Friday, April 29, 2011

It's a "Zombie Lilacs Air Sex" Kind of Weekend

Royal Wedding events seem to be the big thang this weekend, but there is life after Will & Kate. (Although I'm currently obsessed with watching footage of the wedding.)

Unfortunately it appears Chicago is in for another rainy weekend, so try one of these fun activities to try to help cure that MAD case of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Zombie Pub Crawl - Saturday, April 30 2:30 p.m.
I'm not one to rip my clothes and spend hours perfecting that "un-dead" look, but watching a zombie pub crawl would be pretty damn entertaining. This hugely popular event will hit Andersonville tomorrow and day-of participants will pay $25. Don't have the right eyeliner to match your gaping wounds? Fantasy Costumes is providing zombie crawlers with a 20 percent off coupon.

Tim Meadows @ iO - Sunday, May 1 10:00 p.m.
If you haven't been to iO yet, this is the show to go to. Tim Meadows will perform with Second City veterans in Uncle's Brother, Meadows' popular iO LA show. Tickets are $10, and if I were you I would reserve them ASAP.

Air Sex Championship at The Empty Bottle - Saturday, April 30 11:59 p.m.
Yeah, it's what you think it is. Bring your own music and costumes. Be the best at fake doin' it, and you could win a prize. $10 admission.

The Lilac Festival - May 1 - 15
I am NOT a fan of the suburbs, and I try to stay in the city as much as possible. However, there are a few events that will compell me to spend my freetime in suburbia. The Lilac Festival is one of my favorite events because Lilacia Park is gorgeous, and the giftshop is full of the most awesome kitschy crap you'll ever find. I also like to pretend I'm a photographer, and the Lilac Festival makes it easy to take amazing photos.

Unfortunately this crappy weather is probably going to put a damper on the lilac blooms, but hopefully it won't be too bad. Here are some of the photos I've taken in years passed.


  1. We used to live in Andersonville, and ended up out the night of Zombie Pub Crawl without knowing it. It was funny as we tried to figure otu what was going on!

    Also, today is supposed to be nice, so you better soak it up. We're hitting a beer garden this evening, for sure! Happy Weekend!

  2. i LOVE lilacs, they are my favorite flower... they smell amazing :) i hope you have a great weekend--so glad i got to meet you last night! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  3. UGH. We've been having a lot of rain too, and I'm so over it. I want to be outside, soaking up some sun!
    Hope you have a fun weekend!

  4. Sounds like you have a great weekend planned. Hopefully the weather will cooperate! Will it EVER warm up?!

    Thanks so much for coming last night. It was great meeting you too!

  5. I've actually never heard of Lilac Fest ~ where on earth is it?? Sounds divine, though I also like to try and live in the "bubble" of Chicago proper :)

  6. I can't believe I live in Andersonville and have NEVER seen or heard of the Zombie Pub sounds kind of amazing (to watch). Hmmmmm, might be changing my saturday plans.

  7. Is it really going to be another rainy weekend?! Dang. I'm hoping this isn't true :)

    That Empty Bottle thing sounds pretty crazy. I bet it's hilarious! Have a great weekend!

  8. lilac fest - how lovely. lucky that we actually had a warm weekend though :)