A Recap, Killer Events, And My Favorite Pic Of My Folks.

Oh my goodness, y’all: SO MUCH STUFF.

For starters, it was 45 degrees in Chicago yesterday. People celebrated by running around naked in rapidly melting snow towers. It was like a nudie Polar Plunge. (Today, we celebrate with Le Pneumonia.)

Also yesterday, my folks celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary- and I celebrated by showcasing their downright incredible wedding getups all over the internet. (I love you, Mom and Dad. Also: those outfits.)


Also also, my giveaway ended for 4 tix to The House Theatre of Chicago’s Rose and the Rime, and Rafflecopter chose the winner…Sara R from Chi-town! (Woooooooot.)

And now…

Stuff I Was Writing Instead Of Changing Jasper’s Diaper:

Last Thursday, I revealed the secret to a successful Valentine’s Day. (And life, really. You’re WELCOME.)

On Saturday, I hosted a giveaway for The House Theatre of Chicago’s wildly popular Rose and the Rime. Even though the giveaway ended, you should still totally check out this terrific show. (Maybe take a deserving blogger with you?)

Guess what? There’s a bonus column over at Moms in the Mix for 101.9FM. Take that, February.

I took a stroll down memory lane on Monday…and took some very awesome (and tall!) people with me.

Tuesday brought my review of the superb Ramona Quimby at Emerald City Theatre for The Little Style File. (It also marked my last day as a contributor to TLSF- I’ll miss you, ladies!)

And In Stuff You Need To Know Around Town News:

The Joffrey Ballet has announced their 2014-2015 season and it includes a ton of [obviously] amazing performances. The one I’m most looking forward to, however? James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, A JOHNNY CASH BALLET. The ensemble cast of three men and one woman- clad in cowboy boots- will be merging ballet with country western-style dance, set to Cash’s famed songs. Having already garnered rave reviews all over the world, this will be the first staging in Chicago. Stay tuned for more info, and Sign. Me. Up.

And speaking of things that are not to be missed: Some of my favorite kid-friendly artists (not to mention the Beatles-esque fervor they inspire in my children) have teamed up to create Band Together: A Chicago Kindie Sampler, an album of songs which range from folk to bluegrass. If you’ve got a kid in this town, you know these names: Human Tim + Robot Tim, Istvan & His Imaginary Band, Jeanie B, Little Miss Ann, Miss Jamie From the Farm, Mr. Dave, Poochamungus, and Super Stolie. (All proceeds from album sales- available March 4th on CD Baby and Bandcamp.com will go to Intonation Music Workshop, a group that provides innovative music education to Chicago children.)

Wanna see these Kindie superstars in person? Head to Lincoln Hall in Chicago on March 8th, where the artists will performing these song in an all-ages concert. Tix, which can be bought in advance here, are $15 for adults and $5 for kids (non-walkers are free!) and include a download of the album. They’ve got a Facebook page, too, so check it out for updates. (‘Cause I know you’re on Facebook anywaytaking those Zimbio quizzes and stuff.)


The girl who, according to Zimbio, should be living in the 80s and, were she a junk food, would be a handful of jellybeans.



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