Wood Family Foundation Woodys Winter Warm-Up Kicking Off Cubs Convention Weekend

Woody’s Winter Warm-Up is a great way to kick off 2014 and celebrate Cubs Convention Weekend. Once again we will have local celebrities and media personalities guest bartending and competing for tips to help raise money for the Wood Family Foundation. Stop by and try our special tequila cocktail Harry Caray’s is serving up at all locations called “Woody’s Smokin Pitch” that will give proceeds back to the foundation. In addition, we will have a silent auction with a lot of sports memorabilia and unique experiences.

Chicago is for Doers: Make Something Happen on #NationalNothingDay

There’s an un-holiday for every ridiculous thing you can think of. National Dress Up Your Pet Day, Squirrel Lovers Day, Sports Wives Appreciation Day. Heck, there’s even a day for people with two different colored eyes! But on this day, January 16, Americans recognize the most ludicrous holiday of them all, National Nothing Day. A day dedicated to the idea that “nothing is possible.” A day that insults the “make-it-happen spirit” that Chicagoans embody 365 days of the year.

The David DeJesus Family Foundation and Cubs Charities Host “Strike A Cord” Celebrity Karaoke Benefit

My husband David may have been traded to another team, but that does not stop us from returning home and hosting a charity fundraiser with his former teammates. The David DeJesus Family Foundation has teamed up with Cubs Charities to host “Strike a Chord” Celebrity Karaoke to benefit ALS research, a disease which has affected our close friend Brian Schnurstein. The event will feature David, myself, Ryan Chiaverini (Windy City LIVE), Jeff Hoover (WGN), B96 Morning Show team, Danni Allen (winner of Biggest Loser) and Cubs players teaming up with local media personalities and Chicagoans to compete on the microphone. In addition to cocktails, food will be provided by American Junkie, Chicago Q, Siena Tavern, Wow Bao and GT Fish & Oyster.

Chicago Bears “Bear Down” Documentary

So, the Bears didn’t make it to the playoffs this year (insert sad face,) but you can help spread some good juju for next year and help a film come to fruition. "Bear Down" the documentary produced and directed by Chicago local Joseph Martinez is a true account of the relationships and family bonds surrounding the dedication of the game. The film is inspired by his own personal attributes with his father and enjoying games.

The SLO ‘MO Spectacular : A soulful holiday shindig benefiting Project Fierce

With Chicago's ever increasing roster of parties, bars and events around the city, it can be difficult to find a one-of-a-kind experience that'll keep you coming back. But Slo 'Mo, a once monthly dance party curated and created by Kristen Kaza definitely goes beyond expectation. This Saturday, she, along with The Inconvenience's Isaac Ike Holter and their resident lady on the decks Tess Kisner, will throw a winter spectacular to benefit Project Firece. I got to chat with the party purveyor herself via email about Chicago, music and Slo 'Mo earlier today.