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What to do, where to make THE scene each week in Chicago. From 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: Taste of Lincoln Avenue
ABOUT: One of the city’s most iconic summer street fests celebrates its 33rd year in 2016. The sprawling fest takes place over several city blocks in the heart of Lincoln Park.
LOCATION: Lincoln Ave. and Fullerton Ave
WHEN: August 6 & 7
TIME: Noon-10 pm
COST: FREE Admission; $8 suggested gate donation.
EVENT: Big 10K
ABOUT: The fifth annual BTN Big 10K, on a new course this year, with a start and finish in Chicago’s iconic Grant Park, allows runners to traverse the Windy City’s famed streets with views of Buckingham Fountain, Lake Michigan and Chicago’s world- renowned skyline.
LOCATION: Grant Park
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6
ADMISSION/COST: Registration is now open and starts at $53 for adults | CLICK HERE
EVENT: Black Harvest Film Festival & Kickoff
ABOUT: A Black Harvest Feast with special guests and an exciting homecoming reunion of “Black Harvest” filmmakers past and present.
LOCATION: Siskel Film Center | 164 N. State St.
WHEN: Friday, August 5 | Saturday, August 6, | August 5 – September 1
TIME:Friday | Saturday 7:30pm | Film Festival schedule varies
ADMISSION/COST: Black Harvest Feast starts at $15+ CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chicago Hot Dog Fest
ABOUT: Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s love affair with the ubiquitous, multi-faceted, encased meat—the hot dog. Visit many of the city’s great hot dog vendors who offer both traditional and new, exciting takes on the standard.
LOCATION: 1701 N Stockton Dr
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, August 5-7
TIME: 12pm – 8pm
ADMISSION/COST: Admission is free | Food and drink are available for purchase using Dog Dollars. CLICK HERE
EVENT: Pig Out For Charity
ABOUT: Chicago restaurant 25 Degrees has teamed up with 100 Club of Chicago for the 6th Annual Pig Out for Charity
LOCATION: 25 Degrees| 2324 W Fulton St.
WHEN: Thursday, August 4
ADMISSION/COST: $30 CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: All proceeds will benefit the 100 Club of Chicago and first responders’ families; event is 21+.
ABOUT: Come out and support all of the businesses, artisans, musicians, and restaurants at EdgeFest.
LOCATION: Broadway between Thorndale and Ardmore.
WHEN: August 6 and 7
TIME: Thursday: Saturday 12noon – 10 p.m | Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
ADMISSION/COST: Free CLICK HERE
EVENT: Wrigleyville Summerfest
ABOUT: Play ball! It’s time to play the field for the 14th annual Wrigleyville Summerfest with fest enthusiasts in one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. The neighborhood that’s home-base to the Chicago Cubs will host this homerun event
LOCATION: 3550 N. Seminary Ave.
WHEN: August 6 & 7
TIME: Saturday, 12 Noon-10 pm; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm
ADMISSION/COST: Free Admission; $5 gate suggested donation CLICK HERE
EVENT: Shedd Blu
ABOUT: The Auxiliary Board of Shedd Aquarium will celebrate the 10th anniversary of BLU, its signature fundraising event.
LOCATION: Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
WHEN: Saturday, August 6
TIME: 7 – 11:30 p.m
ADMISSION/COST:Regular Admission: $150 | VIP Admission: $250
EVENT: Deschutes Brewery Chicago Pop Up
ABOUT: Deschutes Brewery is coming to Chicago with the ultimate craft beer block party, a 400-foot custom bar that will be pouring beers from 60+ taps, including local guest taps from Revolution Brewing, BuckleDown Brewing and Hopewell Brewing.
LOCATION: Logan Square | 2607 N Milwaukee
WHEN: Saturday, August 6
TIME: 2 – 10 p.m.
ADMISSION/COST: Free | VIP Ticket $30 CLICK HERE
EVENT: 5th Annual NMF Fundraiser: Full Court Press Against Cancer
ABOUT: This year’s fundraiser will benefit Different Shades of Pink and The Nazr Mohammed Foundation.
LOCATION: Galleria Marchetti | 825 West Erie St.
WHEN: Friday, August 5
ADMISSION/COST: General Admission $200 | VIP $300 | After Party $100. CLICK HERE
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