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THIS MONTH AT HERON AGENCY:
News: Heron Agency’s Newest Client South Loop’s Rooftop VU
Hiring: Heron Team Searching For Rockstar Spring 2019 Interns

Read: Theatre Unspeakable’s The American Revolution in Chicago Parent
Roundup: Chicago Marathon Carb-o Load with Heron Agency Clients

Watch: Martha Wash of WaistWatchers The Musical! Performs Live on WGN

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Biggest Fear or Phobia

Noreen: Claustrophobia
Lianne: Birds
Sarah: Bees
Kathy: The Dentist
Anneliese: Hospitals
Megan: Spiders

Katie: The Dark
Mary: Ferris Wheels
Eileen: Heights

Shannon: Monkeys
Gianna: Roller Coasters

Annie: Sharks
Skyler: Mice
Sorcha: Clowns
Liz: Snakes
Sila: Pigeons
Jasmin: Balloons

Coming Up…

The 18th annual One of a Kind Show Chicago returns to The Mart December 6-9, 2018.  Shop from more than 600 talented makers and enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience!
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Athenaeum Theatre and Inglis Hall Productions announce the World Premiere of EDGE OF LIFE, a timely production focusing on the right to die and the choices we are left with at the end of our lives, running through November 3.
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WaistWatchers The Musical!, a high-energy musical comedy about food, friendship, fun and the universal journey to positive self-image, takes the Royal George Theatre stage for an open run now! Now featuring Martha Wash thru October 28, who is well known for her hit songs “It’s Raining Men” & “Everybody Dance Now,” get ready for a girl’s night out!
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Theater Unspeakable presents THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, a whirlwind re-telling of the American fight for independence at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., for a limited engagement from October 17 through November 11, 2018.
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The National Hellenic Museum is hosting Chicago’s most hidden gem culinary event, Kouzina, A Twist on The Classics, with Chicago culinary elite on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m.
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From the celebrated author of the international hit War Horse, comes the ***** rave reviewed Irish production starring Shane O’ Regan. Private Peaceful comes to Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center October 17 to November 11th. Get your tickets today before it sells out!
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Randolph Street Market continues its 15th anniversary with their “Picks N Treats” market on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Visit Latinicity for lunch every day between 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.!
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Look out and enjoy the “VU” on 22. A spectacular new destination comes to Chicago on Monday, October 15 with the opening of VU, the South Loop’s first rooftop bar, which is anticipated to be one of the hottest venues in the city.
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Hey Nonny, opening in Arlington Heights on Thursday, October 18, now has tickets on sale for the opening music line-up, featuring Chicago singer-songwriter Andrew Belle, world-famous Louisiana zydeco ace C.J. Chenier and more!
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Join ArcLight Cinemas on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. for Lights, Camera, Cocktails, a movie and mixology series that brings together fans of film and craft cocktails. This month’s bar partner Ludlow Liquors created a unique three-drink menu inspired by the evening’s featured film The Warriors. Tickets are $40 and include the film, three craft cocktails, popcorn and light fare at the post-film wrap party.
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Every Saturday during college football season from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, select Chicagoland Jet’s Pizza locations will be offering 50 percent off any small Detroit-style pizza. This offer is available on pickup and delivery online and call-in orders only with the promotional code COLLEGE.
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theWit is offering a complimentary Signature Massage or Facial at Spa@theWit for those booking a rehearsal dinner or wedding brunch by October 31st.
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Spa@theWit welcomes the fall season with a variety of special treatments including a Pumpkin Hydration Facial, Pumpkin Cream Body Treatment, and a Sugar and Spice Manicure and Pedicure.
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Chicago’s most-comprehensive beer destination stocked with more than 130 beers on tap, HopCat – Chicago is hosting a four-course Ravinia Beer Dinner, featuring delicious fall comfort foods with specially selected beers from Ravinia Brewing Company on Tuesday, October 30 from 7 – 10 p.m. for only $40!

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Step aside pumpkin spice lattes, Wow Bao is offering several limited time offers perfect for fall, including Apple Cinnamon Bao, Pumpkin Bao, Spicy Eggplant Bowls and Blackberry & Guava Ginger Ale!
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Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is already ready for the holidays! Their consistently sold-out, must-attend event, Cookies & Cheer is back Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30.
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Celebrate the holidays with a meeting or holiday party at Hotel EMC2 and receive added complimentary perks including, but not limited to, a presentation display package, sleeping rooms, a custom doodle and more if booked before Wednesday, October 31.
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Known as the Olympics of wine tasting – an intense battle of the palates—and the oldest event of its kind in the country, Geja’s Cafe hosts the 45th Annual Professional/Amateur Wine Tasting Contest on Sunday, November 4 at 1 p.m. sharp!
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It’s time to respect the ‘authoriteh’ of the pop-up bar kings of Chicago at Replay Lincoln Park have announced they are bringing the quiet, Colorado mountain town of South Park to Chicago with their newest ‘South Park’ pop-up bar open Friday, September 28 – Wednesday, October 31.
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The Globe Pub is celebrating the football season with tailgating packages available every Monday, Thursday and Sunday during the NFL season! All are invited to cheer on their favorite teams, watch the games on their 20 large-screen TVs and enjoy options from the new All You Can Eat Nacho bar, bottomless mimosas and more.
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Explore the city and its vibrant neighborhoods with ease from Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago‘s central location, just steps from many of Chicago’s transportation hubs. Premium amenities make guests feel welcome including 24-hour fitness center and 2,500 sq. ft. of event space. The options are endless when you stay in the middle of the action!
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Staytion Market & Bar presents its weekly mixology classes for October! Themes for October  include Go Cubs Go!, Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice, Tini Award Winning and Music For The Soul. Classes are held each 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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Rosemont’s newest hotel, The Rose Hotel, is slated to open November 2018, featuring 165 rooms, 6,000 square feet of high tech meeting space and an engaging first floor bar and gathering area.
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The Westin Nashville’s Rhapsody Spa is welcoming guests to wind down and relax with a Fall Vineyard Massage, Autumn Radiant Facial and Honey-Butter Run & Relax Pedicure as part of its October spa specials through October 31.
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broughtonHOTELS, the largest boutique hotel company in Chicago, has unveiled stunning top-to-bottom transformations of their three historic Chicago boutique hotels, The Majestic Hotel, The Willows Hotel and City Suites Chicago with new lobby furnishings, enhanced lighting, window treatments, linens, carpeting and beautiful custom artwork.
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Chicago native and successful author Catherine O’Connell’s newest novel, The Last Night Out, is a thrilling story about the fateful events during the main character, Maggie Trueheart’s bachelorette party. As the clock ticks down to the wedding day shocking secrets are revealed as a murderer zeros in on one of the girls.
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NEWCITY, Chicago’s newest lifestyle and entertainment destination is hosting its second annual free and family-friendly Fall Festival, on Saturday, October 20 from 1 – 4 p.m.
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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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Clutch is the first social cause sports apparel company in the world,  founded with the purpose of giving approximately 50 percent of its profits back to charities.
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It has scared over eight million people worldwide, now it’s your turn. The original London production of The Woman in Black comes to Chicago this fall. Starring Chicago actors Bradley Armacost and Adam Wesley Brown, book now at the Royal George Theatre…if you dare.
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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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Applications are now open for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival’s 18th Anniversary.  The nation’s largest and most highly anticipated sketch comedy festival takes place January 10 through 20, 2019.
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Chicago Sinfonietta, the nation’s most diverse orchestra, presents Sea Of Light: Reflections on Diwali, featuring Debussy’s La Mer, in honor of the Indian celebration of light on Saturday, November 10 and Monday, November 12.
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From the high-spirited bustling and gritty streets of 1960s New York City comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, SWEET CHARITY, continuing Marriott Theatre’s sensational 2018 season, running through October 28.
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First Folio Theatre presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, a compelling and thrilling story about life and death, love and heartbreak, after playing to capacity audiences in 2015. Executive Director David Rice’s captivating piece will return for its only engagement for the next five years now through November 4.
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Emerald City Theatre will open the Chicago premiere of Fantastic Mr. Fox, adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl and directed by ECT Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, at Victory Gardens Začek-McVay Theater on December 14, 2018.
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Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the extension of Avenue Q through November 4, due to popular demand! The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q.
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