Recap: Chef Rick Bayless Awards Two Full-Ride Scholarships To Two Chicago Public School Students


Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless (Photo Credit: Colleen McNicholas)

On Wednesday July 23, 2014, Chef Rick Bayless awarded full-ride scholarships to two Chicago Public School students. The event took place at Rick Bayless’ famous Chicago restaurant: Frontera Grill. The celebration included an intimate award ceremony along with some appetizers and margaritas.

Every year a […]

Chicago Weekend Guide: August 8 – 10, 2014


August stormed in and Chicago summer events are still in full force! Here’s a look at a few things going on across the city.

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The 20th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival may have already begun, but there’s still time to check out some films […]

Recap: Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board’s 2014 BLU Event In Chicago

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Kristen Keenan and Katie Kean (Photo credit: Colleen McNicholas)

The World Cup may have ended, but hints of Brazil were alive and well at the Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board‘s annual BLU event. The Brazilian themed soiree celebrating the aquarium’s Amazon Rising exhibit was attended by nearly 800 guests — including many of Chicago’s […]

Kiehl’s 5th Annual LifeRide For AmfAR Stops In Chicago For Bikes And BBQ Celebration

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What better way to kick off the first week of August than to enjoy some delicious barbeque, check out some motorcycles, and give back to a great cause? Stop by Kiehl’s on Monday, August 4, 2014 for lunch and mingle with stars Jesse Lee Soffer, Malcom-Jamal Warner, Gilles Marini, and more. This event […]

Lolla Cares: The Social Good Side Of Lollapalooza


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Lollapalooza is mostly known for its music. The summer music festival — which was started in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell — that takes over Chicago’s Grant Park annually will boast big name, international talents like Eminem, Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, The Avett Brothers, Nas, Chase & […]

Chicago Weekend Guide: August 1 – 3, 2014


The first weekend in August has plenty of activities going on in the windy city. Take a look at some great charity events coming up!

Friday, August 1, 2014

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Fashionistas! Hit up the city on Friday night and put on your most stylish attire. There is a runway […]

Chicago Weekend Guide: July 26 – 27, 2014


Saturday, July 26, 2014 and Sunday, July 27, 2014

Randolph Street Market

The Randolph Street Market strikes again this weekend on July 26 – 27. The popular vintage shopping excursion returns and will feature a vinyl swap meet, fancy food market, and global bazaar. The Market is a European-style, indoor-outdoor urban antique market in […]

Recap: Seussapalooza Raises Money For Chicago Shakespeare In Thee Parks Tour

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The Cat in the Hat (Alex Goodrich) shows JoJo (Emily Chang) that through the power of her imagination, anything can happen in the song “It’s Possible” in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Seussical, directed by Scott Weinstein, in CST’s Courtyard Theater now through August 17, 2014. (Photo credit: Michael Brosilow)

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) […]

Recap: Rape Victim Advocates 40 Year Anniversary Celebration In Chicago Raises $60,000

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Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) recently celebrated four decades of support for victims of sexual assault and violence at their anniversary celebration. The organization held its annual gathering on June 26, 2014 at Revel Downtown in Chicago, and raising over $60,000 at the event was just icing […]

BLU: Festa Brazil In Chicago To Benefit Shedd Aquarium


Shedd Auxiliary Board members Megan Robb, Katelyn Danielski, and Claudine Tambuatco. (Photo credit: Brenna Hernandez, 2013)

The Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board will host their annual BLU event for a Brazilian-themed “festa” on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The event raises essential funds to support Shedd’s animal care, conservation, learning and sustainability initiatives.

More than […]

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