Wicker Park scene for Jennifer Hudson’s newest music video

An on-line newspaper, dnainfo.com, just posted that Milwaukee Avenue and many of the shops on it were recently backdrops for Jennifer Hudson’s newest video for “Walk it Out”. For more information here is a more recent article about the video: Walk it Out!


Jukebox Opera at Blue Star Wine Bar – April 13th, 2014

Jukebox Opera at Blue Star Wine Bar – April 13th, 2014

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On Sunday, April 13 join in operatic fun at the Blue Star Bistro & Wine Bar for Opera Inter Alia’s “Jukebox Opera”! Located just 2 blocks from Two Urns at 1209 N. Noble Street you can easily find your home after a night out at the opera.
For those unfamiliar, Opera Inter Alia offers a harmonious blend of opera and standard songs – and, as always, finishes strong with a sing-along.
This month they are trying out a new concept – Jukebox Opera – whereby the audience chooses selections from their “jukebox list” to be performed live!
Come and join the fun!
For those of you that know Blue Star’s “Cindy” – she will be performing!
NO COVER CHARGE – just order from our menu and enjoy the music.
RESERVATIONS are highly recommended as our opera nights typically sell out!
Roger Brown Study Center

Roger Brown Study Center

City ExpandingWe treat our Chicago Art Retreat artists to the special collection of the Roger Brown house museum every winter www.chicagoartretreats.org, but you can schedule your own private tour in advance of your arrival to Chicago by emailing rbsc@saic.edu to arrange a tour for $15 (Museum Tour with slide presentation) or $8 (DIY  tour).  This is a great overview of Roger Brown’s work as well as many of the Chicago Imagist artists/educators, who were his colleagues and friends: Ray Yoshida, Christina Ramberg, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Karl Wirsum, Phil Hanson, Don Baum, et al. and includes work by outsider artists: Henry Darger, Jesse Howard and  Joseph Yoakum.  We highly recommend this home/studio tour if you are interested in Brown’s work as an artist/collector, the Chicago Imagist or “Hairy Who” group from the 1970’s.

Appointment: 773-929-2452

or email: rbsc@saic.edu

Your Hosts

We bake our muffins every morning to serve to our guests!

The House of Two Urns was started in 1991 by Kapra Fleming, video artist and photographer, more by chance than by design.  With one guestroom she gradually expanded as her family did with husband, Miguel, joining her and in 2002 he purchased a nearby building that also has B&B guestrooms.    Miguel, an extremely multi-talented artist, sculptor, printmaker, photographer and poet has many of his artworks for sale in the Two Urns gift shop.   More Info

A side garden to the main inn produces lots of fresh berries, fruit, herbs, tomatoes and greens that grace the breakfast table during growing season and as jams year round.  Where else in Chicago can you sit and watch the fruit grow and spread it on some yummy bread the next morning?  Some of the jams include, black raspberry, apricot, currant, gooseberry, strawberry, blackberry and blueberry – all made by Kapra from garden-grown fruits.

We welcome you to our artistically unique home and to garden-fresh goodness every morning!