A surprising block where things are going on.
Started at six and ended well it didn’t end. It rained, of course. Parking, if you were lucky someone just pulled out as you approached. Start with the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery at 15 S J and their exhibition of the Male Form or (Dick show)as one of the Dick boats was attached to the pole outside indicating this is where you want to start your night, this night. A healthy sense of humor and a gift for punning was the de rigueur of the evening there. The jokes flew, and lots of laughter. thanks to T.J.Delaney
Then follow that one way sign right up to the Bamboo Room at 25 s J st. A well-known music venue with the cutest clean-shaven door men. Downstairs doesn’t give away the ambience you see upstairs. Hand selected by the former owner, elegant chandeliers and a custom built s shaped bar. Music show time was 7 p.m and 9:30 show times with two different bands. No cover charge.
By now 9:30 this place was packed and more still arriving. Then a quick stop in to say hi across the street at 12 s J st.. at the Common Ground Coffee shop. Next door at 6 s J is Propaganda and there is a cover charge. They they feature 3 band for the evening and first band starts around 10:10 Didn’t hang in there as it was past my bedtime. Here are their girls. Enroute to car I did a u turn as i passed PoutineDog Cafe 17 s J s. it was still open as I passed its wet windows. This distinct feeling came to me that I know this scene. Aptly named Nighhawks a painting by Edward Hopper. at the Chicago Art Institute.