Let’s face it, each week you are bound to be on the hunt for something to do in the city that’s out of the norm of just grabbing drinks or a bite to eat. We’ve scoured our inboxes and enlisted our favorite event organizers and organizations to bring you a curated list of fab things to do in Chicago all week and through the weekend. If you’re looking for fab things to do, where to make THE scene each week in Chicago, we’ve got you covered. From shopping events, fundraisers, fashion trunk shows, art events and more are some of the best Chicago events to add to your social calendar this week. If you make it to one or all of these, make sure you share on social media using the hashtag #MakeTheScene you just might see yourself in one of our social feeds.
EVENT:RIC’s SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITYLAB Grand Opening Gala
ABOUT: Rehab Institute of Chicago, RIC’s new research hospital is the only one of its kind on the planet. The incredible new facility design will adopt translational methods, integrating science directly with clinical care, to achieve never-before-possible outcomes and even cures. The Grand Opening Gala will be held inside the new hospital–an extraordinary celebration, befitting this extraordinary new resource. This will be the only time this facility will ever be used in this way, as the patients will move into it just two weeks later.
LOCATION: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab | 355 East Erie St.
WHEN: Friday, March 10, 2017
TIME: 6:30 p.m. Reception | 8:00 p.m. Dinner
ADMISSION/COST: $2,500+ CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chicago European Union Film Festival
ABOUT: From March 3 through 30, the Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes you to our 20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival. The largest festival in the nation showcasing films of the European Union nations, this anniversary festival presents Chicago premieres of 62 new feature films representing all 28 EU nations.
LOCATION: Mago Grill | 1010 S. Delano Court
WHEN: March 3-March 30
ADMISSION/COST: Varies CLICK HERE
EVENT: Lincoln Library Honors Neil Degrasse Tyson
ABOUT: The 10th Lincoln Leadership Prize Dinner, presented by The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation (ALPLF) will honor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History and the first occupant of the Frederick P. Rose Directorship at the Hayden Planetarium. Tyson – the first scientist to receive the coveted prize – works tirelessly to advance America’s science legacy. Captain James A. Lovell, famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission and a previous Lincoln Leadership Prize recipient (2010), will be presenting the award to Mr. Tyson
LOCATION: Hilton Chicago |720 S. Michigan Ave.
WHEN: Thursday, March 9
TIME: Reception: 6pm
ADMISSION/COST: $500 CLICK HERE
EVENT: DJ Nicky Siano @ Disco
ABOUT: Disco pioneer Siano, the former resident DJ at Studio 54 is coming to Chicago for an early birthday celebration. The film screening of Siano’s documentary “LOVE IS THE MESSAGE” begins at 8pm on the Rooftop Garden at Celeste and doors open at 11pm to DISCO when Siano will begin his DJ performance.
LOCATION: Disco | 111 W. Hubbard Street
WHEN: Thursday March 9
ADMISSION/COST: The event is open to the public with no costs but space is limited so RSVP CLICK HERE
EVENT: Jake Melnick’s St. Patty’s Day Brunch
ABOUT: The Gold Coast staple is celebrating St. Patty’s Day with their “Pre-Soak” Brunch for only $2 PER PERSON!!!! The buffet-style brunch includes scrambled eggs with cheddar, corned beef hash, mini potato pancakes, Belgian waffles with whiskey syrup, emerald fruit salad, hickory smoked bacon and grilled Irish soda bread. Drink Specials include Green PBR Drafts ($5/pint) and Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey Cocktails ($4) all day long. Flyer pasted below for your convenience
LOCATION: Jake Melnick’s | 41 East Superior Street
DATE: Saturday March 11
ADMISSION/COST: $2 brunch.
EVENT: Chicago Tech to Action
ABOUT: The event will organize the Chicago Tech community around action issues including immigration and equality.
LOCATION: Google Chicago | 320 N. Morgan Street. #600
WHEN: Tuesday March 7
ADMISSION/COST: Free with RSVP CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chowdah Fest
ABOUT: Thirteen chefs will try to outdo each other with traditional and contemporary chowder recipes at the 7th annual Chowdah Fest. Their goal: to win the title “Best Chowdah in Town. Participating chefs include: Cory Morris (Ronero), Carlos Gaytan (Mexique), CJ Callahan (Hopleaf), Johnny Anderes (The Kitchen Bistro Chicago), Dirk & Terry Fucik (Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet), Lamar Moore (The Smoke Daddy), John Scholl and Jesse Valenciana (ManBQue), Rob & Jeffrey Mazza (New England Seafood Co.), J Hart Wolf (da Lobsta), Donna Lee (Brown Bag Seafood Co.), returning 1st-Year champ! Proceeds benefit The Sea Scouts Youth Sailing Program at Columbia Yacht Club
LOCATION: Columbia Yacht Club | 111 N. Lake Shore Dr
WHEN: Monday, March 6
TIME: 6:30 to 9 p.m
ADMISSION/COST: $50 per person in advance or $55 at the door CLICK HERE
EVENT: NIKE+ Chicago Presents: NikeWomen International Women’s Day
ABOUT: Join Nike Chicago in celebrating International Women’s Day and the incredible women that inspire us. Experience a speaker panel of influential Chicago women, goal setting workshop, and a 2 mile run.
LOCATION: The Lakewood | 1758 W. Lake Street
WHEN: Tuesday, March 7
ADMISSION/COST: Invite only CLICK HERE
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