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: Launch 2017: Driving Fashion Forward
ABOUT: the Autohaus on Edens showroom will be transformed into a dynamic catwalk and fashion hub in conjunction with their yearly, can’t miss, North Shore fashion event. Launch 2017: Driving Fashion Forward is an exciting spring fashion preview featuring designs from some of the North Shore’s finest boutiques, a trunk show opportunity for guests to shop before and after the show and an investment in the fashion industry’s future with an emerging student design competition with Columbia College Chicago
LOCATION: Autohaus on Edens | 1600 Frontage Rd. Northbrook
DATE: Sunday, April 9
ADMISSION/COST: $80 General Admission; $100 VIP CLICK HERE
EVENT: “Strong Is the New Pretty” Kate Parker Book Signing Event
ABOUT: Come out for a book signing with phototgrapher/author Kate T. Parker. Take a photo showing your beautiful confidence and have a chance to win a 3 piece Athleta Girl outfit and a copy of her new book, “Strong is the New Pretty,” that captures the confidence of girls everywhere.
LOCATION: Athleta | 3415 North Southport Avenue
WHEN:Wednesday, April 5
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
ADMISSION/COST: Free CLICK HERE
EVENT: 2017 Midwest Rum Festival – Chicago
ABOUT: TheRumLab.com is proud to celebrate the 3rd MidWest Rum Festival in Chicago. The event is divided in two sessions. (1) Spirit Industry (2) Rum Aficionado Grand Tasting “General Admission.”
LOCATION:Logan Square Auditorium | 2539 N Kedzie Blvd
WHEN: Saturday, April 8
TIME: 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM
ADMISSION/COST: Varies CLICK HERE
EVENT: The Black Women’s Expo
ABOUT: Now in its 23rd year, The Black Women’s Expo presents an array of dynamic speakers and celebrities in seminar sessions, top musical artists on our main stage and more
LOCATION: Intuit | 756 N Milwaukee Avenue
DATE/TIME: Thursday April- Sunday April 9
ADMISSION/COST: Varies. The Phenomenal Woman Awards Gala Dinner ($100); Expo ($20+) CLICK HERE
EVENT: Vince Camuto Spring Collection Viewing
ABOUT: View the Spring 2017 Collection by designer Vince Camuto and enjoy a sweet treat on us. Be among the first to shop the latest from the brand!
LOCATION: Bloomingdale’s | 900 N. Michigan Ave
WHEN: Friday April 7
TIME: 10AM – 3PM
ADMISSION/COST: Free to attend CLICK HERE
EVENT: Zuvaa Pop Up
ABOUT: Shop beautiful African inspired items from the Zuvaa Marketplace. The Zuvaa POP UP shops are an opportunity for people around the world to experience beautiful high quality African Inspired garments from talented designers around the world.
LOCATION: Water Tower Place| 845 N Michigan Ave
DATE/TIME: Sat Apr 8: 11am to 7pm; Sun Apr 9: 12pm to 6pm
ADMISSION/COST:Free to attend CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center Because We Can Benefit Performance
ABOUT: Because We Can Benefit Performance and Reception, featuring The Bryant Youth Professionals and The Hiplet™ Ballerinas, was created to raise funds to support the next generation of dance excellence. It will include an insightful performance, with excerpts from CMDC’s repertoire from Ballet to Hiplet™. After the performance, guests will meet the dancers, board and artistic team, and enjoy food and drink at the reception.
LOCATION: Museum of Science and Industry| 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
WHEN: Sunday, April 9
ADMISSION/COST: Tickets: $100CLICK HERE
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