- Fyre Festival-themed Pop-up Bar kicks off the month of things to do in Chicago this May.
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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 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.
EVENT: The Other Art Fair Chicago
ABOUT: A leading artist fair for a new generation of art buyers presented by the world’s leading online art gallery Saatchi Art. The Other Art Fair showcases work by 120 talented independent artists with artworks starting from just $150, each hand picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts.
LOCATION: Mana Contemporary| 2233 South Throop 60608
WHEN: May 16 – 19
ADMISSION/COST: Varies MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: Replay Lincoln Park Fyre Fest Popup Bar
ABOUT: Remember the sh!tshow that was #Fyrefest and how the highly anticipated luxury music festival imploded first via social media then later on with two documentaries on Netflix and Hulu, making Andy King meme favorite? Replay Lincoln Park is bringing you the “luxury” pop-up Fyre Fest bar, transforming into the alleged former private island of Pablo Escobar in the Bahamas and host the hottest, “luxury” pop-up of the season: Fyre Festival beginning Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 19.
LOCATION: Replay Lincoln Park 2833 North Sheffield Ave. 60657
WHEN: May 3-May 19
ADMISSION/COST: Free | VIP tickets $20 (Express entry with Fishbowl Cocktail) MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: 29th annual James Beard Foundation Awards gala Foundation Dance
ABOUT: The 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards Gala celebrates the best and brightest culinary professionals in America. The event, also referred to as “the Oscars of the food world” will be hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Dress code: Black-Tie Attire
LOCATION: Lyric Opera Chicago | 20 North Wacker Dr.
WHEN: Monday, May 6
TIME: Awards ceremony begins promptly at 6PM |
Gala reception immediately follows the Awards ceremony
ADMISSION/COST: General Admission Ticket: $500 MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: Shedd Aquarium 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee
ABOUT: The Board of Trustees of the John G. Shedd Aquarium cordially invites you to our 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Gala.Join Co-Chairs Hillary and Lloyd Semple to celebrate the launch of an exciting new era at Shedd.
LOCATION: Shedd Aquarium | 1200 South Lake Shore Drive.
WHEN: Saturday, May 18,
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to midnight
ADMISSION/COST: Tickets are $1,000 each. Tables begin at $10,000 MORE INFO CLICK HERE
EVENT: 100 Black Men Chicago 22nd Annual Awards Benefit and Gala
ABOUT: The 100BMC is Chicago’s pre-eminent organization focused on mentoring African American youth. The organization pairs African American youth with successful and accomplished Professional Men and Women offering Youth Mentoring and Community Programs throughout the Greater Chicagoland area. The gala will be hosted by CBS 2 Chicago anchor Irika Sargeant.
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel Chicago | 151 E Wacker Drive
WHEN: Saturday, May 11,
TIME: 6:00 PM
ADMISSION/COST: $300 MORE INFO CLICK HERE
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