Return of “The Party”

It was a circus atmosphere -- literally -- at the newest party in town.

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Last Friday, nightlife impresarios Maxwell + Carter unveiled the first of a series of weekly events simply dubbed "The Party." We'll explain the pony in a minute.
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The Party is held every Friday at The Griffin Lounge (326 W. Chicago Ave.), and has a different theme each week that promises a unique experience.
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The kickoff event was called "Join the Circus," and features this live pony photo booth outside the venue.
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It also featured balloons for the girls (ladies), a face-painting booth and a cotton candy machine.
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Of course, at the end of the day, it was -- well, a party, with a live DJ and specialty cocktails.
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James Brown, the VP of Maxwell + Carter, their goal is to keep their guests entertained for "every minute of their experience."
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Friday the 13th's party is a disco-themed event called "DISCOver Uranus."
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Unfortunately, the pony is staying home for this one.
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The "First Day of Spring Cleaning Party" is on the 20th, where guests are encouraged to donate their "finest" Ed Hardy, Affliction and other unstylish apparel for free admission and a drink.
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These two are definitely invited.
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Again, the pony is not.
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The cover will vary for each party, but there usually won't be one unless it's a special event.
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Guests are encouraged to RSVP at vip@maxwellandcarter.com.
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