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This Week in CHI: Nov. 16-22

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We’re on the brink of Thanksgiving and Black Friday madness, but we have one more week before the craziness of the holidays is officially underway. Here are our suggestions for your week to keep you busy and stress-free, Bitches.

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The weekend might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go to a concert, especially if it’s free, right? Every Monday at the Empty Bottle in Ukrainian Village, live music is played all night sans cover. So, gather your friends and have a night out on the town and start your week off right. For the full lineup and calendar of events, click here.

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photo credit: rosebud restaurants

A Chicago favorite, Joe Fish on Dearborn has a new menu and it’s gone Italian! Joe Farina, Rosebud Restaurants Corporate Chef, has concepted the menu at Joe Fish and it now includes Chicken Parmesan “pizza” with house-made giardiniera and chili honey, Prime Meatballs a la Joseph (a Rosebud favorite), several handmade pastas, and so much more. So, go fish at Joe Fish. More information is the new menu, click here.

If you’re in need of a reason to ‘wine’ on Wednesday, head to Tesori on Adams Street. Tesori is hosting the event “Breaking the Wheel”, where the wine and apps experts pair Italian wines with cheese and other bite sized appetizers. The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is only $25. So, snack and wine away, Bitches! More info here.

photo credit: chez moi
photo credit: chez moi

If you’ve wanted to try a genuine French cuisine, this Thursday is your chance to have three-course dinner at Chez Moi, where they’ll be hosting their annual Beaujolais Nouveau dinner. Reservations are requested and more information can be found here.

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photo credit: fobab

Do you like beer? Well, for all our beer aficionados, we recommend you head to the Festival of Barrel Aged Beers, or FoBaB for short. As the name suggests, sip some barrel aged beers this Friday and Saturday and be ‘hoppy’. More information here.

Just in time for the Black Friday, Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Oak Street will be adorned with lights for the holidays for The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The parade will shut down traffic while Mickey and Minnie mouse make their way down Michigan Avenue, leading the way for the rest of the parade of balloons and floats. For more information, click here.

When chefs unite from three of the best restaurants in Logan Square to prepare their own holiday spin on Thanksgiving dinner, you know you’re in for a treat. The chefs from Lula Cafe, Parson’s Chicken and Fish, Analogue, and Bang Bang Pie Shop will be creating this year’s All-Star Thanksgiving at Sink Swim. Reservations are required and it’s only happening this Sunday! More information here.

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