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The ChiGuide Prepares for Takeoff

Thursday kickoff party to celebrate new events web site



    The ChiGuide Prepares for Takeoff
    The ChiGuide will host a launch party on Thursday night at Landmark Bar + Grill.

    A new Web site and weekly newsletter aims to keep Chicago in the know about all the cool things to do in the city. will fully launch at the end of the month. Founder Alexander Lurie has collected experts in a variety of fields such as food, music, dining, nightlife, arts & culture and sports.

    "We're run by everyday Chicagoans -- people who really know the city inside and out, and we filter out the best from the rest every week," Lurie said.

    The team is throwing a Red Carpet Launch Party Thursday at 9 p.m. at Landmark Grill + Lounge (1633 N. Halsted). The $20 ticket includes a hosted bar, passed appetizers and giveaways. Pre-sale tickets are almost sold out, and cost $25 at the door.  And for the hardcore NCAA fans -- yes, the game will be on.

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    Net proceeds benefit Imerman Angels, a one-on-one cancer support network.

    Thursday's event is the first of what the group plans to be numerous ChiGuide hosted events throughout the city.Full disclosure: is the official video provider for