Thursday, July 26, 2012

Free Booze at Division Ale House

THIS JUST IN! Division Ale House in Wicker Park is celebrating its anniversary TONIGHT with two hours of complimentary Guinness AND vodka-lemonade! I'll give you a second to reassemble your skull fragments after having your mind blown...

A bluegrass band will also be there to perform songs that aren't appropriate for The Dougie, but I'll be damned if I don't do it anyway!

Division Ale House Anniversary party
Thursday, July 26 | 7 - 9 PM
1942 W. Division St

No RSVP required

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Guess Eyewear Shades of Summer

The Guess Eyewear Shades of Summer event is kicking off at 6 PM on Thursday, August 2nd. Free cocktails, desserts, and photobooth hijinks await all who attend. Fur coats and neon leopard print leotards are encouraged. It's the perfect outfit to complement your tacky giant sunglasses. 

Guess Eyewear's Shades of Summer
Thursday, August 2 | 6 - 8 PM
605 N. Michigan Ave

RSVP by by Wednesday, August 1

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Absolut Swedish House Party

Absolut is sponsoring a Swedish House Party at Proof TONIGHT! RSVP immediately if you want to attend. I assume this event entails free cocktails but I'm willing to bet it won't last until midnight. The line will probably be long and unnecessary, in typical Rush Street fashion. Get there early to get your drink on before they start charging $14 for a Screwdriver!

UPDATE: I was wrong about this one. Everyone will receive 3 drink tickets to try a variety of Absolut cocktails! That should be more than enough for most of you lushes!

Absolut Swedish House Party
Wednesday, July 11 | 10PM - 12AM
1045 N. Rush


Free Stuff

Wednesday, July 11
  • Participating 7-Eleven stores will offer a free 7.11-oz. Slurpee to customers from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.
  • The new Gino’s East Sports Bar in the South Loop at 521 S. Dearborn is celebrating its grand opening by giving away free slices of pizza from 11 AM until 1 PM.

Friday, July 13
  • Starbucks locations will offer a Tall Refresher in Very Berry Hibiscus or Cool Lime for free from 12:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time. This beverage is low in calories and made with real fruits and fruit juice.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Art of Design

Effen Vodka is hosting it's Art of Design event at Studio Paris (so hot right now!) this summer.  Hopefully this year's party isn't ridiculously overcrowded like the last one at The Hard Rock Hotel. The concept was great: sample different cocktails created by weirdo mixologists and vote on the best one. Unfortunately sampling drinks from each station proved to be a daunting task since the ballroom was packed like the Red Line during the Crosstown Classic. RSVP quickly and make sure you arrive early. This event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18th. Make sure you're in line no later than 3:00 a.m. to get a good spot in line. It's totally worth the sleep deprivation.

Effen Vodka presents The Art of Design
Wednesday, July 18 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio Paris
59 West Hubbard Street

Click HERE to RSVP

Bucketfeet Pop Up Launch

Bucketfeet is teaming up with menswear boutique--Apartment Number 9--to launch a month-long pop up display. Stop by the store on Saturday, July 14 to celebrate the launch of the casual shoe pop up, and enjoy free PBR, appetizers and a $15 discount on all Bucketfeet shoes! I have to be honest. These kicks aren't my style. I'm an OG. I only wear the classiest Vibram FiveFingers dress shoes on my casual days.

Bucketfeet Pop Up Launch
Saturday, July 14 | 12 PM - 5 PM
Apartment Number 9
1804 North Damen Ave

No RSVP. Just walk through the door and yell "What?!"

Lomography Chicago Grand Opening

Disclaimer: The following text is not an excerpt from a Dr. Seuss book, despite its ridiculousness.

Check out the Grand Opening of the Lomography Gallery Store Chicago on Thursday, July 19th! Free pizza, booze, and live music will be in store for all you anxious lomographers out there. Be sure to check out the lomographs on the Lomowall taken by Chicagoans with their own Lomo cameras. It's a lomographic display unlike any other!

Do you have any idea what the hell I'm talking about? What exactly is Lomography, you ask? Well, it's simple really. Lomography is the essence of life! It's also an old Russian-made camera with built in Instagram filters rediscovered by modern day hipsters.

Lomography Store and Gallery
Thursday, July 19 | 6 PM
1422 N. Milwaukee

Doesn't look like you have to RSVP for this one.