Inaugural Streeterville Week, a community-focused event hosted by Chicago Star Media, is set to lift spirits and support local businesses starting with a kick-off event on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Ogden Plaza (300 E. North Water) from 12:30 to 2 pm. The event will run from November 13-22.
In a huge community effort to support Streeterville and Lakeshore East businesses that have been affected by the pandemic, local celebrities, businesses and musicians are joining forces to launch the inaugural Streeterville Week celebration.
The event, presented by Chicago Star Media, was created to boost morale and encourage residents and visitors to shop locally. A series of deals will be on offer at gyms, hotels and other neighborhood businesses with special menus at participating restaurants.
For the kickoff, Marley Kayden (of “Chicago’s Best” on WGN-TV) will serve as host for the event which will be live-streamed on the Chicago Star Media Facebook page and open to the public.
The program, designed to support local artists and brighten this normally gray area of Streeterville, will feature rotating appearances from Chicago performers and street musicians, including actor Vikram Konkimalla — known for his role as Tiny Tim in The Goodman Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol “— and Andrew David, a street performer whose powerful cover of “Hallelujah” in Chicago’s empty streets went viral this spring.
To ensure the safety of attendees and performers during the walk-by event, masks are required, signs indicating social distancing will be placed in front of performers. Each performer will display a QR code to receive tips from passersby. In the event of extreme weather conditions, the kickoff walk-by event will be canceled, and there are no rain dates scheduled.
Participating Streeterville Week restaurants include Beatrix Market, Tallboy Taco, Pinstripes, Cupitol Coffee & Eatery, Labriola, Pinched on the River, Robert’s Pizza and Dough Company, Rosebud Steakhouse, Saigon Sisters and Yolk, among others. A complete list of businesses and offers can be found online here .
Chicago Star Media, which publishes Streeterville News, New Eastside News and West Loop News, is dedicated to providing a positive, informative and community-building presence in the neighborhoods it serves.
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