Archive for August 2015

When Princess Diana danced with a Chicago playboy

When Princess Diana danced with a Chicago playboy
August 31 was the 18th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death in a car crash in Paris. The whole world was in shock when this glamorous, philanthropic, albeit troubled international royal icon died at the tender age of 36. It’s been reported that there were an estimated $25 million in floral tributes spread around the... Read more »

Celebri-cat Lil Bub to host Chicago Internet Cat Video Festival

Celebri-cat Lil Bub to host Chicago Internet Cat Video Festival
Meow! For all you cat lovers (and animal lovers in general), this is a not-to-be-missed event coming to the Athenaeum Theatre, (2936 N. Southport) on Saturday, September 19. The wildly popular Chicago Internet Cat Video Festival is headed back to Chicago with Lil BUB and her dude Mike Bridavsky as hosts! This is the third... Read more »

What I have in common with Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame

What I have in common with Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame
Your eyelids are getting heavy……“Write about sleep and the impact it has on your life now or at any point in your life”  Every so often we Chicago Now bloggers receive a topic for a post during “Blogapalooza” hour from beloved Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield to hone our skills and this is the assignment we’ve... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs to host boxing night, "Joe Maddon's Main Event," to benefit youth

Chicago Cubs to host boxing night, "Joe Maddon's Main Event," to benefit youth
Join Cubs Manager Joe Maddon and Cubs players ringside for a charity boxing event, “Joe Maddon’s Main Event,” to benefit Chicago’s youth on Wednesday, September 2, at Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 Ravenswood Ave. Grab a tux and sneakers for an unforgettable night of amateur boxing, great food and giving back! The event will feature several... Read more »

The Geraghty: Chicago's hottest new venue hosts GRAND opening bash

Eye candy at The Geraghty's GRAND opening party! Meow!
We fell right down the rabbit hole at The Geraghty’s recent private party at its 25,000′ ft space in Pilsen (2520 S. Hoyne) on August 6. This over-the-top, magical event seemed to be directly inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Everywhere you looked, there was something remarkable. At the entrance, handsome, shirtless greeters with the words “The... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson performs at private Art Van Furniture grand opening party

Jennifer Hudson performing at Art Van's largest store opening in Lombard.
Jennifer Hudson sang her little heart out at the recent Art Van Furniture store grand opening party (themed the “Art of Wow”) in Lombard (1021 Butterfield Road). Over 2000 guests attended this by-invite-only party that also included a meet-and-greet with Hilary Farr (HGTV host of “Love it or List It”) and handsome fashion photographer/author Nigel... Read more »
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Shedd Aquarium goes "Frog Wild" at annual BLU gala

Happy guests pose beside the Shedd Aquarium's strawberry dart frog mascot at the BLU fundraiser.
More than 1,050 of Chicago’s young philanthropists attended BLU, an annual fundraiser for the Shedd Aquarium  hosted by its Auxiliary Board on July 25. Themed Frog Wild!, this fun-filled party raised more than $415,000 and celebrated Shedd’s new special exhibit, Amphibians. BLU Co-Chairs Jay Healy, Alexis Geocaris Sutton and Christina Talarico, along with the 80-member Auxiliary... Read more »