''What's on Dec'' w/ Billy Dec April 12-18: Best Events, Concerts, Parties, Games, Fests...
Billy Dec, CEO of Rockit Ranch Productions, is here this week to share his picks for events to check out on this week's edition of What's on Dec.
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The Vampire Diaries Official Convention, Apr. 14-15 at 6:20pm, Westin O'Hare, $20-$54
Details: Meet some of the stars from the CW's hit show and listen to exclusive interviews.
Cocktails and Careers 2012, Apr. 12 at 6pm, Gallery KH, $35-$40
Details: Enjoy an after-work drink, networking, and catching up with supporters of The Cara Program.
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Say I DO to Beauty, Apr. 12 at 6pm, The Body Shop (3 N. State), FREE
Details: Get pampered with free makeovers, skincare consultations, Godiva chocolate, 10% off Body Shop products and more.
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Cotton Candy Couture, Apr. 12 at 6:30pm, Candyality in Water Tower, FREE
Details: See the showcase of "chic sweets" while getting a preview of the new collection of Jenna Zielbauer. There will also be donations accepted to benefit The Glass Slipper Project.
GOCA: The Elegance of Maturity Fashion Show, Apr. 13 at 6pm, Room 1520, $25-50
Details: After returning from New York Fashion Week, Omar Villalobos and Gordana Rasic of GOCA bring to you an experience unlike no other.
Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo C2E2 2012, Apr. 13-15, McCormick Place, $25-$65
Details: See the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.
Beautiful Bellies Fitness Series (PRE-NATAL), Apr. 14 at 8:45 am, Lululemon, FREE
Details: Join Bump Club and Beyond on Saturday, April 14, 2012 for our Beautiful Bellies PRE-NATAL FITNESS SERIES for MOMS-TO-BE!
7th Annual Race to Wrigley, Apr. 14 at 8am, Wrigley Field, $33-$40
Details: The 7th annual race to Wrigley benefits Chicago Cubs Charities and Children's Memorial Hospital.
Green Metropolis Fair, Apr. 14 at 10am, The Green Exchange, FREE
Details: This is an all day Earth Month Event to celebrate spring, sustainable living & wellness!
FabFest 2012, Apr. 15 at 9am, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, $500
Details: Giuliana Rancic hosts this event for Bright Pink where you get beauty tips, pampering spa service, goal coaching on breast/ovarian prevention and more.
Baconfest 2012, Apr. 14 at 12pm, UIC Forum, $75
Details: Festival celebrating all things bacon with over 100 restaurants presenting different bacon themed dishes.
Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies, Apr. 14-15, The Mac, $55
Details: Enter the world of enchantments with your favorite Disney musicals from the classic movies.
10 Spring Seasonal Beer Tasting, Apr. 12 at 7pm, Silver Cloud, $10
Details: Get into Spring by sampling 10 seasonal beers.
Ingrid Michaelson, Apr. 12 at 7pm, The Vic Theatre, $40-$75
Details: Come enjoy an amazing concert performance by Ingrid Michaelson!
CIMMfest 2012, Apr. 12-15, Various locations, $8-$60
Details: This indie film fest features 50 music-focused films from over 20 countries.
"Race to the Runway" for Y-ME NATIONAL BREAST CANCER ORGANIZATION, Apr. 13 at 6:30pm, Columbia College Fashion Building, Donation
Details: People will be able to sign up for the mothers day walk there will be a fashion show entertainment and silent auction.
SOX Home Opener on the North Side, Apr. 13 at 1pm, Fischman Liquors, No Cover
Details: Sox fans on the North Side can watch the game right in Jefferson Park with drink specials.
670 The Score 20th Anniversary Celebration Roast, Apr. 13 at 7pm, Belvedere Banquets, $100 21+
Details: Help celebrate The Score's 20th Anniversary in Chicago sports radio!
Bowl-a-Thon, Apr. 14 at 2pm, Timber Lanes, Donation
Details:Join Lakeside's Bowl-a-Thon to raise funds for our housing programs by pledging to raise $1000 per team.
TEDxIIT 2012 Conference, Apr. 14 at 9:30am, IIT Tower Auditorium, FREE
Details: This organization is dedicated to spreading ideas worth listening to from cities across the U.S. and the world.
Common Ground Foundation's Annual Awards Gala, Apr. 14 at 6:30pm, The Ritz Carlton, $250
Details: This gala and fundraiser is hosted by Common and raises funds to support our youth.
Rock for Rescue, Apr. 14 at 8pm, The Store, $15 suggestion
Details: A benefit for the animals of Virtually Home features live music by Shannon Richardson and by Catfish and the Dogstars.
Fitter & Faster, Apr. 14 at 11am, UIC, $75
Details: Meet and swim with Olympic legend Gary Hall and Kara Lynn Joyce. You can watch drills, get autographs, and listen in on a Q&A session.
Brides Run Weekly Running Club, Apr. 15 at 8am, Chicago lakefront, FREE
Details: Take a weekly run with other brides along the lakefront to help prepare for Brides Run Chicago.
Death Cab for Cutie, Apr. 16 at 7:30 pm, The Chicago Theatre, $22-?
Details: On tour and stopping in Chicago for a special performance at the Chicago Theatre.
The Fray, Apr. 17 at 7:30pm, The Riviera Theatre, $50-$100
Details: The Fray perform at The Riviera Theatre.
Saks Fifth Avenue Reunion Follies, Apr. 18 at 1:30pm, Wilmette Theatre, $10-$12
Details: Check out all the new looks of Spring 2012 with the latest fashions from Saks with fashion icon Nena Ivon.