Fun & Done! A series of one-off, pop-up, themed comedy shows (3/23 6pm)

Mar
23
6:00 PM

for web flyerFun & Done!
a series of one-off, pop-up, themed comedy shows
from the producers of Congrats on Your Success!

Always FREE and BYOB!

The kick off is Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 at 6pm

At Logan Parlor (yeah! the hair salon!)
3251 W Fullerton Ave
With performances from Congrats on Your Success Producers:
Bill Bullock 
Justin Covington
Sonia Denis
Odinaka Od Ezeokoli
Rebecca V. O’Neal
Charlie Rohrer

And a very special guest set from Liza Treyger (Comedy Central)!!!

Also – one micro guest set from a member of the audience – but they won’t know the theme until the night of the show. So be ready for anything!

Themes will be announced AS EACH SHOW BEGINS! (hints on the flyers!)

RSVP on Facebook HERE.
Visit Congrats on Your Success on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr.
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A fun twist to a 5k run: The Zombie Run! (5/3)

May
3

ZombieLogo-300x300The Apocalypse is infecting CHICAGO! At The Zombie Run, running isn’t about beating those around you or finishing with the fastest time. It’s about surviving.

Register as a Human Runner and wear three “life flags” around your waist as you run for your life through our apocalyptic obstacle course!

Or, register as a Zombie, get an awesome movie-quality makeover, and attempt to steal human lives as they flee with terror.

THE ZOMBIE RUN: EXTREME consists of 3.1 miles, 10-12 insane obstacles and hundreds of brain-hungry zombies trying to take your life flags.  This isn’t your average fun run.

Runner Start Times:
 EXTREME: 9:00AM – 12:30PM 
*Waves of 200 will be released every 15 min. You will select a wave time time during registration.

Zombie Shift Times:
 EXTREME:
Shift 1: 9:00AM – 11:00AM
 Shift 2: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

THE ZOMBIE RUN: BLACK OPS is an awesomely terrifying nighttime obstacle course through 3.1 miles fire, obstacles, smoke, and zombie-infested darkness.  Can YOU survive the night?

Runner Start Times: BLACK OPS: 8:30PM
*Groups of 100 will be released every few minutes from 8:30PM to 9:00PM.

BLACK OPS:
8:30PM – 10:30PM

Venue: Lake County Fairgrounds
Address: 1060 E. Peterson Rd, Grayslake IL 60030
Date: 5/3/2014
Event Website: https://thezombierun.com/location/chicago-il/

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Standard Market’s Spring Into Spring Family Event (3/22 1-4pm)

Mar
22
1:00 PM

Spring-into-Spring-4x6Standard Market’s Spring Into Spring Family Event Features Live Chef Demonstrations, Petting Zoo, Balloon Artist, and Face Painting

Join Standard Market for an afternoon of fun to celebrate Spring’s arrival and the seasonal food that it brings. Standard Market invites attendees to learn from a variety of its talented chefs with live demonstrations that range from making prosciutto wrapped asparagus with raspberry reduction to butchering a whole lamb. There is fun for the whole family too—including a petting zoo, balloon artist, and face painting. › Continue reading

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Get Organized Chicago 2014 – Annual Charity Donation Event (5/3)

May
3
10:00 AM

Flier 2014On Saturday, May 3, 2014, the Chicago chapter of The National Association of Professional Organizers, a 501(3c) Organization, is proud to present a community organizing event. Members of the chapter and other volunteers will be collecting items from the Chicagoland community for recycling, shredding, and donation to worthy charities. Accepted items will be papers for shredding, clothing, books, eyeglasses, electronics, furniture, kids toys, shoes, coats, blankets, kitchenware, computers, pots & pans, jewelry, linens, decor, accessories, games, media, sports equipment, and recyclables. Unaccepted items will be paint, hazardous waste, and medicine. Entrance will be on Western Ave., and there will be a limit of one car load per family. The web site for the Chicago chapter of The National Association of Professional Organizers is napochicago.com.
When: Saturday, May 3rd. 10am-1pm
Where: Lane Tech College Prep School Parking Lot 2501 W. Addison St. Chicago › Continue reading

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Hot Mikado at Loyola University’s Newhart Family Theatre (4/4-4/13)

AprApr
413

thtr14-02_MikadoWebBanner-500x210What: Hot Mikado
Where: Newhart Family Theatre, 1020 W. Sheridan Rd.
When: APR 4 – 13 | Thurs. – Sat. 7:30 PM / Sun. 2 PM, Preview: APR 3 | Thurs. 7:30 PM
Cost: $5- $20

 

Fusing Eastern and Western culture with a 1940’s, big band twist, Hot Mikado swings into Loyola with the side-splitting story of Ko-Ko, the reluctant Lord High Executioner, Nanki-Poo, a disguised prince fleeing his arranged marriage, and Yum-Yum, the woman they both love. The hilarious complications which ensue turn this satire into an American mix of jazz, gospel, and vaudeville. More information can be found here: http://blogs.luc.edu/artsalive/portfolio/hot-mikado/

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For all the stamp collectors out there: ASDA Midwest Postage Stamp Show (3/14-3/16)

MarMar
1416

ASDA Midwest Postage Stamp Show 2014

March 14-16, 2014
Lindner Conference Center
610 East Butterfield Road
Lombard, Illinois

Show Hours
Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 3pm

Free Admision
Free Parking
Free Appraisals
My Stamp Album Given to Each Child in Attendance

For more information click the link below:
http://www.americanstampdealer.com/SubMenu/Chicago_Midwest_2014.aspx?id=463

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Bloomingdale’s to host Alessi during International Home + Housewares Show (3/15)

Mar
15
1:00 PM

image004WHO: Matteo Alessi, International Sales and Development Director for Alessi Europe & U.S.A. with renowned floral designer, Michael Gaffney
WHAT: “Shades of Blue”
WHEN: Saturday, March 15th 1:00-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bloomingdale’s Home Store, First Floor 600 N. Wabash Avenue (near Ohio Street)

 

Bloomingdale’s and Alessi are proud to host an event during the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show featuring the “Shades of Blue” line which includes the exclusive and limited edition in blue of ‘Mediterraneo’ basket designed by LPWK-Emma Silvestris. Matteo Alessi, International Sales and Development Director for Alessi will be present to greet guests and sign any Alessi products that are purchased that day. In addition, Alessi’s numerous vases will be displayed throughout the store filled with vibrant floral arrangements provided by renowned floral designer, Michael Gaffney. › Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Booze Cruises (3/15 & 3/16)

Mar
15
11:30 AM
Mar
16
11:30 AM

Looking to spend your St. Patrick’s Day out on the open sea? Here are two great options for you.

 

St.PatricksDayYachtFlyerSt. Patty’s Day Booze Cruise
Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
Chicago, IL

Ride around lake Michigan for Our St. Pat’s Booze on Saturday, March 15th
Tickets Include, a Live DJ performance by Bottle Rokitz, Dancing, & A Drink At The After-Party at Bar Louie!

There Will Be Full Cash Bars On All 3 Decks And Pizza Will Be Available For Purchase!

Boarding will begin promptly at 11:30am and the ship will leave the dock promptly at 12pm

For tickets and more information on all these events and more visit http://www.stpattysdayboozecruise.eventbrite.com/

 

hefemar3The Shamrock Ship
Booze Cruise with the Hefe Girls
Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
Chicago, IL

Party with Hefe Girls on The Shamrock Ship (Our 350 Person Fiesta Yacht) on Sunday, March 16h
Tickets include, Live DJs, Dancing, & A Drink At The After-Party at El Hefe!

There Will Be Full Cash Bars On All Decks And Pizza Will Be Available For Purchase!

Boarding will begin promptly at 11:30am and the ship will leave the dock promptly at 12pm

Save $40 with promo code “clover” at http://theshamrockship.com/

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Early Bird Gets the Worm: Strike Out ALS 5k Registration Open NOW

Jul
15

unnamedSpring in to action and sign up for the 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5k at U.S. Cellular Field this summer on July 15th.

Registration is now open and for a limited time runners will save $5 on their registration fee!

Sign up today to run in one of the fastest growing 5k’s in Chicago.


Details:
Early Bird Registration: Save $5 on your registration fee until April 7th
A brand new course with entertainment at each mile
Post-Race party on the Bacardi in the Park apron outside U.S. Cellular Field
Post-Race concert
Emceed by Lin Brehmer of 93XRT
Fundraising incentives from the Chicago White Sox
Sponsored by 670 The Score

Over 650 runners attended the 2013 Strike Out ALS 5k and raised over $60,000! Join us this year for the 5th anniversary of the race as we aim to break records.

Don’t lose out on the Early Bird Registration fee – Sign Up NOW!

Friday, March 7th, 2014 Charity, Event, Fitness, Main No Comments

“Gateway to Wellness” at Catalyst Ranch hosted by Gateway for Cancer Research Associates Board

Apr
5
6:00 PM

we-logoGateway to Wellness Event
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Location: Catalyst Ranch, Chicago
Time: 6 to 9pm

Chicago Young Professionals to Get Ideas for Living Healthier While Supporting Better Cancer Treatments and Cures

Young professionals looking to work healthy habits into their busy lives will gather for food, fun and swag at Gateway to Wellness, a first-of-its-kind event produced by The Gateway for Cancer Research Associates Board. Guests will mix and mingle, sample local cuisine and get new ideas for making healthy lifestyle choices from local wellness experts — all while supporting Gateway’s cause of finding better cancer treatments and cures.

Event website: DemandCures.org/GatewayWellnessEvent

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014 6-9 p.m.
Where: Catalyst Ranch 656 W. Randolph St., #3W, Chicago, IL 60661 CatalystRanch.com

Catalyst Ranch is a vibrant, unique space in Chicago’s West Loop. It is located in the Haymarket Building, two blocks west and one block south of the Clinton Green Line station, directly east of the Kennedy Expressway.

Who: Hosted by The Gateway for Cancer Research Associates Board

Featuring local providers of food / drink, products and services that promote a healthy mind, body and soul. Guests include Chicago-area young professionals interested in healthy life choices and fighting cancer

Price: $60 per person – includes swag, passed hors d’oeuvres, open bar, live DJ, raffle and silent auction.

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