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Lollapalooza 2012 Line Up Out Now

Lollapalooza 2012 Line Up Out Now

2012 Lolla Season Has Begun

It’s officially time to countdown to Lollapalooza 2012, happening in Grant Park, Chicago once again this year on August 3-5, 2012. –

This is the most anticipated music concert of the year and early-bird 3-day passes are already sold out!!!  Regular 3-day passes are available now for $230.  Get them here.

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Music


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Susan Fredman Holiday Trunk Show 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

SFAH Chicago Holiday trunk show

4:00pm — 8:00pm

350 W. Erie
Chicago, IL 60654

RSVP to Jamie Fields at:

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Holiday, Shopping


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Indulgence First Fridays at the MCA

First Fridays at MCA

December: Indulgence

Friday, December 2, 2011 from 6:00PM-10:00PM

GA: $18; online advance tix: $14; MCA Members: $10


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.

All tickets include museum admission, live entertainment, and complimentary Wolfgang Puck hors d’oeuvres. Doors are open from 6 to 10 pm with a cash bar until 9:30 pm. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.

NEW! Buy your tickets in advance to save money and get VIP admission to the event. The MCA Box Office closes ticket sales at 3 pm on the day of the event.

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Art, Social


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Meet the Legendary Ron Jeremy & Nikki Benz at Hustler Chicago

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

Hustler – 3161 N. Broadway in Chicago

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

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Free


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Pre-Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Pre-Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 2:00PM-6:00PM

Borris Powell Studio – 2465 N. Halsted Street

Shop local designer favorites Borris Powell, Paoo Jewelry, G.I.A. Luxe Handbags, Kristi O’Sullivan Accessories, and Christopher Augmon Handbags & Accessories.  Don’t miss out on great deals including some items discounted up to 50% off!

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Holiday, Shopping


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More Dance Than Dinner Soiree Returns to Support CAM

More Dance Than Dinner Soiree

More Dance than Dinner Soiree

December 16, 2011

9:00pm-11:00 pm
After Party
11:00pm-2:00 pm
at TantriK

The Chicago Academy of Music will offer financially sustainable free music education through a variety of programs for children who are underserved and/or chronically poor residents in the South and West sides of Chicago. Programs offered will utilize both Suzuki and traditional methods of musical instruction and will be available mostly for children from a low socioeconomic status (SES) background. The programs offered include weekly musical instruction, daily after-school group music classes, and specialized year-round workshops. While the priorities and goals of each program will differ, they will all serve the mission of the academy.

“The mission of the Chicago Academy of Music is to transform the lives of young people by instilling positive values through affordable music education.” A main functionality of the Chicago Academy of Music is illustrated in our programs using Instruments of Transformation. Not only will students develop into proficient musicians, but their experience with their instrument, their instructor, and (in most cases) with their parent will directly impact areas of their lives outside of the music academy.

We are currently fundraising for the purpose of purchasing and renovating our first location at 4341 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago IL.  Integral to our renovation plans are a daycare and café, which will generate the revenue required to ensure the long-term sustainability of the music program. The daycare will specialize in early math, science, reading and music education through play coupled with bilingual teaching. Sustainable free music education will only be achieved after we reach our overall donation target of $2.5 million.

The plan to reach the targeted donation amount is by way of a series of fundraisers, specifically, the monthly “More Dance Than Dinner” events running from November to June. These two-hour events will showcase the finest vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers Chicago has to offer. Hit songs will be selected and arranged for the specific instrumentation of each performance. An example of this is Maroon 5’s #1 best seller “She would be loved” played through the rigors of the genre’s: Classical, Cuban jazz, Gospel, Salsa landing on R&B; unveiled in front of the audience coupled with (where possible) dance performance. For the aforementioned to be achieved, CAM, in conjunction with Purple Elephant Productions is seeking a tax deductible donation and/or a tax deductible donation toward sponsorship for the planning and production process for the first fundraiser of the series, which is scheduled to take place on December16, 2011, 9:00pm-11:00pm at Tantric. Thank you and we hope you can be our sponsor or a donation.

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Music, Philanthropy


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

A Night at the Fine Arts Building

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

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

FREE Admission

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

For additional information please visit

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


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Santa Speedo Run Chicago


Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Register Here – $40

Naughty or nice….

Buddhist, Sikh, Christian or Jew…
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)

When: Saturday, December 3rd (11am open bar, 1 mile race 1:00pm, and an afternoon of Santa mayhem!)

Where: Shenanigans, 16 W. Division Street, Chicago

Who: All elves, reindeer, santas…

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 inludes open bar, snacks and Santa hat.

Flip Cup tourney, raffle, prizes, contest and North Pole dancing!

All proceeds go to the Chicago Diabetes Project!

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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Holiday, Philanthropy


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New Year’s Eve Victory Ball 2012



New Year’s Eve Victory Ball 2012


Chicago, you’ve asked for it. together we are pleased to deliver the most highly
anticipated New Years Eve event of the season! The buzz is out! For one night only,
step out of the ordinary and into the world of extraordinary private loft affairs.
Housed in the Randolph Loft district, Venue One will reinvent itself as The Victory
Ball; New Year’s Eve 2012 most innovative and exciting party experience that surely
will be the talk and toast of the town. enjoy a spectacular event for a heart warming
cause. Feel good about having a great time! The Event Benefits the American Heart

So skip the stale hotel and the long lines and experience
the high-octane velvet ropes of VICTORY

GOLD PACKAGE $135.00 (Confetti Explosion at midnight)
• 2 Floors of creative loft space including dance floors,
• Lavish hors d’oeuvres Buffet with Coffee and dessert bar after Midnight
• State of the art sound, video simulcast, lights & non-stop entertainment!
• Silent Auction benefiting the American Heart Association
• Live DJ performance on a state of the art sound system featuring two world-
renowned DJs spinning hip hop, dance, 80’s rock, Top 40 and mash-ups
• Two floors each with its own dance floors and bar stations
• Live NYE 2012 countdown
• 6-hour open bar
• Gourmet coffee service after Midnight & More
• Champagne Toast at Midnight
• Party favors

• VIP express entry
• Expanded Buffet
• 6 Hour premium open bar with specialty drinks, expanded selection
• champagne toast
• Exclusive wait service
• VIP lounges
• Last call on Auction Items

Buy Tickets Here:

CALL 312-431-4677

(Note: Event will sell out, pricing will go up as event date gets closer)

Victory Ball has risen to the occasion of becoming the ultimate party destination
for New Year’s Eve 2012. Mix, mingle, frisk and frolic the night away with supreme
downtown style. Step out on any of the dance floors and show the world what
you’re made of. The night is yours so live it up! (*Must be 21 to attend)

For the true connoisseurs of Chicago nightlife, from the moment you step out of
the elevator and explore the sprawling 20,000 square foot multi-floor layout, you’ll
know you’ve arrived. The design is clean, sleek and elegant, accented with soaring
ceilings, columns and sweeping walls of windows. The bright lights of this big city
never looked so good!

1044 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL. 60612

The party is a renewal celebration of our dedication to be come victorious against
heart disease. Our charity goal is to bring awareness, prevention education and raise
funds though a positive experience filled with great people and healthy hearts.

“In 2002, I lost my father, Victor to sudden cardiac arrest. I never had the chance to
say goodbye. We named our fundraiser in honor of him on the 10 year anniversary
of his passing. It is our honor to support such an important cause.” Melissa Cherbak

Men -~Formal but be yourself in every way! So whether you bring out your tux or
your suit with flare you’ll fit right in!

Women -~ What ever you wear whether you choose a cocktail dress or a trendy
formal jumpsuit you will surely be a stunner!


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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Holiday, Philanthropy


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I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration

I-GO’s Chicago Shares Celebration

Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Merchandise Mart, 15th Floor
222 Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL 60654

Tickets: FREE for I-Go Members; $5-$10 for all others.  Register or Purchase Tickets HERE!

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!

The I-GO Team

Thank you to Merchandise Mart Properties, Sierra Nevada, Joffrey Ballet, and
Hotel Allegro for their generous contributions.

***Cancellation Policy***

All tickets and/or event registrations are non-refundable. If this event is canceled or
postponed by I-GO, participants will be offered a full refund. Please contact us if a
personal emergency keeps you from attending the event. At I-GO’s discretion, a
refund may be offered in these cases.

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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Social


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Cork Savvy: The Network Exchange

Cork Savvy: The Network Exchange

Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Superior Room (selections provided by C-House restaurant, a Marcus Samuelsson Restaurant)

Affinia Chicago Hotel
166 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611


Connect, collaborate and rub shoulders with Chicago’s Captains of Industry at Affinia Hotel Chicago, Superior Room. Delve into a succulent 3 course meal provided by C-House Restaurant, a Marcus Samuelsson Restaurant, paired with perfectly balanced wines from the Food Network’s own Entwine Wines.

All proceeds from this event will support the Sidney Givens  and Sherman Galbraith Memorial Scholarship Funds

Networking Cocktail Hour (passed hors d’oeuvres)            6:00PM-7:00PM                             
Dinner                                                                                7:00PM-9:00PM


Prices vary.  Please click here for details and to purchase advance tickets.

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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Dining, Philanthropy


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Camp Out For Kids Fundraising Night

CampOut for Kids gives underprivileged kids opportunities:

Opportunities to see and learn something new. Opportunities to discover. Opportunities to build fundamental skills such as teamwork and responsibility. Opportunities to believe the sky is not the limit. We provide kids under the age of 18 years old the ability to attend a camp of their choice, such as outdoor adventure, soccer, football, drama, snowboarding and cheerleading camps. The kids choose the camp, and we take care of the rest.

Fundraising Night 2012

Thursday December 8, 2011 at 630pm

Frontier – 1072 North Milwaukee, Chicago

Please join us for our annual Fundraising Event at Frontier.  Admission includes hors d’ouevres and an amazing silent auction.  Drink packages will also be available.  Donations of $20.00 in advance can be made at Camp Out For Kids or you can pay $25.00 at the door.

For more information or for volunteer, silent auction or sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Philanthropy


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Pledge Your Support for Small Business Saturday

Pledge Your Support for Small Business Saturday

The holiday season has officially begin.  Tonight we start with Black Wednesday going out with friends and drinking through the wee hours of the night looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning before we head to our friends, families, or other destination to eat a full meal for the Thanksgiving holiday.  And of course let us not forget the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, where patrons line-up in the middle of the night in hopes of getting their hands on some great deals.  Come Monday, shoppers will have another chance to score some great bargains via the internet for Cyber Monday.  In between all of that we also celebrate Small Business Saturday this weekend where we pledge to support smaller companies.  The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.  On November 26, we’re asking millions of people to Shop Smallsm at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge.

Read more here:!

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Holiday, Shopping


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K Dock Presents Black Thursday

K Dock would like to celebrate Thanksgiving with our patrons.

Why wait for Black Friday to party it up?
Black Thursday at Lokal will have $5.00 vodka cocktails with FREE ENTRY all night. No work Friday so there’s no excuse to not party for free with the DJ spinning on the one’s and two’s. Wear comfortable kicks as we plan to get it in all night!

LOKaL Lounge
1904 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
9PM -2AM

See ya then,
K Dock Media

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Holiday


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Neal K Events & NV Penthouse Lounge Thanksgiving Bash 2011

Neal K Events & NV Penthouse Lounge Thanksgiving Bash 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM – Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 3:00 AM

NV Penthouse Lounge
116 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60654

This event is FREE!

Neal K Events is an exclusive, interactive Event and Fashion Show Production company located in Chicago, IL. Since it was founded in 2008, the company has flourished to become one of the most recognized vendors to fashion, media, music, art and entertainment industries. Neal K Events brings efficient collaboration and creative marketing together to cover all the essential elements of a successful production. Our events attract large crowds and offer plenty of opportunities of social & business networking.  Read more…

Click Here to Register for FREE


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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Holiday, Social


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McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Chicago 2011

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade 2011

Chicago’s McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Brief:

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

Where: State Street from Congress to Randolph

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

Admission: FREE!

Getting to the Parade by Public Transportation:

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

About the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade:

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

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

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

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Free, Holiday


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CitySwarm Holiday Events

Fireplace Series Kickoff at Benchmark on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 beginning at 6pm.

Help us kick off the Fireplace Series at this Old town spot that’s sporting a newly-installed “floating” fireplace! We’ll enjoy hot toddies and Fireside Nut Brown ales from Leinenkugel’s – both perfect for sipping next to a hot fire – as we mingle in our private area near the fireplace. Tickets are $10-$15.  Space is limited! More Information / Purchase Tickets.

Ticket Summary:

  • Reserved upstairs space near fireplace
  • Two cocktails, choice of Leinenkugel’s Fireplace Nut Brown or hot toddy featuring Spicebox Whiskey
  • Special voucher from Benchmark


Holiday Trolley Crawl on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 beginning at 7pm.

We’re trading in our sleigh for a trolley to hit up Chicago’s most festive wintertime spots! After a cocktail near the fire, we’ll hop on board and cruise to various sights throughout Chicago sipping on Miller Lite, and ending at a pub known worldwide for it’s Christmas decorations. Tickets are $29-$39.  More Information / Purchase Tickets.

Ticket Summary:

  • Cocktail and 20% off food at Elephant & Castle
  • Boarding pass for private Holiday Trolley Tour to Chicago’s most festive sites
  • Complimentary Miller Lite aboard trolley
  • VIP entry and waived cover at Butch McGuire’s
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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Holiday


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Celebrate Black Wednesday with the Turkey Testicle Festival

Turkey Testicle Festival

Wednesday at 12:00pm until Thursday at 2:00am
3352 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL
DS Tequila Co., Lakeview’s favorite party bar, presents The Turkey Testicle Festival bringing you the best deep fried turkey testicles Chicago has to offer.The county fair themed event features music, fair games, prizes, face painting, cotton candy, funnel cakes, musi…c, $12 bud light pitchers and of course…loads of mouthwatering, deep fried, turkey testicles! Starting at NOON the fun won’t stop till you cant put another ball in your mouth!! This event promises to be the BEST testicle themed extravaganza you have ever attended!!DS Tequila Co… Come in for a drink, wake up with a stranger………… or two!!

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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Holiday, LGBTQ, Social


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This Thanksgiving NowYouKnow Gives Thanks To You

It’s been a little over a year since NowYouKnow Events was founded to provide a site for individuals to browse for fun and interesting events in and around Chicago.  Our goal was to provide a comprehensive list of happenings for our readers and make viewing and finding events as easy as possible.  We had no idea how big this would become or how much we would actually impact people’s lives.  We love what we do and we are always trying to stay on top of our game and continuously improve our site.  We love your comments and feedback and we listen with open ears.  As we get ready to celebrate the holidays we would like to say a deep felt thanks to all of our fans and followers.  We would not be where we are today if it weren’t for all of you.  We appreciate your loyalty and dedication and are so grateful when you pass the word along,  In an effort to keep with our goal of always offering our readers the best, NowYouKnow will be getting a makeover.  During the transition period, our site may be down or inaccessible for a brief period of time.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  We chose to do this during the Thanksgiving break in hopes of causing as little disruption as possible.  Enjoy your holidays with friends and family and get ready to look forward to a brand new NowYouKnow.  And please keep sharing your thoughts, ideas, opinions, comments, etc.  We appreciate them and you, too.  Happy Thanksgiving.  See you on the other side.

Katie, Kayoua, and Carrie
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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Holiday


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Shavonne Dorsey Holiday Trunk Show


Shavonne Dorsey Holiday Trunk Show

Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Fashion Market – 216 S. Jefferson St., Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60661

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!


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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Fashion, Holiday, Shopping


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