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. 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: James Beard Sneak Peek Soiree
ABOUT: Over 300 Chicago foodies, tastemakers and influencers. Tastings from 20 select Chicago restaurants. And one culinary legend — James Beard — who inspired not only this celebratory event, but also James Beard Eats Week and the James Beard Awards, known amongst the industry as the “Oscars of the food world.”
LOCATION: Untitled Supper Club | 111 W Kinzie St
WHEN:Monday April 21
ADMISSION/COST: $75 CLICK HERE
EVENT: Evening Associates After Dark featuring “Go”
ABOUT: The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago invites you to experience Go, the second installment of The Modern Series, with special guides and late-night access. Check out live performances by Monakr and Mano. Be sure not to miss interactive performances from acclaimed theatrical ensemble, Collaboraction, while sampling complimentary appetizers and cocktails from the cash bar. Attendees must be 21+, and valid ID is required upon entry.
LOCATION: Griffin Court @ Modern Wing | 159 East Monroe Street
WHEN: Friday April 21
TIME: | 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM
ADMISSION/COST: $15 (EA members); $25(Artic members+students); $35 (Adults); cash bar CLICK HERE
EVENT: ICELANDIC SPIRITS COCKTAIL CLASS
ABOUT: Don’t miss Taste of Iceland’s first cocktail class in Chicago! Led by Icelandic mixologist and Brennivin cocktail champion, Kári Sigurðsson, and The Gwen’s lead mixologist Jason Deatherage, this unique class will include interactive tutorials on how to make delicious craft cocktails. Reyka Ambassador Trevor Schneider will join Kári and Jason to give class-goers an introduction to Reyka and its distillery process. The recipes will combine traditional Icelandic concoctions with locally crafted spirits. The class is free and first-come, first-served. Must be 21+ to participate.
LOCATION: Upstairs at The Gwen | 521 N. Rush St., 5th Floor
DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 20 | 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
ADMISSION/COST: Complimentary registration CLICK HERE
EVENT: DRESS UP LIPS IN TOM FORD
ABOUT: Give lips a swipe of luxury with a TOM FORD lipstick. From velvet matte finishes to incredibly rich hues, a brand artist will personally help you find the right combination for any occasion. Try a natural or bold look from a selection of eight different TOM FORD collections to discover the one you love most.
LOCATION: Sephora Michigan Avenue | 605 North Michigan Ave
WHEN: Saturday, April 22
TIME: 12pm – 6pm
ADMISSION/COST: variesCLICK HERE
EVENT: Tim Quinn Personal Appearance
ABOUT: Meet Tim Quinn, Giorgio Armani’s Celebrity Face Designer and Vice President of Creative Artistry. Tim and his team will show you the hottest trends of the spring season. Please call to schedule your personal appointment.* *limited availability.
LOCATION: Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago | 700 North Michigan Ave.
WHEN:Wednesday, April 19
TIME: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ADMISSION/COST:Call for details: 312.799.5240 CLICK HERE
EVENT: An Evening With Historymakers
ABOUT: An Evening With The HistoryMakers, hosted by actor playwright Regina Taylor and actor Harry Lennix, will showcase the richness of Chicago’sAfrican American community – a richness that we all need to be reminded of, amidst all the violence and turmoil, and the significant loss of leadership in the African American community. This year, for the first time, The HistoryMakers archives will be made the focus, as the history and legacy of Chicago is told through stories from the Collection.
LOCATION: Arthur Rubloff Auditorium The Art Institute of Chicago | 230 S Columbus Drive
WHEN: Saturday April 22
ADMISSION/COST: $500+ CLICK HERE
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