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David Kaplan Book Signing Event

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Attention, sports fans! Chicago’s favorite sportscaster is coming to Chicago’s favorite store with his new book about Chicago’s favorite baseball team. David Kaplan—of ESPN Radio’s Kap and Co. and NBC Sports Chicago’s Sports Talk Live—will be stopping by Abt on December 2nd for an exclusive book signing event. His book, The Plan, chronicles the complicated efforts undertaken by Theo Epstein and the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ management to turn the MLB’s most lovable losers into a powerhouse, pennant-winning team. The Plan takes you behind the scenes to detail  the arduous overhaul that led to the Cubs’ meteoric rise and eventual 2016 World Series victory. Copies of The Plan will be available to purchase in-store, or bring your own copy by and get it signed by the Kapman himself.  No tickets are necessary, but we suggest RSVP-ing due to limited space.  Click the image or this link to RSVP.

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Serious Watchers Wanted! LG’s Cinema House is Coming to Abt.

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

LG’s OLED TVs marked one of the greatest advancements in TV technology since the dawn of the HD era, and this weekend you’ll have the chance to experience them in an environment that’s been expertly designed for some Serious Watching. The LG Cinema House is a travelling demonstration featuring LG’s flagship TV, the W7 Signature OLED TV (aka the “Wallpaper TV”) and its accompanying Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar. It’s a mobile marvel that illustrates the potential for at-home entertainment with LG products. Visitors to the LG Cinema House will have the chance to watch clips of Netflix’s most popular content, including Stranger Things 2, Okja, and Marvel’s Defenders. Space is limited, so to secure a spot, please click through below to RSVP. And get ready to do some Serious Watching!

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Help Choose the Winners of the Abt Halloween Costume Contest!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Halloween is one of the most eagerly-anticipated days of the year at Abt. Our annual costume contest is a full-day event that sees members of every department in the store get dressed in creative costumes. Some make meticulous plans a year in advance, and some may throw their costumes together the night before, but the result is a collection of colorful characters, all competing to win the coveted Best Costume awards. In addition to our in-store contest, we invite all of our fans to join in on a secondary contest that runs on the Abt Facebook page. Taking part is simple: just click “Like” on any of the photos you like, and at the end of the week we’ll tally up the totals. One individual costume and one group costume will each win a cash prize. Feel free to vote for as many photos as you would like, and check back next week to find out who our winners were!

Click through to enter the Facebook gallery.

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ABC’s Hungry Hound Visits Dylan’s Candy Bar at Abt

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Earlier this month, Steve Dolinsky, aka ABC 7 Chicago’s “Hungry Hound” food critic, stopped by our Dylan’s Candy Bar to sample some sweets in anticipation of Halloween. To celebrate the arrival of the spooky holiday, the segment aired this past weekend. Check out the video below to find out what he thought, and make sure to stop by for something sweet on your next visit to Abt.

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Celebrate Halloween with Abt!

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re in need of some safe, foolproof plans, we’ve got you covered! This Saturday, from noon-4pm, bring the family to Abt for an afternoon of Halloween fun. We’ll be making spooky (but not too spooky) crafts, trick-or-treating throughout the store, and taking photos of your creative costumes. It’s all indoors, it’s totally free, and kids of all ages are welcome. No RSVP necessary, just swing by!

 

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Experience the Abt Audio Innovation Event

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Click to RSVP to Abt's Audio Innovation Event

Join us on October 26th for our inaugural Audio Innovation Event, a showcase of some of the finest audio products available today. Representatives from over a dozen of the industry’s top brands will be on hand to answer questions and provide auditions of their most popular products! The Abt Audio Innovation Event is a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with the audio equipment of your dreams, from McIntosh amplifiers to Bowers & Wilkins speakers. If you’ve been planning on getting a new home theater system or are just looking for a better way to enjoy your record collection, you’ll get a chance to audition a wide array of products to help narrow down your search. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win a variety of exciting raffle prizes from the brands on display.

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MICHELE Trunk Show

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The arrival of autumn means it’s time for one of our favorite events of the year, the semi-annual MICHELE Trunk Show. All weekend long, exclusive, limited-edition MICHELE timepieces will be on display in the Abt Time Boutique. Experts from MICHELE will be on hand to answer questions and guide you to a watch that is the right fit for your style, your budget, and your wrist. Whether you want to get a leg up on holiday gift shopping, or just find a special new addition to your fall wardrobe, this trunk show is the perfect opportunity to discover something unique. The MICHELE Trunk Show runs on Friday from 5pm-9pm, Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

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2017 WGN-TV Back to School Kids Fair

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Each passing day in August brings us one day closer to that most bittersweet of late-summer events: the first day of school. For Chicago students, one of  the surest signs that the school year is around the corner is the WGN-TV Back-to-School Kids Fair. Every summer, WGN’s Fair gives Chicago families a little extra help in getting ready to go back to school. Local business are on hand to give out free treats and school supplies, medical professionals offer free health screenings, and Chicago entertainers like The Jesse White Tumblers are on hand for one last hurrah before the homework and early mornings start again. It’s one of our favorite community events of the summer, and we were more than happy to return for the BTS Fair’s 16th year, and hope it helped everybody get a little excited for class to start.

To see more photos and videos, visit WGN’s Back-to-School Kids Fair.

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Cruisin’ For Awareness Charity Car Show and R/C Race Returns!

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Mark your calendars! Later this month, the Cruisin’ for Awareness charity car show and R/C racing event returns to Abt for its fourth year in a row—and it’s bigger than ever.

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Test Your Mettle at the ASUS Gears of War Gaming Event.

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

ASUS is coming to Abt and giving you the chance to go head-to-head with one of the pros of the eSports world. Frank Tibbs, aka FranKo, of team Echo Fox, will be on hand next Saturday, taking on challengers in competitive games of Gears of War.

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