Snow has fallen and Friendsgivings are upon us, meaning holiday season is in full swing in the city. Take advantage of all this city has to offer by adding these activities to your social calendar this week in Chicago!
Head to Scofflaw for its monthly Sipsmith Gin Social and cocktail competition! From 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. test different gin concoctions from bartenders around the neighborhood to help decide who gets bragging rights until next month’s competition rolls around. For more information, click here. Scofflaw, 3201 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL.
The Chicago-based company, Cards Against Humanity, has set up shop in Block 37. The pop-up shop of everyone’s favorite “party game for horrible people” is the perfect place to shop for a gift for your twisted friend or a white elephant party. The Cards Against Humanity pop-up shop is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. until December 30th. For more information, click here. Block 37, 108 N. State St., Chicago, IL.
Join your Bitches at Tapster for an evening of learning the art of flower arrangement. Grab a drink and light bites while taking this class by Alice’s Table. After this evening, your flower arrangement is certain to be the envy of all at Thanksgiving! Tickets are $75 and include all materials needed as well as a $10 drink voucher. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, click here. Tapster, 2027 W North Ave, Chicago, IL.
The Special Olympics Young Professionals board invites all to the 7th annual Thanks-for-Giving event! This year’s host is Old Crow Smokehouse in River North. The evening will be filled with wine, beer, appetizers, and a silent auction. Plus, with all proceeds directly supporting more than 5,000 children and adults, there isn’t a better way to spend your Thursday evening this week! Tickets are $55. For tickets and more information, click here. Old Crow Smokehouse River North, 149 W Kinzie Ave., Chicago, IL.
Millennium Park is the place to be this Friday. The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink opens at noon on Friday with a special program at 11 a.m. featuring Cirque du Soleil. Stick around until 6 p.m. to see the lighting of the tree in Millennium Park as well. Ice skating is free to the public with skate rentals starting at $12 during the week and $14 on weekends. For more information, click here. Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL.
Orangetheory Fitness in the South Loop is partnering with the charity organization Brunch x Burn to raise donations for suicide prevention. As Fit Bitches, we can not think of a better way to spend our Saturday morning- Brunch x Burn is a blast! Tickets are $50 and all proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Hurry up and get yours before they sell out! The class begins at 10:30 a.m. For tickets and more information, click here. Orangetheory Fitness South Loop, 1005 S. State St., Chicago, IL.
The Funky Brunch at Headquarters Beercade in River North is back! Starting at noon, eat brunch and get the funk down at this hip spot. DJ Cut Copy will be providing the funky tunes. If you aren’t up for dancing, there are plenty of arcade games and fun people to keep you entertained. For tickets and more information, click here. Headquarters Beercade River North, 213 W. Institute Pl., Chicago, IL.