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GOLD COAST, RIVER NORTH - At the Morgenthal Fredrics store on Oak and Optica at the Shops at North Bridge this Friday and Saturday respectively, guests can preview one-of-a-kind handcrafted eyewear and receive custom-fit and custom-design consultations from designer Jeff Press. Morgenthal's signature one-of-a-kind buffalo horn frames are hand milled by master craftsmen in Germany and the brand is the largest retailer of luxury horn frames in the world. [Racked Inbox]
RAVENSWOOD - Hazel and Hazel Apparel on Montrose are hosting a Project Onward group show called Sight Seeing, which opens September 28, running to October 31. Works by Project Onward artists include Ricky Willis's charming water towers and apartment buildings, made out of cardboard and paper; Andrew Hall's tiny, intricate ink drawings of Chicago's architecture; selections from Adam Hines' series of "World Tour" drawings; and many more. Project Onward is a studio and gallery dedicated to the creative growth of adult artists with mental and developmental disabilities. The opening reception Friday, September 28 6PM to 9PM. [Racked Inbox]
RAVENSWOOD - Additionally at Hazel, on Saturday, September 29, there will be a trunk show featuring the new jewelry of Chicago designer Foxglove. A portion of the day's proceeds will benefit Project Onward. [Racked Inbox]
GOLD COAST - As a way to celebrate and congratulate this year's Chicago Marathon runners, The Spa @ Equinox is offering 15% off all massage services to those who participated in the Chicago Marathon. Runners just need to simply bring in their marathon bib to take advantage of this offer. Offer runs from October 8th through October 14th. [Racked Inbox]