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This Week in CHI: April 18-24

Spring in Chicago might finally be upon us! Temperatures were in the mid-seventies this weekend and it got us excited for the warm months ahead. Take a look at our social calendar for the week. New restaurant openings, fun activities, and museum exhibits, oh my!



Chicago Chef Week kicks off! Every spring, Chicago Chef Week returns, with more than 100 restaurants offering a three-course prix-fixe menu for lunch or a four-course prix-fixe for dinner. From Asian or Argentinian to French, Italian, tapas, and sushi, make your reservations for Chicago Chef Week to experience award-winning restaurants in Chicago. To see the full list of restaurant participants, make reservation and for more information, click here.


The Chicago Latin Film Festival commences this week so check it out before it is over. 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 showcase of the best in Iberoamerican cinema.Tickets are $13 and can be purchased here along with a full schedule of showtimes.



China’s ancient terra-cotta army invades the Field museum in the museum’s latest exhibit. Considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century, this exibit is impressive. In the second century B.C., China’s first emperor ordered the creation of a vast underground army to protect him in the afterlife, and no the museum is the host of these clay warriors. Check out the exhibit while it is at the Field Museum here in Chicago. Fun fact: it takes almost 4 hour to unpack just one of the terra-cotta warriors. Tickets are $35. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here.


Socialize with hundreds of  young local professionals right after work on Thursday, April 21st at Fremont. Connect with individuals in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to help fuel your own career or business goals. This monthly event runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., although we suggest you arrive before 7 p.m. to enjoy a complimentary drink. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit here.



Two new Chinese-influenced restaurants have opened this past month and we are excited to check them out! Have you scored reservations to Stephanie Izard’s latest Chicago hot spot, Duck Duck Goat, yet? We are excited to finally check this place out, with a menu reminiscent of her time spent traveling various parts of China, but also of time spent in her mom’s kitchen as a young girl trying to recreate Chinese food take out dishes. For reservations and more information, visit here. Another crave-worthy hot spot to check out? The new River North hot spot, Imperial Lamian, is sure to satisfy any Chinese food cravings, with executive chefs boasting they have the most authentic Chinese food in town. For reservations and more information, visit here.


Want to see how a small local brewery operates?  Want to learn about the brewing process?  Want to sample the latest hand crafted beers from Lake Effect?  Then take be part a tours this Saturday. You get an up close and personal tour with the actual brew master and get a number of beer tastes, including upcoming releases and from time to time, rare vintage beers. For more information and tickets, visit here.



We have been dying to check out this bagel hot spot. Snaggletooth is a tiny, counter-service lunch spot with a menu that centers around our house-cured fish. With instagram-worthy menu items, we are anxious to see what everyone is raving about, and suggest you do the same! For more information, visit here.


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