2022 Insidewalk Sale

InSidewalk Sale Returns
March 18-20, 2022

Featuring the Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange on March 19 at 5228 N Clark from 11AM-1PM

Participating Businesses Include:

AlleyCat Comics |  5304 N Clark 
 20% off all Warhammer game sets, figure models, paints & tools

Andersonville Antiques | 5254 N Clark 
20% off speciality marked items 

Andersonville Galleria | 5247 N Clark
Spend $100 or more and receive a $25 Gift Certificate towards your next purchase 

Andersonville Kitchen & Bath |  5038 N Clark 
Water luminaries and Window vases by Modgy! Water luminaries expand with water and come with water activated LED tealights to create a soothing environment for your space

Big City Optical | 5653 N Clark  
New customers without insurance receive a $49 dollar comprehensive exam with 25% off complete pairs, 25% off all Ray Ban Sun and others (not including Dita or Maui Jim.) Insurance customers receive  an extra 10% off orders, Contacts and Glasses! 

Brown Elephant | 5404 N Clark 

Bryn Mawr Jewelry | 5139 N Clark
Bryn Mawr Jewelry will be offering up to 50% off select items in store

Buffalo Exchange | 5252 N Clark 
50% select items in store, free bolas with purchase of $75 with $50 raffle for gift card 

Cowboys & Astronauts | 1478 W Summerdale  
20% off already marked down winter items

CBD Kratom | 5303 N Clark 
Offering the following "Sweet Dreams" Deal: Free Caramel 3-pack with purchase $80+.

Chicatolia | 5209 N Clark
Purses 20% off, Backpacks 30% off, Apparel up to 40% off, Rest of the store 10%

Dearborn Denim | 5202 N Clark 
10% everything in store with new Women's spring collection 

Early to Bed I 5044 N Clark 
Inside store sale items, gift grab bags deeply discounted, use code “Andersonville” for 15% off purchases online

Foursided | 5061 N Clark
20%* off select items in store March 19-20
*discount does not apply to custom framing, already marked down purchases, gift cards or custom gifts

Graham Crackers Comics  | 5028 N Clark 
Sale on new products, new summer stock, T-shirts and select Graphic Novels on sale!

GL Home Decor |  5225 N Clark 
Floor model clearance, overstock/discounted items on sale

Jameson Loves Danger | 5208 N Clark 
50% off select toys, food and treats for both dogs and cats, items will be featured on their front table! You’ll find everything from cases of your pets favorite food on sale to other select surprise goodies. 

Mercantile M | 5409 ½ Clark
Up to 50% off select merchandise in store!

Milk Handmade | 5137 N Clark
Many clearance items throughout the store. Purchasing any sale item this weekend will get you 15% off all full priced merchandise, all weekend!

Play Toys and Books | 5311 N Clark 
low sale prices on all dings, dents, tents, displays and downright fun items! 

RAYGUN | 5207 N Clark 
Buy one get one free sale items & 10% total purchase

Rattleback Records | 5405 N Clark
25-50% off brand new Vinyl LP’s, $1 used LP’s, $0.50 used CD’S, $0.25 used cassette tapes 

Roulette 18 @ Kopi Cafe | 5317 N Clark
10% off Roulette 18 Designed By Me Jewelry

Sandbox Baby Boutique | 5349 N Clark
Loads of discounted merchandise up to 25% off!

School of Rock Andersonville |  5600 N Ridge
Use coupon code “Andersonville” to receive 20% summer camp options 

Sine Qua Non Salon | 5057 N Clark 
20% product purchases for Andersonville residents

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark
Fyndhörna on a shelf in the store to score some great deals, also 50% and more on selected store items. March 20 is the last day to see the current exhibit “Art for all” special guest, art curator; Cori North, will be speaking at 12PM in the Gallery 

Uncharted Books | 5140 N Clark 
Mystery date with a book! Find a new date with a book with their mystery book promotion! 

The Wooden Spoon I 5047 N Clark

2022 Vintage Market

Andersonville Vintage Market

Sponsored by SCOUT + Design

Dates: July 17, August 21, September 18, 2022

Location: 1500 W Catalpa (between Clark and Ashland)

Hours: 10AM-3PM | $5 suggested donation

*Vendors by Dates

September 18, 2022

Antique Rose
Beauty Marked
Brody Antiques
Cloina Store
Eesome Vintage
Edgewater Candles
Goodbye Tony: Sin Pantalones
Jewelry Finds and More
Junkin' with George & Jerry
Lee Merrick Antiques
Primaries Vintage
RareJule Vintage - FASHION
Revival a Go-Go
Ruby Baby Vintage
Russell Myers Hosted by Mercantile M
SCOUT + Design
Sylvia’s Back Room
Ted Argiris - WNE Trader, INC
Valentine Vintage x Mister Baby
Walter Myers Modern


July 17, 2022

Brody Antiques
Eesome Vintage
Edgewater Candles
Goodbye Tony's Goods
Jewelry Finds and More
Lee Merrick Antiques
Lottie Dottie Vintage
Poly Golightly Vintage
Ruby Baby Vintage
Russell Myers Hosted by Mercantile M
SCOUT + Design
Sylvia’s Back Room
Ted Argiris - WNE Trader, INC
Valentine Vintage x Mister Baby
Walter Myers Modern
Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

August 21, 2022

Brecken’s Closet
Brody Antiques
Cloina Store
Edgewater Candles
Jewelry Finds and More
Junkin' with George & Jerry
Kathryns Kollection
Lee Merrick Antiques
Lottie Dottie Vintage
Primaries Vintage
Real Vintage Swag
Revival a Go-Go
Ruby Baby Vintage
Russell Myers Hosted by Mercantile M
SCOUT + Design
Ted Argiris - WNE Trader, INC
The Twentieth Decorative Arts LLC
Urban Salvage
Valentine Vintage x Mister Baby
Vintage Bodega
Walter Myers Modern
Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

While out and about on these beautiful Sundays please stop and enjoy brunch at many of our local restaurants along Clark Street. Also bounce around to our many vintage brick and mortars shops such as Foursided, Uncharted Books, The Bryn Mawr Jewelry Company, Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities, Buffalo Exchange, Andersonville Antiques, The Brown Elephant, Rattleback Records, Mercantile M, Roost Chicago, and Brownstone Antiques!

Holiday Dining & Events

Holiday Experiences in Andersonville

Holiday Food, Dining, and Drinks

Chicago Foodways Tours | Online | The Great Chicago Cookie Box
Send your loved ones, clients and friends a unique Chicago experience that supports family bakeries. The Great Chicago Cookie Box contains a variety of 30 cookies from 8 different bakeries representing the international and local flavors that make Chicago so delicious. Click here to order

defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery | Holiday Orders | 1477 W Balmoral
The December holiday order form is here! Click on this link to view details and place your order. Holiday selections are also available at the window, while supplies last!

First Slice Pie Cafe | 5357 N Ashland | Holiday Pre-Orders
It's that time of year, snowflakes, creating memories and PIE! When you invite First Slice to your table you not only take the burden off yourself but you also help fill a plate of someone in need. Click here for the holiday pre-order details!

Lost Larson | 5318 N Clark | Saffron Bun & Christmas Pre-Orders
Saffron Bun (Lussekatter) pre-orders available for pickup on December 10, 11, 14 and are also available in store 12/7 - 12/18 on a limited basis. Christmas pre-orders are now open for pick-up December 23-24

Smack Dab | 6730 N Clark | Holiday Pre-Orders
Offering Christmas & Hanukkah goodies including limited amounts of Sufganiyot Donuts! Guests must pre-order these treats by using the online reservation system by clicking here.

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar | 5553 N Clark | Holiday Cheese & Charcuterie
Let them build you a Beautiful Board! Order here

Meeting House Tavern | 5025 N Clark | Big Gay Holiday Gayme Show | December 13 | 8PM-10PM
Win prizes, laugh, drink and be merry! Join Sofonda Booz and her elves, Josh and Johnny from Choose Your Own Game Night during the BIG Gay Holiday Gayme Show. Click here for event details

Bar Roma | 5101 N Clark | Christmas Eve Dining | December 24 | 4:30PM-10:30PM
Welcoming guests for a celebratory Christmas Eve dinner. In addition to the regular dinner menu, executive chef Fred Ramos will feature an array of holiday specials. For menu & table reservations, click here!

Big Jones | 5347 N Clark | Christmas Eve Reveillon | December 24 | 4PM-8PM
Reservations are available for their annual Creole Reveillon dinner, click here for menu and more details!

Atmosphere | 5355 N Clark | New Year’s Eve | December 31 | 6PM-3AM
DJ Ron G & DJ Riley York. Celebrate the evening with a champagne toast! Featuring hot dancers and a video countdown, no cover! Click here for details

Bar Roma | 5101 N Clark | New Year’s Eve Specials | December 31 | 4:30PM-10:30PM
Ring in 2023 with authentic Italian cuisine at Bar Roma in Andersonville! On Saturday, December 31, Chef Fred Ramos will offer an array of New Year's Eve dinner specials!

Big Jones | 5347 N Clark | A Celebration of the New Year | December 31 | 5PM-10PM
Reservations are available for their annual New Year's Eve dinner, click here for menu and more details!

The SoFo Tap | 4923 N Clark | New Year's Eve Countdown | December 31 | 9pm-3am
Looking for a NO cover, NO attitude NYE? Their annual bear fest is back and ringing in 2023 with a music video countdown featuring all your favorites. Hosted by DJ Bearbie and a free bubbles toast at midnight!

Holiday Gifts & Shopping

Give the Gift of Andersonville 2022 | Online
Something Profound Weddings third annual gift giving guide featuring Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Members! Each gift suggestion is linked to the business webpage. Many of these businesses can ship gifts directly or even gift wrapping! Take a look - there’s so much more to see and shop locally on each site and in store. Click here for the guide!

Holiday Celebrations & Workshops

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark | Julmarknad | December 3-4
Julmarknad is the Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase. Visit the Children’s Museum for crafts, games and a special visit from Santa. It is entertainment for the whole family and includes kaffestuga, Lucia processions and folk dancers. Click here for details

KOVAL Distillery | 4241 N Ravenswood | Wreath Making Workshop | December 6 | 7PM
Join Vivant Gardening Services and Linda Laake Designs for a festive wreath workshop on KOVAL's distillery platform! Click here to view event

GUS®| Original Gus Giordano Dance School | 5230 N Clark | December 9 | 5:30PM
GUS® Holiday Show at Senn High School! Free to the public!

CirquesExperience | 5900 N Glenwood | Wheel thru the Season | December 10 | 5PM-6:30PM
Join them at the Senn High School on December 10, 2022- as their kids and teenagers bring the magic of the circus to your holiday celebration. Wheel acrobatics and gymnastics with music in the spirit of the holiday season! Click here for event details and tickets

KOVAL Distillery | 4241 N Ravenswood | Trashy Holiday Market | December 10 | 12PM-5PM
Join KOVAL and Nowhere Collective for a holiday market in the distillery! This market will feature local Chicago Makers using only reclaimed materials, repurposing less-than-loved stuff and promoting circular activities. Click here for details

Meeting House Tavern | 5025 N Clark | Ornament Decorating | December 14 | 8PM-11PM
Ornament Decorating hosted by local artist Wil Velez. Click here for details!

StudioUs | 4806 N Clark | Holiday Workshops | December 19 - January 6 | 10AM-3PM
Sign up for Holiday Workshops offered Monday through Friday, view the workshops and details by clicking here

Chicago Magic Lounge | 5050 N Clark |  New Year’s Eve Celebration | December 31
Make your New Year’s Eve extraordinary! Surround yourself with magic in the elegant Art Deco-style cabaret for a special Signature Show performance to ring in the New Year. The evening starts with close-up magic performed right at your cabaret table by their talented house magicians- followed by a 60-minute stage show featuring some of the best magicians working today. At the end of the mainstage show, countdown to the New Year, share a champagne toast, and welcome the arrival of 2023. Click here for tickets!

2022 Year of Chicago Dance

2022 Year of Chicago Dance

2022 Year of Chicago Dance Events

Let's Dance! Andersonville x Year of Chicago Dance | Saturday, April 30 from 11AM-4PM

Updated 4/29/22! Let's Dance! Andersonville x Year of Chicago Dance has been moved to the former Akira space at 5228 N Clark from  11AM - 4PM on Saturday, April 30, for a day of celebration! Learn Bollywood, Salsa Rueda, Nordic Folk Dance, and more. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the community day of dance!  We want to send a special thank you to all of our incredible event partners and sponsors who make this event possible: Chicago Dance Supply, Swedish American Museum, Edgewater Historical Society, Helen Peirce Elementary School, and State Representative Kelly Cassidy. Water provided by Boxed Water!

Trey Elder of Quiet Pterodactyl will serve as emcee and Music Mix Master Guru. Photography by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth will be available for download after the event at lenihoppenworth.com. Select portions of Let’s Dance Andersonville! will livestream on Facebook at facebook.com/chicagodances.

Performance Schedule!

11AM – Helen C. Peirce School (Bollywood)
11:30AM – Desueño Dance (Salsa)
12PM– Illinois Center for Kathak (Kathak)
12:30PM – Chicago Casineros (Rueda de Casino)
1PM– Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago (Nordic Folk Dance)
2PM – Chicago Tap Theatre (Tap) 
2:15PM Glenwood Dance Studio (Hustle & Jitterbug)
3PM – Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Youth Company (Tangos Flamenco)
3:15PM –  312 Movement (Argentine Tango)
3:45PM – The Met Down (Hip Hop) 
4PM – Joel Hall Dancers (Urban Jazz)

Trey Elder of Quiet Pterodactyl will serve as emcee and Music Mix Master Guru. Photography by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth will be available for download after the event at lenihoppenworth.com. Select portions of Let’s Dance Andersonville! will livestream on Facebook at facebook.com/chicagodances.

Participating Groups:

312 Movement

Jenny - as an artist, musician, and Latin dance instructor for many years, Jenny found her true calling in dancing and sharing her understanding of tango. With athleticism and grace, she flows effortlessly through complex movements, always with a strong connection to the music and her partner. Her years as a salsa dancer (teacher) also contribute a distinctive flavor that is both engaging and entertaining.

Rod - has been dancing all his life. Although his background early in his life has been mostly in hip hop and street dancing, he has fully committed himself to Argentine Tango. One can still see the lasting influence of his street dancing in his innovative tango style.

Together – (since 2009) they believe that connection, musicality, and technique are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of Tango. In their classes they want to concentrate on how to be comfortable inside the embrace, based on the logic and naturalness of the movement. They travel all around the U.S. as well as abroad to perform and share their tango knowledge at festivals and weekend workshops.

In Chicago, their classes are taught with an eye on encouraging and nurturing individual artistic styles while at the same time stressing the core movements and strong values of traditional tango. Their infectious energy and love of the dance has created a large following of students in Chicago and the surrounding area. They are the founders of 312 Movement, which organizes events (monthly milongas and weekend workshops), djaying, performing, and teaching.

Chicago Casineros

Chicago Casineros is a group of friends and dancers who dance Cuban-style salsa, which is known as "Casino" and "Rueda de Casino."
They will be doing a demo of Rueda de Casino, which is danced in a formation with a caller. The caller shouts out moves and the group executes them together, constantly changing partners. This is a social dance style, and our dance group has different levels of experience! They will welcome beginners to a workshop following their demo and will dance to Timba Cubana by Roly Maden!

Chicago Tap Theatre

Chicago Tap Theatre, one of the most critically well-regarded dance companies in Chicago, has a multifaceted mission: to preserve America’s indigenous dance form, to promote that dance through story-based shows and innovative presentation, to educate the community and make tap dance accessible to a broad spectrum of people and to foster relationships with other arts organizations. CTT's upcoming events include our annual Gala, A National Tap Dance Day Celebration in collaboration with M.A.D.D. Rhythms, two summer intensives, and our final show of our 19th season! Additionally, CTT offers weekly tap dance classes for all levels at Visceral Dance Center! For more information, please visit us at www.chicagotaptheatre.com!

Desueño Dance:

Desueño is a dance company that fuses Afro-Latin, Jazz, Contemporary, and Salsa dancing. Desueño shares dance through performance, dance instruction, and social dancing. Under the direction of Denita Inez, the company focuses on creating artistic works that connect to people. They offer classes, workshops, and a dance community - both online and in person. The Desueño mission is to bring the joy of dance to people. Desueño Dance is pleased to present a medley of Salsa routines to celebrate Let's Dance! Andersonville x Year of Chicago Dance. They have members of our Latin footwork team performing pieces from our current season. Stay after the performance to dance along with us and learn to dance Salsa, one of the most popular dances in the world.

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Youth Company

The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Youth Company dancers are blooming roses in the garden of Chicago’s very own Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater’s pre-professional training program. These young dancers are our pride and joy. Young dancers develop their talents by means of various afterschool programs and community classes offered by the professional company and then auditioning into the Young Company. We invite you to discover our upcoming classes for young and old, as well Flamenco Passion – our summer American Spanish Dance & Music Festival: https://ensembleflamencopassion.org/

Glenwood Dance Studio

Learn the basics of two fun social dance styles in these thirty-minute classes with Katie DeSalvo of Glenwood Dance Studio. Hustle is a night-club style dance made popular in the 70s, but which can be danced to many types of current pop music. Jitterbug is a type of swing dance that is accessible for beginners, but still has lots of style and flair. These mini-classes can be done with or without a partner - no experience is needed. Come get your toes a-tapping and join in the fun!

Helen C. Peirce School

7th grade Peirce students explore dance through different cultural lenses, metaphorically traveling the world one dance step at a time! Through these inquiries, students take a brief look at culture, communication and expression as it manifests through movement. Of the many countries and dance forms we investigated, Bollywood truly spoke to our collective energy this year, lifting our spirits and moving our feet. The term "Bollywood" refers to Mumbai's film industry (the world's largest film industry in terms of films produced and released each year). The dances found within Bollywood films combine both classical and contemporary forms of dance, to include Indian folk dance, salsa and hip hop, to name a few. Enjoy a brief taste of the steps we both learned and loved within our 7th grade dance adventures!

Illinois Center for Kathak

Illinois Center for Kathak is a dance school teaching the traditional style of Kathak, a North Indian dance form. Kathak is referred to as the dance of story teller - with expression, graceful movement, blazing spins and fancy footwork, kathak brings stories to life. At ICKathak they help people dance their stories using traditional rhythmic vocabulary.

Joel Hall Dancers 

Founded to showcase and celebrate the artistry of Black and LGBTQIA+ performers, Joel Hall Dancers & Center stands as the embodiment of Joel’s life-long passion for creating, performing and teaching dance artistry and technique. Urban Jazz, Joel Hall's signature style, utilizes movement from classic jazz, lindy, street styles, modern, ballet, and contemporary dance. Choreographies are based upon the human experience, street life and authentic expression of the spirit. First Company dancer Melissa Metro will be leading a demonstration and dance party focusing on Jazz as a social dance and how it still is influencing popular dance today.

Nordic Folk Dancers

The Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago are a Scandinavian Folk Dance group that performs throughout the Chicagoland area. They do a wide variety of programs for an even more diverse audience – from preschools and senior centers, to major museums and businesses, to small private parties and large ethnic festivals. They take pride in who they are, what they do and what they make possible. They link and connect people to the rich culture and heritage of the Scandinavian countries through dance, music and costumes. They simply love to dance and to share their dances with others – always including audience participation dances. Why just watch when you can get up and dance, they'll show you how.

The Met Down with Melissa Metro

The Met Down is a collective born out of the pandemic that started as a group of friends who just liked dancing together. Many of them share a common training in Joel Hall's jazz and hip hop. They are multi-ethnic, multi-talented and just a fun time to be around. They will be performing a hip hop piece that starts with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, celebrates the Queen of Hip Hop, Missy Elliot, and pays tribute to the Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles.


Chicago Reader Awards


Best Established Theater Company – The Neo-Futurists (runner up)

Best New Poetry Collection by a Chicagoan - There Are Trans People Here by H. Melt (runner up)

Best Off-Loop Theater Company – The Neo-Futurists (winner), Raven Theatre (runner up)

Best Original Digital Content – Theater – The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral, Neo-Futurists (winner)



Best Alderperson – Andre Vaquez, 40th Ward (runner up)

Best Chiropractor – Chiro One Wellness Center Andersonville (runner up)

Best Dentist – Northside Dental (winner)

Best Northside Neighborhood – Andersonville (winner)



Best Gym – Cheetah Gym (runner up)


Best Comics Shop – AlleyCat Comics (winner)

Best Dancewear Shop – Chicago Dance Supply (winner)

Best Garden Store – Gethsemane Garden Center (winner)

Best Hair Salon – Sine Qua Non (winner)

Best Independent Bookstore – Women and Children First (winner)

Best Landscape Company – City Grange (winner)

Best Local Clothing Designer – Sophia Reyes (winner) - Sold at Milk Handmade

Best Pet Store – Urban Pooch (winner), Jameson Loves Danger (runner up)

Best Picture Framing Store – Foursided (winner)

Best Place To Buy Local Wares – Andersonville Galleria (winner), Foursided (runner up)

Best Place To Buy Men’s Clothing – Cowboys and Astronauts (winner)

Best Place to Buy Women’s Clothing – Milk Handmade (runner up)

Best Retail Shop – Brown Elephant (winner)

Best Sexy Toy Shop – Early To Bed (winner)

Best Shoe Store – Alamo Shoes (winner)

Best T-Shirt Shop – Strange Cargo (winner), Raygun (runner up)



Best Established Bar – Hopleaf (winner)

Best Lesbian Bar – Nobody’s Darling (winner)

Best New Bar – Nobody’s Darling (winner)

Best Venue for Magic Shows – Chicago Magic Lounge (winner)



Best Adult-Use Dispensary – Dispensary 33 (winner)

Best Local CBD Source – CBD Kratom (runner up)

Best Medical Cannabis Dispensary – Dispensary 33 (winner)



Best Bakery – Lost Larson (winner)

Best Bang for Your Buck – Taste of Lebanon (runner up)

Best Beer Garden – Hopleaf (winner)

Best Bread – Lost Larson (runner up)

Best Cheesemonger – Stamper Cheese (runner up) - Farmers market vendor

Best Cooking Classes – The Wooden Spoon (runner up)

Best Falafel – Taste of Lebanon (runner up)

Best Home Garden Supply – Gethsemane Garden Center (winner)

Best Liquor Store – Andersonville Wine & Spirits (runner up)

Best Local Distillery – Koval (winner)

Best Local Farmer – Nichols Farm & Orchard (runner up) Farmers Market vendor

Best Local Spirit – Koval (winner)

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant – Middle East Bakery & Grocery (runner up)

Best Socially Distanced Dining – Parson’s Chicken & Fish (winner)


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