People/Events/Accounts: News about the I.C.B. Publicist Awards, Questex, D.C. Art Book Fair, and More

CHICAGO: Play Kitchen & Cocktails has opened in Gold Coast. The 3,600-square-foot restaurant serves American fare helmed by executive chef Melva Jarvis and innovative cocktails from beverage director Michael Finnegan.

The fourth annual Long Grove Vintage Days will take place August 17-18.

LOS ANGELES: The International Cinematographer Guild’s annual I.C.B. Publicist Awards luncheon will take place February 7, 2020, at the Beverly Hilton.

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles  

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The 11th annual Florida Keys Heroes Tribute will take place Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1, at Hawks Cay Resort, Villas & Marina.

NEW ORLEANS: Sephora’s Makeup Fun House will take place July 4-6 at Sephora French Quarter. Timed to Essence Fest, the pop-up will offer mini makeovers, dry hairstyling, and more. 

NEW YORK: The Empire State Building will host the official weigh-in ceremony for the Nathan's Famous 2019 Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 3. The contest will take place July 4 in Coney Island. 

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will host its 10th Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance on July 20 at Wickapogue and Old Town roads. 

Wythe Hotel will kick off Sunset Sounds, a live concert series curated by Iamsound Records and featuring up-and-coming musicians, on July 16. The five-part series will take place every other Tuesday this summer at Lemon’s, the hotel’s new summer rooftop concept from Jon Neidich and Golden Age Hospitality.

Questex has appointed Rhiannon James group president of its pharma and technology brands.

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork

WASHINGTON: The third annual D.C. Art Book Fair will take place July 7 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 


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