Food, cocktails, music and mayhem begins today with Chris Boykins MTV's "Rob & Big" at Macy’s River Oaks, Kentucky Derby Soiree in Hammond, then cruise through to Cinco de Mayo and Election Day on Tuesday.
Township, Music for Everyone: Township, a recently renovated venue space at 2200 N. California with eclectic taste in music, is hosting Chicago Underground Hip Hop with Black on Black Rhyme, Netherfriends, Chris Crack, HFNS, Iceface & DJ Lake Effect tonight and Music Garage presents Radar Eyes, Negative Scanner and Gel Set on Saturday. The Chicago Boogie Ensemble entertains every Monday at 9pm featuring John (BOOM) Brumbach on Tenor Saxophone and Erwin Helfer on keys. Vocal styling by Katherine Davis. $5 cover.
Chris Boykins at Macy’s River Oaks Tonight: Chris Boykins of MTV show- “Rob & Big” will be in Calumet City tomorrow for a personal appearance at Sean John Macy’s River Oaks. Christopher will be joined by Chicago’s own WGCI 107.5 DJ and radio personality DJTimbuck2. Fans are invited to meet Christopher “Big Black” Boykins as well as shop the latest styles from Sean John. The first 200 customers to receive a wristband, beginning at store opening, will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with him. Christopher “Big Black” Boykins was inked by Sean John as the face of Big & Tall and appears in the Fall 2014/15 Dream Big Campaign along with other industry mavens who are living out their dreams in their professional endeavors. Shoppers who make a Sean John Sportswear purchase of $75 or more will receive a free Sean John duffel bag (while supplies last). The event starts at 5:30 pm.
It's Just Serendipity and Freddy's Host a Kentucky Derby Soiree: First annual derby day party at Freddy’s Steak House on Saturday begins at 3pm and lasts until 11. Red Carpet photos with a real live horse from 3:30 - 5:15pm. Guest are invited to find special attire for the occasion at It’s Just Serendipity and there will be prizes for Best Hat and Best Dressed/Outfit awarded after the race. (Bring your friends, the guests will be voting for the best hat and outfit.) You can get a special discount on derby day duds today and tomorrow at It’s Just Serendipity. Mint juleps will be $5 and the menu includes Kentucky Pecan Pie, Run for the Roses Pie, Kentucky Slow-Cooked Ribs and Kentucky Bourbon Sweet Potatoes. Music by Larry the K from 4- 7 pm and live performance by James Libera 7-10 pm.