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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Chiodos Reunion Features Craig Owens At Chicago Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

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Chiodos Reunion Features Craig Owens At Chicago Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

Listen up all you dedicated followers of Alternative Press! If you didn’t already know, Riot Fest is finally making its way to Chicago on September 14-16th! The Congress Theatre and Humboldt Park will be packed with intense alternative music fans. If you love this particular band as much as me then you are probably about to fall off your chair with excitement because Chiodos is coming back at full force with all of the original band mates!!

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Top Oktoberfest Celebrations in Chicago

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Top Oktoberfest Celebrations in Chicago

We may just be a week into September, but it’s time to start talking about Oktober. Because Chicago has tons of events that pay homage to the German festival Oktoberfest. The keg may not get tapped in Munich until the 22nd, but we in Chicago get to start off the celebrating as early as next week! Here’s a list of a couple events:

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Chicago’s Women-Only 5K: Pretty Muddy in Orland Park

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Chicago’s Women-Only 5K: Pretty Muddy in Orland Park

The Pretty Muddy women’s mud run is arriving in Chicago on Saturday, September 15th at Pretty Muddy Farms in Orland Park. And if you hurry, you can register before the event sells out! What can you expect? A women-only event featuring obstacles, great activities, a pretty awesome after party and yes, the opportunity to get muddy.

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Congrats to the 2012 Chicago Bulls’ Luvabulls! From your biggest fan and Judge, Billy Dec

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Congrats to the 2012 Chicago Bulls’ Luvabulls! From your biggest fan and Judge, Billy Dec

For the last 5 years I have had the extreme honor of being asked to judge the annual auditions for the Luvabulls, the Chicago Bulls dance team that pumps up our awesome players & fans every game! It’s actually really tough to choose a final squad from the hundreds who compete for the spot as all are so super talented, cool, positive, energetic and wonderful representations of our great city! Anyway, a bunch of people who follow me on Twitter & Facebook were intrigued and wanted to see more, so here is a random quick video glimpse of what I embrace as one of my favorite, unique, lively.. jobs I take on as a volunteer for one day a year!

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Good times w/ Gold Medalist buds Ryan Lochte & Conor Dwyer at Sunda Chicago after London Olympics

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Good times w/ Gold Medalist buds Ryan Lochte & Conor Dwyer at Sunda Chicago after London Olympics

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw my night out last night w/Olympian buds Ryan Lochte & Conor Dwyer. You obviously know how freakishly talented they are and how great they represented and competed for our country, but just wanted to say on a personal level, they are two solid great guys, pleasure to hang out with for sure.

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CITY WINERY CHICAGO OPENS IN THE WEST LOOP WITH A WINE LIST THAT RUNS THE GAMUT FROM OLD WORLD TO ROCK ’N’ ROLL

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City Winery Chicago opened last week at the west end of the Randolph corridor, anchoring restaurant row and extending the repertoire of venues. It’s Wine Country in the West Loop. With a bold focus on wine and a fully functioning winery, City Winery crafts a culture of music, food and entertainment hinged upon the cornerstone of great wine as envisioned by founder and owner Michael Dorf.

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Chicago Air and Water Show

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Chicago Air and Water Show

It’s that time of year when Chicagoans flock to rooftops across the city, tourists and locals alike head to the beach and people of all ages settle in to watch jaw-dropping aerial and water stunts. Yup that’s right, I’m talking about the über popular Air & Water Show – the largest free military air & water show in the country…and it’s back for its 54th year! This coming weekend, August 18th-19th starting at 10am, prepare to be wowed by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team & U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as they take to the skies to perform dazzling acrobatics 12,000+ feet in the air. The best part, it’s completely free.

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Real Men of Chicago, Restaurants Raise a Glass of Rose to Support Bright Pink Charity

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Real Men of Chicago, Restaurants Raise a Glass of Rose to Support Bright Pink Charity

As the Wine Director and Co-Owner of BIN 36, I have the opportunity to support various charities and organizations through donations and special events. This August, I decided to take our philanthropic efforts a step further by creating the “Real Men Drink Pink” campaign, benefiting Bright Pink, the only national breast cancer organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high risk individuals. Their efforts and work resonate with me on a personal level.

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MORE CHEFS, MORE PARTY: VITAL BRIDGES CENTER ON CHRONIC CARE HOSTS CHEFS AND THE CITY

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It’s on! Wrap your taste buds around delectable samplings of the finest cuisine from Chicago’s most creative culinary talent at Chefs and the City on Friday, July 27th!  Hosted by Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care of Heartland Health Outreach, this unforgettable event will be held in the Ritz-Carlton Chicago’s Grand Ballroom from 7:30 to [...]

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There’s Nothing Tricky About This: Rev Run is About to Rock Chicago!

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There’s Nothing Tricky About This:  Rev Run is About to Rock Chicago!

Summertime Chi…there’s nothing quite like it: concerts nightly, festivals every weekend, crazy cool parties (like last week’s Talent Show) every weekend; it’s nonstop fun this time of year & there’s more to come this week!

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