Jennifer, NBC5 Street Team Your kids may have seen a lot of bikes but none like Jason’s Trusty Puppet Bike at the State Street entrance of Chicago Public Library from now until 12am. Brooke and I saw the real life version of this spectacle and it is definitely a must for Looptopia family fun. Characters […]
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The Local Tourist, NBC5 Street Team I’m at Wacker and Wabash and there are fire dancers on both sides of Wabash Avenue. There’s dancing to the same music, but it’s a completely different feel on each side. The west side is sensual, and the east side is acrobatic. There’s a few hundred people out here […]
Liz Holland, NBC5 Street Team There’s nothing like the rain to give you the blues — and there’s plenty of rain out here tonight, and folks definitely got the blues — but not what you’d think. I went and checked out the Bethany Pickers Trio with Willie Buck at the Daley Plaza. They put on a quite […]
Shlomi Rabi NBC5 Street Team Right on the corner of Washington and State there’s a phenomenal performance artist dressed as a bride with mechanized babies rolling nearby on a platform. She is suspended from a tree, and it’s just about the most surreal thing you’ll see tonight. Can’t miss!
Blagica Bottigliero, NBC5 Street Team (Video) (For more ideas, stories and my POV on life in Chicago, take a look-see here. You can also follow me on Twitter). It rained for about 8 minutes. In between the time I was packing up my Powerbook at the Corner Bakery to the time I settled down here […]
Laura Lodewyck, NBC5 Street Team I had a plan for Looptopia, with a map in my hand and a schedule to follow. But on the way, I was intercepted by a woman at the riverwalk on Wacker, who beckoned my husband and I to come inSIDE the bridge… to the Chicago River Museum. The What?! They have Five […]
Angie, NBC5 Street Team I dropped by the Chicago Cultural Center at around 6:45 p.m. and saw a few minutes of an improv group called Big Dog Eat Child. They were doing sketch comedy for people with ADD. They’re trying to break a Guiness Book of World’s Record for the longest continuous improv show. […]
LeeAnn Trotter, NBC5 Street Team (Video) I couldn’t make Looptopia tonight, but I did get a chance to do a preview piece. Check it out! Organizers say it’s going to be bigger and better than last year!
Blagica Bottigliero, NBC5 Street Team (Video) (For more ideas, stories and my POV on life in Chicago, take a look-see here. You can also follow me on Twitter). It’s nice to see people taking advantage of the maps, directions and times supplied by the team at Looptopia. I’ve been seeing groups of folks with pens, […]
Blagica Bottigliero, NBC5 Street Team (Video) (For more ideas, stories and my POV on life in Chicago, take a look-see here. You can also follow me on Twitter). What a treat for me! I had front row standing room at the performance of FootworKINGz. A cross section between hip hop dancing, stepping and overall jamming, […]
Blagica Bottigliero, NBC5 Street Team (Video) (For more ideas, stories and my POV on life in Chicago, take a look-see here. You can also follow me on Twitter). Hey all. I was able to get my circuit started at 5 pm. I checked out Cary Kanno perform some of his easy-going tunes at Blick Art […]
Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video) So my spies on the street — well, via Twitter, tell me http://www.looptopia.com is down. I was able to pull it up, but it was extremely slow. So, here’s a list of the information booths where you’ll need to get a wristband if you want to hang out after […]
Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video) (Check out live Looptopia coverage starting at 5 p.m. Friday on this blog) The countdown is one! Looptopia is only a few short hours away. I’m busily taking care of some last-minute items here at the station. It’s gonna be a long — and morning, because I’ve got to […]
Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video) (Check out live Looptopia coverage starting at 5 p.m. Friday on this blog) The NBC5 Street Team will be hitting Looptopia this year in a big way. More than 25 of my fellow Streamers will be roaming the streets of the loop from dusk till dawn on Friday. Organizers […]
Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video) So after they turned off the lights on me at the Chicago Cultural Center (something about a flashlight tour), I decided it was time to get off the streets and head back to the NBC Tower. I uploaded some of the pictures and video my fellow bloggers gathered over […]
So this is where we rely on you, our readers, to hook us up with some pictures from Looptopia. Especially anybody who made it to the breakfast. Got some pics for us? Upload them to http://www.nbc5.com/entertainment/13308533/detail.html
Katrell Mendenhall, NBC5 Street Team (Video) I went to the most amazing improv comedy sketch called “Uptown Poetry.” It was a collaboration of music, spoken word, drama and standup storytelling! It was hillarious to say the least. This was by far the best event I’ve been to all night. It had so much creativity and […]
Jocelyn Geboy, NBC5 Street Team Things are taking a grim turn at Looptopia. For an event billed as the “first-ever all-night celebration of its kind in the U.S.,” it’s quickly turning into a not so all-night party that’s getting shut down. Foot traffic was shut down on Michigan Avenue north of Washington, and the stragglers […]
Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video) As I headed out onto the street, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. There were a smattering of people all over the place. Columbia College also had an event tonight called Manifest, separate from Looptopia, and several of those students appeared to migrate north to join these festivities. […]
Susan Noble As Mucca Pazza ended its act at Daley Plaza, about 100of us wandered across the street and into First UnitedMethodist Church, were we enjoyed the soothing soundsof Michigan Avenue Cantori — a study in contrast ifever there was one. I’m not sure what Vivaldi, Bach or Mozart would havethought of Looptopia but, I […]
Janelle Rominski, NBC5 Street Team (Video) As you can probably tell by my previous posts, I love hard rock — the harder the better. Nothing moves me more than a wicked guitar solo. But I’ve never heard a sitar. In fact, I’ve never even seen a sitar before. So when I had a chance to […]
Jocelyn Geboy, NBC5 Street Team Masters of the art of long form improvisation, TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi always come ready to play with their A game. Tonight was no exception. Assuring the crowd that everything they were about to see was “made up,” TJ and Dave eyed each other up and a whole new […]
Susan Noble As midnight approached, there were fewer feet on thestreet. Where did all the people go? They are still waiting outside the auditorium at ChaseTower hoping to snag a seat for Opera Idol! The auditorium seats about 200 and there must have been twicethat many people waiting in line. Of course, the factthat they […]