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Giveaway – Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding
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60 E. Ontario, Chicago
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On orders from Control, top agents have confirmed that legendary Milwaukee destination (and famous spy refuge), The SafeHouse, has officially opened a covert location in the Windy City. SafeHouse Chicago maintains the establishment’s treasured 50 year legacy while adding upgraded experiences to the new location, including new technology and a modern design by Chicago’s own award-winning firms, The Gettys Group and Epstein Global. SafeHouse Chicago is open Sunday-Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. For more information on The SafeHouse, visit www.SafeHouseChicago.com or call (312) 3131-007.
200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago
In recognition of April being National Domestic Awareness Month, Columbus Tap, located inside Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, will be supporting their official philanthropic partner, SOS Children’s Villages, Illinois. For the entire month of April, $1 from every doughnut purchased at Columbus Tap will go to SOS. For more information, visit www.columbustap.com/events or call 312-444-9494.
2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook
Known for its Spanish cuisine and endless selection of small plates and main courses for sharing, El Tapeo will offer a special blend of buffet items and à-la-carte presentations for Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16. From delicious menu offerings and specialty brunch cocktails, to unique live entertainment and activities for children to enjoy, El Tapeo’s Easter Brunch is the perfect option for families. The Easter Brunch menu will be offered from 10:00am – 2:00pm for $49.95 per adult, $24.95 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.
El Tapeo also recently launched their newly designed happy hour taking place every Monday through Friday from 4pm -6pm, with small bites and drink deals ranging from $3-$8. For reservations or additional information, please call 630.828.2044 or visit www.eltapeorestaurant.com.
340 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago
April 9 – April 15
In honor of National Cheese Fondue Day (Tuesday, April 11), Chicago’s 52 year-old legendary fondue restaurant, Geja’s Café, will kick off the 2017 festivities on Sunday, April 9 with a cheese fondue cooking class from 1-3pm. The event will cost $65 per person, and attendees will learn the secrets of making Geja’s famous Swiss gruyere cheese fondue along with the Belgium chocolate fondue and enjoy wine selected by Geja’s wine professionals. Through Saturday, April 15, guests who mention National Cheese Fondue Week will receive $5 off each premier dinner. For more information or to book a reservation, call (773) 281-9101 or visit www.gejascafe.com.
One West Wacker Drive
Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar, Chicago’s most popular and buzzed about rooftop destination, located on the third floor at One West Wacker Drive in Chicago, will be hosting the “Hop Into Spring” fundraising event for the Children’s Miracle Network on Thursday, April 20 from 5pm-7pm. Tickets will include light hors d’oeuvres, draft beer, wine, and Spring signature cocktails. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Raffle prizes will also be available. Tickets are $25 on Eventbrite and $30 at the door. For more information, visit www.raisedbarchicago.com or call 312-795-3444.
AIRE Rooftop Bar
100 W. Monroe St., Chicago
AIRE Rooftop Bar, 100 W. Monroe, one of the hottest rooftop spaces in downtown Chicago, is gearing up for rooftop season in the city and wants to invite you #UpintheAIRE this year. The spacious rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan is the perfect spot to host your next event. With a lenghty list of craft cocktails, wines, and local beers, AIRE is the place to be. To book your event of 8 or more people, call 312-754-6531.
The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place, Nashville
Centrally located in the heart of Music City, The Westin Nashville announced the hotel’s first-ever Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16,2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in tandem with the launch of their exclusive “Egg-cellent Easter” Package. The brunch, hosted in Decker & Dyer, focuses on seasonality and is inspired by the city’s southern charm and noteworthy culinary scene. A wide array of dishes, including fresh smoothies, an omelet station, and hot chicken and waffles, will be available. Brunch prices are $45 for adults and $21 for children 12 and under. For more information visit The Westin Nashville website.
Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District
32 W. Randolph St
Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District, is set to open soon above the historic Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre. Located on the upper 22 floors of this historic building, the hotel will feature 199 guest rooms, and is centrally located near numerous companies, Chicago theaters, high end restaurants and retail outlets including Block Thirty Seven. For more information, visit their website
City Lights Rooftop & Craft City Social Club
555 S. McDowell Street
City Lights Rooftop, with sweeping 360-degree views of Uptown from the 19th floor of Le Meridien Charlotte, and Craft City Social Club, with exclusive cabana rentals poolside on the ground floor of Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, offer guests and locals alike unmatched outdoor dining options in the Queen City. Guests can enjoy trend-setting menu items created by Executive Chef Oscar LaFuente and mouthwatering Barrel Aged Cocktails and Sparkle & Pop.
The Westin Jackson
407 South Congress Street
The Westin Jackson, opening late summer 2017 in the heart of Downtown Jackson, MS, has announced the fresh concept behind it’s Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro which will introduce a savory menu featuring modern American fare fused with European influences to the city’s dining scene. A café bar by day, Estelle will transform into an upbeat hotspot at night, inviting guests to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere in the wine bar and lounge, or a summer evening out on the spacious patio. Estelle’s eclectic beverage program will complement the food selections featuring the most sought-after craft spirits, vermouths and specialty hand-crafted cocktails. For more information, visit their website.
Paper Source, a Chicago-based premier paperie and gift retailer, is the perfect place to get thoughtful and fun Mother’s Day gifts this year. From personalized stationery, unique greeting cards and custom gifts, there is something that every mom will love. Head to one of their 121 stores in the U.S. or visit their website at PaperSource.com which offers nation-wide shipping. To view this year’s Mother’s Day gifts, click HERE
Blown Away Blow Dry & Beauty Bar
2167 North Clybourn Ave
Nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park, Laura Alderson has recently launched Blown Away Blow Dry & Beauty Bar, and on Tax Day, Tuesday, April 18, Blown Away will be offering 15% off blowouts when guests mention “TAX DAY SPECIAL”. For more information visit www.blownawatstyles.com or call 773-697-8528.
Massage Envy is growing, and fast! Chicagoland Massage Envy’s are looking to immediately hire 250 new licensed massage therapists. Ensure happiness and health with a variety of massage, spa, and facial treatments by calling 866-922-ENVY or visiting their site.
American Writers Museum
180 North Michigan Avenue
The United States’ rich cultural landscape will expand early next year when the American Writers Museum (AWM) opens its doors on May 16, 2017. The American Writers Museum is the first and only museum of its kind in the nation and will engage the public in celebrating American writers, and exploring their influence on our history, identity, culture, and daily lives. The museum’s themed galleries, interactive exhibits, educational programs and special events will change regularly to continually surprise and engage visitors of all ages. For more information, including renderings, floorplans, and details about planned exhibits, visit www.americanwritersmuseum.org.
Chicago’s top lifestyle destination, NEWCITY, 1457 N. Halsted, is hosting an Easter celebration fit for the entire family. On Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., dozens of Easter treasures will be hidden throughout the plaza at NEWCITY’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Families can continue the fun with a special Brunch with the Bunny at Earl’s Kitchen + Bar featuring delicious brunch fare from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Marriott Theatre Presents:
Set against the lavish backdrop of a 1930’s Hungarian perfume shop, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy gem, SHE LOVES ME, continues The Marriott Theatre’s 2017 Season, running April 26 through June 18, 2017. Based on Miklos Laszlo’s play, Parfumerie, which then became the inspiration for the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan box office hit, You’ve Got Mail, SHE LOVES ME features a soaring score by Tony Award-winning composers Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret). With musical direction by Matt Deitchman, Marriott Theatre Lead Artistic Director and Jeff Award-winner Aaron Thielen directs and choreographs this euphoric comedy.
To reserve tickets, please call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847-634-0200 or go to MarriottTheatre.com today!
One of the most legendary musical organizations in the nation, The Apollo Chorus, will conclude its 145th season of masterful musical composition with its highly anticipated Spring Concert: American Masters, featuring the work of musical composer and multiple Emmy Award winner, Jeff Beal. The season finale performances will be Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E Chestnut St., Chicago, and Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Rd., Evanston. Tickets to the Spring Concert: American Masters are $15-$30 when purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information visit www.apollochorus.org.
Stage 773 Presents:
Cupid Has a Heart On!
The longest running musical comedy show in Chicago, Cupid Has a Heart On, presented by The Cupid Players, runs every Saturday at 8p.m. at Stage 773. Hailed as a “must-see” by TimeOut Chicago and “full of wit and zest” by the Chicago Tribune, this show combines sharp writing and catchy songs with a witty take on relationships, love and life. Tickets are regularly $22.50, but those who use the special code “BTD” will get tickets for just $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stage773.com/cupid.
First Folio Theatre
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83
Experience the true story of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, one of the historic female astronomers at Harvard’s observatory in the early 20th century, as it comes to life in First Folio’s SILENT SKY, running now through April 30th, 2017 at the First Folio Theatre. This historic adaptation is written by 2016 Lanford Wilson Award winner Lauren Gunderson, who has produced many other critically-acclaimed theater performances, including Ada and the Memory Engine, which premiered at Berkley’s CentralWorks Theatre and The Revolutionists, a humorous adaptation of the historical events that took place during the French Revolution. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.firstfolio.org or call the box office at 630-986-8067.
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding:
Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding is back and it’s a blast… A retro show, the satire is fueled with nostalgia…the actors are warm, fun crew that deliver to the paying customers one soul at a time…directed at lightning speed by Paul Stroili…everyone was having fun…go in a group!” – Chicago Tribune
“A totally immersive triumph…a well orchestrated travesty of a raucous reception, a convulsive pressure cooker of escapism, jollity, or therapy.” – StageandCinema.com
“A most welcome return…hilarious…see it more than once because the improvisation assures that no two weddings are exactly alike…under the fine direction of Paul Stroili, the cast of 23 is terrific capturing all of the nuances of a family gathering…hurry to get tickets!” – ChicagoCritic.com
To purchase tickets by phone, call 312-391-0404. For groups of 16 or more email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 16 or more email us at email@example.com. For more information and to purchase tickets online visit TonyLovesTina.com