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Monday, December 9

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MasterChef Viewing Party

Join MasterChef contestant Suzy Singh on the rooftop at The Wit tonight for a viewing party. Suzy has created a special Punjabi Flatbread Pizza for the event. The Wit is located at 201 N State Street. The party starts at 6pm with a contestant meet and greet. The show airs at 8pm and there will be post party celebrations at 9pm. All you have to do is show up.

The Moth StorySLAM @ Martyrs

The Moth StorySLAM returns to Martyrs, tonight's theme is "fireworks." 10 lucky readers will have their name drawn and get 5 minutes to tell a story, sans notes, onstage in front of a live audience. Stories are judged, and at the end of the evening a winner is declared. This event sells out very quickly (no, seriously), get to Martyrs (3855 N. Lincoln) early for a spot, even earlier if you want a seat. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 or online for an additional $2 service fee. Stories start at 8pm.

Heshima Kenya Fashion Challenge

Start with a scarf. Add hope. Create beauty. That's the theme of Tuesday's HK 2011 Fashion Challenge in which ten up-and-coming designers compete Project-Runway style. Each designer has 2 weeks leading up to the event to design an original women's look using a hand-dyed scarf from the Maisha Collective. Guests will also have a chance to bid on the designer looks created for the event. See the website for ticket info (General Admission : $50; VIP Tickets : $120). This event will be held at the West Loop's Room 1520 from 6pm to 9pm.

Summer Stroll @ Lurie Garden

Kick back and relax with a calming walk through downtown's Lurie Garden. Don't just enjoy these 2.5 acres of local flora, learn about it, too: garden experts will be there to answer all your questions. Meet at the south end of the boardwalk (overlooking Monroe) at 6pm, 55 N. Michigan Avenue (between Randolph and Jackson). Call (312) 742-5519 for further information.

 

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