Chicago Best Weekend Bets

Wayne’s World, the movie, turned 25 this week. Remember when you could buy the VHS at McDonald’s? That’s how my friend Guy got a copy. Guy is his name. I’m not using the word guy as a pronoun. I’m from a place where the name Guy is relatively common.

Also, tell all your friends to subscribe to the Chicago mailing list. We give away stuff.


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Friday 04/07
Natasha Leggero Live @ Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
$25 / $25
Natasha Leggero is one of judges on NBC's Last Comic Standing. See her this weekend at the Drafthouse LIVE! Natasha has been a favorite round table guest on the wildly popular “Chelsea Lately”on E! since it’s premier in 2007 and is currently headlining packed comedy clubs across the country with her own brand of sophisticated writing, physicality and glamour. In 2010 Natasha shot a pilot for NBC with Tom Lennon and Ben Garrant from Reno 911 and will be a judge alongside Andy Kindler and Greg Giraldo on the new season of NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING, hosted by Craig Robinson. She also currently stars in Comedy Central's new hit animated series UGLY AMERICANS. Natasha was most recently seen in the hit movie HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU. She has played various deviants in her three-year re-curring stint on Comedy Central's RENO 911. She starred in Comedy Central's pilot GAY ROBOT, and in MTV's hit series THE 70's HOUSE. She has guest-starred on IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SAMANTHA WHO , AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE , WORST WEEK, TIL DEATH, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM and the upcoming Comedy Central series NICK SWARDSON'S PRETEND TIME. Born in Rockford, IL and raised in the theater, Natasha has loved being on the stage since she was 10. As a child actress in and around Chicago she spent all of her free time performing in plays. As soon as she graduated high school she moved to New York and attended the Stella Adler Conservatory. Upon receiving an additional degree in theater criticism from Hunter College she swiftly moved to Los Angeles and decided to aim her razor sharp wit at Hollywood instead. Her stand-up television appearances include two knock-out performances on THE TONIGHT SHOW w/ Jay Leno, THE LATE LATE SHOW w/ Craig Ferguson, LAST CALL w/ Carson Daly and she has signed on for a Comedy Central Presents television special and record deal. Natasha has been invited to perform at such festivals as The Vancouver Comedy Festival, SXSW, Sasquatch, Dublin’s Carlsberg Comedy Festival and the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, which she will be making her second appearance this summer in 2010. She resides in Los Angeles in a servantless household.
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THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTWe write stuff. Here’s some of that stuff from the last week that may be applicable to your preferences!


Pizza Hut is better than Domino’s and Domino’s is better than Papa John’s and is Little Caesars still around? I miss Little Caesars.





  • Do some daytime stuff:
  • The Empty Bottle’s Winter Record Label Fair has a bunch of local record barons on deck to sell their wares to you!
  • The Music Box is doing a pre-noon screening of Cool Hand Luke!
  • Head out to Rosemont and check out the RV & Camping Show, it’s a lot of fun. They have so many campers you can go inside and pretend you can afford!
  • Hopewell Brewery is turning one years old today, and they’ve got a bunch of festivities planned for their birthday party!
  • Rogers Park Social hosts a special daylong charity event called Suds n Java for a Cause!
  • Delilah’s 19th annual Vintage Beer Fest has over 100 aged and vintage brews on deck for you to sample. Crazy stuff, dude.
  • The Chicago Whiskey and Wine festival, which celebrates two of my favorite things, comes to Joe’s on Weed St. today.