Chicago Culture, Celebrity, Arts & Entertainment
Chicago culture, arts & entertainment with Billy Dec

Enjoy “What’s on Dec” this week on ABC TV “Windy City Live!”

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Click here to see Rockit Ranch CEO Billy Dec‘s inside scoop on the best parties, fests, games, concerts, events.. on his latest Thursday 11am weekly ABC TV segment called “What’s on Dec” on “Windy City Live!”

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Green Festival Back In Chicago, May 18th & 19th

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Green Festival Back In Chicago, May 18th & 19th

Where are all my eco-friendlies at?! Sammi, here to talk nothing other than the Green Festival coming to our beautiful windy city on May 18th & 19th at Navy Pier. Let’s kick off this spring weather with one the largest (24,000 participants in 2012) and most diverse festivals including education, shopping, food and loads of fun activities!

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A Red Orchid Theatre invites you to join actor Michael Shannon and fellow members of A Red Orchid’s Ensemble at Arlington Park for an amazing DAY AT THE RACES!

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A Red Orchid Theatre invites you to join actor Michael Shannon and fellow members of A Red Orchid’s Ensemble at Arlington Park for an amazing DAY AT THE RACES!

Hey Chicago! I’m Jennifer Sultz, a freelance Event Coordinator and Development Associate for A Red Orchid Theatre. Over the past 10 years, I’ve had an amazing time collaborating on many events with Billy Dec and the fantastic Rockit Ranch team! On Saturday, May 11, 2013, A Red Orchid Theatre, now celebrating its 20th year in Chicago, will host an afternoon at Arlington Park as a kick-off benefit for their upcoming show SIMPATICO by Sam Shepard.

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The Inspiring “City Lights” of Chicago – Ryan Powers and The Secret Weapons release The Goodnight Goodbye Hour at Lincoln Hall

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The Inspiring “City Lights” of Chicago – Ryan Powers and The Secret Weapons release The Goodnight Goodbye Hour at Lincoln Hall

The beautiful city lights in Chicago sparked a romantic story that led me to write the song “City Lights” for my band, Ryan Powers and The Secret Weapons. On Saturday, May 18th at Lincoln Hall, I couldn’t be happier to be releasing the album that song is on. “City Lights” is romance in the darkness, infatuation in the rain, all set to the backdrop of this city that I call home. The city has inspired this vintage pop, romantic escape, lifting someone’s spirits, and trying to lift my own.

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Child’s Voice School: Small School Doing Big Things for Hearing Impaired Children

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Child’s Voice School: Small School Doing Big Things for Hearing Impaired Children

My name is Julie Stratis and thanks to Child’s Voice School, my son, Danny now has opportunities in life we never thought he would have. Danny has a cochlear implant – an incredible example of modern technology. The cochlear implant gives him access to sound, but Child’s Voice taught him how to hear and gave him his voice. The school has empowered us as a family.

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SELF Magazine’s Workout in the Park – Chicago

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SELF Magazine’s Workout in the Park – Chicago

Hey, fitness fans! Are you guys all ready for swimsuit season? If not, then you need to join me (Kelli Zink from CelebTV.com) at SELF Magazine’s 20th annual Workout in the Park! I’m SO excited to be part of the 20th anniversary of the outdoor fitness festival – coming to Grant Park on Saturday, June 1st from 11 AM – 3 PM.

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Join the Trio Animal Foundation & Help Save Homeless Animals in Chicago!

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Join the Trio Animal Foundation & Help Save Homeless Animals in Chicago!

Hey Chicago!!! This is Sue Naiden from the Trio Animal Foundation and I want to tell you how you can help save the homeless animals in Chicago! The Trio Animal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that assists shelters, rescues and individuals by paying the medical bills of homeless pets.

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Chicago’s premier bridal event: Brides Bubbles & Bliss Soiree

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Chicago’s premier bridal event: Brides Bubbles & Bliss Soiree

Calling all Chicago brides-to-be! Chicago’s premier bridal event, Brides, Bubbles, and Bliss is back for the fourth consecutive year with a dazzling, bubbly-brimming display of the best in couture gowns, premiere Chicago caterers, and wedding day trends. Behind this chic affair are producers Cara and Scott Nava, founders of Carasco Photography, and two true gems within the wedding world. As professional photographers specializing in “day of” imagery, this highly sought-after pair saturates the bridal scene with fresh insight and extensive knowledge.

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STATE’s Kentucky Derby

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STATE’s Kentucky Derby

Calling all Kentucky Derby lovers! This is Melody, an intern at STATE Restaurant in Lincoln Park, here to tell you guys all about STATE’s first ever Kentucky Derby Event sponsored by Woodford Reserve. On Saturday May 4th be prepared to place your bets and cheer on your favorite horse while sipping on Mint Juleps provided by Woodford Reserve Whiskey. There will be competitions and race wagering for prizes, all capturing Derby traditions in the high energy environment of STATE Restaurant located at 935 W Webster Ave. Parking will be available at the DePaul garage on Sheffield between Fullerton and Belden.

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Come Celebrate Healthy Schools and Students with the Key Ingredient Cook Off!

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Come Celebrate Healthy Schools and Students with the Key Ingredient Cook Off!

I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE watching the Food Network…specifically competition shows like Chopped and Iron Chef!! To me there is nothing better than watching people create something delicious out of unknown ingredients… which is why I am super, pumped for this year’s Key Ingredient Cook-Off: A Festival of Culinary Curiosities.

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Wrist Wishes: Combining a Love of Charity & Fashion

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Wrist Wishes: Combining a Love of Charity & Fashion

Fashion, charity and hope; that’s what Wrist Wishes is all about. I’m Nicole LaCross and I started Wrist Wishes in August 2012 after my mom successfully beat breast cancer for the second time. I was so inspired by her strength and positive attitude that I wanted to give back to our inspiring Chicagoland community. I started to research various local organizations and realized there were so many inspirational people locally who had dedicated their lives to giving back to a community that gives so much to those in need. I wanted to be a part of this community.

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