If you have been a frequent flier over the years you are a pioneer of change. Air travel has undergone many drastic changes in the past few years, more then we have seen before. On the better side of change you may be thinking of the ease of self-check in and a seat-back video screen so you can watch that much awaited inflight movie. On the annoying side of change you may be thinking of the long security lines and lack of meals. In order to have a stress free flying experience it is important to keep some of the following factors in mind.
Try to Leave Early: Yes it is important to get to the airport 2 hours earlier for a flight, but we’re talking about leaving a day early if your travel encompasses a special celebration or other important function. In case there are delays you are covered, and have time to defrag as well.
Pick the Right Time to Fly: Early morning flights are the best way to go, just make sure to have that extra cup of Joe to get you on your way. We are always warned about this around holiday time, but as it fades away remember the same applies. One delayed flight has a ripple effect, and your better off avoiding the ripple all together.
Meal Options: If you are on a long flight a meal is part of the trip. If you’re a vegetarian, or require special diets, you should discuss this with your booking agent so that the airline can make the adjustments as needed. There is usually a choice of menus. Planning this ahead of time could save you a grumbly stomach and crankiness if not planned ahead.
Dress Comfortably: Getting through security is the first challenge on your journey so be prepared ahead of time when you are making your wardrobe choice. Wear something that is comfortable to travel in as well. If you are on a long flight temperatures may vary. Layering is a good thing to keep in mind.
Distinguishable Luggage: This is extremely important if you have luggage that will be part of the pile for pick up at baggage claim once you reach your destination. How many black suitcases are there that look exactly like yours? The answer is “to many to count”. There are number of ways to mark your luggage for easy visual identification. A special tag, sticker, or perhaps a sewn in patch. Whatever it be, the time spent looking will significantly decrease.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this week’s devastating Hurricane Sandy. Many of us feel helpless, and are looking for ways to help. Fellowship Fleet has rounded up a list of organizations that are looking for donations.
Kroger customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar – the difference benefiting the American Red Cross and its disaster relief efforts in the Northeast.
In the aftermath of the deadly Hurricane Sandy, many people across the nation are wondering how they can help those who need the most help.
Here are just a few of the ways you can help, regardless of where you live.
- Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta area are encouraging customers and associates to donate to the American Red Cross, which is providing shelter, meals, emotional support and other necessities to those affected by the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Sandy after it made landfall on Monday. Donations can be made at all Kroger locations in the Atlanta Division, which includes, Georgia, South Carolina, Northern Alabama and Eastern Tennessee.
In support of the thousands of Americans affected by Hurricane Sandy, Kroger launched a “Round-Up” campaign in which customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar – the difference benefiting the American Red Cross and its disaster relief efforts in the Northeast.
Customers can also make donations to the American Red Cross at Kroger cash registers or you can donate $10 by phone by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.
- Sandy has caused the cancellation of about 300 American Red Cross blood drives. To schedule a blood donation at a center near you or for more information about giving blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). “Patients will still need blood despite the weather,” said Dr. Richard Benjamin, chief medical officer of the Red Cross, in a statement.
- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) takes donations to rescue and shelter animals affected by the storm. Nearly 300 animals are staying with their owners in shelters in the New York City area, the agency said. The ASPCA is also setting up a distribution center in Syracuse, New York with 4,000 sheltering units, which contain pet food, crates, food bowls, toys, and anything else an animal may need.
- The Salvation Army: You can donate $10 to the Salvation Army by texting “STORM” to 80888. If you are already volunteer-certified, you can sign up to help out with disaster relief.
- AmeriCares: You can donate to AmeriCares’ relief fund to help the organization, which is distributing supplies to 130 clinics in the 13 states affected by Sandy.
Everyone knows the importance of making a good first impression, so it is crucial for corporate travel planners to have a well-organized and responsive ground transportation crew ready to help clients to their destinations. At Fellowship Fleet, our years of experience have shown us that the adage “you can’t manage what you don’t know” certainly applies when it comes to ground transportation services. That is why our expert team has developed strategies and procedures to help assure you have everything coordinated in advance and that we are all ready for any unexpected contingencies.
In today’s harsh economic climate, many clients are opting to forego pre-conference arrivals unless absolutely necessary. Subsequently, many attendees are arriving just hours before their first function is scheduled to begin. If they arrive to find confusing or non-responsive ground transportation services, the whole meeting can start off on a sour note.
So setting the tone is obviously important, but it is just the first step. In order to assure success, you need to have your schedule and budget in order and have a well-organized ground transportation network in place with all the crucial information analyzed before you clients ever arrive. Quite simply, if you “fail to plan” then you “plan to fail,” so having the kind of professional support offered by Fellowship Fleet can make all the difference in your event’s success.
Although Halloween is intended to be fun for kids of all ages, without some special consideration and preparation, Halloween can quickly turn into tragedy. On average, twice as many kids are killed while out trick-or-treating on Halloween night compared to other days of the year.
While excited trick-or-treaters may forget the rules of the road and be oblivious to the hazards, we, as the adults must be vigilant
Help protect trick-or-treaters by following these driving safety tips on Halloween, when trick or treating, parties and community Halloween activities are in full swing. Take advantage of your community’s Halloween safety programs. Most communities offer Halloween activities for younger children that keep them out of harm’s way. Your community may also offer a service that inspects candy to ensure that it is safe for children to eat.
If your community is celebrating Halloween on Wednesday, be especially careful between 4 and 8 p.m., when commuters are on their way home. This is when most the most severe vehicle/young pedestrian collisions happen.
For those of you driving this Halloween season, our chauffeurs would like to help you keep your little ghosts and goblins safe. Consider making a reservation with Fellowship Fleet for a small minibus to transport all your goblins, or a sedan to make sure you don’t have to worry about parking.
Below are a few of our best safety tips to follow during the Halloween season:
1. Slow Down
Watch for children darting into the street. Kids can cross the street anywhere, and most young pedestrian deaths happen at spots other than intersections. And remember that it will be difficult to see children dressed in dark colors and in costumes that cover their eyes out walking on streets and roadways at dusk when many adults are still driving home from work.
This is the one day or night out of the year that you should drive well below the speed limit–especially in residential neighborhoods where the majority of trick or treating is done.
2. Be Careful Passing Stopped Vehicles
Before you assume that a vehicle in front of you is pulled over just to aggravate you, remember, it may be a parent dropping off a bunch of costumed kids. Like school bus drivers, be extra careful that a child doesn’t dart in front of your car, into an oncoming vehicle.
3. Use Your Hazard Lights
If you’re the designated driver dropping off the kids somewhere, throw on your hazard lights when you pull over so that other drivers see you letting children in and out of the car, and will hopefully slow down and drive more carefully.
4. Park your mobile phone.
One of the important Halloween driving tips is not to use any electronic device or mobile phones as you dare driving on the Halloween You simply have no excuse for letting yourself be distracted by your cellphone. Halloween night activity is, in and of itself, a big distraction when you are driving. Talking of your phone –hands free or otherwise – is particularly dangerous when excited little kids are running around. Avoid your risk by waiting until you’ve stopped, or even better, do what our chauffeurs always do: pull to the side of the road. Texting or surfing is so inappropriate on Halloween it is hard to imagine anyone would be so stupid – but watch out for them anyway. Nothing that happens on the road surprises us anymore.
5. Be Extra Vigilant When You See Kids
Yield to young pedestrians. Children might not stop, either because they don’t see your vehicle approaching or don’t know how to safely cross the street.
Remember, we are the adults. By definition, kids do stupid things. They can’t help it. They don’t look both ways, they dart into the street without looking, they’re easily distracted and on October 31st (this year a Monday), they’re all excited and reeved up from all the sugar they’ve ingested. Plus, if the child has a mask on, their vision is probably impaired as well.
So, anytime you see kids with costumes on, open your eyes, sit up and pay attention and again…slow down. Be careful of stragglers … they are interested only in getting back to their friends, street or no street. Please don’t assume children can
6. Enter & Exit Driveways Carefully
With gangs of candy junkies walking the sidewalks of your neighborhood, make sure you’re especially careful when pulling in and out of driveways. Please don’t assume children can see you or are paying attention. You need to take that responsibility.
Did I mention kids don’t pay attention and do stupid things? So do some adults. So, if you’re driving to a Halloween party, put that mask on after you park the car, avoid neighborhood shortcuts where trick or treaters are likely to be, drive sober, or have a designated driver lined up.
Your childrens’ safety is your responsibility whether in or out of the car on Halloween. So make a plan. Review trick-or-treat safety precautions and plan the route ahead of time. Remind children never to cross the street mid-block or between parked cars.
And as always, buckle up. Don’t forego having your kids in their car seats even though “buckling up” takes time every time you stop.
On Halloween, your neighborhood will literally be swarming with children, and it’s your job to be sure they take their treats home safely. Trick-or-treating, a fun-filled activity that little ghosts and goblins look forward to, can quickly turn into tragedy.
Halloween can truly be a fun night full of great memories if you follow our chauffeurs’ advice and take a few steps to keep it safe and trouble free! To make a reservation for a sedan or van, give us a call today to get your special Halloween discount!
If you are looking for exceptional livery service in the Chicago area, then look no further than Fellowship Fleet. We have been a staple in this great city for many years. Whether you are looking for a company to help with your personal or business needs, then look no further. Fellowship Fleet can handle any job – big or small. These are just a few of our services: airport transfers, corporate and convention shuttle services, festival transportation, weddings, special events and worldwide reservations.
Our professional team of licensed chauffeurs and customer service agents are available 24 hours a day /365 days a year to meet your needs. We have the resources to meet the requirements of clients that require extensive transportation services, and yet we are small enough to appreciate an individual customer and can cater to his or her special needs. Whether you are on a business trip, attending a wedding, or going out for a night on the town, Fellowship Fleet is the transportation company that will exceed your expectations! We guarantee your satisfaction!!!!
There are hundreds of options for your ground transportation. Why not use one with a deep history and an unpeccable reputation? We have many sedans, limousines, SUVs, hybrids, vans, mini-buses and luxury motor coaches in the Fellowship Fleet worldwide network. No matter where you are traveling, we will do what we need to in order to make sure the only thing you have to worry about is that important business meeting or spending some quality time on your family vacation.
For more information on our Weddings, Concert & Sporting Events, Proms/Homecomings, or Funeral Transportation Services, please visit us here.
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Chicago is one of the best cities in the U.S. to discover the arts. October is Chicago Artists Month (CAM) and will feature over 250 events in neighborhoods all over the Windy City. For seventeen years, CAM has showcased some fantastic artists. Below are just a few of their October events.
October 5 – 31
20 Neighborhoods is an exhibition and workshops focused on Chicago women. The Woman Made Gallery’s Coordinator Ruby Thorkelson organizes this event. It’s based on Chicago women’s experiences and aspirations for the homes, families, neighborhoods, communities, and city. Please check their website for a more detailed list of where to go and what to see.
Chicago Sculpture Event
Now through May 15
There will be thirty large scale sculptures on display in neighborhoods from Wicker Park/Bucktown, Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Edgewater. All of the works are by local Chicago artists.
Deco-Sonic: Handcrafted Cigar Box Guitars
Now through October 20
This event will feature Chicagoan Jeremiah Lee’s cigar box guitars. They are inspired by folk history, utilitarian simplicity and the limitations of functuality. They are on display at the Packer Schopf Gallery at 942 W. Lake Street. (http://packergallery.com)
Hubbard Street Loft Open Studios
Friday, October 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Friday, October 12, Hubbard Street Loft’s artists and art spaces will share their creative practices through exhibitions and demonstrations. Extras include music and refreshments. Check out their website for more details.
Lawrence Avenue Book Piling
Saturday, October 13 from Noon to 7 p.m.
This open house will feature a community binding session. Attendees will help fold, stitch, and glue covers for homemade books. There will be presentations, demonstrations and performances throughout the day. It will take place at North Branch Projects, 3550 W. Lawrence Avenue. please check their website for more details.
These are just a few of the fun events taking place in October for Chicago Artists Month. It’s a great time to take an interest in your local art and give them your unbridled support. Fellowship Fleet can help you get to where you want to go. Enjoy the art and let us provide you with relaxing transportation.
Fellowship Fleet has been serving the Chicago area with an unparalleled commitment to excellence in dependability, style, and comfort. We are available for you 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Fellowship Fleet is the perfect choice for your every need. Please contact us for more information and to make reservations.
Fellowship Fleet is the premier chauffeured car service for the greater Chicago Metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs. Whether you are looking for transportation to a special event, such as a wedding or prom, or if it’s purely for business, Fellowship Fleet will be more than happy to cater to your individual needs. No job is too big or too small.
Getting around Chicago can be difficult at times for both the long-time windy city resident and the newcomer. It’s getting to where it’s easier and much more economical to limit driving in the greater Chicago area. The price of gas is in constant flux with no end in sight. Not to mention, the less cars on the road means a better outcome for our environment. The livery service is known for its high standards to customer service as well as helping minority business owners all across this great city. Fellowship Fleet is thankful to be a part of some of the greatest minority businesses in the country.
Fellowship Fleet is a minority owned business that is certified by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC). Their mission is to be a premier organization for increasing business opportunities between major buying organizations and minority-owned businesses. The Council was founded in 1968 after Chicago, like the rest of the United States, found themselves in upheaval because of the unfortunate civil and economic crisis. A group of concerned corporate and community leaders came together to create this much needed organization. The creation of the CMSDC undoubtedly helped the limousine service in Chicago. It ensures that the Chicago livery services has the best opportunities available to minority owners. Economic empowerment is important anywhere, but especially in a major city such as Chicago.
If you are looking for dependable, safe and comfortable transportation, then look no further than Fellowship Fleet. We are here to serve you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for all your transportation needs. No matter what you are looking for, we have it, and no matter where you are going, we can get you there. We use mostly black sedans, but also have SUVs, limousines, passenger vans, wheelchair accessible vans, corporate vans and shuttles, full-mini sized coach buses, and party buses. Each client’s transportation request will be customized to fit their individual needs. And remember, no job is too big or too small. We look forward to seeing you on the road!
Summertime Chicago continues this weekend. Chicago has three music festivals this weekend and for those that are self proclaimed “Foodies”, there is the Taste of the Gold Coast. Bon Appetit or Shake, Rattle & Roll…
Buy your tickets today for The Fourth Annual Taste of the Gold Coast! All you can eat and drink included in the ticket price !!
Enjoy the opportunity to taste the cuisines from the Gold Coast’s top restaurants.Gourmet menu items will be presented by each restaurant’s head chef.
Cafe Des Architectes
Francesca’s on Chestnut
Hendrickx Belgian Bread
The Grill on the Alley
Hosted Bar by Goose Island’s Belgium Style Ales and
Terrazas Chardonnay and Malbec wines!
Join us at the Sofitel Chicago
Thursday, August 16th
Live Entertainment featuring Colby Beserra & The Party Faithful
Silent Auction to benefit The Israel Sports Center for the Disabled
Cocktail Attire Required
Visit www.tasteofthegoldcoast.com today to purchase tickets!
This event will sell out!
The newly established Chicago Westside Music Festival is a FREE summer concert series that will take place at three westside park locations.
Garfield Park 12-8pm Saturday August 18, 2012
Syleena Johnson, Carl Thomas and Musiq Soulchild
South Shore Summer Festival 2012 – SSA #42 & South Shore Chamber, Inc. present this festival as a community celebration. Enjoy live entertainment, vendors, food and fun for the entire family.
FREE TO PUBLIC
Saturday August 18, 2012
73rd Street Stony Island Through Jeffrey
11 a.m. – J. Silva
12 p.m. – Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
1 p.m. – Universal Alley Jazz
2 p.m. – The South Shore Drill Team
3 p.m. – Delfonics
4 p.m. – Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredient
5 p.m. – Ray Goodman & Brown
6 p.m. – Christopher Williams
7 p.m. – Chico Debarge
Founded by Shannon Brown, Wood-Star Music Festival promises to deliver 3 days of entertainment, empowerment and culture with proceeds benefitting the Shannon Brown Foundation.
Soul in the City Concert Saturday August 18, 2012
Doors open at 2pm at Union Park 1501 W. Randolph St.
Monica, Estelle, Fantasia, Dawn Richard, Robin Thicke
Tickets at http://www.woodstarmusicfestival.com
Sunday August 19, 2012 Shannon Brown VS Ed Lover Charity Celebrity Basketball Game
Doors open at 11am at UIC Flames Athletic Center
839 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Game starts at 12pm
Please visit http://www.woodstarmusicfestival.com
Children 12 & Under $10
Kangols and Eight Ball Jackets Sunday August 19, 2012
Doors open at 2pm at Union Park 1501 W. Randolph St.
MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, Naughty by Nature
Hosted by Janell Snowden and Sway Calloway
Tickets at http://www.woodstarmusicfestival.com
We hope everyone is enjoying this great HOT weather Chicago has been bringing this summer. Chicago all summer long has reminded us why this is a tourist spot for the summer. This weekend is no exception to that fact.
Chefs and the City: An event not to be missed by any self proclaimed foodie. Chef’s and the City features a VIP Reception at 6:30pm that provides an hour of exclusive access to the chefs and a VIP lounge off the main ballroom with a Vosges Chocolate table, special tastings and a decadent gift bag. The Main Tasting features 26 of Chicago’s top culinary talents in the luxury of the Ritz-Carlton’s Grand Ballroom. As if that was not enough there is an after hours Dance Party with DJ Megan Taylor.
July 27, 2012
160 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Main Tasting $250
Tickets can only be purchased at the door
Fiesta del Sol: Latino Family Festival in the Pilsen Neighborhood draws over 1 million visitors every year. Bringing live entertainment, local art, a variety of food, carnival rides, soccer games and much more!
July 26th- July 29 5pm
Cermak & Ashland
Chicago Scene Boat Party: July 28, 2012 Boats come together to form a Great Party. Chicago’s top DJ’s come out to spin at the party. This event has been featured in the New York Times as one of the best boat parties in America, the event takes place in the “Play Pen” located in the lake just east of Lake Shore Drive at Chicago Avenue Beach, just north of the water Filtration Plant. This event is open ot the public- anyone with a boat, yacht or Jet Ski can join the party for just a few hours or the whole day.
Dragon Boat Festival: This is the first year of the Dragon Boat Festival. Dragon boat racing is the fastest growing watersport in the world and this is sure to become a staple event in the “Summertime Chi” experience.
Register at http://www.gwndragonboat.com
Steve Harvey: This will be comedian Steve Harvey’s last concert in Chicago there are still tickets available.
Civic Opera House
28 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Celebrate Clark Street Festival: Contagious rhythms that make you dance to rich flavors of unique treats from around the world are all a part of the seventh annual Rogers Park’s Cultural Explosion!
July 28-July 29
Clark Street in the Roger’s Park Neighborhood
$5 suggested donation
$10 for a family
Southside Neighborhood Gospel Festival: This has been called the largest neighborhood Gospel Festival in Chicago. We have had crowds ranging from 5,000-10,000. This year we are proud to say the Southside Neighborhood Gospel Festival will be Driven by South Chicago Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and sponsored in part by the Chicago Park District. This year Avery Sunshine and Jesse Campbell are the headliners.
July 28 10am -7pm
6500 S. Racine
The warm weather ushers in a season of festivals in Chicago. Memorial day weekend jumpstarts“summertime Chi” – a season when locals and tourists enjoys the city’s great weather and events. Below are some events….
, June 2nd at 7pm, First Midwest Bank Amphitheater, $30-$130
Details: See Drake live in concert featuring WakaFlocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana & J. Cole.
, June 1st at 8pm, Lincoln Park Zoo, $110-$150
Details: The premier social event of the spring a one-of-a-kind gala in the heart of Lincoln Park Zoo. Guests will have exclusive access to the spectacular zoo grounds while enjoying cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, music and dancing under the stars. The Underground Chicago will host Zool-ologie’s after party!
, June 1st-2nd at 7pm, Union Station, $60
Details: Put on by Second Glass, this is your all access pass to 250 wines from across the globe. Die-hard experts offer interactive booths, crash courses on tackling the wine world.
, May 31st at 7pm, Fitz’s Spare Keys, Elmhurst, $30
Details: All you can drink and eat with raffles, split the pot, music and HOT men- 19 firefighters being auctioned off! Evening benefits the American Cancer Society with proceeds going directly to Relay for Life.
, June 1st-June 3rd at 8am, Toyota Park, $20-$100
Details: The Midwest’s largest 3-day bike rally with the entire cast from the hit show “Full Throttle Saloon” on truTV. Get the chance to meet the cast, watch Blitz Pro Wrestling, see The Wall of Death and more live entertainment.
Must be 18+
, June 2nd at 11:15 am, Arlington Racetrack, $25-$30
Details: Watch and wager on the heart pounding sport of Thoroughbred horse racing while enjoying a sampling of over 300 domestic and international wines from Binny’s that’s 100 more wines than last year’s event! Plus, top Chicagoland restaurants will be providing a sampling of signature dishes to pair with your favorite wine.
, June 3rd ALL DAY, Chicago, $35
Details: Tour Chicago like a local tourist, enjoying exclusive events and deals and collect stamps in your Passport.
Hop around from place to place with you free CTA Day Pass to destinations including restaurants, museums, boutiques and tours, plus exclusive access to the official after party at Public House.
, June 1st at 7:30pm, Allstate Arena, $25
Details: Kick off Pride Month with the WNBA Chicago Sky as they celebrate Pride Month.
, June 1st at 6pm, Fischman Liquors, $35
Details: Enjoy all of the featured rare and favorite craft beers at this tavern with live music from Soulio. All of the proceeds will help the National Kidney Foundation.
, June 6th at 9am, Hilton Chicago, FREE
Details: Employment fair for Veterans, Guard and Reserve members, and eligible spouses.
, May 31st-June 3rd at 5pm, Lincoln & Leland, FREE
Details: Celebrate the arrival of spring in Lincoln Square with another year of great German food, dancing, live entertainment. This festival voted Best Fest of 2009 by Chicagoans in RedEye.
, June 1st-June 3rd at 11pm, Wicker Park, FREE
Details: This family fun festival on Division St. includes live music, sidewalk sales, and al fresnodining at the local restaurants and bars. Three days long for the first time and includes participants like theShedd Aquarium who will bring live animals to the event.
, June 2nd at 7:30pm, Allstate Arena, $41-$71.75
Details: See the new British-Irish teen pop sensation One Direction, The X Factor’s third place winners who signed here in the states with Columbia Records, on their US tour.
, June 3rd at 6:30pm, Jay Pritzker Pavillion, FREE
Details: Symphonic music lovers have the chance to preview works scheduled to be performed by the Youth Symphony during their upcoming 10-day tour of Spain at a tour departure concert. Seating first come/first served.
, June 3 at 4pm, Rockit Burger Bar, $30
Details: A benefit for the Anti-Cruelty Society hosted by David Love & Bridget Halanski. Come see adoptable dogs & puppies and a fashion presentation featuring Chosen Models. Bid on items in the silent auction with 100% of the proceeds from the auction going to the Anti-Cruelty Society.
, May 31st at 5:30 pm, Ryan Family Atrium of Northwestern University Lurie Center, $10-$50
Details: A juried exhibition of more than 150 emerging and established artists benefiting the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Art Therapy Program. Proceeds allow the hospital to maintain an Art Therapist to work with patients. James Rondeau, Curator of the Modern wing at The Art Institute of Chicago will serve as juror of the 2011 submissions and award three prizes ranging from $300 to $1,000.
, May 31st at 9am, Navy Pier, FREE
Details: College fair that aims to bring together all of the components needed to develop an understanding of college admissions, college life and the resources available for success. Speakers include best-selling authors, deans of admissions, and Chicago Cubs general manager.
, May 31st at 7pm, AMC River East 21, $5 and FREE under 21
Details: Presented by the Chicago International Film Festival, opening night features director Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness). The theater will screen clips from his films and engage in audience Q&A. Reception follows at Lucky Strike Lanes.
, June 1st at 5pm, Maya Polsky Gallery, FREE
Details: Andy Paczos is a plein air artist who has dedicated himself to painting Chicago cityscapes. He works strictly on site, never in the studio and never relying on photographs. Last year he decided to paint underground, directly on the platforms of Chicago CTA.
, June 1st & June 2nd, Sundance Saloon, $15 (All active duty military, 1/2 price)
Details: Listen to some of Chicago’s hottest local bands while you support a great cause- The Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser, a chance to win a guitar signed by National/Platinum Recording Artists The band Chevelle & special guest appearance from Jimmy Sohns from The Shadows of Night. Must be 18+
, June 5th at 6 pm, Rockit Bar and Grill, $75 – $200
Details: Join us for a night benefitting Saturday Place, a Rashied Davis charity. Appearances from Brian Urlacher, Earl Bennett, Lance Briggs, Johnny Knox, Jason McKie, Jerry Azumah, Robbie Gould and more.
, June 1st at 6:30pm, Congress Theater, $22
Details: Catch The Cult during their Choice of Weapon: American tour.
, June 1st at 6pm, Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview, $65-$75
Details: Daddies and their daughters can start their pre-Father’s day celebration with a night of memorable fun and dancing. Event features special princess appearances, music by DJs from A to Z entertainment, dinner by Bravo and other special activities.
, June 1st at 8pm, The Den Theatre, $15
Details: In celebration of Asian Pacific American culture and universal motherhood, Chicago’s only pan-Asian dramatic theater company, A-Squared Theatre Workshop, presents an evening of 10-minute World Premiere one-act plays- a twelve show extension of the previously sold out show.
June 1st at 8pm, The House of Blues, $47.60
Details: The official Queen tribute show, as seen recently on American Idol and produced by Queen drummer Roger Taylor, will celebrate and pay tribute to the music and live experience of Queen.
, June 2nd – 3rd at 12pm, Sheffield & Addison,
Details: It’s all about encased meat treats at this tasty and tantalizing fest held adjacent to iconic Wrigley Field.
, June 2nd at 9am, Columbia Yacht Club, $35
Details: Don’t miss the 5k Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer Research with top fundraiser Joan Cusack. NBC Chicago will be the media sponsor of this event with anchor Rob Stafford as the event’s Master of Ceremonies.
, June 1, 7, 14, 21 & 28, Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago)
Details: Buy a glass of bubbly (or wine) and get a free manicure and Santa Margherita nail polish to take home. Additionally, Beauty Bar will be giving away beauty prizes, including full nail polish kits on the dates above. The brand will also be giving away 200 kits on its Facebook page through June 30.
, June 2nd at 11am, Grant Park, $20
Details: Self Magazine’s wildly popular outdoor health, fitness and wellness festival is back. The day is filled with fun, invigorating classes from CRUNCH gym, beauty and fashion consultations, nutritional know-how, and tons of freebies and giveaways.
, June 2nd at 12pm, Grant Park, FREE
Details: The is the first year that this parade will take place and celebrate vegan/vegetarian lifestyles led by Miss Chicago, Marisa Buchheit. Put on byChicagoVeg, the day will include guest speakers, a costume contest and will raise awareness about the benefits of this diet.
, June 3rd at 1pm, Amazing Edibles Catering, $65
Details: Bottle and Bottega is partnering with Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering for a day filled of cooking and painting. Assorted drinks included but also BYOB! You will also get instruction from expert chefs when cooking tapas and for painting.
, June 3rd at 7:30 pm, Metropolis, Arlington Heights, $22,
Details: The Chicago Bar Association is taking their 88th Annual Christmas Spirits Show on the road! It’s a hilarious, musical lampoon performed by area lawyers and judges as they take on current events, celebrities, sports icons, political figures and more with biting wit in this hilarious show.
, June 4th at 4pm, Sax Hotel, $50 (admits 2)
Details: The Wedding Salon is putting on a magical bridal show and expo for Chicago brides featuring countless luxury wedding vendors to help plan your big day.
, June 4th at 7:30pm, Humboldt Park, FREE
Details: Come enjoy the breathtaking views of the night sky. Learn about the phases of the moon, look at other planets, star clusters, and more. Bring a blanket and enjoy a night in the park. All ages are welcome to this FREE event.
o, June 4th at 6:30pm, Millennium Park, FREE
Details: Jonathan Richman brings his unaffected blend of rock and roll and folk music to Millennium Park after over 40 years of performing in small to mid-size venues. Bobby Broom and The Deep Blue Organ Trio start off the night with smooth and classic jazz sounds.
, June 5th at 6:30 pm, Merchandise Mart Plaza, $25
Details: For those with an awesome business idea without knowing how to make it work, take this class to learn the top-to-bottom basics of initiating into the startup world including online marketing techniques, and startup language and methodology from Entrepreneurs Unplugged founders.
, June 5th at 7:30 pm, Broadway Playhouse, $81.45
Details: The worldwide party musical and five time Tony nominee, Rock of Ages, features 28 80s tunes including Don’t Stop Believin‘, We Built This City, Can’t Fight This Feeling and many more. The show is a love story told through the songs of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, Twisted Sister and many more.
, June 6th at 5:30 pm, The Plaza at Park Grill, $60
Details: HighSight, an academic and social support to Chicago high school students, will host its twelfth annual charity event with a casual upscale event that features open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, silent auction and cash raffle with all proceeds benefittingHighSight’s scholarship proceeds benefitting High Sight’s scholarship program.
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