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This Week in Chicago: Oct. 2-8

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October is here, which means dropping temps, changing leaves, new seasonal fruits and vegetables, and of course, Oktoberfests all month long! Here’s what the Bitches are getting into this week in Chicago.

Monday
Chef Gene Kato is hosting a pop-up dinner at Entente tonight. The culinary experience will feature traditional takumi-style dishes. Takumi is the artisan experience of robata grilling using the distinct Japanese white oak, sumi. The communal style dinner is BYOB. For tickets and more information, click here. Entente, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL.

Tuesday
Bites Around the Block, formerly known as OctoberFeast, will take you on a tasting-tour around the blocks of River North. Each restaurant will provide tasting portions of their specialty food items and beverages for your tasting pleasure. Start the night at Gino’s East River North and cap off the evening at an after-party at Howl at the Moon. For tickets and more information, click here. Gino’s East River North, 500 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL.

Wednesday
Take a Yoga and Mindful Eating Workshop on North Avenue Beach at Chicago’s newest lakefront restaurant, The Shore Club. The event lasts from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., consisting of one hour of vinyasa yoga and a 30-minute lesson on mindful eating. The ticket includes yoga, small bites, a Truly Spiked and Sparking Cocktail after class, and a Mindful Eating Guide by Kristen Brogan, a certified yoga instructor, registered dietician and mindful living expert. For tickets and more information, click here. The Shore Club, 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL.

Thursday
Attend a James Bond Lookalike Happy Hour in celebration of Global James Bond Day at the River North resident spybar, Safehouse. A $200 bar tab will be credited to the most debonair gentleman in the bar. Don’t fret if the James Bond look isn’t for you, contestants may dress up as any character from the films to enter for a chance to win. James Bond themed cocktails will be available for $7. We will take our Martini shaken, not stirred. For more information, click here. SafeHouse Chicago, 60 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL.

Friday
The West Town Art Walk and The West Town Food Truck Social have joined forces for the second year. The event will stroke all of your senses with a combination of art, live music, food truck eats, and crisp fall air. The event is free, however a $20 food sampler ticket is available for purchase. For tickets and more information, click here. West Town Art Walk and West Town Food Truck Social, Eckhart Park, Noble St. from Chicago Ave. to Chestnut St., Chicago, IL.

Saturday
Prost! Oktoberfest is happening at The Shore Club on North Avenue Beach. Choose from over 15 seasonal beers on tap. Pumpkin season is now in full swing and we can’t wait to determine our new favorite pumpkin ale. For tickets and more information, click here. The Shore Club, 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL.

Sunday
Shake the Sunday scaries by giving yourself an even greater scare at Chicago’s iconic 13th Floor Haunted House. The experience is meant to bring your greatest fears and nightmares alive. For tickets and more information, click here. 13th Floor Haunted House, 1940 George St., Melrose Park, IL.

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