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Weekly Round Up, November 28

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

This week’s on-going event.

One of a Kind Show Chicago 2011 – The 11th annual One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago® is Chicago’s holiday shopping show! A refreshing alternative to traditional retail, the show is the ideal place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list. More than 600 talented artists from across North America will bring their imaginative, handmade creations to this year’s show offering a wide range of media and categories. Speak with the artists individually, attend artist demonstrations, and join in a crafting workshop. Enjoy gourmet cafes, fashion shows and live music. This is a one-of-a-kind experience – and you have four days to enjoy it! Details & Tickets.

Monday, November 28

Chicago Cares Star Awards Gala – Chicago Cares Star Awards Gala – Each year, we celebrate our volunteers and leaders at the Star Awards Gala. This is our chance to say, thank you, for building a better Chicago through your commitment to the children, seniors, adults and environment of our city. On this exciting evening, Chicago Cares will toast our volunteers, leaders, community partners and sponsors. Be inspired as we share stories of how volunteer service is making a difference throughout the city of Chicago. See details: Here.

Second Annual PIC – Celebrating ‘Photographers In Chicago‘ – Join the Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago Chair Committee as the celebrate Photographers In Chicago (PIC). See outfits by local designers 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 More Details.

Tuesday, November 29

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Wednesday, November 30

Small-Biz Calendar: Exporting for Growth, All About Franchising, & More – When: 2-3 p.m. How to Become Certified for Doing Business with the City of Chicago – There are different types of procurement opportunities with the city. Learn what it takes to become a certified city of Chicago vendor. When: 4:45-8 p.m. All About Franchising: Fast Track to Owning a Business – Learn about franchising as an alternative to starting a new business. Explore opportunities, learn myths, realities and regulations as you look for a franchise that’s right for you. When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Leveraging Mobility for Your Business – By 2013 mobile devices will create more Internet traffic than PCs. Learn about some of the best apps to reach out to customers, support employees and streamline access to new prospects. More Details.

CitySwarm Holiday Events – 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. More Details.

Thursday, December 1

Glitter: A Holiday Shopping Event – 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. Details.

Susan Fredman At Home Holiday Trunk Show – Enjoy sweet treats, drinks, and a selection of perfect gifts. The event is free but you must rsvp to: ifields@susanfredman.com. A portion of proceeds from purchases this evening will be donated to Designs for Dignity. More Details.

CHEVY CHASE COUNTRY CLUB PRESENTS SEASON’S FIRST HOLIDAY PARTY – For only $20 per person, partygoers will enjoy an array of food stations by Chef Walker, comedy by Chicago’s own Mike Toomey and opening act Mike Preston will present an original stand-up comedy performance, followed by a live DJ spinning tunes for guests to let loose to on the majestic ballroom dance floor followed by coffee and dessert. Plus, all guests will have a chance to win big in a complimentary raffle with a variety of prizes, including hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, and rounds of golf at Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Course. Details & Tickets.

Wright in the City Holiday Open House – FREE Event With Free Champagne, Appetizers, and Invite Only X-Mas Shopping New ShopWright Store at The Rookery / Wright in the City Holiday Open House. •Live Music •Complimentary champagne and appetizers •Complimentary tours of the Rookery Vault •10% discount on all merchandise •Product giveaways at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30. More Details.

I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration – Celebrate the Spirit of Sharing with I-GO! Hobnob with fellow members and Chicago’s leading sharing institutions at I-GO’s “Chicago Shares Celebration!” Amid festive entertainment, get a sneak peek of I-GO’s exciting plans for 2012, our 10th anniversary! New to the party this year, a Sharing Fair provides you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the many facets of Chicago’s emerging sharing economy. Enjoy savory eats, responsibly crafted drinks, and amazing raffle prizes. As always, attendees will receive FREE entry to the Mart’s One of a Kind Show and Sale. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues who want to join I-GO: The first 10 people to join at the party pay only a $25 application fee ($50 savings) and receive a bonus, $50 of driving credits! Details & Tickets.

World of Chocolate—10th Anniversary – World of Chocolate is the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s (AFC) annual holiday fundraising event held in commemoration of World AIDS Day. At this festive event, guests will sample scrumptious chocolate creations from more than 30 of Chicago’s finest restaurants, caterers, and chocolatiers. Chocolate vendors creating the delicacies will compete for top honors in several categories as judged by local celebrities. Other components of the evening include entertainment, a raffle, an open bar, gift center, $50 punch board, and a light buffet. Tickets & Details.

Argentina Chicago Foundation Annual Benefit Concert 2011 – Argentina Chicago Foundation invites you to its Annual Benefit Concert Featuring distinguished Argentinean – American concert pianist Ana Fau in a program of Spanish, Latin American and European composers with works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Albeniz, Granados, Ginastera & Lecuona. Reception to follow. More Details.

Ballroom Dance Chicago Presents: Sips & Dips – BYOB Latin Dance Party – Bring your favorite refreshments and enjoy an evening of a fun Latin dance class, professional performance and open dancing. More Details.

Indulge Your Sweet Side with Truffle Truffle at Chicago’s Holiday Markets – Treat yourself – and your friends & loved ones! – to some of our delicious & decadent seasonal creations! our newest collection of truffles, caramels & confections reinvents the classic flavors of the season, capturing the warmth and comfort of beloved autumn & winter treats in new forms that make perfect stocking stuffers, hostess gifts or party favors! with flavors like pumpkin spice, eggnog, peppermint & hot chocolate, these are holiday treats that everyone on your gift list is sure to enjoy! Our holiday selections are beautifully finished in your choice of colors: persimmon with purple details, pool with red details & antique white with gold details. please indicate your color preference when selecting your item. More Details.

Distillery No. 209 Chicago Launch Party – Distillery No. 209 invites you to an evening of good food, great company and your new favorite spirit. Our Master Distiller (aka Ginerator) Arne Hillesland will take you through our “Gin Experience” and answer your questions on how he hand-crafts our spirit on Pier 50 in San Francisco. More Details.

Friday, December 2

Barton Perreira Trunk Show – Barton Perreira Trunk Show. Cocktails Provided by glasses ltd. Jimmy Conyack will be spinning. More details.

Lincoln Park Young Professionals Present Peppermint Bash 2011 – Enjoy Peppermint & Chocolate Martini Bars, Holiday Classic Cocktails, Wine Tastings, Great New Chicago Liqueurs, Great Chicago Chefs, Chocolate & Candy Companies, Hoiliday Cheese Tables and The Melting Pot Chocolate Dipping Fountains, Cupcakes, Holiday Cookies & Adult Chocolate Milk Cocktails. Dewars Tasting & Bourbon, Scotch & Whiskey Tastings. Raffles by Pratesi Linen, Charles Ifergan Spa for a Day, Wineries & More. Details & Tickets.

Vitaminwater Winter Escape 2011 – vitaminwater® and do312 have teamed up once again this year to bring you a night of killer entertainment and is giving you a reason to get out of your house during the frosty weather. did we mention it is free? we are very excited to announce the lineup for vitaminwater® winter escape. See details: Here.

Indulgence First Fridays at the MCA – Get spoiled at “Indulgence” themed First Fridays event. Robble with the Hamburglars at 7 pm. Listen to beats by Shala. while you explore the exhibitions with a scavenger hunt. Pose for the camera at Magnolia photo booth. Sample a mini cocktail from Brugral Rum and hors d’oeuvre from Wolfgang Puck’s. Let your inner artist shine at our creation station. Details & Tickets.

Meet the Legendary Ron Jeremy & Nikki Benz at Hustler 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! More Details.

Saturday, December 3

Santa Speedo Run Chicago – Santa wants YOU to be part of his SPEEDO…bikini…snowsuit … RUNNING crew! What: Santa Speedo Run (1 mile down Rush street and back up Michigan Ave) Attire: speedos and swimsuits encouraged… snowpants, sweatshirts, and parkas completely acceptable! Wear your best costume underneath and at the stroke of 1pm, we will strip down to the speedos and get our run on! Please note while speedos are encouraged, you don’t have to run or wear a speedo…as long as its festive! Open bar starts at 11am and lasts 3 hours. $40 cover charge includes open bar, snacks and Santa hat. Details & Tickets.

Shavonne Dorsey Holiday Trunk Show – 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! More Details.

MakeUp & Martinis Chicago Holiday Beauty Extravaganza – Makeup and Martinis Chicago would like to cordially invite you their upcoming December 3rd event. Makeup and Martinis Chicago produces events designed to pamper guests with professional makeup applications, fabulous cocktails, and gifts. With quality services made specifically for the modern day woman, our vendors are experienced in their fields and ready to pamper. More Details.

Pre-Holiday Shopping Extravaganza – 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! More Details.

Sunday, December 4

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Weekly Round Up, November 21

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

This week is a bit slower than usual as we all prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  Most of us will be busy preparing for the big day.  The night before turkey day, referred to as Black Wednesday, will be the big night to go out.  The masses will also be in full force Friday starting in the wee hours of the night to snag all the best shopping deals for Black Friday.  So, enjoy the quiet week and think about what you are grateful for this year.  We, NowYouKnow, is very grateful for each and every one of you – our readers – who has made NYK a huge success!  We wouldn’t be here without all of you.  THANK YOU!

Monday, November 21

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Tuesday, November 22

Nacional 27 Presents the Cuban Rum Revolution Dinner Party – A three-course Cuban menu and a 30-minute rum cocktail mixology session to start! Learn how to make classic Cuban cocktails such as the Mojito, Daquiri and El Presidente, which will then be paired to the cuisine of the evening, while the celebratory beats of Cuba keep the spirits running high all night.  Details Here.

Chicago Chocolate Tours Invites you to our 6th Anniversary Party – 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.  More Info.

Wednesday, November 23

Black WednesdayNowYouKnow Events shares Top Ten Black Wednesday Celebrations including events at Bottles & Bottega, The Shrine, State Bar, Raven Nightclub, The Joynt, Deuces & The Diamond Club, Union Sushi, Rockit, & More… including a couple pub crawls! More Details.

Small-Biz Calendar: Exporting for Growth, All About Franchising, & More – Graphic Design and Branding for Print and Web. Learn how to instantly connect with target audiences through words and images at this workshop on designing for print and web businesses. More Details.

Celebrate the Holidays with Pioneer Tavern Group – Black Out Black Wednesday Free Trolley Crawl – Enjoy FREE Karaoke at Lottie’s Pub (trolley picks-up here at 7PM), watch the Hawks at The Pony (trolley picks up here at 8PM), and enjoy live music and a patio campfire at Frontier. Drinks specials all night long and free Malibu cocktails and beer on the trolley. More Details.

The Turkey Trolley Trot: Get BastedJoin us for the Turkey Trolley Trot the night before Thanksgiving! Put it on your calendars now, because you won’t want to miss it! Our annual Turkey Trolley Trot will be on Wednesday, November 23. It’s from 8-11pm and you can start at McGee’s, Wrightwood Tap, Durkin’s, Duffy’s, Redmond’s or Maeve. The $20 meal package includes a food buffet, domestic drafts, pilgrim punch, trolley transportation to all six bars, and a lot of fun to be thankful for! More Details.

Black Wednesday Chicago: So Chi’s “Back To Black” 8th Anniversary Event Black Wednesday has become one of the hottest nights to hit the town. Most clubs and bars have specials all night in celebration of the following Thanksgiving Day which most people get off from work… so why not stay out and party ALL night long that Wednesday? See details: Here.

Friday, November 25

Ai Black Friday Deal 50% Off Food50% off food on Friday, Nov 25th, Saturday Nov 26th, & Sunday, Nov 27th with presentation of a purchase made on Black Friday. Reservation Required. More Details.

Small-Biz Calendar: Exporting for Growth, All About Franchising, & MoreStarting a Business in Illinois  Learn how to evaluate yourself, your idea, finding a niche and more at this startup workshop. More Details.

The True Meaning: Art and Society (Black Friday Edition) – Auchentoshan Presents:The True Meaning.Vol3. (Art & Society Ed.).  Your Presence is Requested at the Definitive Celebration of the Season!  Please join us as we sample fine Scotches and Wines from around the Globe.  Appreciate fine Art and Celebrate the True Meaning of the Holidays.  See more info.

Black Friday – Check your local paper or http://www.blackfriday.info for all the Black Friday deals available this year!

Saturday, November 26

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Sunday, November 27

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Weekly Round Up, November 14

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

This week’s on going event:

BADASS by Francine Turk at Gallery KH – Gallery KH is pleased to present BADASS a new collection of mixed media portraits by the artist Francine Turk. BADASS opens November 11, 2011 through January 4 2012. More Details.

Monday, November 14

City Provisions Deli Does Diner – Join Time Out Chicago and owner/chef Cleetus Friedman as he turns the City Provisions storefront into a pop-up diner. The counter takes a backseat as five courses of refined diner fare and intoxicating floats and malts are served tableside. The evening will be hosted by Time Out Chicago’s Food and Drink editor, David Tamarkin. See details: Here.

Woodford Reserve and Esquire Present Manhattan Chicago Experience – The Chicago Manhattan Experience is one of the best events in the city throughout the year. Last year they held it at the swanky, hidden, Violet Hour which was a perfect location for such an upscale event. This year they are moving the event to the recently opened Quay located in the River East Arts Center near Navy Pier. RSVP quickly before this event hits capacity and I promise you it will. Then, on November 14 at 7PM you will be able to enjoy some of the best libations and small bites. Plus, there will be other surprises in store for you, too. See details: Here.

Tuesday, November 15

Social Media Club Chicago Presents: Think Differently – 10 Lessons Learned from Steve Jobs – Think Differently: 10 lessons learned from Steve Jobs and his marketing, retail and customer experience teams. Bryan Eisenberg, co-author of the Wall Street Journal, Amazon and New York Times bestselling books, will explore 10 insights learned from Steve Jobs and his marketing, retail and customer experience teams and share with you how you should be applying these insights to your business. More details.

SES Chicago 2011: The Leading Search & Social Marketing Event – Marketers and SEO professionals attend SES Chicago each year to network and learn about topics such as PPC management, keyword research, SEO, social media, local, mobile, link building, duplicate content, multiple site issues, video optimization, site optimization, usability and more. The conference offers 70+ sessions, intensive training workshops, and an expo floor packed with companies that can help you grow your business. More Details.

Browning & Sons Forevermark Event – You are cordially invited to join Browning & Sons as they unveil the A. Link collection for Forevermark™ diamonds. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while previewing gorgeous diamond designs bridal, fashion and the red carpet. Each dazzling Forevermark™ diamond is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds can be Forevermark. More Details.

Wednesday, November 16

Made In Chicago Presented By AIBI – The Apparel Industry Board, Inc. (AIBI) and The Shops at North Bridge are proud to announce the “MADE IN CHICAGO presented by AIBI” retail store opening at 44 East Grand Avenue on November 16th. Featuring 21 of Chicago’s brightest designers, the “MADE IN CHICAGO presented by AIBI” store will be open through December 31st and will feature all the best that our entrepreneurs have to offer. From evening wear and millinery, and from accessories to home and gift items, the holiday shopper will be able to discover one-of-a-kind gift items for those special people on their lists and unique additions for their own closets. See details: Here.

Chicago Bride Magazine Presents…It’s 11th Annual BRIDAL FASHION SHOW & EXPO – Chicago’s premier wedding vendors will be on hand to help you plan you special day with samples, special promotions, discounts and giveaways! •GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY: Two tickets to CANCUN, Mexico with Funjet Vacations! •FASHION SHOW featuring the latest in beautiful gown designs from Europe! •EVERY registered bride receives a $100 GIFT CARD towards the purchase of a gown from our show’s fashion house, Laurel Bridal! •Scheduled appearance by performers of the internationally acclaimed male revue, Thunder From Down Under! •Scheduled workshops from florists, photographers and more to educate you on the do’s and don’ts of selecting vendors! •Multiple vendor raffles and giveaways all day long! See details: Here.

Mark Shale Presents Holiday 2011 Window Displays Featuring Paintings By Students At Marwen – Drinks and appetizers will be served. Marwen holiday card boxed sets relating to the art on display at Mark Shale will also be available for purchase at all Mark Shale locations, starting mid-November ($20 for 12 cards). See details: Here.

Drink Deck 2nd Year Anniversary with Free Beer – Three ways to get free beer (oh, and whiskey): 1) Flash your Drink Deck (playing cards or smart phone) and check-in on Facebook/Foursquare or tweet to @drinkdeckchi & @thebeerbistro and get free beer! 2) Don’t have a Drink Deck? Download our iPhone or Android app and as a bonus you’ll get a free copy of our Chicago playing cards, oh and free beer!! 3) No smart phone? Buy the deck for our anniversary rate of 50% off (just $15 cash or credit) and you’ll get over $520 in discounts, no expiration and free beer! See details: Here.

Midnight Party Celebrates Release of 2011 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Wine – At 12:01 am on November 17, 2011 the newly made wines from the Beaujolais region of France will be released for public consumption. Will you be one of the first to sample this exquisite vintage? More Details.

Thursday, November 17

Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration – Join the party and enjoy a tasting of Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 accompanied by live music from french jazz trio, Flon Flon et Musette. Many vendors will be celebrating as well, so work your way around the Market enjoying samples of a wide array of specialties! More Details.

LUNAFEST Chicago: Film Festival Premiere, Cocktail Reception & VIP Goodie Bags – Join StyleChicago.com & LUNA bar on Thursday, November 17th for the Chicago premiere of LUNAFEST, a festival of nine inspiring short films (view trailer) by women (filmmakers), for women – and help support the Breast Cancer Fund and Recovery on Water (ROW). This season’s program of nine selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. See details: Here.

Do Right, Be Brite… Let’s Make A Difference Let’s Change The World – Early Bird Do Good-er only $5.00 and includes one drink (wine, beer or Brite cocktail), small bites, and a lot of warm fuzzies. This price is available until Friday, November 12th when you click HERE! Price goes up to $10 after that date. See details: Here.

Joffrey Auxiliary Board’s Night Out for the Nutcracker – Raise a glass to The Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker season and help send 3,000 Chicago Public School students to an enchanting Nutcracker performance. Enjoy two hours of wine, beer and holiday cheer at Chicago’s Rockit Bar & Grill. Bring your holiday spirit and a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food depository. Tickets are $35. More Details.

Passport to France – FACC-Chicago presents its 27th annual Passport to France, a celebration of French wine, spirits, cuisine, culture and entertainment. This year’s event focuses on fine French cuisine, with an opportunity to meet some of Chicago’s top French Chefs. We hope you will be able to join us! Details & TIckets.

Have Your Cake & Eat It Too at the Cake Plate Boutique Trunk Show – Cake Plate Boutique, Napa Valley’s premier, contemporary boutique, is making a special trip to Chicago to dish up the recipe for fabulous style! Teaming up with Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique, the couture and confectionary boutiques are hosting an exclusive designer trunk show inside of Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique on Thursday, November 17th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The local sugar shop will be stocked with all the style essentials necessary for a polished look that’s yummy enough to serve up for dessert…on what else? A cake plate. Guest can indulge in a slice of fashion heaven with designers like Milly, Lauren Moffatt, Trina Turk, Velvet, Lulu Frost jewelry, Tucker, Rachel Antanoff, Orla Kiely and more! More Details.

LucaLanzetta Presents the Molteni & C Grand Opening with Fashion Show – Concetta Cipriano is hosting a fashion show to unveil the sexy new Cettina Design spring-summer 2012 collection! DJ Ciabatta Panini will be on the ones and twos. This is sponsored by EFFEN Vodka and Pure Kitchen Catering More Details.

Ms. Career Girl Connect – Social Media Panel discussion answering questions on how to use social media for your career, job search and how to use social media to boost sales around the holidays. Includes: Appetizers by 5 Chicago food trucks, Complimentary champagne, Mini-styling sessions and gift certificate raffle by Traci Aducci Salon, Holiday shopping and gift certificate raffle by Stella & Dot, Business card exchange table. More Details.

Chicago RAWards 2011 Semi-Finals Showcase – At the end of every RAW season, we host an annual indie arts award show, and we call it RAWards. All of our artists who have participated throughout the RAW season (February-October 2011) are eligible to compete for the title of best in their craft. Each artist is given the opportunity to compete for career-building prizes such as gallery placement, boutique placement, big consultations and RAW’s Golden Ticket. More Details.

Shrine Haberdashers One Year Anniversary – Get a wiggle on this very special evening with the always spiffy Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Conway. The event will feature 1920s style cocktails and appetizers, live entertainment and a fashion presentation. More Details.

Friday, November 18

The York Furrier Luxury for Less Trunk Show & SAVINGS Event – The Elmhurst City Centre location only invites you to a Luxury Fur Trunk Show. This is a rare opportunity to experience the most exquisite furs in the world all in one location – Russian Sable, Canadian Lynx, Norwegian Fox, U.S.A. Mink, Broadtail Lamb, Chinchilla and Velvety Sheared Mink – all superbly crafted into designer garments or York’s own Signature Styles. Guests may also schedule a personal appointment to work with York’s craftsmen to create a one-of-a-kind, custom-made York Exceptional Exclusive. More Details.

ClaSha The FashionArt Gift Shop at the Fashion Market – Come to the Chicago Fashion Market for all your holiday shopping needs as it transforms into a FashionArt Gift Shop. Local designer ClaSha will have all of their beautiful handmade goods for sale just in time for the holidays. Items will be available for purchase Friday, November 18 from 5PM-10PM, Saturday, November 19 from 10AM-10PM, and Sunday, November 20 from 10AM-5PM. Plus you can enjoy gratis drinks and appetizers while you shop. More Details.

Celebrate the Holidays with Pioneer Tavern Group – Are you a big fan of the Zac Brown Band? Enjoy an hour of drinking at The Pony and then hop aboard the Pioneer Tavern Group’s Coach Bus for a ride to and from the Sear’s Centre with unlimited road pops included. Buy your tickets online at The Pony. Registration begins at 5PM and the bus leaves for the Sear’s Centre at 6pm. All aboard! More Details.

apartment number 9′s 10th Anniversary – apartment number 9 is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary with a Rag & Bone collaboration. They will be installing a Rag & Bone holiday collection pop up store which will launch November 18th and be at apartment number 9 through December 24th. On Novemebr 18th shop the new collections and enjoy cocktails and light snacks from Big Star and Hot Chocolate. See details: Here.

More Dance Than Dinner Soiree SReception from 7:00PM–8:00PM; Performance from 8:00-10:00PM; After-Party from 10:00P-2:00AM. See details: Here.

The 4th Annual Autism Speaks Heroe’s Ball – Each year Autism Speaks recognizes local autism heroes at our annual Autism Speaks Heroes Ball. An Autism Hero could be a teacher, parent, volunteer–any adult who goes above and beyond to bring attention to the mission on a daily basis. Please join us in congratulating the 2011 Autism Speaks Heroes Ball Nominees. Voting for the 2011 Autism Speaks Hero is open until Thursday, November 3 at 5pm CST. Details & Tickets.

Enclave Presents PLASTIK FUNK Live – PLASTIK FUNK @ ENCLAVE More Details.

Henri Bendel at Water Tower Place Grand Opening – Join us for a champagne toast and digital photobooth fun! Receive a limited edition Henri Bendel tote with $150 purchase (while supplies last). Plus, all weekend long receive a 20% off splurge card with any purchase, valid towards your next purchase of $100 or more! More Details.

Pre-Holiday Mixer Presented by NPN Moms In Business – Join us at Flirty Girl Fitness for a great Friday night out. This FREE special adults-only event is open to all- members, non-members, moms, dads, partners, friends and family! Great food by The Drawing Room, cocktail tasting with Koval Distillery, mini-manicures, cash bar, demo classes by Flirty Girl Fitness, mini putt-putt from General Cigar Company, and unreal raffle packages. Get out your favorite party outfit and treat yourself to a head shot with Bum Bul Bee Photography. And of course smile away throughout the evening as Eva Ho Photography & Julia Franzosa Photography capture photos from our fun night! More Details.

John Allan’s Movember – John Allan’s Chicago and Darren Brown are hosting an event for Movember at John Allan’s penthouse man spa on Friday, November 18th. Guests can enjoy complimentary beer and cocktails as well as mini massages, manicures and hair cuts. In case you weren’t aware, during the month of November men all over the world grow out their woman-repelling mustaches to bring awareness to men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Movember’s cause to raise funds for prostate cancer research. More Details.

Saturday, November 19

The DIY Trunk Show – DIY is a diverse gathering of creative talent to showcase, sell and promote handmade arts, crafts, goods, and endeavors of all kinds. More Details.

The York Furrier Luxury for Less Trunk Show & SAVINGS Event – The Elmhurst City Centre location only invites you to a Luxury Fur Trunk Show. This is a rare opportunity to experience the most exquisite furs in the world all in one location – Russian Sable, Canadian Lynx, Norwegian Fox, U.S.A. Mink, Broadtail Lamb, Chinchilla and Velvety Sheared Mink – all superbly crafted into designer garments or York’s own Signature Styles. Guests may also schedule a personal appointment to work with York’s craftsmen to create a one-of-a-kind, custom-made York Exceptional Exclusive. More Details.

ClaSha The FashionArt Gift Shop at the Fashion Market – Come to the Chicago Fashion Market for all your holiday shopping needs as it transforms into a FashionArt Gift Shop. Local designer ClaSha will have all of their beautiful handmade goods for sale just in time for the holidays. Items will be available for purchase Friday, November 18 from 5PM-10PM, Saturday, November 19 from 10AM-10PM, and Sunday, November 20 from 10AM-5PM. Plus you can enjoy gratis drinks and appetizers while you shop. More Details.

URBAN BAZAAR Rethink community. Support your local organizations and artists. Buy local. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | DJS | FOOD | BEVERAGES More details.

Dancing Under the Stars – Join us for the fall celebration of Eve’s new Series “Dancing Under the Stars”. Eve J. Alfille will unveil her new jewelry series, ‘Dancing Under the Stars’. The series features one-of-a-kind jewelry, each handcrafted in our Evanston studio. Eve delves into the dream world, bringing back visions of grey and colored diamonds, violet sapphires, opals, the vivid reds of rubellites and labradorites blue as the night sky. See details: Here.

Fire & Ice Holiday Ball 2011 – Enjoy an evening of fine dining, music, and dancing. Proceeds benegit Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs. See details: Here.

Antenna Magazine presents: RE:MIX LAB ft Theophilus London & more! – Antenna Magazine presents: RE:MIX LAB ft Theophilus London & more! To celebrate the release of the new car & film, come out and party with some great acts. FREE Event With Free Drinks, Live Bands, New Car Unveiling, and Art Show. More Details.

RANDOLPH STREET’S 5TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET – ChicagoMag.com recommends the Randolph Street’s Holiday Market for “Top holiday shopping”. So join us and stretch your stylish dollars to the max this holiday season! Presented by the producers of the Randolph Street Market, the Holiday Market provides a unique mix of smartly priced antique, vintage and modern goods makes for a simple and convenient one-stop shopping for memorable and custom-made gifts. Details & Tickets.

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2011 – The highly anticipated lighting procession, led by Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, steps onto the Avenue at 5:30pm and features a host of Disney friends, more than 30 floats, giant balloons, exciting marching bands, celebrities, musical performers and, of course, Santa. More than one million lights on 200 trees along The Magnificent Mile will be illuminated this magical evening. The procession culminates with a spectacular fireworks display along the Chicago River. More Details.

Sunday, November 20

ClaSha The FashionArt Gift Shop at the Fashion Market – Come to the Chicago Fashion Market for all your holiday shopping needs as it transforms into a FashionArt Gift Shop. Local designer ClaSha will have all of their beautiful handmade goods for sale just in time for the holidays. Items will be available for purchase Friday, November 18 from 5PM-10PM, Saturday, November 19 from 10AM-10PM, and Sunday, November 20 from 10AM-5PM. Plus you can enjoy gratis drinks and appetizers while you shop. More Details

The York Furrier Luxury for Less Trunk Show & SAVINGS Event – The Elmhurst City Centre location only invites you to a Luxury Fur Trunk Show. This is a rare opportunity to experience the most exquisite furs in the world all in one location – Russian Sable, Canadian Lynx, Norwegian Fox, U.S.A. Mink, Broadtail Lamb, Chinchilla and Velvety Sheared Mink – all superbly crafted into designer garments or York’s own Signature Styles. Guests may also schedule a personal appointment to work with York’s craftsmen to create a one-of-a-kind, custom-made York Exceptional Exclusive. More Details.

VelvetStyle The Winter Wellness Social – Join us for the Winter Wellness Social where you will get to mingle, mix, and learn how to achieve a healthly lifestyle. This will be a fun, social affair. You’ll learn from health professionals and come out out ready learn new habits. There will be products to sample, food, drinks and free gifts! More Details.

 
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Weekly Round Up, November 7

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

This week’s on-going event: November 7 – 10

Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced. Not only has Reeling become one of the most important cultural events for Chicagoans, it also attracts LGBT people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year. For more info and tickets Click Here.

Monday, November 7

The Camp Out: A Pop-Up Collaboration – We’ll have 6+ courses of refined playfulness inspired by the rapidly cooling Fall weather and rustic campground cookery. Expect warming flavors and spices, Fall seasonal dishes, hearty brothiness, sumptuous sweets and some serious smoke-kissed meats to kick the cold. This special one-off tasting menu will be prepared by our very own Chef Abe in collaboration with MHC’s talented Pastry Sous Chef Rachel Slivicki –both recently featured in Time Out Chicago’s “20 Chefs to Watch.” Add mix-master Luke LeFiles to the mix with some thoughtfully crafted cocktails and this is likely to be a night worth remembering. See details: Here.

Beauty and Her Feast Introduces Spotlight Chef – Chef John des Rosiers will welcome Spotlight Chef to Inovasi at 6.15 PM which will include a 3-course prix fixe dinner immediately following his interview. Tickets are $65 per person and a portion of the sales will go to Bernie’s Book Bank. See details: Here.

City Provisions Deli Does Diner – Join Time Out Chicago and owner/chef Cleetus Friedman as he turns the City Provisions storefront into a pop-up diner. The counter takes a backseat as five courses of refined diner fare and intoxicating floats and malts are served tableside. The evening will be hosted by Time Out Chicago’s Food and Drink editor, David Tamarkin. See details: Here.

Monday Night Football with FabFitFun! – Who said football isn’t a sport for the ladies?!FabFitFun & Market are proud to present Monday Night Football with a healthy twist! Join us for complimentary Skinny Girl cocktails and healthy snacks as we cheer on the Bears! And Boys.. don’t be shy we will have plenty of $12 buckets of Bud and selection of craft drafts for you to enjoy with your ladies. See details: Here.

Tuesday, November 8

In Chef’s Hands Cocktail Fundraiser At Studio Paris – Celebrate In Chef’s Hands, the new foodie driven non-profit, and enjoy cocktails, wine, and delectable hors d’ouevres. See details: Here.

Exclusive Preview of WAVE’s Remedy Brunch – Featuring a sneak peek and taste of Chef Kristine Subido’s *new* Remedy Brunch (launching on Sunday, November 13): Enjoy globally-inspired bites, Sip on “remedy”-themed cocktails from master mixologist Peter Vestinos, Browse a collection of “Sunday’s Best” and “Brunch Wear” curated by Melissa Skoog Dunagan, Listen to the beats of DJ Lonnie Bonds. See details: Here.

MATERIAL GIRL STOPS AT MACY’S ON STATE STREET WITH KELLY OSBOURNE – Current Material Girl spokesperson Kelly Osbourne is stopping by Chicago on the third leg of her tour around the country to find the next Material Girl. The panel of Chicago-based judges includes Refinery 29 Editor, Shani Silver, and CEO/Founder of Rockit Ranch Productions, Emmy Winner and Restaurant/Nigh​tclub Owner, Billy Dec. More details.

Wednesday, November 9

Fleet Feet Sports Fashion Show: Seen And Be Seen – You are invited to our 4th annual Fashion Show held in the Second City ETC theatre followed by an after party in our Fleet Feet Sports – Piper’s Alley store. There will be a private shopping experience, beverages courtesy of Goose Island, hors d’oeurves from the chefs at Adobo Grill, and entertainment by DJ Daniel Marsden. Each attendee will also receive a goody bag (as seen in picture) filled with great gifts, valued at more than $85. Ticket Price: $20 (service fees are waived). See details: Here.

Join us to congratulate Dr. Steven T. Rosen as he receives the Israel Cancer Research Fund – Join us to congratulate Dr. Steven T. Rosen as he receives the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Tickets and Details.

Thursday, November 10

CISC First Annual Music Event – Join us for a night of casual networking amongst the movers and shakers of the Chicago interactive industry, as we partner with The Chicago Recording Company and to host our 1st Annual Music Event. Spread the word, bring your friends, and come out to Chicago’s first social club dedicated to supporting all the glorious awesomeness that is the Chicago interactive scene. You must register to attend the event. See details: Here.

November Fashion Industry Mixer – Fashion Industry Mixer, a niche networking event where you can expand your network and find business opportunities. Held at a refined venue, surrounded by a vibrant ambiance and low volume music. Color coded tags will help you navigate the crowd and find the right people to connect with. Enjoy complimentary wine open bar – 6-7 PM with hors d’oeuvres. See details: Here.

LUXEHOME PRESENTS CHILL: AN INTERNATIONAL WINE & CULINARY EVENT – CHILL promises to be a fabulous evening with more than 40 top Chicago area chefs, 150 premium wines from around the world and the finest home building products all under one roof. This year’s chefs hail from top area restaurants including Sixteen at Trump Tower, L2O, Socca, RL, Kinzie Chophouse, The Purple Pig, Café des Architects, David Burke’s Prime House plus many more. See details: Here.

Intermix Evening of Shopping & Styling Hosted by Sarah Wood – Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife Sarah launched the WOOD FAMILY FOUNDATION (WFF) in June of this year. The Foundation works to improve the lives of children in and around Chicago by raising funds and awareness for children’s charities and the causes they support. See details: Here.

Mountain Dew Code Red presents The Cool Kids Rush Hour Traffic Concert and Video Shoot – Mountain Dew Code Red invites you and a guest to The Cool Kids Rush Hour Traffic Concert and Video Shoot featuring live performance by The Cool Kids & music by DJ Timbuk2. Enjoy good music, Mountain Dew Code Red, food, & more! See details: Here.

Strength in Numbers – A Networking & Fundraising Happy Hour – Meet young professionals in the accounting, finance, marketing and real estate fields. Featuring open bar, appetizers, and amazing raffle prizes worth over $1,000. Proceeds support the mission of CEP. An award-winning non-profit, CEP helps low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security. Tickets & Details.

BlackBook Midnight Mixologists – Free Event With Free Drinks and Great Time’s So Enjoy Yourselves as we celebrate the most original 7 mixologists in the country mixing up Stoli cocktails ALL night long. And did we mention it’s FREE??? BlackBook Midnight Mixologists event Presented By Stoli Vodka More details.

Highsight Eve of the Eve KickOff Party 2011 – Fall Fling / Kick-off to EVE of the EVE BEER • WINE • SODA • APPETIZERS • SILENT AUCTION • CASH RAFFLE $40 for 1 ticket / $70 for 2 tickets Tickets & Details.

Nuvo & Chrissy Rene Present Celebrity Dreams Runway Show & Mixer – Nuvo & Chrissy Rene Present Celebrity Dreams Runway Show & Mixer Complementary Nuvo While Supplies Last. More details.

Global Adrenaline Thursdays: Grand Opening Tzar Ultra Lounge – Free Event With Free Champagne and Sushi Until 11:30pm . Complimentary Sushi from Makisu and champagne reception 10pm until 11:30pm. Featuring the beats of resident house DJs Billy the Kid + DJ Ali with Ryan Brooks. Join Global Adrenaline as we celebrate the rebirth of Thursday nights at Tzar Ultra Lounge. More details.

Friday, November 11

Dance Out Loud To Fight Ovarian Cancer – Dance Out Loud wants to raise awareness and funds in a fun way that stamps out the silence – a dance party. Attendees will enjoy music from the 80s, 90s, and 00s are encouraged to come in costume of their favorite decade. Prized will be awarded for best Costumes. Proceeds will go to Bright Pink, an organization that empowers young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian caner by providing them with education and support. More details.

Celebration at Elevenzees – Come out to celebrate 11-11-11 at Elevenzees! This event is FREE but you must REGISTER! FROM 5-7pm: The celebration continues with sweets & treats from our friends! Wine from Elevenzees Pizza from Armands Pizza Wicker Park Visit from the newest sweet truck to hit Chicago, Sweet Spot Macaroons! * Discounts and Giveaway More details.

A Soldier Thanks You: This Veteran’s Day Celebrate Our Heroes – Project I is a calling to ALL Americans to stand together. The goal is lofty, but we are a nation of many who are proud of our own and appreciate the many sacrifices our home-grown heroes make within our borders and outside of them. This is your opportunity to give back to those who give so much. On November 11, 2011-Veteran’s Day we will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project has a mission “To honor and empower wounded warriors by fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in this nation’s history.” See details: Here.

Culture Connection 3rd AfTerWoRk Social – DJ J. IMANI spinning the best Music, *COMPLIMENTARY* Food & Drinks!!! ….Plus Massages by Dr. Pamela Phoenix & Cool People like YOU! @ Culture Connection’s 3rd Fridays After Work Social! See details: Here.

LIFT a Glass! 5th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction – PLEASE JOIN US FOR WINE, APPETIZERS, SILENT AUCTION, AND A VISIT WITH FOUNDER FR JAMELS JAMES!! LIFT is delighted to welcome back again California wineries participating in Pinot Days. Reps will be pouring so plan to be there!! See details: Here.

Celebrate Chicago 4th Annual Chicago Fundraising Benefit – Celebrate Chicago is the 4th Annual Chicago fundraising event hosted by Team Reeve Chicago to benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. They’re bringing together an exciting and eclectic mix of Chicagoland favorites, from honorees Neuco, Inc. and Dr. Daniel Ivankovich to food provided by lead caterer Gibson’s Steakhouse and in-kind sponsor Chicago CUT Steakhouse. There will also be specialty beer donated by Brickstone Brewery. See details: Here.

Spend the Night with Windows Phone: Put People First – Join us for one of our exclusive events across the U.S. and get a first look at the hottest new Windows Phones such as the HTC Titan, HTC Radar, Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash. You know Windows Phone is packed with killer social integration, a wide variety of games and apps, and a ton of other great features, now come see it all on cool new hardware. See details: Here.

CityBlue Apparel & Denim RE-Launch & Anniversary Celebration – Shoppers will receive 20% off all merchandise in addition to a fun goody bags! Cityblue will showcase holiday fashion installations from L.A.M.B, C/Fan, Sass & Bide and more. Bacardi cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres by Benchmark and after-party at Suite Lounge (next door) See details: Here.

Stef and the City Presents: Girl’s Night Out Meet the Matchmaker! – Why not start your Friday night with your girlfriends with this FREE event with FREE drinks and appetizers! Come meet Stef Safran “Chicago’s Introductionista” who can tell you about Stef and the City and how we can revitalize your social life! See details: Here.

220 Communications/Chicago Social Elite Fall Meet and Greet At Red Canary – Time for a fall client and customer meet and greet…220 Communications thought Red Canary would be a nice change of pace…great food, lots of space ….DJ starts spinning at 10…see you there. Wanted everyone to experience it and give me your feedback.. This will be a joint meetup. More details.

GIRL & THE GOAT CHEF STEPHANIE IZARD TO SIGN COPIES OF HER NEW COOKBOOK AT MACY’S ON STATE – Macy’s on State Street and Barbara’s Bookstore welcome Chef Stephanie Izard as we celebrate her debut cookbook: Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats and Drinks (Chronicle Books, $29.95). More details.

Saturday, November 12

Carnivale Holiday Cooking Class – The class will feature three traditional Latin style dishes including Columbian Arepas, Roasted Pork Belly (to fill the Arepas), and a Spanish Paella cooked tableside. Carnivale University offers a comprehensive schedule of Mixology and Latin Cooking Classes, Unique Dinners and Entertaining Seminars; the perfect way for Chicagoans to learn about Latin culinary culture. The Carnivale University Fall syllabus will include Carvnivale favorites like Mojitos 101, signature dinners and cooking classes. See details: Here.

HESPERIDIAN PRODUCTIONS SPONSORS THE“AWAKENING ARTS FESTIVAL”IN WICKER PARK – Hesperidian Productions, a Chicago-based film, fashion, music, events and marketing company, is sponsoring the “Awakening Arts Festival” on Saturday, November 12th from 2 to 6 pm at the Flat Iron Arts Building (1579 N. Milwaukee Avenue) in Wicker Park. The event celebrates the release of Hesperidian Production’s first short film, “Awakening,” and incorporates the work of artists in a variety of media (theatre, music, visual arts and film). Admission is free. See details: Here.

Design Your Life: Fashion & Lifestyle Event With Whitney Port – Dime Worldwide and Gold Coast Ryno in association with CS Magazine, bring you television series star of The Hills and The City, Whitney Port. On November 12th, 2011, Whitney Port will host “Design Your Life”, an event designed to encourage the fashionly conscious and independent people of Chicago. See details: Here.

Audacious Launch – You are cordially invited to the product launch and exhibition of AUDACIOUS Jewelry & Accessory Line! Come share with us an evening of cocktails and dope fashions. No cover, just enjoy the art. In addition, we are celebrating the release of our OFFICIAL WEBSITE!! See details: Here.

Spend the Night with Windows Phone: Put People First – Join us for one of our exclusive events across the U.S. and get a first look at the hottest new Windows Phones such as the HTC Titan, HTC Radar, Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash. You know Windows Phone is packed with killer social integration, a wide variety of games and apps, and a ton of other great features, now come see it all on cool new hardware. See details: Here.

Celebrate Cece & Melinda’s 3 Year Anniversary – Join us to celebrate 3 years! Ticket Price includes event entry, passed appetizers, cocktails and cupcakes! See details: Here.

Sunday, November 13

Queen for a Day – Join Ms. Illinois International 2012 along with Maria and Paolo of Compagnia Bellezza Hair Salon for a day of pampering and special fundraiser. Choose 1 service from each category (3 total) for just $75 and add additional services for only $25 each. Call or email the salon to make your appointment. More details.

Say Yes For The Dress – All dresses on sale at Princess Closet Boutique. Little Black Dresses starting at $10 and special occasion dresses starting at $20. All sales benefit the Princess Closet Scholarship Fund. See details: Here.

SNEAK & EAT 3 FASHION WARRIORS – Chicago’s Fashion Elite have united to produce Sneak & Eat (Fashion Warriors) an event to give back to you – our valued consumers. For you sneaker heads, we have the Chicago Sneaker Summit – The Ultimate Sneaker Swap. Buy, sell & trade HEAT!!! We have the BEST clothing vendors from the city. Plus, we are raffling off a 50 Inch TV & free installation!!! And for our ladies… a make-over from one of the Top Hair & Make-up Stylist in the world. Let us not forget, guests will receive free gift bags from AKIRA Chicago all night, too. See details: Here.

Drew-A-Paw-Looza — Fundraising Benefit – This event benefits 4 Paws for Ability, the non-profit organization who has approved Drew Kaley to receive a service dog. As part of the service dog agreement, his family has volunteered to raise $13,000 out of the $22,000 it takes to train an autism service dog. See details: Here.

 
 

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Weekly Round-Up, October 31

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Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, October 31 – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Chicago Halloween Events 2011: Lula Cafe Taco Hell – Owner Jason Hammel will be serving up a menu similar to Taco Bell. Think more upscale Taco Bell. They will be using beef from Slagel Farms, cheese from Pastoral, Lettuce from Werp Farm, and handmade tortillas. This is high-class dining all the way. And don’t forget about those cinnamon twists. They will be on the menu, too. For more info: Here.

Chicago Halloween Tricks and Treats: A Howl of a Good Time – Join us for our Annual Tricks & Treats Halloween Party for canines (and kids too!)* You’ll have a howl of a good time! Kids and canines alike can participate in costume contests for great prizes!Emceeing the event is acclaimed local actor Randy Steinmeyer, who will also be entertaining the crowds with spooky stories. For more info: Here.

Chicago Halloween Events: Northhalsted Halloween Parade – For the 15th consecutive year, a group of creative souls will bare their alter egos, dark sides, or their shadows, to the world on Halloween, parading them down one of Chicago’s hottest nightclub districts: North Halsted Street. The Northalsted Halloween Parade has quickly gained its well-deserved reputation as having no equal in any other large American city. This fiercely competitive show of creative, imaginative costumes is at once thought-provoki​ng, funny, stimulating, compelling, colorful, and always larger than life. For more info: Here.

Chicago Halloween: Connect Inspire Grow Networking Halloween Event – This Halloween, come out & expand your business network while being entertained & inspired! Costume theme: someone who INSPIRES you. Did you ever want to be a fire fighter, a doctor, or a professional athlete? Is there a specific person that helped shape who you are? Make your costume represent someone inspiring and enter our raffle to win fabulous giveaways! For more info & to purchase tickets: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011: Nosferatu At Skokie Theatre – This 1921 classic is a silent film loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Go Back in time during the Chicago Halloween season and watch this film on the big screen as your Great, Great grandparents did in the 1920′s! It’s only being shown for one night so don’t snooze on this one! For more info & to purchase tickets: Here.

Chicago Halloween Events: RA Sushi Boo Bash 2011 – On Monday, October 31, all 25 RA Sushi locations will celebrate Halloween with a ghoulin’ good time at Boo Bash 2011. From 8 p.m. to close, guests will enjoy a variety of “Boo Bites” and “Potent Potions”. More details Here.

Off Broadzway presents: Trick or Teets – The hilarious harlots of Off Off Broadzway get into the Halloween spirit with their latest musical sketch comedy show! This burlesque-parod​y revue features the five Broadz and their gloriously creepy ringmaster slaying the audience with sharp writing, catchy songs and anything-goes humor. Sequins and dirty jokes abound in a non-reveal performance that is not for the faint of heart. Elements of ballet, literary references and fire breathing will not be in this show. For more info: Click Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents Real Estate playing Lincoln Hall, releasing new LP & 7″ (MP3) – Real Estate waft in on vibes of hazy summers past. The New Jersey quartet of Martin Courtney IV, Matthew Mondanile III, Etienne Pierre Duguay and Alex Bleeker cut the sleeves short and the pop smooth to shade you from the midday heat. Every song works its way to that part of your consciousness that reveled in the fleeting waves of freedom that eked in once classes broke and the sun lingered a little longer over suburban roofs. For more info: Click Here.

Tuesday, November 1

Latino Fashion Week, Designer’s Muse Red Carpet Media Party – This year marks the Fifth Year Anniversary for Latino Fashion Week (LFW). A Red Carpet Media Reception will kick off the week with the theme “Art in Fashion.” Come be a part of the LFW movement and support Chicago’s top local Latino designers, each of whom will be presenting their most outstanding designs including Que Shebley and Zoe Damacela. Our red carpet reception will also honor the local media, and feature a catwalk by our very own local Chicago celebrities . Also, featuring book signing by Hollywood author/photographer Christian Rios, accompanied by actor Nico Tortorella.  Click Here for more info.

Wednesday, November 2

Latino Fashion Week, Unity Canvas – is a multicultural fashion show honoring the ethnic diversity of Chicago’s local designers including Borris J. Powell Designs by Borris Powell, winner of the Oscars Designer Challenge in 2011; Charisma by Ritu Boorgu, a charismatic and ravishing collection of exclusive designer wear; Haj Designs by Haj Gueye, an exquisite blend of custom-tailored men’s garments, C.Dahlstedt, simplistic designs, with a strong focus on quality and Puerto Rican designer, Juan Colon! Click Here for more info.

Chairs for Charity – Join us for Chicago Home + Garden magazine’s second-annual Chairs for Charity event as we auction off vintage chairs given new life by Chicago’s top designers. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $35. For more info & to purchase tickets: Here.

An Invitation To Be Fearless – Siren Salon would like to invite you to a special event, hosted bu Sebastian and Nylon Magazine! Join us for cocktails, sweet treats, and styling tips. More info Here.

Second City Style Invites You To A Holiday Styling Event At Club Monaco – Join us for a festive evening of shopping and styling with Second City Style. Second City Style’s fashion editors will be on hand to help you put together looks from our new November collection and share cold-weather styling tips. For more info: Here.

Lucas Film Presents a Special Screening of Double Victory – Lucasfilm has collaborated with the Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Imagineering numerous times to create rides and attractions centered on Star Wars and Indiana Jones for various Walt Disney Parks and Resort attractions worldwide. For more info: Here.

Thursday, November 3

Latino Fashion Week, Teen Day Fashion Show and Family Pavilion – Back by popular demand, this event will promote a healthy lifestyle and improved self-esteem featuring an AWSUM (Amazing-Wonderful-Super-Unique-Me) Workshop with teen-savvy motivational speakers including Zoë Damacela, designer  and winner of the “Pretty Amazing” Seventeen cover model contest, Alina Patris, LFW Teen Model & Blogger; Nicole Suarez, Finalist in Nuestra Belleza Latina of Chicago, and more. Click Here for details.

The 18th Annual SOFA Chicago – The Art Fair Company, based in Chicago, again presents two art fairs under one roof. For the second straight year, SOFA CHICAGO 2011, the critically acclaimed International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, will share the Pier’s Festival Hall with The Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art. SOFA CHICAGO, now in its 18th year, enjoys the prestigious position of being the largest and longest continually running art fair in Chicago, a mainstay of the city’s cultural and social calendar. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival – From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced. Not only has Reeling become one of the most important cultural events for Chicagoans, it also attracts LGBT people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year. For more info and tickets Click Here.

The Left Bank Annual Bridal Accessory Sample Sale – Save 20 – 80% off wedding jewelry, veils, shoes and more! Designer veils by Laura Jayne, Erica Koesler Headpieces, Haute Bride gems, Grace and Grazia Shoes, vintage brooches, sashes and many one of a kind pieces. More info Here.

Objets D’Envy Sparkly Happy Hour – You’re invited to a sparkly Happy Hour on Thursday! You guys are the best! Let us say thank you by treating you to a party.Join us at Province for a sparkly happy hour! All the new jewelry will be there. And some secret new designs. Plus we’ll have our table of 50% off pieces. We’ll treat you to delicious bites from Chef Randy. With any purchase, get a free signature cocktail! More info Here.

Vapiano Italian Restaurant Grand Opening Party – Come out and enjoy delicious Italian bites including pizza, pasta, and more. Cocktails will also be served at this open, airy, inviting new Lincoln Park spot. And it’s all FREE! Oh, and if all that isn’t enticement enough, Vapiano is also covering your parking that evening at a nearby parking garage. For more info: Here.

Cooking Up Change: Students Transforming the Future of School Food – Cooking up Change provides opportunities for guests to sample healthy culinary creations while mingling with the chefs of tomorrow and learning about local and national efforts to reinvent school food. The silent auction, tasting stations and exciting awards complete an inspiring event defined by a commitment to changes that will bring a bright future for our environment, our children and education. For more info: Click Here.

Friday, November 4

Latino Fashion Week, Mixed Mediums – LFW features a runway show of some of the most popular trends in fashion, including vintage style designs to a mixed collective by Alicia Estrada, head designer and founder of Stop Staring!, Adriana Osorio Lugo of Adriana Osorio Lugo Designs* direct from Emerge! 2011 Runway Showcase New York Fashion Week; Estrada 31 by David Estrada; David Antonio, and Juan Cotes, from the Dominican Republic. Click Here for details.

The 18th Annual SOFA Chicago – The Art Fair Company, based in Chicago, again presents two art fairs under one roof. For the second straight year, SOFA CHICAGO 2011, the critically acclaimed International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, will share the Pier’s Festival Hall with The Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art. SOFA CHICAGO, now in its 18th year, enjoys the prestigious position of being the largest and longest continually running art fair in Chicago, a mainstay of the city’s cultural and social calendar. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival – From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced. Not only has Reeling become one of the most important cultural events for Chicagoans, it also attracts LGBT people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year. For more info and tickets Click Here.

Chicago Children’s Theater’s Making a Scene Benefit – Enjoy Grey Goose Vodka Specialty Cocktails all night long. ABC7′s “Hungry Hound” Steve Dolinsky partners with J&L catering on incredible menu. Enter to win amazing Tiffany & Co. jewelry, VIP tickets to Stephen Colbert, Luxury 5 night stay at Viceroy’s Anguilla Caribbean Beach Resort, tours of Vosges Chocolate, an Exelon Solar Power Plan, & more. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Associates Presents The 10th Annual Alegre Carnaval: An Urban Masquerade – The 10th annual fundraiser will begin at 7 p.m. for VIP, all-access pass holders and will include a champagne toast, spirits tasting by Chicago-based Koval Distillery, beer tasting by Goose Island Beer Company, advance access to the silent auction and an exclusive concert by Merit’s opera and musical theatre students participating in Merit’s new collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

The Left Bank Annual Bridal Accessory Sample Sale – Save 20 – 80% off wedding jewelry, veils, shoes and more! Designer veils by Laura Jayne, Erica Koesler Headpieces, Haute Bride gems, Grace and Grazia Shoes, vintage brooches, sashes and many one of a kind pieces. More info Here.

A Vision of A Fashion God Art Exhibit by and Reception Hosted by Artist P. Scott – After creating a buzz in the art and fashion community with the opening of ‘A Vision of Fashion God’ on Friday, October 21, artist, P. Scott hosts a second reception open to the public on Friday, November 5. A New York painter and fashion designer who now lives in Chicago, has fused icons with references to fashion brands in “Vision of a Fashion God.” The series of paintings, including “Gucci Buddha,” “Polo Christ,” and “Kali Vuitton,” explores the paradox between human spirituality and high reverence for fashion. For more info: Here.

Pour Out Your Heart 2011 – For more than 100 years, Chicago Commons has built and fostered well-being for thousands of children, adults, seniors, and families through programs designed to provide the tools necessary to help strengthen skills and develop self-sufficienc​y. We operate in neighborhoods where children and families are most at risk for poverty, violence and educational disadvantage. More info Here.

Black Cloud Gallery November Exhibtions Featuring Tiago Ravazzi & Mark Yee – Join us for a special opening for Chicago Art District’s 2nd Fridays. Come to Black Cloud Gallery for the November Exhibtions Featuring Artists Tiago Ravazzi & Mark Yee. For more info: Here.

Divine Masterpieces: An Evening of Artistic & Culinary Expression – This evening of exquisite taste will feature the artistic creations of our students complemented by the culinary specialties of some of the most distinguished chefs in the Chicagoland area. The suggested minimum donation of $50 benefits the Easter Seals Art Therapy program. Art therapy is an important part of our Autism Therapeutic schools. Sessions afford our students the opportunity to communicate in a different way, express their feelings and share their unique view of our world. For more info: Here.

Ravazzi and Yee Opening at Black Cloud Gallery – Tiago Ravazzi and Mark Yee Art Opening at Black Cloud Gallery with food from Mama Green’s Gourmet Goodies and Taquero Fusion Food Trucks.  More info Here.

Saturday, November 5

Latino Fashion Week, Art In Fashion Extravaganza –  This glamorous evening begins with a VIP, Celebrity status reception, followed by our finale runway show including collections of national & international designers Claudia Arce from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Paco Mayorga from Chiapas, Mexico, Tamaris Rubio, from the Dominican Republic and Jorge de la Habana’s 2012 Bridal collection from Miami. Celebrity guest includes actor/model Christian Carabias. Click Here for details.

The 18th Annual SOFA Chicago – The Art Fair Company, based in Chicago, again presents two art fairs under one roof. For the second straight year, SOFA CHICAGO 2011, the critically acclaimed International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, will share the Pier’s Festival Hall with The Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art. SOFA CHICAGO, now in its 18th year, enjoys the prestigious position of being the largest and longest continually running art fair in Chicago, a mainstay of the city’s cultural and social calendar. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival – From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced. Not only has Reeling become one of the most important cultural events for Chicagoans, it also attracts LGBT people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year. For more info and tickets Click Here.

The Columbia College Gala 2011Columbia College Chicago will host a gala with exhilarating and unpredictable performances from Columbia’s community of emerging artists. In its second year, Columbia College Gala 2011 will honor Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing, Inc., with the inaugural Chicago Legacy Award. The award honors those who have made a significant impact in the Chicago community and helped open doors for future generations. Click Here for more details.

The Left Bank Annual Bridal Accessory Sample Sale – Save 20 – 80% off wedding jewelry, veils, shoes and more! Designer veils by Laura Jayne, Erica Koesler Headpieces, Haute Bride gems, Grace and Grazia Shoes, vintage brooches, sashes and many one of a kind pieces. More info Here.

Chicago VeganMania 2011 – Come hungry. We’ll be back with an exciting panorama of mouthwatering vegan delicacies from many of the restaurants and food companies that have turned Chicago into a vegan paradise. We have a newly redesigned Vegan Food Court that makes it easy to relax and dine while enjoying great local entertainment and the good vibes of our dynamic community. Hang out for a while. Once again, we’ll have an eclectic mix of talented vegan performers from across the region. This year, we’re working to expand our lineup beyond musical and dance acts to show you a truly diverse and exciting entertainment experience. For more info: Click Here.

115 Bourbon Street Fundraiser for Dreams For Kids – Join family, friends and supporters of Dreams For Kids for an evening of drinks, great food, aucitons and live music courtesy of The Remedy ( A Black Crowes cover band) all to support Dreams for Kids Extreme Recess programs. All funds raised will go directly to support operations of Extreme Recess in and around the Chicago area. More info Here.

3rd Annual Half Acre Charitable Chili Cook-Off – 24 entrants from around the Chicagoland area will provide a variety of chilies including vegetarian and vegan friendly entries. Guests can also partake in fresh brewed Half Acre Beer, a cool down from George’s Ice Cream and Sweets, and rock out with The Arts of Life Band at 7pm! Lindsay Heath, who attended the 2nd Chili Cook-Off, says, “Great chili everywhere you look, great cause, good times. Come early cause the good stuff goes fast!” For more info: Here.

2nd Annual Get Down With Goldie’s Place – Join us for Craft Beer Tastings, 3 Hour Premium Open Bar, Music, Specialty Hors D’oeuvres, a Silent Auction, & Raffle Prizes all to benefit Goldie’s Place. For more info & to purchase tickets: Here.

Sunday, November 6

The Left Bank Annual Bridal Accessory Sample Sale – Save 20 – 80% off wedding jewelry, veils, shoes and more! Designer veils by Laura Jayne, Erica Koesler Headpieces, Haute Bride gems, Grace and Grazia Shoes, vintage brooches, sashes and many one of a kind pieces. More info Here.

The 18th Annual SOFA Chicago – The Art Fair Company, based in Chicago, again presents two art fairs under one roof. For the second straight year, SOFA CHICAGO 2011, the critically acclaimed International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, will share the Pier’s Festival Hall with The Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art. SOFA CHICAGO, now in its 18th year, enjoys the prestigious position of being the largest and longest continually running art fair in Chicago, a mainstay of the city’s cultural and social calendar. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival – From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced. Not only has Reeling become one of the most important cultural events for Chicagoans, it also attracts LGBT people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year. For more info and tickets Click Here.

 
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Weekly Round Up, October 24

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

NOWYOUKNOW IS CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN ALL MONTH LONG! BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF SCARY EVENTS GOING ON EVERYDAY THIS WEEK.

WEEKLY HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted Attraction – Chicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for more info.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Spirit Play – Séances, spirit mediums, and supernatural occurrences took Victorian-era America by storm, as otherwise sensible people grasped at any means to reach out to their loved-ones on the other side. In the insular, upper-class world of 1870s Chicago, three scheming charlatans prey on the rich with elaborate tricks and magic during well-rehearsed séances. But when young Jane, the so-called medium, begins to receive unexpected communications from the dead, her world takes a stunning turn. More info Here.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween Trail of Terror – The Trail of Terror will thrill and delight you as you travel from one Haunted Happening to another. Stay at any one of the area’s Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Cabins which are rumored to be haunted at this time of year. From Haunted Happenings to antiques and crafts, festivals, and pumpkin patches, you’ll find plenty to do in Northern & Northwest Illinois! More info Here.

Chicago Halloween: Seadog Haunted Tours – Discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while learning its ghostly secrets. Our eerie-costumed tour guides will highlight the infamous massacres and supernatural occurrences from Chicago’s history, and reveal the haunting stories that plague the Hancock Building.
This cruise may leave a chill in your bones but so can the weather so please dress appropriately. This tour is suitable for all ages. Click Here for more information.

Chicago Halloween 2011: Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a spooktacular live performance with horses and riders from all over the world. The story comes alive as you have always imagined it, performed entirely on live horses in the oldest indoor performing riding hall in North America. There is simply no other Halloween event like this! For details and tickets: CLICK HERE.

Chicago Halloween: ALIVE, A Frighteningly Intimate Halloween Experience – Picture a post-apocalyptic world where you’re stuck in a room with 15 other survivors as you sort out the unbearble truth of what has occurred outside that room. This interactive Chicago Halloween experience puts you right in the middle of this improvised play. There are six actors in the room but of the other 15 people in the room, which are actors and which are audience members?  See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween: Disturbia Torment Of Fears Haunted House – Come if you dare, and experience what has been terrorizing Chicago and it’s suburbs. Disturbia Torment of Fears is not just a haunted house, it is the living embodiment of your fears and nightmares. From the bump in the night to the demons in your closet, you’ll find it at this one-of-a-kind haunt.  For details and tickets CLICK HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Folio Theater Presents “Searching for Mr. Peabody’s Tomb” – The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, in association with First Folio Theatre, will present “Searching for Peabody’s Tomb”, an interactive Halloween experience, for the haunting holiday season. With show times every half hour, groups of 15-20 will join the mansion’s ghostly butler as he guides you through historic Mayslake Hall, in search of the spirit of F.S. Peabody, the coal millionaire who built the mansion in 1921. More info HERE.

Disturbia Torment Of Fears Haunted House – Come if you dare, and experience what has been terrorizing Chicago and it’s suburbs. Disturbia Torment of Fears is not just a haunted house, it is the living embodiment of your fears and nightmares. From the bump in the night to the demons in your closet, you’ll find it at this one-of-a-kind haunt. For details and tickets Click Here.

ALSO THIS WEEK…

Chicago Artists Month 2011 Events – OCTOBER is Chicago Artist’s Month and there are a ton of events scehduled throughout the month.  Below is just a sampling of all the great art events happening all over town.  To see the full list of events, please visit the Chicago Artist’s Website.  See the full list of events and all the details Here.

Monday, October 24

Between Friends Fundraiser at George the Salon – George the salon will host a fundraiser benefiting the domestic violence non-profit Between Friends. A donation ranging from $35-$125 (see pricing menu below) to Between Friends will provide contributors with appetizers and wine along with the service of their choice from the salon’s top hairstylists. Please call today to make an appointment. Get information & schedule your appointment: Here.

Sushi Samba (Hour) Foodie Chat with Steve Green – Follow the Hashtag #Foodiechat on Twitter as we will be tweeting live in Chicago, and with our friends from around the world. Let’s show everyone that Chicago is one of the greatest Foodie Towns in the world! Get more information: Here.

Splatter Theater, A Horror Film Parody – A parody of Friday the 13th-type movies, the characters in “Splatter Theatre” include such archetypes as the nun, the school jock, the virgin, the class dick, and of course the bumbling old man. Showing all month long with Special Performances on October 30 and 31. See details: Here.

Tuesday, October 25

Bigger Picture Blogs Invites You To Cocktails For A Cause – Check out our Traverse and other Chevy Models including the new Volt. All vechicles will be available for test drives starting at 7. Relax with cocktails, mini massages, fresh appetizers from Kawa and more! Get more information: Here.

Splatter Theater, A Horror Film Parody – A parody of Friday the 13th-type movies, the characters in “Splatter Theatre” include such archetypes as the nun, the school jock, the virgin, the class dick, and of course the bumbling old man. Showing all month long with Special Performances on October 30 and 31. See details: Here.

Wednesday, October 26

Decorate a Halloween “Gingerbread” Haunted House! – Learn how to turn chocolate gingerbread into a “boo-tiful” haunted house! This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a delightfully frightful centerpiece, complete with colorful candies and other tasty treats. See details: Here.

Cheeky Chickies at Double A – Launch Party with Cheeky DJ Beats from Megan Taylor and Exclusive Cheeky Menu and Drinks. More information: Here.

Scary Movie Night at Joe’s Bar – We’ll start this spook-tacular evening at 6:00 PM at Joe’s on Weed, which will be decked out in ghosts, ghouls, pumpkins, and other Halloween decor. We’ll also have the room set up theater-style, with cozy couches and large screens for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy an unlimited pizza and salad buffet featuring various kinds of Joe’s famous ‘za. More info Here.

Boo-tega Bottle Painting & More – Try your hand at glass painting! We’ll guide you step by step to create a spooky bottle of POISON or batch of Witch’s Brew! We’ll provide light snacks as well as all supplies, including two bottles, but feel free to bring your own to paint as well! More info Here.

CANCELLEDSkylight Promotions Presents Networking at the Aqua – Your ticket includes admittance to the event plus a premium open bar and buffet for 3 hours. The first 60 guests will also receive a gift bag. This event is limited to 130 people – serious net-worker’s and true business professionals. This is a chance to make important business connections with like-minded individuals. For details and tickets Click Here. –CANCELLED

Let’s Get Spooky Scary Movie Screenings – Bundle up, bring some cider, and join us for scary movies on the Museum’s plaza. Showing “The Shining.” More information: Here.

Thursday, October 27

TIMBERLAND’S SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL – Call the girls and join Timberland for a complimentary evening with a personal stylist to assist you in creating your own mountain chic style. Have your photo taken by a professional photographer, enjoy small bites and cocktails, music and giveaways while checking out Timberland’s new fall women’s collection.* Get information: Here.

Celebrate Custom House’s 6th Anniversary – Join us as we celebrate six wonderful years! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Perry Hendrix and newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Zach Millican and Pastry Chef Erin Mooney, as well as a selection of wine, beer and Custom cocktails. Get information: Here.

Chicago Halloween Events: Jack The Ripper – Fans will be treated to the first ever showing of Butterfinger the 13th, a special horror featurette. Butterfinger the 13th is the story of a troubled young camper that disappears in a bizarre fire, leaving nothing but questions and dark legends of the Masked Butterfinger Butcher behind. After (around 8:15pm) Fathom Thriller Thursdays will feature the intriguing docu-drama, Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story, which exposes the truth behind the legendary killer. More information: Here.

Decorate a Halloween “Gingerbread” Haunted House! – Learn how to turn chocolate gingerbread into a “boo-tiful” haunted house! This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a delightfully frightful centerpiece, complete with colorful candies and other tasty treats. See details: Here.

Stay Tuned for an NYK Exclusive list of this weekend’s Hottest Halloween events!

 
 

Weekly Round-Up, October 17

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

NOWYOUKNOW IS CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN ALL MONTH LONG! BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF SCARY EVENTS GOING ON EVERYDAY THIS WEEK.

WEEKLY HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted Attraction – Chicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for more info.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Spirit Play – Séances, spirit mediums, and supernatural occurrences took Victorian-era America by storm, as otherwise sensible people grasped at any means to reach out to their loved-ones on the other side. In the insular, upper-class world of 1870s Chicago, three scheming charlatans prey on the rich with elaborate tricks and magic during well-rehearsed séances. But when young Jane, the so-called medium, begins to receive unexpected communications from the dead, her world takes a stunning turn. More info Here.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween Trail of Terror – The Trail of Terror will thrill and delight you as you travel from one Haunted Happening to another. Stay at any one of the area’s Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Cabins which are rumored to be haunted at this time of year. From Haunted Happenings to antiques and crafts, festivals, and pumpkin patches, you’ll find plenty to do in Northern & Northwest Illinois! More info Here.

Chicago Halloween: Seadog Haunted Tours – Discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while learning its ghostly secrets. Our eerie-costumed tour guides will highlight the infamous massacres and supernatural occurrences from Chicago’s history, and reveal the haunting stories that plague the Hancock Building.
This cruise may leave a chill in your bones but so can the weather so please dress appropriately. This tour is suitable for all ages. Click Here for more information.

Chicago Halloween 2011: Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a spooktacular live performance with horses and riders from all over the world. The story comes alive as you have always imagined it, performed entirely on live horses in the oldest indoor performing riding hall in North America. There is simply no other Halloween event like this! For details and tickets: CLICK HERE.

Chicago Halloween: ALIVE, A Frighteningly Intimate Halloween Experience – Picture a post-apocalyptic world where you’re stuck in a room with 15 other survivors as you sort out the unbearble truth of what has occurred outside that room. This interactive Chicago Halloween experience puts you right in the middle of this improvised play. There are six actors in the room but of the other 15 people in the room, which are actors and which are audience members?  See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween: Disturbia Torment Of Fears Haunted House – Come if you dare, and experience what has been terrorizing Chicago and it’s suburbs. Disturbia Torment of Fears is not just a haunted house, it is the living embodiment of your fears and nightmares. From the bump in the night to the demons in your closet, you’ll find it at this one-of-a-kind haunt.  For details and tickets CLICK HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Folio Theater Presents “Searching for Mr. Peabody’s Tomb” – The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, in association with First Folio Theatre, will present “Searching for Peabody’s Tomb”, an interactive Halloween experience, for the haunting holiday season. With show times every half hour, groups of 15-20 will join the mansion’s ghostly butler as he guides you through historic Mayslake Hall, in search of the spirit of F.S. Peabody, the coal millionaire who built the mansion in 1921. More info HERE.

ALSO THIS WEEK…

Chicago Fashion Focus 2011 – A week-long celebration of Chicago’s thriving fashion industry, returns in October  to give you a preview of Spring 2012 collections from the city’s hottest designers, plus a chance to do some great shopping. From Monday, October 17 through Sunday, October 23, Fashion Focus Chicago showcases some of the city’s top designers with runway shows in Millennium Park and at various locations around the city. There are a variety of free and affordable shopping events and industry happenings. More Details HERE.

47th Chicago International Film Festival 2011 – For our 47th year, we want to discover something new, and that all starts with you, the filmmaker. This Festival brims with energy – from the innovative and inspiring work of first-time filmmakers and established masters to the enthusiastic responses of over 55,000 audience members. Click Here for more info.

Chicago Artists Month 2011 Events – OCTOBER is Chicago Artist’s Month and there are a ton of events scehduled throughout the month.  Below is just a sampling of all the great art events happening all over town.  To see the full list of events, please visit the Chicago Artist’s Website.  See the full list of events and all the details Here.

Monday, October 17

Chicago Fashion Focus 2011 – A week-long celebration of Chicago’s thriving fashion industry, returns in October  to give you a preview of Spring 2012 collections from the city’s hottest designers, plus a chance to do some great shopping. From Monday, October 17 through Sunday, October 23, Fashion Focus Chicago showcases some of the city’s top designers with runway shows in Millennium Park and at various locations around the city. There are a variety of free and affordable shopping events and industry happenings. More Details HERE.

3RD ANNUAL “COOKING UP A CURE” BRINGS TOP CHICAGO CHEFS TOGETHER TO SUPPORT SCLERODERMA – This delicious event will be chaired for the third time by Cleetus Friedman, owner of City Provisions, and will be held at Salvage One. Cooking Up a Cure  will be hosted by Steve Dolinsky, one of the leading food broadcasters in the U.S. who has won 12 James Beard Awards.  The event will provide guests an opportunity to sample some of the best food and drink in Chicago, view the hidden treasures at Salvage One, and bid on some amazing auction items—all for a great cause. More info HERE.

“Design Options & Sustainable Benefits of Architectural Insulated Metal Panels” – Earn 1.0 LU – HSW/SD for the AIA!  The next presentation in our Continuing Education Series will introduce you to Insulated Metal Panels and their inherent advantages compared to other types of wall systems.  See details: HERE.

Fashion Focus Chicago 2011: Designer Accessory Show – Come join unique clothing accessory designers, as they showcase their latest collections during Fashion Focus Chicago.  Sumptuous yet affordable unique designs, including hats, scarves, gloves, bags, fascinators, jewelry and more! Participating designers include: My Creative Moments, LeAnita Jewelry, Formé Millinery, Hampton’s Resource,Tom’s Creations, ROhm handbags, Astonement, Joy Scott Millinery and Sevigne Atelier.  See details: HERE.

Fashion Focus: Next Fashion Chicago 2011 Runway Show – Kick-Off Fashion Focus with this show featuring the following designers: Cleons Clothing Co., Elda de la Rosa, Fraley Le, Hector-Javier MonArrez, Gary Gonzales, Mira Couture, Sahar Dada, Sujata Gazder.  Plus more.  See details: HERE.

Tuesday, October 18

Fashion Focus 2011, Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator Runway Show – Join CS Magazine and Macy’s at a runway exclusive in support of the Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI).  Stay ahead of the trends with a preview of the Spring 2012 collections from the names-you-need-to-know at CFI.  Spend the evening with the best and the brightest in business and fashion, including Marcus Riley, Kevin Hauswirth, Stephanie Neely, and Nicole Loftus.  See details: HERE.

Zagat Acura TL Launch Event Series Chicago – For details click HERE.

Wednesday, October 19

Chicago Halloween 2011 Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Celebrate Halloween in Highwood with pumpkin carving cotnests, live music, a farmer’s market, pumpkin pie eating contests, costume contests, and more. See details: HERE.

Women’s Leadership & Mentoring Alliance Seminar on LinkedIn Best Practices – Please join WLMA for a seminar on LinkedIn Best Practices presented by LinkedIn super-strategist J.D. Gershbein, CEO of Owlish Communications. J.D. is a global authority and professional speaker on LinkedIn, and a trusted consultant to business leaders, executives, professional service providers, sales professionals, entrepreneurs and those seeking their next great opportunity. He will provide an insightful overview of LinkedIn and how to maximize your LinkedIn profile and translate your efforts into tangible, real world results.  See details: HERE.

Inspiredesign presented by Mario Tricoci and vitaminwater – This exciting event features five Chicago fashion lines: Imaginary People, J.Cheikh, Michelle Tan, Narcisse Designs and Reddoll. It is also the conclusion of the 4th annual Mario, Make Me a Model contest with the winner being revealed at the end of the show. VIP Reception is from 5:30-7:30 but tickets are all sold out.  See details: HERE.

Cheeky Invites You To Their 3rd Birthday Party – Ring in Cheeky’s 3rd birthday with apps, cocktails, music, goody bags, and more at one of Chicago’s hottest spots.  See details: HERE.

Champagne Chic: Bubbles & Bites – One Wednesday per month, we will feature a local designer/retail​er/artist, etc. We will launch with local handbag designer Diego Rocha on the 19th. A special menu will be available at Le Bar with Bubbles and Bites (all price-friendly at $10). In addition, fashion movies will be showing on the TV screens during this period of time – think The Devil Wears Prada and the latest runway shows from top designers. See details: Here.

3 Musketeers Like-Up Chicago Event – For those of you who don’t know 3 Musketeers released an updated 3 Musketeers candy bar and I want all of you to get a chance to try it! This happy hour event is sure to provide an endless amount of food, desserts, giveaways and of course 3 Musketeers candy.  Held at the W Hotel City Center at 172 W. Adams Street from 6-8PM.  For all the details click: HERE.

Thursday, October 20

Chicago Halloween 2011 Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Celebrate Halloween in Highwood with pumpkin carving cotnests, live music, a farmer’s market, pumpkin pie eating contests, costume contests, and more. See details: HERE.

Sephora on State Street presents: 2011 Fall Trend Makeup and Fashion Event – Fall fashion provided by local fashion designer Horacio Nieto on live models parading thru the Sephora Store.  Also: Jewelry by Marta Cebrat-Czernik, Photography by Dean Paul, Illustration for the poster provided by Julija Lubgane,, Makeup artistry by Sephora & NARS, Hair by Bumble and Bumble, and Music by DJ Famos.  See details: HERE.

KörperKultur Spring 2012 SHOW – A Fashion Focus Chicago event presented by Luxury Management & Envieux Style.  8pm Showtime.  Cocktail attire preferred.  See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween Events 2011 BYOB Ghost Tour – Chicago Halloween: hilarious costumes, drunk folks crawling the streets, and more ghosts than beers on your bar tab. That’s right – Chicago has more ghosts per capita than any other American City. So what better way to explore our beloved city during the Halloween season than with a tour of Chicago’s most haunted locations? Join us for this awesome night of ghosts, ghouls, and stranger-than-strange tales as we take a Chicago Ghost Tour with Weird Chicago!  For details and tickets: CLICK HERE.

Champagne Chic: Bubbles & Bites – The Launch is Wednesday, October 19. One Wednesday per month, we will feature a local designer/retailer/artist, etc. We will launch with local handbag designer Diego Rocha on the 19th. From 5-8pm, a special menu will be available at Le Bar with Bubbles and Bites (all price-friendly at $10). In addition, fashion movies will be showing on the TV screens during this period of time – think The Devil Wears Prada and the latest runway shows from top designers.  See details: HERE.

5th ANNUAL “VIPink 2011” at Saks Fifth Avenue benefiting Bright Pink – Presented by iFred, a foundation focused on taking a bright approach to depression, “VIPink 2011” is a bold and uplifting cocktail soiree dedicated to raising funds for Bright Pink’s national educational initiatives that enlighten and empower young women to be proactive advocates for their breast and ovarian health.  See details: HERE.

The Macallan After Dark – Join The Macallan as we dim the lights and turn up the music at our exclusive Macallan After Dark event. Sip The Macallan to discover why it’s a top choice amongst single malt scotch connoisseurs around the world. Sample a flight at your table – or while flirting at the bar. Come party the night away with Chicago’s fashionistas, scenesters and influencers, the drinks are on us.  See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Events: Happy Hulloween – Help make a child’s Halloween special while also learning about a wonderful resource in our community.  You are encouraged to bring a child’s Halloween costume to donate, for a chance to win a prize!  This event is geared towards learning more about Hull House, learning about the Associate Board, recruiting new members and networking while enjoying cocktails and food.  If you are interested in supporting and becoming a member of a great organization, come out!  See details: HERE.

Conscious Living TV presents the 3rd Annual Vert Couture Eco-Fashion Show – This carbon-neutral charity event will highlight the continuum of Chicago’s sustainable, fair trade fashion movement.  See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween: Adler After Dark Spooky Space – Celebrate Halloween at the Adler Planetarium on Thursday, October 20, for a “Spooky Space” celebration. Get into character and dress to impress in a Halloween costume contest, get spooked with scary constellation stories in the Atwood Sphere, sip on this month’s signature cocktail, the Rummy Worm while you dance the nightmares away.  See details: HERE.

SQN Events presents “Groom Service” – A wedding event celebrating the oft-neglected groom, this evening of indulgence will be all about the guys!  SQN Events has created an evening of guy-focused entertainment, relaxation, fashion & food all to get grooms & their guys primed & prepared for their big day!  truffle truffle will be there with our famed beer-spiked treats, grooms’ cake alternatives & guy-friendly friendly gift ideas.  See details: HERE.

Celebrate “Eco-Chic” Gems At Bourdage Pearls in Pearl Education 101 – Chicago jeweler Sherri Bourdage of Bourdage Pearls is hosting “Pearl Education 101” to celebrate the history of the pearl, which she refers to as Mother Nature’s own “eco-chic” gem. Bourdage Pearls is bringing in local pearl expert, Edward Huang, from Huang’s Trading Co.  See details: HERE.

Friday, October 21

Chicago Halloween 2011 Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Celebrate Halloween in Highwood with pumpkin carving cotnests, live music, a farmer’s market, pumpkin pie eating contests, costume contests, and more. See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Costume Ball Presented by the Costume Council – You’re invited to join us for an exclusive preview inside Charles James: Genius Deconstructed, a unique look at the life and work of one of America’s greatest fashion icons. Self-taught, yet possessing a balance of artistry and technical skill unmatched within his time or since, James created only 200 designs, but his innovative approach left an indelible mark.  See details: HERE.

Chicago’s Table Premier Dining Event – Join Chicago magazine and The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the first annual Chicago’s Table event.  Dine on delectable dishes from the city’s best restaurants and chefs—picked from the pages of Chicago magazine—sip perfectly paired cocktails, and have the chance to win a culinary adventure.  See details: HERE.

Fashion Focus Chicago ANNA FONG FASHION SHOW “A MAYAN TALE” – Drawing inspiration from her recent trip to Central America, Fong introduces ”A MAYAN TALE” which pays homage to her Guatemalan heritage.  Presented at the landmark BLACKSTONE RENAISSANCE HOTEL, guests can expect a presentation of rich, colorful hand-woven fabrics, in functional yet feminine silhouettes.    Stunning models from the ROCK AGENCY will hit the runway to give a glimpse of the ‘effortlessly chic’ ensembles that Anna Fong has crafted for next season.  See details: HERE.

StyleChicago.com Presents: The Art of Fashion 2011 – Featured Designers: Borris Powell * Eva Pazola * Lara Miller * Nade Baer * Nora del Busto * RÜCH * Shernett Swaby * Squasht by Les * Sylwia Wilczynska *Zamrie More details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011: HallowFest At Chicago Botanic Garden – Celebrate Halloween at the Garden! Take either the “friendly” or “spooky” path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion.  Eerie Entertainment Enjoy two stages of entertainment in the Alsdorf Auditorium and Nichols Hall, including a show and tell of live reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey!  Ride the Eerie Express Take a 15-minute ride around the Garden on the magical Eerie Express. Watch for spooky Garden animals!  And so much more.  See details: HERE.

Inaugural Fit Night Out 2011 – Different classes each month (i.e. Belly Dancing, Yoga, Zumba, Pole Aerobics, etc.)  Also enjoy pampering stations and healthy lifestyle demonstrations.  See details: HERE.

Saturday, October 22

Chicago Halloween 2011 Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Celebrate Halloween in Highwood with pumpkin carving cotnests, live music, a farmer’s market, pumpkin pie eating contests, costume contests, and more. See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Monster Dash – Chicago’s Ultimate Halloween Race, is coming October 22, 2011.Monster Dash will test your will and your wits! Fifteen of hell’s obstacles await you along this 3.10 mile course.  See details and register: HERE.

FashionChicago® Fall 2011: Designer Shopping Event at Millennium Park – Event Highlights: 35 of Chicago’s top apparel, jewelry & accessories designers; The 1st 100 shoppers to spend $100 get a signature StyleChicago.com Goodie Bag (30+ brands, $250+); Admission is free – RSVP now for a chance to win one of several great prizes. For details: CLICK HERE.

Modern Vintage Chicago – Referred to as “a fashionista’s paradise” by SecondCityStyle.com; touted as a “Random Act of Kindness: 5 things we are loving this week” by the Tribune’s Red Eye; and “cool vintage personified” by Qlixmag.com, Modern Vintage Chicago is the only place you will find vintage clothing, jewelry and vanities by style icons such as Halston, Balenciaga, Patrick Kelly and Chanel alongside Chicago’s leading Indie Designers. See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011: HallowFest At Chicago Botanic Garden – Celebrate Halloween at the Garden! Take either the “friendly” or “spooky” path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion.  Eerie Entertainment Enjoy two stages of entertainment in the Alsdorf Auditorium and Nichols Hall, including a show and tell of live reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey!  Ride the Eerie Express Take a 15-minute ride around the Garden on the magical Eerie Express. Watch for spooky Garden animals!  And so much more.  See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Terror In The Aisles 9 – Doors Open At 7pm.  7:30pm – Trailer Trash (Vintage Horror Trailers).  Films Start at 8pm. Features Include: SHAUN OF THE DEAD (Hilarious Zombie Mayhem!), DANCE OF THE DEAD (Midwest Theatrical Premiere, with director Gregg Bishop in Person!), DEMONS (Lamberto Bava’s 80′s Craziness!).  See details: HERE.

Fashion Focus Chicago 2011 at Killion – Chicago designer Dana Killion joins Fashion Focus Chicago this year and will be hosting a shopping event to introduce her new line of contemporary women’s clothing.  Enjoy refreshments, product giveaways, and meet and greet with the designer.  For details CLICK HERE.

Chicago Halloween Double Horror Movie Premiere – Chicago Halloween big event! Indept Pictures will be premiering two new feature films at the Portage Theater on October 22nd. Both were filmed in Chicago.  See details: HERE.

Fashion Focus 2011 Emerging Designer Expo at the Fashion Market – Come out to Chicago’s Fashion Focus Event at The Fashion Market!  There will be fashion shows, live music, appetizers + beverages,  and DJ Mingo! Join us for a fabulous evening of fashion and exciting raffle event!  Don’t miss the future of Chicago fashion on the runway today!  See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents: Furrrrright Night hosted by Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control – Chicago Halloween 2011 invites you to bring your dog…or just yourself! Take this opportunity to embarrass your dog with an awesome Halloween costume for our costume contest. Bid on auction items, win fabulous raffle prizes, pose with your pooch for memorable photo and have a couple of cocktails!   See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween The Dead Shall Rise Coffin Art Show Presented By Royal Flesh Tattoo Gallery – The Dead Shall Rise, new and emerging artists from Chicago celebrate Halloween and collaborate to make the dead come alive through a variety of artistic styles. Tattoo artists from The Alley, Fifth Sun Graphix, Twisted Tattoo and Royal Flesh are collaborating for a unique art show, which will showcase the creative talents of several local artists.  See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween Events Spooktacular Beer Bus – Get even more use out of it the weekend before and ride our SPOOKTACULAR Beer Bus! For NW Indiana fans tickets are ONLY – $20 (fees apply for online credit card purchases). Ride the bus, get into the venue, FREE BEER on the bus, an Energy Commission band (think Lance Armstrong) and sticker while supplies last!  See details: HERE.

Theatre Seven Presents Overflow 2011 – Theatre Seven kicks off the 2011-2012 season with Overflow, an evening to benefit Theatre Seven of Chicago, sponsored by Aon Corporation. During this special evening, Theatre Seven of Chicago company members and associates will present previews from their fall 2011 and summer 2012 productions.  See details: HERE.

Sunday, October 23

Modern Vintage Chicago – Referred to as “a fashionista’s paradise” by SecondCityStyle.com; touted as a “Random Act of Kindness: 5 things we are loving this week” by the Tribune’s Red Eye; and “cool vintage personified” by Qlixmag.com, Modern Vintage Chicago is the only place you will find vintage clothing, jewelry and vanities by style icons such as Halston, Balenciaga, Patrick Kelly and Chanel alongside Chicago’s leading Indie Designers. See details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween Pre-Halloween 2011 Event MASQUERADE: A Evening of Fashion and Fantasy – K Dock Media’s 2nd Annual Pre-Halloween celebration, MASQUERADE: A Evening of Fashion and Fantasy.  We are once again partnering with CHICAGO COSTUME (http://www.chicagocostume.com/) to provide guests with beautiful masks at a discount. Go to any Chicago Costume location and mention KDOCK 2011 to receive a 15% discount!!  More details: HERE.

Chicago Halloween 2011: HallowFest At Chicago Botanic Garden – Celebrate Halloween at the Garden! Take either the “friendly” or “spooky” path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion.  Eerie Entertainment Enjoy two stages of entertainment in the Alsdorf Auditorium and Nichols Hall, including a show and tell of live reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey!  Ride the Eerie Express Take a 15-minute ride around the Garden on the magical Eerie Express. Watch for spooky Garden animals!  And so much more.  See details: HERE.

BCB Halloween Party! (Open to the whole family!) – We will have a pumpkin craft, Halloween Costume Contest, open play, entertainment, a FULL brunch, gift bags, giveaways and pictures taken by TK Photography!  See details: HERE.

 
 

Weekly Round Up, October 10

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

NOWYOUKNOW IS CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN ALL MONTH LONG! BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF SCARY EVENTS GOING ON EVERYDAY THIS WEEK.

WEEKLY HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted Attraction – Chicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for more info.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Spirit Play – Séances, spirit mediums, and supernatural occurrences took Victorian-era America by storm, as otherwise sensible people grasped at any means to reach out to their loved-ones on the other side. In the insular, upper-class world of 1870s Chicago, three scheming charlatans prey on the rich with elaborate tricks and magic during well-rehearsed séances. But when young Jane, the so-called medium, begins to receive unexpected communications from the dead, her world takes a stunning turn. More info Here.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween Trail of Terror – The Trail of Terror will thrill and delight you as you travel from one Haunted Happening to another. Stay at any one of the area’s Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Cabins which are rumored to be haunted at this time of year. From Haunted Happenings to antiques and crafts, festivals, and pumpkin patches, you’ll find plenty to do in Northern & Northwest Illinois! More info Here.

Chicago Halloween: Seadog Haunted Tours – Discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while learning its ghostly secrets. Our eerie-costumed tour guides will highlight the infamous massacres and supernatural occurrences from Chicago’s history, and reveal the haunting stories that plague the Hancock Building.
This cruise may leave a chill in your bones but so can the weather so please dress appropriately. This tour is suitable for all ages. Click Here for more information.

Monday, October 10

Chicago Halloween Presents: Wildclaw’s Theatre First Annual Masque of the Red Death Gala Benefit – WildClaw Theatre cordially invites you to our voluptuous scene, the First Annual Masque of the Red Death Gala Benefit. Come revel amidst members of Chicago’s own Horror Theatre. There will be buffoons, beauty, bounty and drink; amazing artists; musicians; and special guests.  More information: Here.

47th Chicago International Film Festival 2011 – For our 47th year, we want to discover something new, and that all starts with you, the filmmaker. This Festival brims with energy – from the innovative and inspiring work of first-time filmmakers and established masters to the enthusiastic responses of over 55,000 audience members. Click Here for more info.

Chicago Artists Month 2011 Events – OCTOBER is Chicago Artist’s Month and there are a ton of events scehduled throughout the month.  Below is just a sampling of all the great art events happening all over town.  To see the full list of events, please visit the Chicago Artist’s Website.  See the full list of events and all the details Here.

Tuesady, October 11

47th Chicago International Film Festival 2011 – For our 47th year, we want to discover something new, and that all starts with you, the filmmaker. This Festival brims with energy – from the innovative and inspiring work of first-time filmmakers and established masters to the enthusiastic responses of over 55,000 audience members. Click Here for more info.

Chicago Artists Month 2011 Events – OCTOBER is Chicago Artist’s Month and there are a ton of events scehduled throughout the month.  Below is just a sampling of all the great art events happening all over town.  To see the full list of events, please visit the Chicago Artist’s Website.  See the full list of events and all the details Here.

Wednesday, October 12

I AM NOT A PIRATE: Filesharing and the Music Industry (Chicago Ideas Week) – ARTISTS! TECHIES! INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS! STUDENTS! ENTHUSIASTS! Spread the word… Bronzeville Institute of Technology Presents: I AM NOT A PIRATE: Filesharing and the Music Industry.  This panel will focus on the impacts and advantages of filesharing and how it’s redefining the ever changing landscape of the music industry. More information: Here.

WineStyles Fall Wine Dinner – YOU ARE INVITED!  Chef Roger from Socca, a favorite neighborhood restaurant, is creating a spectacular dinner pairing to showcase the artisan hand-made wines for one of Napa Valley’s finest wine producers, Schweiger Vineyards.  Roger Herring blends a passion for simple, high quality ingredients with his European and New York training to deliver exceptional flavors with incredibly fresh ingredients. More information Here.

47th Chicago International Film Festival 2011 – For our 47th year, we want to discover something new, and that all starts with you, the filmmaker. This Festival brims with energy – from the innovative and inspiring work of first-time filmmakers and established masters to the enthusiastic responses of over 55,000 audience members. Click Here for more info.

Chicago Artists Month 2011 Events – OCTOBER is Chicago Artist’s Month and there are a ton of events scehduled throughout the month.  Below is just a sampling of all the great art events happening all over town.  To see the full list of events, please visit the Chicago Artist’s Website.  See the full list of events and all the details Here.

My Open Bar: FlavorPill & Amstel Light Happy Hour – Celebrate the art of the happy hour with Flavorpill and Amstel Light Hey player, Let’s just get this out of the way: whoever invented the happy hour was a genius. But not all happy hours are created equal. We here at Myopenbar are partial to creative drink specials, great eats (man can’t thrive on pretzels alone), and entertainment that goes beyond a bartender’s playlist. More information: Here.

Cocktails After FIA Expo with Arista Networks and Solarflare – Join us for cocktails after the show for an intimate invitation-only cocktail party. Network and meet some of the eminent IT managers and thought leaders in Financial Management as well as talk to representatives from Arista Networks and Solarflare about the latest hyper-scale technologies and how to leverage specific cloud technologies for maximum benefit. See details: Here.

Thursday, October 13

Fear City Chicago: A Haunted Attraction – FEAR CITY ushers in a new era of haunted house attractions for the Chicagoland area this fall! With a concept that takes you from the dark side of the city to the mind bending midway, the unexpected awaits in this 40,000 sq.ft. environment. A world class Halloween experience is on its way to the Chicagoland area this October!  Runs through October 2011. More info Here.

Chicago Halloween Events Let’s Get Spooky Scary Movie Screenings – Bundle up, bring some cider, and join us for scary movies on the Museum’s plaza.  Showing “The Silence of the Lambs.”  More information: Here.

Join the Chicago Reporter for their ‘Last Chance to get Matched’ – Please join the Chicago Reporter at our “Last Chance to get Matched” Fundraiser where we’re asking you, our loyal readers and supporters to chip in just a little bit more to get us past our $75,000 goal. Our Challenge Fund for Journalism matching grant deadline is approaching and we need your support to help us meet this ambitious goal. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and drink specials.  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Fear City Haunted House Bus Trip – Bar 1 Events is organizing a bus trip to Chicagoland’s scariest haunted house – Fear City! Our $30 package gets you entry into the haunted house, round-trip bus transportation and beverages on the bus.  More information: Here.

Tequila Tasting Series – Includes tequila samples, two drinks, appetizers, a raffle ticket and live music.  ZOCALO offers over one hudred and twenty tequilas made of 100% blue agave.  More information: Here.

Chicago Halloween Events: Sew Spooky! – Join Halloween enthusiasts as we explore fun and functional Halloween costumes, décor, and flare.  We’ll have expert Florence Pittman-Hardy from ReMix Boutique as she shows the audience easy ways to make your Halloween the black cat’s meow.
This is one event you won’t want to miss! Stop by to learn skills you can take home and carry with you every Halloween.  See details: Here.

47th Chicago International Film Festival 2011 – For our 47th year, we want to discover something new, and that all starts with you, the filmmaker. This Festival brims with energy – from the innovative and inspiring work of first-time filmmakers and established masters to the enthusiastic responses of over 55,000 audience members. Click Here for more info.

Chicago Artists Month 2011 Events – OCTOBER is Chicago Artist’s Month and there are a ton of events scehduled throughout the month.  Below is just a sampling of all the great art events happening all over town.  To see the full list of events, please visit the Chicago Artist’s Website.  See the full list of events and all the details Here.

Chicago Halloween Events: Jack The Ripper – Fans will be treated to the first ever showing of Butterfinger the 13th, a special horror featurette. Butterfinger the 13th is the story of a troubled young camper that disappears in a bizarre fire, leaving nothing but questions and dark legends of the Masked Butterfinger Butcher behind. After (around 8:15pm) Fathom Thriller Thursdays will feature the intriguing docu-drama, Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story, which exposes the truth behind the legendary killer. More information: Here.

Friday, October 14

2011 Celebrity Chef Ball – The 23rd Annual Celebrity Chef Ball will again be held on the 9th Floor of Macy’s on State Street, providing a unique experience for our guests. The Chef’s Tasting Party, a dine-around reception-style experience, provides guests with a high energy, informal tasting experience. The VIP Chef’s Table will be available on a limited basis for guests wishing to enjoy a more intimate dinner experience prior to the main tasting.  More information: Here.

Culture Connection 3rd AfTerWoRk Social – DJ J. IMANI spinning the best Music, *COMPLIMENTARY* Food & Drinks!!! ….Plus Massages by Dr. Pamela Phoenix & Cool People like YOU!  @ Culture Connection’s 3rd Fridays After Work Social!  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Creatures of the Night at Brookfield Zoo – Creatures of the Night returns with more thrills and chills in 2011.  Details will be released soon, but here’s a preview of what lies in store: The Haunted Tram, The Trail of Terror – UNDERNEATH, and more.  More information: Here.

Paint the Town Blue – This event is a celebration of donors’ support and will feature an exclusive VIP Reception, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an exciting live auction, award presentations, and live music presented by Hitsville Revue.  The theme is Paint the Town Blue!, in fitting with the Emergency Fund’s blue heart logo and our reach throughout the Chicago area.  More information: Here.

Viva La Muerte – Join the gussied up ghoulish gals of Hot & Heavy Burlesque for a full evening of Halloween fun to celebrate our favorite time of year!  HORROR TV – Burlesque Tribute To Classic Horror Films & Costume Contest + MORE!  More information: Here.,

Chicago Halloween 2011: Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a spooktacular live performance with horses and riders from all over the world. The story comes alive as you have always imagined it, performed entirely on live horses in the oldest indoor performing riding hall in North America. There is simply no other Halloween event like this! For details and tickets Click Here.

DEADLINE to enter to Get Your Photo on a Can of Frank’s Sauerkraut – Frank’s is looking for sauerkraut lovers for their labels.  It’s easy to enter to become a supermarket star:  just send a photo of yourself, family or group using Frank’s Sauerkraut to http://www.myfrankskraut.com/.  To qualify, Chicagoans should demonstrate how they “make life sweet” using Frank’s Traditional and Sweet Sauerkraut.  Frank’s is interested in favorite sauerkraut recipes, stories, and anecdotes; photos should illustrate how individuals, families or groups actually utilize Frank’s products. For more information: Click Here.

Mark Your Calendars: Decades Returns to Chicago – Opening Reception is Friday night.  Decades is back in Chicago. Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver of Decades invite you to experience a specialty curated collection of vintage and modern designer pre-loved luxury clothing and jewelry and the launch of the Miriam Haskell for Decades jewelry collaboration. Details Here.

47th Chicago International Film Festival 2011 – For our 47th year, we want to discover something new, and that all starts with you, the filmmaker. This Festival brims with energy – from the innovative and inspiring work of first-time filmmakers and established masters to the enthusiastic responses of over 55,000 audience members. Click Here for more info.

Chicago Artists Month 2011 Events – OCTOBER is Chicago Artist’s Month and there are a ton of events scehduled throughout the month.  Below is just a sampling of all the great art events happening all over town.  To see the full list of events, please visit the Chicago Artist’s Website.  See the full list of events and all the details Here.

The Dolphins Single Release Party – Dolphins the Band LOFT & COCKTAIL single release party. Party, Dance, & Mingle. Free music copies will be available. This is a BYOB event but cups will be provided. More information: Here.

Saturday, October 15

Chicago Halloween Nightmare on Clark Street – Nightmare on Clark Street is a bar crawl put on by Red Frog Bar Hops. This haunted hop takes you along Wrigley’s eeriest strip. Costumed Hoppers quench their thirst on red beer as they creep down chilling Clark Street. Say hello to Wrigley’s dark side.  More information: Here.

Chicago Halloween: Musicbox Massacre 7 – Chicago Halloween wants you to Imagine –  a typical art cinema on Chicago’s Northside. Quiet, beautiful, tranquil, and known for showing the same on screen…. except for one 24 hour period every October.  Plus Vendor tables, prizes, and Charity auctions for Vital Bridges —- Vital Bridges’ mission is to help people throughout metropolitan Chicago impacted by HIV and AIDS to improve their health and build self-sufficiency by providing food, nutrition, housing, case management and prevention services.  More information: Here.

Mark Your Calendars: Decades Returns to Chicago – Opening Reception is Friday night.  Decades is back in Chicago. Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver of Decades invite you to experience a specialty curated collection of vintage and modern designer pre-loved luxury clothing and jewelry and the launch of the Miriam Haskell for Decades jewelry collaboration. Details Here.

Pumpkins in the Park – The 12th annual Pumpkins in the Park 5K is a spooktacular event for the whole family!  5K Participants enjoy a winding course through beautiful Lincoln Park then celebrate at the post-race party featuring live music, sponsor give-aways and a costume contest for the adults.  The CLIF KID Spooky Sprints is for kids 12 and under.  Other family friendly activities include pumpkin decorating and a children’s costume parade.  More information and registration: Here.

The Chopping Block Annual Trunk Show – It’s the biggest foodie party of the year at the Merchandise Mart: The Chopping Block’s Annual Trunk Show. Be the first to see new products, test out new retail lines and sample new gourmet food. Plus, you’ll get to spin the wheel to “Pick Your Discount”. You could save up to 25% off of all purchases that day, plus win a free cooking class.  More information: Here.

Designs 4 Dignity 2011 Kitchen Walk – Designs for Dignity was initiated in the belief that human beings are entitled to, and nurtured by, living and working within creative environments.  Recognizing that constrained budgets of many non-profit organizations often preclude a comfortable and supportive physical environment, we transform existing non-profit spaces through Pro Bono design services and in-kind donations.  More information and tickets: Here.

Horacio Nieto Studio Opening – Come out and celebrate the opening of Horacio Nieto’s very first studio. This has been a step in his career that he has been working on for a very long time. The event will also be a “30th Birthday Celebration” for Horacio and will be going on all day so please stop by at whatever time is convenient for you.  More information: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011: Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a spooktacular live performance with horses and riders from all over the world. The story comes alive as you have always imagined it, performed entirely on live horses in the oldest indoor performing riding hall in North America. There is simply no other Halloween event like this! For details and tickets Click Here.

Aviators Night for Sight 2011 – Register now for Aviators Night for Sight, hosted by the Illinois Eye-Bank’s Ambassadors for Vision (A4V) Council. This special evening starts at 7:30 p.m. on October 15 at the Schaumburg Regional Airport.  Your $150 ticket entitles you to a night of jets, luxury cars, live entertainment, special performances, couture fashions, global gastronomy and spirits.
More information: Here.

47th Chicago International Film Festival 2011 – For our 47th year, we want to discover something new, and that all starts with you, the filmmaker. This Festival brims with energy – from the innovative and inspiring work of first-time filmmakers and established masters to the enthusiastic responses of over 55,000 audience members. Click Here for more info.

Chicago Artists Month 2011 Events – OCTOBER is Chicago Artist’s Month and there are a ton of events scehduled throughout the month.  Below is just a sampling of all the great art events happening all over town.  To see the full list of events, please visit the Chicago Artist’s Website.  See the full list of events and all the details Here.

Fulton Street Collective (FSC) Open House – One of our artist Kayoua Xiong will be displaying part of her collection again with the artists at FSC. If you missed her gallery show you can still check out her work. Come drink and mingle with other artists, fashion designers, musicians, and film-makers. More info Here.

Sunday, October 16

Chicago Halloween: Musicbox Massacre 7 – Chicago Halloween wants you to Imagine –  a typical art cinema on Chicago’s Northside. Quiet, beautiful, tranquil, and known for showing the same on screen…. except for one 24 hour period every October.  Plus Vendor tables, prizes, and Charity auctions for Vital Bridges —- Vital Bridges’ mission is to help people throughout metropolitan Chicago impacted by HIV and AIDS to improve their health and build self-sufficiency by providing food, nutrition, housing, case management and prevention services.  More information: Here.

Fear City Chicago: A Haunted Attraction – FEAR CITY ushers in a new era of haunted house attractions for the Chicagoland area this fall! With a concept that takes you from the dark side of the city to the mind bending midway, the unexpected awaits in this 40,000 sq.ft. environment. A world class Halloween experience is on its way to the Chicagoland area this October!  Runs through October 2011. More info Here.

VelvetStyle Social Mixer – Come mix & mingle over mimosas as you hear what VELVETSTYLE Social is all about.  Meet New Friends.  Expand Your Social Circle.  Find Out About Great Events in Chicago.  For details and tickets Click Here.

Mark Your Calendars: Decades Returns to Chicago – Opening Reception is Friday night.  Decades is back in Chicago. Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver of Decades invite you to experience a specialty curated collection of vintage and modern designer pre-loved luxury clothing and jewelry and the launch of the Miriam Haskell for Decades jewelry collaboration. Details Here.

 
 

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Weekly Round-Up, October 3

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, October 3

You Are Cordially Invited To A Million Dollar Wedding EventThe Wedding Salon – The Wedding Salon puts on a magical Chicago bridal show and expo for Chicago brides. Countless luxury wedding vendors will be available to help you plan your big day.  Don’t Miss the Bridal Event of the Year, The Wedding Salon on October 3rd in Chicago! Find the ultimate resources for your wedding at the nation’s premier luxury event!  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted AttractionChicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for details.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Tuesday, October 4

October 2011 Fashion Industry Mixer featuring Crystal B. Designs – Fashion Industry Mixer, a niche networking event where you can expand your network and find business opportunities. Held at a refined venue, surrounded by a vibrant ambiance and low volume music. Color coded tags will help you navigate the crowd and find the right people to connect with.  Enjoy complimentary wine open bar – 6-7 PM with hors d’oeuvres.  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted AttractionChicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for details.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween Trail of TerrorThe Trail of Terror will thrill and delight you as you travel from one Haunted Happening to another. Stay at any one of the area’s Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Cabins which are rumored to be haunted at this time of year. From Haunted Happenings to antiques and crafts, festivals, and pumpkin patches, you’ll find plenty to do in Northern & Northwest Illinois! Click Here for all the details.

Wednesday, October 5

Stephanie Izard “Girl In The Kitchen” Book Release Party – BOOK LAUNCH PARTY is almost here!!! it has been a while since i have had a reason to throw a big-ass fun-filled party, so we are going all out. with my first book, girl in the kitchen, hitting shelves october 5 and the goat tour about to get underway, it seemed like the perfect time to celebrate.  For details: Click Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted AttractionChicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for details.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween Trail of TerrorThe Trail of Terror will thrill and delight you as you travel from one Haunted Happening to another. Stay at any one of the area’s Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Cabins which are rumored to be haunted at this time of year. From Haunted Happenings to antiques and crafts, festivals, and pumpkin patches, you’ll find plenty to do in Northern & Northwest Illinois! Click Here for all the details.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Spirit Play – Séances, spirit mediums, and supernatural occurrences took Victorian-era America by storm, as otherwise sensible people grasped at any means to reach out to their loved-ones on the other side. In the insular, upper-class world of 1870s Chicago, three scheming charlatans prey on the rich with elaborate tricks and magic during well-rehearsed séances. But when young Jane, the so-called medium, begins to receive unexpected communications from the dead, her world takes a stunning turn. See details: Here.

Thursday, October 6

26 POINT 2: Fuel Team Dignity Pasta Party – Join Designs for Dignity for a gourmet pasta + carb loading dinner to support the runners of TEAM DIGNITY. All donations are tax deductible. Support D4D and enjoy great food, cocktails and wine for a great cause! Click Here for more information.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted AttractionChicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for details.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween Trail of TerrorThe Trail of Terror will thrill and delight you as you travel from one Haunted Happening to another. Stay at any one of the area’s Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Cabins which are rumored to be haunted at this time of year. From Haunted Happenings to antiques and crafts, festivals, and pumpkin patches, you’ll find plenty to do in Northern & Northwest Illinois! Click Here for all the details.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Spirit Play – Séances, spirit mediums, and supernatural occurrences took Victorian-era America by storm, as otherwise sensible people grasped at any means to reach out to their loved-ones on the other side. In the insular, upper-class world of 1870s Chicago, three scheming charlatans prey on the rich with elaborate tricks and magic during well-rehearsed séances. But when young Jane, the so-called medium, begins to receive unexpected communications from the dead, her world takes a stunning turn. See details: Here.

Chicago Interactive Social Club Fall Event – Join us for a night of casual networking amongst the movers and shakers of the Chicago interactive industry, as we partner with Rockit Bar and Grill River North and Vitamin T to host our Fall Event. Spread the word, bring your friends, and come out to Chicago’s first social club dedicated to supporting all the glorious awesomeness that is the Chicago interactive scene. You must register to attend the event. See details: Here.

Business Mythbusters Networking and Cocktail Party Presented by Rockit Wrigley – If you are job searching or just looking to get ahead, join us at Rockit Wrigley to talk about the most predominant business myths and meet career-minded Chicago professionals in the process. Enjoy martinis and appetizers as you receive networking tips from bestselling career author Alexandra Levit and are then let loose to practice then right away! See details: Here.

a. Dot: Architects Doing Other Things – Come out on Oct. 6th to celebrate the talent of Chicago’s Architecture Community. The exhibit- “a.DOT – architects. Doing Other Things” features 50+ Chicago based women architects showcasing their “other” talents. The opening reception is a free event and the exhibit will be up for the entire month of October as a part of Chicago Artists Month. See details: Here.

47th Chicago International Film Festival 2011Oct. 6th-20th – For our 47th year, we want to discover something new, and that all starts with you, the filmmaker. This Festival brims with energy – from the innovative and inspiring work of first-time filmmakers and established masters to the enthusiastic responses of over 55,000 audience members. Click Here for all the details.

Chicago Artists Month 2011 Events – OCTOBER is Chicago Artist’s Month and there are a ton of events scehduled throughout the month. Below is just a sampling of all the great art events happening all over town. To see the full list of events, please visit the Chicago Artist’s Website. See the full list of events and all the details: Here.

Friday, October 7

“Masquerade” Lil’ Black Dress Event @ MCA – Happy hour takes on a new meaning with First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Relax after work after a long work week with a cash bar featuring specialty drinks and free Wolfgang Puck appetizers.  Enjoy live music from local Djs, the world’s only iMac G5 dating bar, creation stations, and more. Each month features an up-and-coming Chicago artist in a preview of the latest UB 12×12.: New Artists/New Work exhibition. Click Here for more info.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted AttractionChicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Herefor details.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Fear City Chicago a Haunted Attraction – FEAR CITY ushers in a new era of haunted house attractions for the Chicagoland area this fall! With a concept that takes you from the dark side of the city to the mind bending midway, the unexpected awaits in this 40,000 sq.ft. environment. A world class Halloween experience is on its way to the Chicagoland area this October! Click Here for details and tickets.

MONàRREZ Collection Presents FRONT ROW Runway Show – MONàRREZ Collection and head designer Hector-Javier Monàrrez are proud to present our offical 2012 runway show FRONT ROW.  Join us in the Crystal Room of the exclusive Union League Club of Chicago for an incredible night of unbelievable fashions modeled by the most gorgeous faces from Factor Model Management with hair and makeup provided by the amazing Joseph Micheals Salon and Day Spa.  The show will be hosted by Zoraida Sambolin from NBC Universal, with special guest Candace Jordan (Chicago Blogger), this promises to be a night to remember with fashion, fun, and of course the best music from DJ Konsept.  See details and get your tickets: HERE.

Chicago Halloween Trail of TerrorThe Trail of Terror will thrill and delight you as you travel from one Haunted Happening to another. Stay at any one of the area’s Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Cabins which are rumored to be haunted at this time of year. From Haunted Happenings to antiques and crafts, festivals, and pumpkin patches, you’ll find plenty to do in Northern & Northwest Illinois! Click Here for all the details.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Spirit Play – Séances, spirit mediums, and supernatural occurrences took Victorian-era America by storm, as otherwise sensible people grasped at any means to reach out to their loved-ones on the other side. In the insular, upper-class world of 1870s Chicago, three scheming charlatans prey on the rich with elaborate tricks and magic during well-rehearsed séances. But when young Jane, the so-called medium, begins to receive unexpected communications from the dead, her world takes a stunning turn. See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011: Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a spooktacular live performance with horses and riders from all over the world. The story comes alive as you have always imagined it, performed entirely on live horses in the oldest indoor performing riding hall in North America. There is simply no other Halloween event like this! For details and tickets Click Here.

Reach Out 4th Annual Gala Event 2011 – Raffle, Sports tickets, Unique Silent Auction baskets Tickets $100 per person Your Donation Includes: Passed Hors D’Oeuvres. Carving Station. Dinner. Full Open Bar. Live Music & Entertainment! Formal Attire Please Reach out community center is a 501(c) 3 all donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. * Tickets must be purchased in advance* Your continued support is making way for the development for Reach Out Community Center. See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween: Seadog Haunted Tours – Discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while learning its ghostly secrets. Our eerie-costumed tour guides will highlight the infamous massacres and supernatural occurrences from Chicago’s history, and reveal the haunting stories that plague the Hancock Building. This cruise may leave a chill in your bones but so can the weather so please dress appropriately. This tour is suitable for all ages. See details: Here.

Saturday, October 8

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted AttractionChicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Herefor details.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Fear City Chicago a Haunted Attraction – FEAR CITY ushers in a new era of haunted house attractions for the Chicagoland area this fall! With a concept that takes you from the dark side of the city to the mind bending midway, the unexpected awaits in this 40,000 sq.ft. environment. A world class Halloween experience is on its way to the Chicagoland area this October! Click Here for details and tickets.

Chicago Halloween Trail of TerrorThe Trail of Terror will thrill and delight you as you travel from one Haunted Happening to another. Stay at any one of the area’s Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Cabins which are rumored to be haunted at this time of year. From Haunted Happenings to antiques and crafts, festivals, and pumpkin patches, you’ll find plenty to do in Northern & Northwest Illinois! Click Here for all the details.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Spirit Play – Séances, spirit mediums, and supernatural occurrences took Victorian-era America by storm, as otherwise sensible people grasped at any means to reach out to their loved-ones on the other side. In the insular, upper-class world of 1870s Chicago, three scheming charlatans prey on the rich with elaborate tricks and magic during well-rehearsed séances. But when young Jane, the so-called medium, begins to receive unexpected communications from the dead, her world takes a stunning turn. See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011: Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a spooktacular live performance with horses and riders from all over the world. The story comes alive as you have always imagined it, performed entirely on live horses in the oldest indoor performing riding hall in North America. There is simply no other Halloween event like this! For details and tickets Click Here.

Chicago Halloween Six Corners Treasure Hunt – Hunting for fun will be easy at Six Corners during the Halloween Treasure Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 8, when Svengoolie will visit the area. Area businesses will also be offering promotional items and coupons to everyone who visits them on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who visit enough stores can enter the drawing for a 40-inch flat-screen TV provided by Sears. By visiting local businesses, fest-goers can also win a ticket to the Svengoolie appearance and movie at the Portage, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. Svengoolie will arrive at 7 p.m. and sign autographs for an hour. See details: Here.

8th Annual “Mutt Strut” – Dog lovers and their four-legged friends are invited for a 1.5 mile walk with their “mutt”, followed by a block party with food, entertainment and more! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation (CCR). See details: Here.

Celebrate Fall Fashion with GUESS – A fun-filled afternnon of sips and sweets to celebrate the launch of the Guess Fall 2011 Collection. See details: Here.
 
A Night With Doug Jones/Special Screening of Horror Indie “Absentia” – Come meet the star of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy I & II, Fantastic 4:Rise of the Silver Surfer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Batman Returns, and more. FREE Autographs on your personal item or purchase a photo or DVD from Doug, interview q & a, door prizes, and full film screening. See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween: Seadog Haunted Tours – Discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while learning its ghostly secrets. Our eerie-costumed tour guides will highlight the infamous massacres and supernatural occurrences from Chicago’s history, and reveal the haunting stories that plague the Hancock Building. This cruise may leave a chill in your bones but so can the weather so please dress appropriately. This tour is suitable for all ages. See details: Here.

Sunday, October 9

6th Annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl – Join us on Sunday, October 9 from 2:00-5:00 pm for the 6th annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl and take your sweet tooth on a stroll of the neighborhood! This year choose between THREE great routes – the CANDY CANE Route, the GUMDROP Route and the LOLLIPOP Route! Tickets for one route are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. A complete listing of which restaurants are on each route (and what they are serving!) is below. More information: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted Attraction – Chicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for details.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Fear City Chicago a Haunted Attraction – FEAR CITY ushers in a new era of haunted house attractions for the Chicagoland area this fall! With a concept that takes you from the dark side of the city to the mind bending midway, the unexpected awaits in this 40,000 sq.ft. environment. A world class Halloween experience is on its way to the Chicagoland area this October! Click Here for details and tickets.

Chicago Halloween Trail of TerrorThe Trail of Terror will thrill and delight you as you travel from one Haunted Happening to another. Stay at any one of the area’s Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts or Cabins which are rumored to be haunted at this time of year. From Haunted Happenings to antiques and crafts, festivals, and pumpkin patches, you’ll find plenty to do in Northern & Northwest Illinois! Click Here for all the details.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Spirit Play – Séances, spirit mediums, and supernatural occurrences took Victorian-era America by storm, as otherwise sensible people grasped at any means to reach out to their loved-ones on the other side. In the insular, upper-class world of 1870s Chicago, three scheming charlatans prey on the rich with elaborate tricks and magic during well-rehearsed séances. But when young Jane, the so-called medium, begins to receive unexpected communications from the dead, her world takes a stunning turn. See details: Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011: Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a spooktacular live performance with horses and riders from all over the world. The story comes alive as you have always imagined it, performed entirely on live horses in the oldest indoor performing riding hall in North America. There is simply no other Halloween event like this! For details and tickets Click Here.

CitySwarm Invites You To Sunday Funday On The Farm – What to do on an October Sunday when there’s no Bears game….how about grab your plaid and get to the farm for some fall festivities! Join CitySwarm as we spend Sunday Funday on the Farm with County Line Orchard, located just an hour outside of Chicago in Hobart, Indiana. We’ll depart at 11:30 from Chicago and travel in style with round trip coach transportation. The bus is BYOB, so feel free to bring your favorite beverages on board, and maybe a few for your neighbors! More information: Here.

Symphony Center Presents Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan – An annual favorite returns once again for a spectacular afternoon of joyful Mexican Music. The verstaile group of the oldest and greatest Mariachi bands will bring you to your feet and lift your spirits. More information: Here.

We Love Soul Presents… A Special Live Performance featuring Choklate – In addition to her singing and songwriting career Choklate has worked with artists from De La Soul to Drake to Eric Roberson and many more. Join us as she returns to Chicago for this special live performance. More information: Here.

Chicago Halloween: Seadog Haunted Tours – Discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while learning its ghostly secrets. Our eerie-costumed tour guides will highlight the infamous massacres and supernatural occurrences from Chicago’s history, and reveal the haunting stories that plague the Hancock Building. This cruise may leave a chill in your bones but so can the weather so please dress appropriately. This tour is suitable for all ages. See details: Here.

 

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Weekly Round Up, September 26

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, September 26

Ai celebrates 4 wonderful years! – Celebrate Ai Sushi’s 4 year anniversary with an amazing dining deal.  Enjoy a 5-course meal for only $20!  Click Here for more details.

Tuesday, September 27

Ai celebrates 4 wonderful years! – Celebrate Ai Sushi’s 4 year anniversary with an amazing dining deal.  Enjoy a 5-course meal for only $20!  Click Here for more details.

Macy’s Presents Kendra Wilkinson – Join us as we welcome New York Times Bestselling Author & Beloved TV Star, Kendra Wilkinson to Macy’s on State Street! Kendra will be on hand to sign copies of her new book, Being Kendra: Cribs Cocktails and Getting My Sexy Back.  See details: Here.

Connect.Inspire.Grow Networking Event For Chicago Professionals – How they made their dreams come true by turning their ideas into actions.  Networking Event For Chicago Professionals Connect, become inspired, and grow your network and success.  Special Guest Speaker: James Malinchak, from ABC’s Secret Millionaire. Click Here for more info.

Chef’s Table: Due Lire – September’s Chef’s Table brings us a taste of Italy in the heart of Lincoln Square. Due Lire was founded by owner Massimo Di Vuolo to fulfill a dream he had while growing up in Napoli. He watched his mother and grandmother cooking, “the slow and precise movements happening in front of my eyes, the surprising aromas, genuine laughs, love and passion that filled the kitchen was mesmerizing. Masterpieces were being created through such good times.” Click Here for more info.

Wednesday, September 28

Ai celebrates 4 wonderful years! – Celebrate Ai Sushi’s 4 year anniversary with an amazing dining deal.  Enjoy a 5-course meal for only $20!  Click Here for more details.

Carnivale’s 6-Year Anniversary Party – Enjoy live music from Latin inspiration, an Action Booth, stilt walkers, fire breathers, and more.  See details: Here.

Auchentoshan Presents: Social Excellence – You Are Cordially Invited to join Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch as we celebrate “Social Excellence”!  This is celebration of those who bring the best to the Chicago social scene!  We will be recognizing those who exemplify excellence in Media, Law, Advertising, Education, Arts and Philanthropy.  See details: Here.

Thursday, September 29

CANCELLED  The Evolution: Green Fashion Show, Bougie Magazine Launch and More! – The Evolution is a fashion and beauty event that promotes sisterhood and growth. The event will feature “The Green Carpet Fashion Show,” which will highlight virtual concepts using green screen photo and video shoots. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience a live virtual shoot and take commemorative photos set against the backdrop of the magnificent Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. Click Here for more details.  The location for this event has changed to ALHAMBRA PALACE RESTAURANT AT 1240 W. RANDOLPH!!! CANCELLED

Room Service Chicago FREE Moving Screening “Objectified” – They will be showing a screening of the movie, “Objectified” – a documentary film about products and the people who design them as well as how it impacts the lives of people who use these objects. It is by the same director as “Helvetica” – the movie about the typeface. For details Click Here.

Friday, September 30

La Catrina Fashion Show: Cultura meets Couture – Part of the 2011 Del Corazón Festival…Cultura meets couture at the first annual La Catrina Fashion Show. Imagine a runway where culture meets couture, where Frida Khalo, Dia de Muertos and Mexican culture are the inspiration for fashion and design. Imagine it no more… See details: Here.

630 Fashion Show – This year we will feature top Chicago designer Borris J. Powell, winner of the 2011 Oscar’s designer dress challenge!!   This is your chance to see his award winning Black Swan dress and his C Me N Dior 2011 Fall/Winter Collection live on our runway.  See details: Here.

The Second Annual WHO IS CHICAGO – Meet, connect, and get involved with some of the most important and influential Chicagoans involved in the non-profit community for a night of inspiration and acknowledgement.  Click Here for more info.

Suzy Singh Teams up with the Kenmore 50/50 Range – A Vegan Thanksgiving? Pizza at Easter brunch? Hate pumpkins but love Halloween? With so many assorted families and lifestyles, every household has their own set of traditions. Chef Suzy Singh will bring her multicultural experience to the dinner table as she creates an entire holiday feast in one amazing appliance – the Kenmore Elite Double Oven Freestanding Range! More info Here.

Stella’s Starlight Featuring Live Vocalist Caress Sahura – Galleria Unico – 1936 W. Division, 2nd Floor.  See details: Here.

Artist Hour: Meet Chicago Street Style Blogger Amy Creyer – The St. Clair location is closing and moving to the Tribune Tower next week so this is a kind of closing celebration as well. If you haven’t had a chance to see Amy’s photos in person it’s really a treat. Amy would love to meet you and is actually obsessed with Argo Tea (literally) so it’s an immense honor for them to sponsor her first real art show. For details Click Here.

4th Annual Fear No Fashion 2011 Hosted by PAVE – The event will feature celebrity host Marcellas Reynolds seen on Big Brother, Seasons 3 & 7 and frequent guest on Style and E! The informal fashion show will feature models from Agency Galatea, local celebrities, catering for VIP guests from Phil Stefani Signature Events, sponsored cocktails from Hypnotiq and Heaven Hill, red carpet and Michigan Avenue Magazine is the official media sponsor. Hair and make-up by Lather Chicago. Dj Megan Taylor from Figgy. DRESS TO IMPRESS! Click Here for more info.

Saturday, October 1

Chicago Beach Polo World Cup – For the first time in Chicago, a new thunder rolls the sands of Lake Michigan…The GREY GOOSE® Chicago Beach Polo World Cup! On Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd, players from around the globe will travel to the Windy City to compete in a prestigious tournament of beach polo right on North Avenue Beach. Located directly in front of a beachfront bar and grill, this luxury affair will give spectators and up close and personal look at the “Sport of Kings!” For more information Click Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted Attraction – Chicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for details.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Design Harvest – Chicago’s Annual Street Festival celebrates design.  Come hear great live music while checking out the art. For details Click Here.

Fear City Chicago a Haunted Attraction – FEAR CITY ushers in a new era of haunted house attractions for the Chicagoland area this fall! With a concept that takes you from the dark side of the city to the mind bending midway, the unexpected awaits in this 40,000 sq.ft. environment. A world class Halloween experience is on its way to the Chicagoland area this October! Click Here for details and tickets.

Chipotle Presents ‘Cultivate Chicago,’ a Celebration of Food and Music – FREE!!!  Come celebrate food & music.  Cultivate Chicago is the first festival of its kind to incorporate nationally recognized celebrity chefs, artisanal food and wine producers, and top musical acts as a way to raise awareness of the impact that food has on society.  See details: Here.

Macy’s Presents Brad Goreski – Get framed and fabulous at Sunglass Hut Macy’s on State Street. Come face to face with ah-mazing celebrity stylist Brad Goreski. He’ll be dishing up style advice so you’ll be fabulously framed and in the know with what looks suit you. Click Here for more info.

Beauty and Her Feast will be cooking at Mariano’s for a Fall dinner party! – Kiki Luthringshausen of Beauty and Her Feast will be demonstrating and hosting a fall dinner party.The four-course dinner with beverage pairings is inspired by fall ingredients and costs $45 per person.  See details: Here.

UPChicago Bolf-A-Palooza 2011 to benefit Imerman Angels – Announcing Bolf-A-Palooza VII with net proceeds to benefit Imerman Angels. For more info and to purchase tickets Click Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011: Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Noble Horse presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a spooktacular live performance with horses and riders from all over the world. The story comes alive as you have always imagined it, performed entirely on live horses in the oldest indoor performing riding hall in North America. There is simply no other Halloween event like this! For details and tickets Click Here.

Open Streets on State: Splash. Spin. Skate. Stretch. Stroll. – Enjoy the ultimate urban playground as State Street opens for pedestrians only to play, walk, bike and enjoy healthy recreation in the heart of the Loop. Click Here for details.

Art Depth 2nd Annual Art Party & Draw-A-Thon – As part of Chicago Artists Month 2011, Art Depth’s Second Annual Art Party and Draw-a-thon will kick off the start of this sixteenth annual celebration on October 1st from 12pm – 5pm at Mautene Court in Wicker Park. Select works from the event will be included in the exhibition “Inspiration, Connection & Creation.“ See details: Here.

Launch of the NIKE Chicago LunarGlide+3 shoe – Check out the Installation by Tara D, Stylish looks by April Francis of Hautecloset.com and enjoy an explanation of key things to remember for running in the fall/winter. For details Click Here.

Sunday, October 2

Chicago Beach Polo World Cup – For the first time in Chicago, a new thunder rolls the sands of Lake Michigan…The GREY GOOSE® Chicago Beach Polo World Cup! On Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd, players from around the globe will travel to the Windy City to compete in a prestigious tournament of beach polo right on North Avenue Beach. Located directly in front of a beachfront bar and grill, this luxury affair will give spectators and up close and personal look at the “Sport of Kings!” For more information Click Here.

Chicago Halloween 2011 Presents SCREAMS – Chicago’s Newest Haunted Attraction – Chicago Halloween 2011 invites you to scream at SCREAMS in the Park at Rosemont.  Secret passageways, torture chambers, and vats of deadly acid… Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe it’s time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another…until we make you SCREAM! Click Here for details.

Chicago Halloween Events Presents Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America – Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America is one of the most terrifying Halloween events in the world! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life.  See details: Here.

Design Harvest – Chicago’s Annual Street Festival celebrates design.  Come hear great live music while checking out the art. For details Click Here.

Fear City Chicago a Haunted Attraction – FEAR CITY ushers in a new era of haunted house attractions for the Chicagoland area this fall! With a concept that takes you from the dark side of the city to the mind bending midway, the unexpected awaits in this 40,000 sq.ft. environment. A world class Halloween experience is on its way to the Chicagoland area this October! Click Here for details and tickets.

Akira Fall Runway Show 2011 Hall of Mirrors – Debuting all the hottest fashions of fall with unlimited food & drinks provided by N9NE Steakhouse, Prasino, Cabot Creamery, Union Sushi, Fuze, Vitaminwater, & Goose Island.  VIP Admission to AKIRA’s Fall 2011 Runway Show (“Hall of Mirrors”) benefiting Imerman Angels includes: guaranteed seating at the runway show and access to 10,000-square-foot VIP lounge–with pop-up shops & live entertainment–before & after the show.  See details: Here.

Paws Presents: Angels With Tails – Please join us for Chicago’s premier adoption event showcasing homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Come press your nose against Oak Street and Michigan Avenue storefront windows and experience the blessings these little angels can bring to your life. See details: Here.

 
 

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Weekly Round-Up, September 19

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, September 19

Art & Cocktails at Barrio Benefitting IL Council Against Handgun Violence – Enjoy Student Artwork, A Silent Auction, Appetizers, & Cocktails celebrating the 17th year of the Student Voices’ Contest and Benefitting the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. Click Here for more info.

Social Media Week Kick Off Party! – Celebrate the start of Social Media Week Chicago and meet, greet, and network with the Social Media Week panelists and participants. You must RSVP & arrive EARLY to guarantee entry. This event is overbooked! Click Here for more details & rsvp info.

Join us for an exclusive launch party at Social 25 – Looking to make some last minute plans for tonight? Well, you’re in luck. Chicago Sport and Social Club are inviting you for a very special event celebrating the launch of the newest member of the Southern Comfort family, Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper, to the Chicago area! This new spicy concoction delivers a perfectly balanced mixture of genuine whiskey, and the premium flavors of Southern Comfort, infused with original Tabasco brand pepper sauce. Click Here for more details and to rsvp.

Tuesday, September 20

Meet Common at Macy’s on State – Macy’s Barbara’s Bookstore welcome award-winning recording artist, movie star and now author, Common. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity as we launch his new book, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. Click Here for more info.

Chivas Indulgence Tasting Mentoring Night – The Chivas Indulgence Tasting is a unique and rewarding experience designed to showcase the unique and rich character of Chivas Regal 18. The Chivas Brand Ambassador takes participants on a journey to discover some of the rare whiskies that make up the world’s number one 18 year old blend.  Details here.

Wednesday, September 21

Kouzina – Sample Greek Food & Culture Inside Chicago’s Newest Museum – Join hundreds of food lovers, cultural connoisseurs and socialites to sample world-class food, savor culinary spectacle and preview the new National Hellenic Museum before its official opening at Kouzina, the Museum’s three-day benefit showcasing Mediterranean culinary arts and Chicago’s trendiest chefs and artisans. Click Here for more details.

SOLD OUT Barley’s Angels at Public House – One ticket to Barley’s Angels, hosted by Gilt City and CS magazine on September 21, 2011, from 6 – 8 PM, includes: Beer tastings from local and international craft breweries, Meet-and-greet with the Public House team of cicerones and beverage specialists, and more. Click Here for all the details.

The Balvenie Rare Craft Roadshow – Here’s an event that subverts expectation of what single malt launch parties are all about. You are invited to sample the world’s most handcrafted Single Malt Scotch Whisky at The Balvenie Rare Craft Roadshow, where the Balvenie Ambassadors will showcase the entire range of Balvenie expressions, each paired with specially crafted hors d’oeuvres. Click Here for more details.

1801 Chivas Club Brotherhood Night – Please join us Wednesday, September 21st at the Chivas 1801 Club for an exclusive night’s events; welcoming you to unwind, share a dram, play pool, poker and congregate with like-minded individuals – all while toasting to Chivas! Also, an expert from Sax Fifth Avenue will be showcasing the latest in fall fashions and accessories.  Details here.

Belvedere Vodka Red Launch Party at Tzar Ultra Lounge with Akira Fashion Show – Belveder Vodka Red Launch party with open reception from 9-11PM and an Akira Fashion Show. Click Here for more details.

Italian Expo Renaissance Featuring Fashion & Wine – Get a preview of Chicago’s hottest and most exclusive cultural event, The Italian Expo Renaissance. See a preview show of 8 Chicago fashion designers competing for a trip to Milan. Enjoy the rest of the festival this weekend. The best of Italian culture comes together at Chicago’s Italian Expo Renaissance, the city’s hottest and most exclusive cultural event in town. The who’s who of Italian fashion, food, wine and design will be showing off in true Italian style for 3 days. Click Here for more details.

Thursday, September 22

Kouzina – Sample Greek Food & Culture Inside Chicago’s Newest Museum – Join hundreds of food lovers, cultural connoisseurs and socialites to sample world-class food, savor culinary spectacle and preview the new National Hellenic Museum before its official opening at Kouzina, the Museum’s three-day benefit showcasing Mediterranean culinary arts and Chicago’s trendiest chefs and artisans. Click Here for more details.

Ai celebrates 4 wonderful years! – Celebrate Ai Sushi’s 4 year anniversary with an amazing dining deal. Enjoy a 5-course meal for only $20! Click Here for more details.

Coco’s End Of Summer Blast! – Wear white (optional) and enjoy a live band, DJ and some great dancing…Enjoy foods from Coco’s great menu of traditional and fusion styled food. Don’t miss the specialty drink the “Cocotini”. Click Here for more details.

Fall 4 Fashion with Mr. & Mrs. DIGZ – Celebrate fall fashion as you enjoy hors d’eouvres and sip cocktails. Check out new local designer fashions and peruse vintage designs, too. Click Here for more details.

Free Concert to Keep the Lakes Great – The Dock at Montrose Beach Celebrate the Great Lakes and the end of summer with a beachfront concert. Admission is free to all on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want a chance to win VIP tickets for the best spots at the show, check out Shedd Aquarium’s Keep the Lakes Great Facebook page and join the Great Lakes conversation. Click Here for more details.

HighSight Happy Hour – Tickets: $30 (cash only @ the door). Help raise funds for HighSight as you enjoy a fun evening and open bar! Ticket price includes: ✓ $15 donation to HighSight ✓ Domestic Drafts ✓ Mixed Well Drinks ✓ Wine ✓ Juices and Soda ✓ Pizza. Click Here for more details.

Mark Shale Project Space kicks off with paintings by JC Steinbrunner – Drinks and appetizers will be served and there will be a short, Salon-style discussion about the show. This will be less formal than previous Salons (and free!), but no less engaging. There will also be an MSPS tote available silkscreened by JC Steinbrunner with one of his preparatory sketches (edition of 300). Click Here for more details.

SOLD OUT The Chicago Reporter’s September/​October Issue Release Party – The Chicago Reporter invites you to join us for appetizers, networking, door prizes and free copies of the September/October 2011 issue.

Comfort Me Boutique Hosts Fall Preview Party – New boutique Comfort Me focusing on all things comfort from stylish clothing, unique home furnishings and more will host its first Fall Preview Party. Click Here for all the details.

The New Armani Exchange at Water Tower Place – Highlights include: * DJ Bridget Marie * Celebrity stylist trend presentation * Exclusive gift bag with every purchase * Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Click Here for more details.

Friday, September 23

Kouzina – Sample Greek Food & Culture Inside Chicago’s Newest Museum – Join hundreds of food lovers, cultural connoisseurs and socialites to sample world-class food, savor culinary spectacle and preview the new National Hellenic Museum before its official opening at Kouzina, the Museum’s three-day benefit showcasing Mediterranean culinary arts and Chicago’s trendiest chefs and artisans. Click Here for more details.

Ai celebrates 4 wonderful years! – Celebrate Ai Sushi’s 4 year anniversary with an amazing dining deal. Enjoy a 5-course meal for only $20! Click Here for more details.

The 2011 Chicago Horror Film Festival – The Chicago Horror Film Festival has become a Chicago institution. With a past that started with the historic 3 Penny Cinema and a future continuing to grow with moving on to new and better venues. What has once started with a simple one day festival to showcase Short Independent Horror films has now become a festival for both feature and short horror films and to be known for seeing many of it’s featured films picked up for distribution. Click Here for more details.

Joffrey Ballet Chicago Presents Couture & Cocktails –  Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres,  Silent auction, David Meister fashion show, Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue men’s wear show. Click Here for more details.

6th Annual Chicago Latino Network Awards Gala – The Chicago Latino Network will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during its 6th Annual Awards Gala, which celebrates in a unique manner the contributions that Chicago Latinos have made to the community. Click Here for more details.

Calling All The Men: Six Year Anniversary Party with Chivas and HALO – Please join us in celebrating our anniversary with our biggest bash yet at one of Chicago’s poshest private homes. Enjoy Poker Tables with professional dealers, Pool Tables, Outdoor Putting Green, Chivas Regal tasting selections, Tesa Cigars, and much more. Click Here for more details.

2011 Hamburger Hop – Join 15 of the area’s best chefs on the rooftop of the Harris Theater as they do battle in a friendly competition to create the city’s best burger. You’ll enjoy tasty, gourmet burgers, along with beer, wine, spectacular city views, and more as a celebrity panel of judges determines the city’s best burger. For tickets and details: Click Here.

SOLD OUTNowYouKnow Presents KX Photography’s Fine-Art Fashion Gallery Show – NYK Events is proud to announce its first sponsored event, a gallery of fashion and fine art photography by Kayoua Xiong (kxphotography.com). The event will feature local music and will be sponsored by You Swoop, YumSquared Bakery and Bum Mi. Wine and hors d’ouevres will be served.

Rizal’s Sweet Stranger the Musical (Untold Stories of Josephine Bracken) – In celebration of the Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal’s 150th Birth Anniversary and as part of the Filipino American History Month celebration in Illinois – SamaSama Project and Circa-Pintig presents:Rizal’s Sweet Stranger the Musical: Untold Stories of Josephine Bracken. Click Here for more details.

Bon Apetit Presents Chicago Gourmet 2011 – Chicago Gourmet is an interactive, epicurean affair showcasing more than 100 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers and premium breweries from around the world. Held in spectacular Millennium Park, guests enjoy dozens of live cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, wine seminars, and book signings by internationally renowned chefs, master sommeliers and winemakers. Click Here for more details.

Saturday, September 24

Ai celebrates 4 wonderful years! – Celebrate Ai Sushi’s 4 year anniversary with an amazing dining deal. Enjoy a 5-course meal for only $20! Click Here for more details.

The 2011 Chicago Horror Film Festival – The Chicago Horror Film Festival has become a Chicago institution. With a past that started with the historic 3 Penny Cinema and a future continuing to grow with moving on to new and better venues. What has once started with a simple one day festival to showcase Short Independent Horror films has now become a festival for both feature and short horror films and to be known for seeing many of it’s featured films picked up for distribution. Click Here for more details.

Flirty Girl Fitness Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race For The Cure – 2 Races, 2 Days, 2 Ways to Make an Impact! Help Flirty Girl Fitness support those Flirty Superheroes fighting Breast Cancer! For more info and to sign up for the race Click Here.

Randolph Street Market Festival Regular Season Finale – Come & experience America’s biggest and best urban antiques market! Featured in Travel & Leisure, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, even the Sydney Morning Herald, find thousands of treasures from all periods in all prices ranges. Click Here for more details.

900 North Michigan Shops to Host FLAIR: Fun. Fashion. Philanthropy Designer Sale – For one weekend only, The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is hosting a designer showcase in the 900 North Michigan Shops, level 5, called FLAIR: Fun. Fashion. Philanthropy. FLAIR will feature an array of new and gently pre-owned designer clothing and accessories. Click Here for more info.

Fashion Fetish Fete 2011 – Fashion Fetish Fete will offer: A VIP reception and exclusive opportunities and offers, social networking, charitable fundraising, vendor opportunities, professional photography, cash bar, light food, exclusive photos with the show’s designers and models, a meet and greet with Obisoul Star and Eletriqsoul Hideout. There will also be a live performance from Obisoulstar and the Electriqsoul Hideout. Click Here for the details.

“Fashion Sets Me Free” Fundraiser Fashion Show – This show will bring out the cream of the crop in Chicago’s fashion scene, showcasing some of the city’s top boutiques and designers. More importantly, however, this show is a fundraiser to help raise money to keep Chicago’s After School Matters Program alive for our youth. Click Here for more details.

“Pour” For Habitat For Humanity – A fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Illinois includes wine flights, foods and prize giveaways. Learn about this great charity and what it’s doing throughout the state of Illinois. Click Here for more details.

1801 Chivas Club Brotherhood Night – Please join us Wednesday, September 21st at the Chivas 1801 Club for an exclusive night’s events; welcoming you to unwind, share a dram, play pool, poker and congregate with like-minded individuals – all while toasting to Chivas! Also, an expert from Sax Fifth Avenue will be showcasing the latest in fall fashions and accessories.  Details here.

Bon Apetit Presents Chicago Gourmet 2011 – Chicago Gourmet is an interactive, epicurean affair showcasing more than 100 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers and premium breweries from around the world. Held in spectacular Millennium Park, guests enjoy dozens of live cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, wine seminars, and book signings by internationally renowned chefs, master sommeliers and winemakers. Click Here for more details.

Symphony Ball: An Exhuberant Evening – The Women’s Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is honored to present a festive gala evening of music and celebration with Music Director Riccardo Muti and Grammy® Award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman, regarded as one of the most talented virtuosos performing today. This concert features Verdi’s stormy Overture to Giovanna d’Arco and the ballet score from Verdi’s exuberant I vespri siciliani. Click Here for more details.

Sunday, September 25

The 2011 Chicago Horror Film Festival – The Chicago Horror Film Festival has become a Chicago institution. With a past that started with the historic 3 Penny Cinema and a future continuing to grow with moving on to new and better venues. What has once started with a simple one day festival to showcase Short Independent Horror films has now become a festival for both feature and short horror films and to be known for seeing many of it’s featured films picked up for distribution. Click Here for more details.

Ai celebrates 4 wonderful years! – Celebrate Ai Sushi’s 4 year anniversary with an amazing dining deal. Enjoy a 5-course meal for only $20! Click Here for more details.

Flirty Girl Fitness Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race For The Cure – 2 Races, 2 Days, 2 Ways to Make an Impact! Help Flirty Girl Fitness support those Flirty Superheroes fighting Breast Cancer! For more info and to sign up for the race Click Here.

Randolph Street Market Festival Regular Season Finale – Come & experience America’s biggest and best urban antiques market! Featured in Travel & Leisure, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, even the Sydney Morning Herald, find thousands of treasures from all periods in all prices ranges. Click Here for more details.

900 North Michigan Shops to Host FLAIR: Fun. Fashion. Philanthropy Designer Sale – For one weekend only, The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is hosting a designer showcase in the 900 North Michigan Shops, level 5, called FLAIR: Fun. Fashion. Philanthropy. FLAIR will feature an array of new and gently pre-owned designer clothing and accessories. Click Here for more info.

Truffle Truffle at Dose Market – Dose is a monthly, year-round European-style market featuring 40+ artisan culinary, design and fashion producers curated by the keenest eyes & most discerning palates in the city! Click Here for more information.

Princess Closet Boutique Sale – Homecoming and Cotillion dresses on sale. All proceeds from sales benefit the Princess Closet Scholarship Fund. See details: Here.

Join Chef Michael McDonald & the One SixtyBlue Culinary Team for a Farm-Fresh Vegetarian Feast – Tickets include a 5-course vegetarian meal sure to satisfy veggie & meat lovers alike. Paired with beer from Goose Island & white wine by the glass. Plus get a tour of Nichols Farm. All for $65. Or pay $95 & get round-trip transportation to & from the farm. See details including menu & purchase tickets: Here.

Bon Apetit Presents Chicago Gourmet 2011 – Chicago Gourmet is an interactive, epicurean affair showcasing more than 100 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers and premium breweries from around the world. Held in spectacular Millennium Park, guests enjoy dozens of live cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, wine seminars, and book signings by internationally renowned chefs, master sommeliers and winemakers. Click Here for more details.

 
 

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Weekly Round-Up, September 12

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, September 12

Bob Chinn’s 9th Annual Charity Golf Outing – Bob Chinn’s Crabhouse is holding their Annual Charity Golf Outing. This is a great opportunity to help a worthy cause, have a chance to win cash or some great prizes and receive a free $20 coupon for a future visit at Bob Chinn’s Crabhouse. Some of the prizes include a 50” plasma TV, 42” LCD TV, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, laptop, iPad or hundreds of other great prizes. More Information: Click Here.

Warm Nights – Cool Jazz…After Work Live Music Reception at Columbia College – An after work Jazz Reception Benefiting the “Barbershop” Project at Columbia aimed at reaching out to held develop young men from disadvantaged homes. Guests enjoy appetizers, live music, complimentary drinks, prize giveaways, and much more. More Information: Click Here.

LTS Chicago One-Year Anniversary Party – Bucketfeet is no stranger to charity and for the first time since their launch the team is pairing up with Live to Support Chicago on Monday, September 12 at Citizen Bar. Come out for a chance to check out Bucketfeet’s newest kicks while donating to a great cause. More Information: Click Here.

Tuesday, September 13

Around Chicago Live at the InterContinental – We’ve been called the “Best Networking Event in Town” over and over! Inclusive, fun, friendly networking. Join us and find out why. Open bar including beer, wine, & soda from 5:30-6:30PM. Tickets are $15/advance (credit) or $20/door (cash only) if available. For More Information: Click Here.

Cheeky Invites You To Couple Up – Grab you Cheekiest gal (or guy) and get ready to toast a new season of fun with pizza, antipasti, wine, and prosecco. Click Here for more info.

Fashion Industry September Mixer – Enjoy a wine open bar while you network with fashion-minded people building relationships & promoting yourself. Featured designer Gordana Rasic of Goca Designs – a women’s luxury clothing label. See details: Here.

Wednesday, September 14

Vinyl in Design – Join us for a lunchtime presentation, including a buffet and soft drinks, and earn 1.0 LU / HSW-SD for the AIA and 0.1 LU for ASID & IIDA. For More Information: Click Here.

Oktoberfest 2011 – Enjoy the best Bavarian-style revelry Chicago has to offer with classic German food, beer, and plenty of live entertainment. We will also host two raffles to benefit the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, whose residential, aftercare, and mentoring programs provide safety and opportunity for more than 400 young people every year. More Information: Click Here.

JONES NEW YORK STYLE GUY, LLOYD BOSTON PERSONAL APPEARANCE AT MACY’S ON STATE STREET – 7 Ways To Wear It with Lloyd Boston! Join Macy’s and Jones New York’s resident style expert, Lloyd Boston, as he shows you how to takes wardrobe classics, like the white shirt, blazer and cardigan, and shows you 7 Ways To Wear It. Enjoy a fashion presentation with super fall looks that work for every occasion and every body type with ease. Arrive early and enter for the chance to win a makeover from Jones New York during the show! Following the presentation, sign up for a 5-minute individual consultation with the style guru and learn how to look your personal best all season long. For More Information: Click Here.

Park Grill Hosts the 4th Annual CHEFS ON THE GRILL – Enjoy food, drinks, and a fantastic raffle while the chefs battle to be named the 2011 Chefs on the Grill champion. Chefs will make a dish and drinks for everyone to try and guests will vote on their favorite to determine the winner. More Information & Tickets: Here.

Thursday, September 15

Common Threads Associate Board Cook-Off – The Common Threads Associate Board will host the first annual Common Threads Cook-Off which targets a fresh, young group of Chicago professionals who support Common Threads’ mission to educate children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and to foster an appreciation for cultural diversity through cooking. With the new Cook-off theme, Chefs will create and serve their favorite cookout themed dish either in a glass, on a bun, in a shell, or on a stick (limited number of spaces available in each category). Guests will then vote for their favorite in each category and the top chef will win an ultimate prize. Click Here for more info.
CitySwarm Patio Series Finale: End of Summer at Castaways – CitySwarm will be taking over the beer garden starting at 6:00 PM on one of the last summer evenings in Chicago. Each guest will enjoy one cocktail (beer or wine) as well as Chef’s selected appetizers from Castaways’ yummy menu. Castaway’s entire menu will be available, so don’t forget to get in your last summery favorite like the Electric Lemonade or the Miami Vice!Most importantly, just remember to take in the views of the gorgeous beach and the magnificent, lit-up Chicago skyline as the sun sets. More Information: Click Here.
Time Out Chicago and SubT Lounge 2011 Boat Party – Set sail with Time Out Chicago and SubT Lounge for the hottest party on Lake Michigan. Enjoy cocktails, beer, small bites from America’s Dog and music by DJ Trew. Boat departs at 8pm sharp from Ogden Slip at Navy Pier. Click Here for more info and to buy tickets.

Grand Opening Celebration – A fabulous night of drama with Aloft circus show, marvelous food, open bar. A great party. Business Casual Attire. Limit of two guests per RSVP. You must RSVP by contacting Carolyn Wachowiak at 708-9700 or by email at rsvp@sharpthink.com.  See more information here.

Gold Coast Fashion Awards Show 2011 –  The Gold Coast Fashion Award Show is a Chicago tradition with a sold-out captivated audience of 1,500 men and women. The Show brings together the most prestigious retailers in Chicago in individual store sponsored segments, and features a competition segment where the hottest new design talent competes for the coveted Gold Coast Fashion Award. The Show is considered by retailers, designers, and the community as one of the most prominent fashion shows locally and nationally.  SOLD-OUT!  More info here.

Oktoberfest 2011 – Enjoy the best Bavarian-style revelry Chicago has to offer with classic German food, beer, and plenty of live entertainment. We will also host two raffles to benefit the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, whose residential, aftercare, and mentoring programs provide safety and opportunity for more than 400 young people every year. More Information: Click Here.

Friday, September 16

Garden of Eve 2011 – Garden of Eve features delectable food and drink, silent auction, open bar, entertainment—i​ncluding garden pixies, live musicians and dancing—all in the festive and sexy setting of Carnivale! This year there will be three themed rooms: Purgatory, Hell and Eden. More Information: Click Here.

ART WAR – ART gallery: interactive installation, live murals & plenty to take home from emerging artists
WAR gallery: combative performance, new art & culinary experiments & sustainable fashion.  food & drink: THE TAMALE GUY, BUCKWHEAT MONKEY SNACKS, KOVAL DISTILLERY, TUESDAY NIGHT DINNERS, GUERILLA SMILES, SECRET FOOD TRUCKS & TREASURE TOWN.  10 SHOWS @ 10:10.  Get all the details here.

Oktoberfest 2011 – Enjoy the best Bavarian-style revelry Chicago has to offer with classic German food, beer, and plenty of live entertainment. We will also host two raffles to benefit the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, whose residential, aftercare, and mentoring programs provide safety and opportunity for more than 400 young people every year. More Information: Click Here.

Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusement – Our inaugural event will run three days and transform Chicago’s Eckhart Park into a playground for adults and children alike September 16-18, 2011.Access to the event grounds will be free and open to the public, where patrons can enjoy an outdoor music stage, sideshows, the renown Renegade Craft fair and a hand selected farmers market. For featured ticketed shows two large big top circus tents will feature performances from a variety of music, circus performers and audio visual experimentation​. For More Information: Click Here.

Guiness Oyster Fest – As its name implies, plenty of oysters and great beer–plus mix in a stellar music lineup–will be on the day’s menu for the annual fest that will be held 2000 W. Roscoe (at Damen) in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood. More Information: Click Here.

RUNNING OF THE BRIDES at Filene’s Basement – Brides-to-be come to the Running of the Brides® to find their dream dress at a bargain price. Whether you camp out overnight to be one of the first through the doors, or arrive later in the day for a less chaotic experience, by day’s end virtually every bride who comes here leaves with the wedding gown of her dreams (that she snagged for an unbelievable price) and a treasure trove of memories. For More Information: Click Here.

Saturday, September 17

Join Carson’s at Yorktown Center for the Trendevous Fashion Show – Introducing menswear designer John Bartlett for John Bartlett/Statem​ents and Consensus®; Victor Alfaro for Victor by Victor Alfaro; Plus Andrea Sanderlin for Misses’ Ruff Hewn and our new Ruff Hewn Women’s Studio collections. For More Information: Click Here.

The Local Tourist invites you to the only event that has beer from A to Z – This is the only event that teaches you about 26 beers – one for every letter of the alphabet! It’s a three hour tour of hops and barley and lagers and ales, and everything is crafted by masters who are passionate about their beers. Tickets & More Information: Click Here.

Green Tie Ball XIX – The legendary Green Tie Ball is coming soon! One of Chicago’s most beloved charity events is this year celebrating Chicago Gateway Green’s 25th anniversary of greening and beautifying Chicago. All proceeds from the black tie gala benefit the Expressway Partnership, a public/private program created to transform Chicago roadways into parkways. For More Information: Click Here.

gdgt live in Chicago – gdgt live is returning to Chicago. Join us at 7pm on Friday, September 16th at the Tribune Tower for the gdgt live party and meet up! This is event is free, all-ages, and open to the public. You don’t want to miss this, especially since we’ll have free gdgt t-shirts and cellphone cases for the first few hundred people who show up, plus a bunch of awesome giveaways (and, as always, a ton of hot new gadgets to play with). More Information: Click Here.

Mayweather vs Ortiz Live on Pay-Per-View – The undefeated, six-time world champion in five weight divisions, Floyd Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) remains boxing’s biggest attraction, wowing crowds and generating tremendous box office and pay-per-view numbers each time he steps into the ring. Twenty-four-yea​r-old “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) is the definition of a new and shining star. Come watch all the action LIVE. For More Information: Click Here.

Celebrate Grub With Us on Their 1st Birthday – All Grubbers who RSVP will be added to the guestlist and gain free access before 11PM. Grubwithus is turning one and we’re inviting you to come celebrate with us at Debonair Social Club in Wicker Park! More Information: Click Here

Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusement – Our inaugural event will run three days and transform Chicago’s Eckhart Park into a playground for adults and children alike September 16-18, 2011.Access to the event grounds will be free and open to the public, where patrons can enjoy an outdoor music stage, sideshows, the renown Renegade Craft fair and a hand selected farmers market. For featured ticketed shows two large big top circus tents will feature performances from a variety of music, circus performers and audio visual experimentation​. For More Information: Click Here.

Guiness Oyster Fest – As its name implies, plenty of oysters and great beer–plus mix in a stellar music lineup–will be on the day’s menu for the annual fest that will be held 2000 W. Roscoe (at Damen) in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood. More Information: Click Here.

Eventbrite Concert Confidential: 5 Cities, 5 Causes, 1 Night – We’re hosting concerts in SF, LA, Dallas, NYC and (of course) Chicago. Our good friends The Freelance Whales will be playing that night and guess what? YOU are invited because we like you. And you like good music and supporting a good cause. Click Here for more info.

Beethoven Festival 2011 – Beethoven Festival 2011 is a five-day multi-disciplinary celebration of the life, works and spirit of Ludwig van Beethoven through music and art, presented in spectacular fashion at the edgy and acoustically superb Chicago Urban Art Society throughout the day and until 2am nightly. Click Here for more info.

Sunday, September 18

Sushi & Singles – Alizé is personally inviting you to attend Sushi & Singles to meet, mix and mingle with some of Chicago’s most successful, smart and sexy bachelorettes and bachelors. There will be stimulating and tasty Alizé cocktails and cutting-edge Asian inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Chao Click Here for more details.

Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusement – Our inaugural event will run three days and transform Chicago’s Eckhart Park into a playground for adults and children alike September 16-18, 2011.Access to the event grounds will be free and open to the public, where patrons can enjoy an outdoor music stage, sideshows, the renown Renegade Craft fair and a hand selected farmers market. For featured ticketed shows two large big top circus tents will feature performances from a variety of music, circus performers and audio visual experimentation​. For More Information: Click Here.

End of Summer Luau at Kit Kat Lounge – Come sit on the Polynesian Patio for some top-notch entertainment starring Madame X as Carmen Miranda. Also enjoy Cruzan Rum samples, a complimentary buffet, and $5 Polynesian cocktails. Click Here for more details.

Beethoven Festival 2011 – Beethoven Festival 2011 is a five-day multi-disciplinary celebration of the life, works and spirit of Ludwig van Beethoven through music and art, presented in spectacular fashion at the edgy and acoustically superb Chicago Urban Art Society throughout the day and until 2am nightly. Click Here for more info.

 
 

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Weekly Round-Up, September 5

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, September 5

Enjoy 50% Off at Ai Sushi Labor Day Weekend – Valid ALL weekend through Monday on ALL full-priced menu items excluding drinks. Parties of 6 or less ONLY & up to 10 reservations accepted each night. Reservation is required via phone or email to receive the discount. You MUST print out the flier to receive the discount, too. See details: Here.

Chicago’s Soul Train 40th Anniversary Concert – Pay homage to 40 years of Soul Train – the Chicago-based, longest-running​, nationally syndicated television show – with a spectacular Labor Day concert at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The evening’s honored guest is none other than Don Cornelius, Soul Train’s founder and host. Legendary R&B and soul artists, including Jerry “The Iceman” Butler, The Impressions, the Chi-Lites, the Emotions and Gene Chandler, take the stage with an orchestra of veteran musical collaborators led by the acclaimed conductor/arran​ger Tom Tom Washington. See details: Here.

Tuesday, September 6

Chicago Professional Connexion: Network, Socialize and Business – Come out to Lumen from 6-9 for one of Chicago’s top networking events. You will find this event is a great place to network, showcase your business, interact with Chicago’s brightest professionals, as well as foster new business contacts.  Admission Includes:  50+ diverse Chicago Professionals; Light Appetizers from 6pm to 7pm; Open Bar 6pm to 7pm, Sponsored by Absolut Vodka; & Drawing for Advertising Package: Radio, Website & Email.  Cost $10-$20.  Get the details HERE!

Wednesday, September 7

Trib U: Facebook for Life: Connecting with Friends, Family and Business Contacts – In this class, we will explore how you can use Facebook in all areas of your life. Topics covered include: -Setting up your Facebook profile -Connecting online with your real-life friends and family -Sharing comments, links, photos and videos -Creating an event invite on Facebook -Creating a private Facebook Group to share content with privately -Adjusting your personal Facebook privacy settings -Limiting what your colleagues can see of your Facebook profile -The basics of creating a Facebook Page for your business or organization So that we can jump right in together, you should have already registered an account with Facebook. We’ll also be providing handouts and a link to our online tutorial as well. See details: Here.

“Supply+Demand” – Mark Shale, Maria Pinto & Fashionista Chicago Present Fall/Winter 2011 – Stop in during the day and qualify for a $100 gift card or stop in for a cocktail in the evening with Maria Pinto and Blogger Nicki Brashear. For more info: Click Here.

Cheeky Invites You to the Neiman Marcus Beauty Event – Sip wine and cosmos, nibble on hors d’oeuvres and browse all things pretty as we kick off “Beauty Week” at Neiman Marcus for a special Cheeky night out. Starting at 5:30, get your Cheeky fill of skincare consultations, free makeovers, PLUS drawings will take place every 15 minutes for gift cards and beauty products, with a grand prize drawing at 7pm for a beauty basket filled with over $1,000 worth of products! Click Here for more details.

Thursday, September 8 – IT’S FASHION’S NIGHT OUT!!!!

Most retail shops throughout Chicago will have special deals and celebrations for this once a year ode to fashion.  Shop all along the Magnificent Mile checking out the Shops at Northbridge, Water Tower, 900 N Michigan Avenue, and be sure to hit ALL the stops in between.  Enjoy freebies, fashion shows, discounts, and special treats all night long.  And don’t forget Top Shop opens today!  Happy shopping!  Check out the first post here for a comprehensive list of many FNO events.

It’s Time For Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) – ONE OF THE BIGGEST NIGHT’S OUT ACROSS THE NATION, ESPECIALLY CHICAGO, IS HERE. FASHION’S NIGHT OUT (FNO) IS JUST ONE DAY AWAY. AND IF YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE US YOU ARE FILLED WITH JOY, ANTICIPATION, AND PURE EXCITEMENT. WE CAN’T WAIT! IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T FIGURED OUT YOUR PLAN OF ACTION THIS LIST FROM IN-FASHION: THE MAGNIFICENT MILE SHOPPING FESTIVAL WILL DEFINITELY HELP! GET YOUR PENS AND PAPER READY AND MAP OUT YOUR JOURNEY ALONG THE MAGNIFICENT MILE FOR LOTS OF FUN AND SHOPPING! Click Here for ALL the details.

Halo for Men & Sebastien Grey Clothiers Presents a Fall Trunk Show –  KICK-OFF COCKTAIL PARTY at Shrine Haberdasher. Enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks while exploring both Sebastien Grey’s and Shrine’s extensive offerings. Cocktails provided by Spicebox. Also enjoy classic styles at EXCLUSIVE 3 Day Special Pricing. Click Here for more details.

TOQUE Dining Gala – Experience the masterful culinary creations of the city’s most talented and recognizable chefs at TOQUE, a benefit for Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. (COSI). The event named after a toque, a tall, pleated white hat worn by chefs, will entertain a crowd of Chicago’s most generous philanthropists and food lovers alike. This year’s event features a veritable who’s who of Chicago Chefs, including a former Top Chef winner, a FOX-TV MasterChef judge and many more of Chicago’s most talented culinary masters. Dr. Sandy Goldberg, regular health contributor at NBC 5 and cancer survivor herself, will host the event and Michael Kornick of mk, dmk burger bar, FISH and N9NE Group, will serve as the event’s executive chef. Click Here for more details.

Fame, Fashion & Flavor: 900′s Night Out – Join 900 North Michigan Shops, Bravo TV’s fashion guru Brad Goreski and CS Magazine on Fashion’s Night Out for the ultimate party in Chicago. ENJOY Beauty Bazaar, Gilt City Epicurean Tasting, Flash Fashion Show, Glam Photo Booth, VIP Lounge, In-Store Celebrations, And much more! Click Here for more details.

Fashion’s Night Out – Enjoy cocktails and light bites at Stuart Weitzman boutique. Receive a special gift with purchase. Receive a crystallized Heart Compact as a gift from Swarovski with any $150 purchase during the evening. Also receive a “glam girl” crystal tattoo, enjoy sweets and refreshments and enter to win a Swarovski necklace worth $240. Stop in Lucky Brand Jeans and satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious Lucky Brand Jeans branded cookies while shopping. Receive a free gift from Tommy Bahama with the purchase of $50 or more during Fashion’s Night Out. Turn up your style and receive an exclusive AIX duffle bag with every purchase while supplies last. And more… See details: Here.

Calvin Tran and 4 Tamara Nicole presents “Genesis” the fashion show – You are invited to a fall presentation featuring the fall collections Bravo TV’s Calvin Tran and Tamara Nicole. Champagne and light food will be served, compliments of Piper Champagne and Calvin Tran. Reserve your seat now. Seating is limited. Click Here for more details.

CATHERINE DEAN COLLECTION PRESENTS THE EVOLUTION EVENT – Launch Event – Enjoy Cocktails, Entertainment, & an opportunity to get a sneak peak at Catherine Dean’s new collection. Click Here for more details.

Celebrate Fashion Night Out with Guess – Join Guess for an evening of exclusive offers & all things fashion at a store near you. See details: Here.

Fashion’s Night Out at Macy’s – Macy’s has a full evening planned of fashionable activities at both their Chicago locations (Water Tower and State Street) to celebrate the annual Fashion’s Night Out. Highlights include: MACY’S HOSTS MATERIAL GIRL COLLECTION FACE, KELLY OSBOURNE; “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS” STAR, KYLE RICHARDS; CELEBRITY STYLIST MARCELLAS REYNOLDS AND MORE Click Here for more details.

Friday, September 9

CATHERINE DEAN COLLECTION PRESENTS THE EVOLUTION EVENT – Runway Show – Doors open at 7PM & Runway Show begins at 8PM. General Admission includes a gift bag & seating for $15 & VIP Admission includes a luxury gift bag and reserved runway seating plus complimentary admission to the launch event. Click Here for more details.

Windy City Wine Festival – Get a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount. Not a big drinker? Purchase the discounted Designated Driver ticket and get two non-alcoholic drinks, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, souvenir wine glass upon departure. Under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult. Click Here for more details & to buy tickets.

Saturday, September 10

Truffle Truffle “pop-up shop: back to school blast” – The first in a series of monthly themed pop-up shops hosted by truffle truffle and Debi Lilly’s A Perfect Event, this afternoon fete will feature traditional bake-sale inspired goodies from truffle truffle to get your school year off to a sweet start! See details: Here.

Windy City Wine Festival – Get a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount. Not a big drinker? Purchase the discounted Designated Driver ticket and get two non-alcoholic drinks, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, souvenir wine glass upon departure. Under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult. Click Here for more details & to buy tickets.

Taste at the Track – You’re invited to watch and wager on the heart pounding sport of thoroughbred horse racing while enjoying a sampling of over 200 domestic and international wines from Binny’s. Plus, top Chicago restaurants including Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, Fulton’s on the River, Bridge Bar, and Arlington’s own Million Room and Mr. D’s Sports Bar will be providing a sampling of signature dishes to pair with your favorite wine! See details: Here.

Beau Ideal Presents: “Larger Than Life” – Beau Ideal is putting on ‘The Larger Than Life Fashion Show” with the hope of raising enough money to support five urban teens that defied all the odds by going away to college. Click Here for more details.

Downtown Dash – Social Engagement Challenge – The Social Engagement Challenge will determine which team is the most socially influential by the number of interactions they have online and the amount of traffic they drive to their team bio page on the Downtown Dash website. Teams may create a Facebook Fan page for their team so they can post photos, videos and updates of completed challenges and share with their friends. The creation of a team Facebook page is optional and teams must adhere to the Facebook guidelines listed below. All completed challenges must be posted to Twitter and must include the #DTDash hashtag to be qualified as a completed challenge. See details: Here.

TROMPE L’OEIL – The gala evening will include cocktails, a seated dinner, and live and silent auctions of cutting edge art from leading international galleries. Tickets to the gala begin at $400 per person, and include the after- party. The art auction presents over seventy works by some of today’s most compelling artists, including Darren Almond, Ei Arakawa, Michael Borremans, Carol Bove, Miriam Cahn, Markus Ebner, Claire Fontaine, Jutta Koether, Michael Krebber, Corey McCorkle, Eileen Quinlan, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ned Vena, Danh Vo, James White and many others. See details: Here.

Player’s Sports Group Presents the Volley Trolley Bar Crawl & the Luau – Hop on the Volley Trolley on Saturday, September 10th for a night of as we crawl through the city of Chicago! Tickets are just $15/person and includes a 3 hour ride starting downtown, stopping in Old Town, Lincoln Park, Southport Corridor and ending in Wrigleyville! $3 MGD 64 and Miller Lite, plus $4 wells each each bar! Chicagoland’s largest grass volleyball tournament is moving to the city of Chicago! Join us for a day of volleyball, beer, food and music at this all inclusive event. Registration is available for Men’s, Women’s and Coed teams. For more info: Click Here.

Glamorama Glo: Barbie Black Light Fashion Show – JM Couture presents Glamorama Glo: Barbie Black Light Fashion Show.Socialight Saturdays is the place where upscale VIP nightlife fuses with raw party energy to create a no holds barred experience that will leave you begging for more.With music by Jordan V, Danny V, and DJ Nardo. See details: Here.

Sunday, September 11

Carnival: Feast In The Field – Are you a foodie who would like to skip town for a day? Hop the bus to Feast In The Field and experience seasonal local bites out on the farm with Chef David Dworshak. Click Here for more info.

Remembering 9/11 Events Brought to You by Rewind 100.3 – Sunday, September 11th will be the 10th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in our country’s history. What can you do to take part? Thanks to Rewind 100.3for sharing a list of events happening this Sunday in honor of the tragic past.How will you be commemorating September 11th? For More Information: Click Here.

 
 

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Weekly Round-Up, August 29

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, August 29

Lester Lampert In-Fashion Event – Anyone purchasing an original Lester Lampert (57 E. Oak Street/312-944-6888/www.lesterlampert.com) diamond engagement ring from August 26 through September 8 will receive a FREE matching diamond wedding ring.  In addition, both jewelry designers Lester and David Lampert will sign a copy of the most complete book on jewels, Gems and Gemstones, and will give it to the newly engaged couple. The book features 27 Lampert designs that are now on permanent exhibit at the newly renovated Grainger Hall of Gems in the Field Museum.  Details.

Tumi In-Fashion Event – Receive a complimentary Tumi Corporate T Pen (retail value $88.00) with the purchase of $250 or more August 26 – September 8. Offer valid on full-price merchandise only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Can only be redeemed at Tumi on Michigan Avenue (645 N. Michigan Avenue/312-274-0824/www.tumi.com).  Details.

Masterchef Wrap Party!!!! – Its official!!!! The Chicago’s Masterchef Wrap Party at ZED451 Rooftop is one of the hottest spots in the city! Menu collaboration with Chef Patrick Quakenbush and Masterchef Contestant Chef Suzy Singh. You will enjoy: Vegetarian Indian Nachos served with Papad,Shaved Paneer and Spiced Sour Cream, Moroccan Lamb and Paneer skewers with Spiced Daal and a Mango Cucumber Relish, & Spiked Bourbon Lemonade with a Garam Masala Rim!!! Delicious!!! See details: Here.

Spirited Dinners at Mercadito Restaurants – Join Chef Patricio Sandoval & Executive Chef Aldo Ayala in our spirited infused dinner series with our special menu made using Gran Marnier in all items. Enjoy a 4-course sharing menu with beverage pairings. See details: Here.

Join Ketel One & Chicago Scene at Castaways – Enjoy an evening of specialty cocktails and food courtesy of Ketel One Vodka. Space is limited and you MUST rsvp! See details: Here.

Tuesday, August 30

Chicago Latino Network Presents El Frasco: The Jar – Wine & Hors D’Ouevres at 6pm & Movie Screening of El Frasco: The Jar at 7pm. See details: Here.

Time Out Chicago Presents: Roof Top Party – Get high this summer with Time Out Chicago’s signature Rooftop Party series at one of Chicago’s hottest rooftops, Benchmark. Guests will enjoy music by DJ Intel, featured cocktails courtesy of Svedka, and bites from Benchmark. Guests will also enjoy a Svedka mixology competition under Benchmark’s retractable roof – making it the first convertible beer garden in Chicago. See details: Here.

ESCADA In-Fashion Event 840 N. Michigan Avenue (312-915-0500/www.escada.com).  Chocolate and Cocktail Tasting.  ESCADA invites you to experience a chocolate and cocktail tasting with Vosges Haut-Chocolat and VeeV. Models will showcase the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection, while DJ Megan Taylor spins throughout the evening.  Details.

Paul Stuart In-Fashion EventPaul Stuart (107 E. Oak Street/312-640-2650/www.paulstuart.com), a premier men’s and women’s clothing store, is offering a percentage of its sales to benefit charity, in addition to hosting a silent auction of luxury items including spa and golf travel destinations on August 30, 6 – 8:30 pm. Taste sensations and beverages will be served. Donations encouraged. First 100 to call and pledge $20 or more will be entered into a drawing for an overnight stay in a Gold Coast Suite including brunch for two at the Elysian Hotel Chicago. Call today, (847) 835-0126. Details.

Wednesday, August 31

CitySwarm Patio Series at Frontier – We’re heading west to savor the last few days of summer at Frontier – the West Town spot (brought to you by the same guys as Pony and Lottie’s) that opened up in April, but who’s spacious beer garden opened up just recently! This 2,400 square foot beer garden comes complete with a full bar and fireplace (in case it gets chilly….it’s almost September after all) and we’ll have reserved space from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. See details: Here.

Celebrate Karl Lagerfeld For Impulse only at Macy’s – Michigan Avenue Magazine’s Susanna Negovan, Macy’s John Bourgeois and Bright Pink’s Lindsay Avner – Invite you to celebrate Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse only at Macy’s. Join us for a fashion presentation highlighting Lagerfeld’s signature styles while you sip specialty Xanté cocktails and enjoy delectable desserts by Crumbs Bake Shop. Click Here for more information.

Style Down the Aisle – Together with Make It Better magazine; Oak Street Design; Factor Runway; The Bridal Team; Fig Weddings, and Fragrant Design, the event will feature inspired floral, video, and sound paired with the best models, styling, hair and make-up around. Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres from Sofitel Executive Chef Greg Biggers along with Whispering Angel Rosé from Chateau D’Esclans. Tickets are $65 per person and a portion of the proceeds benefit Designs for Dignity. For more information and to purchase tickets: Here.

September Truffle & Caramel Pop-up Preview – Hear ye, hear ye! We’re going to have a rocking good time at this upcoming preview party, where you’ll get to try 14 new truffles/carame​ls before they’re officially launched. Join us while we sip wine from LUSH, catering from FIG, and indulge in new, unreleased treats. $20 gets you everything: wine, amazing munchies, truffles & caramels. There will be a small amount of treats available for purchase that day. See details & Purchase Tickets: Here.

David Yurman In-Fashion Styling Event – Bring in your David Yurman jewelry on August 31 and September 1, 11:00am – 6:00pm (40 E. Oak Street/312-787-7779/www.davidyurman.com) to be refreshed and restyled. Meet our top stylist, in from New York, who will introduce you to seasonal trends and build on your existing wardrobe of jewelry.  Details.

Thursday, September 1

Trib U: Introduction to Facebook – You are finally ready to jump in and see what everyone is talking about. In this introductory class, we’ll walk you through the leading social network—Faceboo​k. In 2.5 hours, you will learn how to: • Understand how each social network works and what distinguishes them. • Set up a profile on Facebook. • Find friends, family, colleagues and peers. • Customize your privacy settings. • Share links, photos and videos. • Incorporate social media into your daily life. See details & Purchase Tickets: Here.

Chicago Interactive Social Club End of Summer Event – Join us for a night of casual networking amongst the movers and shakers of the Chicago interactive industry, as we partner with Moe’s Cantina River North and POPChips to host our End of Summer Event. Spread the word, bring your friends, and come out to Chicago’s first social club dedicated to supporting all the glorious awesomeness that is the Chicago interactive scene. You must register to attend the event. See details: Here.

Fall Fashion Fix- Real Women, Real Chicago – Join us for an evening to celebrate more than 40 influential Chicago women as they walk the runway in fashions from Bloomingdale’s, Mark Shale, L.K.Bennett, Karen Millen, Club Monaco and more. See details: Here.

Sip, Sate, Savor and Support – Enjoy two hours of the culinary creations of Executive Chef Marc Kuchenbecker and an hour-long open bar of outstanding wine and beer selections“Sip, Sate, Savor, Support” was created by the Tasting Room to help charitable organizations and efforts raise awareness, advocacy and funds to support their missions.A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (www.cncfhope.o​rg). Click Here for more information.

Official North Coast Music Festival Kick-Off Event – North Coast Music Festival & Chicago Hip Hop Connects presents”Offici​al North Coast Festival Kick Off Event” with Khaled M., Ill Legit feat, Loyal Divide, DJ Intel, and Subnoxious (Wolfpack). See details: Here.

Witness the Rebirth of Style – Be there for the launch of Emalon – A Fresh, New Edgy, RTW line by Melissa Taylor and check out Fashion House’s New, Revamper, Deconstructed, Vintage Collection. See details: Here.

Cabernet With A Twist with Just Jess from WineChannelTV – The second annual Cabernet Day will be held Thursday, September 1, 2011. The event is meant to celebrate Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Blend and Cabernet Franc from various locations all over the world. With that in mind, Sunda, Chef de Cuisine Jesse DeGuzman, Bill Terlato, and WineChannelTV host and certified Sommelier Jessica Altieri will lead a Cabernet Day with a twist theme with three featured wines from Terlato Wines International, Chimney Rock, and Two Hands Sexy Beast! See details: Here.

#CabernetDay – The Redhead will be serving a special tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon. For $15 you get to try your choice of 5 different New World Cabernets. And when you come out to celebrate, make sure to use the hashtag #CabernetDay! We’ll be raffling off bottles of our favorite red wine to a few social media savvy guests who post about the event using the hashtag. We’ll also be donating a portion of the proceeds to Feeding America, so drink up! Click Here for more information.

David Yurman In-Fashion Styling Event – Bring in your David Yurman jewelry on August 31 and September 1, 11:00am – 6:00pm (40 E. Oak Street/312-787-7779/www.davidyurman.com) to be refreshed and restyled. Meet our top stylist, in from New York, who will introduce you to seasonal trends and build on your existing wardrobe of jewelry.  Details.

Friday, September 2

Northcoast Music Festival – North Coast Music Group is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago. We are React Presents, Silver Wrapper, Cold Grums Productions, Kingtelloand Metronome Chicago. See performances by Lotus, Future Rock, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Common, & More. See details: Here.

Guilt First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Listen to the freshest beats by DJ Madrid as you peruse some of the coolest exhibitions in town with a scavenger hunt. Sip a specialty cocktail, unwind at the Equinox pampering station, & stop by the UBS 12X12 New Artists/New Work exhibition. See details: Here.

Sweet Meets Chic: Chocolate + Fashion Tour – Join the Chicago Chocolate Tours annual Chocolate + Fashion Tour for a guided walking, tasting, shopping, and browsing tour to chocolate shops and bakeries, plus fashion boutiques! New this year: we’ve arranged for the tour to conclude with a Champagne reception at Adele Dallas Orr boutique, with Swirlz Cupcakes. See details: Here.

Electriqsoul Hideout presents: “WHO WE ARE” – The night will be filled with lovers of expression and lovers of life. Admission is free, as well as complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres so early arrival strongly advised! The event is hosted by Chelcie Porter with her official book release of “Wabi Sabi: A Series of Female Fine Art Nudes,” as well as music by guest DJ Kennedy Ashinze, and live music by Aryk Crowder and Sam Trump and MORE! See details: Here.

Enjoy 50% Off at Ai Sushi Labor Day Weekend – Valid ALL weekend through Monday on ALL full-priced menu items excluding drinks. Parties of 6 or less ONLY & up to 10 reservations accepted each night. Reservation is required via phone or email to receive the discount. You MUST print out the flier to receive the discount, too. See details: Here.

SPLASH 2011 – A BLACK & WHITE AFFAIR aboard the ODYSSEY Yacht – GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS – $45: provides (1) individual access to this event which includes a complimentary dinner buffet, indoor/outdoor decks, LIVE DJs with (2) dance floors, cash bars, etc. This ticket does NOT include comedy (These tickets are limited).  GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS  – $50: This ticket provides (1) individual access to this event with ALL of the above & comedy (These tickets are limited).  VIP | B-DAY – $60: This ticket provides (1) individual access to this event which includes ALL of the above plus reserved seating & advanced boarding.  See details & Purchase Tickets: Here.

Saturday, September 3

Northcoast Music Festival – North Coast Music Group is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago. We are React Presents, Silver Wrapper, Cold Grums Productions, Kingtelloand Metronome Chicago. See performances by Lotus, Future Rock, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Common, & More. See details: Here.

MINI Bootgating Football Classic Ticketing – UPTOWN Magazine and MINI are sponsoring a “Bootgating” Party outside of Soldier Field before the Chicago Football Classic on Saturday, September 3rd. Bootgating is nothing more than tailgating with a MINI, and that means tailgating with style as opposed to an enormous pick-up truck that was purchased solely to enhance the perceived size of your… well, you figure it out. This event will also have special performances by MC Lyte and Doug E. Fresh. See details: Here.

Lumpy-Cramp Productions Presents Fashedy I: The Prequel – Lumpy-Cramp Productions introduces an entire new way to see a fashion show. Fashedy is a night of comedy, fashion, and dance, introducing up and coming designers, models, dancers of all kinds, and comedians to the Chicago area. Hosted by Chicago stand-up Sherman Edwards and featuring designs by Luminita Murphy and Emily Thornhill. See details: Here.

Enjoy 50% Off at Ai Sushi Labor Day Weekend – Valid ALL weekend through Monday on ALL full-priced menu items excluding drinks. Parties of 6 or less ONLY & up to 10 reservations accepted each night. Reservation is required via phone or email to receive the discount. You MUST print out the flier to receive the discount, too. See details: Here.

Labor Day Weekend ‘Pack The Boat’ Party – Space is limited! So please RSVP by Monday or Tuesday so we can give someone else your spot if needed. Price per person is $90 & includes: – Boat – Open Bar (Liquor, Beer and mixers) – Bartender(s) – DJ Crossfader – Photographer – Captain – Food See details & Purchase Tickets: Here.

Sunday, September 4

Northcoast Music Festival – North Coast Music Group is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago. We are React Presents, Silver Wrapper, Cold Grums Productions, Kingtelloand Metronome Chicago. See performances by Lotus, Future Rock, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Common, & More. See details: Here.

Enjoy 50% Off at Ai Sushi Labor Day Weekend – Valid ALL weekend through Monday on ALL full-priced menu items excluding drinks. Parties of 6 or less ONLY & up to 10 reservations accepted each night. Reservation is required via phone or email to receive the discount. You MUST print out the flier to receive the discount, too. See details: Here.

Monday, September 5

Enjoy 50% Off at Ai Sushi Labor Day Weekend – Valid ALL weekend through Monday on ALL full-priced menu items excluding drinks. Parties of 6 or less ONLY & up to 10 reservations accepted each night. Reservation is required via phone or email to receive the discount. You MUST print out the flier to receive the discount, too. See details: Here.

Chicago’s Soul Train 40th Anniversary Concert – Pay homage to 40 years of Soul Train – the Chicago-based, longest-running​, nationally syndicated television show – with a spectacular Labor Day concert at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The evening’s honored guest is none other than Don Cornelius, Soul Train’s founder and host. Legendary R&B and soul artists, including Jerry “The Iceman” Butler, The Impressions, the Chi-Lites, the Emotions and Gene Chandler, take the stage with an orchestra of veteran musical collaborators led by the acclaimed conductor/arran​ger Tom Tom Washington. See details: Here.

 

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Weekly Round-Up, August 22

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, August 22

Tuesday, August 23

Crescendo Apparel Presents the PEARfect Fit – Find the perfect fit jeans for “pear” shaped women.  Come in and try on a pair.  Give us feedback and we’ll give you a $50 gift certificate good towards any purchase and the chance to win a “pear” of jeans in your size. Click Here for more info.

Third Annual Taste of The Gold Coast – Enjoy the opportunity to taste the cuisines of the Gold Coast’s top restaruants.  Gourmet menu items will be presented by each restaurant’s head chef. Click Here for more info.

Wednesday, August 24

Wind Down at Navy PierWith your purchase of a $20 ticket, you will receive three complimentary beers, free appetizers, a cruise aboard a Shoreline Charter, exclusive outdoor seating, live music at the LandShark Beer Garden with fireworks at 9:30, plus great games, giveaways, and prizes! Click Here for more info.

Shop It To Me Shop Crawl with Blogger Jessica Quirk – Celebrate the debut of style blogger Jessica Quirk’s new book What I Wore. Come sip cocktails, mingle, meet Jessica, & get your shop on. More Info: Here.

Thursday, August 25

Crystal B. Designs Rebranding Launch Party – Chicago-based designer Crystal Simms will be hosting a rebranding launch party for her newly streamlined fashion label and website, Crystal B. Designs (www.CrystalBDesigns.com). Click Here for more info.

Kayak and Kick It with CitySwarm –    A two hour private guide-led paddle  with narration on Chicago tidbits. Click Here for more info.

RAW:Chicago presents FUSION – Come and see Jovon Marciano’s life work. This event will include fun, fashion, and networking for anyone in the artistic business. Other artists include fashion designer Envieux Style, photographer Melinda Klein, and art by Danielle Harth. Click Here for more info.

MEGAN LEE TRUNK SHOW AT SQUASHT BOUTIQUE – Come by Squasht Boutique on Thursday, Aug 25th & have some fun with designers Megan Owdom-Weitz of Megan Lee designs and Lesley Timpe of Squasht by Les. Details coming soon.

Ladie’s Night at Ai Sushi August 2011 – Enjoy complimentary Massages & Manicures, Eye Xone Treatment, Proskin Analysis, Eye Make-Up Touch-Up, & super specials on food & drinks. More Info: Here.

BMP & AGP Studio Launch Party– BMP & AGP are having a launch party. We would like you to check out our new studio loft space and join us in being impressed by how many companies we can fit under one roof.  You are invited to enjoy 1 or all of the following: Adult Cocktails, Tasty Snacks, Groovy Tunes, Free Loot, Photo Booth Fun, Rad Rooftop Views, Slammin’ Dance Party.  Details: Click Here.

In-Fashion Kick-Off Party – Join us as we kick off and celebrate the nation’s first shopping festival with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and of course, a fashionable atmosphere! In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard® promises a truly magnificent shopping experience in a truly magnificent destination. Come learn more about this exciting new event! See details: Here.

Friday, August 26

Drive Electric Tour Sponsored by Nisssan LEAF – The ‘drive electric tour’ will provide the opportunity to learn all about the Nissan LEAF. You will be guided through several display areas, have the opportunity to talk with LEAF experts, and explore the many innovations from Nissan and the Nissan LEAF. You’ll learn all about driving and owning a Nissan LEAF. For more info & to register: Click Here.

In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival – The Magnificent Mile is pleased to debut the first shopping festival of its kind in the nation this summer. In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard® will take place August 26 – September 8, 2011, and will feature exclusive events, designer and celebrity appearances, trunk shows, exciting entertainment and more. See details: Here.

*Sweet + Chic* WIN Innovation Circle at Sequin JewelryPlease join the Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) at Sequin for a “sweet and chic” morning.Come shop, sip and nibble on scrumptious Swirlz Cupcakes – breakfast varieties – while getting a sneak peek at the newest jewelry trends for Fall. Click Here for more info.

Brunch for Dinner with CitySwarm – Brunch is a staple meal in Chicago, so it’s no surprise that someone finally paid some homage and named a restaurant after it.BRUNCH, the latest spot for morning eats in River North, is serving up something special for CitySwarm’s first dining event. Click Here for all the details.

Date Night Hero with Public House – Public House will be at the Studio to cook up some crowd favorites! They have become a hotspot in Chicago and now they are cooking in our live kitchen and bringing their own dating advice! You won’t want to miss the show starting at 7pm Central or you can tune in online at Facebook.com/Ke​nmore on our app! See details and RSVP: Here.

Heat Up the Night Charity Date Auction – LTS Chicago in partnership with the LGN Group, Manor Chicago, ChiLifeEvents, CharityDateAuctions.com and CitySwarm are proud to present “Heat up the Night – Charity Date Auction”!  Each person up for auction will be representing a charity that they believe in and support. 100% of the money that they win for their “date” will be donated to the charity of their choice that evening.  Click Here for details.

Rock the Boat Sunset Jams Season Finale – Join us this Friday night from 7:30-10:30 pm for CSSC’s official End of Summer Bash featuring live music by the fantastic Chicago cover band ‘Stache. This will be one of our biggest parties of the summer and we want to see you there! See details and RSVP: Here.

Bull & Bear Fridays – Guests who RSVP here and say they’re on the “Chicago Bar Parties” guest list at the hostess stand will receive: One complimentary drink ticket, A wristband that gets them $1 off all drinks for the entire night, VIP table with complimentary bottle of champagne (for groups of 5+ ladies), & No cover charge.  See details: Here.

Fall into Friday with Drinks & Discounts at Akira Bucktown – Buy One Get One Half Off, Complimentary Drinks, & Chances To Win Prizes Every Hour. More Info: Here.

Saturday, August 27

ChicagoTEN Alumni Challenge Bar Crawl – Meet up with your team at your ‘home bar’ to pick up your wristbands, lanyards and to decorate your bar at 11am. Challenges start at noon and all schedule info will be provided to keep you on track! Each Big Ten school will call River North home for the day and fans will square off in rivalry contests, compete for prizes from national brands, and enjoy drink deals at River North leaders and legends – including Rockit, Theory, Public House, Bull & Bear, English, LaSalle Power Co, Moe’s Cantina, Howl at the Moon, Fado, Blue Frog’s Local 22 and District. Click Here for more details.

Time-Out Chicago’s Food Truck Social – No need to roam the streets of Chicago for your favorite eats. Find them all in one spot. Eat, drink, & listen to live music booked by Empty Bottle. This is a 1-day only event. You must RSVP to obtain access to the Cocktail Lounge & enter for your chance to be VIP! See details: Here.

Drive Electric Tour Sponsored by Nisssan LEAF – The ‘drive electric tour’ will provide the opportunity to learn all about the Nissan LEAF. You will be guided through several display areas, have the opportunity to talk with LEAF experts, and explore the many innovations from Nissan and the Nissan LEAF. You’ll learn all about driving and owning a Nissan LEAF. For more info & to register: Click Here.

Cityblue Apparel & Denim SUMMER SALEwith Live Performance by local musician Hawley Shoffner – Sale: August 1 – 31st / Live Performance: Saturday, August 27th, 12 – 3 pm. Popchips™ and refreshments will be served. Performing since 2006, Hawley Alexandra Shoffner immediately garnered comparisons to Wye Oak, St. Vincent, and Rilo Kiley. Playing regularly with a full backing band in the Chicago area, she has been recording her nine-song debut, Hawley, to be released late-summer 2011. For more info: Click Here.

Join Macy’s & Guess for a Day of Shopping, Sipping, & Sweets – Celebrate Fashion. Enjoy DJ Beats & Mini Make-Overs while models showcase the latest Guess looks. Receive a special gift with any purchase. Click Here for all the details.

3rd Annual Mo’Rockin Fashion Fest 2011 – Be a part of an expected 5,000 attendees! The 3rd Annual Fashion Fest promises to be a renowned festival that will bring a bit of Style to Chicago. This is your chance to participate in the forefront of what has become a Wicker Park tradition.What makes the FASHION FEST unique is that all elements of this fest are Chicago locals: the Fashion Designers, the Vendors, the Entertainment, the Venue & Food. Given the status of Division Street as the hottest, hippest most cutting edge neighborhood in Chicago, this event’s “Exclusive Guest List” wouldn’t want this Fest any other way but local. See details: Here.

Bridal Wave with Brianna – Bridal Wave is the Kenmore Live Studio’s newest show happening LIVE on Saturdays! Our second event will feature Brianna, a makeup artist and a bride to be to her fiance Vince. Brianna will be joining us with experts on destination weddings since hers will be in Italy! Don’t miss the show starting at 1pm Central in Studio or you can watch it all happen online at Facebook.com/Ke​nmore! More Info: Here.

Learn How To Cook Out – The Clean Way With Chef Subido At Wave Restaurant – Chef Kristine Subido is taking it to the streets – err…to WAVE’s new patio, that is – for the next installment of her Chef’s Cooking Class series, Cooking Out – The Clean Way. Join her for a lesson on the art of the cookout from a lighter perspective including tips on grilling techniques and Labor Day Barbecue recipe ideas. Click Here for more details.

The Original Rock Star Launch Party and Fashion Show – 3rd Annual Rockstars & Rebels | Complimentary Admission & Hosted Cocktail Reception Ticket Click Here for more details.

Crescendo Saturdays – Guests who RSVP here and say they’re on the “Chicago Bar Parties” guest list at the door will receive: No cover all night (ladies) / No cover until 11 pm for guys (1/2 priced cover after 11 pm), Complimentary bottle of champagne (for groups of 6+ ladies w/ RSVP before midnight), Access to exclusive bottle and wristband specials (see here for complete prices).  See details: Here.

Sunday, August 28

Open Circle Cafe – Tell us what you think about Kenmore products in an in-depth discussion in which honesty reigns supreme. What do you like and what do you dislike? We want our products to better fit your needs, and Open Circle Cafe is the perfect opportunity to help us understand exactly how to do just that. Sound intriguing? Don’t miss the discussion, live or online at 11am CT at Facebook.com/Ke​nmore via our Live Studio application. See details: Here.

Drive Electric Tour Sponsored by Nisssan LEAF – The ‘drive electric tour’ will provide the opportunity to learn all about the Nissan LEAF. You will be guided through several display areas, have the opportunity to talk with LEAF experts, and explore the many innovations from Nissan and the Nissan LEAF. You’ll learn all about driving and owning a Nissan LEAF. For more info & to register: Click Here.

Guinness Book of World Records – Most Bow Ties Tied by a Group – Join us as we set an official Guinness World Record for most bow ties tied by a group of people simultaneously. Bring your family, friends and enemies! Wrigley Square is the part of Millennium Park located at the corner of Randolph/Michig​an Ave in beautiful downtown Chicago. The first 500 attendees will get a free silk bow tie. And all those who RSVP here will be entered to win a bow tie each month for a full year (must be present at the event to win). See details: Here.

Templeton Rye Whiskey Pig Roast – The event will begin at 12pm and progress through out the afternoon. There will be a pig carving ceremony choreographed to Live Rock and Bluegrass. Guests are free to eat, dance and drink up the to the melodies of the roast. Dogs are welcome too! See details: Here.

Akira & Roof ontheWit Present Astroaffair – Zodiac-centric Games, Specialty Cocktails, Singles under all the astrological signs, dance to the beats of DJ Dante & DJ Steve Smooth, & check out some of the latest shoes at Akira. See details: Here.

 

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Weekly Round-Up, August 15

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, August 15

Tuesday, August 16

Live taping of “Master if the MixRSVP to have your chance to be apart of the audience to witness some of the World’s Top DJ’s, battle it out in a special DJ Challenge while experiencing new signature Master of The Mix Smirnoff Cocktails! For more details: Click Here.

The First Networking Mixer for Silver Professionals – For professionals (mature job seekers seeking part-time or full-time employment) & for employers interested in hiring & establishing business & professional relationships.  For more info: Click Here.

Wednesday, August 17

Gem V Couture Jewelry Trunk Show – Get a first look at the new Fall/Winter 2012 Mosaico Collection. For more info: Click Here.

FGI Bucktown Boutique Crawl – Check out Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood for some of the cities hottest boutiques. Many stores will be offering discounts and refreshments. Shop Akira, Roslyn, Viva La Femme, & more. Cost is $25 FGI members & $35 non-members. For more info: Click Here.

StyleChicago.com Presents Modern Beauty – Girl’s Night Out with complimentary mini spa & beauty treatments plus cocktails, wine, & sushi all while you browse the latest fashions from 10 of Chicago’s top designers. For all the details: Click Here.

Exclusive Range Rover Unveiling Party With Rahm Emanuel, Cindy Crawford, & LPYP – Classic Cocktails, Martinis, Wines, Great Chicago Chefs, Burberry Fashion Show, Diamonds, Chocolates, Raffles, And More for the Launch of the New Range Rover Evoque at Howard Orloff Range Rover Dealership. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Wind Down at Navy Pier – Join RedEye for after work drinks and a lake cruise during RedEye’s new series Wind Down Wednesdays in the Landshark Beer Garden! For more info: Click Here.

Thursday, August 18

Sawtooth’s One Year Anniversary Party –  For more info & to RSVP: Click Here.

The 3rd Annual Chicago Ice Cream and Gelato Festival – For $25, you’ll indulge in some truly extraordinary and some never-before-ta​sted ice cream creations. It promises to be a great weekend that’s sure to take the cake. Plus: • Grand tasting of amazing and rare ice creams • Live demonstrations & workshops • The Great Chicago Brain Freeze – a delicious chef competition where you get the chance to vote for the winners and taste the results. For more info: Click Here.

You Are Invited To ‘Network After Work’ – Network with some of Chicago’s top professionals at the city’s newest lounge which features Chicago’s only Vodka Vault. Network After Work events draw a diverse mix of professionals from all career levels and industries interested in expanding their professional network and creating new business opportunities. For more info: Click Here.

Friday, August 19

Wrigleyville Block Party – The Wrigleyville Block Party is an interactive street festival for fans of all ages. Music, games, & lots of fun. More Info: Click Here.

Culture Connection 3rd AfTerWoRk Social – DJ J. IMANI spinning the best Music, *COMPLIMENTARY* Food & Drinks!!! ….Plus Massages by Dr. Pamela Phoenix & Cool People like YOU! @ Culture Connection’s 3rd Fridays After Work Social! See details: Here.

The 3rd Annual Chicago Ice Cream and Gelato Festival – For $25, you’ll indulge in some truly extraordinary and some never-before-ta​sted ice cream creations. It promises to be a great weekend that’s sure to take the cake. Plus: • Grand tasting of amazing and rare ice creams • Live demonstrations & workshops • The Great Chicago Brain Freeze – a delicious chef competition where you get the chance to vote for the winners and taste the results. For more info: Click Here.

Bravo Zulu Lounge at the Chicago Air and Water Show – Tickets include beer, soft drinks, water and a beach barbecue buffet; as well as premium show seating with a few extras. For more info: Click Here.

Saturday, August 20

Air & Water Show Yacht Party – Grab your mates and get ready to party on this rockin’ four story, four hour cruise complete with nosh, music, dancers, entertainment and sweet airplanes gliding overhead. Food & drinks included. For all the details: Click Here.

2011 Chicago Air & Water Show CASTAWAYS VIP PARTY – Watch the 2011 Air & Water Show in style at Castaways on North Avenue Beach.  Reservations Available for Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21. For more info: Click Here.

Bravo Zulu Lounge at the Chicago Air and Water Show – Tickets include beer, soft drinks, water and a beach barbecue buffet; as well as premium show seating with a few extras. For more info: Click Here.

Wrigleyville Block Party – The Wrigleyville Block Party is an interactive street festival for fans of all ages. Music, games, & lots of fun. More Info: Here.

Illinois Central Music Festival – The first annual Illinois Central Music Festival will pay homage to the music of America’s past featuring live performances from Larry McCray, Des Plaines River Band, Big James with Chicago Playboys, Lil’ Ray Neal, Billy Branch and Sugar Blue. In between acts, grab a cold beer and enjoy an array of Southern-inspir​ed food like BBQ ribs, corn on the cob and mac n’ cheese. More Info: Here.

Wine & Grace at Haute Pink – The ultra feminine and playful label will present their latest collection along with a sneak peak of their fall 2011 collection. Open to the public, this event will capture the attention of bold and fun fashionistas all around the windy city. For more info: Click Here.

Creativity United & ‘The de’ Alexander Experience’ Present Unforgettable: An Evening in Song – Award-winning fashion designer extraordinaire, Quinton de’Alexander, to unveil collection and celebrate with song: ‘Unforgettable’​. Enjoy a celebration of song, glamour and fashion. Mr. de’ Alexander will unveil his anticipated “Gem Collection.” For tickets & more info: Click Here.

3rd Annual MO’ROCKIN FASHION FEST 2011 – Be a part of an expected 5,000 attendees! The 3rd Annual Fashion Fest promises to be a renowned festival that will bring a bit of Style to Chicago. This is your chance to participate in the forefront of what has become a Wicker Park tradition. For more info: Click Here.

Sunday, August 21

2011 Chicago Air & Water Show CASTAWAYS VIP PARTY – Watch the 2011 Air & Water Show in style at Castaways on North Avenue Beach.  Reservations Available for Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21. For more info: Click Here.

Bravo Zulu Lounge at the Chicago Air and Water Show – Tickets include beer, soft drinks, water and a beach barbecue buffet; as well as premium show seating with a few extras. For more info: Click Here.

 

Weekly Round-Up, August 8

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, August 8

Master Chef Viewing Party with Suzy Singh at BenchmarkSuzy Singh Collaborates with Chef Geoff Silverwood to create the following dishes.Menu Items include: 1) Butter Chicken Tacos topped with Red Onions, Lime, and Cilantro 2) Paneer( Indian Cheese) Tacos topped with Sautéed Spinach Both will be served with Suzy’s Apricot chutney and Spicy Mango Pickle. For more info: Click Here.

Tuesday, August 9

Salon Lashe Grand Opening – Join us in celebrating the grand opening of Salon Lashe on Oak St., Chicago’s premier place for eyelash extensions. Hosted by some of Chicago’s most influential women, we invite you to come enjoy Champagne, hors d’oeuvres and get a glimpse of how amazing your eyes can truly be with temporary lash extensions. See details: Here.

Master Chef Viewing Party with Suzy Singh at BenchmarkSuzy Singh Collaborates with Chef Geoff Silverwood to create the following dishes.Menu Items include: 1) Butter Chicken Tacos topped with Red Onions, Lime, and Cilantro 2) Paneer( Indian Cheese) Tacos topped with Sautéed Spinach Both will be served with Suzy’s Apricot chutney and Spicy Mango Pickle. For more info: Click Here.

Wednesday, August 10

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Chicago – Set in a new location— the stunning historic ballroom and east lakeside plaza on Chicago’s Navy Pier, Taste of the Nation Chicago will once again feature the largest gathering of Michelin-starre​d and James Beard award-winners and nominees from the city of Chicago, as well as the city’s most celebrated mixologists from our groundbreaking craft cocktail scene, in addition to fine wines, local craft beers, and premium spirits. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment by Chicago’s hottest DJs, and a silent auction, featuring many unique experiences and delightful packages. General Admission: $95 advance, $125 at-the-door For More Info: Click Here.

An Evening of Fashion Under the Stars “Holiday 2011″ Fashion Show – Anastasia Chatzka presents an “Evening of Fashion Under the Stars” showcasing new looks from her Holiday 2011 line. Please join us on August 10th for a night not to be missed. Anastasia’s lovely designs will be paired with incredible jewelry from Gem V Couture designer Gabrielle Glass. For more details & to RSVP: Here.

Connect to Success with LinkedIn – Networking and Training Event – Join us for an evening of business networking and complimentary LinkedIn training. This is a rare opportunity to learn powerful networking techniques and put them to use while networking with other business owners and executives from the Chicagoland area. You will also get valuable insight on how to use LinkedIn to expand your opportunities and get the most our of your new connections. With 2011 already well under way…this is an event you don’t want to miss! Best of all, there is NO charge for this event, but seating is limited so register today! For more info: Click Here.

Wind Down at Navy Pier – Join RedEye for after work drinks and a lake cruise during RedEye’s new series Wind Down Wednesdays in the Landshark Beer Garden! With your purchase of a $20 ticket, you will receive three complimentary beers, free appetizers, a cruise aboard a Shoreline Charter, exclusive outdoor seating, live music at the LandShark Beer Garden with fireworks at 9:30, plus great games, giveaways, and prizes! Check out all the details: Here.

Thursday, August 11

Bourbon & Burgers (& a Runway Style Fashion Show) at The Drake – Bourbon Tasting from 6-9pm and Runway Style Show with DJ Puzzle Featuring fashions by SHRINE & Trunk Club 7-8pm. For More Info: Click Here.

Mondial Grand Opening Summer Cocktail Party – New high-rise in the West Loop. Red Canary, Natalino’s Delux Bar, LaFarine Bakery and Salon Blu will be providing delicious eats for everyone. See details: Here.

Annual Summer Cheeky Boat Party Celebrating the Cheekiest Men of Chicago – Cheeky’s 2nd annual boat party, fully equipped with Ketel One Oranje specialty cocktails, Seven Daughters wine, SmartWater, and a gourmet spread of hors d’ouevres. Celebrating Chicago’s Cheekiest guys of summer. For more info: Click Here.

Friday, August 12

Macy’s Passport Presents GLAMORAMA 2011 – High Fashion, Fierce Performances, One Unforgettable Night! Official After-Party hosted on the 7th floor of Macy’s, State St. Guest Entertainment Cee Lo Green Singer, songwriter, producer and musician, known for his most recent chart-topping hit “Forget You” Cee Lo Green will headline this year’s Glamorama. Also set to perform Far East Movement – An electro-pop quartet who shot to fame with their chart-topping singles “Like a G6” and “Rocketeer” GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY…! For More Info: Click Here.

Left of Trend’s Summer Fashion Showcase – For $30 you get: Drinks provided by Grey Goose as well as beer, wine and champagne from Cuvee’s bar; Delicious food from Union Sushi; A runway show featuring local designer Kristin Hassan; & All this fun set to a thumping soundtrack from DJ Jordan V. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Truffle Truffle “s’more please!: a pop within a shop” – Truffle truffle is teaming up with the utterly delicious Southport Grocery & Cafe to celebrate National S’more Day in style, with s’more-inspired specials from both sweet kitchens! ruffle truffle will be there with gourmet s’more essentials, our signature shortbread s’mores, and s’more-themed treats… basically everything you need to celebrate your lifelong love for these classic childhood faves…except the campfire! For More Info: Click Here

GRIND: “Spirits of the Night” Exclusive Launch Party – Complimentary GRIND Cocktails, Interactive Mixing Stations where you are the bartender, Grunge Art, Graffiti Painters, Chair Massages, and Dancing. See details: Here.

BUILT FestivalA contemporary art festival where over developed, underutilized, urban space is transformed into a micro-city through the use of intermodal shipping containers.  The containers have been repurposed into art galleries housing local contemporary artists, showcasing the truly profound and innovative ways art, culture, and the city interact.  For more information Click Here.

Saturday, August 13

 Wrigleyville Summerfest – Wrigleyville may be most recognized for Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs, but it’s also known for the Wrigleyville Summerfest! The 9th annual Wrigleyville Summerfest is a grand slam of a festival featuring only the most sought after bands, food, and fun! For more information Click Here.

The 2011 Northalsted Market Days® will take place the weekend of August 13-14, when a crowd of more than 100,000 from across the country will converge on Halsted Street to celebrate our annual event. It’s the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest and lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s finest festivals!: Click Here.

BUILT Festival – A contemporary art festival where over developed, underutilized, urban space is transformed into a micro-city through the use of intermodal shipping containers.  The containers have been repurposed into art galleries housing local contemporary artists, showcasing the truly profound and innovative ways art, culture, and the city interact.  For more information Click Here.

Downtown Canyons – Our popular trip needs no introduction. This ultimate urban canoe adventure will have you sharing the river with tour and recreational boats, barges and others while basking in the wonder of Chicago’s architecture from water level. Some paddling experience recommended.  For more information Click Here.

Flippin’ Cups to Fill Plates 5 people are only allowed to play per game, but you can have as many people on your team to sub in as you’d like.  There will also be a silent auction to benefit Chicago-area food banks. Stay tuned for auction items!  All tournament and auction proceeds will go to benefit Chicago-area food banks.  Teams are encouraged to wear costumes or team shirts!  For more information Click Here.

Sunday, August 14

The 2011 Northalsted Market Days® will take place the weekend of August 13-14, when a crowd of more than 100,000 from across the country will converge on Halsted Street to celebrate our annual event. It’s the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest and lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s finest festivals!: Click Here.

Shopping Among Grapes – Come enjoy the ultimate shopping experience! Walk into an amazing atmosphere at BlackFinn American Saloon in Naperville. You will be greeted with a goodie bag filled with coupons, vouchers, products & samples (valued over $300)*. Enjoy a glass of wine, live entertainment, tasty appetizers and sweet desserts all while you shop among some of Chicago’s top vendors! Click here for all the details.

 

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Weekly Round-Up, August 1

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, August 1

Master Chef Viewing Party with Suzy Singh at Official Bear’s Spot – This week is all about the Kids- SO FEEL FREE TO INVITE YOUR PARENTS, SISTERS AND BROTHERS!! A large Percentage of the proceeds will go towards UFLOW, a mentorship organization in Chicago!!! – http://www.uflow.org. Suzy Singh Collaborates with Chef Jonathan Meyers. For more info: Click Here.

Explore the Life of the Vine at OneSixtyBlue – Join us on August 1st to continue exploring the life of the vine series. we will take a glimpse at the grape as it changes shades: from white to rose to red. Availability is limited, seating’s at 6 and 7. $47 per guest inclusive of both tax and gratuity. Menu subject to change. See details: Here.

Tuesday, August 2

Lauren Lein Beat The Heat Sale – Offering fabulous, quick, and easy items that are affordable and perfect for 24/7 summertime wearing. Don’t miss the hottest sale ever! For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Chicago Fashion Connection August Fashion Mixer – Chicago Fashion Connect invites you to the Fashion Industry Mixer – it’s a social networking event for the people in the fashion industry. Its goal it to help fashion designers, photographer, models, bloggers to connect, build relationships and perhaps find opportunities for collaboration. This event is for anyone who is interested in promoting themselves or their new collection, looking for people to work with for photoshoots or shows, or is looking for media exposure. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Wednesday, August 3

Lauren Lein Beat The Heat SaleOffering fabulous, quick, and easy items that are affordable and perfect for 24/7 summertime wearing. Don’t miss the hottest sale ever! For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Chix for a Cause – Presented by Luna Bar – Team LUNA Chix brings together women interested in learning new sports, staying active and inspiring others to do the same. Together 26 local teams throughout the country train, compete and support each other, while also fundraising for the Breast Cancer Fund and their efforts to eliminate the environmental causes of the disease. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Thursday, August 4

Lauren Lein Beat The Heat Sale – Offering fabulous, quick, and easy items that are affordable and perfect for 24/7 summertime wearing. Don’t miss the hottest sale ever! For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Network, Socialize & Business at Public House – Chicago Professional Connexion will host one of Chicago’s top networking events. You will find this event is a great place to network, showcase your business, interact with Chicago’s brightest professionals, as well as foster new business contacts. Click Here for more information.

2011 Kitchen Walk Benefitting Designs for Dignity – Tour, eat, drink all for a great cause. Transforming spaces, transforming lives. Enjoy food and wine pairings, sip on specialty cocktails, & enter to win great raffle prizes. Tickets are $75. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Lollapalooza Kick-Off Party at Guess with Dale Earnhardt & More – Official Lollapalooza Kick-Off Party with performances by Dale Earnhardt Jr, The Vaccines, & DJ set by Light. Sponsored by Van Gogh Vodka & Dirty Blonde Sparkling Wine. For more info & to rsvp: Click Here.

The Chicago Fire Foundation White Party – This event will feature a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music and dancing, and all proceeds benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation. Click Here for more information.

Worn Free & Grey Goose Lollapalooza Kickoff Party – Worn Free, the premier licensed rock & roll apparel brand from Los Angeles and London, is teaming up with Grey Goose Vodka and Old Town Social to throw a kickoff to Lollapalooza party on August 4th.We are going to be saluting Rodney Bingenheimer, aka The Mayor of the Sunset Strip, and turning Old Town Social into a rendition of Rodney’s legendary 1970′s Hollywood club aptly named Rodney’s English Disco. For More Info: Click Here.

theCHIVE Homecoming Meetup Chicago 2011 – Come join the entire CHIVE family for our first Chicago meetup. Have a drink or twenty with John, Leo, Bob, Mac the Intern, Rick, Patty, and theBERRY girls -Emily and Megan, and some mystery Chivettes. Dudes $45 / Chicks $35 includes all beer, wine, booze, and shots! Click Here for more information.

Lollapalooza 2011 Fun Continues with Billboard & The Syndicate Present Conflict of Interest Concert – The Joy Formidable* Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. * Lord Huron‘ * Little Hurricane – Free with RSVP!!! For more info: Click Here.

Sounds & Stilettos – FREE – TixMixer and Alizé is hosting Sounds & Stilettos with Deliciously Vintage, the pre-eminent vintage fashion boutique located in the artsy Pilsen neighborhood. A Who’s Who of Chicago’s fashion and social scenes will converge to enjoy an intimate fashion presentation produced by Siobhan and Law which will leave the fashionistas and scenesters in attendance begging for more. For more info & to reserve your spot: Click Here.

Friday, August 5

Evil Kitty & Anna Fong End-of-the-Summer Studio Sale – This weekend on Friday (3-6pm) and Saturday (2-6pm). Lidia and Anna will be back at it with the incredible fabrics and even more samples! Check out the flyer and tell your friends to stop by! Hurry in though, because this is the last sale of the season.  Click Here for more info.

Lollapalooza 2011 – See perfomances by The Vaccines, Coldplay, Ok Go, Ratatat, Skrillex, Afrojack, & Muse.  If you are attending the festival be sure to check out NYK’s Lollapalooza 2011 Tips & Gudie to Survive for Kindle HERE!

Culture Connection 3rd AfTerWoRk Social – DJ J. IMANI spinning the best Music, *COMPLIMENTARY* Food & Drinks!!! ….Plus Massages by Dr. Pamela Phoenix & Cool People like YOU! @ Culture Connection’s 3rd Fridays After Work Social! See details: Here.

I Love the 80s Party – Heather from Hogs & Honeys is hosting an 80′s-Themed Party. If you are friends with her on Facebook there is no cover plus you’ll enjoy a 3-hour hosted bar from 9pm-12am. Best dressed 80s outfit will win a prize! Click Here for more information.

Lollapalooza 2011 Rock the Vote/Chicago Votes Happy Hour – A $10 donation right now or a $15 donation at the door entitles you to a free drink, entertainment, access to great drink specials, and a silent auction which includes awesome Chicago and Lollapalooza related items such as baseball tickets, band posters and autographs, as well as access to exclusive Lolla afterparties! For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Chevy Sonic presents the Music DRIVES Chicago MBAA Launch Party & Kids These Days Lollapalooza After Party – The Chevy Sonic presents the Music DRIVES Chicago MBAA Launch Party runs from 7 – 10 p.m., followed by Kids These Days Lollapalooza After Party presented by MBAA. The Lollapalooza After Party will feature performances from Chicago and Rockford,IL MTV Buzzworthy bands Kids These Days (Friday Lollapalooza performers) and Hey Champ, with an exclusive secret headline set. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Rock the Vote/Chicago Votes Lollapalooza Happy Hour – A $10 donation right now or a $15 donation at the door entitles you to a free drink, entertainment, access to great drink specials, and a silent auction which includes awesome Chicago and Lollapalooza related items such as baseball tickets, band posters and autographs, as well as access to exclusive Lolla afterparties! See details: Here.

Filter Magazine Official Lollapalooza 2011 Afterparty at Hard Rock Hotel – Filter Magazine’s party at the Hard Rock Hotel Fender Ballroom Saturday night is one you surely won’t want to miss with a Live performance by Foster the People & a DJ set by none other than Elijah Wood… yes, that’s right – Frodo will be spinning the night away. So, RSVP now for VIP entry into one of the coolest Lollapalooza afterparties! Must be 21+ to enter. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Saturday, August 6

Lollapalooza 2011 Celebrity Kickball Game with DO312 – The 2nd Annual Do312 Celebrity Kickball Game with Pete Wentz, Aaron Paul, Maps & Atlases and a few other awesome surprise guests battling it out at in front of the South Stage at Lollapalooza. RSVP to win a spot on the team! If you win a spot to play on the team, you will also receive a ticket to Lollapalooza Saturday. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

Lollapalooza 2011 FREE Ride To Grant Park With Ray-Ban & TimeOut Chicago – Hop on the Ray-Ban “Never Hide” Trolley and get a FREE ride to Grant Park + your photo taken with the trolley! The Ray-Ban Trolley will be roaming through Lolla ALL weekend long so if you see it go by flag them down and they will give you a ride. See details: Here.

Evil Kitty & Annaa Fong End-of-the-Summer Studio Sale – This weekend on Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lidia and Anna will be back at it with the incredible fabrics and even more samples! Check out the flyer and tell your friends to stop by! Hurry in though, because this is the last sale of the season.  Click Here for more info.

Lollapalooza 2011 – See perfomances by Black Lips, Deftones, Ween, Chuckie, Perryetty vs. Chris Cox, Big Audio Dynamite, My Morning Jacket, Eminem, & More.  If you are attending the festival be sure to check out NYK’s Lollapalooza 2011 Tips & Gudie to Survive for Kindle HERE!

Elite Rooftop Pool Party – The Summer’s Hottest Elite Party. Parking Available. Food, Drinks, Live Entertainment, & Pool Games. Performance by Chicago’s Sensational R&B Singer Aramie. Ticket Prices: $20 includes food and 1 drink / $30 includes food and open bar. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. For More Info: Click Here.

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Presents “As You Like It”FREE performance EVERY Saturday & Sunday. In its third summer season, Muse of Fire Theatre Company will once again bring free Shakespeare-in-​the-park to the Northern suburbs of Chicago. This summer, the company will present As You Like It, a fanciful romp full of cross-dressing lovers, feuding brothers, wrestling, jokes and songs. See details: Here.

Filter Magazine Official Lollapalooza 2011 Afterparty at Hard Rock Hotel – Filter Magazine’s party at the Hard Rock Hotel Fender Ballroom Saturday night is one you surely won’t want to miss with a Live performance by Foster the People & a DJ set by none other than Elijah Wood… yes, that’s right – Frodo will be spinning the night away. So, RSVP now for VIP entry into one of the coolest Lollapalooza afterparties! Must be 21+ to enter. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Lollapalooza 2011 Afterparty with Perryetty Vs. Chris Cox at Spybar – Hosted by Lollapalooza founder Perry Ferrel who will perfom at this afterparty with his group Perryetty Vs. Chris Cox. To see who else will be performing: Click Here.

Sunday, August 7

Lollapalooza 2011 – See perfomances by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Flogging Molly, Cage the Elephant, Damian “Jr Gong) Marley & Nas, Deadmau5, Jackmaster, Kid Cudi, Artic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, & More.  If you are attending the festival be sure to check out NYK’s Lollapalooza 2011 Tips & Gudie to Survive for Kindle HERE!

Salted Caramel Pop-Up Pop Shoppe – You screamed for more frozen treats, so we’re doing another Pop Up Pop Shoppe! Same place, same fun – but this time we’re sweetening Sunday August 7th. We’ll have our new Cherry Cucumber Pops and a Sweet & Savory Sundae. We’re bringing back the face painting & giveaways – so bring the whole gang! See details: Here.

Truffle Truffle “spread s’more love: a pop-up shoppe” – Truffle truffle is setting up shop inside logan square’s fabulous floral boutique, Fleur, with an assortment of s’more inspired treats & gourmet versions of the key ingredients – like our delicious house-made flavored marshmallows & buttery shortbread cookies – for at-home indulgence! See details: Here.

 Atha and Friends Present a sneak preview of “The White Collection -LUXE” – A sneak preview of The White Collection – LUXE {Atha Sharod Bridal’s latest collection of couture Bridal gowns and honeymoon negligees}. Made from 100% silk and French imported laces. For more info: Click Here.

ENAMOR Fashion Show 2011 – The Enamor Fashion Show is a High Profile captivating event showcasing Chicago’s most premier designers & prestgious models. Live Entertainment Ranging from Theatrical Dance to glorious vocals of local Music Artist. Come experience Beautiful Models, Captivating Designs, Performing Arts, & Live Entertainment at its best!!! For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Blue Agave & Cabo Wabo Treat You To A Margarita – Cabo Wabo Tequila Tasting at Blue Agave Come in for a sample of a margarita with Cabo WaboTequila!  For More Info: Click Here.

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Presents “As You Like It”FREE performance EVERY Saturday & Sunday. In its third summer season, Muse of Fire Theatre Company will once again bring free Shakespeare-in-​the-park to the Northern suburbs of Chicago. This summer, the company will present As You Like It, a fanciful romp full of cross-dressing lovers, feuding brothers, wrestling, jokes and songs. See details: Here.

 

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Weekly Round-Up, July 25

WeeklyRoundup

Hello Monday!  It’s that time again for The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONTINUOUSLY CHECK THE ROUND-UP SECTION DURING THE WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS AS WELL AS OUR CALENDAR AT THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF OUR PAGE.  OCCASSIONALLY WE ADD SOME EVENTS TO THE CALENDAR ONLY (NOT THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP) TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

Monday, July 25

Chicago’s Official MasterChef Viewing Party – You are OFFICIALLY invited to the Chicago MasterChef Viewing Party Every Monday and Tuesday w/ The Chicago Contestant Suzy Singh. This week is FAMILY WEEK- SO FEEL FREE TO INVITE YOUR PARENTS, SISTERS AND BROTHERS!! We will be hosting this event at one of the Top 3 rooftops in the world!! Check out all the details: Here.

Tuesday, July 26

Chicago’s Official MasterChef Viewing Party – You are OFFICIALLY invited to the Chicago MasterChef Viewing Party Every Monday and Tuesday w/ The Chicago Contestant Suzy Singh. This week is FAMILY WEEK- SO FEEL FREE TO INVITE YOUR PARENTS, SISTERS AND BROTHERS!! We will be hosting this event at one of the Top 3 rooftops in the world!! Check out all the details: Here.

The Maisha Collective: A Project of Heshima Kenya Fashion Challenge – Ten up-and-coming designers will participate in the Project Runway-inspired competition, which will be emceed by Lara Miller and Marcus Riley, and judged by Billy Dec and members of Chicago’s fashion community. Event will be held at the Aeree Loft/Room 1520 in the West Loop.  For tickets & more info: Click Here. See additional post on NYK: Click Here.

Wednesday, July 27

C.Chic Presents…The Naughty & Nice Novella Book Signing Party!*!*!*Let’s Party, Shop & Mingle the Night Away As We Celebrate the debut of Cha’rron Chic’s First Novella Titled: “Karma Is My Bitch” at Viktoria’s Closet in Lincoln Park.  For more info: Click Here.

Epic Presents Dining for Wishes – An evening filled with award winning appetizers, specialty desserts, cocktails, prizes, giveaways and more at Epic Restaurant in River North! Join us as we support the Make a Wish Foundation in honor of two very special local Chicago Wish Kids. See details: Here.

Get Off The Couch  – Event costs $5.00 & cover goes directly to the artists. A Singer/Songwrit​er event held every last Wednesday of the month to showcase local music talent in Chicago. Help at Villain’s Bar & Grill in Printer’s Row.  Get there early for a Table as it does get packed! See details: Here.

Maven Presents Suit-Up – This monthly business networking event features industry leaders in finance, real estate, law, marketing, entertainment and more. Industry leaders will serve as event spheres and bring in new potential guest hosts and match them with other companies. So boys and girls – it’s time to put on yo…ur best suits and get down to business. Admission is $5 per person and 100% of the proceeds will go to the charity of the month. If guests submit their business card upon entry, they will receive a complimentary ticket for the raffle taking place at 8:15PM with gift certificates from sponsors. This month we are raising money for two charities – ILLINOIS PATRIOT EDUCATION FUND and OPERATION HOMEFRONT. For more info: Click Here.

Summer Soiree hosted by Mark & Lauren Teahen with White Sox Teammates – Join us for the Summer Soiree hosted by Mark & Lauren Teahen with White Sox teammates in support of Chrysalis, a domestic violence agency.  We will also feature a silent auction and raffle the night of the event with autographed White Sox memorabilia and tickets.  Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $30 and includes access to our private reception with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. For more info: Click Here.

Thursday, July 28

New Fragrance: FlowerTag by Kenzo Launch – Graffiti or, more specifically, the art of tagging served as the inspiration for Kenzo’s latest fragrance, FlowerTag. Join Michigan Avenue editor in chief Susanna Negovan at Bloomingdales for cocktails and hor d’oeuvres to celebrate the launch of FlowerTag. Check out all the details: Here.

180 Presents 3 Architects 3 Approaches – How do different approaches to practice & career building lead to a similar place? Three leading architects will discuss their methodology and their ideas on where the practice of architecture is headed at IIT. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Ladies Night at Ai Sushi – Indulge in an evening of complimentary manicures & massages at Ai – 358 W. Ontario. Also enjoy great food and drink specials. Raffle prizes & gift bags, too! Must make reservations.  Check out all the details: Here.

CeCe & Melinda Summer Patio Party – Enjoy authentic Italian passed appetizers, beer and wine on the patio at Il Mulino in the heart of the Gold Coast! Check out all the details: Here.

Sugar Gamers + Tech Week 2011 Presents Ultimat Black Mask Gamer Night – Come to Lure Izakaya Pub & enjoy Hosted Open Bar from 8-9pm. Kitchen open til 2am. Free Admission. Video Games & Cos-Play. Prizes & Live Performance by Nikki Lynette & more. Check out all the details: Here.

Akira’s First Plus Size Fashion Show – Come out for and see Plus size girls work the runway in the hottest Akira Fashions! Complementary wine and hor’dourves plus raffles all night! Buy one Get one half off and Buy one get one free on all clearance items! Come out and Support Real women and watch them work their curves! Check out all the details: Here.

2011 Lynn Sage Summer Soiree – Purchase your tickets before they are sold out! All proceeds benefit breast cancer research programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Check out all the details: Here.

RAW Artists Present Illuminare – Music: Kelsey Edington and Stutter Vision. Fashion: Mended Mosaic and The West Englewood Dynasty. Hair&Makeup: Curlsn Rouge and Jen Levi. Accessories: LaTonya Hubbard. Incredible visual artists. Leekovision: body painting. Janelle Petitti: fire dancing, and don’t forget lighting: Atmosphere Events. Check out all the details: Here.

America Can Sing Vocal Competition – DATE CHANGE – The preliminaries start this Thursday. There will be up to 20 singers competing each night for 7 weeks. Doors open at 8:00PM. The winner will be selected by audience vote. The winner will receive $100 in CASH, great gifts from AKIRA Chicago, and advance to the Finals. Raffle prizes will also be given to select audience members for best “Rocked Out” look. Admission to event is $5 & in return you will get $30 in Akira gift certificates. Check out all the details: Here.

Locals Only Lollapalooza Kick-Off Party – Win our last pair of 3 Day passes to Lollapalooza and tickets to Lollapalooza Aftershows, including VIP Access to the Filter Magazine Party at The Hard Rock Hotel Fender Ballroom. Hosted Bar sponsored by TITO’S VODKA from 9pm-10pm. Check out all the details: Here.

Friday, July 29

Culture Connection 3rd AfTerWoRk Social – DJ J. IMANI spinning the best Music at The Culture Shop (71st & Stewart) from 6-11pm.  *COMPLIMENTARY* Food & Drinks!!! ….Plus Massages by Dr. Pamela Phoenix & Cool People like YOU!  Click Here for more info.

Friday Night Carribbean Party at Cocos – Free Admission, Live Music – Join us as we welcome our new client….Coco’s serves some of the finest Puerto Rican Cusine in the city. With a menu full of traditional dishes as well as variations on the classics. For more info: Click Here.

Simply Delicious: An Evening of Delicious Food & Delectable Treats – Come enjoy an evening of delicious food & delectable treats with a little taste of jazz. Food compliments of Ciao Amore Italian Restaurant (Chef: Cesar Pineda). Sweet & Savory compliments of La Parisienne Du Chocolat (Chocolatier: Robyn Rice-Foster). See details & get your tickets: Here.

The One Hope United “WHITE PARTY” Presented by Marco Foster & The Underground – Marco Foster, who lived in foster care until he was 7 years old (the last name is just a coincidence) & currently volunteers with One Hope United wants to introduce you to the great organization. Plus, it’s his birthday weekend so come out & toast another wonderful year with the fabulous Marco Foster at the hottest spot in the city. See details: Here.

7th Annual Printers’ Ball: IT’S ALIVE! – Presented by the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine with the Center for Book & Paper Arts, the Chicago Underground Library, Columbia College Chicago, and MAKE magazine. This year’s Printers’ Ball will include a reading by poet, cartoonist, and former Silver Jews frontman David Berman, scheduled for 8:00 PM. For more information Click Here.

Saturday, July 30

Indie Designer Market (Part of Randolph Street Market) – Held at Plumber’s Hall in the West Loop.  As featured in New York Times Style, Lucky and Travel & Leisure Magazines, the treasures of the past join the styles of tomorrow at The Indie Designer Market, the place to shop for beautifully-cra​fted, Chicago designed fashion, art, jewelry, and décor. Check out all the details: Here.

RedEye’s El Crawl presented by Corona – Party down the Red Line with RedEye and Wingman Ernest Wilkins, from Division & Clark all the way to Sheffield! We’ll be fiesta-ing our way through 5 local favorites starting at McFadden’s. For more info & tickets: Click Here.

Swag the Runway – Dreamz Youth Foundation presents “Swag the Runway”.  An all teen prodcution come out and support Positive Teens on the Scene, sponsorship opprtunities are also availalble. If you are unable to attend you may also click donation to support. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Celebrate VIA Times & Chicago Phillipine Reports TV’s Anniversary with “Elvis” – Elvis comes back to life! Join VIA Times Newsmagazine and Chicago Philippine Reports TV in their Anniversary Event in collaboration with Sparks Technology! It’s a one great dinner, show and dance event not to be missed! For more info: Click Here.
 
Shedd Blu Event: Cool Jellies Hot Nights – The Auxiliary Board of John G. Shedd Aquarium hosts BLU. Enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres on Shedd’s lakefront terrace, as well as live performances and Shedd’s special exhibits. This “Cool Jellies, Hot Night” themed event benefits Shedd’s education and conversation initiatives. See details: Here.
 
Sunday, July 31
 
Indie Designer Market (Part of Randolph Street Market) – Held at Plumber’s Hall in the West Loop.  As featured in New York Times Style, Lucky and Travel & Leisure Magazines, the treasures of the past join the styles of tomorrow at The Indie Designer Market, the place to shop for beautifully-cra​fted, Chicago designed fashion, art, jewelry, and décor. Check out all the details: Here.
 

Pour” – Wine Tasting, Social Awareness – Pour is a series of tastings that help raise awareness and funds for local charities. The event will feature tasting of wine, and assorted food pairings. Also prize drawing to include expense paid trip to Las Vegas. Sponsored by 220 Communications. Also, a portion of proceeds benefit No Wooden Nickles. Space is limited get your tickets today. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

A Midsummer Fashion Show to Benefit Locks of Love – Luxury Management and Hesperidian Productions are partnering together to create a mystical presentation of runway fashion for Locks of Love at Minibar in Lakeview. For More Info: Click Here.

Chakras and Chocolate – An evening of Yoga Vinyasa Flow taught by Alycia Messenger combined with exclusive Dove Chocalate Discoveries chocolate samplings paired with your postures. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here.

 

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Weekly Round-Up, July 18

WeeklyRoundup

The Weekly Rewind is back with a new name – The Weekly Round-Up.  Check here for a quick overview of all the events happening each week.  Click on individual event links for full details.  You can also view the full month’s calendar by clicking the calendar link near the top of our menu bar on the right.

Monday, July 18

Tuesday, July 19

Chicago Sidewalk Sale – The two-day shopping event, held today & tomorrow, from 9 am to 3 pm, will be the perfect place to peruse an assortment of affordable apparel and accessories and see first-hand how local designers and independent boutiques are thriving in Chicago.  For more info: Click Here.

Wednesday, July 20

Chicago Sidewalk Sale The two-day shopping event, held today & yesterday, from 9 am to 3 pm, will be the perfect place to peruse an assortment of affordable apparel and accessories and see first-hand how local designers and independent boutiques are thriving in Chicago.  For more info: Click Here.

Chicago Dancing Festival: 5 After 5 Launch Party – The Chicago Dancing Festival will kick-off its 5th season with our first-ever launch party! Celebrate with us as we mingle under the stars enjoying complimentary beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and our signature “cinq” cocktail. For more Info: Click Here.

Perfect Pairs with Chef Evan Percoco – Join us for our next Perfect Pairs Event in Cibo Matto at theWit Chicago at 6pm as Chef E. pairs small plates with selected Chilean wines from the Santa Carolina portfolio! For details call 312.239.9588.  For more information:Click Here.

Chicago Sport & Social Club Boat Party – We will cruise along Lake Michigan on a party boat and take in the incredible Chicago skyline and the Navy Pier Fireworks show at 9:30PM.  Tickets also include 3-hours of open bar, a food buffet, & DJ music.  Check out the details by: Clicking Here.

Thursday, July 21

Transworld’s J, F, & A Show – Get great deals as you shop jewelry, fashion, & acccesspries plus more all under one roof at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center through Sunday.  For more Information: Click Here.

Chicago Shakers & Stirrers Business Networking Mixer – Make quality business connections and mingle with top professionals while enjoying delicious appetizers and drink specials.  Cash bar.  For more information & to reserve your spot today: Click Here.

The Epic Event Presented by CISC – Join us for a night of casual networking amongst the movers and shakers of the Chicago interactive industry as we partner with EPIC Restaurant and POPChips to host our The EPIC Event. More info & Registration: Click Here.

Le Femme Couture: A Date with Couture or Luxury ? Runway Fashion Show 2011 – Tres Chic Fashion and Modeling Productions Presents: Le Femme Couture – A Date with Couture or Luxury Runway Fashion Show 2011. Doors open: 6:30pm/Show time: 7:30pm. $10 admission includes appetizers & door prizes. Cash bar. More info: Click Here.

Blue Agave & Cabo Wabo Tequila Event – Come in for a sample of a margarita with Cabo WaboTequila from 7-9pm! For more info: Click Here.

Time-Out Chicago Boat Party – Set sail with Time Out Chicago and SubT Lounge for the hottest party on Lake Michigan. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres from America’s Dog and music. Boat departs at 8pm sharp from Ogden Slip at Navy Pier. Details.

Spybar Specials with Peter Kombi – Email Peter Kombi: peter.k@vipeeps​.me for complimentary bottle of champagne for groups of 5 or more ladies. Must email him by Thursday at 5pm. Ladies free all night. Men free until 2am. Hosted Effen Vodka Bar from 10-11pm. Bottles of Effen Vodka discounted – only $150.

Friday, July 22

Transworld’s J, F, & A Show – Get great deals as you shop jewelry, fashion, & acccesspries plus more all under one roof at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center through Sunday.  For more Information: Click Here.

Culture Connection 3rd AfTerWoRk Social – DJ J. IMANI spinning the best Music at The Culture Shop (71st & Stewart) from 6-11pm.  *COMPLIMENTARY* Food & Drinks!!! ….Plus Massages by Dr. Pamela Phoenix & Cool People like YOU!  Click Here for more info.

Imerman Angels Celebrates 5 Years With A Summer Soiree – Tickets include live entertainment, select cocktails, & upscale hors d’ouevres. Pre-Sale Tickets are $65 until Friday, July 1. For more info & to purchase tickets: Click Here

Tails in the City – Friends of Chicago Animal Care is hosting a “Girls Night Out” to benefit the City’s neediest animals. Join us on Friday, July 22nd at The Emerald, 123 S. Green Street from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, tarot card readings, one-of-a-kind vintage jewelry, silent auction, raffle and more. Your $50 donation supports the Friends of Chicago Animal Care Foster Program. Please RSVP to 312-224-1116. For more info: Click Here.

Chicago Sip & Swap – We’re coming to Illinois for the first time, bringing together swappers from far & wide for a fun night of retail therapy & recycling — and everything left over at the end of the night goes to support Goodwill Chicago and their youth empowerment and job training programs. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Mindy City Presents a Night on the Pink Carpet – Fashion show fundraiser 7-10pm at Proof Nightclub. Ticket prices includes open bar. See details: Here.

The Fashion Market Fashion Show – It’s truly going to be a breath-taking event as the designer of Goca Designs will be showcasing her past collections as well as previewing her Fall collection for the first time. For tickets & more info: Click Here.

Creme de la Creme After Dark’s Afterparty – The heat is on high in Chicago as Creme de la Creme returns with a special After Dark edition hosted by Ernest Wilkins! Partygoers from the After Dark event will be treated at the official afterparty with music from VIPJ (The Cool Kids) as well as Team Bayside High. For more info: Click Here.

Saturday, July 23

Transworld’s J, F, & A Show – Get great deals as you shop jewelry, fashion, & acccesspries plus more all under one roof at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center through Sunday.  For more Information: Click Here.

Elda de la Rosa Summer Sample Sale – 25-75% off selected inventory including summer dresses, cocktail dresses, evening gowns, wedding gowns, & jewelry 11am-6pm. Champagne & Sweets will be served also. Check out all the details: Here.

The Big Dig Playpen – Join Players Sports Group for the 3rd annual BIG DIG North Avenue Beach Party where we will be hosting the biggest beach party of the summer! Volleyball, bags and dodgeball tournaments will be going on all on the beach along with live music all day featuring special guest Na Palm on the main beach stage in the afternoon! Check out all the details: Here.

B-Boys Battle at Red Bull BC One Qualifier – The nation’s best b-boys will face off during the Red Bull BC One United States qualifier. Throughout four rounds of 1-on-1 battles, the competition will pit city against city and crew against crew. At the end, only one of the 16 competitors will emerge with the right to call himself the best b-boy in North America. In addition to bragging rights, the victor will earn the chance to represent the United States at the Red Bull BC One World Finals in Moscow, Russia this November. Check out all the details: Here.

Sunday, July 24

Transworld’s J, F, & A Show – Get great deals as you shop jewelry, fashion, & acccesspries plus more all under one roof at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center through Sunday.  For more Information: Click Here.

Elda de la Rosa Summer Sample Sale – 25-75% off selected inventory including summer dresses, cocktail dresses, evening gowns, wedding gowns, & jewelry 12pm-5:30pm. Champagne & Sweets will be served also. Check out all the details: Here.

 

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