Clubs

Nerd-Friendly Bars

Steve Steward
The Dungeon Master looks at the four guys at the table, adjusts his glasses, and says ominously, “Your party is lost in a part of the kingdom with which you are unfamiliar. The alleys are dark, twisted, and far from the s...


Big Balls

Last Call
Karaoke. The word itself looks like it might be the name of some frighteningly conceived, poorly designed, rubber-suited star of a Japanese monster movie. The dreaded Karaoke’s attack would consist of blasting the frenzie...



Big Balls

Steve Steward
Karaoke. The word itself looks like it might be the name of some frighteningly conceived, poorly designed, rubber-suited star of a Japanese monster movie. The dreaded Karaoke’s attack would consist of blasting the frenzie...


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...