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Abt Charity Chili Challenge

Need a break from the winter weather? Come to Abt on February 1st for our first-ever Charity Chili Challenge! We’ll be hosting three renowned Chicago chefs in the kitchens of our Inspiration Studio, where they’ll each cook up a batch of their best chili, in hopes of being crowned champ. Proceeds from the event will go to the winning chef’s charity of choice. Guests will get to enjoy samples of each chef’s…

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Win a Tempur-Pedic Mattress!

One of the best things a person can do to improve their health and overall well-being is to always get good night’s sleep. For many poor sleepers, the problem is often a bad mattress. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to start sleeping better, this is a giveaway you’ll want to enter. Our friends at Tempur-Pedic have provided us with a king-size TEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze mattress to give away to one…

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Addison Osta-Smith Returns for Holiday

One of our most popular guests is returning next weekend for an encore presentation that could make you the star of your holiday cookie exchange. Addison Osta-Smith, BlueStar Cooking chef and winner of MasterChef Junior, will be back at Abt to bake some of her favorite cookies for the holidays. Come by to learn the recipe, ask Addison for some baking pointers, and get a taste of the finished product. Guests of…

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David Kaplan Book Signing Event

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…

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

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…

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Help Choose the Winners of the Abt Halloween Costume Contest!

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…

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

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!

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…

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Experience the Abt 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…

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MICHELE Trunk Show

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…

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