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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: Lollapalooza 2016
ABOUT: The annual music festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with an expanded four-day lineup featuring some of the biggest names in music, including Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole and festival founder Perry Ferrell’s band Jane’s Addiction.
LOCATION: Grant Park
WHEN: Thursday July 28 – Sunday July 31
COST: Tickets are sold out on Lolla site but you can still get tickets on Stubhub CLICK HERE or Vivid Seats CLICK HERE
EVENT: Cocktails With Claire Featuring Miss Diddy LA & The Bomb Life 101
ABOUT: The day will include a Breaking into Fashion panel, featuring D Lux Chicago’s Bobby Simmons, radio personality Kendra G, makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff, Miss Diddy, and Claire Sulmer
LOCATION: Food for Thought | 19 East 21st St.
WHEN: Saturday, July 30
ADMISSION/COST: Tickets start at $25+ | CLICK HERE
EVENT: Chicago Margarita Festival
ABOUT: Chicago Margarita Festival is an outdoor festival combined with a margarita tasting featuring live music, dancing and food trucks off Lake Michigan.
LOCATION: South Shore Cultural Center | 7059 S Shore Dr.
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, July 30th & 31
TIME: 12pm – 8pm
ADMISSION/COST: Admission is free for members of the US Armed Services. (Official ID Required) | General Admission $15 (early admission) | VIP Admission $65CLICK HERE
EVENT: Goodman theatre Scene Soiree
ABOUT:Join Goodman Theatre’s Scenemakers Board this Friday, July 29, as they show their love for all things Chicago by celebrating the best of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods!
LOCATION: Ovation | 2324 W Fulton St.
WHEN: Friday, July 29
TIME: 8pm – midnight
ADMISSION/COST: $95 CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: Scene Soiree supports the Goodman’s PlayBuild Youth Intensive, a six-week summer program designed to foster critical thinking, literacy and storytelling skills in 14 to 18-year olds.
EVENT: 44th Annual Fiesta del Sol
ABOUT: The largest latino festival in the midwest, Fiesta del Sol is an annual fundraising event organized by Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC), a non-profit organization located in the heart of Pilsen in Chicago.
LOCATION: 1400 W. Cermak Rd
WHEN: July 28-31
TIME: Thursday: 5 pm – 10 pm | Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 11 pm | Sunday: 11 am – 10 pm
EVENT: Newberry Library Book Fair
ABOUT: Chicago’s beloved Newberry Book Fair, one of the largest used-book sales in the country. Browse through more than 120,000 used books, movies, records and more in 70 categories, many of which are priced at $3 or under.
LOCATION: Newberry Library | 60 West Walton Street
WHEN: Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31
TIME: Thursday and Friday, noon to 8 pm | Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
ADMISSION/COST: Free Admission CLICK HERE
EVENT: The Silver Room 100 Canvases Art Auction
ABOUT: The official auction for our 100 canvases art show! Come bid on beautiful 12×12 works of art which were donated by local artists. Proceeds go to the Silver Room Block Party fund!.
LOCATION: The Silver Room | 1506 E 53rd St.
WHEN: Friday, July 29
EVENT: Dior Personal Appearance with Celebrity Makeup Artist Ricky Wilson
ABOUT: Meet Dior Celebrity Makeup Artist Ricky Wilson. Ricky’s extensive background includes work in top fashion shows around the world and creating looks for many celebrities and socialites. Ricky and his team will be on hand to teach you insider tips and tricks to create your personalized beauty look.
LOCATION: Nordstrom | 55 E> Grand Ave.
WHEN: July 27 – July 30
TIME: 10am – 6pm
ADMISSION/COST: Please call the Dior Cosmetics counter for more details on the event.
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