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THIS MONTH AT HERON AGENCY:
News: Noreen Heron Featured in PR Couture Following Maven Award Win
Read: The National Hellenic Museum Featured in Conde Nast Traveler
Blog: Intern Marissa Peters Reflects on Her Summer Experience

Behind The Scenes: HopCat Chicago Celebrates National IPA Day on WGN-TV
Watch: Ana Belaval and Around Town Visit The Office Pop-Up in Lincoln Park

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Favorite End of Summer Activity

Noreen: Attending the Windy City Wine Festival
Lianne: Spending a day on the Michigan Wine Trail

Sarah: Hiking at Matthiessen State Park
Kathy: Enjoying an old fashioned on the patio at Drawl
Anneliese: Spending a day on roller coasters at Six Flags
Megan: Reading in the Lincoln Park Conservatory

Katie: Walking along Chicago’s lakefront trail
Mary: Attending the Chicago Air & Water Show
Shannon: Listening to music at the Chicago Jazz Festival
Bailey: Attending Chicago Comic Con
Michael: Biking at the lakefront
Marissa: Enjoying a beach day
Mikala: Taking a boat ride on the Chicago River
Romy: Attending the Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Annie: Feasting at Small Cheval in Old Town

Coming Up…

Wow Bao, the fast-casual concept specializing in savory steamed buns, pan-seared dumplings, and rice & noodle bowls, is celebrating its favorite day of the year – National Bao Day – on Wednesday, August 22 by offering free lunch to all bao fanatics!
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Coming soon to Arlington Heights, Hey Nonny is Chicagoland’s newest intimate listening room for great live music and a lively farm-to-table Gastropub. Hey Nonny, which consists of two unique spaces: the Hey Nonny music venue and the Hey Nonny Gastropub, is set to open in October.
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HopCat – Chicago is creating a new hub for craft beer in the Windy City, stocked with 130 beers on tap, including more than 30 Illinois-made craft beers always on tap. Join in the fun with free-to-play Beer and Bingo Tuesdays and Geeks Who Drink Trivia Wednesdays!
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Shore Club, Chicago’s hottest lakefront destination at North Avenue Beach, is the perfect spot to enjoy the 60th Annual Air & Water Show August 17-19.
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 State & Lake Chicago Tavern offers a gourmet, three course Sunday Supper for just $30 per person each week!
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ROOF on theWit presents the final Jetset series event, Tahiti, over Labor Day weekend August 31 and September 1!
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El Tapeo Modern Spanish Kitchen celebrates the bold flavors of a modern Spanish kitchen and provides the ultimate gathering place for family and friends to enjoy Spanish-inspired shareable plates, vibrant cocktails and a bold wine list designed with every palate in mind.
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AIRE Chicago, one of Chicago’s hottest and most sensational rooftop decks, is open for the season, with silent DJ events on the roof every other Saturday night!
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Randolph Street Market continues its 15th anniversary with a “Dog Days of Summer” celebration on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Latinicity offers Bottomless Brunch every Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Enjoy endless plates and bottomless brunch cocktails for $34.99.
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Geja’s Cafe‘s multi-fireplace patio is now open with an all new selection of signature cocktails, wonderful drink specials, and to top it off, live Classical and Flamenco guitarists. The patio is open Thursday through Sunday.
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Replay Lincoln Park offers themed trivia every Thursday at 7 p.m., with themes like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Friends and The Office! Guests enjoy more than 60 free vintage arcade games, $4 Bells Oberon, $4 Bells Two-Hearted and $4 Founders All Day IPA!
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Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park and Columbus Tap are now offering a new chef-made Picnic in the Park menu for guests and locals to enjoy summer in Millennium Park June 1 – September 3.
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Hotel EMC2‘s 120-seat contemporary American restaurant, the Albert, now offers a revived menu, featuring dishes like Smoked Trout, Tempura Miatake Mushrooms and Tajarin Pasta by newly-appointed Executive Chef Larry Feldmeier.
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Staytion Market & Bar is excited to continue its weekly mixology classes for the month of August with Drink Responsibly At Lolla!, Tea Time, Air and Water, Wizard World and Jazz Classics. The classes are open to the public and take place every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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The Lismore Hotel is one of Wisconsin’s hottest properties. Located in the heart of Eau Claire, just outside of the Twin Cities, the area’s most attractive and fun destinations are all within reach.
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L27 Rooftop Lounge is Nashville’s highest rooftop lounge atop The Westin Nashville. Highlighted by sweeping views of the city’s skyline, the contemporary and refined indoor lounge is a perfect gathering place for cocktails and bites, while the outdoor terrace offers an idyllic space to unwind this summer.
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Eaglewood Resort & Spa is pleased to host their 10th Annual Sounds of Summer concert series. The free weekly concerts will feature live performances every Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. through Saturday, September 22.
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NEWCITY, a shopping, dining, and entertainment district in Lincoln Park, 1457 N. Halsted, has announced they will host a weekly Sounds of Summer Concert Series in their picturesque outdoor plaza, free to the public from 7-9 p.m. through August 30.
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Addison & Clark brings a dynamic, high-quality retail, dining and residential destination to one of America’s best-known corners. Opening Fall 2018!
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Jet’s Pizza®, known for its Detroit-style deep dish pizza, is celebrating the brand’s 40th anniversary!
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Paper Source, a Chicago-based premier paperie and gift retailer, has you covered with fun and trendy back-to-school supplies and desk decorations!
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NOW OPEN! The National Hellenic Museum introduces its newest exhibition Lives Afloat: The Greek Refugee Crisis through the Lens of Tasos Markou 2015-2017.
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With 49 Chicagoland locations, Orangetheory® Fitness, hailed by The New York Times as “the best one-hour workout in the country, is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout that uses intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Join today and receive a free heart rate monitor*. Check with location for more information.
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Combining the perfect mix of music, mayhem and murder, comes the hit musical comedy, Murder for Two, now playing through August 26 at Marriott Theatre.
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First Folio Theatre presents the world premiere of SHREW’D!, a new musical based on The Taming of the Shrew, now through August 19.
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Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful – and terrifying – theatre events ever staged, and it’s coming to shock audiences in Chicago this fall. The Woman in Black – London’s long-running West End play –  will open at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre in November.
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From Michael Morpurgo, the celebrated author of the international hit War Horse, comes the critically acclaimed production, Private Peaceful to Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center October 17 through November 11—the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One.
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Stage 773 presents the 7th Annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival August 23 through August 26.
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Chicago Sinfonietta, has officially announced the 2018-2019 season! Deeply inspired by their longstanding mission of diversity, unity and equity through varying individual and cultural perspectives, the season is aptly themed “Variations on a Dream.” Single-concert tickets on sale now!
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From the producer of My Son the Jewish Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy, and My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy comes the musical comedy WaistWatchers The Musical! to The Royal George Theatre on September 13.

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