Tonight: Summer Window Shopping

Plus, Yappy Hour and American Idol finale

By Marcus Riley
|  Wednesday, May 25, 2011  |  Updated 9:28 AM CDT
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"Idols" with Star Power

Prada's window display on Oak Street.

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SHOW YOUR STYLE: If you've ever wondered what retailers do to draw you into their stores, check out some of the best at tonight's Summer Window Contest party. Eleven notable people from Chicago's design, retail and education community have been judging window displays ranging from Best Buy on Michigan Avenue to Prada on Oak Street. Tonight, the winners will be honored at a cocktail reception on The Terrace Rooftop, Bar and Restaurant at the Conrad Chicago. 6-8 p.m., 521 North Rush St, Tickets $10

YAPPY HOUR: Head over to West Town's Frontier for the first monthly Yappy Hour event benefiting the Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation. Every fourth Wednesday of the month, at either Frontier, Lottie’s Pub or The Pony, enjoy a three-hour open bar and appetizers such as lollipop wings, sliders and the white bean hummus platter. Do it for the dogs! 6-9 p.m., 1072 North Milwaukee, $30

SHOWDOWN: Watch tonight's American Idol finale in style while in enjoying some of the best views of the city at Cityscape Bar. Sip on specialty themed $8 cocktails such as The J Lo, Randy’s Butter and The Idol Tini. Will it be Lauren Alaina or Scotty McCreery? We'll know the answer tonight. 7 p.m., 350 West Mart Center Drive, Holiday Inn Plaza, 15th Floor

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