The School of American Ballet Introduces: A Fall Affair

Miss Berg: “Where’s the sweat, Lisa?”
Lisa Monroe: “I’m working on it!”

-Fame (1980)

Movie classic, Fame, illuminates the unparalleled dedication, hard work and talent young NYC dancers possess in order to “make it” in the city. And, alas, Fame has come to life as The School of American Ballet produces A Fall Affair—the annual benefit event for philanthropic young professionals (21-30).

Chicago Weekend Roundup: October 4-6 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka, Borgore and Pharrell Williams

UIC Pavilion is providing the perfect musical storm this weekend, featuring club mogul Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka, and Pharrell Williams. House, hip-hop, and everything in between, will be pounding throughout this concert. Starts at 7pm and priced at $37-78.

Trader Joe's Ex-President's Innovative Approach to Food Waste

If there is one thing New Yorkers think about more than real estate, it is food; and now Trader Joe's ex-President, Doug Rauch, is adding some more food for thought.

Thowing out perfectly yummy food is a sad, sad occurance to behold, and it happens all the time. Ever work in the food industry? At the end of the day, it is the heartbreaking duty of closing employees to dispose of leftovers (and often, they are bounteous). This isn't just our opinion, dear readers, it is a fact that one-third of the world's food goes to waste every year. In the U.S., nearly 40% of our food gets thrown out either at the farm, grocery store, or in our own homes.

Say #NOMOREexcuses To Domestic Violence

“One in three women report being a victim of domestic violence; one in five women report being a victim of sexual assault” states the 'NO MORE Study,' conducted by GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications.

“60% of Americans, 15 years of age or older, know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Among the 70% of women who have experienced domestic violence and told someone about it, more nearly 60% said that no one helped them.”

Have a Beer with the Cast of Always Sunny

Besides the chance of banging out some time with Charlie and Frank, by entering the contest you will be helping the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that assists veterans who are recovering from combat wounds. We want you, not just the Nightman, to cometh on set!

If you win, your flight and hotel for two are totally included in this Sweet-Deal. The gang might not show you how to solve the gas crises, per se, but they will explain how they came to be, what it takes to launch a hit comedy (Danny DeVito) and what it’s like to have a drink at an imaginary bar with real people.

Philly Weekend Roundup: September 27-29 2013

Friday, September 27

This Friday, come experience the international dance music festival LIFE IN COLOR. Selling out over 500 shows worldwide, this event is sure to induce a mind blowing experience for dance music fans. Get your head bumping and your heart pumping from 6pm-1am at the Festival Pier (at Penn's Landing). This event is for 16+. Get tickets here.

Big Gigantic Supports Big, Gigantic Flood Relief for Colorado

As Colorado continues to work on recovering its flood-battered neighborhoods from the extensive damage caused by the September 12 flood, music mavens Big Gigantic, former residents of Colorado, have decided to team up with local friends, artists, and organizations to help support flood relief efforts.

Big Gigantic is still scheduled to perform Friday, September 27 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO and Saturday, September 28 at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Morrison, Co. Both of these shows will be Flood Relief Benefit Shows with a portion of the proceeds going to Conscious Alliance’s flood relief fund. Basic necessities will be provided to community members affected by the floods, which now includes 17,494 damaged homes; 1,502 destroyed homes; 11,700 people evacuated; 1,253 people still unaccounted for; 8 people have lost their lives; and 520 are currently in emergency shelters.

Wall Street Rocks: Battle of the Bands Completes Round 2

Over 500 supporters came to The Cutting Room this past September 18th, selling out the Round 2 show of Wall Street Rocks’ Battle of the Bands; marking this another successful round. The soon to be announced winner of round 2 will advance to the final stage at Roseland Ballroom in NYC on Thursday, December 5th to face off against round 1 winner Riffhanger. Audience members are asked to vote on their favorite band by text. Results from last night will be announced after the second round in September, providing the line-up for the final round in December.

Chicago Weekend Roundup: Sept 20-22 2013

Friday, September 20

18-year-old EDM prodigy, Danny Avila, has become one of the hottest acts in the world and can be seen performing this Friday at Castle Chicago. Dress to impress at this 21+ EDM concert taking place from 10pm-4:45am. Tickets between $15-20 and available here.

632 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610

pH Productions' pHlip Cup

The pH Comedy Theater's weekly improv show is taking on the Flip Cup, the popular drinking challenge, as their theme for the night. At the end of pHlip Cup, the pH team will challenge a Flip Cup team from the audience to come up on stage and try to beat them! If you win, you get prizes (besides public kudos). Show is $10 and begins at 8pm.

Mark Wahlberg Graduates High School

“I’ve got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight; I hope I don’t get in a fight. Ohhh, back to school…” Mark Wahlberg just aced the Billy Madison challenge: graduating high school as an adult. Congrats, Marky-Mark on earning your diploma via an online program, yesterday, Tuesday, September 17.

We guess Mark boogied one too many nights; It’s been 25 years since Mark Wahlberg has graced the halls of a school since departing from the 9th grade and ending his commitment to education (or so we thought).