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This Week in CHI: July 10 – 16

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The Chicago Bitches hope you had a spectacular Fourth of July, filled with family, friends, fireworks, sunshine and of course, brunch! Take a look at our social calendar, this week in CHI. It’s as though Summertime in Chicago keeps gets better with each passing week!

Hopewell Brewing Company is turning its taproom into the newest set for Monday Night Raw. Oyster Bah will be providing the raw, meaning tasty oysters will be the main event. Why bother fussing over which coast your oysters should be from when you can try both east coast oysters dressed with a Champagne mignonette, paired with Hopewell Brewings, Off Black brew, or west coast oysters topped with a cucumber chili mignonette, paired with Hopewell Brewings, Outside Voice brew. Being primarily from the east coast, the Bitches are partial to east coast oysters, (and really anything with Champagne), but indulge yourself. It is always best to be adventurous with food and try them all, especially when it comes to oysters! The vibe of the evening will be akin to a night at a lake house. Tickets are $60, not including tax or gratuity. For tickets and more information, click here. Read our review of Oyster Bah brunch, here. Hopewell Brewing Taproom, 2760 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.

Test your sea legs with a morning of yoga on a Spirit of Chicago at Navy Pier boat for OmG Silent Yoga’s City View Tour series, which takes place every second Tuesday of the month during the summer. A live DJ and individual headsets allow you to enhance your internal practice while taking in the gorgeous sunrise. Bring your own mat for one hour of Vinyasa flow from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. Check-in is at 6 a.m. Tickets are $43.19. To sign-up and for more information, click here. Spirit of Chicago at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL.

Pre-work, practice yoga. Post-work, save puppies. Meet fellow dog lovers over pizza and beer, as Lagunitas Brewing Company is inviting you to Yappy Hour benefiting Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control (FCACC). Yappy Hour lasts from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A $20 donation at the door includes one beer, pizza, and the good feeling that comes with helping save homeless animals. For more information, click here. Lagunitas Brewing Company Taproom, 2607 W. 17th St., Chicago, IL.

Local music groups take the Patio at Café Brauer for Locally Sourced, every Wednesday night of summer to jam while you sit back, drink, and relax. If live music doesn’t entice you, the Patio at Café Brauer is nestled along Lincoln Park Zoo’s Nature Boardwalk making for a picturesque evening surrounded by nature, juxtaposed with the Chicago skyline. For more information, click here. The Patio at Café Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton Rd., Chicago, IL.

Off Color Brewing has made its name in Chicago by brewing beer influenced by the wonders on display at The Field Museum. The newest addition to the breweries line-up is QingMing, a brew inspired by the artifacts uncovered during an archeological dig from the Taixi and Changzikou tomb, a tomb that dates back to the late Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties, circa. 1600 BCE to 1722 BCE. The QingMing beer utilized Asian brewing techniques and embodies a dry taste, with notes of lemon rind, aromas of tea, and sake for a complex fruit, herbal, and floral experience. The Field Museum Hop To It release of Off Color Brewing’s QingMing brew will provide each guest with a pint of QingMing to sip while taking in the artifacts that roused the inception of this new local brew. The event takes place from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. For tickets and more information, click here. The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL.

Take a summer Friday and celebrate Bastille day at Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago with a three-course prix-fixe lunch. The most important meal of the day for the French is lunch, so embrace your inner Parisian and give way to an afternoon filled with Parisian-inspired dishes paired with the Bitches favorite libation, rosé. The three-course prix-fixe menu is $34 per person, not including tax or gratuity. Call (312) 443-8650 to book your reservation. For more information, click here. Read our review of Terzo Piano brunch, here. Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago, 159 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL.

Bring your flip cup skills to Sully’s House rooftop patio this Saturday for the annual, Flip for Wishes flip cup tournament, benefiting the Make-A-Wish foundation. The tournament will take place on the rooftop patio from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Register your team of four by emailing [email protected] with your team name, team members, and the contact information of the team captain. Everyone loves a good flip cup game with friends in the summer! For more information, click here. Sully’s House, 1501 N. Dayton St., Chicago, IL.

It’s a garden party! Gideon Wells invites Plant Nite for a step-by-step instruction on how to create and care for your newly crafted succulent garden or terrarium. This class is a fantastic creative outlet and the succulent garden you create is a perfect gift or a fun way to add life to your home or office! Make a night of it by arriving early to eat and start drinking with friends before class begins at 4 p.m. The event lasts 1.5 hours and tickets are $56, which includes materials. For tickets and more information, click here. Gideon Wells, 4500 Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL.

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