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This Week in CHI: March 13 – 19

Chicago sure did throw a party this weekend and the madness doesn’t stop there. As we set our clocks forward yesterday and jump into spring, the anticipation of donning my favorite retro floral frock, dainty block heels and sunnies is only growing stronger!

The spa at the Wit is tempting you to treat yourself with St. Patrick’s Day specials running the entire week. Specials offered include a shamrock stone massage, shamrock your body scrub, lucky day micro greens facial and shamrock shuffle pedicure. After a weekend chock full of green beer, whiskey and shepherd’s pie, a rejuvenating St. Patrick’s Day themed spa day is the only fathomable way to keep the Irish celebrations going. For more information, and to book an appointment, click here. theWit – 201 N. State Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL

Looking for more of a workout? Sip kombucha and shop Ridge’s Stitches before or after cleansing your mind and body in one of five Monday evening classes at Yoga Six Lincoln Park studio. A portion of Ridge’s Stitches profits is donated each month to various charities, with this March benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For class times and more information, click here. Yoga Six Lincoln Park – 2105 N. Southport Ave., Suite 200, Chicago, IL

It is all Bubbles and Blowdrys at Swerve Salon this Tuesday. Sip champagne as Swerve stylists teach the latest tricks and tips to achieve your best blowout at home. Next, makeup artists show you how to take your fresh day look up a notch for a ladies night out on the town. Reserve your spot in advance for $45, $20 of which will go towards recommended styling products. For more information, and to reserve your spot, click here. Bubbles and Blowdrys – 1350 North Wells St. Chicago, IL

Bespoke Cuisine is not letting International Pie Day pass by without recognizing all the types of wonderful pies humans have masterfully created, including pizza pies, chicken pot pies, and of course blueberry pies. Indulge in six different types of pie themed appetizers in celebration of 3.14—Pi Day! Tickets are $65 for this pie fest. For more information, and purchase tickets, click here. Bespoke Cuisine – 1358 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL

The Art Institute of Chicago recently opened a new exhibition, To Organize Delirium, which showcases the influential work of Latin American artist, Hélio Oiticica. As a pioneer and influencer during the contemporary art movement, Oiticica conceptualized the powerful notion that the viewer should not only view his art, but rather push boundaries, just as he was attempting to do within the art realm, and actively participate with his art. Witness Oiticica’s progression from his work on paper to his later work where you will be able to slip off your office kicks and dig your toes into the sand. For more information, click here.

This St. Patrick’s Day eve Henry’s is hosting Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey as it travels across the U.S. on a Brew Tour in search of its perfect beer pairing, a combination well rooted in Irish tradition. Put your exceptionally developed tastebuds to the test as you drink beer and whiskey, all while you (sham)rock out to live music! For more information, click here. Henry’s – 18 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL

It is the third Friday of Lent and Francesca’s Restaurants are helping you stick to pescetarian Fridays with its additional seafood supper menu available every Friday throughout Lent. Regardless of your personal spiritual practices, who needs meat when Francesca’s seared scallops melt-in-your-mouth are served over mixed greens drizzled with a balsamic lemon vinaigrette will surely do the trick? To make a reservation, click here. Mia Francesca’s – 3311 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

The 13th Annual Good Food Festival is back reminding us that our weekly farmers market adventures are right around the corner. This festival celebrates the importance of great food, grown locally. Over 150 food exhibits will be posted up for you to taste samples and learn tips from culinary greats, such as Christine Cikowski, Josh Kulp, Rick Bayless and more. General admission is free with prior registration. For more information, and to register, click here. Good Food Festival – 725 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL

Cheese or chocolate? That may as well be the most difficult foodie question to answer. I always plead the fifth. Good thing Geja Café understands us Bitches perfectly and is hosting its first ever Brews and Fondues event benefitting The Chicago Brewseum. Four Chicago craft breweries will be on tap to accompany your three-course fondue experience. The event is $65 per person and begins at 1 p.m. For more information, and to reserve your spot, click here. Geja Cafe – 340 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL


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