Thursday, December 1, 2011
4:00pm — 8:00pm
SUSAN FREDMAN AT HOME
350 W. Erie
Chicago, IL 60654
RSVP to Jamie Fields at: email@example.com.
Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 2:00PM-6:00PM
Borris Powell Studio – 2465 N. Halsted Street
Shop local designer favorites Borris Powell, Paoo Jewelry, G.I.A. Luxe Handbags, Kristi O’Sullivan Accessories, and Christopher Augmon Handbags & Accessories. Don’t miss out on great deals including some items discounted up to 50% off!
Friday, December 9, 2011 from 5:00PM-10:00PM
The Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
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 http://www.nightatthefab.com/.
Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Register Here – $40
Naughty or nice….
CLICK FLYER TO PURCHASE TICKETS
CHICAGO’S PREMIER AND MOST EXCLUSIVE
NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL TO HIT THE TOWN IN DECADES!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011
Chicago, you’ve asked for it. together we are pleased to deliver the most highly
anticipated New Years Eve event of the season! The buzz is out! For one night only,
step out of the ordinary and into the world of extraordinary private loft affairs.
Housed in the Randolph Loft district, Venue One will reinvent itself as The Victory
Ball; New Year’s Eve 2012 most innovative and exciting party experience that surely
will be the talk and toast of the town. enjoy a spectacular event for a heart warming
cause. Feel good about having a great time! The Event Benefits the American Heart
So skip the stale hotel and the long lines and experience
the high-octane velvet ropes of VICTORY
GOLD PACKAGE $135.00 (Confetti Explosion at midnight)
• 2 Floors of creative loft space including dance floors,
• Lavish hors d’oeuvres Buffet with Coffee and dessert bar after Midnight
• State of the art sound, video simulcast, lights & non-stop entertainment!
• Silent Auction benefiting the American Heart Association
• Live DJ performance on a state of the art sound system featuring two world-
renowned DJs spinning hip hop, dance, 80’s rock, Top 40 and mash-ups
• Two floors each with its own dance floors and bar stations
• Live NYE 2012 countdown
• 6-hour open bar
• Gourmet coffee service after Midnight & More
• Champagne Toast at Midnight
• Party favors
VIP PACKAGE $175.00
ALL THAT THE GOLD PACKAGE INCLUDES PLUS…
• VIP express entry
• Expanded Buffet
• 6 Hour premium open bar with specialty drinks, expanded selection
• champagne toast
• Exclusive wait service
• VIP lounges
• Last call on Auction Items
Buy Tickets Here: http://www.victoryball2012.com/.
PRIVATE TAILORED LOUNGE PACKAGES
(Note: Event will sell out, pricing will go up as event date gets closer)
Victory Ball has risen to the occasion of becoming the ultimate party destination
for New Year’s Eve 2012. Mix, mingle, frisk and frolic the night away with supreme
downtown style. Step out on any of the dance floors and show the world what
you’re made of. The night is yours so live it up! (*Must be 21 to attend)
For the true connoisseurs of Chicago nightlife, from the moment you step out of
the elevator and explore the sprawling 20,000 square foot multi-floor layout, you’ll
know you’ve arrived. The design is clean, sleek and elegant, accented with soaring
ceilings, columns and sweeping walls of windows. The bright lights of this big city
never looked so good!
VENUE ONE Chicago
1044 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL. 60612
VICTORY BALL 2012 BENEFITS THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.
The party is a renewal celebration of our dedication to be come victorious against
heart disease. Our charity goal is to bring awareness, prevention education and raise
funds though a positive experience filled with great people and healthy hearts.
“In 2002, I lost my father, Victor to sudden cardiac arrest. I never had the chance to
say goodbye. We named our fundraiser in honor of him on the 10 year anniversary
of his passing. It is our honor to support such an important cause.” Melissa Cherbak
Men -~Formal but be yourself in every way! So whether you bring out your tux or
your suit with flare you’ll fit right in!
Women -~ What ever you wear whether you choose a cocktail dress or a trendy
formal jumpsuit you will surely be a stunner!
The holiday season has officially begin. Tonight we start with Black Wednesday going out with friends and drinking through the wee hours of the night looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning before we head to our friends, families, or other destination to eat a full meal for the Thanksgiving holiday. And of course let us not forget the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, where patrons line-up in the middle of the night in hopes of getting their hands on some great deals. Come Monday, shoppers will have another chance to score some great bargains via the internet for Cyber Monday. In between all of that we also celebrate Small Business Saturday this weekend where we pledge to support smaller companies. The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. On November 26, we’re asking millions of people to Shop Smallsm at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge.
Read more here: http://www.smallbusinesssaturday.com/!
K Dock would like to celebrate Thanksgiving with our patrons.
Why wait for Black Friday to party it up?
Black Thursday at Lokal will have $5.00 vodka cocktails with FREE ENTRY all night. No work Friday so there’s no excuse to not party for free with the DJ spinning on the one’s and two’s. Wear comfortable kicks as we plan to get it in all night!
1904 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
See ya then,
K Dock Media
Where: State Street from Congress to Randolph
Getting to the Parade by Public Transportation:
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.
Help us kick off the Fireplace Series at this Old town spot that’s sporting a newly-installed “floating” fireplace! We’ll enjoy hot toddies and Fireside Nut Brown ales from Leinenkugel’s – both perfect for sipping next to a hot fire – as we mingle in our private area near the fireplace. Tickets are $10-$15. Space is limited! More Information / Purchase Tickets.
We’re trading in our sleigh for a trolley to hit up Chicago’s most festive wintertime spots! After a cocktail near the fire, we’ll hop on board and cruise to various sights throughout Chicago sipping on Miller Lite, and ending at a pub known worldwide for it’s Christmas decorations. Tickets are $29-$39. More Information / Purchase Tickets.
It’s been a little over a year since NowYouKnow Events was founded to provide a site for individuals to browse for fun and interesting events in and around Chicago. Our goal was to provide a comprehensive list of happenings for our readers and make viewing and finding events as easy as possible. We had no idea how big this would become or how much we would actually impact people’s lives. We love what we do and we are always trying to stay on top of our game and continuously improve our site. We love your comments and feedback and we listen with open ears. As we get ready to celebrate the holidays we would like to say a deep felt thanks to all of our fans and followers. We would not be where we are today if it weren’t for all of you. We appreciate your loyalty and dedication and are so grateful when you pass the word along, In an effort to keep with our goal of always offering our readers the best, NowYouKnow will be getting a makeover. During the transition period, our site may be down or inaccessible for a brief period of time. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We chose to do this during the Thanksgiving break in hopes of causing as little disruption as possible. Enjoy your holidays with friends and family and get ready to look forward to a brand new NowYouKnow. And please keep sharing your thoughts, ideas, opinions, comments, etc. We appreciate them and you, too. Happy Thanksgiving. See you on the other side.Sincerely, Katie, Kayoua, and Carrie
Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come and preview the Spring 2012 collection and save on beautiful holiday pieces for your wardrobe! As a holiday gift to you, we’ll be offering 15% off all purchases that evening. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by November 26th. See you there!
With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, we wanted to make sure that everyone had somewhere to go and enjoy a delicious, traditional turkey meal. Many of you are fortunate to have your family nearby and will be enjoying an enormous spread of home-cooked food but there are many others who have no place to go for the holidays. NowYouKnow wanted to share a list of local area restaurants offering a free or reasonably priced Thanksgiving Day meal. Here is our list. Bon Apetit!
Enjoy a FREE Thanksgiving Day meal courtesy of the lovely folks at Tapas Valencia in the South Loop. They stopped taking reservations last week but it’s always worth it to check in case someone cancelled.
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.529.1157 |
ItaliAsia Thanksgiving Buffet
Thursday, November 24
$24.95 for adults and $15.95 for children 12 and under
Guests are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving in style this year at ItaliAsia Restaurant in the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. From 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Italiasia will offer a unique Italian-Asian inspired Thanksgiving Buffet featuring an array of items. Lunch and dinner service from the regular menu will also be available in addition to the buffet. Buffet menu items will include: Chicken Won Ton Soup, Tuscan Puree White Bean Soup, Honey Glazed Country Ham, Roasted Fresh Amish Tom Turkey with Country Giblet Gravy, Country Stuffing, Fresh Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Roasted Sweet Corn, Pasta Bolognese, Mediterranean Salad, Fresh Mozzarella with Roma Tomatoes, Roasted Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Tortellini Salad, Mini Assorted Pastries, Pumpkin Pie with Fresh Cream, Sweet Potato Pie, Pecan Pie and much more. Full menu available upon request. Reservations are required.
PORKCHOP BLACKOUT WEDNESDAY & THANKSGIVING PRIX FIXE
Porkchop, the West Loop’s only late night BBQ and whiskey spot, presents “Blackout Wednesday” specials. On Wednesday, November 23, Porkchop invites guests to celebrate Black Wednesday with exclusive drink specials including The Blackout (PBR & whiskey shot, $5) and Crazy Train Shots (three shots – vodka pineapple, vodka cranberry, vodka apple pucker, $3). Guests will enjoy live music from local punk rock band, The Frantic, and from Rolling Stones Cover Band, Beggars Banquet. No cover charge for guests 21 and over.
Thanksgiving Prix Fixe
Diners will enjoy Porkchop’s three-course Thanksgiving Prix Fixe on Thursday, November 24. For only $22, guests can enjoy Thanksgiving favorites like Apple and Walnut Salad with a cranberry vinaigrette, Deep Fried Turkey with cornbread sausage stuffing, Down South Style Green Beans with Ham, Rosemary Garlic Roasted Potatoes and more. Diners can finish off the meal with Pumpkin Pie or Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Full prix fixe menu available below. Regular Porkchop menu will also be available. Reservations encouraged – (312) 733-9333.
WHEN: Blackout Wednesday: Wednesday, November 23, 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24, 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM
941 W Randolph St.
Chicago IL, 60607
November 24 : 5:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Kit Kat Lounge (3700 N. Halsted) – Donate a canned good and get a fifty percent discount on your food and drink bill. Chef Mark Kasper prepares a $30 dinner ($15 with donation) including a pumpkin martini, roasted Japanese pumpkin soup and roasted sage turkey with green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing and potato puree. Diva Kinley Preston performs (7:30 p.m.). – FYI: I am tempted to ditch my Thanksgiving plans for this steal of a deal!
For all of you vegetarians that don’t speak Turkey, The Chicago Diner has you covered. They will be celebrating their 29th annual Vegan Thanksgiving with a menu full of delicious bites. To dine-in you must make a reservation and a deposit or booth fee is required and seatings are at 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00. Carry-Out will also be available starting at just $10.99. Some options include: Veggie Turkey, Pumpkin Ravioli, Green Beans Amandine, Herb Stuffing, and more. More details here.
Enjoy a traditional Turkey Dinner (b/w 1-8pm) for under $20 in addition to our regular dinner menu. Childrens portion available as well. $18.95 for adults, $12.95 for children. Call (312) 664-5264 to make your reservation.
The Market Bistro at Fox & Obel is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet for under $30. Seating Reservations available at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. Thanksgiving Buffet Featuring Everyone’s Holiday Meal Favorites! $29.99 for Adults, 12 and under $16.99 plus tax and gratuity. Please call 312.379.0132 for reservations.
Join the Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago Chair Committee as the celebrate Photographers In Chicago (PIC).
Monday, November 28, 2011 from 6:00PM-9:00PMTocco 1266 north milwaukee avenue
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 Uber.com
Rolls Royce provided by ElegantMotoring.com
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
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 http://www.chicagofashionresource.com/
Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 4:00pm — 8:00pm
SUSAN FREDMAN AT HOME
350 W. Erie
Chicago, IL 60654
Enjoy sweet treats, drinks, and a selection of perfect gifts. The event is free but you must rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A portion of proceeds from purchases this evening will be donated to Designs for Dignity.
“Designs for Dignity believes that the built environment can have a transformative impact on the experience of those seeking support. Often, those who could benefit the most from good design have the least access to it. Our Mission is to engage the design community and all of its resources to respond to this need.”
December 5, 2011
Cosmetologists Chicago presents Luis Alvarez & Ann Bray of Aquage
“Creativity & Collaboration”
CC Welcomes Luis Alvarez and Ann Bray of Aquage for “Creativity & Collaboration” an insiders’ look at creating visually-arresting images and hair designs. They’ll take you behind the camera of our award-winning ad campaigns for America’s Beauty Show—from brainstorming to post-production. Plus, you’ll learn hair tricks and techniques to use right away with your holiday clients. Recharge your creativity with Luis, Ann and Cosmetologists Chicago!
The Ruth Page Center
1016 North Dearborn
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CC Members: $10.00
Parking: Discounted parking is available at 1250 N. Dearborn – 4 hours = $10