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EVENT: charity:water Waterwalk

What: The charity:water Waterwalk is a moving, interactive experience where you are invited to take off your shoes and carry two 40-pound yellow jerry cans a fraction of the distance in which millions of women and children in developing countries must walk in order to collect water each day. #WCHARITYWATER
Where: W Chicago – City Center
When: Monday, September 16
Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Why: Come and kick off EXPO Chicago with Kevin Aeh! Also for each walk, W Hotels will donate $45 to bring one person clean water in Orissa, India.
100% of donations will fund water projects and sanitation for an entire village in Orissa, India.


What: Michigan Avenue Magazine celebrates Ali Larter & Fall Fashion Issue
Where: Siena Tavern
When: Tuesday September 17
Time: 6-8PM
Cost: RSVP Required

EVENT: Hellenic Museum Chicago Presents: KOUZINA

What: KOUZINA is the much anticipated annual culinary festivity of the natural flavors of Greece
Where: National Hellenic Museum
When: Thursday September 19
Time: 6-9PM
Cost: $100 advance CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Why: Some of Chicago’s best chefs including: Chef Chair John Gatsos of Tavern on Rush, RPM’s Doug Psaltis, Chefs and special guests Master Sommelier Alpana Singh talking about Greek Wines and Author Charles Blackstone signing advance copies of his novel, Vintage Attraction


What: The Guild of The Botanic Garden’s annual Harvest Ball on Saturday. This years event is co-chaired by Emily DeGroot, Megan Hoffmann, and Julie Saunders of Saks Fifth Chicago
Where: Chicago Botanic Garden
When: Saturday September 21
Time: Begins at 6 p.m.
Cost: $550/per guest CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Why: We’ve covered the past events HERE, we love the Botanic Garden and it’s mission and inititives and they raise a lot of money. Oh the guest list is a proper low key Who’s Who of Chicago, Northshore, Hinsdale.
Proceeds from the 2013 Harvest Ball will support the development of a brand new educational display garden, welcoming families of all backgrounds to the Garden


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What: EXPO Chicago, Chicago’s exceptional contemporary art fair, is back, bigger and better than last year.
Where: Navy Pier
When: Thursday September 19-Sunday September 22
Time: Friday, September 20 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 21 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, Sept 22: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHY? Why not?!?! You may have read our call to action HERE This event has the capability to be THE scene in the midwest much like what AB Miami Beach has done, lets all support and be a part of this movement.


What: Gallery Weekend Chicago (GWC) highlights the breadth of contemporary art in Chicago as the city’s top-tier galleries invite national and international art professionals and collectors to their brick and mortar spaces.
Where: Various galleries. Highlights include: Rashid Johnson on the wall at Monique Meloche, Richard Gray Gallery,
When: Sept. 19-22
Cost: all info:
Why: Participating galleries include: ANDREW RAFACZ, ASPECT/RATIO, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Corbett vs. Dempsey, DOCUMENT, moniquemeloche, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Richard Gray Gallery, THE MISSION, threewalls, Valerie Carberry Gallery, Volume Gallery and Western Exhibitions.

EVENT: 2nd Annual Primo Classico Pre-Party

What: Pre-Party for this year’s Primo Classico– themed Br’Italia
Where: Underground 56 W. Illinois 60654
When: Friday September 19
Time: 9-11PM
Cost: $40 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Primo Center. Enjoy a VIP reception sponsored Belvedere and Hennessy

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