July 31, 2014
Albany Park World Fest
Date:Saturday & Sunday, August 16-17

Saturday 12:30 p.m. - Tsukasa Taiko (Asian drumming) 2:30 p.m. - Malley Family Middle-Eastern Band4:30 p.m. - Chicago Samba (Brazilian music and dancers) 6:30 p.m. - Urban Rhythm (Caribbean fusion/calypso)8:30 p.m. - Sangre Michoacana (regional Mexican)*Note: DJ Mwelwa Musambacine will spin World Music between actsSunday12:30 p.m. - Mass (Misa), Albany Park’s New Life Community Church2:00 p.m. - Marimba Ixchel (Guatemalan) 3:30 p.m. - Seneke West African Ensemble (West African folkloric)5:30 p.m. - Carpacho y su Super Combo (Colombian salsa and cumbia) 7:30 p.m. - Funkadesi (world music)*Note: DJ SloMo and DJ Lui-G will spin World and Latin music between acts 

Albany Park World Fest

Date:Saturday & Sunday, August 16-17

Saturday 
12:30 p.m. - Tsukasa Taiko (Asian drumming) 
2:30 p.m. - Malley Family Middle-Eastern Band
4:30 p.m. - Chicago Samba (Brazilian music and dancers) 
6:30 p.m. - Urban Rhythm (Caribbean fusion/calypso)
8:30 p.m. - Sangre Michoacana (regional Mexican)
*Note: DJ Mwelwa Musambacine will spin World Music between acts

Sunday
12:30 p.m. - Mass (Misa), Albany Park’s New Life Community Church
2:00 p.m. - Marimba Ixchel (Guatemalan) 
3:30 p.m. - Seneke West African Ensemble (West African folkloric)
5:30 p.m. - Carpacho y su Super Combo (Colombian salsa and cumbia) 
7:30 p.m. - Funkadesi (world music)
*Note: DJ SloMo and DJ Lui-G will spin World and Latin music between acts 

June 26, 2014



Best Extraneous Article (and I Don’t Mean of Clothing)
SEXY GIRLS OF THE HOLLYWOOD


3546 W. Lawrence773-509-6222





There are hundreds of stores just like Sexy Girls of the Hollywood all over Chicago. They sell inexpensive, strippery-looking shoes, cheap earrings and necklaces, underwear with the big padded butts, underwear without butt padding, fishnet stockings, a few wigs, and, oddly, some baby clothes and supplies. (Though I suppose sexy hosiery and procreation are inextricably linked.) Sexy Girls in Albany Park sets itself apart by having a name that’ll get people through the door—people like me, who think a totally unnecessary “the” (what the hell is the Hollywood?) is hilarious and then come really close to buying an $8 pair of jelly sandals that look like they were made by and for old Asian ladies. I know for a fact that one of these days I’m going to need a bigger butt and a wig and fishnets (a sexy Delta Burke Halloween costume? a disguise if I’m on the lam from the law?), and I’ll be glad I know this place exists.



 —Gwynedd Stuart
3546 W. Lawrence773-509-6222

There are hundreds of stores just like Sexy Girls of the Hollywood all over Chicago. They sell inexpensive, strippery-looking shoes, cheap earrings and necklaces, underwear with the big padded butts, underwear without butt padding, fishnet stockings, a few wigs, and, oddly, some baby clothes and supplies. (Though I suppose sexy hosiery and procreation are inextricably linked.) Sexy Girls in Albany Park sets itself apart by having a name that’ll get people through the door—people like me, who think a totally unnecessary “the” (what the hell is the Hollywood?) is hilarious and then come really close to buying an $8 pair of jelly sandals that look like they were made by and for old Asian ladies. I know for a fact that one of these days I’m going to need a bigger butt and a wig and fishnets (a sexy Delta Burke Halloween costume? a disguise if I’m on the lam from the law?), and I’ll be glad I know this place exists.

June 10, 2014
May 29, 2014
March 24, 2014
nataliewalser:

#chicago #albanypark #indiaink

nataliewalser:

#chicago #albanypark #indiaink

March 12, 2014
kirkbravender:

Albany Park, Chicago

kirkbravender:

Albany Park, Chicago

December 13, 2013
Beer N’ Bikes, a fund-raiser for a youth-led bicycle program
A fundraiser event for the youth-led non-profit organization Bikes N’ Roses. Saturday, December 14th.
$10 admission and beer for sale. 2 live bands: Cebolla Municipal, and Tarnation.Photo-booth to pose with the BNR Skeleton.FREE prizes valued over $100!!!!!

Beer N’ Bikes, a fund-raiser for a youth-led bicycle program

A fundraiser event for the youth-led non-profit organization Bikes N’ Roses. Saturday, December 14th.

$10 admission and beer for sale. 
2 live bands: Cebolla Municipal, and Tarnation.
Photo-booth to pose with the BNR Skeleton.
FREE prizes valued over $100!!!!!

December 11, 2013
Dear Andy, Love the new paean to Pulaski Ave. at night, by far Pulaski’s most romantical time of day. Natch you mean the stretch of pee-skee that runs through Albany Park as there’s nothing not to love. Cemetarys as far as the eye can see; the deer-patrolled lagoon walk of Gomper’s Park; the warm yellow glow of the Fish ‘n Go, across the street from the po-po; a refreshing high life (or Jager on tap) and round of darts at Gamblers. And if you stand the corner of Casimir and Larry, you’re an arms reach from ta-ta’s, hookahs and Starbucks. Diversity! May we suggest a follow-up extolling the virtues of Crawford, Pulaski’s red-headed stepchild to the north? 
XOXO FYAP

Dear Andy, Love the new paean to Pulaski Ave. at night, by far Pulaski’s most romantical time of day. Natch you mean the stretch of pee-skee that runs through Albany Park as there’s nothing not to love. Cemetarys as far as the eye can see; the deer-patrolled lagoon walk of Gomper’s Park; the warm yellow glow of the Fish ‘n Go, across the street from the po-po; a refreshing high life (or Jager on tap) and round of darts at Gamblers. And if you stand the corner of Casimir and Larry, you’re an arms reach from ta-ta’s, hookahs and Starbucks. Diversity! May we suggest a follow-up extolling the virtues of Crawford, Pulaski’s red-headed stepchild to the north? 

XOXO FYAP

October 7, 2013
lezzylittlemonster:

#Autumn #Leaves #Tree #AlbanyPark #Lawrence #Chicago #MyCity #Home #Arriba

lezzylittlemonster:

#Autumn #Leaves #Tree #AlbanyPark #Lawrence #Chicago #MyCity #Home #Arriba

(Source: runhardandbenicetopeople)

October 1, 2013
chicagraphy:

Albany Park - Chicago. September 2013

chicagraphy:

Albany Park - Chicago. September 2013

September 5, 2013

chicago-reader:

We visited Global Gardens in Albany Park, a teeming urban farm tended to primarily by Burmese and Bhutanese refugees.

Says program organizer Linda Seyler, "This is what they know how to do and it’s been bottled up inside. It makes them feel like capable people again."

August 26, 2013
August 11, 2013
avpsnowden:

Dancing chicken and real roosters outside the taco shop. Just another Sunday in Albany Park.

avpsnowden:

Dancing chicken and real roosters outside the taco shop. Just another Sunday in Albany Park.

August 10, 2013
Whatz worse than standing in a line six deep for watered down brewski surrounded by bros at some Frat Fest? Are you tired of standing in a line six deep surrounded by bros and realizing ‘they’ want ‘tickets’ instead of $$. Are you looking for a festival sans ‘Mike and Joe’ and away from all the bros? Someplace that’s ‘totally kewl’? Do you <3 partying in the street but H8 watching ‘Too White Crew’ waste ur time? Want a fest with Seoul? Thought so.  Chicago Korean Festival 
Also, super looking forward to the K-Pop Dance Off!

Whatz worse than standing in a line six deep for watered down brewski surrounded by bros at some Frat Fest? Are you tired of standing in a line six deep surrounded by bros and realizing ‘they’ want ‘tickets’ instead of $$. Are you looking for a festival sans ‘Mike and Joe’ and away from all the bros? Someplace that’s ‘totally kewl’? Do you <3 partying in the street but H8 watching ‘Too White Crew’ waste ur time? Want a fest with Seoul? Thought so.  Chicago Korean Festival 

Also, super looking forward to the K-Pop Dance Off!

July 30, 2013