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This Week in CHI: March 6-12

The Chicago River is getting it’s annual green make-over this weekend to kick off St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. Celebrations start a weekend early, which means more time for you to drink green beer, but make sure not to miss out on all the other great events going on this week in our favorite city!

The highly anticipated opening of SafeHouse Chicago happened on Wednesday and this week we are so looking forward to checking it out! SafeHouse Chicago, a refuge for weary spies, maintains the famous Milwaukee destination’s treasured 50-year legacy while adding upgraded experiences to the new location, including new technology and a modern design. SafeHouse Chicago is open Sunday-Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. For more information, click here.  60 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL.

Come get saucy at Lost Lake in Logan Square with Chef Fred Noinaj as he prepares a three-course experience centered around three sauces inspired by flavors from China. Each sauce featured, which includes scallion-ginger, tomato-lemongrass jam and chili jam, are designed to enhance each course. Three different hand-crafted cocktails were created specifically to complement your meal. To reserve your spot, click here. 3660 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL.


The Newberry Library’s exhibition, Hamilton: The History Behind the Musical, comes to an end this week on Thursday, March 9th. As Alexander Hamilton said, “there’s a million things I haven’t done, just you wait.” Don’t let this exhibition be one. The exhibition is free to visit and located in the R.R. Donnelly Gallery of the Newberry Library. The exhibition will be open Monday from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, click here. 60 W Walton St., Chicago, IL

The Comedy Bar Chicago in lively River North is bringing you Drunk Science. Come and get your nerd on with the science backed explanation of why a human’s body and mind go a bit haywire when intoxicated at this belly laughing comedy. For tickets, and more information, click here. 500 N LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL

The chefs at River Roast Social House will be roasting up your next five course meal and “roasting” each other at this good-humored with great food event. Proceeds benefit Pilot Light Charity, which brings food education to school curriculum and encourages children to understand and make healthy food choices. Look radishing and turnip the beet with laughs and food, all for a great cause. For tickets, and more information, click here. 315 N Lasalle St., Chicago, IL

Slip into a Sonoma County, California mindset with City Winery as it hosts California Crush Hour, a tasting with Crushing Donelan from Donelan Family Wines. Taste wine and small bites in the Barrel Room; in our opinion, everything is best when surrounded by aging oak barrels. Tickets are $48 per person. For tickets, and more information, click here. 1200 W Randolph St., Chicago, IL.

Fit in your morning run and kick off your St. Patrick’s Day festivities at the 16th annual Leprechaun Leap to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Bank. Bring yourself, clad in that predominantly green athleisure outfit you’ve been dying to wear, and as many cans as possible. For more information, and to register, click here. Corner of Fullerton Pkwy and Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL.

New brewery in town, On Tour Brewing Co., opened its tap house doors in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood late 2016. On Tour Brewing Co. acknowledges and cherishes the simple moments of life, such as seeing your favorite band live or in this case, a yoga fusion class in the tap room with a fresh, ice cold beer to wrap up your practice. Bring your mat, a water bottle, a small towel and get ready to follow the On Tour Brewing Co. motto, “press pause and enjoy.” Tickets are $19 and include a 60 minute yoga class and one 16 oz beer. For tickets, and more information, click here. 1725 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL


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  1. I think everyone will be at the SouthSide Irish Parade on Sunday (3/12). It’s the largest Irish parade outside of Dublin.

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