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This Week in CHI: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

February is already here, and yet it feels like it was just New Year’s Eve! Don’t let 2017 get away from you, it’s time to take advantage of fun events around town. Here is your social calendar for this week.

If you can talk your boss into letting you take a late, long lunch today, then we recommend going to the historic Palmer House Hotel for afternoon tea. Experience a classic afternoon tea party decorated beautifully. Includes an assortment of teas, gourmet sandwiches, sweets, and scones. For more information, click here.

High Noon Saloon makes taco Tuesday worthwhile with $2 tacos, $5 margaritas, and $3 tequila shots. So, take your work friends for one great happy hour deal that last all day. For more information, click here.

If you’re big into high intensity, circuit workouts, and also happen to enjoy a beer or two, we may have found the perfect activity for you! Beer and Burpees is a sport and social group that works out together, and drinks together. If you’re interested in trying out a class, then click here for more information.

Everyone’s favorite intimate fondue restaurant, Geja’s Café, is hosting a 37th Annual Champagne Festival featuring champagnes and sparkling wines from France. So, pop some bubbly and enjoy fondue at your heart’s content. For more information, click here.

Remember, it’s restaurant week here in Chicago! Take advantage of some of these great restaurants before it ends next week. For more information, click here.

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If you want something more festive to be part of this Friday, then head to the Grand Chef’s Gala, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual black tie event from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Navy Pier’s Grand Ball Room. Ticket’s are still available, and more information can be found, here.

Emceed by The Food Network’s, Jeff Mauro, 50 of Chicago’s most elite chefs and mixologists will provide guests with signature dishes, decadent desserts and unique cocktails. Richard Melman, founder and chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, will be honored with the “Chicago Classic Award,” a lifetime achievement award recognizing those who have been the most influential in Chicago’s culinary scene.

We hope to see all of you at our event at Rebecca Minkoff in the Gold Coast this Saturday! Check out our latest Lust List to see some of Rebecca Minkoff’s latest fashion that will be available at the event. The event is free and will have bites and champagne starting at 6:30 p.m. RSVP so we know you’re coming at: See you all there!

It’s the Year of the Rooster, according to the Chinese calendar and Chicago is ready to celebrate! Head to Chinatown to celebrate with the annual parade, featuring a marching band, traditional dragon, lion dances, and decorative floats. For more information, click here.


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