Join me for a special holiday season Follow Me on Friday this Friday, December 19th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. as we enjoy some stunning visual art and musical art at the popular Mayne Stage and Mezz Gallery,1328 W. Morse.
We’ll start the evening in the Mezz Gallery, located at the mezzanine level of the Mayne Stage, where we’ll enjoy some delicious appetizers and a complimentary beer, wine or soda courtesy of Act One Pub. The Mezz Gallery exhibits the work of Rogers Park artists and celebrates the diversity of our neighborhood by capturing the community’s point of view on social, ecological, political, and creative matters in a two-dimensional format. All exhibits are open to the public.
Rogers Park artist Kate Tillman’s work is currently on display. She uses a combination of photograph negatives and oil paint to create stunning artwork. The photographs juxtapose crumbling man-made structures with the classic beauty of nude figures.
At 7:00 p.m., join me downstairs at the Mayne Stage for two free performances to celebrate the holidays. The Cult Camp Productions Company will start the night, regaling us with delightful holiday carols.
And at 8:00 p.m., we’ll rock to the music of Expo’76, who will perform their eclectic list of hits and obscure cover tunes! Expo‘76 is made up of five Chicago musicians, led by Dag Juhlin and backed by a fantastic horn section. You’ll hear them gleefully careening from ‘70s AM radio ear candy into walloping road house dance tunes. They chime their way through a new wave nugget with the same exuberance that they slap around a swinging, jazzy blues number or a folk revival sing-along.
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations includeMullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; Act One Pub, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Heartland Cafe 7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; The New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan; The Coffee Shop, 1135 W. Sheridan; Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; theGreenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; the Mezz Gallery at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse, Taste Food and Wine, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard; Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Towbar, 1500 W. Jarvis; and Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan, El Pulpo Loco, 6619 N. Clark; R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Glenwood Dance Studio, 7017 N. Glenwood; Twisted Tapas, 1146 W. Pratt; Bullhead Cantina, 1406 W. Morse; Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf, Giving Tree Toys, 7020 N. Clark; La Choza Mexican Grill, 7022 N. Clark; Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood; the Pottawattomie Park Picnic in the Park, 7340 N. Rogers; Audio Archaeology, 1324 W. Devon; Thai Spice, 1320 W. Devon; Hard Water Bar and Grill, 7545 N. Clark;Philly’s Best Sports Bar, 6800 N. Sheridan; VZN Eye Care, 6814 N. Sheridan; Hops and Grapes, 6816 N. Sheridan; and SP Kebab, 6808 N. Sheridan.
Start the holidays right by joining me this Friday evening as we enjoy the visual and musical arts at one of Chicago’s premier venues!