Weekend Bender: the Underground Parties for a New Partner, Vince Vaughn’s Comedy Show, Arts & House Beats

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What’s up beautiful people of Chi? This week is sure to be a celeb-infested weekend bender. Lots of your favs are out and about around town soaking up the humidity and fabulousity. So grab a cold one as we relive Endless Summer and stay Forever Young.

The Underground Celebrates a New Partner

Friday, July 23, 10 PM

Join Chicago Socialites/Restaurantpeneurs Billy Dec, Brad Young, and Arturo Gomez as they welcome Benjamin Newby as their new partner at The Underground. The UK-transplant has been manager/master mixologist since the club’s haute inception. With the party in his honor, there’s sure to be bottles poppin’. RSVP: [email protected]

The Underground, 56 W. Illinois. 312.644.7600. http://www.theundergroundchicago.com/

Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show

Friday, July 23, 9 PM For one night only, Vince Vaughn and Kevin James are hosting Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show, a night of stand up and sketch comedy with national comedians Richie Minervini, Steve Byrne and Bill Burr and surprise special guest guests. Vaughn and James are currently in town shooting a new Ron Howard comedy starring Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah through August 11th.

Park West Theatre, 322 W. Armitage Ave. 773-929-5959. http://wwww.parkwestchicago.com/

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest

July 23 – July 25, 12-11 PM Taking place between the 2250 and 2850 blocks of Milwaukee, check out local art exhibits, gallery stars and all things pretty. Talent from the Chicago Ballet Center and indie bands like Jon Drake and the Shakes, the 1900s, and Detholz! will be performing alongside comedians Adam Burke, Cameron Esposito and others. Bonus: there are three beer gardens. Get your culture on.

2600 N. Milwaukee Ave 847.675.2580. http://www.milwaukeeavenueartsfestival.org/

The Silver Room’s Sound System Block Party

July 24, 11-10 PM

House Music for All. With a fabulous lineup of DJs, live mural painting and fashion shows, this 8th annual event is sure to “bring the house down.” The official after-party’s at Double Door for jazz and soul musician Peven Everett. Bumpin’ until 3 am.

The Silver Room. 1830-1860 W. Evergreen Ave. 773.278.7130. http://www.thesilverroom.com/blockparty/

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