With a diverse assemblage of gently used phones and replacement parts for major carriers such as Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular, Ideal Wireless indulges the connective needs of even the most garrulous cellular connoisseurs. A fluctuating stock of modern and reliable phones serves as ammo for the cellular cupids at Ideal Wireless to unite your wistful ear with its long-lost wireless soul mate. Customers can trade in last decade’s walkie-talkie or brick-shaped behemoth for sleek models such as the MP3-playing Samsung Twostep ($85) or the LG Bliss ($110), which lives up to its name with an heavenly LCD touch screen and high-resolution camera. Smartphones from powerhouse brands such as Blackberry and Apple start as low as $110.
With more than one million book titles to choose from, Barnes & Noble stocks one of the retail world's largest selections of bound pages, along with a huge assortment of educational toys and games. Keep sprightly scribes from using walls, furniture, and siblings as writing surfaces with the help of LeapFrog’s Scribble & Write ($24.95 online), or indulge kids’ natural passions for outer space and solid detective work with a LEGO Space Police Smash ’n’ Grab set ($19.95 online).
Bye Bye Liver has been busting the chops of mutton- and non-mutton-chopped Chicagoans for the past three years; now, it moves its stage-based bar crawl to Mikey's. The show flows through a series of skignettches, which is comedish for “sketch vignettes,” parodying the intoxicating world of drinking, barhopping, drinking, and drinking. Many interactive games played during the show break down the fourth wall of the theater, fusing the estranged cast and audience into a familiar bunch of suds-soaked pals. Specials served throughout the evening include $12 buckets of four Miller Lites and $4 drinks from the well. All shows are 21+ in accordance with the United States Declaration of Independence.