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XEX Hair Gallery

Looking Good, Doing Good with XEX Hair Gallery [SPONSORED]

The LoopThe job of a hair salon is to make you look good. You can get your locks shorn, shaped, and shined. You can get them colored or remove color; add curls or straighten those strands; get an updo or...

Strength Community Helps One of its Own

Lincoln ParkIf you were faced with a financial hardship, chances are you only have your family to rely on. What if that burden was just too much to handle? This was the case for Mike Vitale. His father is a...
Chef Tony Montuano, Owner/Partner at Spiaggia Restaurant

Tartufi & Truffles - Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner at Spiaggia

DowntownMy new bestest friends ever: “Top Chef Masters” Chef/Partner at Spiaggia, Tony Mantuano, AND Spiaggia Executive Chef/”Top Chef Texas” runner-up Sarah Grueneberg, will be hosting a fantastical...

[OPINION] Do Good, Whenever & Wherever You Can

I'm downtown and waiting for my friend to get off work, so I stopped into a bar in the Pedway to get a few things done. I'd been running around all morning and wasn't really aware of what had...

2012 One of a Kind Show and Sale

River NorthOne of a Kind Show and Sale is taking up an entire floor of Merchandise Mart from December 6 through December 9.  More than 600 artisans from all over North America are selling their hand-made goods...

Mo Fo Head to Toe

LakeviewMo Fo Head to Toe, a fundraiser for Movember, the Prostate Cancer Center, and Livestrong, takes place on December 1 from 8pm to 10pm at Studio Within Salon and Spa. Studio Within Salon and Spa looks...

Share Recipes and Give to a Worthy Cause on Cookmore.com

It’s the season of thanks and giving.  In that spirit, cookmore.com will donate $1 to Heroes at Home for every recipe uploaded to the recipe sharing/social networking site. Heroes at Home’s goal is...

Celebrate & Support Kitties at Nacional 27

ChicagoJoin Animal Planet's Jackson Galaxy of the TV Show, My Cat from Hell. He's the perfect guest for the fancy event for our more peticular pets, the pussy cats! This is the 2nd annual fundraiser which...

Darqness Descends on Chicago

Chicago“Prepare yourself for a sinister evening of mischief and mayhem… as the DarQness descends.” This one night party has been touted of Fiendish Fun and a Sinfully Sexy Evening of Diabolical Debauchery!...

One Scarf Can Do So Much

ChicagoLook what one scarf can do at this Project Runway inspired Fashion Challenge: local artists will make designs from Maisha Collective scarves for a special fundraiser for Heshima Kenya on October 24th...

Sports Radio 25th Anniversary Benefit

The LoopSports Radio 25th Anniversary Celebration An Uncensored Evening of Celebrity Entertainment! Join ESPN Sports Commentator Michael Wilbon, Master of Ceremonies and host WSCR The SCORE’s Dan McNeil, and...

Comedy for a Cause at Laugh Factory Chicago

ChicagoKrymson Komedy brings you a late night comedy collection of funny men and women (just added: Marilee Monroe!) onstage for one night only at Chicago's Laugh Factory. Featuring Aaron Foster, Jay Deep,...

Kids Are Foodies, Too: Corks & Crayons Event Benefits Purple Asparagus

Logan SquareChildren are not and should not be stuck with chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, and other "yellow food", as a friend of mine calls the standard fare on kids' menus. Purple Asparagus proves that every...

Cheap Eats: $5 Lunch Specials at Bin 36

River NorthEvery week Bin 36 offers an item for lunch for just five dollars. This measly little price includes a big entree (see Wood Grilled Burger, above), a cookie, and a bottle of water. Which leaves you...

Rubber Ducky, You're The One (of 30,000)

Rubber duckies aren't just for bathtubs. 30,000 will be racing in the Chicago River on August 9. The spectacle is a fundraiser for Special Olympics. You adopt a duck for $5 or get a Quack Pack (six...

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