Beijing delegates, Bus Rapid Transit, A new doc in a strip mall, Magic Boat puppets, Bucktown Art Fest and more!

International scene at Wicker Mic in Wicker Park includes Beijing visitors

Wicker Mic Fri., Aug. 23. had an international feel to it on the grass in Wicker Park. While performers from other countries have entertained at other Wicker Mic nights, never has there been a group of audience members from Beijing, China.

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BRT good concept with devilish details … not a done deal for Ashland… your input is needed

In the last two weeks, the subject of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Ashland Ave. had residents, business owners and organizational people polarized on both ends of the subject with others trying to wrap their mind around the idea.

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Magic Boat sails into Wicker Park on Saturday with puppets aboard

The Magic Boat Puppet Show is scheduled to sail into the Wicker Park Playground on Sat., Aug 24. for one show at 9 a.m. and another at 11 a.m. 

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Wicker Park: Bring out your inner talent at Wicker Mic

Wicker Mic will be open for entertainment Fri., Aug. 23, at 6 p.m.in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave. Everyone is welcome to participate on stage and in the audience.

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Big weekend in Bucktown: Bucktown Arts Fest

As the summer inches its way toward the end of its 2013 timeslot, the Bucktown Art Fest blooms forth on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 23 and 24, around Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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Meet a new doc on Milwaukee Avenue: Erin Malone, MD

Erin Malone, MD, a board certified internist and pediatrician, opened a new Presence Medical Group* Practice at 1658 North Milwaukee Ave. on Aug. 19. Everyone is invited to her open house Sat., Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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Logan Square's Maplewood block club celebrates 10th anniversary

The beginning of the annual summer block party on the 2200 of North Maplewood began 10 years ago. 

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Chicken celebs jump for joy

Starla and Buttercup are jumping for joy at Christy Webber's Landscapes, 2200 W. Grand Ave.

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