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Stretch Run Sports Club & Grille
For this week’s “Word On The Street” segment, we hit Stretch Run Sports Club & Grille, an off track betting facility in River North.
Stretch Run will no doubt be the place to be next Saturday, when Big Brown tries to complete the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes. In short, this place is a guy’s dream. TVs, TVs and more TVs, all playing sports from all over the world. Plus food. And beer.
The 25th Annual Chicago Blues Festival will be held June 5-8 in Grant Park. The weather hasn’t exactly felt like it, but for me, the Blues Festival signifies the start of summer.
Chicago is known as one of the iconic cities in the birth of this unique American art form, and the Blues Festival serves as an opportunity for flex our musical muscles.
Streets Of Chicago Hair and Fashion Show
For the fourth consecutive year, the “Streets of Chicago” Hair and Fashion Show will be held to benefit a local charity. The team behind Sine Qua Non Salon are behind the looks at the fashion show, which will also showcase local fashion designers.
Project Runways “Steven Rosengard” will also be on hand as a special guest designer.
If you want to go, you have to act quickly. The event will be held at the Victor Hotel on Sunday, and starts with a 6:30-7:30pm complimentary cocktail hour, followed by the fashion show which includes a multi-media presentation and live DJ.