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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SEE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ CULINARY STUDENTS FACE OFF TO CREATE THE CITY’S BEST SCHOOL LUNCH!

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SEE CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ CULINARY STUDENTS FACE OFF TO CREATE THE CITY’S BEST SCHOOL LUNCH!

Jordan Lemick here- the representative from the Healthy Schools Campaign! I wanted to let you in on a great event that’s taking place this Friday. On November 9th at the Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago Public School students will be re-writing the recipe book for food that is served in our schools. Healthy Schools Campaign will bring fourteen Chicago Public Schools culinary teams to face off in a battle to create a gourmet healthy school lunch using only foods available to schools while following tight budgetary constraints.

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Drink Your Way Through History with Chicago History Museum Pub Crawls

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Drink Your Way Through History with Chicago History Museum Pub Crawls

History is not as dull as everyone though back in high school. Mainly because the Chicago History Museum is teaching you about Chicago through pub crawls. Finally! Mixing education with alcohol! Plus there are several different kinds of crawls you can go on. Let me tell you about a few of my favorites:

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Mustache Grower’s Put Your Razor’s Down: It’s Movember Time!

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Mustache Grower’s Put Your Razor’s Down: It’s Movember Time!

Handlebar, Magnum P.I., Easy Rider? What’s your mustache poison? Starting today, men all over the world unite to grow magnificent mustaches and raise money for men’s health initiatives such as prostate and testicular cancer every year during the month of November. This phenomenon is deemed “Movember” and adds a fancy little spin to the widely recognized and female adored “No Shave November” and has been sparking the interest of facial hair Aficionados everywhere.

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Champs for Charity Good for Players & Fans

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Champs for Charity Good for Players & Fans

It’s a tough time to be a hockey fan. The ongoing lockout doesn’t seem to be near an end at all, games are being canceled handfuls at a time, and the list of players signing overseas continues to grow.

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Constantly Crack Up with The 2nd Annual Chicago Comedy Film Fest!

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Constantly Crack Up with The 2nd Annual Chicago Comedy Film Fest!

The Chicago Comedy Film Festival got it’s start in 2011 when a few good funny people got together and realized that comedy hasn’t be equally recognized in the film scene. Aside from the usual drama shorts and films, most other pictures chosen to be included in film festivals consist of experimental works that give you a different perception on things. Emotional rollercoaster titles and pseudo intellectual ideals are great, but where are the laughs at these special events?

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Teaching in Chicago: Blogging Basics

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Teaching in Chicago: Blogging Basics

Are you blog curious? Want to know more about how to start (or improve!) your own blog? Shani Silver, former editor of Refinery29 Chicago and current Editorial Manager for clothing company Free People, is returning to Chi for ONE very special edition of her popular Dabble class, Blogging Basics.

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Sports Diva’s Game Day Training at Rockit Burger Bar

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Sports Diva’s Game Day Training at Rockit Burger Bar

Show the men what’s up the next time football come’s up in a conversation at the water cooler – throw the pom pom’s down and take charge, ladies!

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Artsy Ball: The 2012 Visionary Ball

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Artsy Ball: The 2012 Visionary Ball

On November 2nd, a fabulous ball will be held to commemorate and honor one of the art communities’ most valued and respected “outsider” artist. Cleo F. Wilson, a founding member of Intuit and former Executive Director of the company, also spent 25 years at Playboy Foundation while using her powers for good around the Chicago art community to inspire and encourage those around her. The philanthropist and art activist will receive the 2012 Visionary Award for her respected achieved efforts that have helped make Intuit the organization it is today. The organization I’m talking about is of course Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. At Intuit, they strive to spread their mission of nurturing outsider, self-taught, and unconventional artists. The organization believes in all kinds of artists – whether they are outside of the normal realm of artistry, are self-taught artists or are classically trained.

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Gilt City takes over Chicago

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Gilt City takes over Chicago

If haunted houses aren’t your style, then perhaps you can be scared another way this weekend: with frighteningly awesome deals. Thanks to Gilt City Chicago, there are two ways you can get some amazing new clothes.

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Local Beer Company Collaborates with River North Hotspot: TasteIT Insider Dinner at Rockit Bar & Grill

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Local Beer Company Collaborates with River North Hotspot: TasteIT Insider Dinner at Rockit Bar & Grill

Finch Beer Company and Rockit Bar and Grill present the first TasteIT Insider Dinner to give you an exclusive look at specially paired combinations of food and drink. Rockit Bar and Grill Executive chef Amanda Downing will be cooking up an awesome four-course menu while Finch Beer Company serves up a multitude of beers to go along with each course!

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