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Polar Plunge @ North Avenue Beach
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Polar PlungeThink you’re fun? Take the test! Last year more than 2,300 spirited people participated at this unique and memorable event! Whether you go knee high, waist high or take the full plunge, all are welcome to attend!

Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $150 to support the programs enjoyed by our nearly 5,000 Special Olympics Chicago athletes throughout the year. Plungers will receive a souvenir t-shirt and a warm towel when exiting the water!  Participants younger than 16 years have to have parent or guardian sign event waiver.

After you plunge, enjoy a sweet treat- Eli’s Dippers!

Irish Cheesecake Baking Contest: @ O'Brien's
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

irishcreamCalling all bakers!  Eli’s Cheesecake and O’Briens invite bakers to enter the “Cheesecake with an Irish Twist” Bake-off on Sunday March 2, 2014 at 2PM at O’Brien’s located at 1528 N. Wells St. in Chicago. 

Eli’s currently makes Irish Cream and Irish Mint cheesecakes which are favorites at the St. Patrick Day Parade Queens Contest. Cakes will be judged on originality of flavor and appearance. The winning recipe will be produced by Eli’s bakery through the month of March, and will be available for sale at Eli’s Cheesecake World retail store and served at O’Briens! Proceeds from the winning cake sales will benefit Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.  Winner also receives one year supply of Eli’s Cheesecake (one per month).

Please call/email Eli’s Cheesecake to register: Mary Gale 773-308-7019

Bakers should bring their entry and recipe to O’Briens on Sunday March 2, 2014 at 2 PM. and plan to stay to present their

creations to the judges. 


Please note:  Eli’s prides itself on using the finest all natural ingredients. When baking the winning recipe, Eli’s will interpret it as closely as possible using 

Eli’s standard of ingredients. 

Hollywood on State: A Red Carpet Celebration @ Gene Siskel Film Center
Mar 2 @ 11:00 pm

Gene Siskel 2014Join us for glamour, gourmet food (including Eli’s Cheesecake!) and libations, and watch the Awards on the Big Screen!

Doors open at 6:00. The 86th Academy Awards® HD Telecast begins at 7:30 p.m.

This year the Gene Siskel Film Center is proud to be recognizing Five Chicago filmmakers and a festival dedicated to celebrating filmmaking in the Midwest. The filmmakers are Pamela Sherrod Anderson, Xan Aranda, Stephen Cone, Ky Dickens, Maria Finitzo and the festival is Mike McNamara’s Midwest Independent Film Festival.

Cocktail Attire • Valet Parking Available

Chicago’s Birthday Celebartion @ Eli's Cheesecake Bakery Cafe
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 12:00 am

Chicago FlagCelebrate the City of Chicago’s 177th birthday with Eli’s Cheesecake- Chicago’s Finest!
Enjoy a FREE slice of Original Plain Cheesecake with Cherry topping all day long at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe.
Limit 1 per person. In-store only. No to-go containers.

Chicago’s 177th Birthday @ Daley Plaza
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 1:00 am

Chicago FlagOur fair city turns the big 177 this year, and Daley Plaza is holding the official birthday party. Drop by Daley Plaza all day and enjoy sweets from Eli’s Cheesecake, live music and more.

Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Place: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington

Cost: Free. For more information, visit