December – Traffic Jam!

December 10, 2016 at Forteza Fitness and Martial Arts in Chicago.

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It’s a fanciful festive party in December at Traffic Jam! Come on out to our DJ’d Battle of the Big Band Leaders. We have four DJs that will be spinning the best of the best on the 10th, so pull out your fancy holiday attire and dance the night away with us!

9:00 – 11:00 – Battle of the Big Bands
11:00 – 12:00 – Classic Soul

$10 General / $5 Student Admisson

*Free parking on Ravenswood
*BYOB for 21+ (please read our policies here: http://trafficjamswing.com/policies/)

Address: 4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago
December - Traffic Jam!

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks

January 22, 2017 at United Center in Chicago.

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For the first time ever, Ela 55+ has been able to reserve 33 tickets to the Jan. 22 game of the Chicago Blackhawks against the Vancouver Canucks at 6:30pm. Becuase we were only able to reserve 33, tickets are first come, first serve!

Arrive at the Ela Township Community Center at 3:30pm for a late lunch and to pick up your lanyard.

Registration while space available or Decemeber 20.
$130 Members / $145 Guests (Those who made a deposit owe $80/$95)
Fee includes: LUNCH AT ELA COMMUNITY CENTER, TICKETS AND TRANSPORTATION (Not included: Suggested $2-3 tip per person for the motorcoach driver)

Address: 1901 W Madison St, Chicago
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks

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Paleo Potluck Part II

December 03, 2016 at Chicago Elite Fitness – Home of Bucktown Crossfit in Chicago.

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Congratulations 6 Week Challengers! You are completing the final week of the challenege and you’ve come so far! Time to celebrate your accomplishments with Paleo treats and meeting your fellow Bucktowners!

Come for the 10am class and stay for the celebration to follow! Bring a paleo friendly dish that you’ve loved over the past few weeks or a new Paleo creation you’ve been wanting to try. Share the wealth of delicious food all while getting to know your new and old CrossFit buddies!

We’ll also be taking your final 6 week measurements.

Address: 2271 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
Paleo Potluck Part II

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ART PARTY presents: A Craft Affair

December 09, 2016 at Lacuna Artist Lofts in Chicago.

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MUSIC, DRINKS, POP UP SHOPS & ART TOURS
Join us at Lacuna Artist Lofts for ART PARTY, our monthly second Friday art opening!
The November feature, A CRAFT AFFAIR, is a building-wide open house and juried holiday craft fair! Visit the Third Floor, featuring 20 individuals & businesses with a DIY attitude who are excited to showcase their original artwork, products, and services in a creative, pop-up style event.
Artwork from the Lacuna Collection will also be on view in the Cradle Gallery, along with drinks & live music from the INterior Project & Shame Shame Shame.
As always, enjoy a Self-guided tour, and help yourself to the 5 floors of curated public spaces, with new murals in and outside of the building.

Check out more information here, A CRAFT AFFAIR

Address: 2150 South Canalport Avenue, Chicago
ART PARTY presents: A Craft Affair

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Pre-NYE Live Salsa Friday at Dylan’s – Charangueo on stage!

December 30, 2016 at Dylans Tavern & Grill in Chicago.

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PRE-NEW YEARS EVE LIVE SALSA FRIDAY @ CLUB 118 (Dylan’s)
COMING FRIDAY DEC. 30TH 2016-Live on Stage:
Orquesta Charangueo Live on stage with Cuban music!

CASINO SALSA CLASSES BY Edson de Cuba FROM 9:30-10:30PM
$10 COVER CHARGE/$5 REDUCE PRICE ON GUEST LIST
RSVP for Reduce Price All Night for you and each of your Guest!
RSVP FOR THIS EVENT HERE – http://www.4fantasticevents.com/rsvp-here

VIDEOS & MUSIC BY:
DJ Prieto
DJ Luis Molina

Great party and Great drinks specials. $10 COVER CHARGE ALL NIGHT (ON LIVE BAND NIGHTS! 2 Dance floors and plenty of FREE Street Parking after 10pm. Doors open from 8pm until 2am!

CELEBRATE YOUR PARTY AT CLUB 118
PARTY PACKAGES INCLUDES:
· VIP TABLES FOR YOU & YOUR GUEST
· BOTTLE SPECIALS
· COMPLIMENTARY BIRTHDAY SHOTS
· COMP CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE
(WITH PURCHASE OF 2 BOTTLES)

BOTTLE SPECIALS:
$150 ABSOLUTE & EFFEN VODKA
$175 GREYGOOSE, STOLI & BELVIDERE VODKA
$200 CIROC, PATRON & HENNESY

DAILY DRINK & FOOD SPECIALS EVERY SATURDAY
$5 Modelos, Dos Equis
$5 Well Tequilla Shots
$6 Margaritas
$5 APPETIZERS
CHECK OUT THE NEW EVENING SPECIAL DINNERS!!!

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS TODAY!
Call CANDI to set up your Party with us today!
We have food & drink packages as well.
Phone 312.876.2008

CLUB 118 ( At Dylan’s)
118 S. CLINTON (ACROSS FROM PRESIDENTIAL TOWERS)
Chicago IL 60661
Website: http://dylanstavernandgrill.com/

Address: 118 S Clinton St, Chicago
Pre-NYE Live Salsa Friday at Dylan

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2016 Annual Meeting

December 06, 2016 at East Bank Club in Chicago.

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Current and perspective members are welcome to attend the Friends of Downtown’s 2016 Annual Meeting. It will take the form of a luncheon, with a presentation highlighting our past year and a discussion of good things to come in 2017.

Please register your attendance and pre-select your lunch entree by clicking “Yes” on this page. The meeting and luncheon are complimentary to current members, but registration and the selection of your lunch entree in advance is required.

All members and guests attending this event, please register your attendance and select your lunch entree by Dec. 1 on the event brite link here:

https://fod2016annualmeeting.eventbrite.com

You may also register a guest and invite your friends to join. It’s not too late to become a member! Membership information is available here:

http://www.friendsofdowntown.org/take-action.

FAQs

How do I see/select my lunch entree option?

First, click “Yes” on this page. On the next page, click “Yes” again, and select “1” under the ticket type (member/non-member). Go to “Checkout,” and complete all required information, including choosing from among the entrees listed. (Tip: All will be delicious!)

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The East Bank Club is located at the corner of Kingsbury St. and Kinzie St., a few blocks from the Merchandise Mart station (Brown/Purple).

Parking is available in the attached garage (entrance on Kingsbury), and parking tickets will be validated at the event, for a reduced rate.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

To double check your membership status or get answers to other questions, you may send an email to info@friendsofdowntown.org.

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We hope you can make it!
Friends of Downtown

Address: 500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago
2016 Annual Meeting

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Vibe Street [at] Schuba’s, 01/19

January 19, 2017 at Lincoln Hall + Schubas in Chicago.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Silver Wrapper Presents…

:: VIBE STREET ::
[ http://vibestreetmusic.com/ ]

with support from

:: EVANOFF ::
[ http://www.evanoffmusic.com/music ]

Schubas Tavern
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm
Ages: 18+
Tickets: $13.00 adv / $15.00 dos

For more information:
www.silverwrapper.com
www.facebook.com/silverwrapper
www.twitter.com/silver_wrapper

Vibe Street [at] Schuba

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One Love Jamdown – PRO Reggae Jam Session

December 20, 2016 at The Wild Hare in Chicago.

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Last month’s innagural jam was a huge success! We need more musicians and singers to come out for the next one. Spread the word! Horn players, bass, drums, keys, guitar, percussion, vocals – come get down. Last month’s session also proved to be highly entertaining from the audience perspective, so all are welcome to come listen, dance, and dine.

Address: 2610 N Halsted St, Chicago
One Love Jamdown - PRO Reggae Jam Session

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

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

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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 theauthordavid.com.

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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