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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SOUTHSIDE BOXING ICON IN THE FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE!!!

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SOUTHSIDE BOXING ICON IN THE FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE!!!

Martin McGarry, native of Co Mayo, Ireland spent his youth fighting for his place among his many brothers and sisters. His teenage years were spent in boxing rings spanning several continents. As an adult he devoted his life to training boxers and taking kids off the streets, giving them an outlet to box and a safe place to channel their energy. Now he is the one in need.

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Chicago’s Most ONEderful Time of Year!

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Chicago’s Most ONEderful Time of Year!

The holidays are upon us, shopping is in full swing and the stress of finding the perfect gift is alive & well. Maybe that stress can be alleviated, at least a little bit…December 6th-9th the One of a Kind Show & Sale Chicago returns to Merchandise Mart for the 12th year! For unique, artisan gifts this an event you don’t want to miss. Over 600 talented artists from across North America will come together to sell their goods at this market. Categories of what you can find at One of a Kind range from accessories, fashion & jewelry to ceramics, glass, mixed media & painting to gourmet & holiday – and many others!

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Rock & Roll With The Best Patissiers In Town

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Rock & Roll With The Best Patissiers In Town

In my mind, “holiday” is synonymous with melt-in-your-mouth treats. You know the kind I’m talking about… bites of buttery, sugary, sticky goodness. From gingerbread cookies to snowballs to French macaroons, baking (and enjoying) delicious delicacies is definitely at of the top of my Christmas list.

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Calling All Heroes: 5th Annual Autism Speaks Heroes BASH!

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Calling All Heroes: 5th Annual Autism Speaks Heroes BASH!

Be a Hero, Have a Ball! Join Ted Brunson, of WGN’s “Chicago’s Best,” Ed Swiderski of “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad”fame, renowned DJ Jason Kalendr, and other notable guests for the Autism Speaks Heroes Bash, this Thursday, November 29th, 6pm-9pm, at Sushi Samba (504 N Wells). This is not your average fundraiser! This lively event is known for having the best drinks, the best vibe and the best crowd—drawing a who’s who of Chicago’s most social and generous young professionals.

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Burberry Art Of The Trench featuring Billy Dec

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Burberry Art Of The Trench featuring Billy Dec

Burberry asked me a few months ago to participate in a movement called “Art of the Trench” – they explained it as a living document of the trench coat and the people who wear it. The project is a collaboration between Burberry, fans of the brand and the world’s leading image makers.

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Fete with the best: new market concept comes to Chicago

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Fete with the best: new market concept comes to Chicago

There are some great markets in Chicago. Fun finds and great food are a great way to have a Sunday Funday. But there’s a new market in town, and it all goes down after dark.

Fête will be a mix of food, fashion and home goods. In case you didn’t take French in high school, ‘fête’ means party en Français. How appropriate for this nighttime market.

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Pitch in for PAWS

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Pitch in for PAWS

The holidays are always a time for giving back to those in need. Food pantries receive some of their highest donations of the year, toy & coat drives are abundant and bell ringers for the Salvation Army are outside of almost every store. But there’s one important group that tends to be left out of the conversation and they’re some of our best friends…our pets! If people are in need, chances are their pets need some help too.

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Chicagoans stand up to keep Uber in Chicago

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Chicagoans stand up to keep Uber in Chicago

For those not familiar, Uber is a mobile app that lets you request a Private Driver or TAXI at the touch of a button.

In almost 15 months in Chicago, Uber has driven thousands of Chicagoans to their favorite restaurants, kept them stylish en route to killer events, or gotten them home safely after a late night in the office.

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Chicago Food Film Festival Mixes Movies with Good Grub

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Chicago Food Film Festival Mixes Movies with Good Grub

Growing tired of your usual dinner-and-a-movie date? Mix it up this weekend and attend the 3rd annual Chicago Food Film Festival. The brainchild of George Motz, Travel Channel host and filmmaker, the festival will screen 17 films highlighting food and drink. There are 7 awards categories including: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Super-Short, Best Food Porn, Food Filmmaker of the Year, Best Film Made Locally, and Audience Choice Award.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Christkindlmarket, Ice- skating, ZooLights, & A Christmas Carol!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Christkindlmarket, Ice- skating, ZooLights, & A Christmas Carol!

I know what you’re thinking. It’s too early to talk about holiday stuff. Halloween just ended, right? Well you may not want to participate, but next thing you know, you’ll be hearing “Let it Snow” on LITE FM. In between searching for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, take a break to enjoy some Chicago holiday classics.

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