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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Protein Bar Founder Matt Matros Invites You to the Grand Opening of the Protein Bar Lincoln Park Location!

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Protein Bar Founder Matt Matros Invites You to the Grand Opening of the Protein Bar Lincoln Park Location!

Protein Bar is about to celebrate our entry into the Chicago neighborhoods! Our new Lincoln Park location at 1953 N Clybourn will officially open its doors on Saturday, February 15th. We’re excited to reward the first 100 people through the door with a $500 gift card!! Check out our two pre-opening events and our grand opening!

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It’s Ladies Night at the Red Door Spas on Michigan Ave!

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It’s Ladies Night at the Red Door Spas on Michigan Ave!

Ladies, go out! Wind, sleet, and snow cannot keep a great Chicago Woman at home. That is, if there is something worth seeing or doing that outweighs the warmth of a fire and perfect glass of red wine. That’s where I come in!

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Meet Artist Jen McNulty – Creator of 3D Photo Mosaics – at Her Solo Exhibit!

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Meet Artist Jen McNulty – Creator of 3D Photo Mosaics – at Her Solo Exhibit!

You’ve seen mosaics. You’ve seen photo mosaics. But have you ever heard of 3D Photo Mosaics? Jen McNulty refers to her recent works as 3D Photo Mosaics, which combine the graphic beauty of photography, the sculptural quality of tiled mosaics, and the visual morphing of traditional two-dimensional photomosaics.

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The Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago Hosts Martinis and Mutts Event

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The Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago Hosts Martinis and Mutts Event

With Chiberia coming and going as it pleases, we’re not the only ones who need to bundle up and stay warm! Let’s not forget our furry friends that we snuggle next to over the weekend or when we get that snow day from school and work! They’re happy and warm at your house, but there are many more who aren’t as lucky as your faithful furry friend.

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Chinese New Year Events in Chicago: The Year of the Horse

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Chinese New Year Events in Chicago: The Year of the Horse

The Chinese New Year is upon us and it’s time to celebrate the year of the Horse with several different events hitting Chicago! If you’re looking for something to do, check out this list of must-see events that are meant to transform Chicago into the largest Chinese New Year destination in North America!

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Dunlays on the Square Supports a Super Cause for the Super Bowl: Help Benefit Homeless Youth in Chicago with Stand Up For Kids

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Dunlays on the Square Supports a Super Cause for the Super Bowl: Help Benefit Homeless Youth in Chicago with Stand Up For Kids

Listen up football fans, foodies and philanthropists! This is Sara from Ripple Public Relations, and I have the scoop on an awesome event to help raise money for the Chicago chapter of Stand Up For Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending youth homelessness by providing outreach, supplies and support.

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Wood Family Foundation Woodys Winter Warm-Up Kicking Off Cubs Convention Weekend

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Wood Family Foundation Woodys Winter Warm-Up Kicking Off Cubs Convention Weekend

Woody’s Winter Warm-Up is a great way to kick off 2014 and celebrate Cubs Convention Weekend. Once again we will have local celebrities and media personalities guest bartending and competing for tips to help raise money for the Wood Family Foundation. Stop by and try our special tequila cocktail Harry Caray’s is serving up at all locations called “Woody’s Smokin Pitch” that will give proceeds back to the foundation. In addition, we will have a silent auction with a lot of sports memorabilia and unique experiences.

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Chicago is for Doers: Make Something Happen on #NationalNothingDay

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Chicago is for Doers: Make Something Happen on #NationalNothingDay

There’s an un-holiday for every ridiculous thing you can think of. National Dress Up Your Pet Day, Squirrel Lovers Day, Sports Wives Appreciation Day. Heck, there’s even a day for people with two different colored eyes! But on this day, January 16, Americans recognize the most ludicrous holiday of them all, National Nothing Day. A day dedicated to the idea that “nothing is possible.” A day that insults the “make-it-happen spirit” that Chicagoans embody 365 days of the year.

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The David DeJesus Family Foundation and Cubs Charities Host “Strike A Cord” Celebrity Karaoke Benefit

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The David DeJesus Family Foundation and Cubs Charities Host “Strike A Cord” Celebrity Karaoke Benefit

My husband David may have been traded to another team, but that does not stop us from returning home and hosting a charity fundraiser with his former teammates. The David DeJesus Family Foundation has teamed up with Cubs Charities to host “Strike a Chord” Celebrity Karaoke to benefit ALS research, a disease which has affected our close friend Brian Schnurstein. The event will feature David, myself, Ryan Chiaverini (Windy City LIVE), Jeff Hoover (WGN), B96 Morning Show team, Danni Allen (winner of Biggest Loser) and Cubs players teaming up with local media personalities and Chicagoans to compete on the microphone. In addition to cocktails, food will be provided by American Junkie, Chicago Q, Siena Tavern, Wow Bao and GT Fish & Oyster.

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Chicago Bears “Bear Down” Documentary

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Chicago Bears “Bear Down” Documentary

So, the Bears didn’t make it to the playoffs this year (insert sad face,) but you can help spread some good juju for next year and help a film come to fruition. “Bear Down” the documentary produced and directed by Chicago local Joseph Martinez is a true account of the relationships and family bonds surrounding the dedication of the game. The film is inspired by his own personal attributes with his father and enjoying games.

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