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This Week in CHI: August 21 – 27

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The eclipse will peak at 1:19 p.m. in Chicago, and it is sure to be a spectacular sight. Although the eclipse will peak, that certainly does not mean you have to because summer in time Chicago shows no signs of stopping. Here is what the Bitches have planned for this week in CHI.

Monday
In celebration of the North American solar eclipse, the Adler Planetarium is hosting Chicago’s Eclipse Festival. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks part of the sun and by 1:19 p.m., 87% of the sun will be blocked from view. The festival encourages the community of Chicago to come together to watch this spectacular experience. The event is free and includes free general admission to the museum afterward. Free safe solar viewing glasses are available while supplies last. The eclipse lasts from 11:54 a.m. until 2:09 p.m. For more information, click here. The Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL. 

Tuesday
Lobsterpalooza is coming to Piece Pizzeria & Brewery thanks to a collaboration with The Happy Lobster Truck! For one day only, the duo is slinging out a lobster pizza named “The Happy Lobster Pizza.” This special pizza is a white pizza, topped with chunks of fresh Maine lobster, served with lemon wedges if you choose to give them a squeeze. For reservations and more information, click here. Piece Pizzeria & Brewery, 1927 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL. 

Wednesday
Rent the Runway is rounding up local female innovators for another night of the Ladies Who Indulge event series. This evening will be all about treating yourself! Skin Laundry will be providing face masks to-go, Journelle discusses pairing lingerie with outfits, and Cocktail Courier will be manning the bar creating summer cocktails. The event is free and lasts from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. To register, click here. Rent the Runway Chicago, 710 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL.

Thursday
There is nothing better than seasonal summer vegetables. Chef David DiGregorio of Osteria Via Stato highlights his favorite summer ingredient by hosting a dinner featuring heirloom tomatoes. The tomatoes used for the evening’s affair are from farmer Nick Nichols of Nichols Farm & Orchard. The dinner includes appetizers before a multi-course meal, accompanied with wine pairings. The cost of the Heirloom Tomato Dinner is $68. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, click here. Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State St., Chicago, IL.

Friday
Chicago’s Food Truck Social is returning to Logan Square for its second year! Try various eats from the 24 food trucks that will line the streets. It promises to be food truck heaven. Live music and local retail vendors will add to the festival fun. The event is Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Illinois Food Truck Owners Association, La Casa Norte, and Northwest Food Partners Network. For more information, click here. Logan Square Food Truck Social, on Humboldt Blvd., between Armitage Ave. and Bloomingdale Ave.

Saturday
Drink up and dance to country music with fellow beer lovers! Chicago Beer Fest is posting up at Old Crow Smokehouse in River North for an afternoon of tasting over 25 different beers from multiple Chicago breweries. Tickets are $55.59 and include over 25 beer samples, a souvenir glass, pretzels, and more. For tickets and more information, click here. Old Crow Smokehouse River North, 149 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL.

Sunday
End your weekend on a high note with Kanye & Kid Cudi rooftop yoga. The event includes one hour of yoga set to R&B music on the rooftop of Ovation Chicago followed by two hours of dancing and mingling with fellow yogis and R&B music fans! Yoga begins at 9:45 a.m. For tickets and more information, click here. Ovation Chicago, 2324 W. Fulton St., Chicago, IL.

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