Oscar Viewing Party - Rockit Bar & Grill - 2.26.12

Oscar Viewing Party Pictures!

Check out the photos below from the Oscar Viewing Party at Rockit Bar & Grill. Thanks to all who came out- we raised a great amount of money for After School Matters, a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago public high school teens high quality out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents in the arts, while gaining critical skills for work, college, and beyond.
Screen Shot 2012-03-06 at 10.21.22 AM

Laugh Until You Cry With The Second Citys 100th Revue

You know when you laugh so hard you cry or when something’s so funny that your cheeks start to hurt from smiling so much? Well that was me on Thursday…along with the other 300 people that filled the seats of the Main Stage at Second City to see the 100th Revue. If you’re unfamiliar, The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years!

You are invited to join the Party for aChicagoThing.com 3rd Year Anniversary & Chicago 175th Birthday All to Benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

On Saturday, March 3, Rockit Ranch Productions will commemorate not one – but two – major milestones with a larger than life bash at Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Chicago’s 175th Birthday and the 3rd anniversary of the company’s popular entertainment, arts & culture blog, aChicagoThing.com, founded by CEO Billy Dec.
Screen Shot 2012-03-02 at 10.43.13 AM

Share The Health In Chicago

Dr. Dena Mendes is a five-time cancer survivor and the author of the new book, A Survivor’s Guide to Kicking Cancer’s Ass (Hay House, Nov 2011). A true health advocate, she is also a Naturopathic Doctor, licensed health coach, certified yoga instructor, pranic healer, professional holistic chef, and a motivational speaker who inspires audiences with her riveting and candid anecdotal stories.

Richard Roeper & Billy Dec to co-host an Oscar Viewing Party at Rockit!

CHICAGO – On February 26, co-hosts Richard Roeper & Billy Dec will hold their 2nd Annual Oscar Viewing Party. Guests will test their movie knowledge by putting their ballot predictions up against Richard and Billy for a chance to win fabulous prizes while hearing their commentary live throughout the telecast.
article placeholder

Rock Away Racism At The Hard Rock Hotel

When my eyes first glanced at the list of Yelp! Chicago events coming up, one stood out. It included the words, “Rock” & “Racism”…so as a music lover & minority I was naturally intrigued. As I read on, it became apparent to me that I had one place to be on Thursday, February 23rd and that was The Hard Rock Hotel.
Screen Shot 2012-02-16 at 1.33.54 PM

Meet Singles At First Ever Dateless in Chicago Event While Supporting A Good Cause

For everyone that is single and ready to mingle in Chicago I have the best way for you to meet someone! Interact with young professionals looking to meet their special someone with the first-ever “Dateless in Chicago” event! Just because Cupid’s missed you this year on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t make up for it now. Don’t miss a night where the room will be filled with 100 of Chicago’s most eligible singles this Saturday, February 18th, at Catalyst Ranch from 8-11pm.
Screen shot 2012-02-09 at 3.22.18 PM

Black Gossamer Exhibit at Columbia College

What’s up guys and dolls? It’s Wanjiku Kairu signing in from Billy’s office to tell you about a pretty awesome gallery you need to check out ASAP. As you all know, February is Black History month, and in honor of the occasion The Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College has been decorated with beautiful and eccentric art work for the Black Gossamer Exhibit collected by curator Camille Morgan. I was able to hang out and interview Camille with my iPhone to discuss the gallery, and what I found will blow your mind! The Black Gossamer displays art created mostly by African American artists and expresses their views on the African American identity in society. Every piece of art will not only entertain you, but educate you as well, it’s a win-win.

Hot and Heavy Burlesque Tribute to Pink Floyd’s The Wall

“Hey You” this Thursday Feb. 9th – Sunday Feb. 12th Hot and Heavy Burlesque’s annual tribute to Pink Floyd’s: The Wall will commence at their new venue, Stage 773. Featuring brand new acts, sets, and features, the show continues to impress year after year, and has quickly become one of Hot and Heavy’s feature presentations. This powerful visual journey of a performance will guide the audience through the amazing double album we’ve all adored for years, interpreting the film written by Roger Water’s, and incorporating elements from the bands live performances, light shows, and all things that throw Pink Floyd up on a pedestal.