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Meet the Legendary Ron Jeremy & Nikki Benz at Hustler Chicago

Friday, December 2, 2011 from 7:00PM-9:00PM

Hustler – 3161 N. Broadway in Chicago

Meet the legendary RON JEREMY & Penthouse Pet of the Year NIKKI BENZ as they sign copies of their DVDs! First 20 customers receive a free gift bag!

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Free


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A Night at the Fine Arts Buidling in Memory of the Late Jeffrey A Berger

A Night at the Fine Arts Building

Friday, December 9, 2011 from 5:00PM-10:00PM

The Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

FREE Admission

We are celebrating our 3rd annual Night at the Fine Arts Building!  Come enjoy the festivities at the Nation’s oldest artist colony. All of our artist studios will be open and there will be dance, music recitals, theatre, and workshops. Enjoy a glass of wine and walk the 10 floors of the famed Fine Arts Building, which Frank Lloyd Wright, Ezra Pound, and L. Frank Baum (amongst many other notables) called home.

For additional information please visit

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Posted by on November 25, 2011 in Art, Free, Holiday


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McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Chicago 2011

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade 2011

Chicago’s McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Brief:

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on November 24, 2011 and features giant inflatables, marching bands, dancers and more.

Where: State Street from Congress to Randolph

When: Thursday, November 24, 2011 (Thanksgiving Day)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Admission: FREE!

Getting to the Parade by Public Transportation:

CTA Red Line subway to any stop along the parade route — Jackson, Monroe or Washington stops. Alternately, CTA Brown/Orange/Green line to the Library/State/Van Buren stop.

About the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade:

Hey, New York isn’t the only one with a Thanksgiving Day parade. Chicago puts on its own pretty great turkey day spectacular, thank you very much, and has done so since 1934. The State Street Thanksgiving Parade is attended by over 400,000 spectators and features over 100 participating “units”, including marching bands, floats, horses, drill teams, circus performers, and more.

The parade also features huge character balloons, some topping out at 50 feet tall. Previous years’ cast of balloon characters have included Elmo, the Pink Panther, the Cookie Monster, Popeye, Kermit the Frog, Bear in the Big Blue House, Strawberry Shortcake, Tom Turkey, Rudolph, The Nutcracker, Big Bird, Animal and Billy Blazes. Trust me that the people holding on to the long ropes tethering the balloons hope that the Windy City does not live up to its name on that day…

So if you’re fretting being in Chicago instead of NYC on Thanksgiving, head on down to the State Street Thanksgiving Parade, stand in front of the Macy’s, and you’ll never know the difference.

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Free, Holiday


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Second Annual PIC – Celebrating ‘Photographers In Chicago’

Join the Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago Chair Committee as the celebrate Photographers In Chicago (PIC). 

Monday, November 28, 2011 from 6:00PM-9:00PM

1266 north milwaukee avenue
Dress ~ Cocktail Attire ~ Black and White Theme

Gowns by Anna Fong ~ Boris Powell ~ Elda De la Rosa ~ Karol Barrero
Models – Nicole Townsend ~ Beba Georgieva ~ Cassandra ~ Freida Medina 
Entertainment ~ Steve Biossat Trio sponsored by Amir Attaie of BCMS
Drawings of guests by Rosemary Fanti
Publicity – Margaret O’Connor of MarCon Communications
Couture Coordinator ~ Julia Jacobs-Sanford
Floral Designs – Events Galindo sponsored by Gary Kahn
Black and White gift bags courtesy Mark Roscoe Design, with gifts from Leah Chavie Salon,
Arbonne courtesy Cheryl Wedell and Ladies Night Chicago courtesy Shari Duffy
Photo Video – Joe Black
Vintage snapshots display courtesy Lincoln Antique Mall
Black Lincoln Town Car provided by
Rolls Royce provided by

Complimentary Event ~ Valet Parking Available
Further information, phone and RSVP – Steve – 773-252-5171 ~ Javier – 773-910-4663 ~ Sandra 773-495-5201
Cash Bar ~ Complimentary superlative Tocco pizza and hors d’oeuvres served from 6-9PM
Complimentary “Photo Shots” at bar for photographers

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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Free, Holiday


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Chicago Chocolate Tours Invites you to our 6th Anniversary Party

Chicago Chocolate Tours Invites you to our 6th Anniversary Party

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

MySpa at the Fairmont, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago

RSVP to or 312-929-2939

Refreshments will be served. $9 validated parking.

Chocolate Swap: Please bring a bar, and take a bar

Charity Partner: Deborah’s Place , helping women and families break the cycle of homelessness. Please bring new winter hats or toiletries to donate if you choose.

Thank you for 6 sweet years and counting!

Professional or cocktail attire                                                                                 

Uplift Through Chocolate!

See all Chicago Chocolate Tours Events HERE!

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Free, Philanthropy, Social


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Glitter: A Holiday Shopping Event

Glitter: A Holiday Shopping Event

December 1, 2011 from 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago, IL 60602

Admission is FREE

This year, shop local and get unique gifts in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Glitter is the perfect place to get great holiday items from approximately 24 local fashion designers and independent retailers. Meet Chicago’s finest in fashion while shopping for accessories, apparel and jewelry. This is the perfect opportunity to score the perfect holiday find, and support Chicago’s local fashion community. As an added special touch, there will be complimentary gift wrapping with purchase, and holiday treats and light refreshments for all attendees.

For a list of the designers that will be represented, visit

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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Free, Holiday, Shopping


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Featuring jewelry from Anidem by Jesse Torres-Medina

Trunk Show to be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2011 from 12:00PM-5:00PM

This event is FREE 


Horacio Nieto Studio
2151 W. 21
st Street, Floor #1
Chicago, IL 60608

Horacio Nieto is pleased to announce that he will debut his Autumn/Winter 2012 Bridal Collection, entitled “The Belle Collection” at the “Love & Beauty” Trunk Show.  The trunk show will allow guests to see the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Bridal Collection, as well as to view the past and present collections for Horacio Nieto’s Womenswear collections and Arlo Menswear. The studio is the new location where guest and clients can come and see all of the samples and be able to place orders.

If you would like more information about the trunk show or would like to schedule an interview with Horacio Nieto, please call 773.209.6543 or email


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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Fashion, Free, Wedding


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