From Friday through Sunday, we know you don’t even want to think about work but rather looking for a fun distraction to occupy your weekend. Whether you want to explore new haunts in Chicago, relax, take in a show or have a night out on the town that’ll make your snapchat and insta stories followers green with envy, here’s what to get into this weekend. The Chicago Weekend Guide for April 7-9.
April 7 – The Raining Rose Experience at Fremont Chicago. Head over to the River North hotspot known for its lively brunch for their first Friday event. No matter if the weather isn’t sunny and 70, Rosé is a good idea anyday.
“Join us for the launch of The Raining Rose Experience at Fremont, where guests can enjoy cocktails, shareable plates, and unique events amidst artfully crafted decor new to River North! We’ll be featuring: Live Cocktail Stations for $5 (Sparkling Station, Freezemont, Build-Your-Own Mule Bar, Ring Toss Station).“
April 8 – See Ali Wong at the Chicago Theater. Two shows 7pm and 10pm. Tickets
“Ali Wong is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. With the recent release of her Netflix Special, “Ali Wong: Baby Cobra”, Ali became the first comedian to record a stand up special 7 months pregnant. Ali co-stars in the new ABC comedy, “American Housewife,” premiering this fall. After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay.”
April 7 – An evening with Rufus Wainwright. Friday’s show at City Winery is not sold out (as of 4/5). Get tickets here.
“One of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums.“
April 9 – Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar and Farmer’s Market.
“Promontory’s beautiful music venue for a gathering of the neighborhood’s best artisans and some of the South Side’s best farmers. Meet dozens of amazing vendors at our indoor crafts and farmers market while listening to Hyde Park’s deejay Sean Alvarez.“
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