Thursday, October 1, 2009

This Weekend in the Sloop

Although the buzz this weekend will probably be centered around whether or not Chicago gets the Olympic bid, life in the city goes on...

Anytime the Bears have a home game you can expect a frenzied atmosphere in our neck of the woods. This Sunday will be the Bears second regular season home game as they look to beat up on a division rival, the Detroit Lions. If you're not an NFL fan, the Detroit Lions earned the dubious honor of going 0-16 last year. They also lost their first two games this season, but finally ended their losing streak by beating the Washington Redskins last week. Let's hope the Bears can take care of business and beat this bad team. The game kicks-off at noon on Sunday, but expect many tailgaters to arrive early to enjoy a brisk, but excellent day for football in the Sloop.

If football ain't your cup of tea, maybe you should head on over to the Petrillo Music Shell and surrounding area for the annual Chicago Country Music Festival. This year marks the first time the event will be held in Grant Park. Admission is free and activities start Saturday morning (11am on 10/3) and conclude Sunday evening (9:30pm on 10/4). Headliners are Miranda Lambert (who is beautifully staring into the distance on the left) and John Rich from the popular duo Big & Rich.

The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance continues its Meet Me At the Movies series with a showing of the classic, Casablanca. The movie starts at 6:30pm on Friday (10/2) at the Sherwood Music Conservatory (1312 S. Michigan Avenue). Click here for more info and to RSVP.

Finally, a new art show titled INDIE/SOUTH INDIE opens in the South Loop this Saturday at 1900 S. Prairie. The show consists of independent artists who live and work in the South Loop area. On display will be paintings, prints, photography and other works. The show will continue at the Prairie Avenue Gallery on Saturdays and Sundays through November 15.

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