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6th ANNUAL HALF ACRE CHARITABLE CHILI COOK-OFF BENEFITING THE ARTS OF LIFE

The Arts of Life, a Chicagoland non-profit arts studio for adults with and without disabilities, will be returning to showcase the area’s best and tastiest chili at their 6th annual Half Acre Charitable Chili Cook-Off on November 1, 2014 starting at 5PM. Like the previous successful years, the cook-off will take place at 2010 W. Carroll Ave in Chicago. With this year’s Day of the Dead theme, attendants should expect even more fun and yum!

Broadway In Chicago WGN-TV anchor, Dina Bair, Dancing Pros: Live!

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce WGN-TV anchor, Dina Bair, as a celebrity guest judge for Dancing Pros: Live! which will have its tour launch at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph) on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 2014.  Hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show “Growing Pains,” and featuring Edyta Sliwinska and Chelsie Hightower from “Dancing with the Stars,” and Ryan Di Lello, from “So You Think You Can Dance,” the best dancers from around the world will thrill and dazzle audiences.

MASSAGE ENVY SPA® TO PROVIDE “MASSAGES FOR MILITARY” ON VETERANS DAY

 Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announces “Massages for Military” - an event honoring military personnel and veterans - at participating locations in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11, 2014. In appreciation for their service, Massage Envy Spa will provide military participants complimentary 1-hour massage sessions. This special one-day event will take place at all 37 Chicagoland Massage Envy locations from 9 a.m.

FALL FOLIAGE APPROACHES PEAK COLOR

Over the next two weeks, trees across the Chicago region will hit peak fall color, making it a perfect time to explore the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

“The fall season is a wonderful time to enjoy the crayon box of colors in the 69,000 acres of Cook County forest preserves,” said River Trail Nature Center Director Sue Holt.

Dating for Nerds
Jazz up your romantic life at a music themed singles party. 
 
Show some soul over board games and You Oughta Know trivia featuring the inspirations behind famous love songs. 
 
Rap with other sexy smarties in an Infinite Playlist icebreaker where attendees share songs that remind them of their favorite geek memories.
 
Get funky during an Ocarina of Time quiz featuring everyday appreciation of tunes. 
 
DANCE CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ/DANCE/IMPROV BRUNCH

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, as part of a 2014 Exploration grant through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Building Demand for the Arts program, presents a one-time-only Jazz/Dance/Improv Brunch featuring Urban Bush Women and the

Macbeth opening at The Side Project in October 2014
Accidental Shakespeare Theatre Company returns with our
second main stage production of Macbeth opening at The Side Project in October 2014.
Drawing on her experience as a reporter, and her stint writing for a regional newspaper
in DC, director Angeli Primlani places the Scottish Play into the anxious period of the first
Bush Administration. The play is about ambition, and the lengths one man will go to
justify himself …
 
Fight designer H. Russ Brown brings his gleeful passion for mayhem to the fight
Elizabeth Gage’s Spring jewelry collection Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

One of the most influential, British jewelry designers of the last five decades, Elizabeth Gage’s approach to design is as unique as the jewels themselves. She combines different elements in her work which she chooses for their individual beauty; exquisite stones, ancient bronzes, beautiful carvings, baroque pearls, in fact anything where the shape and colour inspire her. She uses these as an artist would use their palette, combining them with brightly coloured enamel and detailed goldwork to create individual and highly personal jewels.

MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY

The National Museum of American Jewish History welcomes co-founder and co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award-winning Pig Iron Theatre Company and alter-ego of the wildly-popular drag queen Martha Graham Cracker, Dito van Reigersberg, along with Music Director Andrew Nelson, for the second installment of its OPEN For Interpretation artists-in-residence program.

Indiana's Hunt and Gather Pop-Up Market Comes to Vintage Garage Chicago
UPTOWN--dealer's from Indiana's Hunt & Gather Pop-Up Markets will be setting up at Vintage Garage Chicago this Sunday. Hunt and Gather is held several times a year at various locations in that state.

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