Chicago Events



Friday, October 10, 2014    

Ashley Pittman Personal Appearance and Trunk Show
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Neiman Marcus
737 N. Michigan Avenue

View the amazing collection of jewelry designer Ashley Pittman. Her jewelry is made with materials such as natural horn carved by a women’s cooperative, fair trade semi-precious gemstones, bronze and other materials indigenous to South Africa. Meet the designer! Ashley donates 10% of all profits to help fund the operation of a health center and school in rural Kenya in an area hit particularly hard by prolonged drought.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Retail Therapy, a pop up shopping experience by M Dot
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
W Chicago Lakeshore
644 North Lake Shore Drive

About M Dot: As the brain child of Fashion Designer Michelle Aquino and dot dot Designer Gaberial King, M Dot Design Studio (MDDS) has been producing the highest quality of limited edition ready to wear cut and sew garments since 2009.  With a vision of clean, sophisticated lines and modern twists on classic silhouettes MDDS produces clothes for you, not the masses. By producing smaller runs, we strive to set our self apart in a world of mass produced fashion. With every step from design, fabric selection, manufacturing the garments, to the custom fitting overseen by seamstress/designer Michelle Aquino we are able to produce garments of the highest standards. Free and open to the public!
October 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014

Equinox Rugby Workout
Thursdays in October 2014
Equinox Lincoln Park
5:45 pm-6:30 pm

Work out like a real rugby player! Equinox has created a sweat inducing, heart pumping boot camp class called Rugby Workout to get Chicagoans excited for the upcoming ALL BLACKS rugby match taking places at Soldier Field on Sunday November 1st. It’s the first game the New Zealand world champions have played on US soil in 34 years. The 45-minute workout will focus on strength, power, agility, coordination, and quickness. On the quest for killer athleticism, conquer multi-planar activities, which take into consideration players’ movement patterns, using ladders, sandbells, ViPRs, mini bands, stability balls, foam rollers and more! The class will begin with a dynamic active body warm-up, and finish with a myofascial release and stretch. You will leave feeling like the true athlete you always knew you were! The boot camp be available at Equinox’s Lincoln Park location every Thursday in the month of October from 5:45pm-6:30pm. Space is limited, contact Alison Fyfe at for details on availability.

Chicago Premium Outlets® Pink Event

Chicago Premium Outlets® will host its second annual Pink Event this October, encouraging shoppers to think pink, and save green, in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation®’s fight against breast cancer. For a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, donors will receive a Pink Event Discount Card redeemable for 25 percent off a single item at one of more than 40 participating center stores. Pink Event Discount Cards will be available, Oct. 1-31, at the Information Desk in the Chicago Premium Outlets Food Court. Shoppers can make one donation and receive one card per day. One hundred percent of proceeds raised will go to supporting Susan G. Komen’s work in the Chicago area, including the funding of breast cancer research at a number of Chicago’s world-class medical research facilities. Complimentary Chicago Premium Outlets Shopper Shuttle service from Chicago’s Union Station will be available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October with use of the promo code PINK. Shopper Shuttle reservations should be made 24 hours in advance by phone, 312-361-4111, or via the link on the Chicago Premium Outlets web site,
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