(April 21, 2015) – City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces a book release party for New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster and her new memoir I Regret Nothing. “Like that friend who always says what you’re thinking, just 1,000 times funnier,” Lancaster discusses her newest release with fans on Sunday, May 17, 2pm. Admission includes a champagne toast and a specialized I Regret Nothing wine key. Lauren Egierski from Pacific Rim will teach attendees how to properly open a bottle of wine to impress future party guests. Doors open at 1 p.m. Reservations are $10 at www.citywinery.com/chicago/
Sunday, May 17, 2pm at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph
$10 general admission includes glass of bubbly
In 1993 Jen Lancaster hit the road with eight sorority sisters, heading to the Sunshine State to soak up the rays and experience the ultimate college Spring Break: killer tan lines; a one night stand; a hangover so rough she promised to never drink again; and, most importantly, memories to last a lifetime. She returned home regret-free. Well, except for that little tattoo on her ankle…
More than 20 years later and now a New York Times bestselling author, Jen Lancaster is determined to play out her 40s on a high note—tackling all those things she wishes she’d done by now. In her new memoir I Regret Nothing (New American Library Hardcover; May 5, 2015; $26.95) the wickedly acerbic Lancaster continues her documented quest for self-improvement with renewed vigor, and this time with a bucket list.
Jen Lancaster is no stranger to creative reinvention, and is best known for her seven hilarious, laugh-out-loud, widely-acclaimed memoirs. Jen hit the scene with her 2006 memoir Bitter Is The New Black, a soul searching story of a woman trying to figure out what happens next when she’s gone from six figures to unemployment checks, which recently just hit the New York Times bestseller list in e-book nonfiction this past November. And as Jen matured—so did her memoirs. Most recently Jen lived a year imitating the lifestyle of Martha Stewart in The Tao of Martha (2013), and finally realized Froot Loops were not an appropriate dinner in Jeneration X (2012). Now for the first time ever, Jen commits herself to reaching lifelong goals and amending lifelong mistakes in I Regret Nothing.
Jen’s bucket list is anything but ordinary. From getting her tattoo removed, to learning to ride a bike, and even running a 5K (yes, running) Jen shares her sometimes bumpy but always hilarious attempts to better her life. Filled with enough snarky, sidesplitting comments to last you a lifetime this is Jen’s best yet and you don’t want to regret missing out on the memoir of the season.
All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages, unless noted.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, April 23 at noon. Only members of City Winery Chicago’s signature VinoFile™ program now have access to ticket sales, in addition to receiving: a waiver of ticket service fees; 50% off valet parking; Restaurant Loyalty Rewards, such as a free pair of VIP concert tickets for every $500 spent on food & beverage in the restaurant; exclusive membership-only events; and access to the proprietary City Winery Virtual Sommelier™, which helps make suggestions for wines one might enjoy based on past consumption at the venue.
To purchase concert tickets or for more information on becoming a VinoFile™ member, please call (312) 733-WINE (9463) or visit www.citywinery.com/chicago/.
Jen Lancaster joins a diverse mix of the most respected names in pop, rock, jazz, blues, world music, theater, dance, spoken word and comedy presented at City Winery Chicago, including previously announced headliners and supporting acts: John Waters – This Filthy World (Apr. 22); Joan Armatrading (Apr. 23-24 SOLD OUT); Stomp Your Feet to the Jammin’ Beat with Amy Lowe and KingKatz (Apr. 25, noon); Madeleine Peyroux with Pete Molinari (Apr. 25-27); Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series – Magic of Rhythm (Apr. 26, noon); Joe Louis Walker with A.J. Croce (Apr. 28); Story Sessions (Apr. 29); Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues with Sam Lay (Apr. 30); Eilen Jewell with Margo and the Pricetags (May 1); Alice Peacock with Anne Heaton (May 2, 7pm); The Giving Tree Band & Hot Buttered Rum (May 2, 11pm); Charming Axe and Sunnyside Up (May 3, noon); David Lindley (May 3); Rufus Wainwright (May 4-6); Tyrone Wells with special guests Dominic Balli & Emily Hearn (May 7); Kathleen Madigan (May 8, 7:30 & 10pm); Eddie From Ohio with Jake Armerding (May 9); Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell (May 10); Lee Ann Womack (May 13); William Fitzsimmons with Denison Witmer (May 14); Gary Louris (May 15); Jen Lancaster I Regret Nothing Release Party (May 17, 2pm); Buffy Sainte-Marie with Samantha Crain (May 17); Edwin McCain with Ryan Hommel (May 19); Cathy Richardson Band with Katie Todd Band (May 22); Joe Ely Duo with Rosie Flores (May 25, 2pm); Shelby Lynne (May 26-27); World Party with David Duffy (May 28-30); Chicago Philharmonic Sunday Series – Heavenly Harps (May 31, noon); Elizabeth Cook with Reed Foehl (May 31, 8pm); Charlie Mars & Clarence Bucaro (June 4); Griffin House (June 5); Red Baraat (June 7); Graham Parker and the Rumour (June 7-8); Sam Bush Band (June 11); The Pine Hill Project – Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell (June 12); Hackensaw Boys (June 14); Ryan Montbleau Band with The Crane Wives (June 17); Rich Robinson Band with Buffalo Killers (June 18); Wanda Jackson (June 19, 7:30pm); Martha Davis and The Motels (June 20); Snarky Puppy (June 23-24); Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam (June 25-26); Dr. John & the Nite Trippers (SOLD OUT June 28); Las Guitarras de España presents “Surabhi: a Melting Pot of Music” (June 29); The Bacon Brothers (July 6); Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers (July 7); Leftover Cuties (July 8); Pat McGee (July 10); Fred Eaglesmith and Tif Ginn (July 12); Paris Combo (July 14); Eric Roberson (July 15-16); Delbert McClinton (July 29); Maceo Parker (Aug. 13); The Steel Wheels (Aug. 14); Anne Heaton & Callaghan (Aug. 16); Norm Macdonald (Aug. 21, 7:30pm & 10pm); and Joan Armatrading (Oct. 7-8).
Opened in 2012, City Winery Chicago is a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, the 1911 building has been transformed into a contemporary 33,000 square foot haven for those passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. The décor evokes the romance of being in wine country, from the exposed stainless steel fermenting tanks and French oak barrels, to the aroma of fermenting grapes. Chicago’s only fully operation winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 90-point 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve pinot noir. With more than 400 unique producers from around the world City Winery is recognized with a 2014 Best of Award of Excellence “for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world” by Wine Spectator. The globally inspired, locally sourced, wine-focused food menu is conceived for pairing and sharing. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable “listening room” experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery’s commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Virgin Hotels Chicago is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit www.citywinery.com.