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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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Zombie Chicago Bar Crawl. Say what?

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Zombie Chicago Bar Crawl. Say what?

What is it about zombies and vampires that people just cannot seem to get enough of!? I mean come on with all the different series and movies how can you even keep track, and besides the movie Zombieland, which was phenomenal by the way, don’t they all just blend together by now? Hat’s off to the Twilight guy who makes my pale looks even that more appealing… but if I have to side with one group or the other, I’m picking zombies, and it appears a ton of other Chicagoans tend to agree. The craze is here to stay as pH Productions is hosting their 5th annual Zombie Pub crawl this weekend, inviting all the half dead to help terrorize the Andersonville neighborhood all in good fun and to benefit the non for profit Theater Company.

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One Hope United Hosts “Eras of Hope”

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One Hope United Hosts “Eras of Hope”

Hey Readers! It’s Sarah Vargo from Maven and Social Gravity. Are you looking to help children and travel through time while simultaneously mingling with Chicago’s non-profit, fashion and social scene? Look no further…One Hope United’s “Eras of Hope” event is this Saturday at Mercedes at 1520 West North Avenue, 7-11PM. One Hope United is celebrating a 117-year history of protecting children and strengthening families with this inaugural fashion event. April is Child Abuse Prevention month. We are gathering to raise awareness and funds to support One Hope United’s efforts to prevent these horrific events from happening, or happening again.

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OMNI “An Evening of Laughs with Jay Leno”

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OMNI “An Evening of Laughs with Jay Leno”

Hi readers. Candice Warltier here from Communication Strategies Group, a Chicago-based communications firm. We are calling on all Leno fans! We know you love to laugh, and aChicagoThing wants to hook you up with tickets to a rare Chicago appearance by Jay Leno! This Saturday, April 28, 2012, Leno takes the stage at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, to celebrate OMNI Youth Services 40th anniversary – and we have three pairs of tickets to give away! Eric Ferguson, WTMX radio “Eric and Kathy” morning show co-host, will serve as emcee and Second City, the world’s premier comedy club, will make a brief performance. Be sure to visit Billy’s Facebook page today for a chance to win a pair of tickets!

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Schmooze Away At Chicago’s Largest Latino Professional Networking Event

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Schmooze Away At Chicago’s Largest Latino Professional Networking Event

Three phrases I’m sure everyone in the working world can relate to. These statements resonate with me more than ever as I prepare for Chicago’s LARGEST Latino professional networking event this Wednesday. For the 12th year in a row, the Chicago Latino Network is hosting, “Schmoozefest”…

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Kevin Farley Does Stand Up Act At Chicagos Laugh Factory

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Kevin Farley Does Stand Up Act At Chicagos Laugh Factory

Hi aChicagoThing readers, Carol Johnson here! Capping off an illustrious nightlife career that spans decades at the forefront of cutting edge nightclubs (Shelter, Drink, China Club), amazing restaurants (Cantare, Gibsons Restaurant Group, Il Covo), I’ve joined forces with comedy culture icon Jamie Masada in bringing his standup magic to the Chicago scene.

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Vertigo Sky Lounge Hosts Skinny Socials First Mini Skinny

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Vertigo Sky Lounge Hosts Skinny Socials First Mini Skinny

After a night of dining out and hitting the clubs, you might feel like you’ve gained 10 pounds. Worry no longer, because parties should be fun, not fattening, Skinny Socials’ philosophy!

Skinny Socials, founded by Karen Bobos in 2012, is Chicago’s go-to-guide for a healthy, fun lifestyle.

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Special Screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry At Museum Of Contemporary Art

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Special Screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry At Museum Of Contemporary Art

Calling all art and film buffs! This Friday April 20th there is a special screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry directed by Alison Klayman at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The film is traveling the country dominating film festivals one after another, and Chicago’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival is next up. If you don’t know who Ai Weiwei is you have got to check this out, and if you do I’m sure you can’t wait to see this. Ai Weiwei is considered China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic.

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Help Turn Bags Into Wishes For Make A Wish Illinois

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Help Turn Bags Into Wishes For Make A Wish Illinois

“They” say to try and do at least one good deed a day right? Open the door for someone, help someone carry their groceries, or even something as simple as letting someone go in front of you in line. In this instance that I speak of, good deeds go a long way. You have the power to help a kids dream come true and have a blast with a couple of your friends!

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Covering Chicago Fashion: AKIRA Spring 2012 Fashion Show

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Covering Chicago Fashion: AKIRA Spring 2012 Fashion Show

Less than a decade ago, AKIRA opened the doors of its first women’s clothing boutique in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Since then, they have taken Chicago by storm with their unique clothing, great customer service, and breath taking fashion shows.

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The Second Annual Fundraiser Night Heist Takes Place At The Art Institute

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The Second Annual Fundraiser Night Heist Takes Place At The Art Institute

Tomorrow night at 8 pm the second edition of Night Heist, an annual fundraiser gala hosted by the Evening Associates Board of the Art Institute of Chicago takes place. The Department of Architecture and Design will feature a private preview of Fashioning the Objects: Boudicca, Sandra Backlund, and Bless.

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