Posts in category "Nightlife"

How to Overcome Social Anxiety, When Going It Alone

How to Overcome Social Anxiety, When Going It Alone
Adulthood can be lonely; social anxiety can often times be a big factor the older you get. Social Anxiety can range in degree from general nervousness displayed through ticks and aversion to social settings; or it can manifest as full on panic attacks that can mimic stroke and other health conditions. There are countless instances... Read more »

Chicago Summer Bucket List: A Guide to Eternal Awesomeness

Chicago Summer Bucket List: A Guide to Eternal Awesomeness
Between unseasonal heavy downpours, temps barely reaching a respectable 75, and cloudy skies galore, it can be hard to believe Chicago is smack dab in the swing of summer. Regardless of your proposed length of solstice, there’s only so much dizzying, mind-melding, gut-busting, summer lovin’ you can fit in just a few short weeks. That’s... Read more »

The Return of "Patio Season"

The Return of "Patio Season"
During these early days of April, we sit in anticipation as the weather slowly creeps closer toward the 60s and 70s. Memories rush back to Chicago residents of unique neighborhood feeding and watering holes that specialize in scenery, service, and spirits. I’m of course referring to what I like to dub as Patio Season. It’s... Read more »
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Night of Firsts:Night Out Ideas for the Health Conscious

Night of Firsts:Night Out Ideas for the Health Conscious
Heading out with this month’s leading lady, Gwyn Eggestein (Gwyspiration for Weight Loss), our prestigious Explorer of the Month, 4-Star Explorer geared up for a night that was true to all first experiences: frightening, slightly painful and absolutely exhilarating. For our month centering around New Beginnings we  consulted with the social worker turned Weight Watchers... Read more »

Cheap Chicago Vacation Ideas

Cheap Chicago Vacation Ideas
Trouble finding cheap vacation ideas? If National Lampoon has taught us anything, it’s that vacations can be a little stressful. A lot of the time you’re so busy trying to plan the odds and ends of what is supposed to be your escape from it all that you forget to relax. And in this Fiscal... Read more »

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!
On this ninth day of 4-Star, I ask myself, “Whatever happened to Saturday night?” After clawing and scraping my way through the work week to the weekend, I found myself passing out at the finish line and choosing instead of raving and partying it up to catch up on one of my favorite pastime. I... Read more »
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12 Days of 4-Star-The Shit Show

12 Days of  4-Star-The Shit Show
On the first day of 4-Star my city gave to me….a show that was truly “shitty.” Last night I visited Shambles in between Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village for what was assured to be a hilarious good time and at the very least a place where I could drink myself to the point where everything... Read more »

NightOut.com™ Event at Funky Buddha Lounge

Left to Right: Morinola Shobajo, Ashlee Robinson, Vonnie Coleman
Last night, I, Vonnie Coleman, accompanied by friends Ashlee Robinson and Morinola Shoabjo on behalf of not only 4-Star Explorer but also NightOut.com ventured out to Funky Buddha Lounge for Funk Fridays. I recently went into a blogging partnership with NightOut.com, a website and very soon an app, which provides local nightlife places as well as... Read more »

Babes in Boystown

Babes in Boystown
It has come to my attention that many of the descriptions used in this article come off as offensive and demeaning to those who frequent the Boystown community. I assure you that was not my objective. I have nothing but respect and adoration for this community which is why I wanted to write about it.... Read more »
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When Chic Meets Cheap

When Chic Meets Cheap
When throwing ideas around with fellow blogger and this month’s Explorer of the Month, Lauren Valenta, about a great night out event we both agreed upon planning something simple yet sophisticated. The motivation for this outing? Giving you, the readers, a sample of how you can pump up your run of the mill evening out.... Read more »