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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chicago firefighters shake a boot for make a wish! and now it's our turn!

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Shout out to all the Chicago Firefighters who were out & about earlier this week fighting the freezing cold streets of Chicago holding their fireman boots out everywhere they could to collect donations for “Make A Wish,” a not for profit philanthropic group I love who does whatever it takes to grant wishes to terminally [...]

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Get Into the holiday spirit with chicago's annual holiday pops concert!

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one of my favorite holiday traditions is to take friends & family to see the annual Holiday Pops concert full of carols, choirs, stories, musicians.. And everything joyous & traditional about the holiday that brings back so many memories for me, as well as an all around cheerful time w/ people I enjoy! Featured performers [...]

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Best of The Midwest Awards 2010 Midwest Independent Film Festival

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**UPDATED Nov 29, 2011 :: We’re thrilled to announce we have the honor again of being host to 2011′s Best of the Midwest Gala! Tuesday, December 6th come to Rockit Bar and Grill (22 W Hubbard) to celebrate the premier filmmaking talents in Chicago and the Midwest. It’s been an exceptional year for The Midwest Independent Film Festival and here’s your chance to join in the excitement! Click here for more info, a list of the nominees and to get your tickets – http://www.midwestfilm.com/pages/vote_/155.php See you there!**

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The Roots Chicago Dare 2 Dream Benefit Concert & Underground Afteparty with DJ ?uestlove

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“Dare 2 Dream” is a high profile benefit concert that has featured Kings of Leon, Common, Cypress Hill, Gavin Rossdale.. all to benefit music education.  This Saturday 12/4, they bring “The Roots” to hit the House of Blues stage, w/ front man ?uestlove (see our lil chitown love video above) dj’ing the vip afterparty at [...]

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Extreme Chocolate Party w/ Chicago's Best Chocolatiers, Chefs, Restaurants & Shops!

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fellow chocoholics!  Join me on an unforgettable all you can eat freakout bender w/ the finest, most decadent & creative chocolate creations ever This Thursday night 12/2 at the annual “World of Chocolate!” I’m actually a judge again this year (see video of last year above), and I need backup to evaluate the dozens of [...]

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"Billy Dec named Chicago-Kent Law school Alumni Professional Achievement Award winner of the year!"

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Ya, shocked me too when heard this! Here’s a quick piece of an article in the “law bulletin” explaining how I made it through law school w/no money, no time to study, passed the bar exam on the 1st try, how I was invited to be sworn in before the united states supreme court justices [...]

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New Action Thriller Film “Contagion” with All-Star Cast Filming in Chicago!

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Shocked to see our downtown streets covered in snow w/ army trucks all around? no worries, it’s just my buddy Jude Law’s (see pic above of us backstage after his performance in Hamlet) new movie “Contagion” filming in Chicago right now w/ all-star cast Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, to [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving! And thanks for giving happiness..

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I came across this cool old school Chicago story from the Chicago History Journal story that I wanted to share. A man named Issac Woolf, the president of Woolf’s Clothing House, which was across the Palmer House chicago, used to host a Thanksgiving Dinner every year, for 25 years, to feed Chicago’s hungry called the [...]

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Billy Dec plays blackstone hotel manager in movie "one small hitch" filming in chicago

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Here’s a funny lil behind the scenes video of me playing a hotel manager w/a cheesy mustache on the set of the movie “one small hitch” w/my scene partners award winning actor Daniel J. Travanti (Hillstreet Blues) & timeline theatre’s Janet Ulrich Brooks! Shoutout to director john burgess for bringing the movie to chicago for [...]

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Fighting Illini v. Northwestern Wildcats football at Wrigley Field!

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Wrigley field is one of the most iconic baseball stadiums in the country- located right here in the great city of Chicago and has served as the home field of the Chicago Cubs since 1916.  However, did you know that it also was the home of the Chicago Bears (see pic above of the Bears [...]

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