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Hello Monday! It’s time again for the Weekly Roundup – our favorite upcoming Chicago events. Click on individual links for full details. You can also view the full month’s events by clicking the calendar link at the top of our menu bar. Please make sure to check The Weekly Round-Up throughout the week for new additions as well as our calendar which is updated every night.

On-going events

Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2013 - Get ideas for your spring garden at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show! Enjoy all the beautiful plants from Saturday, March 9, 2913 – Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Navy Pier from 10am to 8pm daily. Take a look at beautiful flower arrangements, get terrific garden ideas, and even take lessons on gardening! Tickets and Details

Chicago Flower and Garden Show Lunch Cruises - Join Spirit Cruises’ Chicago Flower and Garden Show Lunch Cruises, starting March 9th, 2013 through March 17th, 2013. The Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue, & Seadog Cruises at Navy Pier is located just steps away from the Festival Hall, Spirit Cruises are the perfect compliment to any Flower & Garden Show visit. Tickets and Details

America’s Beauty Show - Whether you’re a beauty professional or just a beauty who loves looking beautiful, America’s Beauty Show (ABS) is for you. For 90 years ABS has been owned and produced by the members of Cosmetologists Chicago (CC)! The Expo will be held at McCormick Place West and will showcase the latest beauty trends and products with opportunities to talk to beauty professionals and see live demos. Get Details

Monday, March 4

Common Threads 10th Anniversary Chicago World Festival - Celebrate 2 important milestones with Common Threads! It’s their 10th Anniversary and their 7th year hosting the Chicago World Festival. Common Threads is bringing together internationally renowned chefs and their supporters for an unforgettable evening of the most satiable delicacies from around the world. Tickets and Details

Chicago Movieoke at the Whistler - Instead of singing well-known songs, participants get to act out scenes from famous movies. You still have your microphone and monitors scrolling scripts. Just keep in mind the scene will play on a projector behind the performers to really keep things lively and add to the excitement. More Details

Tuesday, March 5

Chef’s Table Pasteur - 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. On Tuesday guests will explore the cuisine of Vietnam at Pasteur, a lovely restaurant featuring the cuisine of the Nguyen family. Tickets and Details

Chicago Fire Season Kickoff Luncheon - Meet the team! kick off the Soccer season right with the Chicago Fire Season Kickoff Luncheon!  There will be a reception, lunch and silent auction featuring great prizes. Tickets and Details

Wednesday, March 6
Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2013 - Get ideas for your spring garden at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show! Enjoy all the beautiful plants. Take a look at beautiful flower arrangements, get terrific garden ideas, and even take lessons on gardening! Tickets and Details

Thursday, March 7

Lincoln Park Young Professionals Heat Up The Night - Prost the night away with Lincoln Park Young Professionals as they Heat Up the Night in Lincoln Park, of course! Enjoy a night of fun and celebration at Prost in Lincoln Park for a little pocket changes. Spend just $20 and enjoy an evening of cocktails, delicious food, and fun. Tickets and Details

Congrats on Your Success Comedy - If you’re in need of a good time and great laughs check out Congrats on Your Success Comedy Show, head to Uncharted Books for a spectacular comedy showcase. Laughs will fill the room and you’ll be glad you’ve come. This is a free event but donations are appreciated as it’ll go towards the performers. More Details

Friday, March 8

Umoja Student Development Corporation 16th Annual Spring Fling –  The Spring Fling brings business owners throughout Chicago together to celebrate Umoja’s accomplishmentsat the ravishing Galleria Marchetti. Proceeds from the event will support Umoja’s work in Chicago public high schools. Tickets includes food, drinks and entertainment. Come celebrate a great cause! Tickets and Details

Fine Art of Fashion Performance and Runway Show - Hosts Benjamin Cottrell and Ani Gogova invite you to an evening of performing arts and fashion. The event will be held at the 10th floor Performance Hall inside the historical Fine Arts Building, overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Models will be serenaded down the runway while Ani Gogova performs beautiful music by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff. This will be an evening of true elegance in a unique runway setting never seen before! Tickets and Details

Saturday, March 9

Little City’s Poker Tournament & Casino Night - Support Little City at the Seeing Hope Together Poker Tournament and Casino Night. Beginning at 6PM, the Hard Rock Hotel will be transformed into a casino for a night of poker tournaments and other casino games all to support children and adult’s with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities served by Little City. Tickets and Details

Celebrate Yourself Healthy - Celebrate Yourself Healthy at Germania Place. Chicago’s Favorite Mom and Healthy Lifestyle Expert Shea Vaughn and Akira’s Founder Jon Cotay bring you THE Chicago event of the spring. Live entertainment and healthy food will be available that will surprise you in just how tasty healthy can be so come hungry. There will also be a silent auction as well as a raffle. With so much to experience and so many incredible people in attendance. Tickets and Details

Between Friends Bubble Ball 2013 - Don’t miss the annual Between Friends gala, the Bubble Ball 2013. Between Friends is a nonprofit that focuses on eliminating domestic violence. The agency offers resources and prevention-based education to individuals and the community. Make plans to attend the Bubble Ball for a memorable night in celebrating the powerful journey of domestic violence survivors. Tickets and Details

America’s Beauty Show - Whether you’re a beauty professional or just a beauty who loves looking beautiful, America’s Beauty Show (ABS) is for you. For 90 years ABS has been owned and produced by the members of Cosmetologists Chicago (CC)! The Expo will be held at McCormick Place West and will showcase the latest beauty trends and products with opportunities to talk to beauty professionals and see live demos. Get Details

Sunday March 10

Columbia College Benefit Launch: Driving Fashion Forward - Support emerging designers at the Launch Driving Fashion Forward extravaganza. Students from Columbia College will compete in a design challenge as their creations take the runway. Event proceeds will be awarded to one lucky Columbia College student. Tickets and Details

America’s Beauty Show - Whether you’re a beauty professional or just a beauty who loves looking beautiful, America’s Beauty Show (ABS) is for you. For 90 years ABS has been owned and produced by the members of Cosmetologists Chicago (CC)! The Expo will be held at McCormick Place West and will showcase the latest beauty trends and products with opportunities to talk to beauty professionals and see live demos. Get Details