Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fashion Down Under (Reminder)

"Ya'll know I'm surgical with this bitch!"
No, this has nothing to do with fashion trends in Australia (i.e. didgeridoos and didgeridon'ts). Sebastian Grey Clothiers is having a fashion show at The Underground on Saturday, Feb 26th, with free food and drinks from 9 to 10:30pm! Nothing this exciting has happened in the underground since Harriet Tubman decided to sit in the front of the subway train that she used to transport escaped slaves from the tyranny of Kim Jong-IL [BLACK HISTORY FACT #45].

Sebastian Grey Clothiers Fashion Show
The Underground
56 W. Illinois
Saturday, Feb 26th | 9:00 - 11:00pm

RSVP w/ bob@sebastiengrey.com  -OR-  events@zapwater.com

Get a Little Buzz

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is having its 15th Anniversary Buzz Party on Thursday, March 10th. The actual film festival will take place in Miami (of course) on July 6th, but it's not too early to get excited! I believe this event will be sponsored by Grey Goose so it should be a fun one.

Black History Fact #7: Before MTV and Johnny Knoxville came along there was another movie called "Jackass" that was based on the life and foolery of Alan Keyes.

ABFF 15th Anniversary Buzz Party
The Vibe
1543 N Kingsbury Street
Thursday, March 10, 2011
6:00PM – 9:00PM

For Complimentary Entry RSVP to chicagobuzzrsvp@yahoo.com

Monday, February 21, 2011

Victoria Beer Party

The Mystic Celt a.k.a Ray Allen, is having a complimentary Victoria Beer Tasting Party with an appetizer BUFFET on Wednesday, February 23rd. It's nice to do without the passed apps that are commonplace at a lot of these social events. Too often does tragedy strike when someone ends up with an elbow in her trachea because she got in my damn way while I was reaching for the truffle fries! [Deep breath...] RSVP and other info below:

Friday, February 18, 2011

Best Buddies w/ Montblanc

Montblanc is donating 11% of its proceeds from all sales made between March 1st and March 11th to the nonprofit organization, Best Buddies. My best buddy is anyone that can distract the bartender long enough for me to steal a bottle of Patrón. To celebrate this endeavor Montblanc is having a soiree with free cocktails and appetizers on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Black History Fact #3: Maya Angelou was a ghostwriter for the Ying Yang Twins. She wrote the original lyrics to the "Whisper Song" in 2005. 

Montblanc Boutique
900 N. Michigan Ave
Wednesday, March 2 | 6 - 8pm

RSVP via email to rsvp.Chicago@montblanc.com or call 312-943-1200

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Beauty Bash

Mud wrap?
The Cheeky Girls of Chicago, which unfortunately is not a burlesque roller derby team, invite you to their Spring Beauty Bash (no relation to Uncle Luke's Spring Booty Bash) at Neiman Marcus on Wednesday, February 23rd. Get a sneak peak at the latest perfumes, make-up and age-reversing spa treatments like baby poop body wraps (see picture above), while sipping cocktails and eating dainty appetizers.

Cheeky and NM Spring Beauty Bash
Neiman Marcus Michigan Ave
Cosmetics Department - 1st Floor
Wednesday, February 23 | 5:30-7:00 pm

RSVP to rsvpmichiganave@neimanmarcus.com

Beach, please!

Windward Beachshop is throwing a beach party TONIGHT (2/17) with models and spiked lemonade. This reminds me of Miley Cyrus' sweet 16 birthday party. Except the spiked lemonade was actually cannabis laced with bath salts.

Central Lakeview's Beach Party Mixer
Windward Boardshop
3317 N. Clark
Thursday, Feb 17 | 6:30 - 8:00pm

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The founder of the TheLocalTourist.com, Theresa Carter, and the site's writers will be at The Fifty/50 on Thursday, March 3rd to mingle and get numb-face drunk, as a show of appreciation to all of their loyal readers. ReyKa Vodka is sponsoring a 2-hour open bar with a variety of cocktails to choose from so RSVP and get your hangover cure ready.

The Local Tourist Meet-N-Greet
The Fifty/50
2047 W Division St
Thursday, March 3 | 7:00pm

RSVP quickly @ http://www.thelocaltourist.com/events/tlteam-meet-greet

Fancy A Fancy Party?

It's time to get drunk folks, classy style! CS Interiors and WPA Chicago are celebrating the opening of their newly expanded showroom with a live cooking demonstration, hors d'oeuvres and wine pairings on Wednesday, February 23rd. The renovated showroom will now feature Cassina, Cappellini, and Poltrona Frau furniture, Flos lighting, Dermond/Peterson textiles, Arclinea kitchens and Fabergé crack pipes from the Bobby Brown Collection. Make sure you keep your pinky fingers up while double-fisting those glasses of cabernet sauvignon!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hennessy Negro

Hennessy Black is sponsoring a little party with free drinks and appetizers at the BURTON store in the Gold Coast on February 17th. This is actually a pre-party for a big weekend ski extravaganza hosted by XXL and King Magazine. You probably don't believe this but I'm pretty nice with the snowboard. I'm often referred to as the black Shaun White or, "Shaun Black" for short. I'm also a pathological liar.

Black ICE 2011 Pre-party
Burton Store
56 E. Walton St
Thursday, February 17 | 6 - 9pm

All guests must RSVP at www.blackice2011.eventbrite.com

It's On Like A Stripper's Thong

Michigan Avenue Magazine and the Four Seasons Hotel want to show you The Definition of a Party on Thursday, February 24th. In case you didn't know Michigan Avenue Mag throws some of the craziest parties around. They make a night in Charlie Sheen's hotel room seem like a Christian book club meeting. This event will take place at the Four Seasons Grand Ballroom and the host for the night will be potential baby mama candidate, Ginger Zee. Appetizers from the Four Seasons kitchen and special cocktails from Adam Seger will keep you nice and toasty all evening long. See more details after the jump.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

John Allan's Pop-Up @ The James

John Allan's will offer complimentary mini services at The James Hotel from 4 - 7 pm Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13, to help you gents get sexy for your ladies on V.Day. In addition to free trims, nail buffs, mini massages and shoe shines, David Burke's Primehouse will offer complimentary appetizers and SVEDKA Vodka will provide free cocktails (limit one per guest...BOOO!)

John Allan's Pop-Up
The James Hotel
55 E. Ontario

Friday, February 11 - Sunday, February 13
4:00pm - 7:00pm

This event is open to the public but it is strongly recommended that you RSVP with John Allan's directly by calling (312) 663-4600.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day Cocktail Party

John Allan's and Mid America Club are hosting a Valentine's Day Cocktail Hour on Thursday, February 10th, from 6 to 8 pm. They're dishing out complimentary signature cocktails with Svedka Vodka and JM Rhum, along with chocolates from Godiva and free "mini full services". What's a mini full service, you ask? You can get a manicure on three fingers of your choice, a 5-second deep tissue massage, a nipple hair trim or a wind facial (they stick your head out of a window for 30 seconds).

I can't really complain because I definitely need a manicure. Yesterday while I was putting on one of my Avatar-blue gators I accidentally scratched it. I was so mad I had to run outside and smack the first person I saw. You should've seen the look on that Girl Scout's face. That trick better have my cookies by Friday!

Valentine's Day Cocktail Hour
Thursday, February 10 | 6 - 8 pm

John Allan's
111 W. Jackson Blvd
Penthouse Suite

I didn't see anything about an RSVP but I might email them just in case. Contact jachicago@johnallans.com. (Update: RSVP not required)

Time for a Sipping...I mean Shopping Spree!

You gotta love all the boutiques that try to lure you to their "trunk shows" with free food and liquor. There are quite a few of these events taking place this week and it looks like there's something for everyone. I didn't see any RSVP info but these in-store sales events generally don't require it. They just want to give you a drink or 3 in exchange for your precious Sacajewea coins.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Your Valentine's Day Plans Just Changed

A free drink at the Wit on Valentine's Day? On the ROOF? OMG R U SERIOUZ?!? TimeOut Chicago and The Wit Hotel are teaming up to bring you a very special Valentine's Day treat. RSVP and head to the ROOF on VD and get one (1) signature cocktail for FREE! If you're like me one drink probably isn't enough, right? Try leaving the party and coming back in a new disguise with a different name! The dude that checks the ID's usually isn't the same person checking the guest list. I'm going to flip my reversible hat inside out, shave one eyebrow off and speak with a South African accent. They'll never know what hit em! Meanwhile, I'll be drunk!

ROOF on the Wit
201 N. State St
Monday, Feb 14 | 6 - 8pm

Click HERE to RSVP!

Fo' the Ladies

This one is obviously for the ladies out there. Free makeovers, snacks and refreshments, OH BOY! When will they have an event for the fellas with strippers, free lap dances and 40 ounces? That sounds reasonable doesn't it?

900 North Michigan
Thursday, Feb 10 | 6 - 8pm

Click HERE to RSVP

Public House "Grand Opening"

Public House is having its 37th grand opening on Wednesday, February 16th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This was originally supposed to take place on February 2nd but it was rescheduled due to SNOWMAGEDDONOCALYPSE. Drinks are only free for the FIRST HOUR so be sure to arrive as early as you can. I already have a tent ready and a thermos full of Gluten-Free Skol Vodka in the freezer.

Click HERE to RSVP! (If that doesn't work click here)

Public House Grand Opening
400 N. State (and Kinzie)
Wednesday, Feb 16 | 5:30 - 8:30pm

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love Bites

The Paradise Cantina is a new joint that just popped up in the Gold Coast and they're giving out free drinks and hors d'ouevres to celebrate their grand opening. I wonder if I can pass this off as a Valentine's date? [Update: "Hell to the no"]

The Paradise Cantina
Grand Opening
1212 North State Parkway
Saturday, February 12 | 8pm - 11pm

RSVP to events@theparadisecantina.com

Somebody, Yelp!

Worst title ever, I know. Yelp and The Capital Grille are joining forces to offer Yelpers a night of free wine, appetizers and prizes on Thursday, February 3rd! If you've been trapped in your house all day thanks to SNOWMAGEDDON this party is just what you need. To RSVP for this event you have to be a registered Yelp user and you must follow the instructions below:

Need an excuse to come out from the cold? Yelp and TCG is giving you one... or a few!

The Capital Grille will be offering an evening of passed apps and great wines on Thursday, February 3rd from 5:30 to 7. If the good food and drinks weren't enough, there are going to be prizes. Yes, prizes. You must be present to win.

Interested? This one is working a little differently than the others. RSVP by e-mailing Chicago@TCGDine.com. Please RSVP Name, Yelp ID and number to call for confirmation. THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES FOR THIS EVENT. PLEASE ONLY RSVP if you are PLAINLY SURE that you can attend. Each attendee must have a Yelp profile and be over the age of 21. There are no +1's for this event.

Capital Grille

633 N Saint Clair St
Thursday, Jan 3 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm

RSVP: Email Chicago@TCGDine.com with your name, Yelp ID and phone number for confirmation.

Lowcountry Boil @ The Southern [Rescheduled]

To celebrate its one-year anniversary The Southern will have a free cocktail reception followed by a "Lowcountry boil" for all of its loyal patrons on 2/2/11 2/3/11 beginning at 5pm. What the damn hell is a Lowcountry boil, you ask? In this case it's a concoction of shellfish, andouille sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob boiled with Old Bay seasoning in a big ass pot. However it's also a CIA torture technique that involves squatting naked over a tub of acid for as long as it takes to protect our freedom.

The Southern
1840 West North Avenue
Thursday, Feb 3 | 5:00pm

No mention of RSVP requirement.