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This Week in CHI: October 9 – 15

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Congratulations to all the Fit Bitches who ran the Chicago Marathon this weekend! We hope you treated yourself to a well-deserved brunch afterward. For those of you who only brunched, we applaud you as well. As we fall further into fall, take a look at what is going on this week in Chicago!

Monday
Watch Chris Pratt save the universe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for Movie Monday at the ROOF on theWit. The temperature is predicted to resemble a summer night, so take advantage of rooftop weather sipping a specialty cocktail and eating complimentary popcorn with your Bitches. Showtime starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are not required but highly recommended. For reservations, and more information, click here. ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State St., Chicago, IL.

Tuesday
Chicago is synonymous around the globe with gangsters thanks to Prohibition and Al Capone and his motley crew. Uncover the history of the mob and the organized crime of bootlegging in Chicago with experts John Russick and John J. Binder at the Chicago History Museum. Grab a beer, sorry no “shots” will be fired here, in recognition of the men who kept this toddling town wet during the dry years of the 1920’s. Cheers! The evening begins at 6 p.m. Tickets include one drink voucher. For tickets and more information, click here. Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.

Wednesday
It is Ladies Night at Hubbard Inn and all donations benefit the Susan G. Komen Organization. Round up your Bitches not only for a great cause but because reservations of 5 or more receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne with purchase of food. We will always toast to free Champagne! Ladies night begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, click here. Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL.

Puppies and philanthropy? Count us in! We will be joining the Phenom Foundation and co-host Zena Malak, Miss Illinois 2016, for the first annual Mutt Strut on Wednesday, October 11th from 6-9 pm  and watch as adoptable rescues take the runway, escorted by our favorite models and influencers. Guests will receive two complimentary drinks (beer & wine) and there will light hors d’oeuvres. The best part? All proceeds will benefit animal relief efforts in Puerto Rico, after the devastation caused by the recent hurricanes. For tickets and more information, click here.  606 Loft, 2605 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL.

Thursday
Attention all Bitches working in the Loop – Marshall’s Landing, the recently opened multipurpose lounge inside theMart, is rolling out a weekly Pastry Case Takeover every Thursday and Friday morning until the treats run out. The weekly takeover will feature various local Chicago pastry shops, doughnut shops or bakeries sold at the Coffee Window. The first to hit the Coffee Window is Bang Bang Pie! Read our brunch review, here. For more information, click here. Marshall’s Landing, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL.

Friday
The Patio at Cafe Brauer is hosting a Harvest Dinner in celebration of the multitude of gorgeous seasonal produce autumn brings. The dinner will feature locally sourced ingredients under the full harvest moon. Two dishes featured are a roasted assorted fall squash and pear salad, and roasted Amish chickens with natural au jus and charred peach trifle. Tickets are $65 and the feast begins at 6 p.m. Read our brunch review, here. For tickets and more information, click here. The Patio at Cafe Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL.

Saturday
The Rare and Wild Beer Festival at the Field Museum is the spot to be this Saturday Night. Despite this being the inaugural year, the Field Museum is no novice when it comes to hosting beer festivals. Tickets start at $50 and include 50 taster vouchers of rare and wild beer from over 60 breweries as well as access throughout the museum. For tickets and more information, click here. The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL.

It’s Open House weekend, the city’s annual architecture festival. For this one weekend in October you can explore Chicago’s most iconic and unique architectural treasures. From mansions to sacred spaces, theaters to private clubs, hotels to secret rooms—OHC gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great spaces that are rarely, if ever, open to the public. For more information, click here.

Sunday
It is all about cheese this Sunday at Chicago’s Say Cheese Festival at Concord Fifty + Five. The festival proceeds benefit the charity Fight2Feed. Additionally, October is National Cheese Month, not that you need any more excuses to eat more cheese! For tickets and more information, click here. Concord Fifty + Five, 1355 W. Concord Pl., Chicago, IL.

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