What do you get when you cross an alley in the Loop, one hundred or so Chicagoans of all ages, and steampunk? This month's ACTIVATE, a "pop-up urban experience" that brings together artists, musicians, and performers for a one night celebration of creativity. Jesus and I went last night to see what all the fuss is about, and we were impressed by the unique set up. We saw fire spinners (aka, my former neighbors), an aerial acrobat, body painting, and lots of people in costume. All while enjoying a complimentary drink and frozen popcorn (strange, yet satisfying).