Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Looking for live music, corned beef and green beer over St. Patrick's Day weekend? Here's where you can find it around La Grange, Oak Park and everywhere in between.
St. Patrick's Day falls on a weekend this year, which means there will be plenty of fun to be had at local bars and restaurants. If you're looking to hear Irish music, drink green beer or eat some corned beef and cabbage, we've got you covered. Check out our map above for details, or read below for information about St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the western suburbs. Is your info missing? Comment below with the details, or email editor Michael Sewall and we'll get it added to the map. Palmer Place begins a weekend of fun on Thursday with a St. Baldrick's fundraiser. Every year, Palmer's expands its tent in the back and will feature bagpipe bands and other live music every night. Corned beef and cabbage is also available Thursday …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Berywn's FitzGerald's Nightclub begins their new acoustic jazz series this Wednesday in the Side Bar with a performance by The New Standard Quintet.
Area residents have a new reason to head out on the town Wednesday nights. FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Rd., has announced a new acoustic jazz series to correspond with their classic cocktail night in the Side Bar. Wednesdays are typically slow nights are bars, not attracting the so-called "thirsty Thursday" crowd, or those who generally only go out on weekends. In an interview with Side Bar bartender Marcus Reidy, he said the idea to have a classic cocktail night at FitzGerald's stemmed from a desire to attract more people in on a mid-week night. There's all the more reason to get a classic drink on Wednesdays at FitzGerald's with the addition of a weekly acoustic jazz act now on the bill in the venue adjacent to the bar. Shows …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Dozens of party faithful jam Fitzgerald's in Berwyn to celebrate victories in U.S. Senate contests as well.
To say the least, it was an exciting night at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn for the Democratic Party of Oak Park as they hosted an election night viewing party. Dozens of party faithful whooped, hollered and cheered as they took in the results. It was a time for celebration for a large number of Oak Park volunteers who put in long hours of phone banking and canvassing in Iowa and Wisconsin during the summer and fall. During the four days running up to Election Day, more than 1,000 volunteers phone banked from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and drove up to Wisconsin over the weekend to canvass, said Geraldine Delaney, coordinator of the Obama campaign in Oak Park. "How can we lose with people like that?" asked Delaney, who was cheerful and positive all evening…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Drinks, politicians and election results at FitzGerald's Nightclub on Nov. 6.
Looking for a place to watch the election results roll in? FitzGerald's Nighclub is a good place to watch the various races unfold in the company of some local Democrats. The presidential race is expected to be a nail biter, so you might as well band together for support. Hosted by the Democratic Party of Oak Park, election coverage will be shown starting at 6:30 p.m. on FitzGerald's 9 x 16 foot big screen in the club, with a second screen provided in the heated outdoor tent outside as well—in case you need to step out for some fresh air. Campaign Munchies? Oak Park Democrats have you covered with plenty of snacks for hungry voters provided by Tom “Festival” Cimms. The menu will include jambalaya, Cochon de Lait (roast pork) and sausages …
Monday, October 22, 2012
FitzGerald's hosts the Chicago premiere of 'Charlie Louvin: Still Rattlin’ The Devil’s Cage' followed by musical performances to honor the late country singer.
Those mood for some classic country can get their twang on this Thursday, Oct. 25 at FitzGerald's Nightclub in Berwyn as they pay special tribute to a late, great of the genre—Charlie Louvin. FitzGerald's will begin their tribute at 8 p.m. with the Chicago premiere of the documentary, Charlie Louvin: Still Rattlin’ The Devil’s Cage. The film chronicles Louvin's more than 50-year career in music and includes musical performances and interviews with George Jones, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart and John McCrea from Cake. The film's editor, Todd Tue, will also be on hand to answer questions about the film. Following the film screening, The Louvin Lovers and Morning Shower Scotch will perform classic Charlie Louvin songs and other …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tickets are still available to catch a one night only show featuring Los Straightjackets at FitzGerald's on Thursday, Sept. 27.
You've only got one night to catch this show! Tickets are still available to see the legendary Los Straightjackets perform with Daddy-o-Grande at FitzGerald's this Thursday, Sept. 27. I'd suggest ordering a classic cocktail, such as a Singapore Sling, at the bar for this show. The bands sound draws from influences like Dick Dale, the Shadows and The Ventures. Think clean, classic California guitar rock with a bit of swing and rockabilly thrown in for good measure. Take a look at the video I posted of Los Straightjackets performing at FitzGerald's for a sample. Ticket's cost $20 and can be purchased through FitzGerald's here. The show is a benefit for the Easter Seals organization—a nonprofit that provides support services for children with…
Monday, September 24, 2012
These tickets are going to go fast. Get the details below so you can support the Oak Park Food Pantry and catch Los Lobos at FitzGerald's on Oct. 12.
The Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry is gearing up to throw one hell of a 35th anniversary party on Oct. 12. Supporters of the food pantry can celebrate this milestone with some amazing entertainment with musical entertainment, food and drinks at FitzGerald's in Berwyn on Oct. 12. The concert features multiple Grammy award winners Los Lobos playing in an intimate setting. The pre-concert festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with Los Lobos scheduled to go onstage at 9 p.m. “We wanted to mark our 35th anniversary by creating a unique experience for our donors while also raising funds for the food pantry,” said Michele Zurakowski, the food pantry's executive director. The concert fundraiser worked well for the food pantry last year, organizers …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Let Patch help you find something of interest to do.
OO. It's going to be a brisk this weekend with perhaps a spot of rain. Wrap up a tad and get out and enjoy fall. Here are a few ways to do it. Help Those with Diabetes Woodlawn Memorial Park will be hosting a 5K Walk/Run this Saturday, September 22, to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Check-in is at 8 a.m., the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Participants can register on the day of the event or by calling Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at 708-442-8500. Woodlawn is located at 7750 W Cermak Rd. Help the Animals This Sunday, Sept. 23, is the annual Zoo Run Run to benefit conservation efforts at Brookfield Zoo. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. The first race begins at 8:30 a.m. …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Blues, jazz, surf rock, country and a Talking Heads tribute on the bill.
Direct from our friends at FitzGerald's, a look at the venue's upcoming live music schedule. For a constantly updated list, visit the official FitzGerald's website. Wednesday, August 1: Chicago Singer Spotlight, 8 pm, $8 [Variety] Friday, August 3: This Must Be The Band, 9 pm, $10 (Rock/Tribute) Saturday, August 4: Club closed for a private event. SideBar open. Sunday, August 5: Chicago Grandstand Big Band, 6 pm (doors open at 5), $10 ($5 for under 17 with student I.D.) (Jazz) Tuesday, August 7: Open Mic. in the SideBar, 8 pm sign up, 9 pm show, free [variety] Wednesday, August 8: The Rob Parton Big Band, 7:30 pm, $10 ($5 for under 17 with student I.D.) (Jazz) Thursday, August 9: Exposure, featuring Marc Mulder, Benton Harbor Lunchbox and …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Community group to host a celebration of food, family, farmers and fun at FitzGerald's.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Sugar Beet Cooperative is throwing a big ol' party and you're all invited. The first-ever Sugar Beet Benefit Gala will be a celebration of the still-forming food cooperative's recent accomplishments, as well as a farm-to-table dinner that puts their sustainability philosophy into a delicious practice. And square dancing. That's right, there's gonna a be a family-friendly hoe-down at FitzGerald's, with live music from the Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band. The Sugar Beet was formed earlier this year by a group of northeast Oak Parkers intent on "nurting our diverse community through the practice of cooperative economics and through educational programming honoring a more sustainable relationship between the foods we eat and the …