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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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Back to School Cooking Demo with MasterChef Junior’s Addison Osta-Smith!

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Looking to liven up your mealtime routine for the coming school year? Stop by Abt on Wednesday, August 16th, for a cooking demonstration with MasterChef Junior winner Addison Osta-Smith. Addison will be in the BlueStar kitchen—located in the Abt atrium—preparing some of her favorite Back to School meals. There will be plenty of delicious dishes to go around, and you may just find a favorite of your own! All kids in attendance will receive a free gift. Click the image below to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

 

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Experience the Samsung Gear VR in 4D at Abt

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

In just a few short years, Virtual Reality has grown from an expensive, high-tech toy into an approachable, accessible technology that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home for just a few hundred bucks. The Samsung Gear VR headset leverages the processing power and gorgeous display of the smartphones that millions of us have—Samsung Galaxy S6, S7 or S8 and their variants—to create an affordable option for immersive enjoyment of games and videos. Using the Gear VR is simple: pop in your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, follow a few voice and on-screen prompts, download compatible software, and get ready to have your mind blown. You’ll quickly be transported into a three-dimensional world, where every movement of your head translates to motion in the game, giving you the freedom to fully explore a virtual world.

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Windy City Smokeout is Back!

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

One of our favorite events of the summer will be back in Chicago next weekend. The Windy City Smokeout is a celebration of country music, BBQ cooking and beer, and it’s a rollicking good time. We’re excited to partner with Samsung and return as a sponsor for the third year running. All weekend long, fest-goers can rock out to country hits by more than thirty artists, including headliners Jake Owen, Kip Moore, and Lee Brice, at the Smokeout (560 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL).

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Win this Chicago Cubs Weber Q Portable Grill!

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Two of the best things about summer in Chicago are baseball and cooking outdoors, and this portable grill from Weber brings them together. Equally at home on your balcony or a party on the beach,  the Weber Q 1200 is easily portable, yet can quickly cook up a dozen burgers. Plus, it’s emblazoned with the logo of our hometown heroes, the Chicago Cubs. But best of all, it’s yours to win. Click through the image or the link below to enter for your chance to win!

Win a Cubs Weber Q Portable Grill

 

 

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Charles Krypell Trunk Show at Abt

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Over forty years ago, artist Charles Krypell started out on a journey that would lead to him becoming an internationally-renowned jewelry designer. His jewelry combines his background as a sculptor with a love for gemstones to create vibrant, three-dimensional pieces. We’re honored to welcome Charles Krypell as the newest brand available in the Abt Time Boutique. On April 23rd and 24th, we will be hosting Charles Krypell himself for an exclusive jewelry trunk show.

Charles Krypell Trunk Show

Sunday, April 23

10:30am – 6:15pm

Monday, April 24

10:00am – 9:00pm

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Unload Your Old Camera Gear at Our Trade-In Event

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Has your spring cleaning unearthed a trove of old, unwanted photography equipment? Instead of putting it back in the closet or simply tossing it, bring it by Abt on Saturday, April 22nd or Sunday, April 23rd for our Camera Trade-in Event, and you could leave with a pocketful of cash.

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