The Extraordinarium

The Extraordinarium Unique gift shop features toys, games, books/cards, collectibles, knick knacks, posters, odd snacks and art. Free miniature golf (on non-event days-call in advance), a mini-museum, podcast studio (avail for rental at cheap rates) and an event space.

Operating as usual

Crying in yer soup cause you haven't got anything special to do this coming Saturday night?  Fear not...cause we're righ...
09/23/2021

Crying in yer soup cause you haven't got anything special to do this coming Saturday night? Fear not...cause we're right there for you with something very special indeed being held at a wild store that I know in Logan Square called The Extraordinarium. You wont need to cry in your soup anymore...in fact, we wont even have any soup there.

Crying in yer soup cause you haven't got anything special to do this coming Saturday night? Fear not...cause we're right there for you with something very special indeed being held at a wild store that I know in Logan Square called The Extraordinarium. You wont need to cry in your soup anymore...in fact, we wont even have any soup there.

Looking for something to do this Friday night?  I'm not.  I'm gonna be at this cool show at a wild store that I know in ...
09/23/2021

Looking for something to do this Friday night? I'm not. I'm gonna be at this cool show at a wild store that I know in Logan Square called The Extraordinarium. If I'm being honest, I would have to say I think you should be there too.

Looking for something to do this Friday night? I'm not. I'm gonna be at this cool show at a wild store that I know in Logan Square called The Extraordinarium. If I'm being honest, I would have to say I think you should be there too.

09/20/2021
Streamsation

Streamsation

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Tonight in around 45 minutes, its time for another edition of Streamsation (streaming live over at http://www.facebook.c...
09/20/2021

Tonight in around 45 minutes, its time for another edition of Streamsation (streaming live over at http://www.facebook.com/theextraordinarium). I totally misread an email and screwed up the booking to the point where I have no idea what's gonna happen. But I know at the very least there are two bands and a few other things are likely to happen as well. All told, its gonna be a frigid and demoralizing experience...for the world's evil doers that is. For the rest of us...its party time!

Tonight in around 45 minutes, its time for another edition of Streamsation (streaming live over at http://www.facebook.com/theextraordinarium). I totally misread an email and screwed up the booking to the point where I have no idea what's gonna happen. But I know at the very least there are two bands and a few other things are likely to happen as well. All told, its gonna be a frigid and demoralizing experience...for the world's evil doers that is. For the rest of us...its party time!

09/19/2021

We're doing a table read of the movie "Meet The Fockers" this afternoon at my Logan Square store. We still need a Roz Focker and a Judge Ira if you're not up to anything. Hit me up if you think you've got the chops.

Bands sought for weekly Sunday night livestream series produced out of high profile production space in Logan Square.  A...
09/16/2021

Bands sought for weekly Sunday night livestream series produced out of high profile production space in Logan Square. All genres accepted. P.A., stage, lighting and backline drum kit avail on site. Plenty of slots avail starting right away. Hit me up with links to band, questions and/or dates you'd be interested in.

Bands sought for weekly Sunday night livestream series produced out of high profile production space in Logan Square. All genres accepted. P.A., stage, lighting and backline drum kit avail on site. Plenty of slots avail starting right away. Hit me up with links to band, questions and/or dates you'd be interested in.

We thwarted an attempted shoplift/robbery earlier this afternoon at the store.  One guy chatted me up distracting me whi...
09/13/2021

We thwarted an attempted shoplift/robbery earlier this afternoon at the store. One guy chatted me up distracting me while his pal grabbed a stack of action figures and bolted out the door to a waiting get away vehicle. What they didn't count on was Eagle Eye Hoffman seeing the guy sneak the figures and The Rampaging Lee Klawans chasing the guy down. When the getaway car saw us giving chase they peeled out and the thief fell out of the car as it was driving away and Lee subdued him (after the guy hit Lee in the head a bunch of times) until the police arrived. Thanks as well to Isobel Harmon who had the presence of mind to hold down the fort, cause without that the thief's pal who was still in the store might have made off with who knows what. Thanks to both of these fine people helping to defend my store. Shown in this photo is the thief with me and Lee telling him his behavior is unacceptable. We refrained from using the pillowcase full of bars of soap on him.

We thwarted an attempted shoplift/robbery earlier this afternoon at the store. One guy chatted me up distracting me while his pal grabbed a stack of action figures and bolted out the door to a waiting get away vehicle. What they didn't count on was Eagle Eye Hoffman seeing the guy sneak the figures and The Rampaging Lee Klawans chasing the guy down. When the getaway car saw us giving chase they peeled out and the thief fell out of the car as it was driving away and Lee subdued him (after the guy hit Lee in the head a bunch of times) until the police arrived. Thanks as well to Isobel Harmon who had the presence of mind to hold down the fort, cause without that the thief's pal who was still in the store might have made off with who knows what. Thanks to both of these fine people helping to defend my store. Shown in this photo is the thief with me and Lee telling him his behavior is unacceptable. We refrained from using the pillowcase full of bars of soap on him.

09/13/2021
Streamsation

Streamsation

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Streamsation, my "weekly" Sunday night livestreaming series starts in one hour...you have been warned.  Feel like having...
09/13/2021

Streamsation, my "weekly" Sunday night livestreaming series starts in one hour...you have been warned. Feel like having some great and diverse original music mellow your harsh for a while? Well we're right there for you...tonight from 9:11pm till midnight. Great bands, amazing acoustic players and me in a poorly fitting terry cloth bathrobe muttering incoherent ramblings about bottom feeders and social pariahs....oh, wont it be grand!

Streamsation, my "weekly" Sunday night livestreaming series starts in one hour...you have been warned. Feel like having some great and diverse original music mellow your harsh for a while? Well we're right there for you...tonight from 9:11pm till midnight. Great bands, amazing acoustic players and me in a poorly fitting terry cloth bathrobe muttering incoherent ramblings about bottom feeders and social pariahs....oh, wont it be grand!

The Indie Wednesdays show is about to go live here at the Extraordinarium at 8pm and it promises to be a chill and full ...
09/09/2021

The Indie Wednesdays show is about to go live here at the Extraordinarium at 8pm and it promises to be a chill and full on fun scene. We're gonna be going late (last time things didn't even start cookin till 10pm). So if you've got that innersomnia and/or feel the groove to move...come on by and hang with us (2800 N. Milwaukee).

The Indie Wednesdays show is about to go live here at the Extraordinarium at 8pm and it promises to be a chill and full on fun scene. We're gonna be going late (last time things didn't even start cookin till 10pm). So if you've got that innersomnia and/or feel the groove to move...come on by and hang with us (2800 N. Milwaukee).

Oh my glob...guess who's store has (finally) expanded its hours...this store right here baby!  The Extraordinarium now o...
09/07/2021

Oh my glob...guess who's store has (finally) expanded its hours...this store right here baby! The Extraordinarium now open daily from Noon til 7pm!!! For once, my pants size isn't the only thing expanding around here. Come on down and get that lunch time groove goin!

Oh my glob...guess who's store has (finally) expanded its hours...this store right here baby! The Extraordinarium now open daily from Noon til 7pm!!! For once, my pants size isn't the only thing expanding around here. Come on down and get that lunch time groove goin!

09/06/2021

The Extraordinarium is closed today in observance of Labor Day. It is one of only two days we close for because Labor Day is the only holiday that I have a true reverence for. What I feel is important is that we remember how everything we do is exploited and how important it is that we make sacrifices in the fight to achieve equity for all....not just the self appointed few. Whether our work is exploited, ambitious, to support ourselves and loved ones or following a dream...our efforts portray some essential aspect of who we all are. But since the dawn of time, both widespread complacency and atrophy of spirit that most of us are given towards have made it the norm to have the fruits of our achievement become channeled into feeding the goals of demons. Our birthrights, for each of us to be able to enjoy the benefits of our labor, are 6000 years overdue. Today is a day not to celebrate, for we have not achieved our goals, in fact we are being rapidly forced farther from them. Today is a day to remember those few who sacrificed to make this hellish world a little more tolerable, those who have been enslaved and brutalized by our overlords since time began and to plan the further sacrifices needed to finally institutionalize a means of achieving a societal structure within which true equity for all can be both achieved and enshrined.

The Extraordinarium shall be closed to the public on Monday Sept. 6th, 2021 in observation of Labor Day.  It is one of o...
09/03/2021

The Extraordinarium shall be closed to the public on Monday Sept. 6th, 2021 in observation of Labor Day. It is one of only two holidays (the other being New Year's Day) we shut for. Power to the people and such! Here's wishing you all a speedy recovery!

The Extraordinarium shall be closed to the public on Monday Sept. 6th, 2021 in observation of Labor Day. It is one of only two holidays (the other being New Year's Day) we shut for. Power to the people and such! Here's wishing you all a speedy recovery!

Wowsers...its time tonight (9:11pm till Midnight...streaming from right here on this page) for another chill edition of ...
08/29/2021

Wowsers...its time tonight (9:11pm till Midnight...streaming from right here on this page) for another chill edition of Streamsation...the livestream music-centric entertainment show designed as the perfect antidote for a caustic and deflated world. Recharge your brain batteries with a healthy dose tonight...and you'll see why 9 out of 10 doctors recommend Streamsation for those with the bloat and mild consumption. Take two and call me in the morning!!!

Wowsers...its time tonight (9:11pm till Midnight...streaming from right here on this page) for another chill edition of Streamsation...the livestream music-centric entertainment show designed as the perfect antidote for a caustic and deflated world. Recharge your brain batteries with a healthy dose tonight...and you'll see why 9 out of 10 doctors recommend Streamsation for those with the bloat and mild consumption. Take two and call me in the morning!!!

Tonight we are trying out hosting our first live show ever (variety acts with music and comedy) at my store The Extraord...
08/25/2021

Tonight we are trying out hosting our first live show ever (variety acts with music and comedy) at my store The Extraordinarium (2800 N. Milwaukee) put on by renown and accomplished promoter Destinii. Masks required, checking vax cards at the door. $20 suggested donation, all ages and BYOB. Strict occupancy limit, so get here early. Doors at 8pm...goes till midnight.

Tonight we are trying out hosting our first live show ever (variety acts with music and comedy) at my store The Extraordinarium (2800 N. Milwaukee) put on by renown and accomplished promoter Destinii. Masks required, checking vax cards at the door. $20 suggested donation, all ages and BYOB. Strict occupancy limit, so get here early. Doors at 8pm...goes till midnight.

08/25/2021

Here is a new box o' stuff from my store The Extraordinarium (2800 N. Milwaukee open 1-7pm daily) made up entirely out of things I found on the front desk. I projected a little bit of different energy than usual on this one...choosing to go with Hee Haw's Junior Samples low key sales approach. I figure if I'm nonchelant enough about what we have for sale, y'all wont catch that whiff of my usual stench of desperation and resignation that's underlying all the rest of our Box O'Stuff videos.

08/23/2021
Streamsation

Streamsation

Live events, productions and caterwaulings brought to you by and from The Extraordinarium in Chicago.

Less than an hour now...at 9:11pm, another edition of Streamsation hits the airwaves.  Four dynamic acts, cool new host,...
08/23/2021

Less than an hour now...at 9:11pm, another edition of Streamsation hits the airwaves. Four dynamic acts, cool new host, and maybe Aunt Bertha? Watch right here at the extraordinarium home page!

Less than an hour now...at 9:11pm, another edition of Streamsation hits the airwaves. Four dynamic acts, cool new host, and maybe Aunt Bertha? Watch right here at the extraordinarium home page!

Proud to announce my new book "The Clipboard Hall Of Fame" (temporarily...due to the usual snaphus I seem to be singled ...
08/20/2021

Proud to announce my new book "The Clipboard Hall Of Fame" (temporarily...due to the usual snaphus I seem to be singled out for...only avail in hard copies at my store) a fun coffee table book commemorating the intentionally underwhelming Hall Of Fame section in the store that is meant to be so unimpressive that induction into this Hall Of Fame is actually an insult. Its pretty short and pithy, but the lists and categories of inductees get pretty weird and oblique in a big hurry making this book the perfect companion for any rainy day cant get out of your own way mood.

Proud to announce my new book "The Clipboard Hall Of Fame" (temporarily...due to the usual snaphus I seem to be singled out for...only avail in hard copies at my store) a fun coffee table book commemorating the intentionally underwhelming Hall Of Fame section in the store that is meant to be so unimpressive that induction into this Hall Of Fame is actually an insult. Its pretty short and pithy, but the lists and categories of inductees get pretty weird and oblique in a big hurry making this book the perfect companion for any rainy day cant get out of your own way mood.

08/18/2021

After a long hiatus, Box O' Stuff has returned to The Extraordinarium. Check out these latest impossible finds regaled in regal fashion by yours truly as I go cuckoo yet again for these wild items. Apparently neither illness, nor violently reckless abuse from hospitals, nor non-stop covid restrictions, nor seemingly intentional neglect from government officials to protect small businesses at risk from going under has kept me from my appointed nuttiness.

08/16/2021
Streamsation

Streamsation

Live events, productions and caterwaulings brought to you by and from The Extraordinarium in Chicago.

Streamsation, my (mostly) weekly livestream music show is back and shall be coming to you in about a half hour.  So load...
08/16/2021

Streamsation, my (mostly) weekly livestream music show is back and shall be coming to you in about a half hour. So load your water pipes, bust out your lemon drop bathtub corn squeezins and get a whole swath of comfort foods ready....READY TO ROCK!!! Check it out here - https://www.facebook.com/TheExtraordinarium

Streamsation, my (mostly) weekly livestream music show is back and shall be coming to you in about a half hour. So load your water pipes, bust out your lemon drop bathtub corn squeezins and get a whole swath of comfort foods ready....READY TO ROCK!!! Check it out here - https://www.facebook.com/TheExtraordinarium

08/14/2021

I've got a couple guest slots this afternoon on my livestreaming radio show any of you all are down to clown, do some promotion for your notions, or spin to win. Logan Square area in windowfront studio for crying out loud. Feel like a big shot in a world full of small fries....ooops, I said "fries." Now I'm triggered to binge eat. See what you made me do!!!

08/13/2021

Need a couple more artists for a pop up market at The Extraordinarium (2800 N. Milwaukee) for this coming Saturday (1-7pm). $20 table fee. With resurging covid we've got to make this one masks only. We've got our livestream radio show going on that day on que4(dot)org and we'll be looking to get our guests from the market...so you also get to hype up your side hustle as well.

Bands needed for established livestream weekly Sunday night series produced out of space in Logan Square.  Must be aweso...
08/04/2021

Bands needed for established livestream weekly Sunday night series produced out of space in Logan Square. Must be awesome, sexy, punctual and sexy. Nothing else matters to me...talent is optional.

Bands needed for established livestream weekly Sunday night series produced out of space in Logan Square. Must be awesome, sexy, punctual and sexy. Nothing else matters to me...talent is optional.

Streamsation, a livestream show featuring maximum levels of high test music ramped up to ultra mega.  Two bands and a so...
08/02/2021

Streamsation, a livestream show featuring maximum levels of high test music ramped up to ultra mega. Two bands and a solo acoustic act should provide the perfect backdrop to the triumphant return of America's biggest reject nobody...none other than Flabby Hoffman. Its the perfect way to chillax without having to shell out the big buckaroos or being part of the problem instead of the solution. I don't know you...that's my purse!!!

Streamsation, a livestream show featuring maximum levels of high test music ramped up to ultra mega. Two bands and a solo acoustic act should provide the perfect backdrop to the triumphant return of America's biggest reject nobody...none other than Flabby Hoffman. Its the perfect way to chillax without having to shell out the big buckaroos or being part of the problem instead of the solution. I don't know you...that's my purse!!!

08/01/2021

Last shot to join in on the pop up art market at The Extraordinarium (2800 N. Milwaukee) for today 1-7pm, low fees, happy fun time store. Owner of the store blacklisted from mainstream distribution avenues for all postings, bookings and promo cause his philosophy, knowledge and dedication to creating equity for all in this world has made the power apparatus anxious.

07/30/2021

Last shot to join in on the pop up art market at The Extraordinarium (2800 N. Milwaukee)for this coming Sunday. 1-7pm, low fees, happy fun time store. Owner of the store blacklisted from mainstream distribution avenues for all postings, bookings and promo cause his philosophy, knowledge and dedication to creating equity for all in this world has made the power apparatus anxious.

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2800 N, Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
60618

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 12pm - 7pm
Wednesday 12pm - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 7pm
Friday 12pm - 7pm
Saturday 12pm - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 7pm

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+17737998120

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Get Vaxxed! Today free Covid Vaccine until 5pm.
Art fair today until 6pm, please stop by
see you guys 2/28!
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Oh what fun!