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Wits’ Associates Board Presents: The Blackboard Affair

What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras in Chicago this year than with a themed cocktail party featuring a premium open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a live dj, amazing raffle packages and dancing?! The annual Blackboard Affair takes place this year at The Chicago Cultural Center on Friday, February 8th at 7pm. VIP tickets are available and include a pre-party reception from 6-7pm with exclusive VIP bar access, co-hosted by Chicago Bear's kicker Robbie Gould’s public charity, The Golden Touch. Here’s some pictures from last years’ event!!
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Drop Trou for a Good Cause (Keep reading, I promise!)

Yep, drop trou. You read that right. You’re invited to attend the no pants party in Wrigleyville this Saturday. As if that doesn’t already make you want to clear out your weekend plans, you should know that this “party” is actually a run to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. It’s known globally as “Cupid’s Undie Run.” The name pretty much says it all. Runners come out to support the organization in need, while stripping down to their undies for a mile run
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Joffrey Auxiliary Board’s Pointe of Departure Art Exhibition Benefit

Hi, this is Terrence Chappell. I'm the event chair for the Joffrey Auxiliary Board, and I'm writing to tell you about the Joffrey Auxiliary Board's Pointe of Departure art exhibition benefit. Art begets style and American legends as the Joffrey Auxiliary Board hosts their 3rd annual Pointe of Departure benefit on Thursday, Feb. 7. Located at 108 N. State St., and just overlooking the Joffrey Tower, Block 37’s raw, loft penthouse space will welcome the city’s jet set of budding philanthropists, tastemakers and artists for an evening of commissioned art themed after American legends and inspired by the movement of dance, custom cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, exclusive silent auction gifts, and above all a celebration of the Joffrey Ballet.
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Goddess & Grocer River North Location Opening Soon!

Does your big box grocery store just not cut it? Are you in the River North area and looking for a touch of class from your local grocer? Looking for a little ‘take-home’ gourmet? Looking to try and different kind of shopping experience?
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Get in your workout before Kick-off: CHI-TOWN BIG GAME 5K/10K

Before the Harbaugh brothers battle it out in New Orleans, get your Super Sunday off to a great start with a fun filled 5K/10K run with your family and friends. Each participant will receive a L/S tech event tee and an embroidered fleece beanie. The Bears may not be playing, but Soldier Field will be hosting the post race party; including a free drink and food item inside the WARM United Club. Party includes music, games, food/drinks and cooking demonstrations by The Centered Chef. For those interested in going to Sunday brunch, head over to Rockit Bar & Grill for food and drink specials that support our Charity.
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Dress to Impress with 1,600 Other Young Professionals in Chicago – February 2nd!

On February 2nd, join Children's Memorial Junior Council at its biggest event of the year, Snowball. We will be hosting 1,600 of Chicago’s young professionals sporting black tie dress at Chicago’s historic Union Station! This year is extremely exciting for us since we are celebrating our 25th anniversary, and we are lucky to partner with some of the most premier vendors in Chicago...
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The Sh*t Show Monthly Comedy Showcase

Hi, this is Rasa Gierstikas from the planet Earth and I'm here to tell you about The Shit Show comedy showcase. The Shit Show is “Chicago’s Premiere FREE Monthly Comedy Showcase” that is held the LAST Friday of every month at 8pm at The Shambles! Local comic Ever Mainard and I host/ produce a comedy variety show the last Friday of every month that includes emerging local comics to seasoned performers who have appeared on David Letterman, B.E.T., etc. Prizes are given to audience members, as well as, performers with the night’s “Best Joke!” by The Shit Show’s very own Hotdog Man (Keith Paesel) -winners determined by the audience.
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Battle of the Beats: Red Bull’s Thre3Style Takes Chicago

It’s a pretty well known fact that Red Bull events NEVER disappoint. What’s their secret? I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s as simple as “thinking outside of the box.” Red Bull is always a hop, skip and a jump ahead of the curve, hosting events that aren’t even on the rest of the world’s radar. So, I wasn’t surprised to learn that Red Bull Thre3Style is, yet again, like nothing else out there.