THIS WEEK: 12/22-12/28

MONDAY: MOTOWN MONDAYS W/RESIDENTS JOHNNY WALKER & DJ INTEL

Never enough motown dance parties in this city. Plus, this place always has $3 whiskey shots and that is a beautiful thing.

East Room, 9pm, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Sexy Santa Ladies Night @ Bottle N Bottega, FREE Mondays at Empty Bottle [Yup, still FREE], In The Round @ Uncommon Ground on Devon, Woman Power Holiday Show @ Schuba’s


 TUESDAY: TALIB KWELI PLAYS THE SHRINE

Brooklyn, represent.

The Shrine, 9pm, $20-$30

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: The MOTH Storyslam, PBR-Oliday feat. White Mystery DJs [FREE], Relax Attack Jazz Series @ The Whistler [FREE], Smith Westerns Play Schuba’s, Feel Good Festivus (for the restivus) [FREE], IFPA Pinball Tournament [FREE], Second City’s Holidazed and Confused at Up Comedy Club


 WEDNESDAY: LAST DAY OF THE CHRISTKINDLMARKET

 This place is so kitschy and good, you can’t help but get into the Christmas spirit.

Daley Plaza, 11am, FREE [unless you buy stuff, of course, which you will] 

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Off the Hookah at The Shrine, Trivia @ Municipal Bar + Dining Company


 THURSDAY: MERRY CHRISTMAS, YA FILTHY ANIMALS

If you’re gonna do one thing today, it might as well be dancing: Weird Christmas @ Beauty Bar [FREE]


FRIDAY: THE PALMER SQUARES, COJACK & COMPANY, THE WHOEVERS, DAN KANVIS PLAY THE ABBEY PUB

12.26.14Christmas is over, people. It’s time for some hip hop.

Abbey Pub, 8pm, $10

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: The Palmer Squares at Abbey Pub, Superfriends Dance Party @ Slippery Slope [FREE], The Very Merry December Holiday Show, Disco Biscuits: New Year’s Run (Night 1), Impala Sound Presents: Kung Fu Fink! at Emporium Arcade Logan Square [FREE]


SATURDAY: ODD OBSESSION FILM SERIES & DANCE PARTY TING!

Watch a movie and then dance the night away, FOR FREE?! We’ll be the first in line for that plan.

The Whistler Movie 7-9pm, Dancing 9-3am, FREE 

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: BLVD Records Holiday Bash, Holiday Thorne Rooms @ Art Institute of Chicago, Empires play Lincoln Hall, Fake Limbs @ Hideout, Mark Farina spins @ Smartbar


SUNDAY: HOLIDAY MAGICAL LIGHTS AT BROOKFIELD ZOO

It’s just not possible to go to TOO many holiday light shows in zoos. Just not possible.

Brookfield Zoo, 4-9pm, Free w/zoo membership or $15 

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: 10th Annual Alex Chilton Birthday Bash @ Empty Bottle, HAVOC: SOUL, BOOGIE, DISCO, AND AFROBEAT @ The Whistler [FREE]

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THIS WEEK: 12/15-12/21

MONDAY: PORN AND CHICKEN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE PARTY

Yup, you read that correctly. Cowabunga, dude!

Evil Olive, 10pm, FREE W/RSVP before 11

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Discount Day @ The Field Museum, Essay Fiesta @ The Book Cellar, Louder Than a Mom @ Martyr’s, Best Night Ever Comedy @ GMan Tavern [FREE], Motown East Room, Soul/Funk Open Jam @ Underground Wonder Bar


TUESDAY: DECEMBER NIGHT MARKET

Play games. Buy stuff. Drink beer. Repeat.

Emporium Arcade Logan Square, 5pm, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Bubbly Creek Bluegrass Band plays Half Acre Taproom, New Beer Launch Party: Goose Island’s Imperial Rye IPA, Brown Ale + more! [FREE], Relax Attack Jazz Series [FREE], Pungent Parlour Lit Event [FREE], Tiny Miles and the Big Kids Play The Tonic Room [FREE]


WEDNESDAY: CIMMFEST PRESENTS: A DOUBLE FEATURE SCREENING OF… BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE AND WHEN BJÖRK MET ATTENBOROUGH

Björk double feature. Hold on to your weird swan costumes!

Lincoln Hall, 8pm, $10

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Zoo Lights Holiday Fun Run [FREE], Music Box’s Alternative Christmas Double Feature, City Winery Wine School: Sparking Wine, Curbside Yuletide Book Thing [FREE], A Survival Guide to Holidays lit event, CELLRS at Emporium [FREE],  Daryn Alexus plays Schuba’s, ROUGE! Vintage Holiday Party [FREE]


THURSDAY: CRAFT BEER SYMPOSIUM

So you’re saying that I can get drunk and grocery shop all in the same evening and it’s acceptable because we call it a symposium?! OK!

Whole Foods Market: 1550 N Kingsbury, 5pm, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Paint & BYOB, Division Ale House Ugly Sweater Party [FREE], Redbull Sound Select Presents: FL, Saba, Tree, Adler After Dark: Santa Saves Mars


FRIDAY: A KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL

There will be a narrative analysis by The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology. Fellow earthlings, you are not gonna wanna miss this.

Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two, 8pm, $34

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Metalsmithing Class, Bad Grammar Theater at Powell’s Bookstore, Jingle Bell Rocks Documentary @ Brew & View, Estelle plays Thalia Hall


 SATURDAY: INTERSTELLAR DISCO CLUB w/ DJ Marty Mars

Gimme that night fever, night fever, We know how to show it *snaps fingers* *shakes hips*

The Whistler, 10pm, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: City Winery holiday Cookie Decorating Class, Sweatpants Bar Crawl, Made in Chicago Holiday Market, Empty Bottle Last Dash Xmas Bash [FREE], See Chicago Holiday Lights on a Segway, Soul Summit


SUNDAY: THALIA HALL HAUL

ANOTHER indoor market, you ask? Why yes. Don’t you still have some Xmas shopping to do? 

Thalia Hall, 12pm, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Logan Square Indoor Farmer’s Market, The Marrow, Storytelling Event @ Punch House, Slum Village @ Lincoln Hall

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THIS WEEK: 12/1-12/8

RABBIT RABBIT FRIENDS –

Welcome to December, AKA the home stretch of the year. The cold weather has hit Chicago and the holidays are fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t treat yourself to a little bit of fun this week.

I don’t know if it’s because we are all about to max out our credit cards on gifts for families, friends, co-workers, etc., but there are a helluva lot of free and food-related events happening this week. If you attend any of the events mentioned here, please let me know in the comments! You can also tweet us @TheDailyDoChi to let us know where you’re headed, if there’s a cool event coming up we should write about, or just to say WASSUP. 

Stay warm out there, folks! And remember to DO SOMETHING FUN TODAY!

Cheers,

TDD

MONDAY: ZOO LIGHTS AT LINCOLN PARK ZOO

You’re gonna want to bring a date and a flask to this one. The lights are pretty but they won’t keep you warm…

Sundown, Lincoln Park Zoo, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Robert DeLong at Schuba’s [FREE W/RSVP!], Life of Yes! Meetup, Best Night Ever! Comedy @ Gman Tavern [FREE!], FREE Mondays @ Empty Bottle [yup, FREE], Club Lucky’s 24th Annual Christmas Decorations Unveiling until 1/11/15 [FREE, but you’re gonna wanna eat and drink there], Founder Therapy – roundtable for Chicago entrepreneurs [FREE plus cupcakes!], Movieoke @ The Whistler [FREE]


TUESDAY: MOVIE SCREENING – NICK CAVE – 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

It’s a documentary! No. It’s a drama! No. It’s Nick Cave in a film about his 20,000th day on earth. Because, Nick Cave is an alien. No he’s not.

6pm doors, 7pm start, City Winery, $5

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: The Moth Chicago GrandSLAM Championship, 93XRT Big Holiday Concert: St. Vincent w/special guests, Future Islands at Chicago Theatre, Emo Night at Sportsman’s Club,


WEDNESDAY: OPEN MIC NIGHT @ ELBO ROOM 

go ahead, show ’em your skillz

8pm sign up, 9pm show start, Elbo Room, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: God, Sex and Death Variety Hour [FREE], Beer Release Wednesday at Revolution Brewery, BrewLights: Presented by Louis Glunz Beer


THURSDAY: 12 PLATES OF CHRISTMAS AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

This is one way to fit all of Christmas in your belly.

5pm, Art Institute of Chicago, $38 per person or $66 per couple

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Chicago Dead House Presents: Shiloh, Velocicopter, Hollow Mountain, Evasive Backflip[FREE SHOW] @ Emporium Arcade Bar, The Last Speakeasy: On the Eve of the Repeal, Presented by Chicago History Museum, Free Live Music at The Owl [FREE],


FRIDAY: THE INTERVIEW SHOW HOSTED BY MARK BAZER

OMG will TAVI be there?! 

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Honey & The 45s play the Metro, Wired Fridays midday dance party at The Chicago Cultural Center, The Rack of Khan: A Star Trek Burlesque, The Hoyle Brothers play Empty Bottle [FREE], Winterfest 2014 @ St. Viator thru Sunday! [most events FREE]


SATURDAY:  WAFFLE FEST @ EMPTY BOTTLE

Hip hop, chicken, waffles? HI. I’m there. 

8pm, Empty Bottle, $10 

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: 101WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas, Santa Hustle Chicago 5K, Gaper’s Block Holiday Party @ Metro, Renegade Craft Fair [FREE]


SUNDAY: FREE YOGA AT BRÜ CAFE

Who says you can’t pop a downward dog virtually anywhere? 

12pm, Brü Cafe, FREE

OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY:  Madonnarama @ Berlin Nightclub, Storysessions: The (mini) Road Trip, Get Off The Couch Presents: Sam Amidon, 

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This Week: May 19 – May 25

 

MONDAY: NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT: FILMS & RECEPTION

may-19-neighborhood-night-siskel-film-center6pm  .  Siskel Film Center  .  $5-$6   .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-longOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Chefs Collaborative Trash Fish Dinner, American Craft Beer Tasting with Hopleaf’s Micheal Roper, Monday Night Dining Series at Kendall College: Southwest & Great Plains, The Sunnyside of Lincoln: Food Crawl

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

TUESDAY: CRAVINGS ON CLARK: FOOD CRAWL

may-20-cravings-on-clark6-9pm  .  Clark Street  .  $30   .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Inspiration Kitchens – Garfield Park Chef Night, Pundamonium: The Chicago Pun Slam! at Double Door, [FREElyfe] The Green Suite: 10 Steps to Sustainability, Story Club Presents “The Crosstown Classic”, [FREElyfe] Dave Eggers Book Signing at 826CHI, [FREElyfe] Chicago Founders’ Stories at 1871: Eric Lunt, Co-Founder of FeedBurner, [FREElyfe] Women in Green May Get-together at Greenhouse Loft

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

WEDNESDAY: STORY SESSIONS: DEVOUR (FOOD-INSPIRED)

may-21-story-sessions-devour7pm  .  City Winery  .  $12  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

The Moth GrandSLAM at Park West, [FREElyfe] Local H: Live Studio Taping at JBTV, Green Cleaning 101 at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Mac & Cheese Potluck! A Smorgasbord of Ideas, [FREElyfe] Vocalo Presents: Music & Stories Ball of Confusion at Chicago Urban Art Societ

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

THURSDAY: AZIZ ANSARI: MODERN ROMANCE TOUR

may-22-aziz-ansari-chicago-theatreMay 21 & 22  .  Chicago Theatre  .  $35-$45  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Whiskies of the World Dinner at Schubas, [FREElyfe] #Rethink Music with Matt Dennewitz of Pitchfork, Brews for Boobs at Revolution Brewery, Grapevines & Wines at Chicago Botanic Garden, Imagine 2014: A Time Traveler’s Ball at Bottom Lounge

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

FRIDAY: 101 WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE: COMEDY SHOW

may-23-101-ways-to-fall-in-love-studio-BE7pm  .  Studio BE  .  $16  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

[FREElyfe] Creative Mornings: Victor Saad IIT Institute of Design, The Faint at Metro Chicago, International Mr. Leather Weekend (May 23-27), You’re Being Ridiculous at Mary’s Attic

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

SATURDAY: HOLY BOUNCING BOOBIES! A BATMAN BURLESQUE AT GORILLA TANGO

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11:59pm  .  Gorilla Tango Theatre  .  $25  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

[FREElyfe] Memorial Day Parade, Run or Dye 5K, Windy City Soul Club at Empty Bottle, The Mad Science Scavenger Hunt, Aquaponics 101 with The Plant, [FREElyfe] Soul Summit Dance Party at Double Door, Butterfly Haven Yoga at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, [FREElyfe] Slow Food Chicago Presents: Heirloom Tomato Seedling Sale at Bang Bang Pie Shop

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

SUNDAY: BIKE THE DRIVE

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5:30am  .  Lake Shore Drive  .  $15-$100  .  Register here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Deuce’s Absolut 1950s Throwback Memorial Day BBQ, Making Out With Wes Perry and Friends, Avenue Q at Mercury Theater, 38th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show, Talib Kweli at Metro Chicago

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


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This Week: May 12 – May 18

 

MONDAY: “ON THE TABLE” W/ ADA ST & COUNTY BARBEQUE

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6pm  .  The Hideout  .  $99   .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-longOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

2nd Story – At Your Mother’s Knee: Stories of Learning and Acceptance, UChicago Doc Films: Easy Rider, Fear No Art Presents: The Dinner Party at City Winery, The Moth StorySLAM at Haymarket: Animals, Monday Night Dining Series at Kendall College: Midwest

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

TUESDAY: A TASTE FOR THE ARTS GALA

may-13-taste-for-the-arts6:30pm  .  Millennium Rooftop Terrace  .  $350   .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Goose Island 26th Anniversary / New Lease, New Look Party, [FREElyfe] Interactive Arts & Media Showcase, Plant-Based Fast Food Kitchen, Human Rights Watch Film Festival (May 13-June 10), [FREElyfe] Beer & Food Truck Tuesday at Printer’s Row Wine Shop

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

WEDNESDAY: GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL

may-14-godzilla7:40pm  .  Music Box Theatre  .  $10  .  Details here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Class of ’88 Reunion Costume Party! at Fischman Liquors, Rodriguez at Chicago Theatre, City Winery Chicago Wine School: South America, TWO and Revolution Brewing Beer Dinner

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

THURSDAY: 5TH ANNUAL CHICAGO CRAFT BEER WEEK

may-15-chicago-craft-beer-weekMay 15-25  .  Multiple Venues  .  Various Prices  .  Details here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Cocktails with the Drunken Botanist at Morton Arboretum, Beer Under Glass Craft Brew Event at Garfield Park Conservatory, 2nd Annual Chef’s Playground to Benefit Academy for Global Citizenship, Adler After Dark: Terra Firma, Quince de Mayo Culinary Fight Club, 20th Anniversary Pig Roast at Smoke Daddy (May 15-17)

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

FRIDAY: YOU’RE BEING RIDICULOUS: COMEDY STORY SHOW

may-16-youre-being-ridiculous7:30pm  .  Mary’s Attic  .  $15  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Passport to Chicago: A Taste of Chicago Neighborhoods, [FREElyfe] Manifest: Urban Arts Festival, After Dark at Art Institute, Of Montreal at Lincoln Hall, Funny Ha Ha at Hideout, He Said, She Said: Food and Beer Pairing Dinner, Lana Del Rey at The Aragon

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

SATURDAY: LAGUNITAS BEER CIRCUS

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May 17 & 18  .  LagunitasChicago  .  $40  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Zoo-ologie 2014 at Lincoln Park Zoo, Haim at The Riv, Brain Squeeze: A Trivia Scavenger Hunt, Windy City Rollers – Ivy King Cup Championship, McGees 25th Annual Headsuckers Ball, Self Magazine’s Workout in the Park with Bob Harper, Sneaker Con Chicago

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

SUNDAY: COUPLES SCRAPTACULAR: BUILD SOMETHING

may-18-couples-scraptacular2:30-4pm  .  ReBuilding Exchange  .  $13  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

8th Annual Andersonville Wine Walk, [FREElyfe] Over the Moon: Lillstreet Loft Open House & Craft Party, Tennis at Lincoln Hall, Spring Spectacle: Bellboys, Bears, and Baggage at Redmoon (May 18- June 8), Chicago Food Swap at Green Home Experts, [FREElyfe] Chicago Bike Buddies BBQ & Ride, [FREElyfe] Peaceable Kingdom Movie Night at Karyn’s, Vintage Garage: Midcentury

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


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This Week: May 5 – May 11

 

MONDAY: CON AMIGOS AT THE BAR: TEQUILA DINNER

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7pm  .  The Drawing Room  .  $85   .  RSVP here

 

chicago-star-longOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Three Amigos! at Music Box Theatre, Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival, Monday Night Dining Series at Kendall College: Louisiana, Cocktails and Canvas at Trellis

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

TUESDAY: CITY OF CHICAGO FOOD TRUCK RALLY

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11am-7pm  .  Daley Plaza  .  Free   .  Details here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

[FREElyfe] MCA Live E-Dogz: Artist & Chef, Eric May, on Chicago Street Food, Animales: Master Puppeteer Transforms Everyday Objects at Chicago Cultural Center, [FREElyfe] How To Tuesdays: How to Bet on Yourself (Even When Other People Are Not), [FREElyfe] Uh Huh Her Live Taping at JBTV, Joseph Arthur at City Winery

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

WEDNESDAY: KOKEDAMA CLASS

may-7-kokedama-class6-7:30pm  .  Sprout Home  .  $40  .  RSVP here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Indie Film and Wine Series at Gallery Bar, Olive Oil/Balsamic Vinegar Tasting and Dinner at Sapori Trattoria, [FREElyfe] Nerdette Live Edition at Haymarket, XOCO Revolution: Beer & Mexican Food Tastings, Science to Humanity: Autopsy Seminar

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

THURSDAY: LESBIANOGRAPHY: LESBIANS AND SEX

may-8-lesbianography5:30pm  .  Chicago History Museum  .  $15-$20  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Beets & BBQ at Growing Power Chicago, 10th CineYouth Festival (May 8-10), BluesShout! Blues Dance Fest (May 8-11), Revolution Beer Dinner, Indie Boots Film Festival, Managing and Reducing Stress at Work Class, Legaris Wine Maker’s Dinner at Nightwood, Tequila and Spirits Festival

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

FRIDAY: 2ND ANNUAL CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL

may-9-chicago-critics-film-festivalMay 9-15  .  Music Box Theatre  .  $12-$150  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Around the World in 80 Sips at MCA, [FREElyfe] Life’s a Party, Crash It at Burton’s Flagship Store: Free Drinks, Food & Music, Rabbit-Less: A Magic Show for Cool People, Mac & Cheese Mingler, Chicago Reader’s Key Ingredient Cook-Off, Second Friday Booze & Cheese Mashups

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

SATURDAY: 7TH ANNUAL ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL

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2pm  .  pH Comedy Theater  .  $25-$40  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

American Beer Classic at Soldier Field, Lewis Black at Chicago Theatre, [FREElyfe] Chicago Art Girls Pop-Up Shop, Growing Power Good Food Revolution 5K Run/Walk, [FREElyfe] Schubas Gear Swap, Mother’s Day Truffle Making Party, 10th Annual Chicago Gold Coast Film Fest, [FREElyfe] Lego Animation Workshop at Chicago Cultural Center

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

SUNDAY: TOUGH MUDDER

may-11-tough-mudderMay 10 & 11  .  Richmond Hunting Club  .  $195  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-longOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Mom’s Day Planter Make It Take It at Rebuilding Exchange, Tracy Morgan at House of Blues, 2nd Story – At Your Mother’s Knee: Stories of Learning and Acceptance, Mother’s Day Painting Brunch Party at Bottle & Bottega, History Pub Crawl: Saloons of the Loop

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


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This Week: April 28 – May 4

 

MONDAY: FOUNDER’S STORIES: SAM YAGAN OF OKCUPID

apr-28-sam-yagan-okcupid6-9pm  .  1871  .  Free   .  Register here

 

chicago-star-longOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Koval Cocktail Class, Kendall College Dining Series: Florida & Gulf Coast, Trellis Cocktail Class, Movie Monday at The Drake: Suddenly

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

TUESDAY: SOUND OF SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

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7:30pm  .  Music Box Theatre  .  $8-$20   .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Peggy Notebaert Nature on Tap, Fictlicious at Hideout, The Moth StorySLAM: Blood, Sweat, & Tears at Martyr’s, Technori Pitch: Startup Launch Showcase

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

WEDNESDAY: CITYSWARM MARGARITA CRAWL

apr-30-margarita-crawl6:30pm  .  Multiple Venues  .  $57  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Beer Dinner at Feast with Revolution & Lillie’s Q, Goose Island Beer Academy: Experimental Beers, Terrarium Class at Sprout Home, Winemaking Class: Wine and Time with Robert Kowal

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

THURSDAY: CIMM FEST: CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL MOVIES & MUSIC FESTIVAL

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May 1-4  .  Multiple Venues  .  $35-$150  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Found Footage Festival at Music Box Theatre, 5th Annual Little City Food Frenzy, Chicago Home Theater Festival (May 1-25), Chicago Cocktail Social at The Galeria Marchett, Last day of the Palestine Film Festival

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

FRIDAY: WINE RIOT AT UNION STATION

may-2-wine-riotMay 2 & 3  .  Union Station  .  $60  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

SAIC Fashion 2014 in Millennium Park, Modern Vintage Chicago (May 2-4), The Interview Show at The Hideout, Check out what’s happening every Friday here

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

SATURDAY: MASH TUN FESTIVAL: NEW WAVE BREWERS BASH

may-3-mash-tun-brewers-fest3-7pm  .  Co-Prosperity Sphere  .  $35  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Cake & Whiskey Club: The Kentucky Bourby, Zombie Run 5K, [FREElyfe] Annual Cookie Social and Competition at The French Pastry School, Chicago24: 34 History Tours in 24 hours, Avondale Restaurant Crawl: Paseo de Restaurantes, 25th Annual Chicago’s Biggest Liar Contest

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


 

SUNDAY: AVENUE Q: THE MUSICAL

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April 23 – June 29  .  Mercury Theater  .  $20-$59  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-longOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Cold Frame Box – Make It Take It at Rebuilding Exchange, MCA Day Chicago: Beastie Boys Benefit at Liar’s Club, The Empowerment Project at Music Box Theatre

 

Plan ahead. Check out the Every Week page for recurring weekly events or discover the best things to do this month at the Monthly Must-Do.


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This Week: April 21 – 27

 

MONDAY: NEIL YOUNG AT CHICAGO THEATRE

apr-21-neil-young-chicago-theatre8pm  .  Chicago Theatre  .  $44-$354   .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-longOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Between Bites: Eating & Storytelling, Mustard Week Celebration at D.O.C. Wine Bar, Josh Ritter at City Winery, Kendall College Dining Series: East Coast, Wine Bash at Quartino, The World of Whisk(e)y Class at Sedgwick Stop  

 

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TUESDAY: PUNDAMONIUM: THE CHICAGO PUN SLAM!

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8pm  .  Double Door  .  $8   .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Eco Chic Painting and Wine Tasting at Bottle & Bottega Lakeview, [FREElyfe] Craft Boilermaker Night at Fountainhead, Pinball Gauntlet at Emporium, Potluck! A Smorgasbord of Ideas, The God, Sex, Death Variety Hour with Danny Black at Hideout, [FREElyfe] Raw Food Info Seminar at Karyn’s Raw, 20 Feet From Stardom Screening at City Winery  

 

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WEDNESDAY: SOUND OPINIONS: ALMOST FAMOUS

apr-23-sound-opinions-almost-famous7:30pm  .  Music Box Theatre  .  $10-$12  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

[FREElyfe] World Book Night Celebration and Mixer at The Book Cellar, Scotch Malt Whisky Society Dinner and Roof Deck Smoker, International Antiques Fair Opening Night Party, Time-Management & Efficiency Workshop, Oregon Tasting Party at City Winery, CitySwarm Buzzing Bar Series at Ranalli’s

 

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THURSDAY: LINCOLN SQUARE/RAVENSWOOD WINE STROLL

apr-24-lincoln-square-ravenswood-wine-stroll6:30-9:30pm  .  Lincoln Square & Ravenswood.  $40-$60  .  Buy tickets here

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Not Another Beer Dinner at The Dawson, Wine & Wildlife: Prairie Pioneers LP Zoo, Demetri Martin Live at Lincoln Hall, Food: What’s Possible Chicago + Potluck at CivicLab, CitySwarm Margarita Crawl, Forging a Sustainable Global Ecosystem Lunch Discussion, [FREElyfe] Bikes & Brews at Emporium, 2nd Annual American Whiskey Affair at Untitled (use promo code “whiskeylove” for 50% off)  

 

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FRIDAY: BACONFEST CHICAGO

apr-25-baconfest-chicagoApril 25 & 26  .  UIC Forum  .  $100-$200  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

WhiskyFest Chicago, C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (Apr 25-27), [FREElyfe] Chicago Critical Mass Bike Ride, Midwest Premier: Aftermass – Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland Screening, Tributosaurus Becomes The Beatles at Copernicus Center, [FREElyfe] Creative Mornings with Searah Deysach, Self-Care Co-Op at CivicLab, Chaos Cooking Launch Party at The Test Kitchen

 

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SATURDAY: TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER PRESENTS: 2ND ANNUAL SAFARI SUPPER

apr-26-tnd-safari-supper7pm  .  Multiple Venues  .  $75  .  Buy tickets here  

 

chicago-star-xlongOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

7th Annual Pinot Days Chicago Grand Festival, Michelle L’Amour’s “Old Time Strip Show”, Shaw’s Sushi School with Chef Naoki, American Cancer Society Walk & Roll at Soldier Field, [FREElyfe] Soul Summit Dance Party at Double Door

 

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SUNDAY: 5TH ANNUAL GREEN METROPOLIS FAIR

10am-5pm  .  Irish American Heritage Center  .  Free  .  Details here  

 

chicago-star-longOTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

Food Fight for Scleroderma, Mean Girls 10th Anniversary Brunch at Kit Kat Club, Super Hero/ Super Villain Bar Crawl, Moonshine + Monet at Hotel Lincoln, 2nd Annual Great Wedding Recyclery at Loft on Lake, Last Day of the International Antiques Fair (Apr 24-27)

 

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