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June 2016 Blog Posts (18)

Special International Joke Day Offer to Smash Hit Show BATSU!

In honor of International Joke Day on Friday, July 1st, BASTSU! the live, interactive Japanese game show, dubbed “Really Funny!” by The New York Times and now playing at Kamehachi,1531 North Wells Street, is offering 25% off tickets.

 

All people have to do is “Like” the BATSU! Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BATSULIVE, and post a joke on the page on July 1st using #BATSUJOKES. A…

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Added by HeronPR on June 23, 2016 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Summer Glow Skincare Event

With summer right around the corner, Massage Envy's 44 Chicagoland locations want to ensure that everyone is putting their best face forward Massage Envy is kicking off their Summer Glow Skincare Event starting July 5 and running through July 31. Guests who receive a Health Skin facial during the event dates will receive $10 off their facial session, a 2nd time $10 off facial invitation and a FREE Invisiblur Murad deluxe sample, the perfect product for those looking for…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016 with previews July 6-8. Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the Chicago Sun-Times raves to be “ideal for the sylvan backdrop of Oak Brook’s Peabody Estate grounds, [A Midsummer Night’s] Dream…

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Give your Dad a break this Father's Day Weekend and Treat him and the Family to a Fabulous Texas BBQ

Texas-born Lou Wise brings authentic Texas BBQ to Chicago with Lone Star BBQ Bar on Harlem Ave.



Dad deserves a break from the hot grill. Treat him and the family to a delicious lunch or dinner this Father's Day weekend at Lone Star BBQ Bar, 3350 N. Harlem, 773-887-4002. Lone Star BBQ Bar is Chicago's newest full-service BBQ restaurant and early reviews are as delicious as its food.…

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Added by Kurman Communications, Inc. on June 19, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Treat Dad to Firecakes Donuts this Father’s Day

Looking for something to sweeten Dad’s morning coffee this Father’s Day? Fuel the morning with Firecakes Donuts (2453 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657, (773) 666-5277 68 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 329-6500).  June 18 and 19 Firecakes will offer a special Father’s Day donut double stacked with Valhrona chocolate icing and peppered candied bacon ($15).…

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My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy

Comedian Brad Zimmerman Brings the Laughs to Chicago in My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy

 

A hilarious and inspiring story about the grit and passion required to 'make it' as an artist and the sweet rewards that come from never giving up on your dream.

 

Brad Zimmerman’s hit comedy My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is coming to Chicago for a four-week…

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Added by HeronPR on June 16, 2016 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Stage 773 Presents New Resident Ensemble - UNLIKELY COMPANY

Hilarious comedy group to present new show as Stage 773’s newest resident company.

 

 

After three years of sold out comedy shows and festival appearances, Stage 773 is excited to announce their newest resident ensemble Unlikely Company, who will entertain summer audiences with a new show, directed by Brian Posen. Joining the elite roster of resident companies in the Box Theater at Stage 773, 1225 W.…

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Added by HeronPR on June 13, 2016 at 4:38pm — No Comments

5th Annual Global Day of Discovery at Renaissance Downtown Chicago Hotel

In the spirit of inspiring unforgettable evenings around the world, Renaissance Downtown Chicago Hotel will be celebrating the 5th Annual Global Day of Discovery on Thursday, June 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with their “Discover Chicago from a New Perspective” event.

 

This public event will allow attendees to experience various art and music activation lounges throughout the hotel. Additionally, Chicago-based artist Emmy Star Brown (Speed artist),…

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Dovetail Brewery, producing inspired German and Belgian-style beers using traditional brewing methods, opens June 11 in Chicago’s Ravenswood Corridor

Chicago (June 7, 2016) – Filling an important niche within Chicago’s growing craft beer scene, Dovetail Brewery will officially open Saturday, June 11 in Chicago’s Ravenswood Corridor at 1800 W. Belle Plaine. This sizable 22,000 square foot facility, owned by certified master brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink, is producing a traditional German-style Lager, a Bavarian-style Hefeweizen and a Franconian-style Rauchbier.



Initially, the brewery is self-distributing its beer in kegs,…

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Added by Kurman Communications, Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

The 108th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Presented by Wintrust

More than 320 boats already registered for the annual race

 

More than 320 crews have already registered for the 108th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust, one of the world’s longest-running freshwater distance races. The 333-mile sprint from Chicago to Mackinac Island, MI kicks off on Saturday, July 23, 2016 with more than 3,000 sailors approaching the start line east of Navy Pier.

 

“There is a lot of…

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Added by HeronPR on June 10, 2016 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Lakefront Cruise for Chicago Residents with Special Needs

Good Shepherd Manor, Helping Hands Rehabilitation, Misericordia, St. Mary of Providence and Chicago Yacht Club. Sponsored by Wintrust

 

Chicago Yacht Club will host more than 150 guests with special needs from Good Shepherd Manor, Helping Hands Rehabilitation, Misericordia and St. Mary of Providence in a parade-style cruise of 20 boats on Chicago’s lakefront. The Chicago Fire Department will bring out its boat to shoot a fountain…

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Added by HeronPR on June 10, 2016 at 11:34am — No Comments

Amaze your Dad on Father’s Day with a delicious Mexican brunch or dinner at the acclaimed Ixcateco Grill

This Father’s Day, show your Dad how extraordinary he is by treating him to the amazing Mexican brunch at Ixcateco Grill in Chicago’s Albany Park (3402 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago; 773­-539­-5887). Named one of Chicago’s best new restaurants for 2016 by Chicago Magazine, Ixcateco Grill’s chef/owner Anselmo Ramirez has wowed many a guest with his deliciously authentic Central and Southeast Mexican fare, served in a casual, relaxing atmosphere.





Ixcateco Grill’s brunch is served…

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Added by Kurman Communications, Inc. on June 8, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments

Bella Bacinos in Downtown La Grange Hosts Wine Event Tuesday June 14 Featuring Winemaker James Cahill of Soter’s North Valley Vineyards

 

Bella Bacinos (36 S. La Grange Rd.; 708-420-9600) in Downtown La Grange continues its series of popular wine events with another special evening on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., featuring James Cahill, winemaker and partner at Soter North Valley Vineyards.

 

James Cahill has an extensive wine making history, including time as Director of Operations at Beaux Freres, Associate Winemaker and Vineyard manager at Elk Cove, and winemaker at Soter…

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Added by Kurman Communications, Inc. on June 8, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments

Osteria La Madia Hosts Vegetarian Chef’s Table Wednesday, June 15

Osteria La Madia’s Chef/Owner Jonathan Fox and Sous Chefs Matt Reidy and Trevin VanDyke are hosting a 5-course vegetarian dinner with wine pairings to showcase the best produce of summer at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. The dinner will have a special focus on produce from the Green City Farmer’s Market and explore the best offerings from local and regional farms.

 

The Chef’s Table is limited to only 16 guests. The 5-course prix-fixe dinner with wine pairings is $65 plus tax and…

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Added by Kurman Communications, Inc. on June 7, 2016 at 3:06pm — No Comments

STOP Foodborne Illness Wants You to Have a Food-Safe BBQ

Summer is here and that means it’s barbeque season. While out-door gatherings are one of the best parts of summer, the warmer temperatures can bring an increased risk of foodborne illness.  Bacteria in food multiply faster at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F. STOP Foodborne Illness, a national, nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to preventing illness and death from foodborne pathogens, wants you to be prepared to have a fun, food-safe summer.



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Added by Kurman Communications, Inc. on June 7, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

MAN OF LA MANCHA

The Marriott Theatre invites audiences to “dream the impossible dream” and “reach the unreachable star” in this fresh take on the poignant Broadway classic.

 

Deemed one of the greatest musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA rides into The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, previewing June 22, running through August 14 with a press opening on Wednesday, June 29 at 8…

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Added by HeronPR on June 6, 2016 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Texas-born restaurant veteran Lou Wise is passionate about his Texas roots in San Antonio, and his love of true Texas-Style industrial, greasy-newspaper pit barbeque. “The flavor, the ambiance, the w…

Texas-born restaurant veteran Lou Wise is passionate about his Texas roots in San Antonio, and his love of true Texas-Style industrial, greasy-newspaper pit barbeque. “The flavor, the ambiance, the way the meat was handled. It was like magic,” Wise recalls. Although Wise’s family moved to Chicago when he was young, he spent his summers with his relatives in San Antonio who owned restaurants. Alex w ribs low res 300 copyThat’s where he got his first restaurant experience and that’s how his…

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Added by Kurman Communications, Inc. on June 3, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

The Great Firecakes Giveaway

A National Donut Day Celebration Where Everyone* Wins





While every day is donut day at Firecakes Donuts, to celebrate the “official” National Donut Day this Friday, June 3, both stores, River North (68 W. Hubbard (312)-329-6500) and Lincoln Park (2453 N. Clark (773)-666-5277), will feature a giveaway where everyone wins.





With a minimum…

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Added by Kurman Communications, Inc. on June 2, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

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