrending” by ALA Booklist. Sarah is also a figure model, Spinning instructor and teacher at Chicago’s StoryStudio. Inevitably one day she will find herself lecturing naked on a spinning bike. She's kind of looking forward to it actually.
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