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This Week In CHI: Aug. 17 – 23

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The Air and Water Show has ended and the crowds have left. Get ready to enjoy the city without bumping into anyone. Check out our top picks for the week to take advantage of Chicago’s warm weather.


Mix and mingle with The Social Table and chefs Rachel Post and Jared Batson at Pizza in the Evening Picnic. Locally sourced ingredients are baked to perfection for the picnic, which starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $28 per person. The Social Table, 819 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL. Get more information here.

The Social Table
Photo via The Social Table


There is no other film that says summer nights like Dirty Dancing. Relive the “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” moments under the stars this at 6: 30 p.m. Switch out the popcorn for watermelon slices. After all, it all began with “I brought the watermelon.” Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here.


Wednesdays in August are known as #BeChildish Wednesdays at Brass Monkey. In celebration of our foodie guru Julia Child’s birthday, Brass Monkey will be offering a three-course pre fixe inspired by her 1970s cookbooks and cooking shows. Brass Monkey, 401 N. Morgan St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here.

Brass Monkey
Photo via the Brass Monkey


Sauced and Locallective have teamed up to bring you this month’s Sauced Market, Overproof. Street food will be provided by Hapa, and Bombay Breakdown. With Sauced’s culinary chops and Locallective’s art sense, this will be the place to be Thursday, August 20. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Locallective Loft , 1257 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL. Get more information here.


Enjoy the Art Institute’s Art After Dark this Friday at 9 p.m. featuring sculptures by Charles Ray. Not a Charles Ray expert? Don’t worry, there will be tours throughout the night to give you the details. Complimentary appetizers will be provided. Tickets are $30 per person. Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing, 159 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL. Get your tickets here.

Art After Dark
Photo via the Art Institute of Chicago


Fancy pants meets comfort food at the “Fried Chicken & Champagne Fest.”  Sip on the bubbly while taking a bite out twists on the traditional fried chicken by award winning chefs. General admission (a.k.a the Basic Bird) tickets are $75. Fancy the bubbles? Get access to the VIP champagne lounge for $150 per person.  All proceeds go to the Kendall College Trust to provide financial aid for students.  The fest will be held from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. Kendall College Skyline Room, 900 N. Branch St., Chicago, IL. Get your tickets here.


State and Lake has officially become part of Chicago’s brunch scene with their beer brunch. The have paired their culinary creations with Chicago’s very own Goose Island beer. The bread pudding French toast with St. Genevieve Belgian style beer is calling your name (and ours too)! Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. State and Lake, 201 N. State St., Chicago, IL. Get more information here.

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