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Fab Things To Do In Chicago This Week

Fab Things To Do In Chicago This Week

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 bit. Well if you’re looking for What 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, we’ll bring you a curated list of fab things to do in Chicago all week and through the weekend. Our picks for 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: Technori January Showcase

ABOUT:  If you are a startup or entrepreneur asking “How do I use Equity Crowdfunding to invest or raise capital?” This months showcase will feature startups unning active equity crowdfunding campaigns, and Ken Nguyen, CEO of Republic. Plus keynote address will be given by both an #immigrant AND #femalefounder, Women 2.0 co-founder Shaherose Charania!

LOCATION: Chase Auditorium | 10 S. Dearborn Street
WHEN:Tuesday January 31
TIME: 6-8:30pm
ADMISSION/COST:  $20. Save 20% using promo code: NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE

EVENT: Happy Birthday Langston Hughes: A Celebration In Poetry, Prose And Song

ABOUT:  Kick off Black History Month with a night featuring Regina Taylor, J. Ivy, Terisa Griffin, Jussie Smollett, Lynne Jordan, Malcolm London, Cheryl Lynn Bruce and Runako Jahi.
LOCATION: City WInery | 1200 W. Randolph St.
WHEN: Wednesday Feb. 1
TIME: Doors open 6pm; begins 8pm

EVENT: Rio First Friday Party

fremont the rio experience
ABOUT:  Fremont is unveiling a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, just in time for Carnival. The venue will be transformed into a completely new social dining concept at the start of each month. Boasting whimsical themes inspired by pop culture and timely happenings, the restaurant and bar will drastically change the décor, music, DJ attractions and specialty food and drink items to provide guests with a continually rotating program filled with good times and great company. Fremont’s happy hour offerings, and playful elements like a shot ring toss and jello shots. At 10 p.m., Fremont’s second floor will open up to live Brazilian-inspired entertainment with samba dancers.
LOCATION: Fremont | 15 W Illinois St., Chicago
WHEN: Friday Feb.
TIME: 5pm- close varies
ADMISSION/COST:  Your food and drinks CLICK HERE

EVENT: John B @ City Winery

ABOUT:  It’s Jon B! Jon B, who came from a musical family, made his debut in 1995 with the release of his aptly- entitled “Bonafide”. The album was anchored by the popular Grammy-nominated single “Someone To Love”, which featured none other than Grammy award-winning artist Babyface.
LOCATION: City Winery | 1200 W. Randolph St.
WHEN: Friday Feb. 3
TIME: 7-10pm

EVENT: 20th Anniversary Grand Chefs Gala & Nightcap afterparty

ABOUT:  This Platinum Affair will set a new standard in visual elegance while continuing our unparalleled reputation as Chicago’s finest culinary event. Join us for this sterling occasion, as 50 of the town’s elite chefs and mixologists will personally prepare their signature dishes, desserts and cocktails that are as luminous as this great city. Hosted by Jeff Mauro; honoring Rich Melman.
LOCATION: Navy Pier Grand Ballroom | 600 E. Grand Ave.
CO-CHAIRS: Jim and Rose Kallas
WHEN: Friday Feb. 3
TIME: 6pm-12am varies
ADMISSION/COST:Gala Ticket: $650 | Nightcap: $100 CLICK HERE

EVENT: UNICEF Next Gen Windycity Speakeasy

ABOUT:  The city’s largest technology conference returns for its sixth year. The week-long event, aiming to showcase Chicago’s unheralded emerging tech ecosystem and support the city’s tech entrepreneurial community,  features panels and speakers who represent technology’s most respected influencers.
LOCATION: Merchandise Mart (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza) and surrounding locations
WHEN: Monday June 20- Friday June 24
TIME: varies

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EVENT: Chicago Voices Gala Concert

ABOUT:  Renée Fleming will perform alongside an array of vocal talent with deep ties to Chicago, paying tribute to the city’s rich musical traditions and its wide-reaching influence across genres in blues, jazz,soul, rock, folk, hip-hop, gospel, and classical musicLyric Opera Creative Consultant Renée Fleming and Lyric Unlimited join forces to present Chicago Voices, a multi-year initiative celebrating Chicago’s vibrant, diverse vocal music culture. .
LOCATION: Civic Opera House | 20 N. Wacker Drive
WHEN: Saturday, February 4
TIME: 7:30pm

EVENT: Bridget Coughlin @ City Club

ABOUT:  Bridget C. Coughlin, PhD is the President & CEO of Shedd Aquarium, providing strategic oversight and direction to all activities and initiatives for the world-class institution. Her experience and expertise is dedicated to long-term planning that advances the aquarium’s mission of enhancing public access, understanding, and appreciation of the aquatic world.
LOCATION: Maggiano’s Banquets | 111 W. Grand Avenue
WHEN: February 1
TIME:11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon

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