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8 Things To See, Hear, Eat Around Chicago This Weekend

The weekend is almost here, and that means you may be on the lookout for some fun and exciting weekend plans. 

Chicago's self-proclaimed "King of Geeks" stops by the Morning Shift with his recommendations on what to see, hear and eat in Chicago this weekend. 

What to see

Improvised D&D at Otherworld Theatre - Improvised Dungeons and Dragons brings classic tabletop role-playing games to life in this 90-minute improvised show at 3914 N. Clark Street on Sundays, 7 p.m. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. 

Dorothy Does Oz: A Nerdlesque Parody at Otherworld Theatre - The show will run Fridays and Saturdays from Aug. 9 to 31, 9 p.m., at Otherworld Theatre. Tickets are $25, but be sure to bring cash to tip the performers and bartenders.

The One: A Matrix Musical Parody at The Den Theatre - The two-act story features an original score, dance battles, pop songs and puppets at 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. for the next three consecutive weekends. Tickets are $25. 


What to hear

Meet My Cat Fundraiser for The Catcade - The fundraiser benefits The Catcade, an arcade and coffee shop with adoptable cats at 1235 W. Belmont Ave.

Festival Cubano at Riis Park - This festival at 6100 N. Fullerton Ave. will feature a lineup of Julian "Jumpin" Perez, Hector "El Torito" Acosta, Buena Vista Social Club and others all weekend. 

What to eat

Cafe Tola - Eat tacos and tortas served in a somewhat geeky decorated atmosphere at one of Cafe Tola's locations. Elliott suggests the breakfast taco and horchata latte. 

Wormhole Coffee - Enjoy a cup of coffee at Chicago's pop-culture themed coffee shop featuring a time traveling DeLorean at 1462 N. Milwaukeea

The Bluebox Cafe - Eat like a Time Lord at the Midwest's first and only Doctor Who-themed coffee shop in Elgin. 

blue box

GUEST: Elliot Serrano, writer

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