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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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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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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