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Christina Hendricks coming to Michigan Avenue for shopping fest

  • Promotional image of The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard.
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August 19, 2013|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

If you're mad about "Mad Men" and want to catch a glimpse of Christina Hendricks, Michigan Avenue is the place for that celeb sighting.

Hendricks is expected to make an appearance on Thursday in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Ave.) to kick off the 12-day Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard, which runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2.

She is the special guest host of the #ShopFest, a fall fashion runway show with bites, cocktails and a performance by Jason Derulo starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Other events planned for the fest include:

  • The Pamper your Pooch weekend with a complimentary photo session on Aug. 24 at Pioneer Court and a 90-minute canine cruise on Aug. 25;
  • A Magnificent Taste culinary event on Aug. 27 in Pioneer Court with celebrity chefs Rick Bayless and Art Smith for $125 general admission tickets to raise money for Common Threads;
  • Wow Bao eating contest on Aug. 28 at Water Tower;
  • Sunrise yoga on the Terrace at Trump Hotel for $25 on Aug. 28

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