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This Week in CHI: June 26 – July 2

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With constant street festivals, live music, and countless outdoor activities, it is hard to catch a breath in this town. However, as ladies on the go, that is exactly why we love all that this city has to offer, and this week in Chicago is no exception.

Holy Cannoli! The Cannoli Bar at Eataly Chicago opens today. Right before your eyes, watch skilled pastry chefs fill your cannoli shells with fillings of your choice. Make it a date by adding your choice of italian vino to your cannoli crafting experience. For more information, click here. Eataly Chicago, 43 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL.

Dynamic duo Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are coming to The Roof on theWit for a showing of the box office hit, La La Land. Okay, so the pair won’t be attending in person, but we can dream right? However, watching the two dance and sing whimsically on screen, while sipping top notch cocktails on one of the best rooftops in town is hard to beat. The movie starts at dusk and popcorn will be available. For more information, click here. The Roof on theWit, 201 N. State Street, Floor 27, Chicago, IL.

Homeslice Wheel House in Lincoln Park and the Midwest Young Professionals Board are hosting an international themed trivia night with proceeds benefitting Nuestros Pequeño Hermanos (NPH). NPH currently raises more than 3,200 children and young adults in various countries around South America. Grab your internationally savvy friends and play trivia for a worthy cause. It’s for the kids! Trivia starts at 7 p.m. and is $20 per person to play. For more information, click here. Homeslice Wheel House, 983 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL.

After brunching at Tanta Chicago this weekend, the Chicago Bitches can’t get Peruvian food off our mind! Thankfully, Chef Gabriel Moya, of Sobremesa Supper Club Chicago, is hosting a Peruvian cooking demonstration at Local Foods Grocer & Distributor. Chef Moya will demonstrate how to prepare three Peruvian dishes using the Sobremesa house hot sauce, Aji Sobremesa, which is a flavor packed hot sauce made with Peruvian yellow peppers. The class is $25, which includes complimentary drinks, snacks to nibble on. Attendees will be sent home with a jar of Aji Sobremesa and copies of the recipes so you can put your new Peruvian cooking skills to the test. For tickets and more information, click here. Local Foods Grocer & Distributor, 1427 W. Willow St., Chicago, IL.

We know you will be catching rays all summer long, so why not catch your dreams while you are at it! Sinclarity Clothing is heading over to Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago to teach a class about making your own dream catcher. While crafting, get the creative juices flowing by sipping on a complimentary Shaker punch. Class lasts from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $45, which includes supplies and one complimentary cocktail. Dream on people! For more information, click here. Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago, 19 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL. 

Windy City RibFest is back for the 9th year and the expectation is that it will be a finger lickin’ good time! Locally and nationally acclaimed “ribbers” unite for all that is saucy and good in this world. There will be live music and libations to add to your rib eating pleasure. For more information, click here. Windy City RibFest, located at Lawrence and Broadway, 4800 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL.

Live on Lincoln will be taking over the West Lakeview street for yet another solid Chicago street festival. Food, music and fun will naturally ensue and the lineup for the two day festival does not disappoint. Taking the stage are funk music acts such as, Chicano Batman on Saturday, and The Motet, and Aqueous performing on Sunday. The Motet is a Denver based funk band hailing from the 1990’s funk music scene. Needless to say, The Motet knows how to get the funk down. A $10 donation is highly recommended. For the festival line-up and more information, click here. Live on Lincoln, located at the corners of Lincoln, Belmont, and Ashland, 3200 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL.

VibeUP is back at Navy Pier for the third year promising an evening of fitness and yoga under the sunset, stars, Chicago skyline, and plenty of fireworks. Start the night off on a personal trampoline, where Bellicon Fitness will deliver a 45 minute, high-intensity workout. Don’t let the fun of being on a trampoline fool you, this class is guaranteed to kick your butt. Total body strength-conditioning is next, as Men’s Health Top Trainer, Gideon Akande, uses body weight to fire up every muscle in your body. After, playfully flow through a fun and funky vinyasa yoga practice with Wade. Finally, wind down with a 15 minute meditation before rounding out the night with the Navy Pier firework show. The event begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $40 for one person and $65 for two people. For tickets and more information, click here. East Rooftop Terrace at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL.

Fulton Market Kitchen is taking dining to a new level by combining all that is pure in life; dining, drinking, and art. By inviting one resident artist each week to make the restaurant their own personal studio, Fulton Market Kitchen hopes to stimulate the senses by intertwining the experience of live art with food. This week, be the creative muse for ceramicist, teacher, and studio artist at the Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, Susan Messer McBride. McBride will be the resident artist until July 6th, however, the Fulton Market Kitchen 5X5 resident artist series will last all summer. For more information, click here. Fulton Market Kitchen, 311 N. Sangamon St., Chicago, IL.

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