Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Weekend Write Up: August 27, 28, 29

Hope you've prepared for a busy weekend.... (When are they ever NOT busy?!)

The Logan Square Affair is here, finally! Already written up in the Chicagoist, Windy City Rock, The Local Tourist, and tons more, we know this is most definitely gonna be a good time. You can still get tickets to come out and support our very own Logan Square artists!

::DETAILS: :Tickets are $8 Advanced, $12 Door: :Doors open at 8 PM: :Logan Square Auditorium: :2539 North Kedzie Blvd::

Please visit the Square Affair's website for more information.


COMING SOON to the 'hood...Fulfill your crepe fix at Logan Square's NEWEST addition, La Boulangerie - a French bakery located at 2569 N. Milwaukee. Check out the feature from Chicago Magazine to read a little more about the owner's innovative plan "Bread Flix." It's a bi-weekly bread service that area residents can subscribe to and have fresh bread delivered straight to their doorstep. Mmmm....Locally baked fresh bread :)


Get your flirt on Ladies...there's a free Flirty Girl Fitness Class being offered this weekend at Mixed Motion Art, 2355 N. Milwaukee. Come out to their Flirty Girl Fitness Open House this Saturday, August 28th from 12pm-1:30pm. Join Laura Flores for a FREE one hour class that will leave you feeling flirty and fit! You will have the chance to pick up the new fitness schedule offered at MMA as well as a chance to purchase your MMA 10 Pack Class Card.

It's August's turn for Summer Sessions on the Square! Come out to the Monument this Saturday, hangout with friends and listen to a great line-up of live music.

August 28, 2010
5:30 Girls Rock Camp (rock by Chicago girls)
6:30 Coupleskate (indie pop)
7:30 Fandanguero (Latin folk)
**With music between sets from El Ritmo School of Latin Percussion**

AND PLEASE DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR FAVORITE FARMERS MARKET ON SUNDAYS!
Logan Square Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Local Food and Local Farms


Monday, August 23, 2010

Help the Logan Square Farmers Market Be America’s Favorite Farmers Market!


It’s summertime and that means two things:

1) There are loads of delicious farm fresh produce available at the Logan Square Farmers Market every week;

and 2) American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest has kicked into gear and we need your votes to win!

The process is simple. To vote for our market, all you have to do is:

1.) Go to www.farmland.org/vote

2.) Type in Logan Square Farmers Market; and,

3.) Click “Vote”

That’s it. That’s all it takes to bring Logan Square one step closer to being America’s favorite farmers market!

Now American Farmland Trust has introduced leader boards where you can keep track of the Top 5 markets receiving votes in Illinois.

Want to support multiple markets in Illinois? Search by state and you can vote for more of your favorites - just remember, you only have one vote to cast per market!

According to American Farmland Trust (AFT), the purpose of this contest is to re-connect local consumers to local farms, with the ultimate goal of keeping our nation’s farm and ranch land productive and healthy! Buying at the farmers market keeps money in the local community and helps farms and ranches remain economically viable. By voting, you’re helping support farms and communities across the nation. As American Farmland Trust says, “No Farms No Food™!”

So don’t forget to vote for Logan Square Farmers Market at www.farmland.org/vote and spread the word! Big thanks to everyone who has already voted!



Local Food and Local Farms

Thursday, August 19, 2010

There's nothing L A Z Y about this Sunday in Logan Square!

Grab the kids for this one...
Unity Park Advisory Council Presents DOME OF DOOM on Sunday, August 22!

Come in your monster attire around 6 PM to the Centennial Monument and join the procession to Unity Park, located at 2636 N. Kimball. (It's a great way to get another use of those Halloween costumes we store away for a year!) Once you get to Unity Park expect to prepare for battle - BY DANCING!




Immediately following the Dome of Doom, Unity Park Advisory Council presents the popular "Movies in the Park" series. This weekend, it's Where The Wild Things Are, PG. Oh and guess what, there's FREE popcorn (as long as supplies last). There will also be beverages and other little goodies available for purchase.






Another awesome event to check out:
The Vintage Bazaar comes to the Congress Th
eatre!
August 22 :: 12 - 7 PM :: 2135 N. Milwaukee

Looks like there's something for everyone at this modern day flea market. With over 60 vendors, the Chicago-based Vintage Bazaar travels from neighborhood to neighborhood. Produced by Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, this flea has vintage oddments, collectibles, & more all for sale at thrifty prices.
Basically, it's like a swap meet without the socks & overstock + there will be beer & pie.
Check out their website for more info - BUT this is without a doubt something you shouldn't miss, especially if you love vintage!

And don't forget to stop by the Logan Square Farmers Market!
From 10 AM - 3 PM, stop by all of the vendor booths to grab your fresh local fares and favorites. The market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, through October 31..and is most definitely worth checking out if you haven't already. Bring a blanket and relax on Logan Boulevard with the family, everyone's doing it!

**If we missed your event, we just didn't know about it! Send us all your upcoming event information to the I AM Logan Square email - iamlogansquare@gmail.com**

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival video is online now!

Please enjoy a short video capturing some highlights from the 2nd Annual
Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, presented from July 23 to July 25, 2010, in the heart of Logan Square.

Many thanks to all who attended and contributed to this incredible three-day event!

2010 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival - Logan Square - Chicago from Logan Square on Vimeo.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Chicago Rarities Orchard Project - Bringing an Urban Green Space to Logan Square

The Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP), with support from the Chicago City Department of Zoning and Land Use and NeighborSpace, has been working to enhance and beautify Logan Square by designing one of Chicago’s first urban fruit orchards. CROP will unveil their plans for a Logan Square Plaza (at the corner of Milwaukee and Logan Boulevard) during a public meeting on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Logan Square Kitchen, located at 2333 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

**All are welcome to attend and checkout how hard CROP has been working!**

“The Logan Square Plaza Orchard is just the type of space the community needs. It will provide many opportunities for learning, cultural programming, and family activities,” declares 35th Ward Alderman Rey Col√≥n.
















The project, featuring a mix of fruits, including apples, pears, plums and pawpaws, as well as interplanting berries, will create a public green space in Logan Square for residents and visitors to gather. It will also present partnership possibilities for local social and environmental organizations. The community managed orchard will be open to the public throughout the week, through special events, and programmed in coordination with Logan Square’s acclaimed year-round Farmers Market. The project is presently seeking volunteer support and funding and is anticipating completion for summer 2011, with the first plantings done next spring. View a short clip here for additional information.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Calling all small business owners in Logan Square!

This is an awesome opportunity for our small businesses in Logan Square to get the extra funds needed for renovations or build-outs!

Did you know that if you own or rent commercial property in a Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) district, you can get matching grants to improve your space - and here in Logan Square we have a large SBIF district. Check out the video here to see how Revolution Brewing and other businesses have already taken advantage of SBIF.

This Ravenswood business completely transformed after receiving a SBIF grant.

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AFTER


Attend an upcoming workshop presented by ArtHouse Chicago and SomerCor 504 and learn more about this amazing opportunity. You will hear from the host, Multilingual Chicago about how they used their SBIF dollars to renovate and expand their language school space and 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colon will also be in attendance to help promote SBIF within the Logan Square community.

Tuesday, August 17th 4:00 -5:30 p.m.
Multilingual Chicago
2934 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite C
*Light refreshments will be served*



Brought to you by ArtHouse Chicago, SomerCor 504 and Multilingual Chicago. For more information or to RSVP contact Melissa Stanley at 773-320-9234 or melissa@nicherealty.net.

Enrich the minds of your little ones - Attend a free Kindermusik demonstration this Wednesday, August 11

St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square is proud to announce that Leah Egan, a certified Kindermusik instructor, has opened a Kindermusik studio right here in Logan Square at St. Luke's, 2649 N. Francisco!

You are invited to attend a FREE Kindermusik demonstration class at St. Luke's on Wednesday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

Kindermusik has been providing parents and children the very best in early childhood music and movement for over thirty years. In the class you'll play, listen, sing, move and giggle with your child. But best of all, your child will be learning and developing skills along the way.

Leah Egan is a former public school music teacher, an early childhood music specialist for over 10 years, and a parent of four children. She knows the value of an excellent musical head start for your child.

To RSVP for the FREE demonstration class, or for more information about classes, contact Leah at 708-386-4437 or strangegan@sbcglobal.net.

Fall semester classes begin Wednesday, September 22, and are available for various age groups. Visit www.kindermusik.com to register for classes online.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Visit the city's best budget movie theatre this weekend!

A visit to the Logan Square Theatre, recently proclaimed the city's best theater for budget movies by Chicago Magazine, presents a low-key alternative to the crowds at Lollapalooza and Market Days this weekend. With its vintage Art Deco interior, and its unbeatable $4 movie ticket rates, a casual date night or a matinee with the kids at Logan Square Theatre might be the perfect place to unwind this weekend.

Now playing: Despicable Me, The Last Airbender, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Toy Story 3.