Linkypoos April 4th, 2012

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Greg Hinz of the Chicago Crain’s Politics blog just turned a spotlight on TIFS, SSAs, and Mayor Rahm’s reforming efforts as applied to both, which overlap. Here in the neighborhood, the Special Service Areas (SSA) #33 is also known as ‘WPB.”

You would assume that everyone loves hot caramel, right? Wrong. According to the Chicago Tribune, a frozen yogurt store employee was burned on the arm when an outraged customer threw hot caramel in her general direction. Furthermore, Pilar Pitts, 24, of Westbury, N.Y. was arrested hours after the incident Monday afternoon at Forever Yogurt, 1924 W. North Ave., police said. Pitts was charged with misdemeanor battery. Boy, I hope Pitts doesn’t bask in this robbinsery too much! For full details of the incident, click here.

In light of the recent events related to the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee, Gaper’s Block music writer Katie Karpowicz checked out this past Saturday night’s UK Dubstep invasion show.

This Saturday April 7 will mark the 3rd Annual Benefit and Auction Raffle, “hArts for Art,” presented by LVL3 located at 1542 N Milwaukee.  According to Gapers Block, LVL3 is an exhibition space in Wicker Park directed by Vincent Uribe and the benefits of the Benefit and Auction Raffle will go to Yollocali Arts Reach, a youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art dedicated to providing equal access to communal artistic and cultural resources that allow youth to become creative and engaged community members. For the full article click here and we hope to see you this Saturday at 6 pm!

According to a photo review by Time Out Chicago, Wicker Park is soon to be home to a new doughnut shop named, Glazed and Infused. The shop, resultant of owner Scott Harris, is set to open in early April and will be located at 1576 N. Milwaukee Ave. For more details click here.

Everybody loves Play-Doh. It is a scientifically proven fact…well, not scientifically proven but it might as well be. According to Bucktown Bargains, you may now be the proud owner of a Play-Doh Mega Pack (36 Count) for $9.99 shipped! I know, it almost sounds too good to be true. Luckily for you, it is true and you should verify that truth by clicking here. So, whether you celebrate Easter is of no concern, because we should all celebrate a bit more of Play-Doh in this lovely spring weather.

On Thursday, April 12th, a Wicker Park store will be holding a special shopping event in honor of spring – and you! This event will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and includes refreshments, raffles and special season-ready racks featuring event/seasonal specific fashionable wardrobes! For more details click here. This event requires no RSVP, so we hope to see you there!

Not sure what to do on Report Card Pick Up Day? Take the kids to Chuck E. Cheese, Duh! On Wednesday, April 11 (Report Card Pick Up) CICS Bucktown will host a fundraising event at Chuck E. Cheese, 1830 W. Fullerton. A portion of all money made from 12:00-3:00pm will go to CICS Bucktown and the BPTL. What a great way to have some fun while helping out your school! Did you child score an “A?” With proof of an “A” on a report card, he/she will be eligible to receive a FREE ice cream cone at Margie’s Candies, 1960 N. Milwaukee. Take out only.

According to Box Office Boredom, Wicker Park, the Josh Hartnett tour-de-force film, was not as amazing as I remember it being during the height of our nation’s cinematic fixation with anything and everything Josh Hartnett. Color me surprised! I always assumed those films to possess transcedent cultural relevance and shelf life, but it appears I was wrong. Thank you, Box Office Boredom, for showing us the error of our ways!

Folks love getting their ‘brunch’ on and for get reason–brunch is delicious! Introducing Storefront Co., the new Wicker Park dining destination at 1941 W. North known for its neighborhood feel with a downtown appeal kicks off brunch this weekend, courtesy of nationally recognized Chef Bryan Moscatello! Boom! Click here for the Cheeky Chick’s full rundown. This all serves to reiterate the fact that America is, indeed, one heck of a brunchry!

According to NBC Chicago, The Love Holy Trinity Blessed Mission recently bought St. Paul Community Church, located in Wicker Park, and has sent eviction notices to the Near Northwest Arts Council, which represents 38 different groups. But there’s a snag: Ald. Joe Moreno (1st), who is opposed to the group, said he won’t give the LHTBM the special permit it needs to hold meetings for more than 12 people. For the full article you may click here. To see the Pipeline’s coverage on the matter, click here.

“The Lyp Sinc Show”—think RuPaul’s Post-Drag, Post-Race Cabaret, Sex-Toy Raffle and Benefit—took over DEFIBRILLATOR for a second time on April 1. Proceeds from suggested-donation entry, and $5 tickets for the aforementioned raffle for a Tulip Toy Gallery gift basket, raised funds for “Rapid Pulse,” an international festival of performance-art at the Wicker Park gallery this June. For the full review as well as photos by Time Out Chicago, click here.

Links compiled By Davis Popper

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