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This Week in CHI: April 11-17

April showers bring May flowers, right? With all the rain, and gloomy spring weather, we just have to keep telling ourselves that. Thankfully, we have your social calendar for this week to keep you busy and forget the rain.

Start off your week with some culture and film at the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Over 70 feature length films and over 40 shorts from Latin America, the U.S., Spain and Portugal will be shown during this two-week festival—so come check out the talent of tomorrow! For more information, click here.

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Let’s get cheesy! In honor of National Grilled Cheese month, Flagship Tavern & Grill in Lakeview is offering the signature Grilled Three Cheese sandwich for $9. This is but one of the many specials that Flagship has to offer, so click here to find out more.


Need a Happy Hour pick-me-up on hump day? Look no further than Pinstripes in Streeterville. With specials throughout the week, including half priced appetizers, and drink specials starting at $4, what more could you need? For more information, click here.

Have a spook-tacular time this Thursday at the scariest dinner in Chicago, Manifestations: Chicago’s Only Ghostly Dinner. Enjoy a delicious two-course meal plus a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail, followed by ghost stories, magic tricks, and more for $65 per person. For more information and tickets, click here.

After 16 years going strong, the Antiques, Garden & Design show is back to inspire and motivate everyone to step up their interior decorating up a notch. Stroll and shop through the Antiques to Midcentury Tent and Hall, Garden Gallery Tent, Design Row and Market Courtyards. With so much to look at, trust us, you won’t get bored! For more information, click here.


No reason to whine this weekend, it’s Pinot Days Chicago this Saturday and Sunday at Navy Pier. Enjoy  wine from over 65 different vineyards from all over the country, along with small bites, and plenty of merchandise to shop. For more information, and to buy tickets, click here.

Make your reservations for this year’s Chicago Chef Week, with over 100 restaurants offering prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner April 17th through the 22nd. With offerings from Beatrix, Carnivale, Taus Authentic, Chop Shop, and Lula Cafe, to name a few. For more information and a listing of participating restaurants, click here.


Bitch Biz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Pinstripes. While this article was written independently by us, we do receive compensation from the company. 


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