Friday is the end of the work week for most Chicagoans. Of course, if you are travelling backward through time, Friday may be the beginning of the work week. Chicago sports, weather, and of course art exhibits, have Friday references.
You may have heard that many people cook fish on Fridays—Fish Fridays. I cannot verify this for Chicagoans. However, alewife, carp and trout are local fishes, and you are unlikely to catch more of them on Fridays.
Friday the 13 is probably an unlucky day even in Chicago. (Friday the 13th is certainly a mysterious, television series.) In 2013, Chicagoans certainly had their share of very hot Fridays.
No local ordinance bans the creation of art on Fridays. Therefore, if you are Robinson Crusoe, and you want to paint a portrait of Friday on Friday, go ahead. It is unlikely you will be finished by the next day—Saturday; several Fridays may pass before you are finished.
Occasionally, art exhibits may end their shows on Fridays. These exhibits are likely to be in the Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Some art exhibits at Chicago’s Cultural Center may also end on Fridays.
I. Black Friday-Chicago
II. December Fridays-Chicago
III. December Fridays-Chicago Exhibits
IV. Fridays-Chicago Blackhawks
V. Fridays-Chicago Bulls
VI. Fridays-Chicago Cubs
VII. Fridays-Chicago White Sox
VIII. Frying Near a Band Shell
IX. November-Chicago Fridays
X. Oil Frying
Chicago does not have any TGIF restaurants. It is unlikely that there are many Fridays in Chicago’s Blue Pages. On Fridays, winds in Chicago can blow just as strongly as they do Monday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
December Fridays-Chicago Exhibits
On Friday, Dec. 6, the Museum of Contemporary Art has its First Friday. On Friday, Dec. 13, the Art Institute's Open Something Greater is ongoing. On Friday, Dec. 20, the Oriental Institutes's Power & Legacy is ongoing. On Friday, Dec. 27, the Adler Planetarium's A Walk Through Space and Time is ongoing.
The Chicago Bulls are Chicago's, professional, basketball team. This team's logo consists of a red bull that has white horns staring at viewers. This team has won more championships than either the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs or Chicago White Sox.
Frying at the Band Shell
Chicago's Grant Park Band Shell is outside. In 2013, during Chicago's, very hot days, some music lovers probably felt like they were frying on some Fridays. (This band shell has not changed much since 1985.)
In Chicago, even on November Fridays, elm, maple and oak leaves are strewn upon lawns, sidewalks and streets. Usually by early December, city maintenance crews, home owners and apartment landlords have removed most of these leaves.
Oil for Frying
If you are a Chicagoan and you cook fish on Fridays, alewife, catfish and trout are popular fishes. In nearby Lake Michigan, you are more likely to catch alewife than catfish or trout. This photo depicts vegetable oil pouring into an aluminum pan in preparation for cooking fish.