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This Week in CHI: August 15 – 21

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Just because August is winding down does not mean the events are. We have even more rooftops, patios, and festivals to be excited about this week. So, grab your best pair of heels, your favorite summer dress, and hit the town. Here’s what’s happening this week in Chicago.

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Monday
Start your week of right and grab dinner at The Loyalist. This Chicago favorite offers a community feel that let’s you stay casual and comfortable, while you enjoy amazing food with your family and friends. Loyalist’s drink menu is seasonal so you can find your favorite summer cocktails made just for you. With a diverse menu this cozy place will make everyone feel right at home. To book a reservation or check out the menu, click here.

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Tuesday
Head to Enolo Wine Cafe for one of the best happy hours in Chicago. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday, you can get your favorite appetizers with a twist. Try Enolo’s French Brie Bruschetta, empanadas, or fried goat cheese. You can’t go wrong with any of the happy hour choices, as long as you pair it with a glass of Enolo’s delicious wine. For more information and to see Enolo’s full happy hour menu, click here.

Wednesday
Caffe Umbria is celebrating a new patio opening! Come to the happy hour from 3 to 6p.m. this Wednesday. There will be discounts on cold brew, granita and more making this the perfect stop for an afternoon pick me up or post-work treat. Come for the espresso and stay for the great people watching and weather as you get to be one of the first to experience Umbria’s new patio. Click here for more information and the full menu.

Thursday
Chicago Park District only has a couple weeks left of Movies in the Park. Come to Wrightwood Park to watch Chris Pratt and Jessica Chastain take on dinosaurs in Jurassic World. Pack a picnic dinner with your favorite foods and plenty of wine to make your movie experience one of a kind. Click here for more information and the schedule for the rest of summer.

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Friday
Located in Old Town Kamehachi Japanese cuisine has some of the best sushi in Chicago. With other amazing Japanese favorites Kamehachi is one of a kind and now offering something even more special. BATSU is a new live Japanese game show experience that is happening every Thursday and Friday at Kamehachi. With events like giant egg-smashing, hilarious jaw-dropping punishments, this show is not to be missed. This comedic, and interactive, game show is like no other you have seen. For more information and see exactly what BATSU is, here.

Saturday
The 58th Air and Water Show kicks off at 10 a.m. this Saturday. This free show is presented by Shell Oil products, so take advantage and head to North Avenue Beach to see the sites. When you find yourself ready for something to eat or drink check out one of these restaurants for the best Air and Water show deals. For full details of the event click here.

Kanela’s in Old Town is offering a special “French Toast Flight” in honor of the 58th Show. This Old Town restaurant let’s you pair your flight of lemon poppy seed, red velvet, banana nut and orange bread french toasts with one of Kanela’s signature summer cocktails. This is the perfect brunch to start your day before you head to one of Chicago’s favorite summer shows. Click here for more information and to see the full menu.

Miller Lite Beer Garden on Navy Pier is offering you the hottest viewing spot for the Water Show. Open on Saturday and Sunday, live music, and frozen drinks makes this the place to go. Sit down and grab some of the Garden’s homemade pizza, or stop at their quick-service walk up window to grab a bite to go. Click here for more information and to see the music lineup.

If you are looking for a bite during the show check out Chicago Air and Water Pop Up Sandbar Beer Garden. This pop up beer garden is located on the Northeast corner of North Avenue Beach. It will be open for 10:30am – 3:30 pm. You will can view the show from this private beach location as you enjoy burgers, dogs, and of course $7 beers. For more information you can request a map from at the center of Chicago Air and Water Show, but as this is a pop up shop there is no online menu. So to find this hidden gem head toward Castaways on North Avenue Beach.

Sunday
The annual Edison Park Fest is back and better than ever! With amazing shopping, food stands, and a lineup that’s unforgettable, this festival is not one to miss. There will be inflatables for the kids and a beer garden for the adults, making it the perfect Sunday Funday. Head to Edison Park to see live music and get the best local foods from the vendors you love. Click here to see the 2016 lineup and find out what is happening each day of this fest.

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