Monday, January 14, 2013

PARTY CRASHER: January 14-18, 2013

Nicole Jarecz's Party Girl

Not even snowflakes and dipping digits can keep party-loving Chicagoans from dashing outdoors to kick off their new (or simply re-scrambled) resolutions in style. Here is a collection of our favorite celebrations happening this week.

Monday, January 14, 2013

What: Mercer Estates Wine Tasting at Paris Club
Where: Paris Club, 59 West Hubbard Street
When: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$$$: Free
411: There is no need to be a sommelier for this unique experience as guests can tap into the expertise of winemaker Jessica Munnell of Mercer Estates who will be on hand to guide guests through tastings and answer any and all red, white and rosé-related questions. To complement the wines, light signature hors d’oeuvres will be served, courtesy of Paris Club’s executive chef Alex Ageneau.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What: Charity4LIFE Happy Hour
Where: Municipal Bar, 216 West Ohio
When: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$$$: $10 Donation online (ends at 4:00 p.m. on 1/15); $20 at the door. For more info or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: Hosted by Kevin Chmura, founder of Spencer Burnett, and Chicago author, Jillian Conley, this monthly charitable-cum-networking mixer is a people-watching paradise. Charity feels good too: 100% of event proceeds provide resources to rehabilitate street children worldwide.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What: A Lovely Logan Square Wedding Party
Where: Shop 1021, 2650 North Milwaukee Avenue
When: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$$$: Free. RSVP:
411: From the moment you say, “Yes!” to the kiss that seals “I DO!”, getting hitched is a non-stop ride of pure enjoyment. Prepare for your big day with trends and tips from Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event, gifts from Shop 1021, paper from Spilled Ink Press, sweets by Paper Moon Pastry, food from Provenance Food and Wine, flowers by Fleur, photography and music by Cage and Aquarium, linen and tabletop styles by BBJ Linen.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What: Fourth Annual Cheekiest Chicks of 2013
Where: PUBLIC Hotel, 1301 North State Parkway
When: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$$$: $20 online; $25 at the door. For more info or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: Cheeky chicks are some of the coolest girls on the block, and this year’s honorees feature ten of the most inspiring women in business and the community. Enjoy custom cocktails by Reyka and passed hors d'ouevres while shaking what your momma gave you to the sexy beats of DJ Megan Taylor.

Friday, January 18, 2013

What: After Dark in the Modern Wing
Where: The Art Institute of Chicago, 159 East Monroe Street (Modern Wing entrance)
When: 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
$$$: $25 adults; $20 members and students. For more info or to purchase tickets, click HERE. Space is limited. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar.
411: If you resolved to get more culture in 2013, then After Dark in the Art Institute’s Modern Wing will keep you on track. Go on a special tour to explore the innovative designs of Studio Gang Architects, then enjoy performances by theatrical ensemble Collaboraction.

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