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Savoy at The Mid

Savoy @ The Mid
February 1, 2013 12:00am
Electronic Music

Meet The Mid, Located In Chicago’s Meatpacking District In The West Loop, It Meets Somewhere In The Middle Of The City Between Chicago’s Downtown And The Neighborhoods Within The City; Somewhere In The Middle Of A Live Music Venue And An Upscale Nightclub.

The Mid Seems To Be In Tune With Live Music And Nightlife To Give Music Lovers The Ultimate Concert Experience. The 801-Person Venue Is Located At 306 N. Halsted.

Outside The Doors Of The Club, The Great Views Of The Downtown Skyline Remind You Of The Wonderful City Of Chicago. Inside The Mid, You Will Find Three Full Service Bars, Ample Room For Dancing, Cozy Booths And Table Seating, And A VIP Room Equipped With Its Own Bar And DJ Booth. With The Second Floor Balcony And Seating, There Is Not A Bad Seat In The House, And The Dual-Floor Bathrooms That Are Bigger Than Some Apartments. Simple Modern Touches Like Exposed Brick And Dark Wood Floors Make The Place Look Rich Yet Relaxed. All Of These Elements Keep With The Venue’s Direction To Pave The Way For Music-Centric Clubs In Chicago

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Soft Jolts @ Schubas

Schubas Tavern
1-11-2013 @ 10:00pm
Style: Garage, Psych, Punk
Soft Jolts formed in 2008 when brothers Dan and Jim Duffy recorded a six-song EP with engineer Kris Poulin. They played shows in the Chicago area and recorded their second EP in 2009. Now, following a short hiatus, the garage/psych/rock duo are playing several shows in support of their first full-length LP, released in October 2012
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Peek-A-Boo: Kiss Kiss Cabaret Halloween Burlesque

Mr. Bones MCs an Evening Filled With “Boo-tifuL” Burlesque and Halloween-Themed Variety Acts

CHICAGO – The Kiss Kiss Cabaret (KKC) proudly presents its annual “Peek-A-Boo: An Ooky Spooky Halloween Burlesque” (“Peek-A-Boo”), Fridays September 28 through October 26 at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln. Hosted by Mr. Bones, “Peek-A-Boo” showcases Halloween-themed burlesque performances by special guests Red Rum, Sauda Namir, Viva La Muerte and Ammunition. The evening concludes with an eye-popping, glow-in-the-dark finale, inspired by the song, “Red Right Hand”.

The Kiss Kiss Cabaret was originally conceived when producers Chris O. Biddle and Jenn A. Kincaid created the first “Peek-A-Boo” burlesque show in October, 2009 at the Greenhouse Theater Center. The success of that five-week run was the impetus for forming the current weekly revue.
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret Burlesque at Greenhouse Theatre

“I love what burlesque has to offer the audience,” said Chris O.
Biddle, creator and director of “The Kiss Kiss Cabaret”. “I
can’t think of any other art form that mixes comedy and sensuality the
way burlesque does. Our show is a modern performance, yet it pays
homage to the past. If you went back in time to the 1920’s and saw a
show at Minsky’s burlesque in New York City, you would see a show
similar to what ‘The Kiss Kiss Cabaret’ offers.”

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Chicago Summer Dance Festival

Not too shy to try an evening of dancing with your partner? My husband and I may enjoy a cocktail before hitting the dance floor to ease any apprehension we may have but all in all, Chicago Summerdance is another fun and free way to spend your Date Night.

Every Thursday thru Sunday, starting June 17th and running through the end of August, many styles of dance will performed and taught by 42 professional instructors: Salsa, Jazz, Cha Cha,Waltz and several others. Summerdance takes place at the south end of Grant Park, along Michigan Avenue in the Spirit of Music Garden.

Lessons and dancing start at 6:00 Thursday thru Saturday, ending at 9:30 pm; Sunday classes run from 4:00-7:00 pm.

If you actually have a babysitter that can stay longer than the 3 hours your dance experience will use, take advantage. We’ve walked over to the Hilton after a class and enjoyed an Irish meal/beverage at Kitty O’Sheas. We’ve even lucked out and made it in there on a couple nights they’ve had live music.

My husband doesn’t feel so guilty drinking a Guinness after he’s been ‘exercising’ on the dance stage.

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