Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stroll around the Square this Weekend- Make Art, Play Outside, Eat, Drink and Enjoy Live Music!

New Belgium Brewing’s 13-city travelling Tour de Fat rolls in to Palmer Square Park this Saturday, June 26th from 9 AM – 4 PM. Celebrate cycling while enjoying live music by Dovekins, Mucca Pazza and Fat Tire brews. Also includes a bike parade, a car/bike swap, and merchandise vendors.

As part of the Tour de Fat, LSNA (Logan Square Neighborhood Association) invites you to play outside. Palmer Boulevard will be closed to car traffic between Sacramento/Humboldt and Kedzie from 10 AM - 5 PM.

If art is more your speed, visit the Viaduct on Belmont and Kedzie and help paint a mural alongside local artists. Supplies, refreshments, t-shirts and live music will be provided.

In the evening, head over to the season's first Summer Sessions presentation featuring 3-hours of live music with: Afro Zep, Boom Crack Dance Company, and Chicago Stone Lightning Band beginning at 5:30 PM by the Monument. Kid-friendly activities including Logan Square Kids Drum Camp and a Busy Beaver button-making table will also be offered.

If you’re not ready to go home yet, head to the curated DJ after-party at Crown Tap Room, where the summer fun continues.

On Sunday, cool down with some locally-made gelato by Black Dog.

Sounds like a perfect summer weekend. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sneak Preview Art Benefit for South End Galleries of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

Celebrate the Summer Solstice by supporting the arts with a Sneak Preview Art Benefit for the Milwaukee Avenue Art Festival's
South End Art Galleries!

Monday, June 21st
6 to 9 PM

Logan Square Kitchen, 2333 N. Milwaukee Avenue

· meet artists & curators
· enjoy live acoustic music
· bid on local art during a silent auction
· savor hors d'oeuvres, wine & beer

Suggested donation: $10-100, sliding scale.

Food, wine, beer and space has been generously donated by Trader Joe's, Cole's Bar, Provenance Food & Wine, Tinycakes, New Wave Coffee, Revolution Brewing, Weegees Lounge and Logan Square Kitchen.

The South End Galleries of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival will be located near the California Blueline L Stop and showcased during the:

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
July 23- 25, 2010
| 4 to 11 PM Saturday/Sunday | noon to 11 PM Located in the heart of Logan Square, along Milwaukee Avenue
between Kimball and California

The South End of the MAAF will play host to a slew of dynamic exhibitions including a large-scale interactive sculpture garden, an exhibition of encaustic art, video projections, and site-specific installations. In addition to its many eclectic galleries, the MAAF, presented in partnership with Magic Hat, AT&T, Comcast, and many local businesses, will boast a diverse entertainment line-up on several stages as well as delectable local cuisine, sidewalk sales, outdoor café seating, a Farmer’s Market and complimentary trolley rides to transport Festival goers from one end of Logan Square to the other. The three-day event will also offer youth "arts-inspired" activities. Sneak Preview Art Benefit for South End Galleries is one of several pre-events that will be hosted to set the stage for this popular Chicago summer festival.

For more information visit

Friday, June 4, 2010

Logan Square Farmers Market and other Logan Square Summer Happenings

It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming and the Logan Square Farmers Market moves from inside the Congress Theatre to the great outdoors. Beginning this Sunday, June 6th the Logan Square Farmers Market will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday, next to the historic Illinois Centennial Monument. The Market, featuring some of the city’s most original offerings of local, organic, sustainable and specialty fresh foods, including Chicago's own Black Dog Gelato, Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm meats, and Dennanne Farm’s pure raw natural honey products, will continue through October.

“We are so excited about healthy food choices and the growth of the Farmers Market that we put it at the heart of our community, ” exclaims 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón.

In the past several months, a flurry of new restaurants have emerged in Logan Square, which celebrate a love of food and champion locally-grown organic foods. These new additions have been notably well received by Logan Square's discerning dwellers.

This weekend join Dunley's for a Pig Roast on Saturday, June 5th, Noon-5P or visit newly opened the Bike Lane, or new record stores: Saki and Bucket o'Blood.

Mark your Calendars:

Metronome Celebration, June 12-13th

St. John Berchmans‘ Summer on the Square, June 19th

Tour de Fat, June 26th

Summer Sessions on the Square, beginning June 26th through September

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, July 23-25th