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: Siskel Film Center Neighborhood Night
ABOUT: An evening of quality cinema and community. On Neighborhood Night, everyone is a Film Center member paying only $6 per film; if you are already a member, the price is only $5. Between films, from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm, enjoy delicious refreshments and conversation with other movie lovers!
LOCATION: Siskel Film Center | 164 N. State St
DATE: Monday March 20
ADMISSION/COST: CLICK HERE
EVENT: 53rd Annual Television Awards
ABOUT: Cinema/Chicago will pay special tribute to Dean Richards, longtime entertainment reporter and critic for WGN-TV and WGN Radio 720AM, legendary television commercial producer Joe Sedelmaier and Amazon Studios.
LOCATION: AMC River East | 322 E. Illinois
WHEN: Thursday, March 23
ADMISSION/COST: $75 and include a pre-event cocktail receptionCLICK HERE
EVENT: Imperial Lamian 1 Year Anniversary Celebration
ABOUT: Celebrate River North’s Imperial Lamian’s one year anniversary.
LOCATION: Imperial Lamian | 6 W. Hubbard St.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 22
ADMISSION/COST: Invite only
EVENT: PAWS Animal Magnetism
ABOUT: Animal Magnetism is a pet-friendly celebration for PAWS Chicago supporters and their furry friends. Hosted at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, the event welcomes more than 600 of Chicago’s urban professionals and pet lovers for a night of cocktails, food and drinks, dancing, pet entertainment and a fabulous silent auction.
LOCATION: Morgan MFG | 247 E. Ontario
WHEN: Friday March 24
ADMISSION/COST: $150+ CLICK HERE
EVENT: Joy the Baker Over Easy Book Signing
ABOUT: Self-taught baker and food photographer Joy Wilson, the colorful personality behind popular food blog Joy the Baker which launched in 2008, is celebrating the release of her third cookbook, Over Easy. Books will be available for sale on the day of the event at $27.50.
LOCATION: Read It & Eat | 2142 N. Halsted St.
WHEN: Saturday, March 25
TIME: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m
ADMISSION/COST: RSVP CLICK HERE
EVENT: YWCA Chicago 2017 New Look of Leadership
ABOUT: YWCA Chicago’s 5th Annual New Look of Leadership Fashion Event spotlights some of Chicago’s top business leaders who, through their professional work and community impact, support racial equality and the advancement of women.
LOCATION: Macy’s State Street | Narcissus Room
WHEN: Sunday, March 26
TIME: 11:30 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
ADMISSION/COST: $125+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
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