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This Week CHI: April 16 – 22

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They say that April showers bring May flowers…If that’s true, then after this weekend, May in Chicago is sure to be full of florals! But, don’t let this dreary weather get you down. Get out and enjoy the loads of great stuff happening around the city this week!

Monday
Chicago is known for many things, but one of the very best things this city has to offer is live comedy. This Monday and every Monday, starting at 8pm at The Second City in Old Town, you can get a front row seat to see where it all began! The Best of Second City, showcases the most famous sketches and songs from the fifty-eight year history of the world famous Second City. The show runs for 90-minutes and will have you laughing the entire time. Tickets range from $17- $27 and are available on the Second City website. The show also runs on weekends, starting at 4pm. For tickets, click here.
The Second City, 1616 N. Wells St.

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Tuesday
Warm up at Three Dots and a Dash, this Tuesday and Discover The Rum of Barbados with host Richard Seale, fourth generation trader and distiller of Foursquare in Barbados. Seale, will guide guests through a rum tasting and presentation around the production and history of rum in the Barbados. Tickets are limited but are still available and include welcome cocktails and passed appetizers, in addition to the rum tasting. To purchase tickets, visit the events page on the Three Dots and a Dash site, here.
Three Dots and a Dash, 435 N. Clark St.

Wednesday
Treat yourself this Wednesday and head over to Brown Bag Seafood Co.’s brand new location in River North. Perfect for either lunch or dinner, Brown Bag Seafood Co. has tasty, healthy and sustainable options for a fast casual meal. Choose between fish tacos, a powerbox, or a fabulous salad with teriyaki glazed salmon. Brown Bag Seafood Co. now has five locations across Chicago and all are open for lunch and dinner. To review the menu and view hours for each location, visit the website here.
Brown Bag Seafood Co., 414 N. Wells St.

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Thursday
The 5th Annual Chicago Cocktail Social, hosted by Green Curtain Events, kicks off this Thursday at The Gallaeria Marchetti. The event will feature bartenders from a number of Chicago’s most notable beverage programs. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with each of the bartenders as they shake up and mix up craft cocktails. Tickets are $55 for general admission and $65 for VIP early admission. General admission opens at 6:30PM and tickets are still available, here.
Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St.

Friday
Wrigleyville isn’t quite what it used to be! The dive bars and eateries of Clark Street have been upgraded and new stylish bars offering more than just beer in a plastic cup, have moved in. Mordecai Whiskey & Grill is just one of the new spots we recommend checking out when you want to watch the game but might not have tickets. This new hotspot sits inside of the Zachary Hotel and features one of the country’s largest selections of collectible vintage spirits, with a focus on rare whiskey. To take a look at the full menu and make a reservation, click here.
Mordecai Whiskey & Grill, 3632 N. Clark St.

Saturday
Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, across the country and the world. It is estimated over 1,400 independently owned record stores celebrate Record Store Day in the United States and thousands of similar stores internationally. Chicago takes this holiday very seriously and Time Out was even kind enough to put together an excellent list of where to celebrate across the city. For the full history of Record Store Day visit the official website, here. To read Time Out’s list of stores to visit, click here.

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Sunday
The most epic Chicago style event is happening this Sunday at Thalia Hall in Pilsen. The Chicago Pizza Summit returns for the third year in a row, gathering pizza lovers from near and far to sample the best pie’s from across the city. Presented by Old Style and The Empty Bottle, guest can enjoy all you can eat pizza, five drink tickets and special musical guests. The first session starts at 2pm and tickets are still available for $45 on the Thalia Hall website, here.
Thalia Hall, 1807 Allport St.

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