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This Week in Chicago: Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

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The season has changed on our calendars, but the high temps haven’t gotten the memo. Continue to bask in the summer-like weather while enjoying culinary experiences this week. Here are our picks.

Monday
The Summer Sunset Yoga Series hosted by Drumbar and Exhale Spa invites you to zen out on the rooftop of the Raffaelo Hotel. The class is designed to challenge your mental and physical self. Yoga starts at 5:45 p.m. After class, take in the sunset from the rooftop with a complimentary drink in hand. Tickets are $25, get them here. Drumbar at the Raffaelo Hotel, 201 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago, IL.

Tuesday
Travelle Kitchen + Bar is hosting a one-night only collaborative dining experience to celebrate the Grand Cochon culinary competition taking place this Sunday. Arrive at 6 p.m. to mingle with other guests, chefs, and the Cochon555 founder Brady Lowe before sitting down for dinner. In keeping with the Grand Cochon theme, the menu will showcase various pork dishes. The evening’s featured chefs are all past Cochon555 winners including, Tim Graham of Twain, Andres Pailla of Topolobampo, Nicole Pederson of Found, and Nathan Sears of theWit Chicago. Tickets are $130.50. Proceeds from the event benefit the Piggy Bank Organization. For tickets and more information, click here. Read our Travelle Kitchen + Bar dinner series recap, here. Travelle Kitchen + Bar at The Langham, 333 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL.

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Wednesday
Free yoga and half-priced bottles of wine at Fremont is about to become part of your weekly wine Wednesday routine. Flow through a one hour yoga class set to beats chosen by Fremont’s resident DJ. Corral all your Bitches, class starts at 7 p.m. For more information, click here. Fremont, 15 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL.

Thursday
Drink “Hops for a Cause” at Easy Bar in Wicker Park this Thursday. The proceeds will be donated to hurricane, flood, and earthquake relief efforts. The event lasts from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Grab a beer to do your part to help lessen the suffering of those affected by the recent natural disasters. For more information, click here. Easy Bar, 1944 W. Division St., Chicago, IL.

Friday
Eataly is throwing an all-access party to celebrate the change in season. This year SeptemberFest 2.0 will add a local twist to the party by inviting favorite Chicago restaurants under one roof to showcase new fall dishes. Tickets are $85 and include unlimited food and drinks. For tickets and more information, click here. Eataly, 43 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL.

Saturday
Fulton Market Harvest Festival will be Mecca for all foodies this weekend. Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan have paired up to create a food-centric neighborhood street fest, complete with pop-up dinners and cooking demonstrations, to celebrate Chicago’s strong culinary culture and history. Some participating restaurants showing up to the block party are Bar Siena, Beatrix, Spiaggia, Quiote, and Publican Ankar to name a few. Tickets are $30 and include $20 worth of food and beverage tickets and a Fulton Market Harvest Festival branded beer mug. Proceeds benefit the food-focused charity, Pilot Light. For tickets, and more information, click here. Fulton Market Harvest Festival, Fulton Market & Halsted St., Chicago, IL.

Sunday
Chicago is home to the 2017 Grand Cochon, an epic culinary competition bringing together 14 winning chefs from 14 cities to prepare unique pork dishes. The friendly competition will determine the 2017 winning Grand Cochon chef, a.k.a. “The King or Queen of Porc.” The evening is the pig roast to end all pig roasts. Doors open at 5:55 p.m. and the winner will be announced at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 which includes all-inclusive tastings of food and beverages. For tickets and more information, click here. Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St., Chicago, IL.

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