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This Week CHI: August 3-9

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Let’s brush off those thunderstorms and start fresh this week. Get your stretchy pants out as you’ll need them for a fancy pants dinner, dancing, and brunch with a little bit of yoga. We have to stay healthy some how. Our top picks are sure to brighten your week even if the weather doesn’t cooperate.


Catch a glimpse of fall’s fashion trends at a Day on the Terrace 2015. The Service Club has teamed up with local celebrities to provide lunch and a high fashion runway show. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Chicago Hotel. Peninsula Chicago Hotel, 108 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here.

at the Service Club of Chicago's Day on the Terrace at The Peninsula (108 E Superior) on August 11, 2014. | Ramzi Dreessen~Sun-Times SPLASH
Photo via the Chicago Sun-Times


Live a little and head to Taus Authentic Food & Drink’s fancy pants Zealous Dinner. The night starts off with a wine and canapé reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. On the menu are a Korean shrimp pancake, duck confit, and flat iron steak. We’re most excited about dessert- milk chocolate mousse terrine, bitter chocolate flourless cake, chocolate meringue, and Turkish coffee ice cream. Taus Authentic Food & Drink, 1846 W. Division St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here.


Celebrate National Oyster Day at the Chop Shop – offering $1 oysters all day long, while supplies last. Take advantage of the $5 glasses of wine while catching up with your bestie. Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL. Get more information here.

Oysters Chop Shop
Photo via Chop Shop


Let’s be honest, we all need a break from the office and now there is a new spot to get away. The Hampton Social provides an East Coast beach experience with coastal inspired menu and décor. Now all you have to decide to head there for lunch or happy hour. The Hampton Social, 353 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here.


Friday, August 7, kicks off the 20th annual Retro on Roscoe. The festival will span three blocks and include summer treats and live music – expect oldies and throwbacks. Admission to Retro on Roscoe is a $10 suggested donation to benefit The Roscoe Village Neighbors. The festival will be held Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Roscoe Village, 2000 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here.

Photo via Roscoe Village Neighbors


Have your cake and eat it too at The Godfrey Hotel’s Rooftop Yoga & Brunch. Well, in this case, it’s #brunch not cake – even better. Stay fit with a morning yoga session followed by a yogurt parfait and mimosa brunch. The yoga class and brunch are $18 each or do both for $35. The Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron St, Chicago, IL. Get more information here.


Join Foxtail + Moss for a DIY dream catcher workshop, brunch, and punch at The Winchester’s Sun Room this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist Taylor Mauch will guide you through how to make a custom dream catcher to give your apartment a bohemian touch. The workshop costs $85 per person includes all materials and brunch. The Winchester, 1001 N. Winchester Ave., Chicago, IL. Reserve your spot here.

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