Put on your dancing shoes and Follow Me on Friday to the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf (at the Lake), for an evening of music and dance with the Jazz Institute of Chicago. The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. this Friday, April 11th.
We’re celebrating the Jazz Institute’s45th anniversary of bringing great music to people across Chicago.
Whether you are a real twinkle-toes or more of a wallflower, the evening will have something for you. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the Alliance Dance Company’s artistic director Jennifer Gage will lead a swing dance lesson to give you a leg up for later in the evening. Starting at 7:00 p.m. the Jazz Institute presents Burgess Gardner’s Well-Oiled Jazz Machine to play some great swing dance tunes.
We’ll offer up free soft drinks for the first two hours of the event and theLoyola Park Advisory Council will be selling the Heartland Cafe’sfamous chili as a fundraiser to support their programming. Come hungry!
If you would like to get into the look of the jazz age, Lost Eras Antiques & Vintage Clothing is offering a 25% discount on costume rentals and purchases when you mention this event. Stop by Lost Eras at 1511 W. Howard Street (at Greenview and Rogers) to check out their selection.
“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 havevisited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations includeMullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; Act One Cafe, 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 Buffalo Bar at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; Sweet Attila’s and 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; the Sidecar Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; the 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; the Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; the Clark Street Market, 7007 N. Clark; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; the Mezz Gallery at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; Taste Wine and Food, 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; and Bullhead Cantina, 1406 W. Morse.
Join me this Friday, beginning a 5:00 p.m. as we enjoy a night of Chicago-style jazz!