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What To Do In Chicago This Month-June

What To Do In Chicago This Month-June

  • Festival season is here and more of the great #summertimechi things to do in Chicago this June.

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 May 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. 

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EVENT: Siskel Film Center 2019 Gala Jon Favreau in Conversation with Robert Downey Jr
ABOUT:  Join us for Movies, Marvel + More at the Siskel Film center’s annual fundraising benefit and presentation of the Renaissance award. Director, producer and actor Jon Favreau will be honored with the Renaissance award in conversation with Robert Downey Jr. Co-chairs are Anita Liskey and Roopa Weber.
LOCATION: The Four Seasons | 120 East Delaware Place 60608 
WHEN:  Saturday June 15
TIME: 6pm
ADMISSION/COST: Tickets start at $500 MORE INFO CLICK HERE

 


 


 

EVENT: ESSENCE My City, Four Ways Presented by Ford
ABOUT:  Ford is partnering with ESSENCE to bring the best in local and national lifestyle, art, music and food to the Windy City for My City, Four Ways: Chicago. The event will be filled with special guests including the host and Hip-Hop icon MC Lyte, fashion stylist and influencer Law Roach, local Chef Lamar Moore and a performance from BJ The Chicago Kid some other special guests you won’t want to miss! 
LOCATION: The Geraghty | 2520 S Hoyne Ave. 60608 North Sheffield Ave. 60657  
WHEN: Saturday, June 1
TIME: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ADMISSION/COST: Free with RSVP MORE INFO CLICK HERE

 


EVENT: Hyde Park Brew Fest 2019
ABOUT:  Let’s kick off summer together at the 6th annual Hyde Park Brew Fest in the heart of downtown Hyde Park. Part beer fest, street fest and food fest, we bring you the best in great food, beers, ciders, hip hop and House music DJ’s in the country. Sampling beer and cider from over 50 different brews runs from 1 pm – 7 pm. Music lineup includes: DJs Biz Markie, Clark Kent, Dave Jeff, Jesse De La Pena & more
LOCATION: 53rd and Harper-Harper Court Hyde Park 
WHEN:  June 1st & 2nd
TIME: 12p – 9p
ADMISSION/COST: Free admission | tickets required for tastings: $25+MORE INFO CLICK HERE


EVENT: Movies in the Park @ Millennium Park
ABOUT:  Through the summer months, visitors and locals flock to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park to kick back, picnic and watch blockbusters, award-winning movies, family classics and cult favorites on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.
LOCATION:Jay Pritzker Pavilion @ Millennium Park |
201 E. Randolph Street 

WHEN:  June 4 – August 20 
TIME: 6:30 p.m​.
ADMISSION/COST:FREE. Chairs within the pavilion’s seating bowl and space on the Great Lawn are first come, first served.MORE INFO CLICK HERE


EVENT: Chicago Artists Coalition “Work in Progress”
ABOUT:  Chicago Artists Coalition’s annual benefit, “Work in Progress,” is CAC’s biggest night of the year, raising funds to support our residencies, education programs, and resources for Chicago artists. This year’s benefit Co-Chaired by Chanel Coney and Jessica + Timothy Canning will honor Hebru Brantley and Gensler.
LOCATION: CAC | 2130 W. Fulton St.  
WHEN:  Thursday, June 6
TIME: VIP: 6-8pm | The Party: 8-10pm
ADMISSION/COST: VIP: $350 | The Party: $70 MORE INFO CLICK HERE


EVENT: Wells Street Arts Festival
ABOUT: The annual Wells Street Art Festival in Historic Old Town Chicago hosts 225 Artists, Live Music, and delicious Food. The festival features 20+ food and drink vendors selling a varied assortment of tasty treats.
LOCATION: Old Town | Chicago
WHEN:  June 8 and Sunday June 9
TIME: 10:00am to 10:00pm (9:00PM on Sunday)
ADMISSION/COST: $8 suggested gate donation  MORE INFO CLICK HERE


EVENT: MCA Chicago artEdge Virgil Abloh exhibit celebration
ABOUT:  Chicago’s most anticipated gala builds on the MCA’s legacy of unforgettable events dedicated to honoring contemporary art and the creative process. Join us for the celebration and first look of the MCA exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”, curated by James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling. Guests will enjoy a lavish cocktail reception and a one-of-a-kind dining experience in our transformed garage, followed by a live musical performance by Dev Hynes.
LOCATION: The Museum of Contemporary Art | 220 E Chicago Ave. 60611 
WHEN: Saturday, June 8
TIME: 6PM
ADMISSION/COST: $2,500.00/per person MORE INFO CLICK HERE


EVENT:EQ3 × Design Milk: An Evening of Wine and Design
ABOUT:  Join EQ3 and Design Milk during NeoCon for drinks and a conversation between Design Milk Founder, Jaime Derringer, and EQ3 Director of Brand Development, Nils Vik. Enjoy refreshments, mingling, and the latest designs from EQ3.
LOCATION: 51 E Ohio St. 60611 
WHEN:  Tuesday, June 11
TIME:  5:30pm – 7:30pm
ADMISSION/COST: Free with RSVP MORE INFO CLICK HERE


EVENT: Call for entry Most Imaginative Bartender 2019 competition
ABOUT:  The 2019 Most Imaginative Bartender Competition (MIB) presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE will officially accept submissions until June 30. Emerging bartenders can once again submit their most imaginative cocktail creations for the chance to compete amongst North America’s top mixology talents from the region. New to the program, the Creative Grant Challenge will task the top 12 competitors will to bring an original creative idea of any medium to life. Each competitor will receive a cash stipend to research and conceptualize their design before presenting to three judges at the finals in February 2020. The final winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize to bring their idea to life.
TO ENTER:  MORE INFO CLICK HERE 
WHEN: until June 30


EVENT: Ravinia June picks 
ABOUT:  The 2019 season of music at Ravinia Music festival kicks off with a variety of music all through June. Our picks for Ravinia in June are: Rob Thomas (June 6), Josh Groban (June 7), Harlem Quartet (June 8), Lionel Richie (June 11-12), Tony Bennett (June 21), life.
LOCATION: Replay Lincoln Park 2833 North Sheffield Ave. 60657  
WHEN: until June 30
ADMISSION/COST: Ticket prices and availability variesMORE INFO CLICK HERE


EVENT: Taste of Randolph
ABOUT:  The summertime Chicago staple is back for its 23rd year, featuring over 16 restaurants as well as a curated list of the nation’s hottest up-and-coming bands and musicians, as well as the biggest names in Chicago house music.
LOCATION: West Loop | 900 W. Randolph St. Chicago
WHEN: Friday June 14 – Sunday June 16
ADMISSION/COST:suggested $10 donation | VIP $40+ MORE INFO CLICK HERE


EVENT: Pride In The Park Chicago
ABOUT:  Pride In The Park Chicago is the pre-celebration of the 50th pride parade with a concert featuring Iggy Azalea, Steve Aoki, Tamar Braxton, Shea Coulee and many more.
LOCATION: Butler Field @ Grant Park| 377 E Monroe Street
WHEN: Saturday June 29
ADMISSION/COST: $50+MORE INFO CLICK HERE


EVENT: 2019 Chicago Pride Parade
ABOUT:  The 50th annual Pride Parade will make its way through Boystown.
LOCATION: Boystown | start at Broadway & Montrose
WHEN: Sunday June 30

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EVENT: Chicago Botanic Garden Summer Dinner Dance
ABOUT:  The Summer Dinner Dance is the most important fundraising event for the Chicago Botanic Garden. We believe that beautiful gardens and natural environments are fundamentally important to the mental and physical well-being of all people; now and for generations to come. Cocktail Attire.
LOCATION: Chicago Botanic Garden | 1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe 

WHEN: Friday, June 21
ADMISSION/COST: Free with RSVP MORE INFO CLICK HERE

 

Honorable mentions: Anderson Paak @ Huntington Bank Pavilion — June 4, Billie Eilish June 9, Do Division, Dead & Company June 14-15, LondonHouse Chicago LH Rooftop Rosé Pop-Up Bar launch June 7-9, Lake Shake Festival June 21-23, Spring Awakening AND Chicago Blues Festival.

 

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