Revisiting 1984 at Vintage Garage Chicago 9.21

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Um. Best. Year. Ever. BTW!

Looking back on the last century, there are several standout years, one of which is 1984. It may seem like a long time ago, but the folks at Vintage Garage Chicago aim bring it back September 21. It’s the theme for the next Vintage Garage Chicago in Uptown.

“It was a treasure culturally, with movies, music and products,” says Melissa Sands of Vintage Promotions, LLC, producer of the show. “The Van Halen album of that name was the soundtrack of a generation, and where would we be today without Ghostbusters?”

A leap year, 1984 saw the Winter and Summer Olympics, the 1984 World’s Fair, and a Band Aid recording of the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Chrysler introduced the Minivan, Apple released the Macintosh personal computer and the world was introduced to Birkins, Discman, the Tandy 1000 and the Atari 7800. And who can forget Slice?

Along with all their great vintage from all eras, our vendors will be showcasing their 80’s merchandise. Professional DJs Sasha and Ross will be spinning 80s tunes.

“We all realize by now big brother is really watching,” Sands says. “And he wants you to be there.”

Vintage Garage Chicago takes place at 5051 N Broadway September 21 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. It’s at the Argyle stop on the Red Line.

 

Randolph Street Market Ticket Giveaway

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Win a pair of passes to the Randolph Street Market August 30-31st! Enter the form below now through 8.26. Winners will be notified by 8.27. Tickets can be picked up at will call at the market.

Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest and liveliest urban antiques market, invites fans, friends and the fabulous to their August 30+31 back to school, don’t stop til’ you get enough, summer lovin’ extravaganza! Featuring a Hops & Grapes Gazebo with City Winery and craft beers / imports from Louis Glunz Beers, Inc. along with round the clock entertainment, amazing local food offerings and 250 of the best vendors around- Chicago’s favorite summer party just keeps on going!

When: August 30-31st

Where: 1350 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Website: http://www.randolphstreetmarket.com

Photos: Randolph Street Market May 2014

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Randolph Street Market 2014

Randolph Street Market 2014

2014 SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON IS FINALLY HERE AND CHICAGO’S CELEBRATED RANDOLPH STREET MARKET IS BETTER THAN EVER!

Kicking off May 24+25 and recurring monthly through September, this timeless indoor/outdoor RETRO-SPECTACLE market reigns supreme with summer extravaganzas like none other!

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest and liveliest urban antiques market, is celebrating 11 years as the premier vintage extravaganza with the can’t miss season opener kicking off summer, May 24 and 25, 2014. Doors open at 10 am, with early buy beginning at 8 am. Over 250 fabulous sellers, around the clock entertainment, disco dance party, a beer and wine garden with carnival games, hot international crowd and design stars, vintage beach bunnies, cooling stations and cabanas, fashion shows, artisan food vendors, and more- the indoor/outdoor season opener is the place to be and be seen to kick off your Chicago summer! Come for the amazing one-of-a-kind finds, and stay for the entire experience.

Don’t miss the following fun elements at this month’s Market:

• Sally Schwartz, Market founder, award winning party planner, and queen of vintage, will host VIP guests in her Cabana designed by internationally acclaimed Chicago designer, Michael Del Piero of Michael Del Piero Good Design. Over the past decade, interior designer Michael Del Piero has created a distinctive aesthetic that fuses rough with luxurious and ancient with modern.  With her easygoing trademark flair, Michael will present a Rustically Refined “Living Tablescape” just in time for outdoor entertaining season! Be inspired by Michael’s gorgeous designs and check out the décor, tabletop essentials and furnishings from the Market’s top dealers Michael collected over time-all available for purchase.

• Come to the Fun Flower Foto Booth outside Sally’s Cabana for professional and candid shots of you and your friends, which will be available for download for you to take home.

• The Cabana will also play host to a roundtable with “Legends of the Antique Business” including Danielle Arnett, Susan Klein and Al Baghdad who will take part in a panel discussion/podcast in Sally’s Cabana hosted by Martin Willis, founder of the Antique & Auction forum. Antiques pro Harry Rinker will be onsite Saturday to give appraisals, in the ballroom 11am-2pm.

• 2013, 2012 & 2011 Emmy Award winner, Comedian/Travel & Foodie Expert Mark DeCarlo will make his debut at the Market. On Saturday, shoppers can take part in his interactive cooking demonstration where he will be giving away a free Caribbean vacation, as well as performing his Old Blue Eyes music set. You can meet Mark and pick up a copy of his signed book Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo.

• Cool down in the Shade Shack and go back in time with a market-wide Disco dance party at noon Saturday. Windy City Jitterbug and guest Rockabilly DJ Killer Diller will be rocking and rolling all weekend long with different jams from all the eras! Additionally, Chicago’s own Dusty Groove will serve as a hub for our vinyl record sellers.

• Chill out in the Hops & Grapes Gazebo featuring different beers each month from The House of Glunz Beer and Wine Garden wine from the West Loop’s City Winery.

• A rotating list of bands will be playing around the clock including fan favorites Woodstreet Bloodhounds, The Toni Morrison Quartet and Contrabanda. Visit randolphstreetmarket.com to see the full list of entertainment!

• Tandem Felix Letterpress returns with a Print Your Own Postcard Workshop. PRINT YOUR OWN POSTCARD WORKSHOP + MARKET ENTRY: $25
Sunday, May 25, 2014 Class – 12:30-2pm

• Bring your kids for a day of Treasure Hunting! Pick up a Treasure Map and activity sheet at the front gate and enjoy a day of exploration at RSM. Hand in the completed sheet to the Washington St gate and let your child pick a prize from the treasure chest, as well as take home a goody bag filled with bubbles, crayons and more.

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Vintage Garage 2014 Calendar

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The popular Vintage Garage Chicago will continue Uptown for a 3rd season. If you’re unfamiliar with Vintage Garage Chicago, it’s a “drive-in” flea market that’s helped bring life to a cool stretch of Broadway in Uptown. We’d love for you to join us for Chicago’s only all vintage monthly event!

To kick off the season, bicyclists dressed in vintage garb will gather April 27th at the Garage at Foster and Broadway for the annual Vintage Style Ride.

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Vintage Garage Chicago Celebrates ART This Sunday 9.15

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The definition of art-

the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

In addition to all the great vintage items we are encouraging our vendors to bring their favorite art! Look for vintage paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and more. You may see a few local artists as well!

Music by Matt Feddermann and Danny Shaffer. Photo booth with Chicagohustlesmagazine.com and more.

Only 2 more shows in the regular season, be there! September 15th, 9 to 5

5.00 admission. Support our local vendors and help the show go on another season!

Check us out on Facebook and RSVP —

https://www.facebook.com/events/516049795140785/

Vintage Bazaar Season Opener 2.15-2.16

vintage bazaar crowd photo credit steven pateWHO: The Vintage Bazaar, www.thevintagebazaar.com
WHAT: 2013 market season opener
WHEN: Friday, February 15 from 7-10pm, ticketed night market and party. Saturday, February 16, 10am-5pm, FREE.
WHERE: DANK Haus, fifth floor ballroom, 4740 N. Western in Lincoln Square
WHY: The Vintage Bazaar (TVB) kicks off the 2013 season of vintage events with an intimate vintage market featuring 25 vendors at the DANK Haus (fifth floor ballroom, 4740 N. Western) in Lincoln Square, February 15 and 16. TVB opens the two-day event on Friday from 7-10pm with a ticketed night market and party — $20 pre-sale at http://tvblovehangover.eventbrite.com/ — offering attendees first dibs on the vintage selection.

Tickets to the night market and party also include one free Big Star taco and a complimentary Scofflaw cocktail. Plus, tunes by Chances Dances, a free photo booth by Smilebooth, and a cash bar, to keep the night of shopping going, featuring cocktails mixed by Scofflaw, who was recently named best bar by “Chicago” magazine, and German beer from DANK Haus. A portion of the ticket sales will go toward Chances Dances’ Critical Fierceness Grant, which supports local artists.

On Saturday, February 15 from 10 am to 5 pm the market will be free and open to the public with tunes by Toast & Jam, a cash bar, and food from Big Star and Puffs of Doom. Vintage vendors include Modern Cooperative, The Savoy Flea, Hot House Market, MidNorth Mercantile, Dethrose Vintage, Apartment 528, Bombshellshocked, and other fan favorites.

More info:
http://www.thevintagebazaar.com/event/tvblovehangoveratdank/

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About The Vintage Bazaar

The Vintage Bazaar (TVB) is a curated urban vintage market featuring distinctive vintage furniture, home decor, clothing, and accessories. The first TVB took place February 27, 2010 at the DANK Haus in Lincoln Square. Since then there have been nine vintage events, which have taken place in vacant storefronts, warehouse spaces, concert halls, and outdoor spaces — including a pop-up inside of the wildly popular Renegade Craft Fair. More athttp://www.thevintagebazaar.com.