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:Big Shoulders Fund 10th Annual Bowl for Big Shoulders Fund
ABOUT: The Bowl for Big Shoulders is always a night to remember. Each bowling ticket or bowling team will enjoy three hours of bowling, beer, wine, soda, a dinner and dessert buffet, raffle, contests and so much more. Those with party tickets receive the same perks without having to hit the lanes and bowl! We look forward to seeing you there! 100% of the proceeds will support the Auxiliary Board Scholarship Fund, providing inner-city children access to a quality education regardless of religion, ethnicity or economic background.
LOCATION: 10pin bowling lounge | 330 N State St.
WHEN: Monday March 13
TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ADMISSION/COST: Single Bowling Ticket $100| Party Ticket $50 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: Siskel Film Center | 164 N. State St.
WHEN: March 3-March 30
ADMISSION/COST: Varies CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chicago Enterprise Tech Meetup
ABOUT: Join us at TechNexus from 6-8pm to hear from a panel of executives from some of Chicago’s largest tech startups. We’ll be discussing a range of topics related to mobile development and adoption. Ed note: (While I realize there’s a shortage of women tech executives but they exist even in chicago and omission of at least one, even if it is filling a quota so to speak, on this is sad sad sad).
LOCATION: TechNexus | 20 N. Wacker Dr.
WHEN: Wednesday March 15
TIME: Reception: 6pm
ADMISSION/COST: RSVP CLICK HERE
EVENT: The 8th Annual Rock the RED Fashion Show
ABOUT: The Red Pump Project invites you to the 8th Annual Rock the RED Fashion Show. Rock the RED helps us commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is on March 10th annually. This event also serves as a fundraiser that allows Red Pump to continue to do work both online and in 6 cities to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.
LOCATION: Chez Event Space | 247 E. Ontario
WHEN: Saturday March 18
ADMISSION/COST: $45 – $75 CLICK HERE
EVENT: A Night on the RunWade
ABOUT: Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade will host the fifth annual fashion event A Night on the RunWade, themed “Reflections,” returning for the first time in Chicago, A Night on the RunWade presented by DSquared2, to share Wade’s passion for fashion and raise funds to benefit the Wade’s World Foundation. Runway looks from Dsquared2’s Fall/Winter 2017 pre and runway collections will be presented. RunWade guests will emerge into an evening curated by Wade where his two passions – fashion and charity–collide in one unforgettable night. All proceeds from the event will go to Wade’s non-profit organization, the Wade’s World Foundation, to benefit the Chicago community.
LOCATION: Revel Fulton Market | 1215 W Fulton Market
DATE: Sunday, March 19
ADMISSION/COST: Individual ticket $175 VIP: $350. CLICK HERE
EVENT: Silent Party Chicago “Afrobeat”
ABOUT: Join us Friday, March 17h at The Promontory for another “AFRO-BEAT” edition Silent Party! Don a pair of Urban Fêtes headphones and rock with 3 DJs spinning the hottest Hip-Hop, R&B, Top 40 and Afro-Beat hits from all eras.
LOCATION: The Promontory | 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.
WHEN: Friday March 17
ADMISSION/COST: $10-$15 CLICK HERE
EVENT: Designer Brandon Maxwell Personal Appearance
ABOUT: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Swarovski Womenswear Winner and Lady Gaga favorite, Brandon Maxwell will make a personal appearance at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue. Meet designer Brandon Maxwell as he showcases his spring and fall collections.
LOCATION: Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue | 767 N. Michigan Avenue Second Floor – Fine Apparel
WHEN: Thursday, March 16
ADMISSION/COST: please call 312.694.4005
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