When we want to know what is happening around town - we go to the source of all things Chicago - the CEO of Rockit Ranch Productions - Billy Dec!
Follow Billy Dec on facebook.com/BillyDec and twitter.com/BillyDec as he shares more event info and free tickets as they come to during the week.
His event list includes:
United Center - Oct. 7th - 8pm
For tickets and info head to the United Center website: http://www.unitedcenter.com/events/2016/10/07/kanye-west-the-saint-pablo-tour/
BACON AND BEER CLASSIC
Soldier Field - Oct. 1st - 12-9pm
For tickets and info head to the Bacon and Beer Classic website:
Porkchop dropped by some bacon wrapped pulled pork and Pinstripes dropped off salted caramel and beer gelato in a bacon waffle cone to taste on set!
GREEN TIE BALL
Architectural Artifacts - 4325 N. Ravenswood - Oct. 1st - 7pm
For tickets and info visit the Chicago Gateway Green website:
CHICAGO IDEAS WEEK
Various locations - Oct. 17-23
For an event schedule and tickets visit the Chicago Ideas Week website:
CHICAGO FASHION WEEK
Various locations - Oct. 6th-10th
For an event schedule and tickets visit the Fashion Bar Chicago website:
AIDS WALK/RUN CHICAGO
Soldier Field - Oct. 1st - 7am
For more information about the event and how you can get involved, visit the Aids Chicago website:
Logan Square Beer Festival, October 1, Logan Square Auditorium, $39.99
Details: 20 Breweries and 50+ Beers, Cask Conditioned, Barrel Aged, Collaboration, etc. Brewery Swag Raffle Give Away (brewery hats, t-shirts, mugs, beer, etc.) Commemorative Logan Square Beer Fest glass mugs will be given out to each participant...count us in!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO LOGAN SQUARE BEER FEST!
Chicago Taste of the Nation, October 5, Revel Fulton Market, $125+
Details: Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Chicago or across the nation, by joining the city's finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists. A remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry's work to end childhood hunger in America. Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 30 top chefs and bartenders.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO CHICAGO TASTE THE NATION!
Bears After Dark with Jeremy Langford, October 11, Rockit, Tickets Available To Win
Details: A one-of-kind event series featuring peek-behind-the-curtain discussions about Chicago's NFL team that only CBS Radio can offer. Four exclusive "Bears Radio After Dark" events will welcome current Chicago Bears players and coaches for an evening of cocktails and conversation.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO BEARS AFTER DARK!
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center Guys' & Gals' Night Out, September 29, Kaiser Tiger, $125+
Details: Join hundreds of men and women for Guys' & Gals' Night Out for the Kids. Guests enjoy an open bar, a hearty buffet, local beer and spirit tastings, plus specialty vendors, including premium cigars for purchase. Funds raised through Guys' & Gals' Night Out for the Kids support Chicago Children's Advocacy Center. We and our partners are the city's front-line responders to reports of child sexual abuse, as well as reports of physical abuse of children under age 3.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO GUYS' & GIRLS' NIGHT OUT!
Oyster Fest, September 30, Hubbard & Rush, $20+
Details: In its 28th year, you can expect to see more than 3,000 guests descend upon the corner of Hubbard St. and Rush St. from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. for live music from four local blues bands including headliner, Bumpus, and fresh seafood from Chicago's own Shaw's Crab House.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO OYSTER FEST!
Rocktober Beerfest, October 7-9, West Loop, $10
Details: Beer lovers unite! Become America's "Stein Hoister of the Year" and win a trip to the Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston. Competitors will be challenged with the mission of holding a one-liter stein of Sam Adam's without bending their elbow or spilling. The event features the Samuel Adams Hops Slide, corn hole, costume contests and much more.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO ROCKTOBER BEERFFEST!
Kultura Festival, October 2, Emporium Arcade Bar and Surf Bar
Details: A modern Filipino American food and arts festival presenting over a dozen Filipino American chefs, visual artists and musicians!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO KULTURA FESTIVAL!
Kanye West Concert, October 7, United Center, $25+
Details: 22-time Grammy Award winning, visionary multi-disciplinary artist who has sold over 30 Million albums worldwide and has twice been named to Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world - today unveils details for THE SAINT PABLO TOUR. Will Kim K be Snapchatting from the audience?
Chicago Fashion Week Kick Off, October 6, Gallery 1028, $20+
Details: Fashion Week offers a platform for independent fashion designers, producers and models. It was created to increase economic development in the area of fashion design, merchandising and modeling by working with all facets of the fashion industry to popularize, promote and celebrate the creative and artistic fashion culture and within the Chicago metro area.
Bacon and Beer Classic, October 1, Soldier Field, $69+
Details: Explore Soldier Field and indulge in delicious bacon and craft beer. Sample 80+ beers from Midwest breweries, eat 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs, play giant Jenga, battle it out on the bungee run, compete in the Hormel bacon eating contest and more.
Chicago Ideas Week, October 17-23, Various Locations, $15+
Details: 30,000 yearly attendees, 200 events, 500 videos, 250 speaks - this is the largest ideas festival and is built on the big should of Chicago's working class history. Covering a huge array of topics; food, hip hop, instigators, journalism, Middle East, health, politics and more.
Green Tie Ball, October 1, Architectural Artifacts, $250
Details: Celebrating our 25th Annual Green Tie Ball in 2016, Chicago Gateway Green's famous gala raises funds for CGG's Expressway Partnership Program. Inaugural Green Tie Ball co-chairs Lara Shiffman and Neal Zucker are back to chair Green Tie Ball XXV and they are "getting the band back together."
Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, October 13, United Center, $29+
Details: 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Team members perform an amazing show, highlighting their incredible talents and showing how they won all of those Gold medals! And yes, the Final 5 will be there!
The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival, October 7-9, Downtown Highwood, FREE
Details: 7th Annual! One of the main focuses of the event has always been to beat the Guinness World Record of 30,581 for most jack-o'-lanterns carved and lit at the same time. In 2016, festival organizers have a bigger goal in mind, to raise over $600,000 for Make-A-Wish Illinois to help grant 100 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in Illinois.
Sia Concert, October 16, United Center, $35+
Details: International icon, 5X GRAMMY Award nominee, and multi-platinum selling artist/songwriter/hitmaker Sia announced her North American Nostalgic For The Present Tour with special guests Miguel and AlunaGeorge, her first ever arena tour and return to the road in five years.
Chicago VeganMania, October 1, Chicago's Broadway Armory, FREE
Details: Chicago VeganMania is a celebration of this dynamic new community. Bringing together the vegan restaurants and food companies, leaders and entrepreneurs, doctors and chefs, businesses and organizations, singers and dancers, and we put them in one big place to show them all off to the world.
M83 Concert, October 20, Riviera Theatre, $37.50
Details: M83 are a French electronic music band led by Anthony Gonzalez and currently based in Los Angeles and they're bringing "Midnight City" and all of their other fun, electro pop rock to the windy city!
Chicagoland Unconventional Bicycle Expo, September 30-October 2, Tinley Park, $15+
Details: The nation's largest show for recumbents, recumbent tricycles, quadracycles, folding cycles, tandems, velomobiles, transporters, electrical bikes, special needs bikes, collectibles, cargo bikes, trailers, customized designs and accessories.
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, October 1, Soldier Field, Registration Fees
Details: AFC's grassroots fundraising event where people from all walks of life help change the story of HIV in our lifetime. As beneficiaries of the event, AFC and our Community Direct partners are greatly impacted - beyond just the obvious ways.
Chicago Latino Music Festival, Thru December 1, Various Locations & Ticket Prices
Details: The Chicago Latino Music Festival (CLMF) produces performances and promotes awareness of music from Latin America & Spain, ranging from the Colonial period to the 21st century. The Latino Music Festival functions as a bridge, bringing Latino classical music to audiences in Chicago.
Chicago Museum Week, October 13-23, Various Museums, Discounted Admissions
Details: Take advantage of discounted admissions, special exhibits, giveaways and more at each of the participating museums. Illinois residents will receive up to 25% off admissions at all museums. From culture to constellations, art to animals, this is your chance to experience Chicago's most beloved institutions in a whole new way!
Drake and Future Concert, October 5, United Center, $45+
Details: Can YOU hear that Hotline Bling? The album's multi-platinum certified lead single, "Hotline Bling," became a massive hit reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and Billboard Rhythmic charts. Three of the album's subsequent singles, "Summer Sixteen," "Pop Style," and "One Dance," are all currently in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts with "One Dance" and "Pop Style" sitting at the #1 and #3 spot respectively on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Digital Songs chart this week!
Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center Annual Fashion Show, October 13th, United Club at Soldier Field, $125+
Details: 90th year of the Fashion Show, which is the longest continually running charity fashion show in the nation! This year's cause supports The Road Home Program: The Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush.
On Par for DuPage, September 29, Arrowhead Golf Club, $200
Details: This Oktoberfest-themed golf outing at Arrowhead Golf Club benefits both the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation and People's Resource Center in their efforts to support the preservation of our county's history and the creation of a more hopeful future.
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Fall Benefit Luncheon, October 25, Hilton, $300
Details: This year's Keynote Speaker for our Fall Benefit Luncheon, Passion and Dedication...for a Stronger Tomorrow, is television personality and best-selling author Joan Lunden. This year's starts with a silent purse auction to "Purse-sue the Cure" that features new and collectible handbags from preeminent retailers, upscale boutiques and private collections.
Andersonville Arts Weekend, October 14-16, FREE
Details: For the 14th year, Andersonville is thrilled to celebrate many of the artists and designers who live and work in the neighborhood with Andersonville Arts Weekend. We hope you will take the time to explore the dozens of artists on display in many of your favorite Andersonville businesses.
James Beard Foundation Taste America, October 14, London House, $400+
Details: The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Chicago's finest chefs. Then you'll enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by All-Star Missy Robbins, Local Star Jimmy Bannos Jr., Pastry Chef Aya Fukai, and Host Chef Jacob Verstegen. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience.
Chicago Marathon, October 9, Throughout Downtown Chicago, Registration Fees
Details: The Chicago Marathon is a major marathon held yearly in Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Alongside the Boston, New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo Marathons, it is one of the six World Marathon Majors.
Columbus Day Parade, October 10, State St, FREE
Details: The Columbus Day Parade is sponsored by the Jont Civic Committee of Italian Americans. This year, Monday, October 10th will mark its 64th anniversary. The Columbus Day Parade has over 150 units - bands, floats and marchers. All ethnicities are invited to join our parade.
Chicago International Film Festival, October 13-27, Various Locations, $100+
Details: Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round cultural and educational non-profit organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image.
West Town Art Walk, September 30-October 1, Chicago & Ashland, FREE
Details: Established in 2011, the West Town Art Walk is an annual event organized by West Town business owners to celebrate our diverse community of businesses while highlighting Chicago artists. Their mission is to showcase West Town as a rich cultural hub that has much to offer residents and business owners alike.
The Halloween Gathering, October 22, Columbus Dr, FREE
Details: This powerful event gathered Chicago's vast and diverse creative communities for an afternoon festival culminating with a magical nighttime parade. Drawing together world-renowned institutions including the Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as unique local organizations like Louder Than a Bomb, Silent Theatre Company, and guilds of artists in assorted fields, this dramatic display activated Halloween as the "artist's holiday" along one of the most prestigious cultural avenues in the world.
Hamilton, Starts September 27, The Private Bank Theatre, $60+
Details: Founding father Alexander Hamilton told on stage like you've never seen before. Combining a historically accurate plot with hip-hop and R&B songs, the Hamilton musical has fast become one of the most innovative productions ever to hit the theater world.
What's on Dec: Sept. 28, 2016
WHAT'S ON DEC