Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The CISC 2 Year Anniversary Event

Chicago Interactive Social Club (CISC) is celebrating its Two Year Anniversary at EPIC Lounge on Thursday, April 19th. Prepare your self for free booze (probably), appetizers (hopefully), and profound discussions about the newest developments in tech like interactive anime porn apps for tablets. You'd be amazed at what you can do with a stylus these days.

CISC 2 Year Anniversary Event
Thursday, April 19th | 6 - 8 PM
EPIC Lounge
112 West Hubbard Street

Click HERE to RSVP

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Two of a Kind Couples Shopping event is going down on Thursday, March 29th at Mark Shale at the 900 North Michigan Shops. Check out the hottest new spring trends like boot cut cargo carpenter capries and floral print yoga gloves. This event includes complimentary Stella Artois, appetizers, his and her cocktails from Pour Souls Mixology and mini-treatments from Beauty on Call. 10% of all proceeds will go to DIFFA Chicago (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS).

Note: Since the guest list for this event is regulated by CS Magazine there's a good chance that your RSVP will be denied. CS invitations are apparently quite exclusive these days. Give it a shot and let me know when you fail if you get in.

Two of a Kind Couples Shopping
Thursday, March 29 | 6 - 8 PM
Mark Shale (900 North Michigan Shops; 4th Floor)
900 N. Michigan Ave

RSVP to rsvpchicago@modernluxury.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Michelle Cox Photography at John Allan's

John Allan's Chicago is hosting a happy hour event to showcase Michelle Cox Photography on Wednesday, March 28th. Cigar Dudes Cigars and Flip Flop Wines will also be featured at this metrosexual soiree. Judging from the photo above I'm guessing Michelle Cox likes to take pictures from the inside of abandoned buildings near Chernobyl. Or maybe that's a crackhouse on the west side? Either way it's quite riveting. Make sure you RSVP for this one.

Michelle Cox Photography at John Allan's Chicago
Wednesday, March 28 | 6 - 8 PM
John Allan's Chicago
111 W Jackson Blvd (Penthouse)

RSVP jachicago@johnallans.com

Timo Weiland at p.45


Meet Timo Weiland, the eponymous owner of the Timo Weiland brand, at p.45 in Bucktown on Friday, March 23rd. Timo has a knack for crafting elegant neck wear that perfectly complement scraggly beards and distant stares. This event will feature complimentary cocktails, cheek to cheek kisses, and fake guffaws from professional socialites.

Meet Timo Weiland
Thursday, March 23 | 6 PM
p.45
1643 North Damen Ave

RSVP to info@p45.com

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jeans and Jams Big Ten Fashion Show

As part of Bloomingdale's Denim Days models representing Big Ten schools will model the latest designer denim trends at Bloomingdale's on North Michigan on Thursday, March 15th. This shopping event will also include complimentary drinks, appetizers, and plenty of March Madness for your viewing pleasure! Ten percent of all purchases will benefit Chicago's public school children. Additionally the after party will take place at Bull & Bear. I'm not a big fan of that particular River North establishment due to the five-star douchery that it attracts, but it might be worth checking out.

Jeans and Jams Big Ten Fashion Show
Thursday, March 15 | 6 - 8 PM
Bloomingdale's
900 North Michigan

No RSVP required

SXSW Sub Pop Showcase

SXSW music festival is currently taking place in Austin right now, but if you’re not cool enough to mess with Texas, you’re probably going to miss it. Or will you?! Darkroom will be live streaming the Sub Pop SXSW Records Showcase on Friday, March 16th! The show will feature Niki & the Dove, Spoek Mathambo, THEESatisfaction and other bands whose names confuse the hell out of spell check. Additionally DJ Boy Wonder and Jon Huang will be on the turntables in house to keep the party going in between sets. Last, but not least, complimentary food will be provided by local food trucks (The Slide Ride, 5411 Empanadas and Cupcakes for Courage) along with an OPEN BAR!

Before you get too excited you should know that there is a small caveat. The flyer reads:
Admission is free and exclusive to MasterCard cardholders (credit, debit or reloadable prepaid) and PayPass-device holders (debit or credit card, key fob, sticker, or Google Wallet Nexus S 4G phone).
I could be mistaken, but it appears that you'll be required to present some type of MasterCard card or device to get into this event. Or perhaps you can get in without a MasterCard as long as you RSVP, but you'll only receive VIP treatment if you have a PayPass-enabled device or Google Wallet on your phone? Figure it out and let me know. I'm too lazy important to inquire further.

SXSW Sub Pop Showcase
Friday, March 16 | 9:30 PM – 1:30 AM
Darkroom
2210 W Chicago

Click here to RSVP (RSVP required for entry and is valid for you and one guest.)

Girls' Night Out

The Denim Lounge is hosting its third annual Girls’ Night Out event with mini sex seminars from G Boutique, a wine tasting from Lush Wines & Spirits, and the latest samples from Henry & Belle Denim on Thursday, March 15th. This event seems like a winner, assuming you don't have a penis. Dudes aren't allowed for some ridiculous reason. I guess the Civil Rights Movement was all for nothing!

Girls' Night Out
The Denim Lounge
Thursday, March 15 | 6 - 9 PM
2039 W. Roscoe St

RSVP to info@thedenimlounge.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Christian Louboutin's 20th Anniversary Collection

Get ready to celebrate Christian Louboutin's 20th Anniversary Collection at the Ladies’ Shoe Salon at Neiman Marcus on Thursday, March 15th. You can even sip gratis martinis while you shop! There's no need to pinch yourselves, ladies. This is actually not a wet dream.

Christian Louboutin's 20th Anniversary Collection
Thursday, March 15 | 5 - 7 PM
Neiman Marcus
737 N. Michigan Ave

RSVP by calling 312-642-5900, extension 4005

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Free Fries

Participating Burger King restaurants will offer FREE FRIES (no purchase necessary) served with Heinz St. Paddy's sauce (green ketchup) on Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th! Hopefully the St. Paddy's sauce doesn't have a minty flavor. Harold's Chicken should take a note from BK and offer up green mild sauce and cole slaw with its meals.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

100 Free Donuts

FRITZ Pastry is offering 100 FREE DONUTS (limit 1 per person) for its First Annual Spring Daylight Savings Time Donut Spectacular! If you have warrants for your arrest it may be wise to avoid this event because you know the po-lice are gonna show up. Don't think you won't get tasered for a Boston Cream donut.

FRITZ Pastry Daylight Savings Time Donut Spectacular El Awesome Extreme Times Infinity Plus One And Yo Mama Event
Sunday, March 11 | 8 AM - 2 PM
1408 W Diversey Parkway

Click HERE to RSVP

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CityBlue Web Launch Party

CityBlue is throwing a Web Launch Party on Friday, March 9th to celebrate the launch of its new website (shopcityblue.com). This party is sponsored by Michigan Avenue Magazine and includes a food and beverage reception! Let's recap:

Free Food? YES
Free Booze? YES
Scantily Clad Bartenders? YES!
Club Skanks and Douches Galore? YES!!!

City Blue Web Launch Party
Friday, March 9 | 9 - 11 PM
Underground
56 W Illinois St


GET THERE EARLY!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

FabFest 2012 Fitness Sampler

Bright Pink's 3rd Annual FabFest is coming up next month and Equinox Loop is hosting a Fitness Sampler on Wednesday, March 7th to get you pumped up! Guests will be able to preview some of the FabFest classes while enjoying refreshments and wine. Does that mean I get to Zumba while double-fisting glasses of Riesling?! FabFest, which surprisingly is not a marathon of Project Runway, takes place in April and it's a day full of workout classes followed by manicures and massages.

FabFest 2012 Fitness Sampler
Wednesday, March 7 | 7 - 9 PM
Equinox Loop
200 W. Monroe St

RSVP to jill@bebrightpink.org

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Guest

Haute Living is hosting a reception for the unveiling of the new porcelain collection, The Guest by Lladr√≥ Atelier, on Wednesday, March 14th. Judging by the images on the flyer "The Guest" is a creepy mouse/bunny/alien child figurine that would totally not look weird sitting in my foyer.  I hope this thing doesn't look like the creepy time travel rabbit in Donnie Darko. If it does I'll have to blow my rape whistle and haul ass out of that place. Some other artists will be displaying their select works blah blah blah...FREE Spanish tapas and wine!

The Guest by Lladró Atelier
Wednesday, March 14 | 6 - 8 PM
Haute Living (above the Haute Yoga studio next door to Haute Carl's FroYo)
222 W Kinzie Street

RSVP to 312.329.9000 or jeff@haute-living.com

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chicago's Modern Hispanic Gentlemen Series Kick Off

Ketel One Vodka is hosting a kick-off reception for the inaugural Chicago's Modern Hispanic Gentlemen Series on Tuesday, March 6th at Douches Deuce's and The Diamond Club! This event is hosted by Ketel One so you're definitely going to get your drink on (do people still say "get your [noun/verb] on?") The only unfortunate thing about this particular event is the name of the venue.

Chicago's Modern Hispanic Gentlemen Series Kick-Off
Deuce's and The Diamond Club (D&D)
Tuesday, March 6 | 6 - 9 PM
3505 N Clark St (About 2 blocks south of Wrigley Field)

RSVP @ modernhispanicgentlemen.com