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    Four for the Weekend | January 14-16, 2022

    Welcome to our latest edition of Fox Valley Magazine’s

    4 FOR THE WEEKEND

    where COVID worries about getting infected by US.

    So let’s get to it, starting with…..


    Whose Line, Indeed

    For comedy-lovers, the “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on TV is absolute gold.

    It started as a British show, a’la “The Office,” but was brought over the pond by Drew Carey and, as is typical of Americans, he supercharged it.

    To be honest, we’re not sure which we liked better. (We mean, come on, the Brit version was hosted by a guy named “Clive.” Clive!)

    Anyway, The Comedy Shrine in Aurora is reprising the genre each weekend utilizing top comedians from around Chicagoland.

    Give it a look. Here in the dark bosom of winter, we could use a little mirth.

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    A Yoko-Free Zone, We Promise

    Is there anybody who doesn’t like the Beatles? Seriously.

    Now, we draw the line at their canonization by “rock critics.” (We put the label in quotes because, c’mon, have you actually read what these guys write? It’s almost always pap that manages to be pretentious while mind-numbingly dull.) They were an extraordinary pop band that had a very large cultural influence. Why can’t we leave it at that?

    Anyway, BritBeat won’t have any of that nonsense. What it will have is fun and nostalgia, which is a pretty good combination.

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    Yes, More from the Venue…

    Another interesting mesh of music genres at The Venue in Aurora this weekend.
    First up is Miles Over Mountains, a quirky bluegrass band that does a version of the Who’s “Teenage Wasteland” that is at once innovative and hilarious. (We couldn’t stop thinking Weird Al accordion covers.)
    On Saturday, a whole ‘nuther kinda vibe with the inscrutable Chanson du Chat, described as a “gypsy jazz style trio.” (We love jazz, and admit to having never heard the phrase “gypsy jazz.”)
    Oh, and Chanson du Chat literally means “song for my cat.” You’re welcome.

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    And Finally…

    Yes, it’s that time of year again.

    Time for bridal shows.

    (That sound you hear is the tightening of thousands of mens’ necks.)

    And first on the list is an interesting one – Naper Settlement.

    While this show involves something like 52 vendors and is an all-purpose kind of thing, we think the venue would be awesome for a nighttime winter wedding, snow falling gently outside, maybe a piano and cello to accompany…

    OK, so we’re romantic fools. Sue us.

    (No, that comes later…..)

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    This weekend’s weather looks reasonably decent for mid-January. Temps are mild (upper 20s, generally), a bit cloudy, with a dusting of snow Friday afternoon and evening. All things considered, not too bad. As ever, plan accordingly.

    If, for whatever reason, none of our fabulous four events doesn’t pop your cork, we’ll be very insulted. However, all hope is not lost. Simply go to www.foxvalleymagazine.com and check out our A+E and Events sections for other ideas.

    Finally, please do us a favor. We would be eternally grateful if you could share this with some of your unsuspecting family, friends and neighbors. We’d also appreciate some love on our Facebook page (see below). Ok, technically it’s a “LIKE,” but don’t be pedantic. Also, that’s actually two favors. We’ll owe you.

    Thanks for reading. Until next time…OH!  One more thing.  If you’re reading this via the website and would like to have this emailed to you bright and early every Friday morning, please SUBSCRIBE!

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