Each week tune in to "The Weekly Show" for a segment we call What's Good w/ Billy Dec! As a Restauranteur, Event Producer and Entertainment TV Personality, Billy will share info on amazing fundraisers plus community and cultural events that are good for you and good for Chicago! To follow Billy Dec on Twitter and Facebook check out the link below!
FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE.
Chicago Artists Month, October 18th-20th, Pilsen/Little Village, FREE
Details: Highlight the creativity of artists throughout Chicago through both curated and non-juried events and programs. The 18th annual CAM is going "In the Neighborhood," in which every weekend CAM focuses on one of eight different neighborhoods with a series of art curated by local art experts.
Eleventh Hour Haunted House, All October at 7pm, Melrose Park, $19.95
Details: Voted a top Illinois Haunted House by Chicago Halloween Guide. Get scared and spooked in this frightening display of terror in its new location! Proceeds benefit local Chicago charities.
Heroes for Hope 5k/10k, October 27th at 7:45am, Downers Grove North High School, $12-30
Details: Raise money for Family Shelter Service with a 10k or 5k run. Wear your best superhero contest and try to win for best costume!
Halloween Pet Parade, October 27th at 1pm, Niche Restaurant, $10 per dog
Details: Bring your costumed pooch to compete in a contest awarding dog treats and gift certificates for the Latest Crave and Elements Massage at this benefit for Anderson Animal Shelter, which will be showing off pets available for adoption.
Technori Pitch Chicago, October 29th at 7pm, Chase Pavilion Lower Lobby, $15
Details: Chicago's monthly tech showcase, where geeks, yeeps and everyone in between meets. This month, join Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago as they highlight five up and coming fundraising organizations.
It's Raining Cats and Dogs, October 24th at 6pm, Galleria Marchetti, $175
Details: The Anti-Cruelty Society is hosting their 13th annual fundraiser for Chicago's oldest and largest animal welfare organization. Chef tastings, auction, music and NBC5's Andy Avalos will all be in the building, as well as pets available for adoption.
Scope it out 5k: Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness, October 19th at 9am, $30-40
Details: Join the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation in Chicago at Montrose Park for this run/walk to bring awareness to colon cancer.
22nd Annual Ringside for Mercy’s Sake, October 19th at 6pm, Chicago Marriott, $250
Details: Experience this electrifying, one-of-a-kind spectacular! Black-tie gala features live boxing bouts between financial industry employees, fine dining, dancing, live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
87th Annual Rush University Fashion Show Breathtaking, October 17th at 7:30pm, Palmer House Hilton, $300+
Details: The longest continuously running charitable fashion show in the country, and as such draws on the traditions of our rich history while infusing a fashion-forward, modern flair. This year the Woman's Board has committed to raise $500,000 to help advance the science behind the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
2013 Light the Night Walk, October 19th at 6:15pm, Grant Park, Prices Vary
Details: Illuminate Grant Park with lit balloons on this annual walk benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the book Jillian Conley is working on!
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Lead Lunchon 2013, October 10th at 12pm, Fairmont Chicago, $300
Details: CS and the YWCA invite you to the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Leader Luncheon 2013, one of Chicago’s most prestigious salutes to exceptional leaders. Proceeds benefit the YWCA’s effort in to providing programs for over 150,000 women & children in Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon, October 13th at 7:30am, Grant Park, Free for Spectators
Details: The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. Runners can raise money for individual charities or help the Marathon in their efforts to fundraise for Special Olympics.
Knocking Out Breast Cancer Fashion Show, October 13th at 5pm, Venue One, $250
Details: CS and The Barbara Bates Foundation invites you to the 2nd Annual “Knocking Out Breast Cancer” Fashion Show which will be held on Sunday, October 13th at one of the hottest new events spaces in the city, Venue One. The event is unique in that all the models are survivors of breast cancer or currently battling the disease.
Battle of the Bartenders, October 12th at 9pm, State Bar, $20
Details: Watch and drink as six guest bartenders compete for the top status and crowned champion. The proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks to Young Professionals.
Batting for Boobies, October 13th at 2pm, Sluggers, $35-100
Details: Come party at Slugger's in the batting cage for a night of baseball, music, comedy, and special guest appearances. Help raise money for the Busted Foundation provide assistance to local women experiencing financial hardships while battling breast cancer.