Tonight: Bar Novo’s B-Day Bash

Plus: Guy grooming, fashion bash and meet Russell Simmons


FIRST BIRTHDAY: Bar Novo, located in the Renaissance Hotel, is celebrating its first anniversary tonight, which means you get to party. The crimson-hued lounge is offering half-off all menu items, $4 beer and wine and a party that includes a live band and DJs. 6 p.m., 1 West Wacker Dr, NO COVER

MEN'S DAY OUT: Fellas, if you want to look frighteningly good this Halloween, swing over to John Allen's for some freebies today. The upscale men's grooming club is team up with Poag Mahone’s Carvery and Ale House for an afternoon of complimentary services including complimentary shoe shines and deals on other services like haircuts and manicures. Drink and food specials along with some mandatory football talk will make you feel better about spending an afternoon grooming yourself with the guys. 3-6 p.m., 175 West Jackson, NO COVER

FASHION FORWARD: If Chicago Fashion Focus hasn't left you "styled out," head over to's fifth anniversary party tonight at the Grand Ballroom of the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. Chicago fashion designers Michelle Tan, Kate Boggiano, Diego Rocha and Orlando Espinoza will offer guests a sneak peek at their latest collections, a DJ will spin tunes and fashion- and shopping-inspired games will be on tap. 7-9 p.m., 20 East Chestnut St, RSVP here

RUN RUSSELL: Meet hip hop and entrepreneurial pioneer Russell Simmons tonight when he hits Macy's Men's Store at The River Oaks Center to showcase his newest designs for his menswear label, Argyleculture. Purchase $100 or more worth of merchandise from the new line and receive a limited edition Mini World Dog-tag Pendant and chain from Simmons Jewelry Co's signature Steel collection. 6 p.m., 96 River Oaks Center Dr (Calumet City)

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