Friday, April 12, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - April 12th, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Quest Network Services - Retro Video Game Night
7301 N. SHERIDAN ROAD CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3555

Quest Network Services specializes in computer technical support, computer repair, computer networking, computer sales, wireless internet services from Clear, and offers in home or business computer services too. Quest also offers cassette tape to CD transfer, VCR tape to DVD transfer, 8mm movie to DVD transfer, record to CD and Reel to Reel to CD transfer. Rogers Park residents and businesses alike have also utilized Quest's "Virtual Office", (copy, fax, internet, and computer rental service), for everything from homework, art projects, legal issues, and business start-up.

Every Friday at 7pm, Quest hosts Retro Video Game Night in it's 1920's Parlor. Choose from retro entertainment systems including Nintendo and Super Nintendo or the original arcade versions of classics including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Q*Bert, Centipede, Arkanoid, Super Mario Brothers and more.





Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 6pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.





Mayne Stage - Marc and the Wild Ones / The Amazing Heeby Jeebies
1328 W. MORSE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | Phone: 773.381.4554

With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, Mayne Stage features a restaurant (Act One Pub) and performance space that reflects the unique and diverse history of Rogers Park. Mayne Stage is happy to present a variety of terrific acts in its 230-seat multipurpose entertainment venue.

WILD WILD WILD... thats what Marc & the Wild Ones are! This young, wild and authentic Rockabilly Band was formed in april 2011 by Marc Valentine (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Rene Rottmann (Leadguitar), Andy Hümmer(Doublebass), and Holger Stretz, Stefan Dürrbeck (Drums).

A few weeks and a demo tape later, they were booked all over in Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Netherland to perform their high voltage show. In fall 2011 they singed on Rhythm Bomb Records and their first album called "The Rockin Beat of... Marc & the Wild Ones" followed.


The Amazing Heeby Jeebies - 
born in the back seat of a '63 Caddy tearing down Highway 41. Amazing Ary and Earl "Wolfdaddy" knew they had created something that could be a sinners delight. Neighbors curiosity grew hearing the two bang out what became the foundation of AMAZING HEEBY JEEBIES. 

Chicago Artist Ary started painting at a young age..but visual art was just not enough. When she turned 21, she became a regular fixture lurking in the shadows of the hippest live music shows mingling with international party girls, hep cats & kittens...now cutting her teeth as a musician/songwriter/performer, taking souls & rockin' bones on stage for the first time...raawwwr! This petite bad girl packs a powerful vocal punch like nobody's business. Her live performances show her provocative but sweet style, invoking artists from past and present, from blues to punk, hell raisin' rock n roll with a twist and shake of vintage kitsch. 

Earl "Wolfdaddy" Carter is also one of the two original members of The Riptones, and before that he was in numerous other insane notable local bands (Deacons, Deke Rivers, Rebel Rousers, The Buzzerds, and the late and great Elvis impersonator Tom Green). Slappin' & howlin' in league with the hellhounds from the blazin' fires of nitro moonshine madness, Wolfdaddy will make you scream!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch....other talented son-of-a-guns joined in;

Randy "Doctor"" Carter: Guitar/Mandolin (bluegrass band Slightly Bent). Creating the monstrously sick incurable sound deep within your brain-that will haunt your memory in that feel good kinda way.

Bob "Be-Ware" Hyatt: Guitar/Vocals (Los Diablos, Red, Hot and Blue, Riptones). Bob's brooding and dangerously dark songwriting and sounds will start rumbles and will make you kids run to your mommas.

Tom "Boss X" Klein: Guitarist Extraordinaire (Liquid Soul, Country Doctors, Razorhouse, Ambassadors to Earth, and in the past, Spies Who Surf). The mystery behind the mayhem, this assassin of sound will cause explosions and riots with only six strings.

And last but not least the king of swing Danny "Danny Boy" McClain on drums (Los Diablos, Red Hot & Blue). Banging to the drum of his own primal beat, invoking crazy voodoo magic, makin' you twist, shake and move your feet.

Together this bizarre musical powerhouse is putting a spell on amazed crowds everywhere including the hottest spots in town, various hotrod shows, and other footstompin' happenings. Too dangerous to stop. Too gone to turn back jack!

Best described as "Dixiefried Garagabilly" drawing on various eras and genres from hillbilly, gritty blues, 60's garage punk, deep from the underworld of moody psychotic rock n roll!. 

The AMAZING HEEBY JEEBIES are currently anticipating the release of their first recording debut this summer. 

If you haven't seen them yet prepare to be AMAZED!





Red Line Tap - Sara Hickman / Urban Twang / Christina Trulio
7006 N. GLENWOOD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60626
WEBSITE 

The Red Line Tap hosts music up to 7 nights a week featuring local and national acts on stage, from their resident band the Mudflapps, to Micki’s open mic and all sorts of great shows daily,
Red Line Tap has something for everyone!






- TOMORROW -


Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce 4 Year Anniversary Celebration.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations, institutions, community leaders, and residents are invited to meet and greet as the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce celebrates four years of supporting and unifying Rogers Park businesses.

This event will be hosted at Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10-15 minutes) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.


This is a public event on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 are encouraged. RSVP's to facebook and walk-ins are OK. This is a free community event.

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3 comments:

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce said...

Both Taste Food & Wine and Quest Network Services are members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

Shop in Rogers Park to support Rogers Park business and improve our overall economic state.

- Bill Morton, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

www.RogersPark.cc

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce said...

Both Taste Food & Wine and Quest Network Services are members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

Shop in Rogers Park to support Rogers Park business and improve our overall economic state.

- Bill Morton, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

www.RogersPark.cc

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce said...

Both Taste Food & Wine and Quest Network Services are members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

Shop in Rogers Park to support Rogers Park business and improve our overall economic state.

- Bill Morton, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

www.RogersPark.cc