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This Week in Chi: August 7 – 13

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Lollapalooza weekend has come to a close and the madness surrounding Grant Park has dwindled. However, as a Bitch about town, our social calendar is never lacking. Here is what is Bitch Approved this week in Chicago!

Monday
A collection of 30 noteworthy chefs are coming together at Revel Fulton Market for an exclusive culinary event in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Taste signature dishes by each chef present from restaurants in Chicago such as Spiaggia, The Publican, and Blackbird. Since its inaugural year, Lemon: Chicago has raised over $720,000 to fight childhood cancer. Indulge in delicious dishes, mingle with top chefs, and participate in a live auction, all in the name of charity. The event lasts from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. For more information, click here. Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL.

Tuesday
Feel all the vibes during a sunset yoga class at Navy Pier brought to you by VIBEUP. This deep and invigorating slow vinyasa flow will dive into hip work and shoulder opening for a total body yoga practice. The mixture of a gorgeous sunset and focus on your breathing will ensure you come out of class with a sense of clarity in body, mind, and spirit. Class begins at 7:30 p.m. and best of all, it is free! For more information, click here. Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL.

Wednesday
Wednesday is all about a day at the park, that is, The Park at Wrigley.

Hey, Fit Bitches! Start your morning with a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class to burn calories, improve cardio, and strengthen your muscles. The class is free and taught by Chicago fitness instructor, Kate Lemere in conjunction with CrossTown Fitness. Online registration is encouraged prior to the workout. For more information, click here. The Park at Wrigley, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL.

Spending your morning working your butts off means a well deserved night of relaxing while watching The Sandlot on the lawn at The Park at Wrigley. Live music will kick off the night at 7 p.m and screening starts at sunset. Make sure to arrive early as space is limited. The Bitches recommend you bring a fun blanket and picnic spread! The event is free. For more information, click here. The Park at Wrigley, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL.

Thursday
Get your evening spin on with a sparkling twist. The trendy new libation on the block, Truly Spiked & Sparkling is teaming up with Flywheel for Cycle & Sip. Sign up for the 6:30 p.m. Flywheel class at Flywheel in Old Town to get a bit bubbly after a killer workout! To sign-up and for more information, click here. Flywheel Old Town, 1653 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL.

Friday
Sometimes, there is nothing better than a hot dog in the summer! This rings true to many, as the annual Chicago Hot Dog fest is back for the weekend to celebrate the great culinary dish. Hot dog vendors will be serving up hot dogs ranging from the classic Chicago dog to new and exciting toppings to dress up your dog. Wash the hot dog down with a cold brew while listening to live music. Proceeds benefit the Chicago History Museum. Chicago Hot Dog Fest is taking place Friday through Saturday. For more information, click here. Chicago Hot Dog Fest, Stockton St. and Lasalle Dr., Chicago, IL.

Saturday
A Pastoral Picnic in White will be hosted on the Great Lawn in Millennium Park as part of the Grant Park summer music festival series. The Pastoral Picnic in White was inspired by the Parisian tradition starting in 1988 to gather with friends at the Bois de Boulogne for a dinner party. Friends dressed in white in order for everyone to find one another in the dark. Grab your Bitch Approved Summer Picnic Essentials for an evening on the lawn, chatting, sipping wine, and listening to the symphony orchestra clad in your summer whites. Picnic set up begins at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, click here. The Great Lawn in Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL.

Sunday
Sunday is synonymous with brunch, but we also love to throw an occasional picnic into the mix. In July, the Bitches compiled a guide to the perfect Summer Picnic Essentials to create a fabulous, yet easy summer picnic. However, if you are in no mood to put the pieces together, Columbus Tap has created the perfect picnic for a day in Millennium Park. Order four hours ahead and pick it up before settling onto the grass for a whimsical afternoon. To order your basket, and for more details, click here. Columbus Tap at The Fairmont Chicago at Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL.

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