Massages at Daley Library

December 07, 2016 at Richard J. Daley Library, UIC in Chicago.


Stressed about Finals? Or need to celebrate that you’re FINALLY done with finals? Treat yourself.

Come to room 1-470 in Daley Library for a 10 minute chair massage with UIC massage therapists. Sign up is first come first serve at the top of 2 o’clock hour.
**UIC Students only please.**

Address: 801 S Morgan St, Chicago
Massages at Daley Library

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8th Annual Winter INDIE WED Wedding Show & Market in Chicago

January 28, 2017 at Ravenswood Event Center in Chicago.


Our 8th Annual Winter Indie Wed show will be take place on

Saturday, January 28, 2017
from 10am to 4pm
at the Ravenswood Event Center
entrance at 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave

plenty of free parking available along Ravenswood Ave.
or 1/2 block north of Irving Park brown line

Indie Wed will feature:

*100+ amazing vendors from the Midwest and beyond

*three full floors of vendors

*food tastings

*musical performances

*wandering models featuring spectacular bridal fashions

*reusable canvas tote bags for the first 50 bride or grooms-to-be in line
(1 per household)

*a special themed wedding lounge sponsored by Aisle Society
with sweets, food & drinks, live music, additional vendors

*and much more

Please note that online ticket sales end at noon on Friday, January 27, 2017

Tickets are priced as follows:

Online (through Fri. Feb. 5th at noon**) = $15 per single / $25 per 2-pack
At The Door = $20 per person CASH ONLY

{prices above do not include a small processing fee – shown prior to checkout}

** note that online ticket sales end 1 day before the event so that we have time to print out all our attendance lists and prepare for the following morning.

Indie Wed is THE alternative to the traditional bridal expo. For those in the midst of wedding planning, Indie Wed offers a one stop shop for all the best wedding artisans and professionals from the Midwest & beyond.

So what exactly does “Indie Wed” mean? Not only is our focus on promoting and supporting small, independent (indie) businesses, but also couples with an independent spirit. For some that may mean a full-blown unconventional fete while others may simply want to incorporate handmade items from local artisans. Indie Wed is wedding planning… redefined.

Indie Wed is not just a show but also a market where many of the artists will be selling their wares on the spot.

Address: 4043 Ravenswood Ave, Chicago
8th Annual Winter INDIE WED Wedding Show & Market in Chicago

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The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t

December 15, 2016 at Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago.


Families and school groups can celebrate the Christmas season with a production written by children, “The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t”, performed by Child’s Play Touring Theatre.

Child’s Play is a Chicago-based professional theatre for young audiences that performs original works adapted from stories and poems written by children.

“The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t” is a delightful presentation for all ages and a behind-the-scenes peek at the hustle and bustle and near disasters of the Christmas season. Catch these close-call Christmas catastrophes in three short plays that feature live music and audience participation. The plays include “Dinky the Dancing Reindeer”, “How Santa Got Well” and “Santa and the Witch”.

“The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t” features two performances on Thursday, December 15 at 10am and Noon in the IAHC Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults and $200 for school groups up to 100 children. To purchase tickets, visit or call 773-282-735, ext. 10.

Address: 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago
The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t

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Live Music Saturday 12/3 – The Three Beards

December 03, 2016 at Uptown Lounge- Chicago in Chicago.


Saturday, December 3rd (9:30pm-12:30am) at Uptown Lounge- Chicago

One of our very favorites are taking the stage again…The Three Beards – They will be taking crowd requests and also playing a good selection of old favorites and new songs including ‘I Want You Back’, ‘Pride & Joy’, What I Got’, ‘Wild Horses’, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Hotel California’ and many more!

Q101 Chicago‘s Alternative Fitz & The Tantrums show next door at Official Aragon Ballroom

21+ with VALID ID // $5 Cover // Open ’til 5am

Address: 1136 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago
Live Music Saturday 12/3 - The Three Beards

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Movie Night: A Very Brady Christmas

November 30, 2016 at The General Logan Square in Chicago.


The General salutes Florence Henderson during our Wednesday Movie Night. This Wednesday at 7pm, we’re showing “A Very Brady Christmas” starring all the Brady kids (minus Cindy). The movie starts at 7pm with an encore at 8:30pm. Cocktail specials all evening and Carol Brady sings “O Come All Ye Faithful”…what more could you want?

Address: 2528 N California Ave, Chicago
Movie Night: A Very Brady Christmas

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Lessons & Carols

December 15, 2016 at Park Community Church in Chicago.


Join us for our annual evening of Lessons & Carols!

Invite your friends & neighbors to experience this modern take on the classic tradition, celebrating the wonder and hope of the full gospel story – creation, fall, redemption, and restoration – told through art and music.

Thursday, December 15
Friday, December 16

The 90 minute gathering begins at 7 PM each night at our Near North location (1001 N Crosby).
Hot chocolate & desserts will be served afterwards!
Childcare will be provided.

Reserve your seats & childcare today at

Visit to find more information on #AdventAtPark

Address: 1001 N Crosby St, Chicago
Lessons & Carols

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David Mitchell – “We Hold These Truths” – Dave Baron

January 14, 2017 at 57th Street Books in Chicago.


David Mitchell discusses “We Hold These Truths” with Dave Baron, author of “Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community in the Indiana Dunes.” The authors will address the intertwining issues explored by their books.

At 57th Street Books

About “We Hold These Truths” – In politics, as in life and love, victory and defeat aren’t always easy to differentiate.
In his timely debut novel, David S. Mitchell grants the reader unprecedented access to the provocative world of code-switching African-American Ivy Leaguers and the dark underbelly of Southern race politics as seen through the eyes of Al Carpenter. Al, an erudite and incorrigible law student, struggles to square the hopeful outcome of President Obama’s 2008 election with the prospect that many Americans don’t actually want the change they clamored for.

When he arrives in North Carolina to assume a senior position with a cash-strapped US Senate campaign, Al faces swift and unexpected resistance to African-American attorney Ron Johnson’s candidacy. By navigating the thorny maze of Tar Heel State politics and grappling with personal growing pains, Al finally learns to play the game. But can he change the game, or will the game change him?

About David S. Mitchell David S. Mitchell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Yale College and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. He lives in the District of Columbia, his birthplace, and comments extensively on the intersection of politics, race, and popular culture. To learn more, and to join the conversation, visit

About “Pembroke” – With a population of about two thousand, Pembroke Township, one of the largest rural, black communities north of the Mason-Dixon Line, sits in an isolated corner of Kankakee County, Illinois, sixty-five miles south of Chicago. It is also one of the poorest places in the nation. Many black farmers from the South came to this area during the Great Migration; finding Chicago to be overcrowded and inhospitable, they were able to buy land in the township at low prices. The poor soil made it nearly impossible to establish profitable farms, however, and economic prosperity has eluded the region ever since. “Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes” chronicles the history of this inimitable township and shows the author’s personal transformation through his experiences with Pembroke and its people. A native of nearby Kankakee, author Dave Baron first traveled to Pembroke on a church service trip at age fifteen and saw real poverty firsthand, but he also discovered a community possessing grace and purpose.

Baron begins each chapter with a personal narrative from his initial trip to Pembroke. He covers the early history of the area, explaining how the unique black oak savanna ecosystem was created and describing early residents, including Potawatomi tribes and white fur traders. He introduces readers to Pap and Mary Tetter, Pembroke’s first black residents, who—according to local lore—assisted fugitives on the Underground Railroad; details the town’s wild years, when taverns offered liquor, drugs, and prostitution; discusses the many churches of Pembroke and the nearby high school where, in spite of sometimes strained relations, Pembroke’s black students have learned alongside white students of a neighboring community since well before Brown v. Board of Education; outlines efforts by conservation groups to preserve Pembroke’s rare black oak savannas; and analyzes obstacles to and failed attempts at economic development in Pembroke, as well as recent efforts, including organic farms and a sustainable living movement, which may yet bring some prosperity.

Based on research, interviews with residents, and the author’s own experiences during many return trips to Pembroke, this book—part social, cultural, legal, environmental, and political history and part memoir—profiles a number of the colorful, longtime residents and considers what has enabled Pembroke to survive despite a lack of economic opportunities. Although Pembroke has a reputation for violence and vice, Baron reveals a township with a rich and varied history and a vibrant culture.

About Dave Baron – Dave Baron is the author of the recently-published “Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes.” He is a constitutional litigator for the City of Chicago and graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School. Dave is also the chair of the Old St. Patrick’s Church Board of Advisors and lives in Chicago‘s Logan Square neighborhood.

Address: 1301 E 57th St, Chicago
David Mitchell - "We Hold These Truths" - Dave Baron

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Chef’s Table: Jerry’s Lincoln Square

December 13, 2016 at Jerry’s – Lincoln Square in Chicago.


Chef’s Table Events bring foodies together in an exclusive, intimate setting. Each restaurant we visit takes care to show off its best, and each experience is exquisite, unique and is an ideal way to explore Chicagoland’s culinary scene without spending a fortune.

At this Chef’s Table we’ll indulge in the mightiest of mashups – the sandwich! It may have been invented by an Earl, but Jerry’s is King when it comes to stacking delicious flavors in between slices of bread. You’ll feel like royalty as you sup on their creative expressions of handheld splendor, paired with a bounty of beers and beverages fit to quench any thirst.

Guests at this exclusive dinner will enjoy:

Upon Arrival:

Butternut Squash Soup and Cheese Puff


Hummus Plate
with fried & regular pita slices, olive pepper relish, roast green chile, sliced cucumber & radish, feta spread

Beer Cheese
with pretzels and fried pita

Mini Sandwiches:
(Paired with craft beer)

Warm Crab Dip
with fried pita and house chips

Sandra O
Fried chicken, Korean BBQ sauce, sliced cucumber, cider slaw, cheddar, citrus may, Sriracha hot sauce, pretzel bun

Ken K
House-hickory smoked salmon, avocado, arugula, fresh mozzarella, lettuce, barbecue sauce, challah

Grilled steak, avocado, cilantro, cheddar, lettuce, chipotle chutney, Cholula hot sauce, baguette

Larry D
Cashew butter, Granny Smith apple, confit onion, basil, cheddar, lettuce, chipotle chutney, multigrain


Mac & Cheese
Cider Slaw with Kale

paired with Hot Cider and Bourbon

Cookies & Bars

Tickets to this exclusive, inclusive event are only $35 and food, drinks, tax and gratuity are included. Additional gratuity optional. Seats are extremely limited, so RSVP today!

No paper ticket required! Once payment is received we’ll have your name on the list. Sorry – no refunds or credits if you can’t make it, but you can give your spot to a friend.

Address: 4739 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

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Cut Through the HR and Compliance Clutter

December 07, 2016 at Serendipity Labs Chicago in Chicago.


Join Serendipity Labs and Insperity Wednesday December 7 to learn the benefits of a professional employer organization that will allow you to keep the focus on growing your business.

· What is a PEO?
· 5 Common PEO Myths Debunked
· 6 Ways a PEO Can Help You Manage Your Employee-Related To-Dos
· 7 Must-ask Questions When Shopping for a PEO

Address: 1 S Wacker Dr Ste 200, Chicago
Cut Through the HR and Compliance Clutter

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Tig Notaro Comedy

December 17, 2016 at Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago.


American standup comic, writer, radio contributor and actress Tig Notaro is taking her observational style of comedy on the road this winter, making a stop in Chicago at Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday, December 17. Reserved seats for the 8:00 pm show are on sale now at Harris Theater box office, or by phone at 312-334-7777.

Address: 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago
Tig Notaro Comedy

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