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This Week in CHI: April 4-10

Happy Monday, Bitches! On the menu this week we have a meet-and-greet with famous fashion designers, a co-hosted event with Rent The Runway and the editors of Bitches Who Brunch Chicago, bacon and beer festivals, and more. Check it all out below!

If you’re looking for love in the Windy City and Tinder isn’t for you, try a different approach. Try Speed Chicago Dating’s speed dating event tonight in River North. There will be no nametags, timers, or whistleblowing at this speed dating event. Speed Chicago Dating tries to give its participants a more comfortable and casual experience. Click here to reserve your spot.

Calling all bacon-loving Bitches! Head to Chop Shop tonight for Baconfest Chicago’s Bacon, Bocce, Beats, Booze event. The bacon will be provided by Chop Shop, Knife & Tine, and Whisk. Goose Island Brewery and Templeton Rye has the booze game covered. You bring your A-game for bocce. Click here to get your tickets.


Join us, the Chicago Bitches Who Brunch, for bubbly, bites, and fashion tips at Rent The Runway in the Gold Coast. We’ll be sharing our style secrets and letting you know about RTR’s Unlimited, which lets you borrow and trade three designer clothes or accessories for everyday wear, for as long as you want. Click here to join us and we hope to see you there!

You don’t have to be a man to enjoy good whiskey, but your man will surely enjoy Red Eye’s Toast to Traditions event. Make it date-night, his style. Pamper your man with cigar rolling, shoe shines, hot shaves, and cocktails featuring Gentleman Jack whiskey. Ladies can get in on the fun during the whiskey class led by Jack Daniel’s brand ambassador, where you can sample Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select. Tickets include two cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Click here for more information.


Bitches, we hope you’re sitting down for this. The only and only Betsey Johnson is in town today, and you can meet her! The fashion designer, known for her funky dresses and accessories, will be doing a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with fans at Macy’s on State Street. Click here for all of the details.

Even if sporting events aren’t your thing, we recommend you check out the White Sox home opener today against the Cleveland Indians. Get together with your Bitches and head to US Cellular Field to get some fresh air, check out the baseball players, and enjoy those surprisingly tasty ballpark eats. Click here to get your tickets. If you’re a North Side fan, you can see the Cubs’ home opener against the Cincinnati Reds on April 11. Click here for more details.

Before Jeff Koons and Georgia O’Keefe were bringing in millions for their works, they were students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Today you have the chance to purchase works from up-and-coming artists at the SAIC’s 16th Annual Spring Art Sale. Who knows, maybe the pieces you find will be worth millions one day! Click here for all of the details.

If day drinking is more your style, head to the River North Beer Fest at Moe’s Cantina and Old Crow. Attendees can sample more than 50 kinds of beers from different breweries. Click here to get your tickets.


Tonight, Stan Mansion transforms into Versailles and transports you to 17th century France. Let Them Eat Cake takes theme parties to a whole new level. Indulge in treats from a dozen pastry tables, sip on champagne and wines from around the country, and take photos with models dressed in period costumes. Although anachronous, we recommend watching Marie Antoinette for fashion inspiration. Click here to get your tickets.


On the weekend, Ana struggles to choose between sweet and savory brunch options. During the week, she helps the hospitality and tourism industries reach millennials online through her digital marketing agency, BLOOM Digital Marketing.

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