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This Week in CHI: June 27 – July 3

With June transitioning into July, grab your patriotic wear and get ready for a week full of great events and a holiday weekend to celebrate the great U.S. of A. With so many parties and the summer season in full force, take a look to find out the best ones to hit this week in Chicago. Here is your social calendar for this week!



The brilliant people behind everyone’s favorite oyster bar, Pearl Tavern, have brought Whiskey Thief, a charming and awesome tavern to the town of Evanston. Not to mention a menu crafted by former Au Cheval chef Austin baker as well. After a successful grand opening on Friday, Whiskey Thief has officially opened it’s doors to the public. Come check out delicious craft cocktails, and hand-crafted burgers, some topped with bacon and cheese curds. Oh, and of course, lots of Whiskey. This place is awesome, and we strongly encourage you to check it out. For more information, visit here. Whiskey Thief Tavern, 616 Davis St. Evanston, IL 60201


Are you up for a challenge? Grab some friends and sign up for the 7th annual River North Challenge! This event requires your team to complete physical and mental challenges, gain points, eat, drink and be merry. With prizes to win and crazy games, there are sure to be laughs among the winners and losers For more information and to sign up your group, visit  here.


We will be swinging by the Williams Sonoma Lincoln Park to come support some fellow bloggers and eat some yummy delicious recipes made with products from Williams Sonoma,  supporting the #CraveCCC campaign benefiting the Chicago Children’s choir. Come join us at this fun event shopping event with cooking demonstrations from some of Chicago’s top bloggers for light bites, cocktails and kitche appliances glore! For more information, visit here.

Wanting to dance the summer nights away? Well Chicago’s Annual House Music Tour is back again for your enjoyment. For one night and one night only, take a journey on the south side, where you can experience music, clubs and restaurants like never before. With one ticket you will have an unforgettable night for of a variety of places, people and music. For tickets and more information, click here.



Headquarters Beercade in Lakeview will be hosting its 3rd Annual Paper Airplane Contest! Bring your friends and come have fun by enjoying beer and cocktails while channeling your inner five-year-old. Entry is $5 per piece of paper; come test your paper folding skills and and see if your airplane can truly take flight and fly you to a grand prize of $250. Second prize? An $100 giftcard to Headquarters… now that is a lot of beer. For more information, visit here.

Photo courtesy of Timeout Chicago and Max Herman
Photo courtesy of Timeout Chicago and Max Herman


Nothing screams America like ribs! This Friday start your July right with the first day of Windy City Ribfest in Uptown! The event is from noon to 9pm with Main Stage headliners performing. Come see The Personnel at 5 pm and Too White Crew at 8pm. Enjoy your favorite BBQ with great music at the 8th annual festival. There are also crafts and vendors, but with great ribs around, what more could you want? For more details and information, visit here!

Fireworks over Navy Pier, Chicago
Fireworks over Navy Pier, Chicago


Experience the magic of fireworks at Navy Pier with Chicago River Kayak. Paddle Tour and Fireworks lets you kick off your 4th of July weekend with a bang! With a 3-hour group tour, you will get to see Chicago like never before on the 6-mile night tour complete with bright city lights and fireworks. For more information and to book your tout, click  here!



River Walk Brunch Tours are a great way to spend a Sunday! Learn about Chicago’s history, architecture and culture while building up an appetite for a brunch you are sure to love! For more information and tickets, click  here.


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