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Are you looking for things to do and where to make THE scene in Chicago this month? Find SociaLifeChicago’s curated monthly social calendar for April events below, with our picks for some of Chicago’s best, then bookmark this page. From shopping, fundraisers, fashion/trunk shows, art events and more, we bring you a fun list of things to do in Chicago each month where you don’t make A scene but make THE scene.
-FEATURED EVENT OF THE MONTH-
ABOUT: ChiArts’ annual spring benefit and presentation, Kerfuffle!, welcomes supporters, arts partners, and civic leaders to raise funds in support of ChiArts’ conservatory programs. Student artists and performers display their talents throughout the evening through open studios, poetry stations, pop-up performances, and an opening feature on stage..
LOCATION: Morgan Manufacturing| 401 North Morgan St.
WHEN: Thursday, April 11
ADMISSION/COST: $500 MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: Night in the Stacks
ABOUT: Join the Chicago Public Library Foundation Associate Board at the Chicago Public Library for their annual fundraiser an evening of dancing, drinks and revelry at Night in the Stacks, the annual fundraiser.
LOCATION: Millennium Park
WHEN: Friday, April 5
ADMISSION/COST: $1259PM MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chicago History Museum Costume Council Gala:Shall We Dance
ABOUT: Join the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum for the opening night gala of the latest exhibition Silverscreen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930’s and 40’s. Co-chairs: Pamella Capitanini, Karen Peters, Richard and Diane Weinberg
LOCATION: Chicago History Museum | 1601 North Clark St.
WHEN: Friday April 5
TIME: 6PM Champagne Reception, Silent Auction and Exhibition Viewing | 7 PM Dinner and Dancing
ADMISSION/COST: $400 MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: “For The Throne” Beer Release Party
ABOUT: The Chicago Brewseum, Chicago Athletic Hotel and Brewery Ommegang join forces to host the official release party of Ommegang’s limited edition and final Game of Thrones-inspired beer, For the Throne.
LOCATION: Chicago Athletic Assocation Hotel | 12 South Michigan Ave.
WHEN: Tuesday April 9
ADMISSION/COST: $30 MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: Joffrey Ballet Spring Gala UNGALA
ABOUT: The Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet and Gala Chairs Laura Kofoid and Coco Meers invite you expect the unexpected at the untied black tie gala.
LOCATION: Lyric Opera House Chicago | 20 North Upper Wacker Dr
WHEN: Friday April 12
TIME: Performance | 6:30 PM | Experiental Dinner, Dancing + More | 8:00 PM
ADMISSION/COST: $1,000+ MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: 2nd Annual ‘Rosé Showers Bring May Flowers
ABOUT: Guests attending ‘Rosé Showers Bring May Flowers’ at Marshall’s Landing will enjoy bottomless tastings of rosé from Moët Chandon and Veuve Clicquot, among others. Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the event.
LOCATION: Marshall’s Landing @ The Mart | 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
WHEN: Thursday, April 18
TIME: 6 – 8PM
ADMISSION/COST: $45+ MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: LondonHouse Chicago Sunday Jazz Brunch series
ABOUT: The Jazz Brunch Series pays homage to the old London House restaurant and jazz club. Live music performed by variety of local Chicago jazz artists. Executive Chef Jacob Verstegen crafts a special menu of jazzy brunch eats for the series.
LOCATION: LondonHouse Chicago LH on 21 | 85 E. Upper Wacker Dr., Floor 21
WHEN/TIME: Every weekend in April:
· Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
· Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
· Saturday-Sunday, April 20-21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
· Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
ADMISSION/COST: MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: Travelle Calligraphy & Brunch Series
ABOUT: Travelle at The Langham presents a calligraphy workshop series taught by two local instructors. Participants learn the art of beautiful handwriting while enjoying a delicious three-course brunch.
LOCATION: Travelle | 330 North Wabash Avenue
WHEN: Saturday April 13
ADMISSION/COST: $65 MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chicago Scholars UnTied Gala
ABOUT: The 5th Annual UnTied Gala honoring the 2019 class of 35 under 35 Awards recipients — a group of diverse, talented young professionals making an impact in Chicago. Experience college-style games, open bar, dancing & more.
LOCATION: Moonlight Studios | 1446 W. Kinzie St.
WHEN: Friday, April 26
TIME: VIP Awards Ceremony & Reception 6PM, followed by gala at 7:30 p.m
ADMISSION/COST: VIP Awards Ceremony & Gala – $250 | Gala only -$150 (early bird $100) MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: 4th annual One of a Kind Spring Show®
ABOUT: The One of a Kind Spring show will feature more than 300 talented artists and makers from across North America.
LOCATION: The Mart | 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
WHEN: April 26 – 28
ADMISSION/COST: Adults $12 (Good for all 3 days). MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: Peach Presents: PlayBOI Roller Disco & Pajama Party
ABOUT: The PlayBOI party Hugh wasn’t invited to – an iconic and edgy event newly seen through the queer gaze where our sexuality and individualistic community is celebrated.
LOCATION: Chicago Athletic Association hotel | 12 South Michigan Ave.
WHEN: Saturday April 27
TIME: 6 PM – 12AM (PlayBOI Roller Disco 6pm-8pm)
ADMISSION/COST: MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: Samsung Galaxy Experience Studio Tour
ABOUT: Samsung is bringing its 10 years of Galaxy celebration to Chicago. The Samsung Experience Tour lets Galaxy fans get to know the new devices like never before, including the award-winning Galaxy S10 line.
LOCATION: Millennium Park
WHEN: Now through April 28
EVENT: MCA Chicago Visionary: Celebrating Judy Chicago
ABOUT: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Women’s Board honors iconic artist, renowned feminist Judy Chicago at the second annual visionary luncheon, bringing together the city’s most influential leaders in support of arts education and public outreach programs. Co-chairs Janet Anixter and Nicole Drexler.
LOCATION: Standard Club | 320 South Plymouth Ct.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30
ADMISSION/COST: $500 (Patron) or $300 (Individual) MORE INFO CLICK HERE
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