Follow Me on Friday as I kick off Chicago Artists Month in Rogers Park with a visit to The Side Project, 1435 W. Jarvis, a 10-year Rogers Park theater company located just around the corner from my office at Jarvis and Greenview. Join us this Friday and you’ll have a chance to enjoy a trifecta of entertainment.
The festivities start this Friday, October 2nd, with food and drinks at the theater from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Side Project is serving up tasty offerings from Jarvis Square vendors, such as Towbar and Luzzat and other nearby restaurants, such as Caribbean American Bakery and JB Alberto’s Pizza. I’ll be giving away complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks.
But be sure and get there early to score free tickets for the world premiere of The Side Project’s latest production, “Twin Set.” The first 35 people to attend the Follow Me on Friday will be eligible to receive free tickets to the play.
If you don’t make it in time to get the free tickets, you can purchase “Rogers Park Rush” tickets at the discounted price of $10. You must live in the 60626 or 60645 zip code zones to be eligible for the discounted rate.
“Twin Set” is a 75-minute comedic look at how and why we choose the ties that bind us. “Sisters Meggy and Betty are busy preparing for the 1976 Bicentennial–working together, dressing like twins, and sharing a super-cute apartment. But when former schoolmate Marnie shows up needing help, Betty begins to question her past and Meggy starts fighting for her future.”
Following the play, participate in a post-show discussion with select cast and crew.
Now that’s a full night of great Rogers Park entertainment!
The kick-off to Chicago Artists Month continues this Sunday with an opening reception for the third annual Rogers Park Art Round Trip, a month-long celebration of the arts in Rogers Park. The reception takes place this Sunday, October 4th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center, 6433 N. Ravenswood. Be sure and see future emails about events at the four Rogers Park L station hubs during October.
“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 Fridaylocations include 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;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;Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf 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;Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf; 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; SP Kebab, 6808 N. Sheridan; Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon; The Oasis, 6809 N. Sheridan; Ireland’s, 6511 N. Sheridan; McDonald’s, 6740 N. Clark; Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon; BMO Harris Smart Branch, 6556 N. Sheridan; Pita Pit, 6558 N. Sheridan; True Nature Foods at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse; and Su Taqueria El Rey del Taco, 7138 N. Clark.
Join me this Friday for a great night of food, drink and live theater at The Side Project!