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This Week in CHI: June 19 – 25

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Beyoncé gave birth to twins last week! Now that we have that out of our system, let’s move on to what is going on this week in Chicago. There is plenty to fill your social calendar this week while waiting to celebrate National Pride Month at Chicago’s 48th annual Pride Parade!

The female youth focused organization, Girls on the Run – Chicago (GOTRC), is throwing a Brew Bash hosted at Lagunita’s Chicago Tap Room and the Bitches are entirely in support of the growth of future leading ladies. GOTRC aims to uplift adolescent girls, 3rd through 8th grade, by promoting confidence and strong character through encouragement and education regarding health and physical fitness. Drink from the taps of one of Chicago’s beloved breweries and toast to helping positively impact female youth. The fundraiser lasts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 online and $45 at the door. For tickets and more information, click here. Lagunita’s Chicago Tap Room, 2607 W. 17th St., Chicago, IL.

Tallboy Taco in River North is adding Tequila to taco Tuesday this week with an interactive cocktail class. The evening kicks off with a Partida Tequila margarita and small bites, including mini tacos. After you have sufficiently gotten your taco fix, learn how to concoct the perfect summer tequila cocktail called, “Not Your Momma’s BBQ,” like a pro mixologist! The class is $25 per person and starts at 7:30 p.m. Call (312) 664-2727 to make your reservation. For more information, click hereTallboy Taco, 325 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL.

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship starts next week and Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap is hosting a Putt Putt Party with the chance to win tickets to attend the sporting event at Olympia Fields Country Club. Oskar Blues Brewery brews will be on tap for $5. The Oskar Blues Brewery brew, “Mama’s Little Yella Pils” is a light, fresh, and easy to drink beer. The party lasts from 6 until 8 p.m. For more information, click here. Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL.

Hubbard Inn is hosting a charity happy hour event benefiting Tickled Pink. Tickled Pink partners with the non-profit organization, Bright Pink, which is focused on the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. A minimum $10 donation is recommended with all proceeds profiting the efforts of Tickled Pink. The first cocktail is free if you arrive before 7 p.m. Email [email protected] to be added to the guest list. Additionally, each guest will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to the Tickled Pink Gala in February of 2018. For more information, click here. Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL.

Country LakeShake Music Festival is back in the Windy City bringing big names in country music to Northerly Island for the weekend. Headliners include, heartthrob, Thomas Rhett, and powerhouse, Miranda Lambert, as well as the musical trio, Rascal Flats. Plus, the proximity of Northerly Island to Lake Michigan makes this music venue hands down one of the best in the city! Single day passes start at $49.75. For tickets and more information, click hereCountry LakeShake 2017, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Dr., Chicago, IL.

To further your country fix and the because we always have brunch on our minds, stop by Concrete Cowboy for a southern-inspired brunch before heading into the festival for the day. The brunch menu is available Monday through Sunday opening at 11 a.m. and we are eyeing the blueberry, almond buttermilk pancakes. For more information, click hereConcrete Cowboy Bar, 646 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL.

Saturday is for the girls, especially when rosé is flowing! Chicago Rosé Day will be celebrated at various locations in River North, including Rockit Bar & Grill, Hubbard Inn, Joy District, Bar Louie, El Hefe, and Ironside. All restaurants have unique food specials to order while you sip on the sweet nectar that is rosé. Wristbands are $15, and include entrance to all venues from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., three drink vouchers, a commemorative glass, and additional freebies along the way. For tickets and more information, click hereRiver North, Chicago, IL.

Crawfish for Cancer is back in the city for the 4th Annual Chicago boil. The proceeds from the Crawfish for Cancer boil go towards benefiting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Tickets are $90 for unlimited crawfish and a day of partying for a worthy cause. For tickets and more information, click here. Caffè Olivia, 550 E. Grand St., Chicago, IL.

June is National Pride Month and the celebration of acceptance and love is in the air. Embrace all colors of the rainbow and make your way into Boystown for the 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. At noon, the parade begins at the corner of W. Montrose Ave. and N. Broadway St. The celebration serves as a yearly reminder to increase the everyday innate thinking to give love, embody love, and to live actively with the mentality that love is love, and for that reason, love will prevail. For more information, click hereChicago Pride Parade, W. Montrose Ave. and N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL.

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