Last Saturday, Sarah Vargo of Maven invited me to a sneak peek of the best-selling male review show, Thunder from Down Under. The performers were handsome, professional and RIPPED! Maven is hosting a show on Friday, June 25.
- Ian Maksin (The Cello Man)
- Don’t Worry, Be Happy MP3 on Amazon
- Love Shack on Amazon
- Broadway in Chicago
- Conan’s Final Tonight Show
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- Don’t worry, Be Happy video on Youtube
- Love Shack video on YouTube
- Happiness Coke Machine
- Snow Days / Explore Chicago
- Chicago Auto Show
- The Joynt Chicago
- La Scarola
- Cupid’s Loveshack Tickets
- Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown
There’s something funny going on in River North on Tuesday, October 20th. Sarah Vargo of Maven and Fred Farris of Key Management have teamed up with The Joynt to host Stand Up Against Cancer which benefits local charity Imerman Angels. The party and the awareness are going down at 650 N. Dearborn (@ Erie) and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate all the good things that are happening under Johnny Imerman’s inspiration!
The show starts at 6:30 and features a laundry list of talented comedians along with headliner Kira Soltanovich, from Girls Behaving Badly and The Phony Phone Booth on The Jay Leno Show. Have you seen this bit? It’s hilarious! What WON’T people do for a free picture?!?! You can find the clips here or check it out in this week’s edition of The SAUCE, hosted by Yours Truly, below. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door with limited seating.
**Hugs and Kisses from JenChicago.com!
Here’s is the reason I stayed up until 9 am this morning. Every week I think of something new to add and the learning curve slows me down. This week, I spent a lot of time writing out the entire script beforehand, shooting and the laborious process of editing. (I even ended up leaving a few segments on the cutting room floor. I guess that’s just how it goes, but it is some times difficult for me to edit things out that I know I worked hard at creating it all… but in the end, I believe that no act of creation is ever without value and the effort is never lost… even if not else ever sees it.
In any case, this is the best that I can do with what I have at this point in my life. I am happy know ing that… and yet… no artist is ever pleased. I keep asking for suggestions, but I don’t get them very often… Which may be a good thing since my skin may not be as think as it should be.
So in the words of Erykah Badu… “Keep in mind that I am an artist… and I’m sensitive about my sh*t.”
PS: Here is the script for the video for the hearing impaired.
The fun never stops in Chicago and this past Cinco de Mayo was another full night of fun! Youth Technology Corps is a local non-profit that came from extremely simple beginnings. Founder Dave Finkel gave some computers to some inner-city Chicago teens, who then figured out how to refurbish them on their own! This program now has the original teens doing outreach and being mentors in other countries like Mexico, thus the tie in with Cinco Del Soul.
As you can see, the event was skillfully executed with me as the host emcee for the night! Special thanks to Katie Bormaster, who invited me to participate and planned the entire event, including the video production! That girl called in a lot of favors with her very talented friends!
To find out more about YTC or to donate, click here.
PS: Can you hear me losing my voice?
The ChiGuide.com just had its launch party at Landmark on March 26, 2008. This new online publication holds a special place in my heart being a ChiGuide.com contributor myself. We tip off locals and visitors alike with the coolest and best of Chicago food, music, dining, nightlife, arts & culture and sports.
From one Chicagoan to another… Welcome to the world, ChiGuide.com.
From the website:
Maven Presents “Share the Love” Date Auction
Sponsored by TheChiGuide.com
Featuring Chicago’s Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes!
VIP cocktail reception and passed appetizers 6:30-7:30pm
Auction starts at 8pm!
Tickets $20 in advance and can be purchased at http://www.mavendateauction.eventbrite.com
Emcees Marcus Riley from NBC 5 Street Team and 24/7 Chicago and Liz Crokin from the RedEye and TheseBootsAreMadeForStalking.com!
JenChicago from http://www.JenChicago.com and NBC Chicago Street Team and the new ChiGuide
Jessica Zweig from http://www.CheekyChicago.com
Erica Bethe Levin from http://www.CheekyChicago.com
Jen Dombroski from http://www.evloveintimates.com
Itika Oldwine from NBC 5 Street Team and Ford Models
Molly Dapier from Birdsong 3: http://www.birdsong3.com/main/
John Abels from National Restaurant Association
Jon Ibrahim from NBC Chicago Street Team
Mookie Lee from Survivor: Fiji and Active Chicago
James Rhine from Big Brother
Cameron Croft from http://www.CameronCroft.com
Sadiq Samani from http://www.SadiqSamani.com
Vincent Anzalone http://www.vinceanzalone.com
Auction dates to benefit Keep On Keeping On Foundation! Check out www.keeponkeepingon.org