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Social Diary — Upcoming Things To Do In Chicago This Month

Social Diary — Upcoming Things To Do In Chicago This Month

Welcome to March, the month of celebrating Women’s history, where the anticipation for rising temps is building and our dear Chicago River will get its annual dye job. We’ve curated some things to do in and around the city for your entertaining pleasure for March 2023, listed below. Looking for more things to do, we are always updating our Social-Calendar here for your needs.

WHAT: James Beard Foundation (JBF) Greens X Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining
WHEN: Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
COST: $85.00 – $95.00
📍LOCATION: Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining
2043 W Howard St, Chicago, IL 60645
DETAILS: Join JBF Greens at Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining on Chicago’s North Side for Khmer cuisine and family history. JBF Greens events include walk-around cocktail parties, tastings, multi-course dinners, wine tastings, and hands-on cooking classes and demos.

WHAT: Chef Aarón Sánchez x Big Star Mariscos
WHEN: Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8,
COST: $125 + add ons
📍LOCATION:Big Star Mariscos
551 North Ogden Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

DETAILS: Come dine on an inspiriting menu in celebration of the Aarón Sánchez Impact Fund, and their ongoing mission to uplift the lives of Latino youth through food. One Off Hospitality is thrilled to welcome Chef Aarón Sánchez to Big Star Mariscos for an outstanding collaborative dinner experience.

WHAT: Chicago Financial Women International Women’s Day Celebration Happy Hour
WHEN:  Wednesday March 8 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
COST: $$15
📍LOCATION: William Blair
150 North Riverside Plaza Chicago, IL 60606
DETAILS: Chicago Financial Women is a not-for-profit organization committed to expanding the professional networks of Chicago-area women in Finance and various overlapping industries. Your ticket includes wine, soft drinks and snacks and networking opportunities!

WHAT: Ja Rule & Ashanti
WHEN: March 4 | Doors at 7pm
COST: Varies
📍LOCATION: Chicago Theatre
1901 W. Madison Street Chicago 60612
DETAILS: Ja Rule & Ashanti will bring an Epic Night of Hits with special guest Case

WHAT: Newberry Associates Night
WHEN: Thursday March 2 | 5:30pm–6:30pm
📍LOCATION: Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street, Chicago 60610
DETAILS: Newberry Associates, President’s Fellows, and Next Chapter members are invited to Associates Night, a reception to celebrate the lasting impact of our Annual Fund donors. At this year’s event, guests will hear from long-term fellow Molly Yarn as she presents a project entitled Different Types: Women Printers in 17th Century London. The event will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres. We are thrilled to once more welcome our donor community to celebrate at the Newberry!

WHAT: Jay Shetty ‘Love Rules’ World Tour
WHEN: Tuesday March 14 | 7:30pm
COST: varies
📍LOCATION: Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street Chicago
DETAILS: The bestselling author, podcast host, social media sensation, life coach and former monk is brining his Love Rules tour to Chicago. A 90-minute experience where Shetty will lead the audience through live meditations, experiments and demonstrations related to health, love and wellness.

WHAT: Chicago European Film Festival
WHEN: March 1 – 31
COST:$13 General | $8 Students | $6 Members (Become a Member and Save)
📍LOCATION: The Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street
DETAILS: This year’s Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF) is a celebration of emerging voices and a showcase of provocative perspectives. Our lineup – all Chicago festival premieres – includes debut features; award-winners from international film festivals including Berlin, Locarno, Sundance, and Toronto; and new films from CEUFF alumni.

WHAT: Uncorked Wine Festival Chicago 
WHEN: March 25 | 7-11pm
COST: VIP ($100) | GA ($70)
📍LOCATION: Museum of Science & Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637

DETAILS: Join us for the 3rd annual Uncorked: Chicago at MSI. Enjoy over 100 wines and bubblies from across the globe plus some “outside the bottle” options, full after hours access to the museum, a DJ, interactive exhibits and more!

WHAT: New Edition
WHEN: March 23 | 8pm
COST: Varies
📍LOCATION: United Center
1901 W. Madison Street Chicago 60612
DETAILS: Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill present the Legacy Tour with Keith Sweat and Guy.

WHAT: Savor Lincoln Park
WHEN: Wednesday, March 22
COST: $50 General Admission | $60 Its not too Late | $70 Day of event (if available)
📍LOCATION: Theater on the Lake
2401 Lake Shore Drive Chicago 60614
DETAILS: This exciting indoor food festival showcases Lincoln Park’s incredible culinary scene. Enjoy bites and samples from over 20 of Lincoln Park’s favorite restaurants and bars against the backdrop of Chicago’s iconic skyline. Explore new restaurants and neighborhood favorites with your friends, colleagues and neighbors at Savor Lincoln Par

WHAT: The Whisky X Experience
WHEN: Thursday March 23 at 6pm
COST: GA DD $50 GA drinking $75  VIP $125
401 N Morgan Street Chicago 60642
DETAILS: We invite you to taste, discover, and learn about more than 60 premium whiskey brands and cocktails–the best of Bourbon, American, Irish, Scotch, Rye, Single Malt, and more as part of our WhiskyX event in Chicago! We’ve curated an unprecedented selection of innovative and world-class whiskies.

WHAT: Eric Benét
WHEN: Thursday March 2 6:30pm & 9:30pm
COST: $70-$85
📍LOCATION: City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph Street, Chicago 60607
DETAILS:From barefoot dreadlocked troubadour to suave standard-bearer for contemporary R&B. Eric Benét may have changed his look, but one thing has remained consistent: his dedication to crafting authentic music that engages the soul.

WHAT: 2023 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament
WHEN: March 8-12
COST: Varies
📍LOCATION: United Center
1901 W. Madison Street Chicago 60612
DETAILS: All 14 Big Ten programs will compete in this year’s tournament, with the winner receiving the Big Ten’s automatic qualification to the NCAA Tournament. In the tournament’s 26-year history, the city of Chicago playing host to the event for the 11th time.

See Also

WHAT: Wiz Kid, More Love, Less Ego tour
WHEN: March 24 7:30pm
COST: Varies
📍LOCATION: United Center
1901 W. Madison Street Chicago 60612
DETAILS: Internationally recognized Nigerian artist Wizkid is headed on tour and bringing the More Love, Less Ego Tour to the United Center with special guest Ruger!

WHAT: GRAY Gallery @ 60
WHEN: Through March 11
COST: Tuesdays appointment only | Wednesday – Friday 10AM – 5PM | Saturday 11AM – 5PM
📍LOCATION:Please call +1 312 883 8277
2044 W Carroll Ave 60612
DETAILS: GRAY at 60, an exhibition and accompanying book commemorating six decades since the gallery’s founding in 1963 by Richard Gray (1928-2018). Featuring works by sixty historical and living artists whose practices have been integral to the gallery’s vision, GRAY at 60 presents the legacy and future of one of the United States’s longest running galleries. GRAY at 60 pursues a single material—paper—across more than one hundred years of art history to survey the myriad ways in which artists use the medium as an index of touch and a surface for immediacy. The exhibition takes root in the gallery’s intertwined histories of presenting canonical artists alongside those reinventing the canon itself.

WHAT: Chicago St. Patrick’s Day River Dyeing & Parade
WHEN: Saturday March 11 | River Dyeing around 10am | parade 12:30pm
📍LOCATION: Along Chicago River Downtown. Parade route Columbus Drive between Balbo Drive and Monroe Drive
DETAILS: The Chicago Journeymen Plumbers, Local 130 have been turning the Chicago River green for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration for 68 years. Come out and enjoy the annual tradition along the Chicago river. This year’s parade taking place after is themed, “Recognizing Workers Rights”

WHAT: Shamrock Shuffle
WHEN: March 26
📍LOCATION: Grant Park
337 E Randolph Street Chicago 60601
DETAILS: The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, an 8K race, is a Chicago tradition for thousands of runners who return year after year. The mile run will take place on Saturday March 25. The 8k race and 2-Mile walk will take place on Sunday. The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Post-Race Party is held at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park (Columbus and Ida B. Wells Drive) immediately following the 8K Run and 2-Mile Walk on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Post-Race Party features live music at the Advocate Health Care Entertainment Stage on race day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shufflers 21 years or older will receive a drink ticket attached to their bib number for one (1) Michelob ULTRA.

WHAT: Chicago Brewsology Beer Fest
WHEN: March 4 | 6-11pm
COST: $50-$90
📍LOCATION: Museum of Science and Industry
5700 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago 60637
DETAILS: The Brewsology Beer Fest is the boozy hybrid of your middle school museum field trip. Taking over the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry after hours, the event will feature dozens of local craft breweries and cideries. Attendees will have access throughout the museum with beer samplings included with admission.

WHAT: John Mayer
WHEN: March 31
COST: Varies
📍LOCATION: United Center
1901 W. Madison Street Chicago 60612
DETAILS: John Mayer is heading on the road making a stop in Chicago on hi John Mayer Solo Acoustic tour with Joy Oladokun.

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