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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.