Monday, November 15, 2010


For the rest of November and into December, the Parlor will not be having its usual events during the evenings this week, instead the Parlor has been booked for special events. As the events begin, we will post them here on our blog. For more information or if you would like to book a private event, please call 773-761-3555.

Thank You

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Not sure how to make your resume look good in Microsoft Word, or how to enter a formula in Microsoft Excel? Well we can show you the basics on how to use Microsoft Office to its full potential. Visit  and click on classes for more information.

Generally our classes begin at 1pm and are by appointment only! Schedule yours today!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Join us tonight as we play the classic Nintendo Games. All our systems have Regular and Super Nintendo games ready to play. It all starts at 6pm!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What not to wear at a job interview.

Some job seekers haven't gotten the memo on dressing appropriately for an interview, according to a new OfficeTeam survey of more than 670 HR managers. The managers say that position candidates have shown up wearing beach wear, evening club attire, “fresh from the 1980s” looks and even sweatsuit ensembles. Clearly, OfficeTeam is trying to have some fun with this survey. But there's a serious, underlying message that can benefit IT professionals seeking work: It doesn't take an outrageous choice to be a bad choice. "Although these examples seem absurd, it's easy to make more subtle mistakes when selecting interview attire, particularly among those new to the job hunt," said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. "Ultimately, you want to project professionalism and confidence, and ensure your outfit isn't distracting or causing employers to question your judgment." That said, here are some colorful bad decisions we like from the survey, as well as tips on dressing to get—not lose—the position.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Join us as the SG1 team continue there journey through the Star Gate. It all starts at 8pm tonight!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Join us for Movie Night. Tonight we will be showing Back to the Future. It all starts tonight at 7pm. FREE POPCORN!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Join us for a night of Science Fiction. Tonight we will be showing Star Trek The Next Generation. It all starts at 7pm. FREE POPCORN!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


During the next few months, Quest will be offering computer classes in our Parlor. The classes will consist of desktop publishing, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher, Internet safety and more. Classes are scheduled by appointment only and usually start at 1pm on Sundays and go until 3pm.

For more information visit our website at or call 773-761-3555


Friday, November 5, 2010

Patio Theatre

This is how its done when a community works together. This is a recent picture of the inside of the Patio Theater. A theater that had closed and was unsure if it would ever be open again.

The 1927 Patio Theatre was one of just a few classic moderately-sized single-screen neighborhood movie houses in Chicago not to have been carved up into multiple screens.

The Patio Theatre is located at the corner of Irving Park Road and Austin Avenue in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood.

The Patio's auditorium had a great Atmospheric style effect with twinkling "stars" and drifting "clouds" in a night "sky". The theater has remained unused since it closed in 2001. Work began in the summer of 2010, to restore, for a planned re-opening in early-2011.

Here are some more pictures...


Join us for a night of video games. It all starts at 6pm tonight!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Join us for a night of Monopoly. It all starts at 6pm tonight!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Join us as we continue our Quest with season 6 of Stargate SG1. It all starts at 8pm tonight! FREE POPCORN!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Join us tonight for "Catch me if you Can" in our Parlor. It all starts at 7pm tonight! FREE POPCORN

Monday, October 25, 2010

SCI-FI MONDAY Tonight at 7pm

Join us tonight as we continue our Parlor of Horror events with Star Trek The Next Generation. We will be showing the episode "The Best of Both Worlds" part 1 & 2.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Join us as we continue to watch Stargate SG1 in the 7th season. It all starts at 8pm tonight.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Join us tonight as we watch the classic Amityville Horror followed by Amityville Horror 2. It all starts tonight at 7pm.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Tonight, join us as we show CUBE ZERO followed by CUBE. Our Sci-Fi horror film of the week. It starts tonight at 7pm.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Our Parlor has turned into the Parlor of Horror. Every night during the month of October we will show horror movies. It all starts at 7pm most nights. Stay tuned to our blog for details.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Join us as we rescue Princess Toadstood from Bowser in Mario 3 for regular NES. It all starts tonight at 6pm. $5 donation requested. Play any game from 6pm - midnight!

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Starting tonight, every Thursday we will have game night in our Parlor. You may bring any board game or card game to the parlor or play any of our games. It all starts at 6pm tonight and every Thursday night!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Join us tonight at we watch Star Trek The Next Generation explore the galaxy.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering September 11, 2001

Message from the First Lady on September 11

Good morning,

Nine years ago, nearly three thousand Americans lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Like many Americans, I was shocked and horrified by the attacks on our country. But I was also inspired by the heroism and selflessness of so many of my fellow Americans in the wake of this tragedy.

From the brave men and women of Flight 93 who sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of others, to the first responders who rushed without hesitation to help those in need, to the young men and women who chose to join our Armed Forces following the attacks - these tragic events united Americans in a remarkable spirit of solidarity and compassion.

It’s that spirit of selflessness and service that inspired the first September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance last year. On this day all Americans can honor the brave men and women who lost and risked their lives by serving others in their community.

Tomorrow, I will be volunteering with Mission Serve, an initiative bringing together civilian and military communities through service and volunteerism. Working alongside active duty members of the military, wounded warriors, veterans, military spouses and students, I’ll help renovate a community center at a retirement community for veterans in McLean, Virginia.

You can join me in participating in the National Day of Service by finding a service opportunity in your area on

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kiddieland Gone

On June 30, 2010 on what would have been a very busy day at Kiddieland in Melrose Park, the well-known sign was removed. According to staff it took a little over an hour for the girl to come down. The boy was trickier and staff photographer Suzanne Tennant was there to witness it as crews used torches and crow-bars to pry the little fellow from the perch that has been his home since the late 50's. Passer's by stopped to look up while waiting at the lights and some even pulled over to take photos and video. One family from Park Ridge sat for much of the process to watch. Tammy Sako the mother commented, "It's like going to my grandmother's funeral." The Kiddieland lot will be occupied by a Costco but you will still be able to visit the sign thanks to the Melrose Park Historic Society. The sign will be placed somewhere near Village Hall. (Suzanne Tennant/Staff Photographer)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Message from the President

Good evening,

Today at 8 p.m. EDT, I will address the nation from the Oval Office about the end of the war in Iraq.

We are at a truly historic moment in our nation’s history. After more than seven years, our combat mission in Iraq will end tomorrow.

As both a candidate and President, I promised to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end. Now, we are taking an important step forward in delivering on that promise. Since I took office, we’ve brought nearly 100,000 U.S. troops home from Iraq, millions of pieces of equipment have been removed, and hundreds of bases have been closed or transferred to Iraqi Security Forces.

Our combat mission in Iraq is ending, but our commitment to an Iraq that is sovereign, stable and self-reliant continues. As our mission in Iraq changes, 50,000 U.S. troops will remain in Iraq to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces as they assume full responsibility for the security of their country on September 1. We will forge a strong partnership with an Iraq that still faces enduring challenges.

For nearly a decade, we have been a nation at war. The war in Iraq has at times divided us. But one thing I think all Americans can agree on is that our brave men and women in uniform are truly America’s finest. They have put their lives on the line and endured long separations from their family and loved ones.

All Americans owe our troops, veterans and military families a debt of gratitude for their outstanding service to our nation. Over the past few days, thousands of Americans have taken part in our Saluting Service in Iraq effort on, sending their messages of thanks and support to our troops

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Colony 2 - 9pm Tonight

Join us as we follow the members of the Colony see how it is to live off the grid.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Colony 2 - Tonight 9pm

Join us tonight as we watch the 3rd episode of The Colony on the Discovery Channel.
Need to catch up? Check out this link for what's already happened.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Star Gate Wednesday

Join us tonight as we travel the galaxy through the Star Gate. It all starts tonight at 8pm in our parlor.
Star Gate SG1

Saturday, July 31, 2010

CLEAR Sidewalk Sale - Win an i-pad

Clear will be giving away an i-pad to a lucky winner soon so enter to win at Quest. No purchase necessary or credit card sign up. All thats required is an e-mail address and your name.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thanks Clark Street

Thank you everone for stopping by our booth at the Celebrate Clark Street Festival. We had a lot of fun and it was a pleasure meeting all of you.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Neighborhood Festival

Quest will be at the Celebrate Clark Street Festival this Weekend 1pm - 11pm on Clark Street between Morse and Estes.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


The fleet learns of the death of Phil Harris.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Colony Returns

Courtesy of Discovery Channel

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Rock and Roll Comes Home

After a few days of uncertainty, Rock and Roll comes home to recover. If you hadn't heard the news, a few days ago, Rock and Roll was attacked by a German Sheppard and had lost mobility in his back legs. Rock was at the vet hospital for treatment and was brought home yesterday to the Sherwin on the Lake. Pictured here is Larry Fox and Bill Morton with recovering Rock and Roll. For more info check out

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Join us for Phil's final episode tonight for a special 2 hour Deadliest Catch at 8pm