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THISWEEK IN CHICAGO

ARTS & THEATER
The Pedway Tour - Chicago Elevated
thru Nov 14
- The Gallery of Shops - 40 W. L... - 0mi
This strange, fun and unique tour takes you through one of the city’s least understood spaces, the Chicago Pedway. The Pedway  is a series of walkways that connect building to building so...

The Pedway Tour - Chicago Elevated
thru Nov 18
- The Gallery of Shops - 40 W. L... - 0mi
This strange, fun and unique tour takes you through one of the city’s least understood spaces, the Chicago Pedway. The Pedway  is a series of walkways that connect building to building so...

The Pedway Tour - Chicago Elevated
thru Nov 23
- Block 37 Mall - 108 N. State a... - 0mi
This strange, fun and unique tour takes you through one of the city’s least understood spaces, the Chicago Pedway. The Pedway  is a series of walkways that connect building to building so...

Unicoi Art Studio - Unicoi Art Studio
thru May 28
- 1958 W Roscoe Chicago, IL - 4mi
Unicoi Art Studio brings painting supplies to Riverview Tavern every other Thursday! Enjoy a two hour painting class, drink and food specials at your favorite local watering holes. We hope you can mee...

Paint the Town at the Beat Kitchen - Unicoi Art Studio
thru May 20
- 2100 W. Belmont Chicago, IL - 6mi
Unicoi Art Studio brings painting supplies to the Beat Kitchen! Enjoy a two hour painting class, drink and food specials at your favorite local watering holes. We hope you can meet us out for a night ...

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SOCIAL & CHARITY
BWW Geneva Eat Wings Raise Funds - National MS Society, Greater IL. Chapter, Team Angels of Hope
thru Sep 30
- Buffalo Wild Wings - Geneva 8... - 35mi

BWW S Elgin Eat Wings Raise Funds - National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter, Walk MS, Angels of Hoper
thru Sep 30
- Buffalo Wild Wings - South Elg... - 35mi

Derby for a Cause - National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Sat
- Moe's Cantina River North 155... - 1mi
Join our Young Professionals at Moe's Cantina in River North for the Kentucky Derby - the most exciting two minutes in sports! Cheer on the best horse while supporting the fight to end kidney d...

28th Annual Gold Bell Gala - Mental Health America of Illinois
Thu
- Macy's State Street 111 N Sta... - 0mi
Manifesting Healthy Futures - MHAI’s Anti-Stigma Artist and Storytelling Event Voices and Visions of Wellness Manifesting Healthy Futures is a peer-led, anti-stigma and awareness project fea...

Anixter Center’s 4th Annual Benefit for Ability, Soaring to Success - Anixter Center and chaired by David Doebler, president NBC5
Thu
- Great Hall at Union Station 5... - 1mi
Anixter Center proudly presents its 4th annual Benefit for Ability, Soaring to Success. The evening event will feature dinner, silent auction, networking and entertainment.  Al...

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BUSINESS
NSB Alumni Luncheon - NSB Alumni of Northwestern Settlement
Thu
- Skokie Country Club 500 Washi... - 14mi
Please join NSB Alumni for a Spring Salon LuncheonThursday, April 30, 201511:30amSkokie Country ClubSocialize with old friends and enjoy some lunch and refreshments!*You may also purchase "Shares" in ...

goop Chicago Pop - goop.com
thru May 10
- 11 East Walton Street at the W... - 1mi
The Windy City is getting a taste of the goop world, as the powerhouse lifestyle and e- commerce company comes to the Gold Coast neighborhood with a pop-up shop, inviting Chicagoans to explo...


EDUCATION
BYOB PAINTING AND ART CLASSES - INSTITUTO CERVANTES OF CHICAGO
thru May 8
- INSTITUTO CERVANTES OF CHICAGO... - 1mi
BYOB PAINTING AND ART CLASSES  Second Friday of the month:  March 13, April 10, May 8,       5:30p.m– 7:30p.m Jordi Pedrola, Art Teacher   Painting...

Learn to Make Kombucha and Other Probiotic Drinks - The Shift
Wed
- The Shift 4101 N. Broadway C... - 5mi
Learn practical ways to enjoy healthy alternatives to commercial carbonated beverages.  This fun workshop will demonstrate several different recipes for making healthy, probiotic-rich, fizzy d...

How to Use Twitter Effectively to Promote your Business or Nonprofit - The Shift
Thu
- The Shift 4101 N. Broadway C... - 5mi
Interested in gaining more followers on Twitter? Want to know how to reach and engage your target audiences, and covert those followers into customers or donors? Wondering how advertising on Twitter w...

Fall Session - American Rhythm Center
thru Dec 21
- American Rhythm Center - 1mi
American Rhythm Center 2014 Fall Class Session November 3 – December 21, 2014 410 S. Michigan Ave. Studio 300 Chicago, IL 60605 (312)922-1272 http://www.arcchicago.org Stop b...

Spring Classes at the American Rhythm Center - The American Rhythm Center
thru May 24
- 410 S. Michigan Ave - 1mi
What: Spring Classes at the American Rhythm Center When: March 16, 2015 - May 24, 2015 Where: American Rhythm Center 410 S Michigan Ave Studio 300 Chicago, IL 60605 Phone: 312-922-1272 Em...

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MUSIC & CONCERTS
Music Institute presents: Community Music Festival 2015 - Music Institute of Chicago
thru May 3
- Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chi... - 12mi
Community Music Festival The Music Institute of Chicago, transforming lives through music education for 85 years, is giving back to its communities with a Community Music Festival of unprecedented ...

Music Institute presents: Ying Quartet - Music Institute of Chicago
Sat
- Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chi... - 12mi
Music Institute presents:  Ying Quartet "Precarious balance where sheer agony and triumphant beauty intersect."  ~ Washington Post The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet has establis...

Music Institute presents: Community Music Festival 2015 Photo Contest - Music Institute of Chicago
thru May 5
- For full Festival schedule: F... - 12mi
MIC100 Photo Contest Community Music Festival 2015 Photo Contest The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) invites all Community Music Festival (CMF) performers, attendees, and venue staff to enter the...

PINK FLOYD NIGHT with In the Flesh! - BazillionSongs LLC
Sat
- 27 Live 1012 Church St Evans... - 12mi
The Midwest’s #1 Pink Floyd show presents a PINK FLOYD LIVE EVENT, at the North Shore’s premier live music venue! Elaborate staging, costumes, lighting, and theatrics combine with great...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
UHCCF Wine Women & Shoes - Chicago - United HealthCare Children's Foundation
Fri
- The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Fo... - 1mi
                  The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF), a leading non-profit d...

Let Them Eat Cake - Chez Moi
thru May 10
- 2100 N Halsted St Chicago, IL - 3mi
steppenwolf  marie-antoinette Prix Fixe menu  $45 per person Kir Royal $12 Bloody Marie $8 First Course: Oeuf Meurette wit Foie Gras  Main Course: Rack of Lamb with Gra...

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser & Party - Gale Sayers Foundation
Sat
- John Barleycorn 149 W Kinzie ... - 1mi
The Kentucky Derby Fundraiser & Party goes to support the Gale Sayers Foundation's "Hall of Fame Mission" supporting underserved schools in Chicago who are utilizing innovative and technology base...

Martiniquebanquets-Best Banquet Halls places in Chicago,Illinois - Martinique Banquets Complex
thru Dec 22
- 8200 S. Cicero Ave. Burbank,Ch... - 12mi
For the past 40 years, The Martinique Banquet Complex has been the premier location for weddings & banquets in chicago. Formally known as, The Drury Lane Theatre/Martinique Banquets on 95th stree...

Acadia Presents an Evening of Bluegrass and Bourbon - Acadia
Thu
- 1639 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago,... - 3mi
On April 30, join Acadia to celebrate the launch of James Beard weekend with an evening of bluegrass and bourbon.  Chef/Partner Ryan McCaskey's special menu for the evening includes a suckli...

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FASHION
Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s FASHION FORWARD - Tellin Tales Theatre
Sat
- The National Hellenic Museum, ... - 1mi
Tellin’ Tales Theatre presents Fashion Forward:A Mixed-Ability Fashion Show and Benefit Gala Celebrating mothers and their children Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s FASHION FORWAR...


OTHER
Black Amerikka- From Prophets to Pimps - Israylite Heritage
Sat
- 740 East 56th in Washington pa... - 7mi
Come out to witness this ground breaking Stage Play for for a night of truth , poetry, song, tears, laughter and answers to questions that have gone unanswered for hundreds of years. Who are thes...

Free Skin Cancer Screening at Northwestern Medicine - Department of Dermatology
Wed
- 676 N. St. Clair Suite 1600(... - 1mi
Skin cancer, one of the most common of all cancers, affects EVERYONE AND ALL SKIN TYPES. The best way to detect skin cancer in its earliest and most treatable stage is by checking your skin regularly ...

http://patch.com/illinois/lincolnpark/green-city-market-opens-its-17th-outdoor-market-season-may-2-j - Green City Market
Sat
- 1817 N. Clark St - 3mi
Chicago’s nationally renowned Green City Market will host top chefs from around the country when it opens its 17th outdoor market season Saturday, May 2. Green City Market, located in Lincoln ...

WEEKOF MAY4

ARTS & THEATER
Art of Futbol - Chicago Fire Soccer
Wed
- Prairie Production Studio 13... - 1mi
Join the Chicago Fire Soccer Club for the 5th annual Art of Futbol. This one-of-a-kind art exhibit will feature local artists and their original work depicting the beautiful game of soccer. Enjoy an e...


SOCIAL & CHARITY
15th Annual Fremont Education Foundation Golf Outing - Fremont Education Foundation
Mon
- Ivanhoe Country Club 28846 Th... - 33mi

Blossom Gala 2015 - Orchard Village
Sat
- The Drake Hotel 140 E. Walton... - 1mi
Orchard Village 28th Annual Blossom Gala Saturday, May 9, 2015  •  The Drake Hotel Chicago ? This year, we celebrate the creation of the Orchard Village “Hall of Fame” and are ple...

15th Annual Fremont Education Foundation Golf Outing - Fremont Education Foundation
Mon
- Hawthorn Woods Country Club 1... - 31mi

Prescription for a Happy You - Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center
Wed
- Highland Park Country Club 12... - 23mi
The 19th annual Myra Rubenstein Weis (MRW) Health Resource Center Luncheon will celebrate the theme “Prescription for a Happy You.” This year’s event will feature guest speaker Eli...

7th Annual Taste for Life - Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home)
Thu
- Chicago Cultural Center 78 E ... - 0mi
Join Apna Ghar at the 7th Annual Taste for Life to honor survivors of gender violence. The event features food from Chicago restaurants, drinks and a raffle. This year's event features special guest...

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CONFERENCES & EXPOS
4th International Conference on Nephrology and Therapeutics - Omics Group Inc
thru May 6
- Baltimore - 27mi
Nephro-2015 is a remarkable event which brings together a unique and international mix of researchers, physicians, students along with large and medium pharmaceutical, diagnostic companies, leading un...


FESTIVALS
Midwest Independent Film Festival - Midwest Film, Inc.
Tue
- Landmark Century Cinema 2828 ... - 4mi
Chicago, IL – First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival will present the highly anticipated Chicago Premiere of the SXSW 2015 drama UNCLE JOHN at Landmark's Century Centre ...


EDUCATION
Bullerbyn: Swedish Language Playgroup - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- 5211 N. Clark St. - 6mi
Taking place roughly every other Sunday in tandem with Svenska Skolan, Bullerbyn is a time for singing cherished children’s songs, reading fun tales, and having lots of fun in Swedish. Chil...

BILINGUAL EASY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOR BEGINNERS - INSTITUTO CERVANTES OF CHICAGO
thru May 26
- 31W. OHIO ST. - 1mi
MAXIMAZE YOUR TIME! PRACTICE YOUR SPANISH, MEET NEW PEOPLE, AND LEARN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY BILINGUAL EASY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOR BEGINNERS Price: $60 per course. 4 days, 1 hour and 30 m...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Film Thursday - Swedish American Museum
Thu
- 5211 N. Clark St. - 6mi
Take a break from your regular schedule and enjoy a movie at the Swedish American Museum the first Thursday of every month this spring at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Reservations are required and can b...

Fox Valley Academy of Music 10th Anniversary Concert - Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance
Sun
- Bethlehem Lutheran Church 114... - 35mi
At 1:00pm on Sunday, May 3rd, the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance and director, Katheryn Barrett-Brown, will perform a concert in commemoration of the organization’s 10th anniversary. ...

Fox Valley Philharmonic Concerto Concert - Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance
Sun
- Bethlehem Lutheran Church 114... - 35mi
On May 3rd, at 3:00 pm, the Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra will present a free concert featuring a broad spectrum of virtuosic music.  Three solo performances with orchestral accompaniment are...

Lila Downs - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Wed
- 50 E. Congress Pkwy - 1mi
The Auditorium Theatre welcomes Grammy Award winner Lila Downs to its historic landmark stage. Making her Auditorium Theatre debut, Downs is one of the world’s most singular voices in music. Fro...


OTHER
National Hellenic Museum Gala 2015 - National Hellenic Museum
Sat
- The Field Museum 1400 South L... - 1mi
Please join us for our most meaningful and important fundraiser of the year.

WEEKOF MAY11

ARTS & THEATER
KRUGER GALLERY CHICAGO ANNOUNCES [MY BUSINESS IS CIRCUMFERENCE] NEW PAINTINGS BY JEFFLY GABRIELA M - Kruger Gallery Chicago
Fri
- 3709 North Southport Ave - 4mi
KRUGER GALLERY CHICAGO ANNOUNCES [MY BUSINESS IS CIRCUMFERENCE] NEW PAINTINGS BY JEFFLY GABRIELA MOLINA Who:               ...

A Month Of... Storytelling - Story Luck
Wed
- Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont, ... - 4mi
A storytelling open mic and potluck. Listen to our podcast @ Storyluck.org/podcast Thanks to everyone who came out last night! I think you chose a great theme for the next show. Maps: Create ...

RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival - American Blues Theater
Tue
- Greenhouse Theater Center 225... - 3mi
AMERICAN BLUES THEATER PRESENTS THE 2015 EDITION OF RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVAL, TUESDAY, MAY 12 AT 7 P.M., AT THE GREENHOUSE THEATER CENTER Chicago’s Leading Playwright...

Spring Festival of Fine Craft - Amdur Productions
thru May 17
- OAKBROOK CENTER, OAK BROOK, IL... - 17mi
Spring Festival of Fine Craft OAKBROOK CENTER, OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS • MAY 16-17 • SAT 10am – 6pm  SUN 11am-6pm Amdur Productions is delighted to announce and present its second a...


SOCIAL & CHARITY
Below the Belt - Women's Health Foundation
Sat
- City Winery 1200 W Randolph ... - 1mi
Join Women’s Health Foundation this summer as we continue “Fighting for Women’s Pelvic Health” with our signature event, BELOW THE BELT.  Saturday, May 16, 20156:00 PM We are excited to announce...

A Taste for the Arts - The Chicago Academy for the Arts
Tue
- Harris Theater/Millennium Park... - 0mi
The Chicago Academy for the Arts is delighted to announce the highly anticipated A Taste for the Arts Gala will return to the Harris Theater and Millennium Park Terrace Tuesday, May 12, 2015. This exc...

Wish Ball - Make-A-Wish Illinois
thru May 17
- Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave. - 1mi
Jay Leno will appear as the special guest entertainer for Wish Ball along with co-emcee's Zoraida Sambolin and Stefan Holt, NBC 5 Chicago's morning team. This annual black-tie gala includes cocktail...

American Friends of Museums in Israel Hosts Inaugural Gala - American Friends of Museums in Israel
Tue
- Leigh Carvill Chicago Cultura... - 0mi
CHICAGO – APRIL 2015 –American Friends of Museums in Israel will host its Inaugural Gala, honoring Dr. Allen and Lynett Putterman and Carol Nasaw Hurvitz on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the ...

Puss 'n' Boats Benefit Cruise - Tree House Humane Society
Sat
- Chicago River Southeast Corne... - 1mi
One of our most favorite events of Spring has returned! Chicago's First Lady and the Chicago Architecture Foundation has again kindly donated an Architecture River Cruise to benefit the Tree House cat...

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BUSINESS
"A Mother's Love" Mother's Day Brunch - The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge
Sun
- The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge ... - 12mi
“A mother’s love is the force that enables human beings to do the impossible.”   Treat that very special lady this Mother’s Day to a lavish brunch at Evanston’s n...

Celebrate Mother's Day with Chez Moi! - Chez Moi
Sun
- Chez Moi 2100 North Halsted S... - 3mi
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Chez Moi!  On Sunday, May 10th, from 9:30 am - 3 pm, enjoy a traditional French brunch including Croissant French Toast, Chocolate Crepes, Croque...


CONFERENCES & EXPOS
2015 CLO Breakfasts Club - Chicago - Chief Learning Officer magazine
Tue
- Fairmont Chicago Millennium Pa... - 0mi
Enterprise Education that Lasts Today’s volatile, fast-moving business environment requires targeted employee education that delivers results that are immediate and impactful as well as dee...


FESTIVALS
Mayfest - Mayfest
thru May 17
- 3100 N Ashland Avenue - 4mi
Mayfest: Under a HUGE HEATED TENT – The Original Mayfest! May 15-17, 2015 3100 N Ashland Avenue at Barry | Chicago Friday 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday Noon-10pm Admission to Mayfest is ...


EDUCATION
Can Google Find You? Learn How to Optimize Your Website for SEO - The Shift
Wed
- The Shift, 4101 N. Broadway, C... - 5mi
This workshop will introduce you to technical "SEO" (search engine optimization), and its relationship to ranking success. You’ll learn how determine if your site was created with the search eng...

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ALLERGIES - Chicago Acupuncturist, Tracie Hinton-Chavez, LAc.
Tue
- 5215 North Ravenswood, Suite 1... - 6mi
ACUPUNCTURE FOR ALLERGIES presented by Chicago Acupuncturist, Tracie Hinton-Chavez, LAc.   According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, "A nationwide survey found that...


KIDS & FAMILY
Hejsan--Children's Story and Craft Hour - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- 5211 N. Clark St. - 6mi
Third Friday of the Month, 11 a.m. – noon, September – June Jan. 16: “One Wolf Howls” by Scotti Cohn ( paper bag wolf craft) Feb. 20: “Over in the Arctic: Where the Col...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Scandinavian Jam - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- 5211 N. Clark St. - 6mi
It is music at the Museum–wake up your ears, exercise your fingers and play along with us! Musicians and instructors Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler co-host a Scandinavian Jam at the Swedish Am...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
Geja’s Café Pampers Moms with a Complimentary Massage on Mother’s Day - Geja’s Café
Sun
- 340 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL - 3mi
Show mom how much you love her this Mother’s Day at the legendary Chicago fondue restaurant Geja’s Café, 340 W. Armitage, will treat all moms to a complimentary 5-minute massage on...


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