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PF Flyers at Sir & Madame

Sir & Madame debuted PF Flyers new collection at their Hyde Park store Friday and kicked off the weekend in style. DJ Jay Illa spun some Kanye West and Heineken had beer on hand while attendees mingled with Stack Aly and Ouigi of the Brooklyn Circus. We were there as well, always supporting our favorite Chicago power couple – Autumn and Brian Merritt. Check out photos from the event below, Ouigi Theodore talking about PF Flyers, and shop Sir & Madame here.

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Lollapalooza at the Hard Rock Hotel

The only thing better than Lollapalooza at Grant Park last weekend? Lollapalooza chillin at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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Hebru Brantley’s Penny Candy

This weekend Hebru Brantley showcased his work, and foray into merchandise, at 902 S. Wabash Ave. It was a great addition to Lolla weekend, and luckily ACITM found some time to stop by.

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#ASOSRocks + VH1 Rules Lolla After Party, with Emeli Sandé and more

The #ASOSRocks VIP after-party at the Hard Rock Hotel was the place to be Friday night after Lollapalooza. With a line stretching down Michigan avenue and scheduled performances by Emeli Sandé and St. Lucia, those who managed a spot on the guest list for this intimate event were not ready for the long Lolla day to end just yet.

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Lollapalooza: What to do outside of Grant Park

Lollapalooza is all about the weekend as a whole, not just Grant Park part. Sure, 138 artists and groups on 7 stages will take over Grant Park August 2nd-4th, providing over 30 hours of music to over 300,000 people, but the fun doesn’t stop there. All weekend (starting Thursday August 1st), we have events picked out for you to make the best out of the experience. Why not spend Lolla like the VIP you see in the mirror?

Thursday

After an exclusive advanced screening of Focus Feature’s “The World’s End,” Filter Magazine  hosts a party to start a glorious and sure to be exhausting weekend at Logan Square Auditorium. Free drinks plus live sets by Smith Westerns and MNDR, the event starts at 9PM and is strictly 21+. Sponsored by PBR, do312, Fender, UBER, and more, be sure to give us a shout if you see us hanging out!

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Where You Should Be Tonight: Celebrating Our Beloved Chicago Flag with Next Star Vodka at Square One

Chicago-based Next Star Vodka is bringing back an old, forgotten holiday honoring the Municipal Flag of Chicago. Today is the anniversary of the day our Chicago flag was accepted by the city council, and to celebrate, Next Star Vodka is partnering with South Loop neighborhood bar Square One to host an event with tastings, $4 you-call-it Next Star Vodka cocktails and the unveiling of “The Wallace Rice”- a delicious, refreshing, spring cocktail honoring the creator of the Flag of Chicago. Acityinthemidwest is all for celebrating the best city in the whole wide, wide world, and we think there’s no better way to do it than with the local, craft vodka Next Star. Check out how cool the Next Star bottle is too.

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Fool’s Gold Rap Party at the Red Bull Guesthouse in Miami

The sun was blazing, models were dancing and Red Bull was flowing at the exclusive Fool’s Gold Rap party last Saturday at the Red Bull Guest House in Miami featuring A-Trak. The event was absolutely the highlight of my Miami vacation, and one week later I’m still reminiscing and wishing I could go back. A-Trak spun gold per usual and introduced special guest Alchemist who also played an awesome set. I learned two very important lessons at the amazing rooftop pool party: 1. don’t keep your cellphone in your pocket because there is a 90% chance you will be thrown into the pool and 2. four Red Bulls in the span of two hours may be too many. I suggest you change into your bathing suit, turn on your heat lamp and turn up the mix below, pretending you’re in Miami at the #rbguesthouse tonight.

Photos from the event below! (Photo Credits: Robert Snow / Red Bull Content Pool)

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Twitter reviews the 2013 Grammy Awards

Music’s Super Bowl was last night, and the stars were out in full force. Thanks to a zero-tolerance policy for lip-syncing, all performances were required to be live, helping us decide who really has it. We took to Twitter to review this years Grammy awards. Take a look below, and let us know your thoughts from last night!

Katy Perry says “What Memo?” Ellen Degeneres says “Damnnnnnnnnn!”

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“In A Perfect World” – New Exhibit at Gallery F

“In a Perfect World,” the new exhibit at Gallery F in Logan Square features cool, unique works of art in mixed mediums by NiceOne and LUCX. The work on Gallery F’s walls may look familiar to you- NiceOne and LUCX are street artists, and their pieces can be found throughout Chicago on the walls of abandoned buildings and plastered within Wicker Park alleys. Chicago is making its way into the art scene as new galleries and events such as 2nd Fridays in Pilsen make art more accessible and readily available. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s my top pick for you. Check out photos and the inspiration behind the work after the jump!

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The Numbered Days Loft Party @ Stan Mansion 1/26

Santa has come and gone, you got your midnight kiss, and now you’re left to face the painful reality of winter: cold walks to work, sweaty El rides, coat checks, lost mittens, empty bars, and too many trips to your local Redbox. Fortunately for Chicagoans, there’s this new outfit called The Numbered Days, where your pain is their inspiration. To ease the post-holiday humdrums and give you a night to remember, the young but experienced party hosts are throwing their second annual Loft Party on January 26 at Stan Mansion in Logan Square.

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