“But when I go to Chicago, I know I’m home.” Hank Sauer
Mr. Sauer, I couldn’t agree more. Last Saturday was my 6th anniversary in Chicago, and it’s felt like home since day one. Chicago and I go together like wine and art. That’s a timely analogy, since this weekend there’s a wine tasting at Big City Swing accompanied by the art of Erik Sosa. Wine and Catholicism also go together – ever been to a Catholic wedding? Since the Old St. Pat’s Block Party is known for bringing together future mates, an Italian wine tasting hosted by Old St. Pat’s Connections is just a logical event.
“Stars In My Crown“, a film that tells a tale reminiscent of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and called “one of the most neglected films in the history of cinema” by Chicago Reader critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, is showing at the Gene Siskel Film Center Friday evening. Also that evening, friend to the stars Billy Dec has his “Body Parts” on display at the Victor Skrebneski photography reception at Carrie Secrist Gallery. You’ll be seeing stars after a visit to La Pomme Rouge’s Dusk ‘Til Dawn. They’re serving cocktails from Rubi Rey Rum, which is encased in a red bottle (get it?).
It’s the final sign that fall is here and summer’s over. The Farmers Markets are done. This is the last week to head outside and choose local produce from the people who produce it. It’s also the last weekend for the Chicago Antique Market. That doesn’t mean we’re all supposed to head indoors for the next six months, though. There are still events in Daley Plaza, including Chicagoween, and Millennium Park is hosting scary storytellers and next month opens the ice skating rink.
Now get out there and have a great weekend!
p.s. This week’s featured band is competing in a Battle of the Bands tonight at Elbo Room. I’ll be there to cheer them on. Come join me!