Mid-month fêtes are our favorite. Here is a collection of our favorite cab-to-curb celebrations that will have you playing dress up all week long.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
What: Dose Pops!
Where: 435 East Illinois Street
Time: 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$$$: $8 advance or $10 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: Check out the coolest threads and tastiest bites in Chicago. Everything is made locally including the DOSE-only shamrock shakes from Homer's Gourmet Ice Cream. Yum.
What: Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party
Where: Radisson Blu, 221 North Columbus Drive
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$$$: $110 for couples; $65 for guests. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: Saying “I do” was easy, now comes the fun part. Wedding bliss is the theme of this celebrity-studded white carpet extravaganza, featuring advice on dresses to dream honeymoons from a host of experts including Darcy Miller (pictured above), Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Wedding. Getting hitched never looked so good.
Monday, March 11, 2013
What: Mauritson Wine Tasting at Paris Club
Where: 59 West Hubbard Street
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
411: Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, sommelier or just enjoy a good happy hour, head over to Paris Club for an elegant evening of Mauritson Vineyards wine tasting in the bar. To complement the tastings, light bites by Paris Club’s executive chef Alex Ageneau will be offered.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
What: CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman: Preparing for the Known & Unknown
Where: The Library, 190 South LaSalle Street
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$$$: $30 (includes open bar). For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: Join Greg Glassman, Founder and CEO of CrossFit, who discusses his experiences as a successful entrepreneur and how he became a nationally renowned fitness sensation. Fans include Fox Sports host and Dancing with the Stars alum Erin Andrews (pictured above), who shows off one of CrossFit's basic workouts: a Burpee!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
What: Mies Society 127th Birthday Dinner
Where: Illinois Institute of Technology, 3360 South State Street
Time: 5:30 p.m.
$$$: $50. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: What would you do if you were turning 127? The Mies Vander Roche society celebrates the architect's birthday with cocktails, refreshments, and a special appearance by Wiel Arets, the new dean of the IIT School of Architecture.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
What: Dating For Queer Nerds Pi Day Celebration
Where: Will’s Northwoods Inn, 3030 North Racine
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$$$: $30. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: If Valentine’s Day left you without a plus one, it’s time to reinvent the romantic wheel and find a new singles scene. Nerds at Heart, a local matchmaking service for hetero and homosexual singles, is the common denominator for bringing intellectually-inspired singles together to get their cerebral flirt on.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
What: Good Food Festival
Where: UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$$$: $15 - $75. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: From kimchi challenges to fermentation fetishes, attendees enjoy locally-sourced cuisine and artisan products from 100 exhibitors, as well as a plethora of cooking demos from Chicago top chefs including Rick Bayless, Carrie Nahabedian, and Paul Virant.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
What: CS Brides' Evening of Bridal Luxury
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 East Pearson
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$$$: $65 for Brides, $35 for guests. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
411: Elegance is in the air! Attendees enjoy a front row seat to Vera Wang’s 2013 Bridal Collection Runway Show, creative wedding design ideas by HMR Design Group, and get wooed by the latest conga line-inspired music, photography and video stylings from Fig Weddings.
Written by Sally Shorr