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This Week in CHI: June 5 – 11

This past weekend, the Bitches in Chicago soaked in all the vitamin D we could possibly get and plan to continue that trend with all the outdoor events going on throughout this week in Chicago.

Annual Negroni Week is now four years strong and the bartenders at Mon Ami Gabi will be serving the restaurant’s signature White Negroni cocktail with proceeds benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The White Negroni cocktail is made with gin, cocchi Americano, and dolin dry vermouth. It will not disappoint. To top it off, the patio at Mon Ami Gabi will extend its hours for the summer season and open at 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Negroni cocktails, al fresco and for a great cause? We will be there. For more information, click here. Mon Ami Gabi, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL.

OmG Silent Yoga starts off its summer yoga series with a sunrise yoga class at 360 Chicago, located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock building. Silent yoga is practiced with noise canceling headphones, which encourages bringing your practice inward for a deeper meditation and spiritual experience. Once class is over and you are feeling incredibly zen, snap a few pictures practicing your favorite yoga pose. The city view is the perfect backdrop. Check-in starts at 6 a.m. Tickets are $40 and include drinks and light bites. To reserve your spot and check out all the other yoga events OmG Silent Yoga offers, click here. 360 Chicago at the John Hancock Building, 875 N. Michigan Ave., 94th floor, Chicago, IL.

Hopsmith Tavern is putting all those hours of watching The Office on Netflix to good use with The Office Trivia Night. As the infamous saying goes, “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzkey’ – Michael Scott.” For more information, click here. Hopsmith Tavern, 15 W. Division St., Chicago, IL.

Head over to the Lincoln Park Zoo after hours to hang with your friends over a beer for Adults Night Out. Up your knowledge regarding the animals at the zoo with animal chats and education entertainment or simply stroll the zoo taking in all the majestic animals. Bars located throughout the zoo are cash only. Adults Night Out lasts from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. and tickets are $15. For tickets and more information, click here. Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.

All weekend long, top names in the blues music community are gathering in Millennium Park for the 34th annual Chicago Blues Festival. Headliners include Gary Clark Jr., Nellie Tiger Travis, and Carl Weathersby to name a few. Chicago is not known as the “Blues Capital of the World” for nothing! Admission is free. Food, beer, and wine will be offered from various vendors. Feel the music and celebrate the longstanding tradition of blues music in Chicago. For more festival information, click here. Jay Pritzker Stage at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL.

Six Corners BBQ Fest is back on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park for some sweet BBQ smells and bites. Wash down all the BBQ you can handle with fresh squeezed lemonade or a selection of beer. Live music, bags (or as some call it, cornhole), and even an outdoor roller rink will add to the festival fun! A $5 donation to the Six Corners Community is recommended or a $15 pre-sale bundle is offered which includes two beers and the festival’s souvenir mug. For more information, click here. Six Corners, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.

Joe’s on Weed is continuing the summer rooftop yoga sessions with tequila and sunshine! The Tequila Sunrise Rooftop Yoga event keeps true to the name, as a Herradura Tequila cocktail will be offered after the one hour vinyasa flow class. Claim your table on the rooftop afterwards to stick around for brunch! Class starts at 10:30 a.m. and tickets are $25. For tickets and more information, click here. Joe’s on Weed, 940 W. Weed St., Chicago, IL.


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