“Things are so tough in Chicago that at Easter time, for bunnies the little kids use porcupines.” Fred Allen, Much Ado About Me, 1956
Four words: International Pillow Fight Day. I’m not sure what more I can say about that. I could probably go on a few tangents, but I don’t want to ruffle any feathers.
Unless, of course, they’re Russian and there are tights and tutus involved. The Tchaikovsky Ballet & Orchestra is bringing its performance of Swan Lake to the Auditorium Theatre this weekend. I tell you, for a dead man, Tchaikovsky’s got quite a presence in Chicago. His opera about a ne’er-do-well 19th century dandy, Eugene Onegin, is finishing the season at Lyric this month. I just posted my review today, so check it out.
When there’s a dandy there should be a diva, and you can “Indulge Your Inner Diva” in the West Loop with cupcakes, shopping, jewelry, and of course, drinks. Acoustic divas can be heard at Acoustic Chicago’s Friday Night Sessions. The women from the compilation effort CD, including TLT Featured Artist Jen Porter, will be at this limited-attendance event Friday night. I’ll be there, so be sure to say hello if you get one of the few remaining tickets.
Another acoustic event I was at recently was Chicago Acoustic Underground’s First House Concert. It was a wonderful, intimate evening and I strongly urge you to keep your eyes posted for the next one and RSVP early.
If St. Patrick’s Day seems like ages ago and you’re ready to jump right back into the pints, you’re in luck. Sam’s is having a beer tasting. Lagers, ales, porters, stouts – you name it, they’re pouring it.
Have a great weekend!
p.s. If you like the picture above, there are more to come. I have more than 50 from Taste of Chaos to format and they’ll be up soon. Check the blog for updates. If you’re interested in purchasing one, let me know.