Posts in category "Nightlife"

Green Tie Ball features Willy Wonka theme for 22nd annual bash (Video!)

Green Tie Ball features Willy Wonka theme for 22nd annual bash (Video!)
One of Chicago’s most celebrated charity events, the Green Tie Ball, returns this year with a whimsical ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ theme. Hosted by nonprofit organization Chicago Gateway Green, which is dedicated to greening and beautifying the region’s expressways, gateways and communities, Green Tie Ball presented by A. Finkl & Sons will be... Read more »

Comedian Jeff Garlin Hosts Allium's Opening Night Party at Four Seasons

Host Vincent Anzalone with Erica Bethe Levin, Jessica Zweig and friend.
The recent Grand Opening party for the new Allium restaurant attracted an overflow crowd of Chicago’s top 600 foodies and fashionistas to the 7th floor of the Four Seasons recently.  Host for the night was funnyman Jeff Garlin (see our interview coming soon on Watch312!).  This American restaurant with a farm-to-table menu is by Chef... Read more »

Kelsey Grammer to be Honored With Career Achievement Award at HUGOS on April 19th

Kelsey Grammer to be Honored With Career Achievement Award at HUGOS on April 19th
Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival will present actor Kelsey Grammer with the Career Achievement Award at the 48th Hugo Television Awards Ceremony on April 19 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. Best known for his award-winning role as Dr. Frasier Crane, among countless other roles, the evening’s tribute to actor/producer/director Kelsey Grammer... Read more »
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"Success is a Journey" Seminar Inspires Hotel 71 Crowd

JMP Global's Patrycja Drozdek, Monika Dixon and Jennifer Christianson, the event's hosts.
The recent  “Success is a Journey” seminar was hosted by JMP Global’s Monika Dixon, Jennifer Christianson and Patrycja Drozdek at Hotel 71.  The room was packed with over 200 guests interested in hearing about the success and personal development of the panelists who included keynote speaker James Tarantino, FanFueled’s Anderson Bell, Boka Group’s Kevin Boehm,... Read more »

Chicago Fashion Foundation Presents "A Street Style" Fashion Show

Chicago Fashion Foundation Presents "A Street Style" Fashion Show
The Chicago Fashion Foundation is hosting its annual scholarship event on Wednesday, March 7th, at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington from 6-9 pm.  “Street Style: Chicago Fashion through Chicago Communities” will showcase the work of ten local fashion students who will present looks representative of the signature street style of Chicago’s neighborhoods including... Read more »

Watch Chicago's Oscar Fun at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Watch312.com!

Watch Chicago's Oscar Fun at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Watch312.com!
What a great night in Chicago for fashion and film!  The Gene Siskel Film Center was the place to be on Oscar night!  As the only officially sanctioned event in Chicago by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, “Oscar Night America-Chicago” was a sellout for the Center with more than 300 people in... Read more »
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RPM Italian Restaurant's Opening Night With Giuliana and Bill Rancic and the Melman's!

The proud partners of RPM Italian, Bill Rancic, RJ Melman, Molly Melman, Jerrod Melman and Giuliana Rancic.....
RPM Italian Restaurant, 52 W. Illinois, was THE place to be for the opening night party on Saturday, February 18th.  More than 500 friends, celebs and VIP’s crowded into this new  River North hotspot to congratulate the partners who included celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, acclaimed Chef Doug Psaltis and restaurateurs RJ, Jerrod and... Read more »

ArtEdge Gala Raises More Than $1 Million for Museum of Contemporary Art

Co-chairs Liza and Marc Brooks
I’ve been to some pretty thrilling parties in my day, but I can’t remember many in recent memory that delivered as much excitement as this year’s Gala fundraiser for the MCA!   More than 460 guests paid $1000 a piece to enjoy this over-the-top party, artEdge, that included performances by renowned artist Nick Cave and... Read more »

Gene & Georgetti's Celebrates 70th Anniversary With VIP Party at Park West

Michelle surprised her parents with a cake for their 43rd wedding anniversary.
Steakhouse icon, Gene & Georgetti’s,  celebrated their 70th anniversary in grand style recently with a by-invite-only party at Park West.  More than 300 guests gathered together on Sunday night, January 29th, to honor this venerable institution with a bash produced by daughter and event planner, Michelle Durpetti.  Michelle spared no expense to make this party... Read more »
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The Joffrey Ballet's Junior Auxiliary Board Hosts "Pointe of Departure"

The second annual “Pointe of Departure” was presented by the Junior Auxiliary Board of The Joffrey Ballet on Thursday, January 26th.   A signature of this event is finding hot new venues and this year was no exception.  Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute offered a great atmosphere for this evening where stage and canvas collided. ... Read more »