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This Weekend in Chicago

There’s always something to do in the Windy City, and this weekend is no exception. This week we’ve headlined a classic silent film brought to life with music, great live shows in the area, and a fun art project for the whole family. Let’s get to it!

1920-the-golem-dvd-w400The Golem film screening with music by Fulcrum Point, Friday @ 7 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center

The Golem is the classic 1920 silent horror film (click here for reviews) from motion picture pioneer Paul Wegener. The film depicts an ancient Jewish morality story about power, politics, magic and survival.

Fulcrum Point is a 5-member (string quartet and clarinet) group that will provide the film’s original score to go along with the film. The Golem will be shown at the Chicago Cultural Center and admission is free! Click here for complete details.

Family Days: Art without Borders, Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art

The new season of Family Days continues as families explore the work of contemporary artist Liam Gillick, whose work is now on view in the museum. Families can experiment with their own designs, stories, and ways of making art by learning how Gillick draws from his world to create art.

Admission to this event is also free of charge, and it’s a great way to provide some intellectual and creative stimulation for your kids on the weekend. Click here for full details on the event.

Sunday Salon Series: Baroque Band, Sunday @ 3 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center

This Chicago Cultural Center event features Chicago’s period instrument orchestra performing a program of early music from Latin America. The event is presented in conjunction with the Latino Music Festival. Like the others, the concert is free to attend! Click here for the full details.

Eastgate Village is New West Realty’s beautiful near-South Side community of townhomes and condominiums. The spacious homes give you the perfect nest to help you relax and recharge after taking in everything Chicago has to offer. Click here for more information on Eastgate Village or to schedule an appointment!

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Chicago’s Holiday Door Decorating Contest


Decorate your door and be this year's Chicago holiday door winner!

We’ve seen the first snowfall and now its official. Winter is here! And that means the Holidays are right around the corner, which means decorating time!

What better way to enjoy the holidays by having a competition? Come join us on Facebook and enter your photo in for our Chicago’s Holiday Door Decorating Contest. Winners receive bragging rights for the entire year! Just click here to join. Enter your photo by December 22!

Need more ideas? Let us help!

Use Lights and Wood: Take a piece of wood and drill holes in it to form a holiday word, like noel or a shape, like a tree. Then thread the lights through the holes. Add a hook and hang it up on your door!

Use Cookie Cutters: Cookie cutters don’t have to be just for making cookies. Take some of your holiday cookie cutters and string them with ribbon, attach each shape to the ribbon with a knot until you have a string of shapes. Then hang them up!

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Eastgate Village Hosts Balcony Gardening Competition

First place winner in the Eastgate Village balcony/garden decorating contest

First place winner in the Eastgate Village balcony/garden decorating contest

A balcony gardening competition was held on June 29 for all Eastgate Village residents and Denis Alexander won.  Other participants included Amanda Dijkas and Aaron Krumbah, along with his wife Hayden Christenson (the “Amazing Race” couple).  First place won a $300 VISA gift card, second place won a $200 gift card, and third place won a $100 gift card.

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