Wednesday, May 14, 2008

‘Chill’ out in style

Support local businesses today like Berry Chill in River North. (Photo: Berry Chill)

Today’s all about supporting cool local stuff:

Michael Farah—the chilled-out biz-ness man behind Berry Chill—gets props from ABC-7’s “190 North” today when they come to tape a segment on the popularity of this frozen yogurt couture shop that’s taken the city by storm. They’ll be there 10:30-11:30am, so show some support and head there for a mid-morning snack—if you’re in River North.

Also happening today is Fashion Columbia, the annual student-produced fashion show taking place at Columbia College Chicago (1000 S. Wabash Ave.; 312-344-6600). The show explores the theme of fashion and technology, with a signature hue of purple worked into the designs. 1pm. $35-$60.

More fashion hits the runway at Sura Thai Bistro (3124 N. Broadway, 773-348-8608), featuring fabulous threads from Lake View-area boutiques such as P+L, Andrea Vangna, His Stuff, Kreative Soul and Buffalo Exchange. The cocktail reception kicks off at 7pm with cucumber martinis, wine, hors d'oeuvres and Thai tapas; runway portion of the show begins promptly at 8pm. The first 100 attendees get a goody bag. $15.

Head west to the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (2320 W. Chicago Ave., 773-227-5522) for Taste on Chicago, an event showcasing the wares from West Town. "Check, Please!" host Alpana Singh signs copies of her book "Alpana Pours," plus you’ll get to sample wine, bubbly and vittles at this inaugural event. Benefits Smith Park. 6-9pm. Call 312-925-4052 for the $40 tix.

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