• thetiebar.com

Local company The Tie Bar is behind an effort to assemble the largest group of bow-tie-wearing nerds evah to set the Guinness World Record. If you’d like to be a part of this historic event, show up at Millennium Park (in Wrigley Square, near the corner of Michigan and Randolph) this Sunday, August 28, at 2 PM, wearing yours. The first 500 participants get a free bow tie, and for each person who takes part the company will donate $15 to Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago. An RSVP (respond on the Tie Bar’s Facebook page or email info@thetiebar.com) is not required, but you could win a free monthly bow tie for a year if you do.