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It’s BAAAACK! We’re rebooting our social diary feature of What to do, where to make THE scene each week in Chicago. From shopping events, fundraisers, fashion trunk shows, art events and more, we’ve scoured our inbox and online to bring you a curated list of things to do in Chicago all week and 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 on one of our social feeds.
EVENT:Happily Grey hosts Banana Republic’s Your Life.Styled.
ABOUT: This Thursday, join Mary Seng of Happily Grey at Banana Republic on Michigan Avenue to shop the new summer collection and be the first to pick up an advance copy of The Career Code: Must-Known Rules for Strategic, Stylist, and Self-Made Career, the latest book from WhoWhatWear co-founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power.
LOCATION: Banana Republic 744 N. Michigan Avenue
WHEN: Thursday May 12
TIME: 6-8 p.m
ADMISSION/COST: Complimentary with RSVP CLICK HERE
HOST: Mary Seng of Happily Grey
MORE INFORMATION: From 6-8 p.m. guests will enjoy a VIP shopping experience along with light bites, bubbles and live DJ. The first 50 customers will receive a curated BR x WhoWhatWear gift bag, and if you spend $100 on a new summer wardrobe, you’ll receive a free copy of The Career Code. Banana Republic has teamed up with WhoWhatWear to kick off Banana Republic’s latest Your Life.Styled campaign. Can’t make the event? Follow the conversation on Instagram using #YourLifeStyled and on Snapchat via ‘BRSNAPS’ RSVP
EVENT: Access to Capital: Fostering Growth and Opportunity for Small Businesses
ABOUT: An evening of networking and conversation as we explore the various sources of capital available to small businesses and discuss how entrepreneurs can most effectively access the funds they need to grow.
LOCATION: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – 230 South La Salle Street, Chicago
WHEN: Thursday, May 12
TIME: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
ADMISSION/COST: $20 CLICK HERE
HOST: Chicago Urban League, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
EVENT: 10th Annual Andersonville Wine Walk
ABOUT: The 10th annual Andersonville Wine Walk will feature two routes, each including 12 retail stores transformed into tasting destinations. Each route (North and South) features 36 wines provided by participating distributors including H2Vino, Cream, Heritage, Vinejoy, Winebow, Candid, and more!
LOCATION: 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago
WHEN: Sunday, May 15
ADMISSION/COST: $35 per person in advance, or $40 per person CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: Tickets include event admission, wine tastings, and a one-of-a-kind commemorative wine glass. Visit Website
EVENT:ZOO-OLOGIE: Urban Zoo-Fari
ABOUT: Zoo-ologie 2016 will transport guests to faraway destinations within our beloved city, an Urban Zoo-Fari. Combining gala elegance with safari excitement, this event will feature culinary excellence as well as the wonders of exotic animals from the around the world.
LOCATION: Lincoln Park Zoo
WHEN: Saturday, May 14,
TIME: VIP 7 p.m; General 8pm-midnight
ADMISSION/COST: VIP tickets (SOLD OUT) | General Admission $135 CLICK HERE
EVENT TYPE/DRESS CODE: Cocktail attire
HOST: The Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo
MORE INFORMATION: Explore creations from the finest mixologists and chefs while dancing to the rhythms of DJ Rock City and live music from The Personnel. Under the lavish tent your Urban Zoo-Fari begins with up-close animal encounters. New location of exclusive VIP area on the main floor, right next to all the action, Raffle & Silent Auction. Use the hashtags #urbanzoofari #lpzoo #zooologie Visit Website
EVENT: WANDERLUST 108 Chicago
ABOUT: Wanderlust a field day for your mind body and soul where you take away from a vibrant community, self-awareness and inner peace. Their core mission is to create community around mindful living. Chicago’s event includes Mindful Triathlon 5k run/walk, Yoga and Guided Meditation, plus hang out in Kula market.
LOCATION: Grant Park
WHEN: Saturday May 14
ADMISSION/COST: $20 Picnic lunch | $54 Mindful Triathlon CLICK HERE
EVENT TYPE/DRESS CODE: Athleisure
HOST: Adidas Wanderlust 108
MORE INFORMATION: Fuel up with a nutritious, flavor-packed picnic lunch inspired by recipes from the Wanderlust Cafe in Hollywood. Choice of grilled, hormone-free chicken wrap or vegetarian wheat-free sandwich with a piece of organic fruit, roasted nuts, and a piece of tasty chocolate. Visit Website
EVENT: Party Noire Where You At Frank Edition
ABOUT: Join the Party Noire collective for a soulful afternoon in honor of the R&B singer everybody has beef with, Frank Ocean.
LOCATION: The Promontory | 5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago
WHEN: Saturday May 14
ADMISSION/COST: $10 pre-sale tickets before May 14th.
EVENT TYPE/DRESS CODE:
HOST: Party Noire collective
MORE INFORMATION: Visit Website
EVENT: Clinique Lip Pop, Pop Star Food Truck, Chicago
ABOUT: Clinique is coming to Chicago and bringing their new campaign, Play With Pop, to life with the Clinique Lip Pop, Pop Star Food Truck,
LOCATION: 2-4 @ Oakbrook Center; 6-8 @ Woodfield Mall
WHEN: Saturday May 14
TIME: 2-4 p.m; 6-8pm
MORE INFORMATION: The Clinique Lip Pop, Pop Star Food Truck encourages women to be their own Pop Star, test the latest shades from our new Lip Pop Colour Collection, enjoy gourmet popcorn with flavors inspired by the collection shades and play around in a fun mobile GIF booth!
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