Archive for June 2013

Hot Stove Cool Music Concert: Chicago Cubs' Theo Epstein Raises $150K for Charity

Joel Murray, Theo Epstein and the Parkington Sisters
It was an exciting evening filled with  baseball, comedy and rock ‘n roll  at Chicago’s Metro on June 21 where Poi Dog Pondering, Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys), Brede Baldwin, Parkington Sisters, Scott Lucas (Local H), Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) and the Hot Stove All Stars joined Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and Hall... Read more »

The Chicago Blackhawks' Classy Open Letter to Boston, the Bruins and their Fans

The Chicago Blackhawks' Classy Open Letter to Boston, the Bruins and their Fans
The Chicago Blackhawks organization put the following letter in the Boston newspapers.  Congrats to the Stanley Cup Champions for their unmatched skills,  style and class.  We need to see more of this.  Read this…….. THANK YOU An open letter to the Boston Bruins Organization & the City of Boston Hockey is a tough game.  As... Read more »

A Fun-Filled GLAM Launch Party: The Kick-Off for Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama!

The Launch Party for Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama was all I had hoped it would be and more! The illustrious Host Committee who supported this beloved event on June 13 spread the word, showed up and played all night! The love in the room for this event was obvious and Ronald McDonald, who was on... Read more »
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Garfield Park Conservatory's Fleurotica 2013: Fantastic Flowery Fashions (Video!)

Garfield Park Conservatory’s Fleurotica 2013 was a visual feast at the MCA with almost 500 stylish guests in attendance on Wednesday, June 12. Co-chaired by Deirdre Koldyke, Whitney Lasky and Shauna Montgomery, this “haute” fashion show featured flowery designs by 30 of Chicago’s top floral and landscape artists. It was thrilling to go behind the... Read more »

The Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball: A brand new fundraiser for The Joffrey Ballet!

Joffrey dancers and guests brought the first Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball to life!  (ActionBooth.com photo)
The Joffrey Ballet’s Auxiliary Board hosted an unforgettable evening of mystery and intrigue at its very first Joffrey Blue Masquerade Ball on June 14th.  The ball was held at the ballet’s own Joffrey Tower, located at 10 E. Randolph, from 8pm to midnight.  Over 200 partygoers donned their favorite masques and were treated to cocktails... Read more »

43rd Annual Pride Fest Weekend and Pride Parade 2013 (VIDEO!)

43rd Annual Pride Fest Weekend and Pride Parade 2013 (VIDEO!)
Get ready for a fabulously wild weekend!  The 43rd Annual Pride Fest will be celebrated this weekend,  June 22 and 23 with the Pride Parade following on June 30.  The two day festival will include stages of music, exhibitors, great food and drinks and, in the evening, the revelers will pour into Boystown clubs and... Read more »
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Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party will feature first ever country music line-up! Yee Hah!

Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party will feature first ever country music line-up!  Yee Hah!
Every year, nearly 18,000 people enjoy two whole blocks of food, music and fun at the World Largest Block Party and this year will be no different!  For the first time ever, Gretchen Wilson and Phil Vassar will be co-headlining the first ever country line-up on Saturday night for this party with a purpose.   Proceeds... Read more »

Chicago White Sox "Step Up to the Plate" for World's Largest Ronald McDonald House

White Sox Gavin Floyd, Chris Sale and Jess Crain greet a little friend.
Chicago White Sox’ Jerry Reinsdorf, pitchers Chris Sale, Gavin Floyd and Jess Crain “stepped up to the plate” for a rooftop dedication ceremony at the 15-story Ronald McDonald House at 211 E. Grand on June 11.    The ceremony commemorated the White Sox commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana with a... Read more »

"An Evening With Bill Cosby" will Benefit Urban Prep Academies

"An Evening With Bill Cosby" will Benefit Urban Prep Academies
America’s favorite TV dad, Bill Cosby, will bring his comic genius to Chicago for a benefit for Urban Prep Academies on Sunday, June 30, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, beginning at 5 p.m.  Urban Prep caught Cosby’s attention when he heard that 100% of its seniors, all African-American males... Read more »
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Don't miss Old Town Art Fair this weekend with 250 artists and 63 gardens on Garden Walk!

Don't miss Old Town Art Fair this weekend with 250 artists and 63 gardens on Garden Walk!
This delightful cottage is a part of the Garden Walk for this weekend’s Old Town Art Fair!  Built in 1891, this private residence was made from a kit provided by the Fire and Aid Society.  It’s one of the very few survivors of the several thousand that were constructed shortly after the Great Chicago Fire. ... Read more »