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What to do, where to make THE scene each week in Chicago. From shopping events, fundraisers, fashion trunk shows, art events and more, we bring you a curated list of things to do in Chicago all week and through the weekend. Please find below, 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: Alabama Shakes
ABOUT: Alabama Shakes is a Grammy-winning American blues rock band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The band currently consists of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson.
LOCATION: Civic Opera | 20 N. Wacker Drive
WHEN: Tuesday July 19
COST: $42-$72 CLICK HERE
EVENT: Stephanie Izard Cooking @ Macys Culinary
ABOUT: Join Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Stephanie Izard for a special cooking demonstration! Learn from the master chef as she shares tips on how to prepare some of her favorite award-winning summertime dishes! There will be plenty of scrumptious samples to enjoy. After the demo, head down to the Lower Level and explore the latest in cookware and gadgets for your kitchen. With any purchase of $35 or more in the Home department, receive a copy of Girl in the Kitchen signed by Chef Izard after the event.*
LOCATION: Macy’s | 111 N. State Street
WHEN: Thursday July 21
ADMISSION/COST: Free To RSVP please call 1-800-329-8667 and receive a $10 Macy’s gift card when you check in at the event.*
EVENT: Off The Street Firefly Ball
ABOUT: The 8th Annual Firefly Ball gives you the chance to enjoy a perfect Chicago summer night, while affording at least 200 children of the Off The Street Club the opportunity to enjoy summer bliss at sleep away camp.
LOCATION: Morgan’s on Fulton | 950 W Fulton St
WHEN: Thursday, July 22
ADMISSION/COST: General Admission Tickets- $150 | VIP Tickets- $175 | CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: Spread across 30 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, Camp Mathieu makes the quintessential summer camp experience a reality for the children of the Off the Street Club. At Camp Mathieu, they enjoy cookouts, sing-alongs, swimming, hiking and horseback riding–all things a child should experience in the summertime.
EVENT: Trap Karaoke
ABOUT: TRAP Karaoke is like going to church…but instead of ‘Amazing Grace,’ you’re singing ‘Back That Azz Up.’
LOCATION: 1st Ward Events | 2033 West North Ave.
WHEN: Friday July 22
ADMISSION/COST: $30 21+ ONLY. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. CLICK HERE
EVENT: GOOD SPORTS DISCO BRUNCH
ABOUT:Experience the sounds of the 70s, 80s and 90s at the first ever Good Sports Disco Brunch with our Chicago Young Professionals Board!
LOCATION: Studio Paris | 36 East Grand Avenue
WHEN: Sunday July 24
TIME: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
ADMISSION/COST: $75 CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. The event will also include a live auction featuring high-end items and memorabilia in the sports world and beyond, a silent auction with exclusive experiences and must-have raffle prizes. And remember every $20 gets another kid in the game.
EVENT: Race To Mackinac
ABOUT: The 108th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. 326 boats have registered for the 333-mile race sprint from Chicago to Mackinac Island,MI. Spectators can enjoy the parade of boats from the east end of Navy Pier starting at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 23. Participation in the 108th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is by invitation only from the Chicago Yacht Club, with locations at Chicago’s Monroe Harbor and Belmont Harbor
LOCATION: Navy Pier and Chicago Yacht Club
WHEN: Saturday July 23
EVENT: Coldplay- A Head Full Of Dreams Tour
ABOUT: Headlined by Coldplay and featuring Alessia Cara, Foxes
LOCATION: Soldier Field
WHEN: Saturday July 23
ADMISSION/COST: variesCLICK HERE
EVENT: Sausage Fest Chicago
ABOUT: The 6th Annual SausageFest Chicago offers food enthusiasts a chance to sample over 25 gourmet sausages produced by our city’s most beloved and longstanding sausage purveyors. This burgeoning festival delivers a unique experience of artisan eats, refreshing drinks, live music, and family-friendly activities.
LOCATION: Weed Street District | Weed Street and Sheffield
WHEN: Saturday July 23-Sunday July 24
TIME: Noon to 8pm daily
ADMISSION/COST:$5 suggested donation for entryCLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: The 2016 Vendor lineup will include The Paulina Meat Market, Chicago’s Dog House, Gilbert’s, Spencer’s Jolly Posh, The Raddler, Bub City, and more!
EVENT: Wicker Park Fest
ABOUT: Wicker Park Fest is one of Chicago’s top-drawing festivals, attracting visitors from across Chicagoland and the country with its fantastic music line-up. Wicker Park Fest reflects the neighborhood’s rich musical heritage, vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants.
LOCATION: On Milwaukee Ave., from North Ave. to Paulina St.
WHEN: Friday July 22 – Sunday July 24
TIME: Noon – 10pm
ADMISSION/COST: $700+ CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: The festival takes place along Milwaukee Avenue from North Avenue to Paulina Street. 2016 is sure to top an amazing slate of performances, food and vendors at Wicker Park Fest.
EVENT: Everyday People Brunch
ABOUT: Chicago! Please join us for a day of brunching and partying at Estate. Come experience a delicious brunch buffet, great DJs and a special suprise live performance by Think. Music by DJ Moma, Rae Chardonnay & friends.
LOCATION: Estate Ultra Bar | 1177 N Elston Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, July 23
ADMISSION/COST: $10 | $40 CLICK HERE
EVENT: Sunday Dinner Club for Pop-Up Dinners
ABOUT: This month, James Beard award-winning Chef Tory Miller of restaurants Sujeo, Estrellon, Graze, and L’Etoile in Madison, Wisconsin heads to the Windy City to host two pop-up dinners with Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Sunday Dinner Club Chefs Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp.
LOCATION: Honey Butter Fried Chicken | 3361 N. Elston Avenue
WHEN: Sunday, July 24 & Monday July 25
TIME: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
ADMISSION/COST:$65 plus tax and gratuity, and guests can BYOB or purchase drinks CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: On Monday, July 25 the pop-up continues with Sunday Dinner Club as the three chefs collaborate on a five-course Spanish-themed dinner, inspired by Chef Miller’s latest concept, Estrellon. Menu highlights include Slow Roasted Pork with hickory nut salmuera and green beans al ajillo; Fideos with roasted mushrooms, corn, and chorizo with basil aioli; and Marcona Almond Doughnut Holes with orange curd pastry cream and Wisconsin blueberries prepared by Chef Miller’s wife Kristine Miller, Chef and Owner at Madison-based Dough Baby Bakery.
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