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Lollapalooza 2015 – Lollapalooza Lineup is Out

Lollapalooza 2015 hits Grant Park July 31-August 2 for everyone's favorite 3-day music festival.

10th Annual Chicago Cubs Race To Wrigley 2015

The Chicago Cubs host the 10th Annual Race to Wrigley Charity Run.

Wish Ball 2015

Join celebrity guest host Jay Leno in making wishes come true for many deserving kids.
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Philanthropy Events

Concordia Place GO Gala 2015

Help prepare young children for a life of learning.

3rd Annual Chefs Playground 2015

Enjoy delicious food created my celebrity chefs at the 3rd Annual Chefs Playground.

Chef Neighbor Friend: A Benefit for the Cantu Children’s Trust

Bread & Wine hosts a benefit & silent auction for the Cantu Children's Trust*

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Free Events

Dreaming by Design Preview Party

Ten of Chicago’s top Designers create remarkable bedroom vignettes for display.

Nadeau Chicago Design Drinks Decor

Chicago’s finest designers to share on the spot styling tips & recommendations.

Lottie’s 81st Anniversary Party

Get 81 cent beers, $8.10 homemade pizzas, great drinks specials, and more!

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Food and Alcohol Events

Level 257 Wine Down Dinner – Sip Life Up

Acclaimed Winemaker, Jonathan Nagy guides guests through each course & wine pairing.

The June 1 Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano & Joe Mantegna

Have a great time with Elysabeth Alfano & Joe Mantegna at City Winery.

#Foodiechats 4 Year Celebration

Eat, tweet, instagram and meet with Chicago foodies to celebrate 4 years of #Foodiechats.

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Fashion and Beauty Events

Hello Gorgeous The Makeup Date at Bloomingdales

Enjoy all things beauty and fashion at this combined show & makeup session.

Welcome Summer Festival Season this Memorial Day Weekend at the Randolph Street Market Garden Party

Shop the country’s largest and liveliest urban antiques indoor/outdoor market.

WCBC Presents #Block37Beauty

Enjoy a night of shopping & mingling with some fantastic giveaways picked by local bloggers!

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Level 257 Host Pac-Man’s 35th Birthday Party

Celebrate Pac-Man, the legendary video game in 1980's style at Level 257.

2015 NFL Draft Chicago: Draft Town Presented by Oikos Triple Zero

Draft Town - live music, food, free player autographs, interactive games, photo opps, etc.

Cinco de Mayo Chicago Cinco Division

Cinco Division, will take place at six of Chicago’s favorite fiesta locales.

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