Grab a Seat at Chicago’s Table

On Friday, October 25,2013, from 7-10pm at the River East Art Center, Chicago Magazine is hosting the third annual Chicago’s Table event. Guests will dine on delicious menu items chosen from the pages of Chicago Magazine and sip flawlessly paired cocktails, all while earning the chance to win a culinary adventure.

Imerman Angels Presents the Inaugural Tuxes and Tees Ball

Imerman Angels invites you to dress to impress at the first annual Tuxes and Tees Ball on Saturday, September 28 at the Roosevelt University Ballroom (430 S. Michigan Avenue) to benefit the mission to enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

THE SHIT SHOW- STAR SPANGLED SEPTEMBER 9/27 AT THE SHAMBLES

Come see the city’s best comics FREE! Sponsored by Fireball Whisky, Revolution Brewing and Mingle Around, the SHIT SHOW comedy showcase is the last Friday of every month (8pm) at The Shambles (2050 W. Division) FREE!

FCACC’s Big Night Celebrates 9 Year Anniversary

Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control (FCACC) is celebrating the return of its annual Celebrity Chefs event, Big Night, on Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event features over a dozen of Chicago’s finest chefs serving tastings of their favorite dishes, complemented by wine and the infamous “muttini” bar, as well as a silent auction, raffles and live entertainment.

CHILOVESuberX & Rockit Ranch

uberX is FREE for everyone in Chicago this weekend with promo code CHILOVESuberX! As you may know, uberX is Uber’s low-cost ridesharing option. It has been a massive hit in Chicago with rates 20% less than a Chicago taxi.

StreetWise: 20th Anniversary Gala at Soldier Field

For two years, I have been involved with a great organization called StreetWise. After all this time working with them, I have begun to view it as an extension of my family. For those of you who don’t know, StreetWise is one of the largest homeless street magazines in the world and has been serving those in need for 20 years.

Get Glam, Go Green!

Get your sexy on and get great ideas for making sustainable choices by purchasing your tickets now for the second-annual Green Ribbon Gala, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at one of Chicago’s hottest venues, American Junkie, 15 W. Illinois St. The new Green Ribbon Foundation in Illinois is the catalyst for connections and change, the tie between concept and practice that inspires entrepreneurial businesses to think, initiate and act sustainably.

FashionBar Chicago’s Takeover: Berden New York all Male Model Runway Show & Pop Up Shop

What could possibly be more fun and entertaining than an exclusive event of men modeling underwear? Find out what is going on at this steamy networking event for all things fashion on October 22nd! Join FashionBar Chicago and featured fashion designer, Julius Martin of Berdan New York, host a Male Underwear Runway Show. On American Junkie’s Rooftop, Martin will launch his intimate apparel line for men with a pop up shop of which the collection combines class and sophistication with bold form. This fabulous combination mixes both traditional and modern styles. Along with Martin, featured luxury boutique Nine Lux Boutique will also be rocking out at this stylish event.

Kollaboration Works to Build Strong API Presence in Chicago Entertainment through 2013 Showcase

Empower through entertainment: that is the Kollaboration mission. Who are we? We are a non-profit organization that is dedicated to building a strong Asian and Pacific Islander (API) presence in the entertainment industry. We work not only to provide a creative outlet for API individuals to showcase their talent but also to redefine the presence and perception of Asian Americans in entertainment, media, and performing arts.

Tales From the other side of the Bar

It has been about three plus years since I’ve stopped pouring drinks at Underground, Chicago’s hottest nightclub, and working for Billy Dec. Although I met some high profile and interesting people while bartending, I have to say I have met some profound people in my new career of teaching, since I put the bottles down. Thanks to Billy’s charitable acts and continued connection, through this blog I hope to reach even just a few people to share a woman’s remarkable story about love and loss and how she has been able to turn her grief into heroism.