Head out to any of Chicago’s top restaurants this Saturday night and you’re guaranteed to get a killer meal — just don’t expect to see the head or executive chefs in the house. Rather than plating creations in their kitchens, our city’s top toques will be serving up their signature fare at the Meals on Wheels annual Celebrity Chef Ball, held Oct. 26 at the Zhou B. Art Center in Bridgeport.
Golf fanatics gathered to kick off the 2015 PGA Championship Oct. 17 at Studio Paris (59 W. Hubbard). President and COO of Kohler Co. and general chair of the 2015 PGA Championship David Kohler hosted the evening, getting guests such as Jon Harris, Doug Regan and Patrick Daley excited for the tournament, which begins Aug. 10, 2015 at Kohler’s Wisconsin course, Whistling Straits.
All blonde hair and pearly white teeth, Tamra Judge — star of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” — appears at first glance to be the embodiment of the O.C.: beautiful, affluent and eating a salad. But talking to her, it becomes clear that her fame is no accident.
Old-house lovers crave the chance to purchase a vintage home and fix it up. Imagine: buying a rundown residence, giving it a little love and suddenly, it’s worth twice the price you originally paid. Sounds good, right? Well, it’s not quite that easy — but renovation can be very rewarding. As two history-laden fixer-uppers hit the market this month, we ask brokers what it takes to turn an old house — with many original details intact — into a hot property.
Clear your schedule Oct. 24 for cocktails and shopping to benefit the Children’s Research Fund. Join co-chairs Peter Besinger Jr., Heidi Wagman, James Malackowski and Kristi Stathis from 6-8 p.m., and indulge in complimentary makeovers by celebrity makeup artist Troy Surrat while previewing his new collection. Purchase a key while you’re there to unlock extra gifts — including designer shoes and beauty packages by Surrat — and stop by Barneys New York between Oct. 22 and 24 to save 10 percent on all Barneys New York purchases. Best of all, Barneys will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the Children’s Research Fund, which supports basic and clinical medical research. RSVP: CRF@barneys.com, 15 E. Oak; Barneys.com
Walking, one could argue, hasn’t been the same since the invention of the wheel — but it’s also changed since the rise of the smartphone. With our heads perpetually cocked at a 45-degree angle, our eyes glued to the screen, our thoughts anywhere but where we are, the world often passes us by. To discover what you’ve been missing, visit “Of Walking,” an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography featuring eight contemporary artists whose works involve putting one foot in front of the other.
On Oct. 24, check out some of the newest craft beers from local brewers while supporting a remarkable cause. To celebrate both Oktoberfest and Breast Cancer Awareness month, Public House (400 N. State) welcomes Barley’s Angels — an organization that caters to female fans of microbrews — for an evening benefiting Lolly’s Locks, a charity that connects high-quality wigs with cancer patients who are suffering from hair loss as a result of chemotherapy, and who are unable to afford them. Sip on an array of craft beers from various breweries, snack on healthy bites specially prepared by chef David Blonsky, learn about the intricacies of the brewing process by chatting with cicerones and beverage specialists and try your luck with raffle prizes from Luxury Garage Sale, Essie, PopSugar and Rent the Runway. Attendees will take home a gift bag with food and beauty goodies from KIND, Exhale, Blowtique, Kiehl’s and more. $35 general admission, $55 VIP. Scoop up tickets here.