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What To Do In Chicago This Week

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: TechWeek Chicago

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

EVENT: ChiTech 2.0: Welcome to the Mecca

ABOUT: This will be a big night for not only us, but the tech community at large, as we have much to unveil. We want to share with you our progress, show you our potential, and bring you on board as our ally.
LOCATION:  ​Fremont | 15 W Illinois
WHEN: Tuesday, June 21
TIME: 6-9pm
MORE INFORMATION: Black Tech Mecca is a social enterprise that is building a thriving tech ecosystem in Chicago for the global black community, through scalable, data driven solutions and specialized initiatives. 

EVENT:Ageless Beauty Model Search

ABOUT: Glamour magazine and RevitaLash® Cosmetics are searching for three women across the generations who represent “The Look of Ageless Beauty” in their search to recognize beauty of all ages and ethnicities while showcasing the natural beauty of the eyes. 
LOCATION: 1325 N State Parkway
WHEN: Thursday, June 23
TIME:  5-8pm
MORE INFORMATION: Open to the public. Come celebrate a night of beauty with cocktails, music and free goodies from RevitaLash Cosmetics while you enjoy complimentary hair and makeup touch-ups by the experts at Marianne Strokirk Salon.


EVENT: Gilda’s Club Chicago’s Annual Agents of Hope

ABOUT: Gilda’s Club Chicago will honor Mesirow CARES and Dr. Stewart Goldman at the annual Agents of Hope dinner
LOCATION: Four Seasons  |120 East Delaware Pl.
WHEN: Thursday, June 23
TIME: 5:30-9:00pm
MORE INFORMATION: The evening will include silent and live auction items, as well as live “paddle raise” bidding to raise funds in support of Gilda’s Club Chicago to continue providing a place for those impacted by cancer to go to gain essential social, emotional and informational support to supplement medical care

EVENT: 47th Annual Chicago Pride Parade

ABOUT: The parade takes place over a four-mile route
LOCATION: Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park.
WHEN: Sunday, June 26
TIME: noon
ADMISSION/COST: FREE. There is no fee to watch the Parade CLICK HERE

EVENT: Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party

ABOUT:The 32nd installment of the World’s Largest Block Party, one of Chicago’s premiere summertime events.
LOCATION: UIC Festival Lot | 1145 S. Morgan
WHEN: Saturday June 25
TIME: 5:30-11pm
MORE INFORMATION: Performances by Passion Pit, 7th Heaven and JD McPherson. The important funds from the World’s Largest Block Party go towards the social justice initiatives, outreach programs locally and abroad, and strengthening the mission of Old St. Patrick’s.

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EVENT:Uprooted by Mike Hines Book Signing

ABOUT:  In-store event to celebrate the debut book release and launch of Uprooted by Mike Hines, renowned designer of Chicago’s epoch.floral.
LOCATION: Room & Board | 55 E Ohio St.
WHEN: Thursday, June 23
TIME:  6-8 pm
MORE INFORMATION: Guest will have the opportunity to speak with Mike as he signs copies of his new book, available for purchase. Special floral instillation created by Mike will be displayed in the showroom and guests will learn tips and tricks for creating their own arrangement to enhance any space.

EVENT: Night Heist

ABOUT: Join the Evening Associates Board for the sixth annual Night Heist benefit co-chaired by Kristin Culbertson, Brandon Clark, and John Reid.
LOCATION:  Modern Wing
WHEN: Friday June 24
TIME: VIP 7:30pm-12am |General 9pm-12am
ADMISSION/COST: $130 Evening Associates, $160 General Admission, $250 VIP Reception CLICK HERE
DRESS CODE: 1930s inspired cocktail attire
MORE INFORMATION: Enjoy an evening inspired by the groundbreaking exhibition America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930. Start your night off in style and join the VIP Reception with a dinner at 7:30pm, prepared and presented by celebrity chef Tony Mantuano. Night Heist continues with late-night access to the exhibition, stunning performances and live music, exhibition-inspired hors d’oeuvres and desserts, as well as craft cocktails* specially designed by local celebrity mixologists.

EVENT: All Aboard! Junior Council Cruising for a Cause

Junior Council Cruising for a cause
ABOUT: Join The Junior Council to celebrate all things #SummertimeCHI while raising funds for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
LOCATION: The Chicago Classic Lady
WHEN: Saturday June 25
TIME: 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM
MORE INFORMATION: Grab your friends, your freshest boat attire and get ready for the cruise of the summer

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