Clubs

Bar Convo Tips

ANTHONY MARIANI
I’m tired of people telling me “Never talk religion or politics at a bar.” Well, why the hell not? Especially now that the most important U.S. presidential election in history is approaching and the future of ...


Mashups

ANTHONY MARIANI
Like polyphonic ringtones, mashups are the real underground music. Any DJ who’s able to lay, say, Christina Aguilera’s vocals over a Scorpions song and make it kick ass is cool by me. And like musical mashups, video...



Gallery Night: Epilogue

Last Call
I’m not saying that I count down the months, weeks, days, and seconds until Fall Gallery Night every year, though if I told you I didn’t begin marking days off the calendar, oh, around mid-July, I’d be lying.


Gallery Night: Epilogue

ANTHONY MARIANI
I’m not saying that I count down the months, weeks, days, and seconds until Fall Gallery Night every year, though if I told you I didn’t begin marking days off the calendar, oh, around mid-July, I’d be lying. ...



Beer Goggle

ERIC GRIFFEY
Before every Gallery Night is Arts Goggle, a block party on the South Side, where I happened to find myself driving through last Friday when I spied dozens of people spilling out of the Art Station, a nonprofit organization tha...


Taxing Weekend Ends Well

Last Call
Someone please ‘splain “tax-free weekend” to me. The list of what’s “eligible” for tax exemption and what isn’t seems so … random. Spendy Vans shoes are tax-free. The expensive at...



Taxing Weekend Ends Well

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Someone please ‘splain “tax-free weekend” to me. The list of what’s “eligible” for tax exemption and what isn’t seems so … random. Spendy Vans shoes are tax-free. The expensive at...


Free Beer! And Boxed Wine! And Assorted Cheese Cubes!

ANTHONY MARIANI
Hundreds if not thousands of people, hopping gaily or slipping and sliding tipsily from local gallery to gallery and local museum to museum, noshing on free finger-foods, sucking down free booze, and, y’know, maybe lookin...



Just Horsin’ Around

Last Call
I hadn’t been to the Horseman Club in years, but I remembered the spacious nightspot in Cityview Shopping Center as being close enough to the Air Force base formerly known as Carswell to attract an interesting mix of flyb...


Just Horsin’ Around

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
I hadn’t been to the Horseman Club in years, but I remembered the spacious nightspot in Cityview Shopping Center as being close enough to the Air Force base formerly known as Carswell to attract an interesting mix of flyb...