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Chicago Weekend Guide: January 23 – 25, 2015

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Sophisticated Palate: Unplugged

 The Forever Kids Foundation will host Sophisticated Palate: Unplugged at The Beer Bistro North. The organization seeks to raise awareness and to provide funding for research necessary to advance treatment and find cures for life-threatening illnesses that affect many of our children.
Guests will enjoy a six-course dinner featuring select craft beers paired with small plates created by Chef Monica Sharma of Red Butter ChicagoJon Conover will be the evening’s musical entertainment.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Mark Staehely Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
For more information, visit  www.foreverkidsfoundation.org.
WHEN:
Saturday, January 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE:
1415 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
TICKETS:
$100
Please click here to purchase tickets.
Step Up for Kids 2015
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(Photo credit: lurichildrens.org)

The 18th Annual Aon Step Up for Kids is back! Climb 80 floors to the top of the Aon Center while raising money for the patients and families of Lurie Children’s Hospital. Cheer on participants or get in on the action yourself!
Registration is still open, and can be done in person at packet pick-up (Fleet Feet Sports at Piper’s Alley, 1620 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL ) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., or the morning of the event at the Aon Step Up for Kids Registration Table located in the lobby of the Aon Center (200 E. Randolph Chicago, IL)  from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
For more information visit www.luriechildrens.org.
WHEN:
Saturday, January 24 at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE:
200 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
REGISTRATION:
Registration for all adults is $50 plus the $100 minimum fundraising pledge. Online registration is closed.

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