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Contest Mon Sep 20 2010

HBO Launches Speakeasy Events in Chicago to Celebrate the Premiere of "Boardwalk Empire"

You may have heard David Bianculli on "Fresh Air" today say that the only television show being released this fall worth watching is "Boardwalk Empire." Well, in the spirit of supporting the only television show worth watching this year (according to him), I have news.

In celebration of "Boardwalk Empire", Cornerstone promotions is kicking off a unique month-long speakeasy campaign, and they asked me to tell you about it. Passwords will be distributed weekly to local market influencers, which will allow them to enter some of the most exclusive speakeasies in Chicago and receive complimentary prohibition-era cocktails. Here's a list of those events:

  • Bar Deville (1958 W. Huron St.) Tues. Sept. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 7pm - 9pm
  • Violet Hour (1520 N. Damen Ave.) Wed. Sept. 22, 29 & Oct. 6, 7pm - 9pm
  • The Exchange (1524 N. Milwaukee Ave.) Thurs. Sept. 23, 30, & Oct. 7, 7pm - 9pm

To register for the weekly passwords for your chance to get access to these exclusive events, visit http://mailer.cornerstonepromotion.com/pages/rsvp/hbo-boardwalk-empire-hooch-hook-up-chicago

In addition to that, "Boardwalk Empire" is giving one of ya'll assorted HBO DVD boxsets ("Sopranos" Season six part two, "Deadwood" season three, and "Rome" season two), a "Boardwalk Empire" hip flask, and a Boardwalk Empire USB drive. To be in the running for these goodies, just comment on this post. Three lucky readers won this one! Thanks for reading!

One winner will randomly be selected this Friday, September 24. Good luck and happy guzzlin'.

 
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dpham / September 21, 2010 3:07 PM

Sounds awesome. I'd like to win!

Brian L. / September 21, 2010 3:09 PM

Such a cool contest. It combines my three favorite vices: sloth (tv watching), gluttony (flasks are for lushes) and vice (Ancient Rome? Channeling Caligula)

suchluck / September 21, 2010 3:10 PM

I thought the series opener was enjoyable. One curiosity, was the photo of his widow the same actress who played Alma Garret in Deadwood?

Matt D. / September 21, 2010 3:21 PM

I've been looking forward to Boardwalk Empire since its first preview. First episode lived up to the hype!

Cassie I. / September 21, 2010 3:27 PM

A hip flask? Well, that sounds fantastic.

Art L. / September 21, 2010 3:28 PM

Very cool. The pilot of Boardwalk Empire was uncommonly good.

Brian Jones / September 21, 2010 4:13 PM

I want that Boardwalk Empire USB drive so much it hurts . . .

Sarah / September 21, 2010 4:33 PM

yippeeee i like teeveeee

Greg / September 21, 2010 5:17 PM

When I think of oldey-timey Atlantic City, I think of USB drives.

Heather / September 21, 2010 5:36 PM

Interesting! Looking forward to the show, and what an interesting promotion!

Zach / September 22, 2010 3:59 PM

Prohibition-era USB drives? Count me in!

hip flasks / October 13, 2010 8:27 PM

Very good selection of such a beautiful website, thanks for sharing and keep adding more and more websites.

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By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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