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Cooler By The (Rory) Lake, Zoo and Botanic Garden

By Margaret Lyons in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 23, 2007 9:31PM

It's officially time to get in the holiday spirit, and there are (at least) two ways to do it tonight: At the Botanic Garden, we've got the return of the Wonderland Express, and at the Lincoln Park Zoo, we got Zoo Lights '07. Family friendly, very civic, etc.

2007_11_23.rorylake.jpgBut how are we getting into the swing of things? Tomorrow night, with the best effing karaoke in the city, Rory Lake's Karaoke Dreams. Seriously, you guys, it's the most ass-kicking thing ever. And it's at the American Legion Hall, so it feels like you're hanging out with gnarly grandpa types--just ask bartender Hot Rod about his drive-in exploits. Wow. The legion hall is at 1824 W Cortland, and doors open at 8. In our experience, the show really gets going closer to 11, but if you get there early you can snag the VIP table.

Photo of karaoke host with the most Rory Lake by our very own Rachelle, taken at my birthday party