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This Week in CHI: July 18-24

July keeps rolling on and so do the amazing, and plentiful music and food festivals and events in Chicago! So soak up some sun and enjoy this week in Chicago.


Running is worth is if there is burgers and beer at the end! Join the Burgers and Beer 5k from Universal Sole’s Lakeview store. Make new friends and bring your old ones as you enjoy this fun run that supports Girls in the Game. For more information click here, and you could be part of the race.


What better way to experience Chicago then with the Chicago Beer Experience? The Chicago Beer Experience offer beer tours in Chicago’s top neighborhoods from Lakeview to the South Loop. See the colorful side of Chicago while you learn more about the history. Click here to book your tour, because the only thing better than Chicago is beer.


After you watch the Cubs vs. Mets game, head to HVAC Pub for live music and great food! With pizzas like “Rock-A-Hula” and “The Al Green”, there is something for everyone. Check out more information here, and see the headliners for the night.

Take a walk on the wild side with River to Rooftops from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. . Celebrate summer with great cocktails, live bands, and great people. Tickets are $30 and include 2 drinks with purchase. Click here to find out more information and get your ticket to join the party.


A Taste of River North returns for the 11th year, and we are really excited about it! This event is a must—Taste of River North will be featuring the best local food, music, art, and cocktails.. Come see all your favorite River North bars come together and make this night unforgettable. Click here for more information.

Seafood lovers, come get your summer on and check out the Seafood Boil at Pearl Tavern! Chef Frank Valdez, will present a creole inspired mirage of sausage, seafood, corn and potatoes, on the table right in front of you, just like they do down south. Your ticket also includes all you can drink beer from Lagunitas. Grab your mallets and bibs and come eat your weight in shrimp, crab and more. For tickets and more information, click here.

Join Chicago and Michigan Avenue Magazine in the sending off the sailors back to Mackinac Island this Saturday at Navy Pier. A Shore Thing, starts at 10 a.m. at Navy Pier, and the party continues with music, food, and fun until 3 p.m. Not a bad Saturday, eh? For more information click here, and mark your calendars because this is an event you won’t want to miss.


Start your Sunday off right by grabbing brunch on one of the Chicagos many rooftops. London House, Raised, or Tanta are all great options to get you that Bloody Mary or mimosa you’ve been craving. Then, make your way to what’s been named by Chicago Tribune as “Chicagos Best Street Festival of the Summer” – Wicker Park Fest. With great music, art and retail vendors, you will love this festival in one of Chicago’s top neighborhoods. To see the music line up and find out more information click here, and make your Sunday one for the books.

Looking for a unique Sunday-Funday activity? How about a fun afternoon learning how to make some yummy  summer cocktails courtesy of Elixir Andersonville’s head mixologist Vlad?! Come join us as we learn to make a fresh and fruity Mojito, a boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade, and a  build-your-own delicious Daiquiri! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. For more information, click here .

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