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Art Opening: Revolution 2012 Kicks Off Friday (Jan 20) at Jackson Junge Gallery

By at January 16, 2012 | 2:01 pm | 1 Comments

Art Opening: Revolution 2012 Kicks Off Friday (Jan 20) at Jackson Junge Gallery

This past holiday season, 20 "local artists, young and old, BFAs or self-taught," as New City's Chris Miller wrote in this recommendation, participated in Wicker Park's Jackson Junge Gallery's Angelicies: A Look at the Modern Day Angel. Angelicies proved that angels can provide great fodder for interpretation. Pieces ranged from a black and white print of what looked more...

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Update: Monday Night Advanced Beginner Spanish Class Just Added

By at January 15, 2012 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

Update: Monday Night Advanced Beginner Spanish Class Just Added

In follow-up to this news about a Tuesday night Spanish class at Club Lucky, kicking off on Jan. 24th, we received an update yesterday from instructor, Elaine, of Elena Chicago, who wanted to pass on news of an advanced/beginner class on Monday evenings which currently has four people interested and needs a few more pupils in order to run the class. The beginner class more...

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Today (Sunday): Logan Square Indoor Farmers Market 10AM-2PM

By at January 15, 2012 | 9:46 am | 0 Comment

Today (Sunday): Logan Square Indoor Farmers Market 10AM-2PM

Fresh produce and prepared foods from 23 vendors -- including Vegan Hot Almond Horchata and Bourbon Vanilla Extract from Mama's Nuts-- are available in the lobby of the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave, (map it!)  from 10AM-2PM today at the Logan Square Indoor Farmers Market, sponsored by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. The market runs in the lobby of the more...

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Saturday Happenings in the Neighborhood

By at January 14, 2012 | 11:21 am | 0 Comment

Saturday Happenings in the Neighborhood

It's Saturday and just 20-degrees outside (what a difference from last Saturday!) If you're not ready to face the elements, you could watch a movie-- but don't do it online. Trek over to Odd Obsession Movies, 1822 N. Milwaukee like we did last night to explore the best selection of movies in Wicker Park and possibly the entire city. Not being huge movie nerds, we more...

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Tonight: Get Lucky at Three Unique Friday the 13th Art Openings

By at January 13, 2012 | 3:56 pm | 0 Comment

Tonight: Get Lucky at Three Unique Friday the 13th Art Openings

Logan Square photographer Mary Economidy, whom The Pipeline met at the Bucktown Arts Fest in 2009, where she was showing pieces like "White Castle," right, a moment from 1982 captured on black-and-white film (when there was still a White Castle restaurant on the northwest corner of Armitage and Western) wrote in to share news of her solo Exhibition, "Zones of more...

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Meet Vlad: He’s a Hair Stylist at the Top of the ‘Hood

By at January 12, 2012 | 5:30 pm | 2 Comments

Meet Vlad: He’s a Hair Stylist at the Top of the ‘Hood

Amid a rash of  independently owned store closings and re-locations, there's been a few beacons of indie hope shining onto the cold and now snowy streets of Wicker Park, and we're pretty confident that a tiny yet magical place called I'll  Cut You Hair Studio which relocated to Studio #206 of the Flat Iron Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee, effective Jan. 1, 2012  is one of more...

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Linkypoos, a Local Links Column Jan. 11

By at January 12, 2012 | 1:06 pm | 0 Comment

Linkypoos, a Local Links Column Jan. 11

Linkypoos is made possible by Dreamaker Mattress, 1448 N. Western. SHOWROOM HOURS: Thurs-Sat: 10:30AM-8PM; Sunday 11AM-6:30PM. Ph: 773-772-9900. Now, through Feb. 12, 2012, and in celebration of the New Year, Dreamaker is offering a substantial discount of 20.12% off on any designer mattress! Everyblock member Marnie warned fellow neighbors of a possible crook more...

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Now Open: Dreamaker Mattress on Western

By at January 11, 2012 | 7:31 pm | 2 Comments

Now Open: Dreamaker Mattress on Western

UPDATED:  As of a few weeks ago (July 1st) - Dreamaker is closed. Owner Abel is off to the Pacific Northwest, to Diving School!  We wish him the very best. When Abel, proprietor of Dreamaker Mattress, 1448 N. Western (map it!) confided that opening a new business will either be, "The best idea I've ever had, or the worst one," we couldn't help but smile. And want to more...

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Read, Set, Go… Public Hearing on Ward Map Redistricting Just Started

By at January 11, 2012 | 6:05 pm | 2 Comments

Read, Set, Go…  Public Hearing on Ward Map Redistricting Just Started

Ah, the best laid plans of Mice 'n Men. After a good two or three days of walking around town, I'm glued to ye old laptop, attempting to wrap up the next pipeline e-newsletter and thus will be unable to attend and report on the Ward Redistricting Map Madness over at DePaul University. Thankfully, Nandika Gervais sent in a few helpful links for following the remap more...

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Division Street Merchants Share Thoughts on Closings, Broker Shares New Openings

By at January 11, 2012 | 4:12 pm | 3 Comments

Division Street Merchants Share Thoughts on Closings, Broker Shares New Openings

To borrow the words of poet T.S. Eliot, the early days of 2012 seem to have begun "not with a bang, but a whimper" for the neighborhood's indie merchant community. Stagnant sales-- down by as much as 25% from the December prior, "and that December was worse than the one before it," per one merchant who wished to remain anonymous-- combined with rising rents and more...

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