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Friday Face-off // Open House vs Open House

Posted by Sparkfactor on Oct 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This weekend you have a mere 16 hours to tour 200 Chicago architectural jewels.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation's annual Open House is so big that it competes with itself. So this Friday Face-off asks: What building, or two, or five, will you tour this weekend?

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Friday Face-off // Tropics vs Tundra

Posted by Sparkfactor on Jan 9, 2015 5:12:57 PM

This weekend, while you're shut in from the snow and cold, turn on some extreme weather movies. Whether you're fantasizing of heat and humidity or love digging your way out of a blizzard, this week's Friday Face-off sets tundra versus tropics in a movie smackdown.

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Friday Face-off // Halloween vs. Day of the Dead

Posted by Sparkfactor on Oct 31, 2014 12:35:54 PM

The Grim Reaper, dressed in all black and carrying a scythe, is destined to roam the earth, leading humans into the afterlife . . . La Llorona, with her white dress and mournful cries, wanders the great beyond, searching for the children she murdered. Both are terrifying in their own right, but what happens when we pit them against each other in this fall's most frightening face-off: Halloween vs Day of the Dead?

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Friday Face-off // Chicago Marathon vs. Chicago International Film Festival

Posted by Sparkfactor on Oct 10, 2014 3:25:00 PM

Two Marathon events go head-to-head this weekend: the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival. We give you the run-down on both.

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My God Those Are Big Doughnuts

Posted by Sparkfactor on Sep 19, 2014 1:12:00 PM

Friday Face-off // Meat vs. Sugar

Chicago flavor champs Glazed and Infused  take on Wicker upsetters Bee & Tea to see who will rule over Sparkfactor meeting nosh rights. We put a team of six hand-selected doughnuts from the bakery take-out window at "Glazed" up against six meaty treats from the Wicker Park newbies, at Bee & Tea. The arena - a studio full of hungry creatives, just before lunch on a Friday. The format, simple. What get's destroyed first?

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