by David Cohen

Do not miss out on this annual SOLD OUT event!

Co-Chairs Sean Kotwa, Sean Ward, Christopher Hubbard, David Kaufman, Tom Segal and Dennis Remer invite you to a fresh new fusion of art, entertainment and stunning Windy City views!  

Absolut Wrapture, the 11th annual winter art auction & cocktail event for the Chicago House will take place on Thursday, January 24th,  2013, at 6p.m., on the 99th Floor SkyDeck at the Willis Tower.  The event will be presented by Absolut Tune, a sparkling new bubbly fusion, alongside delectable hors d'oeuvres from J&L Catering

30 local Chicago artists will donate their original art, an artistic theme that will represent the mission of Chicago's House  and will incorporate the bottle of Absolut Tune. All art will be auctioned off in support of Chicago House’s urgent programming to men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised from Absolut Wrapture will go directly towards the operating expenses of Chicago House.  Now in our 27th year, the five housing programs and the broadly based community case management, prevention, and employment programs reach over 1,400 men, women and children affected by HIV and AIDS, with life-sustaining support.  

Almost one third of the annual operating budget comes from the revenue generated by the signature special events, and we Chicago House is proud to have Absolut Wrapture as their most unique fundraiser to date. "We rely on the compassion and creativity of the Chicago artist, design and architecture communities to partner with us in this important and truly unique fundraising experience" said Jeremy M. Hilborn, Manager of Special Events Program.                                             

Willis Tower, 99th Floor SkyDeck  • 233 S Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL • Doors open at 6 p.m.

Advanced Tickets: $99
Includes hors d'oeuvres and complimentary Absolut cocktails.

VIP Tickets: $150
Includes exclusive early access at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, complimentary Absolut cocktails, photo-op on the SkyDeck Ledge and a VIP gift package of items including Garrett Popcorn and Kiehl's!

To purchase tickets visit
For more information call Beth at (773) 248-5200 x303.  

photos: from left to right. Mark, Edwin, Kenny.

Online “Strip-a-thon” raises almost $26,000; Winner is Mark from Jackhammer

Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 2012—Contestants representing a dozen Chicago bars and restaurants competed for the title of “Chicago’s Sexiest,” in Test Positive Aware Network’s (TPAN) fifth Bar-lesque fundraising event and online strip-a-thon which took place during the month of November. Bars competing in the contest included Avenue Tavern, Downtown Bar and Lounge, DS Tequila, Co., Halsted’s Bar and Grill, Hydrate, Jackhammer, The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, Minibar, The North End, Sidetrack, Taverna 750, and Touché. In total, the bars and contestants raised $25,841 to support TPAN’s HIV programs and services.

The online competition ended promptly at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 30. The winner was named shortly after midnight on Saturday, December 1st at the Closing/Victory Party held at The North End. Contestant Mark, representing Jackhammer, was named “Chicago’s Sexiest,” for raising $8,297, the most ever raised by a single contestant in the contest’s five-year history. The runner-up was Edwin, representing Avenue Tavern, who raised $4,558, and third place went to Kenny, representing Downtown Bar and Lounge, who raised $3,130. For more information about the 12 contestants and to see their photos, visit Donations are still accepted online, but will not affect the contest winners.
If you could turn back time... if you could look pretty for the holidays? 

 What will you do? 

Do I have the perfect answer for you?

Yes, It's Botox® Night! 

Just in time for the holidays 
An evening of turning back the clock.  Wine and cheese will be served!

Tuesday, December 18th 6:00-8:00pm at 
Dr. Griffin's Office 3710 North  Halsted Street, Chicago

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by David Cohen

I know most guys don’t like to admit it, but they hate wrinkles just as much as women do. Yes, We all hate to age, but wrinkles are part of the process and it is really hard to avoid them, unless you are Dorian Gray! 

One of the newest trends in the last few years is actually Botox for men. And whether we like it  or not, a visit to a to a cosmetic specialist is becoming more accepted or more "normal." Apparently it is the "in" thing to do these days. 

In the US alone over 400,000 Botox treatments were done on men last year, and there is no stop to it! Personally I'm not crazy about the idea, but if I had to choose between Botox or body waxing or bikini wax for a man, and apparently that's becoming popular too, I will choose in a second Botox.