Weekend: Mary J. Blige Hits Chicago

By Marcus Riley
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 2:32 PM CDT
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Weekend: Mary J. Blige Hits Chicago

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NEW YORK - JUNE 17: Mary J. Blige attends 'An Evening with Mary J. Blige and Friends' at Cipriani, Wall Street on June 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

THE 411: Chicagoans have several chances to catch nine-time Grammy award-winning singer Mary J. Blige over the next couple of days. If you can't snag tickets to her Sunday concert at the Chicago Theatre, hit the after-party at Le Passage. Blige will be in the house in conjunction with Ebony magazine's 65th anniversary celebration. Doors open at 9 p.m., but don't expect to see Mary J. until a couple of hours after that. If the nightlife isn't your thing, catch the singer at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue on Monday from 1-3 p.m. where she will launching her new sunglasses collection, Melodies by MJB, and taking photos with customers.

SINGLE BOYS: Reality TV lovers -- and single ladies -- will want to head to SUB51 on Saturday night to hang out with a whole crew of the contestants from season 6 of "The Bachelorette." Frank, Chris L, Craig R, Tyler V, Kirk and Ty will all be in the house, and since they were all rejected by Ali Fedotowsky, they may be looking for someone to help them soothe their wounds. In other words, a rebound. Guests are encouraged to call make SUB51 table reservations in advance at www.sub51.com.

DANCE ON: It's not a concert, but a dance music jam that will take you to the House of Blues Friday night for a lineup curated by DJ Dani Deahl. She's rounded up names such as video DJ prodigy Mike Relm, Willy Joy (Kid Sister's DJ), Zebo and Tittsworth. Expect a number of different styles, from Bmore to electro to indie rock and of course, a little hip hop, although it will likely be on the Kid Cudi or Hyper Crush tip. 9 p.m., 329 N Dearborn St, $20

PROST! Oktoberfest is the perfect time to hang out with St. Pauli Girl spokesmodel Katarina Van Derham, who is appearing all over town. Catch her at the Tilted Kilt Friday as she helps judge a look-a-like contest. The best lookalike will gets a $250 cash prize, plus, you can re-use that naughty little outfit for Halloween. 7 p.m., 17 N Wabash Ave

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