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This Week in CHI: May 15-21

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It is halfway through National Burger Month, so don’t miss your chance at an easy excuse to devour your favorite burger. Not that an excuse is necessary in the slightest. However, if guilt does creep up on you, the Bitches are getting fit this spring with the perfect spring giveaway with two lust worthy brands, Pure Barre and Mercer & Winnie. Getting fit in style is always Bitch Approved and so are these happenings in Chicago this week.

Monday
AIRE Rooftop Bar, located in the Hyatt Centric in The Loop, is opening to the public tonight for Chicago’s long awaited patio season. Aiming to please, the menu at AIRE boasts an extensive cocktail list, along with multiple small plates meant for sharing. Let’s face it, with the view that the city of Chicago provides, cocktail hour belongs #upintheaire! For more information, click here. AIRE Rooftop Bar, located on the 24th floor of the Hyatt Centric in the Loop, 100 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL.

Tuesday
Craft & Drafts Chicago is taking over Brownstone Tavern for a night of drinking, building and painting your very own mug hanger to show off the mugs that hold your beloved morning cup of joe. Brownstone Tavern will also be celebrating burger month by offering a build-your-own-burger bar with any side for $7. $4 Blue Moon and Half Acre pints will be on draft. Tickets are $45. For tickets and more information, click here. Brownstone Tavern & Grill, 3937 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL.

Wednesday
Schubas Tavern has the right idea by hosting a Feminist Happy Hour to make this week’s hump day a happy one. Leading ladies from Chicago’s thriving comedy scene will provide the evening’s entertainment as you laugh, while simultaneously heightening your social consciousness regarding feminism. Lasting from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – 3 hours of comedic relief is exactly what is needed. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, click hereSchubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.

Thursday
The Chicago Young Associates Board is hosting the Go Gray Gala at the lovely event space, Kitchen Chicago. The evening’s cocktail party will be benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to help provide hope for children suffering. Cocktails, mac and cheese, tacos and s’mores will be available as you mingle for a worthy cause. Attire is business casual. Tickets are $60 and are available here. Kitchen Chicago, 324 N. Leavitt St., Chicago, IL.

Friday
Mayfest in Lakeview means the start to Chicago’s outdoor festival season and we could not be more thrilled! Drinking, eating and dancing will take place under a massive heated tent, so Chicago’s unpredictable May weather will not be able to quash the festival festivities. Friday night’s music entertainment features The Boy Band Night. The fun will last from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is $10. For more information, click here. Mayfest, 3100 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.

Saturday
Get out your picnic blanket to sit, sip and relax with friends for an afternoon of wine and tranquility. Jonquil Park in Lincoln Park will turn open-air market for the 3rd annual Lincoln Park Wine Festival. Wine tastings, food-wine pairings and some chill music to set the vibe will last from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $50 per day, which includes a commemorative wine glass for holding your choice of 20 out of 90 various wine tastings available. For tickets and more information, click here. Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL

Sunday
This Sunday head into Andersonville for the 11th annual Andersonville Wine Walk. In the spirit of going green, your ticket is a souvenir glass that will be your vessel to taste 39 different wines from locations around the historic Andersonville neighborhood. The only difficult decision to make is whether to take the south route or the north route. In the words of Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat, “It doesn’t matter which way you go,” as long as there is wine along the way. The event lasts from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and tickets are $40. To purchase tickets and for more information, click here. Check in as early as 1 p.m. at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.

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