Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vapiano VIP Launch Party

The Vapiano VIP Launch Party on Thursday, November 3rd, is so hot it might pop the corns on your feet! Gross, I know. This shindig includes free Italian food (hopefully more than a couple passed appetizers), complimentary cocktails, and FREE parking for all you wonderful designated drivers out there. FYI--you might have to call off work the next day. #WeekdayHangoversRule

Vapiano VIP Launch Party
Thursday, November 3rd | 6 - 10 PM
Vapiano Chicago
2577 N. Clark St.

RSVP to RSVP@k101agency.com with "Vapiano VIP Launch Party" in the subject line, or click HERE to automatically generate the email.

Manhattan Chicago Experience

Woodford Reserve and Esquire have summoned the best mixologists in Chicago to prove why they are the Masters of the Manhattan. The Manhattan, composed of whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters, is one of the manliest drinks* that can be contained in a dainty martini glass. This event will take place at QUAY and will feature hors d'oeuvres and, of course, an assortment of Manhattans featuring Woodford Reserve.

Manhattan Chicago Experience
Monday, November 14 | 7 PM
QUAY
465 E. Illinois

RSVP at wellcraftedmanhattan.com

*The manliest cocktail in a martini glass is called THE MAN and it includes the following ingredients:

-1 part diesel fuel
-1 part Komodo Dragon saliva
-1 part Triple Sec
-Splash of children's fear

Shake ingredients in hollowed skull of worst enemy. Enjoy!

Celluloid Salon 2011

Celluloid Salon 2011, sponsored by Drambuie and MyOpenBar.com, is gonna be bananas! For all you squares that means “awesome”. On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Viaduct Theater will host an evening of drunkenness and cinematic confusion when it showcases 4 vintage short films with a contemporary score composed by Chicago’s own DJ Chrissy Murderbot! I dare you to tell me that's not the best DJ name ever. I attended this event last year at the Chopin theater and I was quite drunk impressed. Free booze, food and entertainment! There will be a lot of hipsters in the building so be sure to dress the part with your little brother’s jeans and multiple neon-colored snap bracelets.

Celluloid Salon 2011
Wednesday, November 2nd | 7 PM
Viaduct Theater
3111 N. Western Ave

RSVP at myopenbar.com/celluloidsalon

Check out the program below!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CISC 1st Annual Music Event

Chicago Interactive Social Club (CISC) is having its 1st Annual Music Event on Thursday, November 10th at The Chicago Recording Company! This one is fairly unique because each studio will have a DJ or an artist performing for the crowd. So one room might have a mosh pit, the other might have strobe lights and glow sticks, and another might have dueling accordionists fighting to the death (there can only be one)! There will also be a full open bar and appetizers from 6 - 9 PM! I'm certain this event will be packed like a commuter train in Tokyo so register below and get there EARLY!

CISC 1st Annual Music Event
Thursday, November 10 | 6 - 9 PM
232 East Ohio St.

Click HERE to RSVP!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Nylon and Sebastian VIP Event

Sebastian and Nylon Magazine are hosting some sort of style event at Siren Salon on Wednesday, November 2nd. According to the flyer, this event will consist of hair touch-ups, cocktails, sweet treats and other terms that have completely different meanings when you're in prison. Maybe they'll also explore the consequences of Photoshop gone wrong. The model in the picture above either had her torso whittled down with a magic eraser or she has an enormous head. You be the judge.

Nylon and Sebastian VIP Event
Wednesday, November 7 | 7 - 9 PM
3143 N. Lincoln Ave

RSVP to sebastian.siren@nylonmag.com

Jewels and Gems

Get ready for a night of fall beauty at SINE QUA NON Salon! On Friday, October 21st, stylists from the salon will showcase the hottest new fall and winter hair and makeup trends. Sparkling champagne and hors d'oeuvres will also be served. I'd totally go to this event if it wasn't for the fact that I have a penis.

SINE QUA NON Salon Jewels and Gems
Friday, October 21 | 7 - 9 PM
2766 N. Lincoln Ave

RSVP to rsvp@skirtpr.com

The Macallan After Dark

The Macallan After Dark party is taking place at Union Station TONIGHT at 11 PM! Fellas, here's your one and only chance to get your Don Draper on by sipping flights of single malt scotch all night and leaving with the hottest hottie at the party! Oops, it turns out that hottie was actually the herpes carrying monkey that escaped from the exotic animal farm in Ohio. Maybe it'll cook breakfast for you?

The Macallan After Dark
Thursday, October 20 | 11 PM - 1 AM
Union Station
201 S. Canal St

Click HERE to RSVP

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Anna Fong - A Mayan Tale [Update]

[Update: There will be a cash bar for the cocktail hour at 6 PM. Lame, I know. However there's also an after-party at Underground with complimentary Absolut cocktails from 9 - 10 PM.]

The Anna Fong Spring Fashion Preview is going down at the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel on Friday, October 21st, and you know it's gonna be sexy! Anna Fong will preview her new line, inspired by her Guatemalan heritage. Guests will see the new 2012 Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe and have a chance to win prize packages valued at up to $1000. This event will be hosted by the editor-in-chief of Michigan Avenue Magazine, Susanna Negovan. You better RSVP for this one quickly and be sure to dress to impress. Ladies, here's a glimpse of what I will be wearing on the red carpet.

Anna Fong Fashion Show - "A Mayan Tale"
Friday, October 21 | 6 - 8:30  PM
Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
636 S Michigan

Cocktails & Style Presentation @ 6 PM
Fashion Show @ 7 PM
Charity Auction @ 7:30 PM

Afterparty hosted at Underground @ 9 PM

RSVP at http://www.anna-fong.com/

Monday, October 17, 2011

2012 Acura TL Launch Party

The new 2012 Acura TL is out and what better way to celebrate a car that you can't afford than with free food and liquor?? The official Launch Party for this sexed up sedan is taking place tomorrow, October 18th, at the River East Arts Center. Acura tends to throw really good parties so this is one you should RSVP for immediately. They also tend to get pretty crowded so make sure you get there early. Not "first dork in line for the new iPhone" early, but you get the gist.

2012 Acura TL Launch Party
Tuesday, October 18 | 7 - 9PM
River East Arts Center
435 East Illinois Street

Click HERE to RSVP (Updated Link)

The Heart of Cognac Experience

Cognac lovers rejoice! Remy Martin is bringing The Heart of Cognac Experience to the Chicago Illuminating Company on Tuesday, 10/25, Wednesday, 10/26, and Thursday, 10/27! Guests will embark on a 75-90 minute journey where they will have a chance to sample Remy Martin and learn how the heart of cognac is captured in every bottle*. Register for this event per the link below.

The Heart of Cognac Experience
Tuesday, October 25 - Times Vary
Wednesday, October 26 - Times Vary
Thursday, October 27 - Times Vary
Chicago Illuminating Company
19 E. 21st Street

Click HERE to RSVP

*I bet they use a trail of gummy bears and a chloroform handkerchief!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series

Check out the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series at the Gallery Guichard in Bronzeville on Saturday, October 15th. Two artists will be selected to exhibit in Miami at Art Basel, the International Art Show. There will be a private cocktail reception from 6 – 9 PM including passed appetizers. Nothing makes me appreciate art more than gin and juice...and nudity.

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series
Saturday, October 15 | 6 – 9 PM
Gallery Guichard
3521 South Martin Luther King Drive

RSVP by 10/13 to Chicago@Sapphireart.com

Dewar's Scotch Tasting

Dewar’s Discovery will be in Chicago from 10/19/11 to 10/23/11 for a Private Tasting Event! If you haven’t been to a Dewar’s tasting event you should definitely check this out. You’ll have a chance to make your own blend of scotch, which will probably taste terrible. If the presentation is too boring for you I’m sure the tipsy cougars who will be seated at your table will provide plenty of entertainment.

Dewar's Discovery Private Tasting
Wednesday, October 19 - Sunday, October 23
Location: TBD

Click HERE to RSVP

Strange Beauty Show Five-Year Anniversary

Strange Beauty Show, a salon and art gallery in Wicker Park, will be celebrating it's Five-Year Anniversary on Saturday, October 15th! This event will feature a hair showcase displaying all of the latest styles like the Jermaine Jackson Signature Pompadour Fade or the Crazy Cat Lady, popularized by Helena Bonham Carter. There will also be an art exhibition by Brett Whitacre with music provided by DJ Orville Kline. Last but not least, complimentary beverages and appetizers will be served. Proceeds from art sales and other services will benefit the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

Strange Beauty Show Five-Year Anniversary
Saturday, October 15 | 7 - 10PM
Strange Beauty Show Salon
1118 North Ashland Avenue

No RSVP required

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Red Bull and Vodka

Premier Event Marketing (PEM) is throwing a party at Jbar featuring a FREE VODKA and RED BULL Cocktail Reception on Friday, October 14th! The cocktail reception only lasts from 10 - 11 PM so hopefully you'll have enough time to get trashed/pumped in time for DJ Stonerokk's epic performance. Apparently this DJ has some connection to Heidi Klum, George Clooney, and Drew Barrymore? Is that supposed to negate the douchiness of his moustache? Everyone who attends will also receive access to the exclusive afterparty at STAY Lounge!

Premier Red Bull Party
Friday, October 14th | 9:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Jbar Chicago | James Hotel
610 North Rush Street

To RSVP Email RSVP@PEMChicago.com or Text Your Name To 847-989-3743

Sebastian Grey 1801 Club

Sebastian Grey Clothiers is hosting an event at the illustrious Chivas 1801 Club on Friday, October 14th. I doubt this will be any different from the previous events that have taken place in that immaculate mansion, but who cares? It's impossible to go wrong with free scotch, cigars, and hors d'ouevres...unless you hate America! Freedom isn't free, but the valet parking is so get on the list and get ready to party!

Sebastian Grey 1801 Club
Friday, October 14 | 6 - 9:30 PM
My Bachelor Pad | 1424 W. Ohio

RSVP to events@zapwater.com
(250 person capacity. Guest list will close 24 hours prior to event)

Amstel Light Happy Hour

Myopenbar, Flavorpill, and Amstel Light are sponsoring a free happy hour with, you guessed it, Amstel Light! Head over to Subterranean for free booze and appetizers TONIGHT from 6 - 9 PM.  You can also jitterbug all night long to the sexy beats provided by DJ Olin.

Amstel Light Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 12 | 6 - 9 PM
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave

RSVP at http://flavorpill.com/thehookup/happyhour/chi/rsvp.html

The Mystery of Vision

Ubu Fine Art presents The Mystery of Vision on Thursday, October 27th. RSVP to attend the cocktail reception and meet Yang Yang, the artist behind the glorious artwork displayed above. How do you interpret this masterpiece? I'm fairly certain it's a buffalo horse being ridden by a man whose legs resemble baked chicken wings. Additionally there's a crow on his arm that's causing a bad allergic reaction. The message is pretty clear here folks. It's all about global warming. And chicken.

The Mystery of Vision
Thursday, October 27 | 5 - 9 PM
Geneva Seal
112 E. Oak St

RSVP to 866-922-6236

Monday, October 3, 2011

Picture This!

Do you have a design dilemma? I certainly do. The stripper pole in my living room is definitely a nice touch, but I'm afraid the gold polish doesn't match the rest of my d├ęcor (i.e. my platinum jacuzzi couch). Luckily I'll have a chance to seek professional help at Picture This, a wonderfully informative event presented by Chicago Home + Garden and the American Society of Interior Designers.

Bring pictures of your latest design dilemma and receive free, in-person advice from an ASID designer. This event takes place on Tuesday, October 11th at The Chopping Block in The Merchandise Mart. Cocktails and little things to nibble on will also be served.

PICTURE THIS presented by Chicago Home + Garden and ASID
Tuesday, October 11 | 6 - 8 PM
The Chopping Block | Merchandise Mart Plaza; Suite 107

RSVP at chicagohomemag.com/picturethis

John Allan's Presents...

John Allan's Chicago is hosting a little soiree to welcome "customer clothier" Nicholas Joseph and "tree artist" Bruce Burton to the the club. Guests at this event can expect a trunk show, art signing, signature cocktails, appetizers, and mini grooming services.

Maybe it's just me, but this event appears to be lacking the manliness factor. They might want to consider adding a mixed martial arts cage fight between two bikini clad models covered in chili. Or how about an assault rifle demonstration presented by bikini-clad models covered in chili? A simple chili cook-off with bikini-clad models would also suffice, as long as they all end up covered in chili at some point.

John Allan's Welcomes Nicholas Joseph and Bruce Burton
Thursday, October 6 | 6 - 9 PM
111 W. Jackson Blvd, Penthouse Suite

RSVP to JAchicago@JohnAllans.com

Fit Girl Studio Grand Opening

Ladies, are you in search of a sugar daddy, but worried that your muffin top is only attracting bums who still live with their parents? Well first of all, you should be ashamed of yourself because those "bums" may have fallen on hard times due to circumstances that were NOT under their control (e.g. avaricious baby mamas or Stripclub Addiction Disorder) and second, you go to hell!

Anyway, the Fit Girl Studio Grand Opening is taking place on Thursday, October 6. Perhaps some attendees may be inspired to lose weight so they can finally snag a wealthy older gentleman who can buy them authentic human hair weaves and afford upscale eateries like Corner Bakery and Wow Bao.

Fit Girl Studio Grand Opening
Thursday, October 6 | 6 - 8 PM
1642 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL

RSVP to rsvp@skirtpr.com or 773.661.0700