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Chicago Goes Turkish at Pioneer Court (9/4, 9/5 & 9/6)

Sep ’14
4
7:00 PM
Sep ’14
5
10:00 AM
Sep ’14
6
10:00 AM

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12th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival

Pioneer Court- 401 N. Michigan Ave.

9/4 from 7pm to 10pm- Gala dinner & auction to benefit The Les Turner ALS Foundation

9/5 & 9/6 from 10am to 9pm- Festival

Are you ready to indulge in Turkish flavors for two days in the heart of the city?  Chicago will, once again, go Turkish for two days on September 5-6 at Pioneer Court for the 12th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival.

Following the gala dinner on the night of Thursday, September 4, the festivities will kick off at Pioneer Court (Michigan Ave. and Chicago River Bridge) with tents including, calligraphy, ceramics, gift tents, crystal, information, books, clothing, restaurant/café and many more.

From the world-famous Kahramanmaras ice cream and fresh flavors from local Turkish restaurants to Turkish beer garden by Efes and Turkish wine, the festival promises a journey through Turkey without ever leaving downtown Chicago. Visitors will also be able to get a taste of Turkish pastries and the amazing Turkish coffee while enjoying the shows by modern/folk dancers, Whirling Dervishes, Ottoman Army Marching Band (Mehter), a fashion show and concerts.

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Planet Fitness to Honor Make-A-Wish child Joseph with Check Presentation Today (12/11)

Dec ’13
11
11:00 AM

pfmawJoin Planet Fitness Franchisees, today, December 11, 2013 at 11 AM as they honor Make-A-Wish child Joseph with a check presentation at the Planet Fitness located at 3120 N. Pulaski Road in downtown Chicago.

Planet Fitness is donating $100,000 to Make-A-Wish America this holiday season to help make more children’s wishes come true. Part of the national donation will help grant local wishes in Illinois and throughout the country.

Earlier this week on December 9, Planet Fitness announced a “Holiday Challenge for Wishes” and is encouraging its members and supporters to make an additional donation to Make-A-Wish. Now through December 31, anyone can text DONATE to 80088 to give $10 to Make-A-Wish*. For supporters who prefer to make a donation online, visit: www.wish.org/planetfitness.

 

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Voli Light Vodkas and Walgreens Present An Appearance By Pitbull (Friday, July 27th 4-5pm)

Jul ’12
27
4:00 PM

International pop star and owner of Voli Light Vodkas, Pitbull, will appear at the Walgreens store on State Street in Chicago for an event and pictures with his fans. With Music by a featured Voli DJ and specialty low-calorie cocktails created by the Voli mixologist on site, this event will be the official launch of a nationwide partnership between Voli Light Vodkas and Walgreens. Fans will be able to choose their favorite flavor of Voli Light Vodkas and get a chance to take a picture with Pitbull and sample Voli cocktails. The event is strictly for ages 21 and over. Meet and greet is a first come, first served basis.

Friday, July 27th 4-5pm
Mixologist from 3 PM to 5 PM

Walgreens
151 N STATE ST
Chicago IL 60601

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Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository at ‘Sharing It Day’ November 23

Nov ’10
23
8:00 AM

Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository and help feed the hungry this holiday season by contributing to ‘Sharing It Day’ from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the Merchandise Mart, South Lobby (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, Ill.). The Merchandise Mart, the Mayor’s Office of Special Events and Jewel-Osco have teamed up to make this one-day, indoor food drive possible.

Bring a non-perishable food or cash donation to ‘Sharing It Day’ and enjoy live music, warm drinks, holiday treats, a complimentary slice of Eli’s Cheesecake and a sample from Argo Tea while supplies last. Santa will be making a special appearance so don’t forget to bring a wish list!

All canned goods and cash donations collected at ‘Sharing It Day’ will help the Greater Chicago Food Depository to feed thousands of hungry people in the Chicagoland area. Most needed items include: whole-grain cereal, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, mac and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, beans, canned meat, stew, soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, and shelf-stable milk.  For more information or to make a donation, click here or call (312) 527-7600.

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***Winter Storm Warning*** (Ya know, in case you haven’t already heard)

Feb ’10
8
9:00 PM

Winter Storm Warning
Issued by The National Weather Service
Chicago, IL
2:47 pm CST, Mon., Feb. 8, 2010

… WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST WEDNESDAY… › Continue reading

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Come celebrate Chinese New Year this Sunday, 2/14

Feb ’10
14
12:30 PM

Come celebrate Chinese New Year Sunday, Feb 14th in Chinatown. The parade will include colorful floats, marching bands, an appearance from Miss Chinatown, and much more.The festivities will begin around 12:30 p.m. with free admission. Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood is located on 24th St & Wentworth Ave. [google map] For more information, check out Chinatown’s official website at http://www.chicagochinatown.org.

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2nd Annual Snow Days Chicago Festival (Fri. 1/29 and Sat. 1/30)

Jan ’10
29
Jan ’10
30

Snow Days Chicago is offering a plethora of reasons why it’s better to brave the windy city weather this time of year versus those boring warmer climates.

The events during Snow Days Chicago on Friday and Saturday the 29th and 30th include a national snow sculpting competition, an activities igloo (don’t tell me you’ve never wanted to go in an igloo), dogsled racing demonstration, “snowboard rail jam”, and plenty more.

Grant Park will be filled with over 27 unique snow sculptures this weekend, and … (best part)… it’s FREE. So if you’ll be downtown at all during the festival, you have no reason not to swing by the Michigan Ave. local to catch some winter wonder.

The fest kicks off Fri. January 29th at 4 pm and ends 8 pm. Snow Days will be open Sat. Januray 30th from 11 am to 8pm. And, again, absolutely no cost (no, not even for an igloo tour).

Grant Park, S. Balbo & Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60603

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Chic Gems Event: Aniko Salon and Spa (Fri. 12/18, 1-7pm and Sat. 12/19, 9am-6pm)

Dec ’09
18
12:00 PM
Dec ’09
19
9:00 AM

It may be the season of giving, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give something to yourself! Aniko Salon and Spa will be hosting its Chic Gems event this Friday.  The event is free to the public, and it’s the perfect place to find that special piece of jewelry for this year’s holiday party- or just a special treat for yourself!  The wide array of fashion jewelry will include a variety of collections, including Bridal, Signature, Design Your Own, and the new Couture Collection.  Plus, if you spend $100 on Chic Gems, you will receive a $10 Aniko Salon and Spa gift card! So buy some sparkle and treat yourself to a manicure- ‘tis the season! › Continue reading

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Fashionista Shopping Soiree & Holiday Expo (Sat. 12/12)

Dec ’09
12
12:00 PM

The city of Chicago is making damn sure that no one misses a good shopping outing before the holidays hit. Here is yet another weekend dedicated to browsing and spending.

This Saturday December 12th from noon to 3 p.m., Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee and Smoothies on Jackson is sponsoring and hosting a holiday shopping event. Admission is FREE, so why not stop in and peek around?

Like so many other city shopping extravaganzas, this shopping soiree offers tons of unique gifts from our talented local designers from clothes to jewelry to hand bags, and so much more. It’s even got free demos and “beauty treats.”

Just beware guys, this one looks like it is mainly an afternoon for the ladies (although most likely will be a great spot to find a present for your sister, girlfriend and/or momma!).

This event goes down this Saturday, December 12th from noon-3 p.m. at Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee and Smoothies

850 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60607

Questions? Need more info? E-mail info@creneaume.com or call 312-520-3017

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Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale (12/5-6 11 a.m.-7 p.m.)

Dec ’09
5
11:00 AM
Dec ’09
6
11:00 AM

renegadecraftfairThe holiday season should officially be renamed the shopping season. Another day, another sale. This weekend’s shopping belongs to the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale.

So why this sale over any other? Well, for one, the flyer and website are really cute. And secondly, the fair is showcasing over 150 of “today’s finest indie-craft and contemporary design talents.” In other words, everything is handmade by the craftiest people in the biz.  That being said, all the gifts you buy this weekend are guaranteed to be one of a kind.

Check out the online store to get a sense of what will be sold before you make the trip to the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. But more than likely, you’ll find something for almost everyone on your list, whether you’re browsing for jewelry, clothing, ceramics, stationary, bath products, housewares, posters, comics or plush objects.

It is located at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse in West Town

1419 W. Blackhawk Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Event phone number: 773-227-2707

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