Repeat after me...no snow. no ice. no snow. no ice...
Friday, December 15th: bit.ly/2z15tNP
Saturday, December 16th: bit.ly/2y4kG2r
Doors open at 7 pm, general admission, no reserved seating. Under 21 ok if accompanied by parent or guardian. Seating/Standing Room based on sales, i.e. more tix sold = less furniture; call week of show for updated info. Parking on the street with no permit restrictions or meters; DO NOT park in business or mini-mall lots or you will be towed. We do not serve food, but you are welcome to bring in takeout or order for delivery. For updated info on how sales are going, check out our Facebook page: FitzGerald's Nightclub... See MoreSee Less
Christmas Bird Count
Take part in one of the great traditions in birding, the annual Christmas Bird Count!
The CBC is a nationwide event, sponsored by the National Audubon Society and first conducted in 1900. It's a true "citizen science" project and the data we collect will help researchers monitor bird population and distribution trends.
Cantigny Park will be one of many local count sites administered this day by the DuPage Birding Club. The CBC is an all-day event, but you can participate for as long as you like. The morning hours will focus on the park side of Cantigny, and after lunch we will bird on the golf course.
Those interested are welcome to attend the CBC Countdown Dinner where we recap the day and announce what species (and how many) were found by all the groups at all the local sites within the CBC circle. There are always a few surprises!
Unlike our regular monthly bird walks at Cantigny, the CBC requires advance registration, limit 20 birders. Please contact Jeff Reiter at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to participate. Please put "Cantigny CBC" on the Subject line.
Parking at Cantigny on Dec 16 will be free for birders. We will start from the Visitors Center.... See MoreSee Less
We hope you can join us for a Meet and Greet with Chris Kennedy, his running mate, Ra Joy, as well as other volunteers and supporters. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from Chris and Ra about their vision for bringing radical change to Illinois - you can also hear more about ways to get involved with the campaign in DuPage County.
Join us at Opera House Steak & Seafood for an all you can eat Breakfast Brunch with Special guest: Santa Claus
Sunday Dec 17th, 2017 9am-2pm
Santa will be available for photos
Pancakes, waffle bar, eggs benedict, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, omelet station, hash browns, corn beef hash, carving station, mashed potatoes, pizza, mac & cheese, chicken, salmon, vegetables, salad bar, dessert bar
** Cookie decorating station ** Have fun decorating your own cookies
Kids under 10 eat free (one per paying adult)
Opera House Steak & Seafood
www.operahouseplainfield.com for reservations or
call 815-782-5916... See MoreSee Less
Come join us in Plainfield IL for our First Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest & Party! Sunday, December 17th from 11am until 2pm.
$5.00 (cash only) donation to enter each contest category (below). **All entry donations collected at the door will go immediately to the Will County Humane Society before 5pm on the 17th of December**
Compete in categories for:
Ugliest Holiday Homemade Dog Sweater
Ugliest Holiday Sweater on a Human
Ugliest Holiday Sweater on a Human (Family) and Dog duo (must be of same theme)
Ugliest Holiday Original/Creative Sweater on a dog.
Food and Snacks will be provided for humans and dogs.
Pictures will be taken and posted by category on Wags to Whiskers' Facebook Page by Sunday evening. The picture(s) that gets the most Facebook "likes" for each category by end of day (5pm) Saturday December 23rd, will win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Wags to Whiskers Retail Store. One Category per dog/dog & human combo. You choose your category of entry when you make your donation!
Focus on a category you'd like to enter, get your sweaters together, and come on out and join the fun, Sunday, December 17th!
We'll have lots of great treats, some great holiday sale items, holiday music, and some good fun and laughs! Join in for this great time for the whole family!
Q ) Do I have to buy a dog sweater?
A ) NO!! Buy a small sweater to "fit" your dog, cut the sleeves to fit & put it over your dog's head backwards so we can see the design on its back. Altering sweaters for dogs is EASY! Get creative.
Q ) But my dog is REALLY little - where do I get a sweater?
A ) Baby clothes sections!
Q ) Where do I get a sweater for my dog or myself?
A ) Go to Goodwill, The Salvation Army Store or even ebay ASAP! Supplies start dwindling this time of year!
Q ) What if I can't find one?
A ) Make your own! Find a winter ski-type sweater, find some fun embellishments at any craft store and glue or sew them on! Make 'em goofy.
Q ) Can my dog get hurt wearing a sweater?
A ) Yes - safety is paramount! Be sure the sweater fits your dog well. Get them used to wearing the sweater before the event by putting it on and taking it off of them several times a day for just a minute or two. Work up to keeping it on them longer and longer each time (reward immediately with yummy, healthy, treats every step of the way!)
Q ) Can my cat or bunny come to the party?
A ) Um.... No... We are sorry but due to the nature of the event and with the attendance of lots of dogs who may not like cats or REALLY like bunnies too much, cats and bunnies (and other small non-dog animals) in ugly sweaters will not be invited to attend... >".."< but we'd love to see your pictures!!
We hope to see y'all there!
Wags to Whiskers,
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$60 Per Person
4 HOUR Open Bar (3-7pm) House wine, well drinks, domestic bottled beer
6PM Champagne Toast with noisemaker
LIVE Music with Coco & Fancy
- Roasted Chicken
- Fried Chicken
- BBQ Ribs
- Baked Mostaccioli
- Sausage & Peppers
- Greenbean Casserole
- Au Gratin Potatoes
- Bread & Butter
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM
Presale Offer : Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM
VIP Package Presale : Tue, 12 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM
VIP Package Onsale : Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM
Jazz guitar virtuoso Tom McCarthy with his trio.
Jazz Vocalist Alyssa Allgood at Montrose Saloon
Downbeat Magazine: Four Stars **** (Bob Protzman)
Chicago-based jazz vocalist Alyssa Allgood has been recognized as an artist who “impressively sings, scats and writes original lyrics” (DownBeat Magazine). Her voice is “radiant…strong and coolly expressive. She sings with a maturity marked by restraint and nuance” (Neil Tesser, Grammy Award-winning writer and critic).
Alyssa has a strong affinity for hard bop music and her voice perfectly bridges this style with a more modern approach, evident on her debut album, “Out of the Blue”. Released in Fall 2016, this album reimagines the classic Blue Note Records era with original arrangements and lyrics. The album received wide critical acclaim and was hailed as a “Best Release of 2016” by The Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz History Online, The L.A. Jazz Scene and a “Best Debut Release of 2016” by The New York City Jazz Record. Critics consistently praised Alyssa’s instrumental approach and accomplished scat and vocalese singing.
Alyssa performed at the 2016 Chicago Jazz Festival to a standing room only crowd and was met with a standing ovation and sold-out CD sales. She has also appeared at The Green Mill, The Jazz Showcase, Fitzgerald’s Nightclub, Merriman’s Playhouse, The Whiskey Lounge and as a special guest with groups at The Taste of Chicago and Andy’s Jazz Club. Alyssa headlined the 2016 Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest, which featured a lineup of Chicago’s jazz women.
She actively participates in jazz competitions around the world, and recently won the First Annual Ella Fitzgerald Competition held in Washington D.C. She has also been named a Top 15 Finalist in the 2016 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, a 2016 Jazz Fellow through the Luminarts Cultural Organization in Chicago and second place winner in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Voice Competition. Alyssa placed as a Top 10 semifinalist in the 2015 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition; where she competed live in Switzerland for a jury presided by jazz legend Al Jarreau.Alyssa Allgood’s debut album, “Out of the Blue”, was named a Best Release of 2016 by The Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz History Online, The L.A. Jazz Scene, Jazz Views and a Best Debut Release of 2016 by The New York City Jazz Record.
"When she stretched phrases, elongated words, rewrote rhythms and remade melody lines, you knew she was a jazz singer to the core...she's off to a remarkable start, a young singer of unusual accomplishment and extraordinary potential."
-Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
"Allgood impressively sings, scats and writes original lyrics. She is a winner... well rounded and grounded. Fun to listen to, she can only become more so." 4 star review
-Bob Protzman, Downbeat Magazine
“…a taste of Annie Ross… Allgood is a hip singer who clearly articulates and scats well … What’s not to enjoy?”
-Robert Rusch, Cadence Jazz Magazine
“Allgood is an astonishingly mature singer for her years; her comfort with scatting and bebop phrasing, generous world view in her words and skillful arrangements speak to an emerging talent of considerable strength.”
-Suzanne Lorge, The New York City Jazz Record
“…a debut album that showcases her original lyrics, smart arrangements, and her radiant voice, soft but strong and coolly expressive. She sings with a maturity marked by restraint and nuance.”
-Neil Tesser, Grammy Award-winning Writer and Critic
“A fullness of expression found in so few vocalists cut from current cloth…she is quintessential in every regard. She treats the art of wordless singing as it should be—which is to say, as an instrument in its own right.” 5 star review
-Tyran Grillo, All About Jazz
“Vocalese is a difficult art, as is scat singing, but Alyssa displays her accomplishment in these areas. Alyssa Allgood is a name to look out for and remember.”
-Bruce Crowther, Jazz Mostly
“She writes excellent lyrics, scats very well (better than most) and always swings. Alyssa Allgood has created one of the finest jazz vocal albums of the year.”
-Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene
“Alyssa Allgood may be young, but her voice is timeless. She grooves effortlessly and proves to be an expert scatter…a victor in every sense.”
-Carol Banks Weber, AXS
“Her vocalese lyrics have great clarity and the same adjective could be used to describe her singing voice. There is little artifice in her delivery—she has an innate ability to find the center of the music and she doesn’t waste notes when she sings the melodies or when she scats… I suspect (and hope) that we will hear much more from this abundantly talented young lady.”
-Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online
“Expressive vocalist Alyssa Allgood possesses charming versatility…she uses her agile, lithe vocal chords as an improvisational instrument, matching her sidemen’s ad lib phrases.”
-Hrayr Attarian, Chicago Jazz Magazine
“Alyssa Allgood has done the iconic Blue Note label proud in a most unexpected way… There’s much to savor here from Allgood…It’s all good. Great in fact.”
-Ken Franckling, Jazz Notes
"A triumphant homage... just a fantastic production from beginning to end."
-D. Glenn Daniels, The Jazz Page
“Allgood demonstrates equal facility scatting, singing wordless vocalese, and writing lyrics…expect to hear a lot more from her in the future.” 4.5 star review
-Mark Sullivan, All About Jazz
“There are jazz singers and then there are real jazz singers. Alyssa Allgood is one of the real ones. On her … stunning vocalese project… Out of the Blue, the Chicago native proves why.“
-Mike Greenblatt, The Classical Arts
“…a very impressive record by a serious singer who also knows how to have fun… She has a solid musician’s self-confidence, and a clear voice … She is never over shadowed by her outstanding instrumentalists. She is one of the cats. I think that is something that Annie Ross herself would respect and appreciate. And that, my fellow lovers of song, is high praise indeed.”
-Mark Christian Scott, Mark Heard It First
“It’s only a matter of time before her torch is lighting up everything everywhere. Clearly a new star on the rise, this is your golden opportunity to say you were there first.”
-Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“Alyssa Allgood is to be commended for tackling some difficult intervals and challenging jazz compositions… she’s pitch-perfect, as well as a fine songwriter.”
-Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs
“…an album that brings an appealing new singer to our attention. This is like hearing Annie Ross for the first time way back when she hung out with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert. Alyssa has that same scat/vocalese feel to the bebop lines that much of Out of the Blue is based on.”
-Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here... See MoreSee Less
Don't miss the 30th Illinois Polkafest at the Hyatt Regency in Schamburg, Illinois, February 2-4, 2018. A fantastic lineup of bands will keep you dancing and entertained all weekend long. Get all of the details right now at www.IllinoisPolkafest.com.
Every online ticket purchase comes with one (1) digital download of 3 Doors Down Acoustic Back Porch Jam EP. You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your album. US/Canadian residents only. One album download per ticket. Not valid for Fan to Fan Resale.
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM
Presale Offer 1 (VIP) : Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM
Artist Presale : Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM
Spotify Presale : Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at 09:00 AM
Presale Offer 4 : Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM... See MoreSee Less
*DELIVERY DELAY NOTIFICATION: Ticket delivery for the 3D Collector Tickets may be delayed by approximately four (4) weeks from the on-sale date for custom printing. There is a 6 ticket limit for this event.
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
American Express® Card Member Presale : Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
BS Fan Club Presale + Collector Tickets : Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
VIP Packages Password Protected Presale : Fri, 3 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
VIP Packages Public Presale : Mon, 6 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
USA Today Presale : Mon, 6 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Brett Eldredge Fan Club Presale : Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Carly Pearce Fan Club Presale : Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Trace Adkins Fan Club Presale : Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Social Presale + Collector Tickets : Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Ticketmaster Presale : Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Collector Tickets Onsale : Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
VIP Packages Onsale : Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
TaxSlayer Center Presale : Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM... See MoreSee Less
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
American Express : Tue, 28 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Sirius XM Presale : Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Official Platinum : Tue, 28 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
American Express : Sat, 2 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
Live Nation / Venue / Radio Presale : Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Ticketmaster Mobile App Presale : Thu, 30 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM... See MoreSee Less
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at 12:00 PM
Artist Presale : Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
VIP Packages Public Presale : Thur, 14 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
Shazam Presale : Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
American Express : Tue, 12 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
General Presale : Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
VIP Packages Public Onsale : Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at 12:00 PM
American Express : Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at 12:00 PM... See MoreSee Less
Global Latin Superstar Juanes to Launch 2018 North American 'Amarte Tour'
Latin Rock's leading global ambassador and the most-awarded solo artist in Latin Grammy history, Juanes, today announces the 2018 North American "Amarte Tour" with Latin Alternative's new leading-lady Mon Laferte. Produced by Live Nation and also including special guest Caloncho, the tour will kick off April 20 in Orlando, Florida and continue across North America for an additional 15 dates, wrapping May 20 in Temecula, California.
This is not the official facebook event.
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Shania Twain Announces Headlining 2018 Now Tour!
Shania Twain shared plans for the extensive Now Tour, which will kick off on May 3rd, 2018 in Tacoma, Washington and run through early August, wrapping up in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Arena.
The tour will mark Twain's first since 2015's Rock This Country Tour, which, at the time, Twain announced would be her final run out on the road. This is not the official facebook event.
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Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
Local Presale : Wed, 29 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
Wine Crawl's most popular event, the Summer rooftop and terrace series in Chicago returns.
Join us as we venture to several new and old favorties as we soak up the sun in Chicago.
We will depart from our most popular stop BIN 36 (which will be our final tasting location when we return)
The Summer Crawl Features:
Food and Wine Pairings
Special VIP Limo Package
Both fun and educational for the novice to the experienced food and wine connoisseur
Should you have questions please email email@example.com
Or call 1-866-533-9884
Public Transportation is strongly encouraged. Metered Street Parking Available
The Fine Print
Must be over 21 or over, we cannot accomodate food allergies, No refunds all sales final unless the organizer cancels the event. Includes 9% amusement tax levied by the City of Chicago.
Other Crawls This Year
We've included links below for our other scheduled Wine Crawls. Please let us know if you have further questions. We look forward to you joining us.
Fall Wine Crawl - Oct 21st
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