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We'll Pay You Back, We Swear

By Margaret Lyons in Miscellaneous on Aug 16, 2004 3:06PM

Empty Wallet, Image; BBCHear that? That’s the sound of Chicagoist rubbing its last two nickels together, plus the background tunes of the smallest violins in the world serenading us with phrases like, “Maybe if you didn’t spend all your money on alcohol and sneakers, you could afford not to eat rice every day.” That’s one of our favorite ditties. But August is the month of no fucking fun, and it’s been so chilly that we had to invest in some fall wardrobe items, which were of course not yet on sale. Damn you, preppy looks of the fall! Damn you!

To go with our new look, we’re going to need a haircut and some fancy culture. Preferably for free. If you’re not too picky about the kind of haircut you get, and you’re willing to schlep ass to Evanston, you can get a free haircut Wednesday night at the oh-so-chic Art + Science. Man, when’s that Bumble and bumble shit coming to Chicago? (click on the university model call area)

On to cultural enrichment. Every weekday, the Chicago Cultural Center presents a free musical program at 12:15.

Mondays: Classical Mondays featuring classical, chamber music and opera, is presented in Preston Bradley Hall.
Tuesdays: Jazz Café, featuring jazz and cabaret, is presented in Randolph Cafe. Broadcast live on Cable 25
Wednesdays: Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, featuring solo and ensemble performances that showcase young performers in classical music. Broadcast live on WFMT (98.7FM) and on Cable 25
Fridays: Acoustic Café, featuring pop, rock or folk music by Chicagoland's most talented up-and-coming performers.

We’re not sure what happens on Thursdays, but it’s probably good.

Not enough, you say? Bring me more free-to-cheap ideas, you say? Your wish is our command.