Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: candy, Frozen Custard, Lickity Split, Rogers Park, sweets, The Morgan at Loyola Station
Ken Anderson was not always a custard guy. In fact, there was a time when he couldn’t even tell you the difference between ice cream and frozen custard. (If you don’t know the difference, read up here. “Where I grew up it was all either hard serve or soft serve, that’s it,” he explains. But after working in retail for most of his life, he found himself in a place that he says was a “now or never” moment. “I had always wanted to be an entrepreneur and I just had certain choices given to me, so I thought, okay! Let’s give this a whirl,” he says. His partner had introduced him to frozen custard, and together they decided to open up an old-fashioned sweets and custard shop in Chicago.
Anderson said that they settled on Rogers Park because they like the fact that it was “off the beaten track.” The space they chose to open Lickity Split Frozen Custard and Sweets used to be an antique store where Anderson and his partner would shop. When they moved into the location, they did some major renovations to make the shop comfortable all year round (rather than closing in the winter like many frozen treat shops). This also meant that the shop would sell more than just frozen custard. If you stop by in December and aren’t in the mood for something cold, there is a wide variety of gourmet chocolates, retro candies, and baked goods to choose from.
One of the unique things about Lickity Split is how connected it is to the neighborhood. In the shop you can purchase coffee from Metropolis and sweets from Chicago bakers such as Flirty Cupcakes, Sweet Attila’s, Celestial Kitchens, and Josie’s Cookies. In addition to supporting local businesses, the shop also hosts live local music sets on Friday nights throughout the school year. (They would continue this during the summer, but the shop is just too crowded with custard customers to have room for the bands.) You can enjoy a rotating display of work by local artists on the walls inside the shop. Right now they are featuring pieces by second graders at Northside Catholic Academy. This summer they hope to have a neighborhood talent show around the 4th of July to bring in more local talents. “It’s just a really welcoming area. We are so appreciative to have landed in this neighborhood,” Anderson says.
So as we are starting to settle in to summer, definitely add Lickity Split to your list of summer hang out spots. The custard is made in-house, and each week they will be featuring a different flavor to supplement the traditional chocolate and vanilla. You can find the weekly flavors on their Facebook page or on their website. And if you are looking for a good fundraising opportunity for your organization, school group, church group, club, etc. Lickity Split hosts charity nights in which a portion of the proceeds from one day or evening can go to benefit your group.
Lickity Split is located at 6056 N. Broadway (at the corner of Glenlake & Broadway). They are open daily from noon to 10pm. Check them out on Facebook , on their website, and follow them on Twitter @LickitySplitChi.
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: apartments, Art, gallery, luxury living, Rogers Park, The Morgan at Loyola Station
May 17, 2013 – June 8, 2013
The Wide Open
Artists Reception: Saturday, May 18 – 1 pm to 4 pm
Gallery Hours: Thursdays 4 pm to 7 pm, and by appointment
An exercise in space management, modest means, and timeliness. The Wide Open is an experiment in autocurating. Organized through an open call, all completed submissions to the show were accepted in the order they were received until the available space was exhausted.
Featured artists will include Haylee Anne, Ceyda Aykan, Gabriella Boros, Dan Boyd, Peter Bullock, Vanessa Capshaw, Betsy van Die, Taylor Ervin, Jane Ferris, Chris Gans, Gretchen Hasse, Julia Haven, Jon Henry, Jennifer Hines, Kelsey Knutson, George Larson, Lauren Macklin, John McLaughlin, Emily Moorhead, Sebastian Napoli, Dan Olvera, Judy Petacque, Diane Ponder, Peyton Rack, Chris Ramsey, Pat Rice, Earl Ritchie, Camila Santin, Emma Saperstein, Kadie Schmidt-Hackenberg, Luke Shemroske, Amanda Wirig, and Jungyul Yu.
How much room does the artist require to present the statement they need to make? How difficult is it to put yourself out in the world, claim what you need, and then hold your ground. . . . How difficult should it be?
The Wide Open is part of series of upcoming programming which aims to develop new, locally-focused opportunities to display, create, and experience art in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The show is coordinated by Roman Susan gallery director Kristin Abhalter and communications director Nathan Smith.
For more information about the Roman Susan Gallery, refer to our last post on the space.
The gallery is located at:
1224 W. Loyola Avenue, Chicago 60626
romansusan.org | (773) 270-1224
Filed under: Green Living, Life at The Morgan | Tags: crafting, DIY, luxury apartment living, Rogers Park, The Morgan at Loyola Station
So as the weather is still deciding what season it would like to be, I often find myself waiting around inside for it to make up its mind. This means I have a little more time for the ever-growing list of apartment decorating projects that I store in a folder of bookmarks on my browser. Since some of you may or may not be finding yourselves in the same boat, I figured I’d share four of my favorite projects. They’re all very simple. (I’m definitely no Martha Stewart…) Have fun!
1. Polaroid Magnets + Photo Wall
Between Facebook and iPhones, most people aren’t printing many pictures these days, but I think these two easy projects are fun, creative ways to display some of your favourite snapshots in your apartment. I got the ideas from one of my favourite blogs called A Beautiful Mess.
For the “Polaroid” magnets, you can either take the easy route and print your photos yourself (or at CVS, Walgreens, etc.) and then use magnetic tape to turn them into little magnets. But if you’re feeling fancy (and you have an Instagram account), you can check out StickyGram. The site allows you to turn your Instagram photos into 50mm x 50mm magnets that you can order and have shipped to your door.
The photo wall also has two options. You can print the photos yourself, or you can use PostalPix. This is an app (for iPhone or Android) that allows you to order prints of any pictures on your phone. The nice thing about PostalPix is you can order square prints of your pictures, which look cool on a photo wall. And it’s pretty cheap: 29¢ – 89¢ depending on the size. For creating the wall itself, use painter’s tape to create the grid so your pictures are straight and evenly spaced out. It’s also good for the backs of the pictures because it won’t rip the paint off your walls.
2. BOOK shelves
I saw this project in Real Simple magazine and thought it was would be a really quirky way to decorate. Maybe check out Armadillo’s Pillow for some suitable vintage books. Then make a run to the hardware store to pick up two sets of brackets (one set for below the books and a single bracket for above). Then measure the thickness of each book “shelf” to figure out the spacing of the brackets and drill away.
3. Cloth Napkins
Cloth napkins are generally pretty boring. But they’re good because they’re reusable and all that. So why not make them a little more fun? I found these ideas on A Beautiful Mess and are also super easy. For both projects you need solid colored napkins.
Option one: Messy polka dots. In addition to the plain napkins, you will need fabric paint (Martha Stewart craft paint actually works the best and you can get it at any craft store) and Q-tips. The end result is really cool once the napkin is covered, but it does take a pretty long time so it would be a good activity to do while catching up on your Netflix shows.
Option two: Wax resistant designs. For these napkins, you will need wax resist sticks (or just crayons!) and fabric dye, both of which you can get at any craft store. Just use the wax sticks to draw whatever design you would like onto the napkins, then dye them whatever color you’d like. Then your design will stay behind. This is also a cool technique to use to design scarves, pillow cases, tea towels, etc.
4. Gold ceramics
I found this super easy project on the blog Sterling Style . This is not only a cool idea for your own dishware, but would also make a really easy gift idea. Just take a gold (or silver) Sharpie and draw the design or pattern you’d like on the dishware. Then put it in the oven to bake at 350˚ for 30 minutes to make it stay. The dots are cute but you could also try writing words or making monogrammed mugs.
Words by Emily Taft
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: Baking, Cafe, Growling Rabbit, Rogers Park, The Morgan at Loyola Station
As a child, Laura Soncrant always had exotic pets. Hedgehogs and ferrets wandered around the house and she would carry out squirrel rescue missions when playing outside. Now an adult, she continues to hold a sweet spot for animals, especially rabbits. Sweet Attila the Honey Bunny came first, and would later become the namesake for Soncrant’s bakery. Sweet Atilla has since been joined by Deputy Kallie (the Growling Rabbit herself), Mister Harrington III, and Butters. All of the bunnies are “rootin’ tootin’ rescue rabbits” as Soncrants says, but they have come from all over the states (from Reno to Ohio) to join the Soncrant family, which totals 4 bunnies, 1 dog, 1 (human, two-year-old) kid, and a two-year-old business.
Soncrant moved to Chicago from Toledo, OH in 1999 to get her Masters degree in Arts Management from Columbia College. She worked for a while as a landscape architect and as a gallery manager in Chicago. But when her dad passed away, she started thinking about the bigger picture. “It was one of those times in my life when I was asking everyone around me, ‘What should I really be doing?’” she says. “And people kept saying, ‘You bake. You’re good at baking.’ So I started making cookies.” The bakery was also a way to publicly remember her father: Sweet Attila’s was incorporated on what would have been his 60th birthday.
The Growling Rabbit just before closing on a Thursday evening.
After renting space for awhile in a commercial kitchen and selling the baked goods at farmers markets, Soncrant eventually realized that because of Sweet Attila’s growing production and demand, it would be more economical to find their own space. When she found the location at Lunt & Sheridan, she decided that the space would be too big for just the bakery, so she decided to open a café as well. She, not surprisingly, named it the Growling Rabbit. Around the same time that she was moving into the new location, Soncrant also found out that she was pregnant with their first son, Kai. “I like to say that between Kai, the bakery, and the café I gave birth to triplets that year,” she jokes. Both Kai and the Growling Rabbit turn two this year.
Yummy red velvet cupcakes from Sweet Atilla’s.
Sweet Attila’s continues to make plenty of its delicious baked goods, selling both in-store at the Growling Rabbit as well as wholesale to other Chicago sweet spots like Lickity Split in Edgewater, Urban Orchard in Andersonville, and Other Brother in Evanston. The Growling Rabbit also has a partnership with Montalblano Farms, so any neighbors interested in getting into CSA (or community-supported agriculture) are able to use the café as their pickup spot for their weekly deliveries of farm fresh veggies and/or fruit. (Check out the farm’s CSA site for more information.) The café uses many of the farm’s produce for their full-menu of delicious food.
Soncrant calls the Growling Rabbit’s food “healthy comfort” and says that there’s really something for everybody: vegan, gluten free, meat lovers, and everything in between. “It’s the cooking your mom and your grandma used to do,” she says. “If it reminds you of your childhood, we’ve done our job.” Growling Rabbit makes its sausage in-house (try it in their chorizo omelet!), and the homemade cinnamon rolls on the weekend are a fan favorite. Brunch is served daily until 2pm, but Soncrant says they will be extending hours to 3pm on the weekends for the summer. (So now you have no excuse not to stop by and check it out! J)
Martha, one of the Growling Rabbit’s baristas, serving up some cupcakes with a grin.
The Growling Rabbit is located at 6981 North Sheridan Road. Their hours are Tuesday – Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am – 6pm. (Closed Mondays.) Check them out on Facebook
Words and Pictures by Emily Taft
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: Flatts and Sharpe Music Co, local business, Rogers Park, The Morgan at Loyola Station
Located at 6749 N Sheridan Rd on the corner of Columbia and Sheridan and next to the previously mentioned Armadillos Pillow, Flatts & Sharpe Music Co caters to Rogers Park’s musically creative side. Billed as a “small town music store that somehow ended up in the big city,” Flatts & Sharpe makes the distinction that they are more than just a music store but a musical community. For the already established musician, you can find any musical accessory imaginable for a price that will almost always beat major retailers. The staff’s musical expertise is not just limited to instruction, as you can bring in your instrument for a tune-up, repair or an upgrade. Flatts & Sharpe also has one of the largest musical libraries offering a plethora of various instructional books that range from your favorite artist or advanced musical techniques.
In addition to selling musical instruments they focus mainly on the musical education that they offer. Flatts & Sharpe offers lessons for virtually any instrument you can think of and what’s more is that for every instrument they have a knowledgeable and friendly person on staff to assist you. But don’t be deterred! They offer music lessons for people of all ages; each lesson is a private one on one experience that caters to your individual needs. The staff can instruct you in a classical background, something more contemporary or anything else that might suit your fancy. The aspect of community and social interaction is highly valued. Twice a year the staff at Flatts & Sharpe gather all the students together to interact and collaborate with each other. The development of musical relationships and network is something that cannot be “found” and needs to be developed, and Flatts & Sharpe provide you with the proper avenues. So whether you’re a casual music enthusiast or you want to tap into your inner Mozart, stop in to Flatts & Sharpe where you’re not a student, you’re family.
Words and pictures by Max O’Kane
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: Bar63, eating and drinking, entertainment, Rogers Park, The Morgan at Loyola Station
Bar63 opened last weekend at 6341 N. Broadway, replacing Hamilton’s Bar and Grill. The space has undergone much renovation. The new look includes wallpaper made from the newspaper articles announcing Loyola’s win in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 1963, which was the inspiration for Bar63’s name. There is also a new den/lounge area in the back of the space that doubles as a dance floor at night. Other updates include a pool table, arcade games, large flatscreen TVs, and chalkboards featuring daily specials and sports schedules.
The restaurant features a full menu of sandwiches, salads, and classic appetizers as well as an extensive drink menu including a large variety of craft beers. “We just want to give the neighborhood some place to go to just sit, relax, and eat. We wanted to really target the entire neighborhood: college students, adults, families with kids,” says Bar63 General Manager Shiming Chen. Chen says that they have been excited to see so many families come in for lunch and dinner, and are looking to add a kids menu in the near future.
Chen says that they are hoping to appeal to the entire neighborhood community: college students, adults, and families. The bar has already become a weekend hotspot among of-age Loyola students. “It is great to have a local bar right around the corner. It has a really great atmosphere for both catching up with a friend after class and dancing to some tunes on a Saturday night,” says Loyola student and Rogers Park resident Julia Poirier. (She strongly recommends the salmon salad. J)
Looking ahead, Chen says that they will always be looking for new and fun things to do, such as trivia and karaoke nights. They are also hoping to use the spacious back room to host banquets and other events for people in the neighborhood.
Bar63 is located at 6341 N. Broadway. Its hours are 3PM-2AM Monday through Thursday, Fridays 11AM-2AM, Saturdays 11AM-3AM, and Sundays 11AM-2AM. Check out their website and Facebook page for more information about specials and upcoming events.
Words by Emily Taft and pictures courtesy of Bar63
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: food, luxury living, restaurants, Rogers Park, Sauce and Bread Kitchen, The Morgan at Loyola Station
Hidden in plain sight like the speakeasies of old, the Sauce and Bread Kitchen on the outskirts of Rogers Park is an icon of the organic and sustainable restaurant movement in Chicago. The Sauce and Bread Kitchen is the sum of all its parts, as it is the marriage of two local businesses Co-op sauce and Crumb Chicago, local efforts that specializes in sauces and baked goods respectively. Co-op Sauce is the brainchild of Mike Bancroft, who started the nonprofit organization Co-op image as a means for Chicago youths to experience the arts. The problem of financially sustaining the organization became an issue to which Bancroft began bottling and selling the hot sauce he made. What originally began as a means to fund the organization became, in Bancroft’s own words “bigger than we could control.” Bancroft’s flavorful sauces include but are not limited to hot sauce, BBQ sauce, salsa, and pasta sauces. His sauces became so widely successful not only did they manage to (continue to) fund Co-op image, but it put spotlighted Bancroft’s ability as a saucier. Bancroft’s business partner and girlfriend Anne Kostroski is a respectable franchise owner in her own right, having started Crumb, an organic bakery of which she is a baker and owner. Together they opened the Sauce and Bread Kitchen named after the proprietor’s two specialty products. Absolutely all of Sauce and Bread Kitchen’s ingredients are organic and come from local farmers all over the Midwest. According to Bancroft they try and stay “as local as can be” with some ingredients coming from South Dakota as “Illinois can’t grow as organically as they (South Dakota) can.” Everything from the grains in the bread, the tomatoes in the sauce and the meat come from organically sustainable farms.
The restaurant itself is nestled in a building off Clark Street, in-between Devon and Highland. Upon entry you are greeted with an aromatic wave of baked goods and spices. The restaurant has a very welcoming aura, it’s as if you’ve managed to walk into a relatives apartment and they’re about to make you a home cooked meal. A colorful blackboard presents the week’s menu to your right, and just before you is an assortment of baked goodies. To your left is a plethora of glass jars housing the different varieties of signature sauces (you can even sample some of them!) Behind the counter is a map of the Midwest that details each of the farms from which the restaurants ingredients derive. The restaurant is still just one gear of a larger machine, and for that reason the restaurant is only open on weekends from Thursday to Sunday. The restaurant specializes in breakfast and lunch food with the menu dipping into late afternoon lunch/early dinner features, the restaurant is also vegetarian friendly. The restaurants most popular item is “by and far” the Apple wood-smoked turkey sandwiches. The size of the restaurant is small-to-medium as Bancroft is trying to “get a feel for the area” and not bite off more than the business can chew when it comes to venue space. In addition to their kitchen being “in the other room” is also the “production facility” where the sauces and other products are made.
The Sauce and Bread Kitchen sets a fantastic standard for organic and sustainable restaurants. They use two staple products as a springboard to culinary perfection as simplicity is key with Sauce and Bread Kitchen. Sauce and Bread Kitchen is quickly becoming a neighborhood institution. Stop in, have some food and make conversation, you might even be so fortunate to be invited to their exclusive monthly Stew Supper Club. The Sauce and Bread Kitchen is located on 6338 N. Clark St, Chicago IL 60660 and is open from 8am to 8pm Thursday through Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Words and pictures by Max O’Kane
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: Coffee, Latte Art Competition, Metropolis Coffee, Rogers Park, The Morgan at Loyola Station
As the weather turns back to spring rainstorms, many of us are counting on our daily cup (or, let’s face it, cups) of coffee to get us through they grey and gloom. Many of us are just using the dark beverage as a means to an end: to stay awake on your morning commute, at work, in class, through that 3-hour meeting. But many of us, (maybe not our coffee-adoring friends at Ellipsis) are not taking the time to appreciate the beauty of the coffee, the care that goes into each one of our morning lattes. So I propose to you, coffee consumers of Rogers Park, to take out a few moments from your busy, caffeinated lives to see your coffee in a new light. Tomorrow night, April 18th, Metropolis Coffee Company will be hosting a Thursday Night Throwdown Latte Art Competition. The event will start at 8PM at Metropolis’s Granville café and will be a competition between local Chicago baristas and a group of baristas from the east coast who will be shown over a live video feed from The Coffee Bar in Washington, D.C.. Metropolis General Manager Brent Arms says that the three judges (watching via the live feed) will be looking at aspects such as clarity, originality, balance, and symmetry. He estimates about 20 to 30 baristas to be competing tomorrow night, about five of which are from Metropolis. This event is put on monthly by the New Gotham Coffee Community. The group, which describes itself (on its Facebook page) as “a coffee community dedicated to connecting coffee professionals and enthusiasts throughout Chicagoland and beyond,” puts on this Thursday Night Throwdown competition every third Thursday of the month. So if you can’t make it out tomorrow night, be sure and make it to another one of their events.
Metropolis Coffee is located at 1039 W. Granville Avenue. There is a $5 buy-in for competitors and a $2 suggested donation for fans (to cover the first round of beer provided by New Gotham). For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.
CAREFUL! These times are East Coast times for the D.C. competitors. Be sure and come at 7:30PM for sign up and 8PM for the competition!
Words by Emily Taft
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: entertainment, music and cinema, Rogers Park, The Morgan at Loyola Station, The New 400 Theaters
What is a city without its theaters? The entertainment industry thrives in Chicago, from stage productions, live music and cinema there is absolutely no shortage of places for you to find an outlet. Take for example the newly dubbed “New 400 Theaters” right here in Rogers Park. Much like the neighboring Mayne Stage, the New 400 was originally built in 1912 as it played host to vaudeville productions and movies from days of old. Over the years as the Rogers Park area has developed the New 400 has remained a constant for local movie goers. Originally known as the Regent Theater, the theater originally contained one stage that would be repurposed for movies when not in use by vaudeville performers. At the time the theater could house roughly 730 patrons. It wasn’t until the 1930’s that the theater received new management and was redubbed “The Four Hundred.” Four hundred being colloquial term of the time that describes the top “four hundred” people of society. The name brought with it the air of prestige it sought and the Four Hundred theaters would see an influx of business. In addition to the name change the theater saw itself expanding into a split multi screen theater, the second addition being known as the “Four Hundred Twin.” It was at this time that the Four Hundred was strictly a movie theater.
Unfortunately time was not kind to the Four Hundred theater. The theater would see itself struggling to maintain itself and couldn’t afford to see it meeting modern movie theater standards. All seemed lost for the Four Hundred as the theater was fading into ruin and obscurity. It wasn’t until 2009 when the theater found itself under new management once again. The only difference this time was that the theater had the investors willing to see the theater to its potential. After a grand reopening in 2009 as “The New 400”, the theater sports 3D capable screens, new seating and is one of the only theaters in Chicago that features an in-house bar. The theater has seemingly reinvented itself, and as a part of its revitalization it has also dabbled in philanthropy. Having helping out local companies and housing events as a part of its community relations initiative. The theater screens all new major releases and will often show some independent/art-house films. The theater hosts midnight viewings for the hottest releases like any major theater. The New 400 Theater is also available to rent for private or corporate events. The New 400 Theater offers affordable ticket prices unlike most major theaters and even offers discounts to the elderly, children and students. The New 400 Theater has become a cinematic institution in Chicago and after its resurrection it looks like it will remain that way for years to come.
Words and pictures by Max O’Kane
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: Loyola performance, luxury living, musical theater, Rogers Park, The Morgan at Loyola Station
Tonight marks the opening night for Loyola University Chicago’s production of Urinetown, this year’s mainstage musical theatre production. The cast of twenty-two students has been rehearsing since mid-February to prepare the show, which will be running for the next two weekends in Loyola’s recently opened Newhart Family Theatre.
While the name might not be initially all that appealing, it is an appropriate title for the satirical musical. The show features a town in the midst of a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce that even private toilets are out of the question. The Urine Good Company, a corrupt, dominating corporation, holds a tight monopoly on the town’s public amenities, leaving the citizens to pay obscene taxes and fines to carry out their daily “business”. The story’s hero, Bobby Strong, must organize the poor in a revolution (and of course fall in love with the beautiful leading lady along the way).
The show’s director, Dr. Mark E. Lococo, says that the show features many references to other American musicals and musical theatre styles. He says that although Loyola students have wanted to do this show for a long time, he found it important to wait until they were ready to fully appreciate the show’s parody. “We just got a Musical Theatre minor about three years ago, so I wanted to wait awhile [to do the show] until we had more students who were really familiar with those musical theatre styles before we took on Urinetown,” explains Lococo. “You need to know what it is you’re parodying before you parody it.” Junior Psychology major Callie Short, who plays the role of Little Sally, says that avid theatergoers will appreciate the comic references throughout the performance.
One very exciting aspect of Urinetown is its location in Loyola’s new Newhart Family Theatre. As Short explains, “We have access to some really great new technical aspects, so it has been a privilege to see how those all work together.” A key difference in the theatre is the fact that it is a thrust stage, meaning that the audience surrounds the stage on three sides, instead of a proscenium stage in which the audience directly faces the stage. The closeness to the audience is something that Short says is crucial to Urinetown, but as a new setting it takes some getting used to. “It’s been a big adjustment,” says Lococo. “It’s a very different style of staging. It’s much more intimate with the audience, which requires a different sense of geometry when staging.”
Lococo says that he has been very impressed with the cast and design team for the show. “We really have a good time with it,” he says. “The hard work has been really enjoyable, and that doesn’t always happen.” As a cast member, Short says she has absolutely loved working on the production. “It’s interesting; since we did not have as much time to rehearse as a typical musical would, everything was put together much more quickly. We all kind of understood what work we expected from each other, and there has been some really positive collaboration among us,” says Short.
Urinetown will be running from April 12-21st in the Newhart Family Theatre on the 2nd floor of the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (1020 W. Sheridan Rd) on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus. Shows Thursday through Saturday will be at 7:30PM and the Sunday matinee performances will be at 2PM. General admission tickets are $15, but discounts are available for seniors, alumni, faculty and staff, and students (Loyola and non-Loyola). Tickets can be purchased online , by email (BoxOffice@luc.edu), or by phone at (773) 508-8400.
Words by Emily Taft and pictures courtesy of Loyola University