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Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Social, Where We've Been!

 

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

A Night at the Fine Arts Building

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

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

FREE Admission

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

For additional information please visit http://www.nightatthefab.com/.

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

 

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Chicago Halloween 2011: Nosferatu At Skokie Theatre

Chicago Halloween 2011 presents NOSFERATU at The Skokie Theater.  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!

October 31, 2011 • 7:00pm

Skokie Theatre • 7924 N. Lincoln Avenue • Skokie, Illinois 60077 •

phone: 847-677-7761 • email:info@skokietheatre.com.

Join us for the great film classic.

Tickets: $10 at the door
 

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2011 in Holiday

 

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Cheeky Chickies Wednesdays at Double A

 

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2011 in Social

 

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Weekly Round Up, October 10

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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.

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

WEEKLY HALLOWEEN EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 10

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

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

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

Tuesady, October 11

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

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

Wednesday, October 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, October 16

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

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

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

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

 
 

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Chicago Halloween Events: Cece And Melinda Masquerade Extravaganza

 

Masquerade Extravaganza!

Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Proof Chicago
1045 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

Tickets are $40

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Come celebrate Halloween in style for an evening of glamour, live entertainment by the Chicago Cabaret Project, passed appetizers, cocktails and more on Thursday, October 27th from 8-10pm at Proof! Cocktail Attire & Masks/Face Decor Mandatory. Masks will be available for purchase at the door. Prizes for best dressed man and woman!

Tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets are $40 in advance.  BUY NOW!

Tickets will be sold for $60 at the door. Cash and credit card wil be accepted at the door.

Cocktail Attire & Masks/Face Decor Mandatory. Masks will be available for purchase at the door.


 
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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in Holiday

 

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Chicago Beach Polo World Cup

 

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

Sprouting from a seven-year history in Miami Beach, the GREY GOOSE® Chicago Beach Polo World Cup promises to be every bit as popular as the south Florida event.  “This year we attracted over 15,000 spectators to the Miami Beach tournament,” said Polo Life’s Bruce Orosz, the creator of the Miami Beach event, “and we expect the reception in Chicago to be every bit as enthusiastic.”

For Schedule, Tickets, and More Information Click Here.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Social

 

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