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This Week in CHI: October 16 – 22

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Fall weather is upon us so bust out your chunky sweaters and knit scarfs for a sunny and crisp week in Chicago. To pair with your fall fashion and the beautiful weather, here is what is going on this week in Chicago!

Monday
In conjunction with Chicago Ideas Week, the Field Museum celebrates its newest exhibition, Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact by hosting The Forum at Block 37. The pop-up lounge will act as the forum throughout the week for experts in a variety of fields. The theme for tonight is a Forum on Journalism. The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. and free to the public. For more information, click here. The Forum at Block 37, 108 N. State St., Chicago, IL.

Tuesday
Stop by the luxurious bar and lounge, Upstairs at The Gwen, for Gallery Tuesdays. Each week a new local artist is featured during happy hour. This week Anna Dominquez will be the artist on display. Lux hour drink specials last from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, click here. Upstairs at The Gwen, 521 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL.

Wednesday
Indulge in a 4-course meal at the iconic Walnut Room inside Macy’s on State Street. The meal will be prepared by Chef Lynfred and includes a decadent selection of seasonal dishes paired with wine. Tickets are $65 and advance reservations are required. Please call (312) 781-3139 to reserve your dining experience. For more information, click here. The Walnut Room at Macy’s, 111 N. State St., Chicago, IL.

Thursday
Inspired by the book and award-winning film, Hidden Figures, the U.S. Department of State has created “Hidden No More,” which is an event to acknowledge and celebrate women who represent “hidden talent” amongst their respective field. Help recognize the boss Bitches of the world! The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is hosted by the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) is free to the public, however registration is required. To Register and for more information, click here. 34th Floor at the Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL.

Friday
Do you like large parties? Kick off the season of themed parties on the rooftop at The Godfrey Hotel for a lively evening donned in your favorite 1920’s masquerade get up. Drink specials will be flowing and of course this includes bubbly! The party starts at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, click here. The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, 127 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL.

Saturday
Chicago Food Trucks will congregate for the annual Fall Food Truck Festival this weekend! The diverse gourmet food trucks will certainly appeal to us foodies! Additionally, the festival is bringing back the Sangria Garden and we could not be more pleased! A mixture of food trucks, beer and sangria, and live music sounds like the perfect place to rock our chunky fall sweaters and knit scarfs! The Festival begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, click here. La Bagh Woods Park, 5269 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL.

Sunday
Come together, right now… for a Beatles themed brunch! Reclaimed Bar and Restaurant is hosting another amazing brunch set to the classic tunes of the Beatles played by Phil Angotti. So gather your Bitches because when it comes to brunch it is best to get by with a little help from our friends! For reservations and more information, click here. Reclaimed Bar and Restaurant, 3655 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.

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