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This Week in CHI: June 12-18

It was a scorcher this past weekend and the heat of Chicago summer shows no signs stopping. Our favorite sight in Chicago, besides the view of the skyline from a boat on Lake Michigan, is seeing the large amounts of people taking to the streets to enjoy all the outdoor activities the city has to offer. So join the crowd, and check out which events are Bitch Approved this week in Chicago.  


Get creative with succulents and rose quartz crystals for Plant Nite at The Butcher’s Tap. Sip cocktails as instructor Stacie Smith, guides you in filling a wooden planter with adorable and easy to care for succulents, river rocks, and a rose quartz crystal. Plant Nite starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $58.23. For tickets and more information, click here. The Butcher’s Tap, 3553 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.

“Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the Chicago cult classic from legendary and local director, producer, and screenwriter, John Hughes, will be the opening flick shown at the new Park at Wrigley. Music Box Theatre will be bringing classics to the park most Wednesday’s throughout the summer. The movie will begin at sundown, but as this is a free event, you are encouraged to arrive early to throw down a blanket, and grab a beer and a bite to relax before showtime. For more information, click here. The Park at Wrigley, 3637 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.   

Osteria Via Stato is jumping into the summer spirit by hosting a night of Prosecco on the Patio. A range of 20 prosecco tastings will be paired with appetizers from Chef David DiGregorio. The Bitches never need an excuse to drink bubbly, but this is the perfect opportunity to branch out and find your new favorite sparkling wine for the season. The tasting begins at 5:30 and tickets are $27.81. For tickets and more information, click here. Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State St., Chicago, IL.

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) hosting its 4th annual Cravings on Clark Restaurant Crawl on from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The crawl runs along Clark Street from Fullerton to Diversey and the south side of Diversey from Orchard to Lakeview. The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce coordinates this annual event to showcase the culinary diversity that can only be found in this vibrant corridor in Chicago! Foodies can stroll along Clark Street in Lincoln Park and experience delicious bites of sweet and savory dishes from more than 20 restaurants. Attendees can also take a free pedicab ride through the neighborhood and get acquainted with retailers that are staying open late just for this special evening. Tickets are $40 at the door. For more information, click here.

It’s that time of year again for the 3rd annual BBQ, Bourbon, and Blues fundraiser at Studio Paris Nightclub, benefitting the Guaranteed Rate Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to assist families and individuals in need of assistance by providing food, shelter and clothing or help with medical bills accumulated from medical emergencies. Bub City will be bringing the BBQ, and hopefully the mac and cheese. Tickets are $165.50. For tickets and more information, click here. Studio Paris Nightclub, 59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL.

Six blocks of one of our favorite foodie streets, Randolph St., will be closed off for Chicagoans to wander, feast, and take in live music at the 21st Annual Taste of Randolph street festival. This street festival never disappoints due to the music lineup and food vendors being from hot spots like Bar Siena, Forno Rosso, MAD Social, and Publican Quality Meats. Friday night, Emancipator Ensemble takes the stage to perform an unforgettably smooth DJ set, which is enhanced by a live violinist. To experience the festival in style, VIP tickets can be purchased for $40, otherwise a donation is suggested. For tickets and more information, click here. Taste of Randolph, W. Randolph St. at N. Halsted St., 900 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL.

Your taco dreams will come true at the 2017 Pilsen Taco Festival. Stroll the streets of the vibrant Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen, tacos and beer or aguas frescas in hand while taking in local art and live music. A portion of beer proceeds will benefit Elevarte Community Studio. The studio focuses on utilizing art as the medium for creative youth development in order to make a social impact in the community. For more information, click here. Pilson Taco Festival, Byline Bank Parking Lot at 18th St. and Newberry St., Chicago, IL.

Happy Father’s Day! It’s no secret that dad’s love brunch. Well, everyone loves brunch, but today celebrate Father’s Day by taking him out to one of our Bitch Approved brunch spots. With all the amazing restaurants in Chicago, use our Bitchtastic Brunch Finder or our 2017 Chicago Patio Guide to help narrow down your decision.  



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