Past Events

This is an archive of past events that held by clients of Solstice Communications, and promoted by our team.

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2020

Food, Booze & Tunes with Bryan Smith

Food, Booze & Tunes, a monthly series of live interviews and Q&A sessions hosted by Cleetus Friedman at the Cubby Bear, highlights some of Chicago’s hometown heroes and how “food, booze & tunes” motivates them. The series began on November 20 with its first guest, Rick Bayless. Join Cleetus on Wednesday, April 8 with special...

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$35

Barley’s Angels Chicago

Barley’s Angels Chicago, the women’s craft beer appreciation and education group, is excited to host its most popular event of the year: Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Tasting. Is it just a cookie and a beer? Nope. Chef Cleetus Friedman creates a four-course tasting menu which includes both savory and sweet plates using everyone’s favorite...

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$55

Food, Booze & Tunes with Kevin Coval

Food, Booze & Tunes, a monthly series of live interviews and Q&A sessions hosted by Cleetus Friedman at the Cubby Bear, highlights some of Chicago’s hometown heroes and how “food, booze & tunes” motivates them. The series began on November 20 with its first guest, Rick Bayless. Join Cleetus on Wednesday, March 18 with special...

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$35

Free Dance Lessons with Trinity Irish Dancers

Join Trinity Academy of Irish Dance for FREE dance lessons at the Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC) during its favorite season: St. Patrick’s Day. On Saturday, March 14, the community and aspiring dancers aged 18 and under are invited to meet Trinity’s exceptional dancers and teachers at this fun, family-friendly event. The dancers will sign...

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Free Dance Lessons with Trinity Irish Dancers

Join Trinity Academy of Irish Dance during its favorite season: St. Patrick’s Day.. The community and aspiring dancers aged 18 and under are invited to meet Trinity’s exceptional dancers and teachers at these fun, family-friendly events. The dancers will sign autographs, pose for selfies, teach guests Irish dance steps and more! Schedule of Free Dance...

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Wiener Dog Races

The Chicago Steel Hockey Team, of the United States Hockey League -- the premier development league for the next generation of college and NHL stars, is excited to host its Third Annual Wiener Dog Races on Saturday, March 7 to help raise awareness for dog adoptions from a local rescue shelter. Join the Chicago Steel...

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$10 – $20

Curve Ball 2020

One for the Kids, an organization that comes together to fund several Chicagoland children’s charities, is hosting its 27th annual cocktail fundraising event, Curve Ball 2020, which will take place Saturday, February 29 from 7-11:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook. Attendees will enjoy fun “curve ball” entertainment surprises, dinner, dancing, and a...

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$125

Trinity Irish Dance Company

Chicago’s own Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) is bringing its unique form of progressive Irish dance to Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. Called “impossibly complex” by The New York Times and “sophisticated and commanding” by the Los Angeles Times, this company of elite performing artists from across North America presents both classic and groundbreaking world premiere works....

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$35

The H Foundation Presents: Comedy for Cancer

The H Foundation presents its 3rd Annual Comedy for Cancer at the Tivoli Theatre located at 5021 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove on Thursday, February 27.  The fundraiser helps support basic science cancer research studies at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and will be hosted by Andrea Darlas featuring comedians...

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$75

Cider Summit Chicago

Cider Summit, the region’s largest cider tasting, has begun selling tickets for Cider Summit Chicago. Cider Summit Chicago celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers. The 8th annual Cider Summit Chicago will feature nearly 200 ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits. This year’s event will be Saturday, February 22 at the Navy Pier...

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$40

Fat Tuesday at Heaven on Seven

Heaven on Seven on Wabash is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year and is excited to celebrate Fat Tuesday with Mardi Gras food and drink specials, a live band, all-out decorations and lots of fun! Why limit the fun to just one day?! Heaven on Seven will be serving some Mardi Gras specials and celebrating...

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February Cooking Class at Heaven on Seven

Heaven on Seven on Wabash is excited to host its annual Valentine’s Day Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five-course dinner and demonstration on Wednesday, February 12, from 6-9 p.m. After receiving a champagne welcome drink, guests will receive personal instruction in the art of Cajun cooking from Chef Bannos, while sipping on beer, wine and...

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$75

Food, Booze & Tunes with Louisa Chu and Monica Eng

Food, Booze & Tunes, a monthly series of live interviews and Q&A sessions hosted by Cleetus Friedman at the Cubby Bear, highlights some of Chicago’s hometown heroes and how “food, booze & tunes” motivates them. The series began on November 20 with its first guest, Rick Bayless. Join Cleetus on Wednesday, February 12 with special...

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$35

Food, Booze & Tunes with Mick Napier and Jennifer Estlin

Food, Booze & Tunes, a monthly series of live interviews and Q&A sessions hosted by Cleetus Friedman at the Cubby Bear, highlights some of Chicago’s hometown heroes and how “food, booze & tunes” motivates them. The series began on November 20 with its first guest, Rick Bayless. Join Cleetus on Wednesday, January 15 with special...

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$35

2019

Food, Booze & Tunes with Peter Sagal

Food, Booze & Tunes, a monthly series of live interviews and Q&A sessions hosted by Cleetus Friedman at the Cubby Bear, highlights some of Chicago’s hometown heroes and how “food, booze & tunes” motivates them. The series began on November 20 with its first guest, Rick Bayless. Join Cleetus on Wednesday, December 11 with special...

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$35

Santa Brunch at Carnivale

Carnivale, Chicago’s premiere special occasion destination, is excited to celebrate the holiday season in its festive colorful atmosphere with two Sunday brunches featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sunday, December 8 and Sunday, December 15. The brunch will boast a full buffet featuring adult and kid-friendly items. Adults can enjoy this festive meal for just...

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December Cooking Class at Heven on Seven

Heaven on Seven on Wabash, the authentic, critically acclaimed Cajun restaurant of chef/owner Jimmy Bannos, is excited to host this Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five-course dinner and demonstration. Get into the holiday spirit and kick off the night with a holiday-themed welcome cocktail. Guests receive personal instruction in the art of Cajun cooking from...

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$75

Breakfast with Santa

Pheasant Run Resort, Chicagoland’s 250 country acre resort, is excited to spread Christmas cheer in its cozy atmosphere leading up to the big holiday with FOUR Sunday brunches (December 1, 8, 15, and 22) all with special guest Santa Claus! Breakfast with Santa will take place in the New Orleans Ballroom and feature a variety...

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$12.95 – $24.95

Thanksgiving Day Brunch

Pheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles, invites you to begin the holiday season with a bountiful Thanksgiving Day Brunch created by executive chef Tiffany Tooker. Give thanks for all your blessings with Pheasant Run’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The buffet includes: omelet station, salad station, carving station, pasta station, assorted breads and a sweets...

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Food, Booze & Tunes with Rick Bayless

Food, Booze & Tunes, a monthly series of live interviews and Q&A sessions hosted by Cleetus Friedman at the Cubby Bear, highlights some of Chicago’s hometown heroes and how “food, booze & tunes” motivates them. The series will debut on November 20 with guest Rick Bayless. What really sets this intimate evening apart, is that...

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$35

Carnivale University: Halloween Inspired BOO-zy Cocktails

Carnivale, the global Latin-Fusion restaurant located in Chicago’s West Loop, is hosting Carnivale University: Halloween Inspired BOO-zy Cocktails. If you’re in the mood for some potentially potent Halloween potions for your Halloween celebrations, these cocktails are exactly what you will need. At Carnivale University, guests learn to craft their own spooky sips in an interactive,...

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$45

Mad Masquerade & Martinis at Carnivale

Carnivale, the global Latin-Fusion restaurant, presents the hottest Halloween fashion show in Chicago: Mad Masquerade & Martinis. Inspiration abounds as models walk the catwalk in creative, beautiful and fun Halloween costumes. Guests can enjoy the show while dining on Latin fusion cuisine and sipping specialty themed martinis. Other entertainment throughout the night includes trapeze acts,...

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October Cooking Class at Heaven on Seven

Heaven on Seven on Wabash, the authentic, critically acclaimed Cajun restaurant of chef/owner Jimmy Bannos, is excited to host a Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five-course dinner and demonstration. Guests receive personal instruction in the art of Cajun cooking from Chef Bannos, while sipping on beer, wine and famous Heaven on Seven hurricanes. In addition,...

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$75

BeerHoptacular

BeerHoptacular, Chicago’s original craft beer festival returns at the awe-inspiring Vertiport Chicago, a 30,000 square foot helicopter hangar. That’s right, a helicopter hangar! A celebration of American craft beer, Chicago beer culture, and good (mostly clean) fun, the ninth annual BeerHoptacular will feature 100+ craft beers, Chicago’s Favorite food trucks, helicopter rides, a DJ spinning...

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$49

Cooking Up a Cure

Cooking Up a Cure, a fundraising event which combines some of Chicago’s best chefs, breweries, wineries and distilleries to raise money and awareness for the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter, takes place on September 12 at an all new location. The all-star culinary event, chaired by Chef Cleetus Friedman, is Thursday, September 12, at  City...

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$125

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma-Aurora

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma is a fundraising walk to raise money and awareness for the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter. All proceeds from the event will support the Scleroderma Foundation’s ongoing mission of providing support, education and research for scleroderma patients and their families. Join the Scleroderma Foundation, patients, families, and supporters this summer...

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19th Annual Goombay Bash

Join The H Foundation in the fight against cancer by attending one of Chicago’s largest and liveliest cancer research fundraising events. This Caribbean-themed gala to raise money for cancer research allows guests to break out their Hawaiian shirts and leis and leave their tuxes and high heels at home. All proceeds benefit Basic Science Research...

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$150

Americana Nights

Hawthorne Race Course, Illinois’ oldest sporting venue, is celebrating America’s oldest sport with its fourth annual Americana Nights on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. The two-day festival, which features live harness racing, starts at 6 p.m. each day with post time at 7:10 p.m. each day along with adult- and kid-friendly outdoor games....

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$3

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma-Highland Park

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma is a fundraising walk to raise money and awareness for the Scleroderma Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter. All proceeds from the event will support the Scleroderma Foundation’s ongoing mission of providing support, education and research for scleroderma patients and their families. Join the Scleroderma Foundation, patients, families, and supporters this summer...

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Chicago Ale Fest-Summer Edition

The Chicago Ale Fest will have one session with early entry and general admission, and will feature more than 200 craft beers, live music and some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. Come to Chicago’s front lawn for one of the most anticipated summer craft beer events of the year. As the most anticipated summer craft beer...

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$59

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Carnivale

Carnivale, the global Latin-fusion restaurant located in Chicago’s West Loop, is excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Join Carnivale for this festive occasion, which will include a mariachi band, a special menu, fun drink specials and more! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a delicious specialty menu by executive chef Ozzy Amelotti. This mouthwatering menu will...

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Chicago Beer Classic

The Chicago Beer Classic will return to Soldier Field. As the only craft beer festival to take place on the grass of Soldier Field, attendees will be able to sample from over 150 different craft beers while taking in one of the most awe-inspiring views in Chicago. Guests will be able to access Soldier Field’s...

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$59

Slurping Turtle Presents: Sake Social

Slurping Turtle is excited to host a Sake Social. This ticketed event will immerse attendees in in the alluring world of this Japanese rice wine. This limited-availability event will feature an industry expert guided tasting of more than ten rare and hard to find Sakes as well as some amazing Japanese whiskeys. Attendees will learn...

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$40

Purple by Night

Purple by Night is a fundraising evening in support of Purple Asparagus, the award-winning nonprofit that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. Purple by Night features food and drinks provided by H2Vino , Beam Suntory, and Lagunitas Brewing Company. The evening includes a silent auction...

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$125

Mother’s Day Brunch at Pheasant Run Resort

Pheasant Run Resort, located in charming St. Charles, will celebrate Mother’s Day with the ultimate brunch and family activitiesu. Resort guests and members of the community are invited to enjoy a weekend filled with deals on relaxation and treats for moms, plus fun for the entire family. Pheasant Run Resort’s Mother’s Day Brunch will have...

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$42

Free St. Patrick’s Day Dance Lessons

Join Trinity Academy of Irish Dance for FREE dance lessons at the Irish American Heritage Center during its favorite time of year—St. Patrick’s Day. The community and aspiring dancers aged 18 and under are invited to meet Trinity’s exceptional dancers and teachers at this fun, family-friendly event. The dancers will sign autographs, pose for selfies,...

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Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Heaven on Seven

Heaven on Seven is excited to celebrate Fat Tuesday with Mardi Gras food and drink specials, a live band, all-out decorations and lots of fun! Why limit the fun to just one day?! Heaven on Seven will be serving some Mardi Gras specials and turning up the fun with live music on Friday, March 1,...

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One for the Kids Presents Curve Ball 2019

Curveball 2019 will benefit the Gonzalez family along with One for the Kids’ two partner charities, Advocate Children’s Heart Institute and Special Olympics Chicago One for the Kids, an organization that comes together to fund several Chicagoland children’s charities, is hosting its 26th annual cocktail fundraising event, Curve Ball 2019. Attendees will enjoy fun “curve...

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$125

February Cooking Class at Heaven on Seven

Heaven on Seven is excited to host a  Valentine’s Day Themed Cooking Class featuring a five-course dinner and demonstration. Guests receive personal instruction in the art of Cajun cooking with a Valentine’s Day twist, from Chef Bannos, while sipping on beer, wine and famous Heaven on Seven hurricanes. In addition, guests will get to taste...

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$75

Cider Summit Chicago

Cider Summit, the region’s largest cider tasting celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers. The 7th annual Cider Summit Chicago will feature 150+ ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits. **NEW this year: VIP ticket holders receive early entry! Cider Summit Chicago will have two sessions: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. (VIP ticket holder entry at...

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$40

Chicago Ale Fest (Winter Edition)

The 2019 Chicago Ale Fest (Winter Edition)  will feature more than 100 American Craft Beers – with a strong focus on winter seasonals, live music, and some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. Since most beer fests happen during the summer months, it is rare to get a chance to try this many stouts, porters, barrel...

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$49

Slurping Turtle New Year’s Day Brunch

Slurping Turtle, the original River North ramen shop and sushi restaurant, is excited to offer an All-Day Brunch on New Year’s Day. In addition to kicking off the New Year with Hangover Ramen, Duck Fat Fried Chicken, Green Tea Waffles and more… customers who wear their PJs will receive a gift certificate worth 50% of...

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2018

Cajun Cooking Class/Dinner at Heaven on Seven

The Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash is excited to host its Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five-course dinner and demonstration. Guests receive personal instruction on the art of Cajun cooking from Chef Bannos, while sipping on all-you-can-drink beer, wine and famous Heaven on Seven hurricanes. In addition, guests will get to taste and enjoy the finished...

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$75

Brunch with Santa at Carnivale

Carnivale is excited to celebrate the holiday season with three Sunday brunches featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus. The brunch will be a full buffet featuring adult and kid-friendly items. Carnivale’s brunch includes a Korbel Mimosa Cart, where guests can be served bubbly tableside, and some of Carnivale’s signature brunch favorites in a holiday-themed buffet.

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$40

Day of the Dead Masquerade Ball-Murder Mystery

Carnivale, the global Latin-fusion restaurant, presents Day of the Dead Masquerade Ball-Murder Mystery. Guests are invited to help solve the mystery of a unexpectedly deceased party goer at the Day of the Dead Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each Skeleton Faced facade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to attendees...

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$65

Carnivale University: Candy Cocktails

Carnivale the global Latin-fusion restaurant, presents Carnivale University: Candy Cocktails. Carnivale is giving adults the ultimate sugar fix to satisfy their sweet tooth! Come to Carnivale U to learn to make (and sip) three candy-inspired cocktails from Carnivale’s master mixologist while enjoying some delicious appetizers. This event will feature an all new extremely interactive and...

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$40

Katherine Anne Confections Hosts Coffee and Chocolate

Katherine Anne Confections, a Chicago-based confiserie featuring the creations of confectionista Katherine Duncan, is hosting a delicious event: Coffee and Chocolate: A Pairing Event with Local Chicago Roasters.  Katherine Anne Confections has invited local Chicago roasters to pair their delicious coffee with Katherine’s tasty confections. Each roaster will provide two pours they’re most proud of...

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$25

OKTOBERFESTIVERSARY

The friendly neighbrhood breweries, Begyle Brewing and Dovetail Brewery are at it again and are excited to join forces and host the third annual Oktoberfestiversary.  For two days, Begyle and Dovetail are celebrating the season, the neighborhood and, of course, beer—with a festival that is part Oktoberfest (with more than 30 locally brewery beers on...

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Free

OKTOBERFESTIVERSARY

The friendly neighbrhood breweries, Begyle Brewing and Dovetail Brewery are at it again and are excited to join forces and host the third annual Oktoberfestiversary.  For two days, Begyle and Dovetail are celebrating the season, the neighborhood and, of course, beer—with a festival that is part Oktoberfest (with more than 30 locally brewery beers on...

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Free

Wedtoberfest

Wedtoberfest is an exciting alternative to traditional wedding shows. Kick start the wedding planning process with an event that combines a casual wedding show and a craft beer festival. An evening of beer, bubbly, food and craft spirits, Wedtoberfest is an intimate yet easy-going opportunity to meet wedding vendors from every category—from dresses and formal attire, to...

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Carnivale Presents “Like Totally Gnarly I-Love-The-’80s” Themed Brunch

            Carnivale presents its totally awesome I Love the ‘80s themed brunch, which includes: super rad mixtape music by DJ My Boy Elroy who will be spinning the decade's greatest hits, a complimentary ‘80s cocktail for guests who wear their best ‘80s gear and a photobooth, for sure, for sure. Brunch at Carnivale restaurant...

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Free

Players Sport & Social Group Presents Wrigleyville Open September 23

Attendees mini golf their way through nine Wrigleyville bars on Saturday, September 23, 2018

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$5

The Eighth Annual BeerHoptacular Presented by Lou Dog Events to Take Place on September 22

BeerHoptacular is a celebration of American craft beer, Chicago beer culture and good (mostly) clean fun. On Saturday, September 22, 2018 the eighth annual BeerHoptacular returns with more beer, and more attitude than ever before. In addition to over 150 craft beers, we’ll have some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks, the annual BeerHoptacular Homebrew Competition,...

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$49

Cooking Up a Cure Brings Together Chicago Celebrity Chefs for Scleroderma

Support The Scleroderma Foundation's Greater Chicago Chapter by attending Cooking Up a Cure at Gelleria Marchetti on September 13, 2018 and enjoy a variety of culinary treats, a great selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, plus fun music and an amazing silent auction!

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$125

Forbidden Root’s Snoochie Boochies Returns

Forbidden Root Brewery, an innovator in craft brewing with its restaurant and brewery located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois, is excited to host New England Night and celebrate the return of Snoochie Boochies, Forbidden Roots’ flagship NEIPA, on Thursday, September 13. This highly anticipated return and can release will be accompanied by a...

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Free

Players Sport & Social Group Presents Chicago Field Day 2018

Adult Field Day Competition (Think Recess with Beer) Kicks off on Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Forbidden Root Hosts Fruited Tap Takeover on August 22

Forbidden Root Brewery, an innovator in craft brewing with its restaurant and brewery located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois, is excited to host their monthly tap takeover series featuring Fruited Sours on Wednesday, August 22. The brewery lineup is already filled with heavy hitters; this is one night you won't want to miss...

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Carnivale Presents: Murder Mystery Dinner Experience – Totally 80s Murder Mystery

West Loop restaurant hosts 1980s themed murder mystery interactive show and dinner experience on August 2

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$65

H Foundation to Host 18th Annual Goombay Bash to Find a Cure for Cancer on July 28 at Navy Pier

The H Foundation will host their 18th Annual Goombay Bash to find a cure for cancer on Saturday, July 28. The event will feature celebrity guest, Jeremy Roenick and emcee Pete McMurray.

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$150

Carnivale Kicks Off Monthly Samba Dance Nights on July 18

West Loop restaurant hosts Samba Dance Night on the third Wednesday of each month.

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Naperville Ale Fest (Summer Edition) is Back for the 6th Time Combining Craft Beer, Fun and Sun on July 14

The sixth annual Naperville Ale Fest will take place on Saturday, July 14 at the Naper Settlement, in Downtown Naperville. The fest is one of the largest in the area with more than 200 craft beers, live music and food trucks. In addition to the massive craft beer selection, the festival will feature several specialty...

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$59

Forbidden Root Brewery Hosts Rosé Ale Day June 30

Celebrate the can release of Forbidden Root’s Sparkling Ale on Fountainhead’s rooftop!

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3 Sheeps “The Wolf” Release Party Panel Discussion with Katherine Anne Confections June 19

Craft brewery and chocolatier create collaboration beer for THIS EVENT ONLY!

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$15

Slurping Turtle Hosts Sake Tasting Event on June 14

 Slurping Turtle, the original River North ramen shop and sushi restaurant, is excited to host a sake tasting and education event on Thursday, June 14. Sake, the Japanese rice wine, can feel mysterious to the uninitiated...until now. Attendees will learn about the complexities of Sake—tasting flavors from clean and smooth to cloudy and bubbly! The...

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Forbidden Root’s Beer Dinner Series Continues June 6

Intimate pairing dinner limited to 14 attendees.

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$45

Chicago Ale Fest – Summer Edition Returns to Grant Park with Over 200 Craft Beers on June 1 & 2

The Chicago Ale Fest returns on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, to Butler Field in Grant Park. The fest will feature more than 200 craft beers, live music and some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. As the most anticipated summer craft beer event of the year, Chicago Ale Fest offers a unique “festival...

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$49

Celebrity Chef David Dickensauge Joins Heaven on Seven for a Crawfish Boil on May 31

The acclaimed southern chef joins Chef Jimmy Bannos for a night of all-you-can eat Crawfish Boil.

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$35

Begyle Brewing & Dovetail Brewery To Host Second Annual Mayfestiversary on May 26 & 27

This Memorial Day weekend, the friendly neighborhood breweries, Begyle Brewing and Dovetail Brewery are at it again and are excited to join forces and celebrate spring, the neighborhood, good food, music, and beer during the second annual Mayfestiversary. This Ravenswood block party also marks Dovetail's second birthday and the third anniversary of Begyle’s taproom This...

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Forbidden Root Brewery New England IPA (NEIPA) Tap Takeover Event May 23

Forbidden Root Brewery, an innovator in craft brewing with its restaurant and brewery located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois, is excited to celebrate the delicious world of New England-style IPAs for the second year in a row during Illinois Craft Beer Week. Juicy, hazy, New England-style...whatever you want to call them, this new...

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Boltwood Hosts Collaboration Dinner with The Spice House on May 21

 Boltwood, the Evanston staple of chef/owner, Brian Huston, is excited to host a four-course collaboration dinner with The Spice House on Monday, May 21. This dinner is part of a monthly series of dinners and events, held on Mondays, designed to support and bring attention to other local businesses, schools and community organizations. Recently, Boltwood...

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$45

Katherine Anne Confections Mother’s Day Truffle Party May 12

Katherine Anne Confections is hosting a Mother's Day Truffle Party, where mom can roll her own delicious truffles while sipping mimosas!

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$70

Forbidden Root Beer Dinner Series Continues May 9

 Forbidden Root Brewery, an innovator in craft brewing with its restaurant and brewery located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., is hosting the third of its new monthly beer dinners on May 9. Executive chef Dan Weiland and head brewer Nick Williams will showcase Forbidden Root’s knack for food and beer pairings with its monthly beer...

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$45

Cajun Cooking Class/Dinner at Heaven on Seven Wabash

Join Chef Jimmy Bannos at Heaven on Seven Wabash for a fun night of learning how to cook some delicious Cajun dishes on May 2!

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$75

Players Sport & Social Hosts their Annual Chicago Tequila & Sangria Festival on April 28

Event Features Large Variety of Tequilas, Sangrias, Spirits, Plus Ping Pong at SPiN

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$20

Purple Asparagus Hosts Purple By Night April 22

Purple Asparagus, the children-focused non-profit partners with The Ivy Room for its annual adult-only event, Purple By Night on April 22.

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$95

Baconfest Chicago

What's on the menu at the 10th edition of Baconfest Chicago? Baconfest Chicago's 2018 menu is here!

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$60

Dollop Diner Beer Dinner March 30

Join Dollop Diner and Off Color Brewing for a night of great food and beer!

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$40

Dollop Diner Continues Family Night with Jabberwocky Marionettes on Wednesday, February 21

Every Wednesday, Kids eat free and Jabberwocky Marionettes will entertain monthly!

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Dance Lessons from Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance will offer FREE dance lessons to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Irish American Heritage Center on March 17!

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Dance Lessons from Trinity Academy of Irish Dance at Chief O’Neill’s Pub In Attic

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance is excited to offer FREE dance lessons to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Chief O'Neill's Pub on March 17!

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Recipe for Relief

Chicagoland chefs come together to support restaurants, hospitality, and tourism in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria.
Recipe for Relief: A Culinary Event to Benefit Hurricane Survivors on March 14, 2018.

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$75

Forbidden Root Beer Dinner Series Begins March 14

Forbidden Root Brewery, an innovator in craft brewing with its restaurant and brewery located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., is hosting the first of their new monthly beer dinners on March 14. Executive chef Dan Weiland and head brewer Nick Williams will showcase Forbidden Root’s knack for food and beer pairings with its monthly beer...

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$45

Free Dance Lessons from Trinity Academy of Irish Dance March 11

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance is offering FREE dance lessons to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 11 at Trinity Studios: Elmhurst!

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Forbidden Root Hosts Rootiversary Bash on March 8

 Forbidden Root Brewery, an innovator in craft brewing with its restaurant and brewery located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., is celebrating its second Rootiversary on March 8. Forbidden Root is calling all friends, family, and beer lovers to celebrate two years at its West Town location. Join in a night of delicious beer and food...

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$10

Naperville Ale Fest (Winter Edition) Offers Wide Variety of Winter Beers February 24

Enjoy a wide variety of winter beers at Naperville Ale Fest (Winter Edition) February 24 in Frontier Park!

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$50

Brrr… Bacon, Bourbon, & Beer at Tribes Tinley

Enjoy barrel aged beers, great bourbon, and lots of bacon on the patio at Tribes Beer Company in Tinley Park.

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$20

Tribes Beer Company Hosts Oyster Fest at Mokena

One of Tribes' most popular events returns February 22, 23 & 24.

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Dollop Diner Family Night for 2018 featuring Jabberwocky Marionettes

Every Wednesday, Kids eat free and Jabberwocky Marionettes will entertain monthly on the third Wednesday of each month!

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Cider Summit Returns to Chicago February 17

Cider Summit CHI Benefits Heartland Alliance & Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association
Features artisanal ciders from around the globe—
early bird pricing ends January 15!

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$35 – $45

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at The Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash

Live music and Mardi Gras food specials on Feb. 9, 10 & 13 at Heaven on Seven on Wabash!

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Valentine’s Day with Katherine Anne Confections

Chocolate and Wine Pairing Sunday February 11 at Katherine Anne Confections.

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$70

Chicago Ale Fest (Winter Edition) Returns with 150 Beers on January 20

Chicago Ale Fest (Winter Edition) features a huge selection of American Craft Beers, focusing on winter brews, and will include impossible-to-find rarities.

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$49

Dollop Diner Launches Family Night for 2018

Every Wednesday, Kids eat free and Jabberwocky Marionettes will entertain monthly!

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Tribes Beer Company Hosts Meet the Brewer Night January 16

Meet brewer Matt Voelker and try a new Tribes Beer Co. brew!

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Free

Slurping Turtle Celebrates New Year’s Day with a Pajama Party All Day Brunch

River North ramen shop to offer all day brunch on New Year’s Day with PJ perks.

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Cure All that Ails You with New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch

Tribes Beer Company serves an all-you-can-eat buffet on New Year’s Day at its Tinley Park location.

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$10

2017

Tribes Beer Company AliveOne Tap Takeover

Enjoy four Tribes Beer Co beers at AliveOne on Wednesday, December 20.

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Tribes Beer Company Hosts Meet The Brewer Night

Tribes is proud to introduce its new Brewer, Matt Voelker, along with a brand new beer release.

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Free

Tribes Beer Company Beer Dinner with Head Brewer Matt Voelker

Enjoy a five course holiday meal perfectly paired with a Tribes brew for each course.

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$50

Barley’s Angels Chicago Hosts 4th Annual Beer Sleigh

Barley’s Angels Chicago, the Chicago Chapter of Barley's Angels is excited to host its fourth annual Beer Sleigh on Saturday, December 2, beginning at 11:30 a.m. (it's 5 o'clock somewhere, right?) until around 5 p.m. The ticket price is $75 & includes transportation and three locations: two brewery tours (tastings at each location plus some...

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$75

Tribes Beer Company Celebrates Day of the Dead November 2

Tribes Beer Company, a premiere brewery and craft beer bar with locations in Tinley Park and Mokena, is excited to celebrate Day of the Dead at both locations on November 2,  beginning at 5 p.m.  Come to either Tribes Beer Company locations on Thursday, November 2 for Day of the Dead, or Dia de los...

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Free

Tribes Beer Company Tinley Park Presents Black Water Nights

Tribes Beer Company, a premiere brewery and craft beer bar with locations in Tinley Park and Mokena, is excited to host Black Water Nights! Black Water Nights is a two night, two location event, filled with great big, dark brews.   Night two of Tribes Beer Company's Black Water Nights will kick off thursday, October...

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Tribes Beer Company Presents Black Water Nights

Tribes Beer Company, a premiere brewery and craft beer bar with locations in Tinley Park and Mokena, is excited to host Black Water Nights! Black Water Nights is a two night, two location event, filled with great big, dark brews. Wednesday, October 25, starting at 4 p.m. at Tribes Beer Company in Mokena, a variety...

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Free

Forbidden Root Hosts Watch Party for Chicago’s Best

Forbidden Root Brewery, the West Town craft brewery and restaurant, is honored to be featured by a Chicago television institution, Chicago’s Best during the month of October. To celebrate, Forbidden Root is hosting a watch party at the brew pub, located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave. from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24,...

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Free

Forbidden Root Hosts Watch Party for Check, Please!

Forbidden Root Brewery, the West Town craft brewery and restaurant, is honored to be featured by a Chicago television institution, Check, Please! during the month of October. To celebrate, Forbidden Root is hosting a watch party at the brew pub, located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave. on Sunday October 15, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8...

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Free

Barley’s Angels & Green Flash Brewing Raise a Glass for a Cure

Barley’s Angels Chicago, a women-focused craft beer appreciation and education group, is excited to team up with Green Flash Brewing Co. at Jerry’s Sandwiches in Lincoln Square on October 12, 2017. This is a special event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and Green Flash’s Treasure Chest 2017 initiative. Munch on Jerry’s sandwiches, enjoy a...

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$32

Slupring Turtle Asks Chicago Marathon Participants to “Show Us Your Bib” October 6-8

Three-day carbo loading/recovery promotion provides marathon participants with a delicious way to prepare for the big event!

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Free

Forbidden Root Releases Night Moth the Next Beer Collaboration with Tony Fitzpatrick

 Forbidden Root Brewery will release Night Moth, continuing their collaborative series with renegade artist, Tony Fitzpatrick, in 4-packs of 16oz cans at their brew pub, located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave. A friend of the brewery, Fitzpatrick worked with the Forbidden Root team pairing his artwork with Forbidden Root’s New England-style IPAs. Night Moth, a...

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Free

Grand Cochon 2017

Grand Cochon, the epic finale to the 14-city touring culinary competition, will crown its "King or Queen of Pork" on Sunday, October 1 at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago. This is the first time the grand finale event has been held in Chicago. Cochon555 brings together the 14 winning chefs of regional competitions and 14 pigs...

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$150 – $225

Sake Tasting Event at Slurping Turtle

Sake, the Japanese rice wine, can feel mysterious to the uninitiated...until now. Slurping Turtle, the original River North ramen shop and sushi restaurant, hosts a sake tasting  and education event which features 15 sake varieties, delicious passed appetizers (from maki rolls and gyoza to poke bites) and select Japanese whiskies.  Representatives from a variety of...

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$25

Cajun Cooking Class/Dinner at Heaven on Seven Wabash!

Get your groove on with critically acclaimed chef, Jimmy Bannos on June 7! WHO/WHAT: The Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash, the authentic, critically acclaimed Cajun restaurant of chef/owner Jimmy Bannos, is excited to host its Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five- course dinner and demonstration on Wednesday, June 7, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Guests receive...

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$75.00

Tribes Kicks Off their Spring/Summer Band Series at Tinley!

Stop in at Tribes on Fridays and Sundays to enjoy live music all summer long, and on Sundays grab a seat on the beautiful Tinley Patio! Tribes Beer Company, one of Chicagoland’s premier craft beer bars and brewery with locations in Tinley Park and Mokena, is excited to host their Spring/Summer Band Series at its...

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NEW ERA IPA TAP TAKEOVER FOR CHICAGO CRAFT BEER WEEK (#CCBW) AT FORBIDDEN ROOT MAY 25!

Forbidden Root, a Chicago brewery and restaurant in West Town at 1746 W. Chicago Ave. kicks off Chicago Craft Beer Week with a New Era IPA Tap Takeover! In celebration of all things hazy, the taps are being taken over on May 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. Some of the breweries include Sketchbook, Noon Whistle...

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Tribes Kicks Off their Spring/Summer Band Series at Tinley!

Stop in at Tribes on Fridays and Sundays to enjoy live music all summer long, and on Sundays grab a seat on the beautiful Tinley Patio! Tribes Beer Company, one of Chicagoland’s premier craft beer bars and brewery with locations in Tinley Park and Mokena, is excited to host their Spring/Summer Band Series at its...

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ACCLAIMED CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERTO SALAS VISITS CHICAGO: Opening Night!

Salas kicks off a two-month-long exhibit at The Rangefinder Gallery in River North! Acclaimed Cuban photographer Roberto Salas comes from Havana to Chicago to exhibit his intimate images chronicling the rise of Fidel Castro and the revolutionary July 26th Movement. Opening Night Reception for “Cuba – Photographs of an Era” at The Rangefinder Gallery at...

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ACCLAIMED CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERTO SALAS VISITS CHICAGO: Artist Reception!

Salas kicks off a two-month-long exhibit at Cruz Blanca for an Artist Talk & Dinner! Mr. Salas will hold an Artist Talk & Dinner at Cruz Blanca (904 W. Randolph St.) from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The event will feature a Rick Bayless menu and craft beers from one of the city’s hottest new...

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$80.00

Purple Asparagus Launches Purple By Night!

Purple By Night is an adult-only fundraising evening in support of Purple Asparagus, the award-winning nonprofit that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. Purple By Night, emceed by Siafa Lewis, offers guests an evening of delicious food and entertainment! Guests will be treated to: Food from...

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$85.00

Great Lakes Turntable Night at Tribes Mokena!

Tribes Beer Company will feature Great Lakes Brewing during Thursday’s Vinyl Night for a turntable twist!   Join Tribes Beer Company, one of Chicagoland’s premiere craft beer bars and brewery, as they host Great Lakes Turntable Night! Great Lakes Brewing will be raffling off a turntable during Vinyl Night at the Tribes Mokena from 6 -...

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Easter Brunch at Tribes Tinley & Mokena!

Tribes Beer Company, a premiere craft beer bar, restaurant and brewery, eases into April with a Jazzy Easter Sunday Brunch!  Easter Sunday Brunch Stop by both Tribes Tinley & Tribes Mokena on Sunday for Easter Brunch. Tribes Tinley will be featuring LIVE jazz from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Don’t feel like music? Make reservations...

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TWICE the Avery Fun!

Tribes Beer Company, a premiere craft beer bar, restaurant and brewery, is taken over by Avery Brewing Company for a fun-filled April evening at both locations!  -2 Bars, 1 Night, 10 Beers- Tribes Tinley Park will be tapping specialty hoppy brews from Avery, while Tribes Mokena will be focusing on tasty sours! Tinley Park Tapping:...

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Cajun Cooking Class & Dinner at Heaven on Seven Wabash

Get your groove on with critically acclaimed chef, Jimmy Bannos on April 5! The Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash, the authentic, critically acclaimed Cajun restaurant of chef/owner Jimmy Bannos, is excited to host its Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five- course dinner and demonstration on Wednesday, April 5th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Guests receive personal...

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$75

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance to Host Free Irish Dance Lesson & Performance

World Champion Irish dancers to make special appearance at citywide events! The Trinity Academy of Irish Dance is hosting a free dance lesson and performance in the run-up to St. Patrick’s Day. The community is invited to meet these exceptional dancers and teachers at the Trinity Studio in Elmhurst. The dancers will sign autographs, pose...

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Music and Fun at Tribes for St.Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day at Tinley! No Cover! Enjoy some great music by: John Condron at 11a.m. Chicago Reel at 2 p.m. Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society at 5 p.m. New Element Celtic Band at 7 p.m.

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Free

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance to Host Free Irish Dance Lesson & Performance

 World Champion Irish dancers to make special appearance at citywide events!  The Trinity Academy of Irish Dance is hosting a free dance lesson and performance in the run-up to St. Patrick’s Day. The community is invited to meet these exceptional dancers and teachers at all Trinity locations (see below for details). The dancers will sign...

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Forbidden Root Ping Pong Night-Take Two!

Challenge Forbidden Root founder & ping pong master Robert Finkel to a match! Forbidden Root, Chicago’s own botanic brewing company and restaurant in West Town at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., is hosting its second Ping Pong Night! The neighborhood hot spot will replace half the chairs and dining tables with ping pong tables for an...

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Forbidden Root One Year Anniversary

Forbidden Root, Chicago’s botanic brewing company and restaurant in West Town at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., is celebrating its one year anniversary. Come eat, drink & be merry in celebration of Forbidden Root’s first birthday! Food and Beer Specials: -$10 Forbidden Root burger and a beer -$10 schnitzel sandwich and a beer -$5 botanic beers...

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Oyster Fest & Oyster Stout Release

Owner Niall Freyne, born in Galway, Ireland, home of the world’s oldest oyster fest, has brought this proud tradition to Chicagoland and serves the freshest variety of oysters flown in from the east and west coasts each day. Oyster Fest attendees will be treated to a full raw bar of seafood delicacies including shrimp, clams...

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Oyster Fest & Oyster Stout Release

Owner Niall Freyne, born in Galway, Ireland, home of the world’s oldest oyster fest, has brought this proud tradition to Chicagoland and serves the freshest variety of oysters flown in from the east and west coasts each day. Oyster Fest attendees will be treated to a full raw bar of seafood delicacies including shrimp, clams...

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Oyster Fest & Oyster Stout Release

Owner Niall Freyne, born in Galway, Ireland, home of the world's oldest oyster fest, has brought this proud tradition to Chicagoland and serves the freshest variety of oysters flown in from the east and west coasts each day. Oyster Fest attendees will be treated to a full raw bar of seafood delicacies including shrimp, clams...

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2016

Beer Chicago: The Refreshing History with Barley’s Angels

Barley's Angels is excited to explore the Beer Chicago: The Refreshing History at Harold Washington Library. On Wednesday, November 2, we will meet at the library at 6:15 p.m., wander the exhibit together and learn the ins and outs of beer in the Windy City. The exhibit has been installed on the ninth floor of the...

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$24

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Beer! With Barley’s Angels and Links Taproom

Barley's Angels is excited to get their smoke(d meats & beers) on! Join us at Wicker Park's Links Taproom for an evening of smoked beer & smoked links. The staff at Links will lead us through a guided tasting of two beers and the smoked versions of those same beers. Brews will be paired with...

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$25

10th Anniversary Festival at Katherine Anne Confections

Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista of Katherine Anne Confections is excited to celebrate her 10th anniversary with the Katherine Anne Confections Anniversary Festival on Saturday, October 15 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. While the confiserie on Armitage Avenue has been open just four years, Katherine is celebrating 10 wonderful years since the launch of Katherine...

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$40

Cajun Cooking Class/Dinner with Chef Jimmy Bannos at Heaven on Seven Wabash

The Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash is excited to host another Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five- course dinner and demonstration. Guests will receive personal instruction on the art of Cajun cooking from Chef Bannos, all while sipping on all-you-can-drink beer, wine and the famous Heaven on Seven hurricanes. In addition, guests will get to taste and...

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$75

Cider Classes at The Northman: Cider Making

Harvest is upon us! In this class we will get into the details of the cider making process and taste how the variation in cider making affects the final product. Ticket Details: $30, includes a flight of 4 ciders, light snacks, and course instructor (we always finish with a special bottle opening, as well!).

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$30.00

Citizen Cider Pub Crawl Hosted by Fountainhead

Fountainhead is excited to host its Citizen Cider Pub Crawl. Join other cider fans as we board a bus and trek to some of the North Side's premier drinking establishments featuring different Citizen Cider draft specials and ciders at every stop. Raffles and apple games with prizes will take place throughout the evening. Things kick off at The Bar...

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$20

Windy City Summer Sunday Funday Rooftop Bash at Fountainhead

Fountainhead is excited to host its Sunday Funday Rooftop Bash, co-hosted by Chicago's premier craft beer distributor, Windy City Distributing. Expect a special line up of Windy City brews from Chicago and around the U.S., celebrating the end of summer and welcoming the fall. Spend Sunday Funday with your friends at Fountainhead sipping on some of the finest craft...

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Cooking Up a Cure for Scleroderma

Enjoy the last days of summer in support of a great cause! Cooking Up a Cure is a fundraising event combining Chicago’s greatest chefs, breweries, wineries and distilleries to raise money for the Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter, which provides support, education and research to Scleroderma patients and their families. The culinary all-star dining event...

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$125

Tribes Oyster Fest and Ballast Point’s 20th Anniversary Tap Takeover

Tribes Beer Company is excited to host its Annual Oyster Fest on Thursday, September 15th through Saturday, September 17th at its Tinley Park location. Fresh oysters are flown in from the east and west coasts each day to ensure that only the freshest coldwater oysters are served. Freyne chooses several different varieties from each coast...

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Cider Classes at The Northman: Apples

The heart of cider is the apple. In this class we will cover all aspects of this amazingly hearty tree with a complicated growing pattern. Tastings will focus on single variety ciders. Ticket Details: $30, includes a flight of 4 ciders, light snacks, and course instructor (we always finish with a special bottle opening, as well!).

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$30.00

Mexican Standoff at Fountainhead

It's a Celebration of Cerveza on Fountainhead's Rooftop! A lineup of Latin Inspired, South of the Border Influenced Brews from local and national craft breweries make this night a fiesta you won't forget. On tap: Ska Brewing Mexican Logger Oskar Blues Brewery Beerito Lager Avery Brewing Company El Gose Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Margarita Gose 5 Rabbit Cerveceria Prickly Pear Paletas...

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Free

Cider Classes at The Northman: American History of Cider

Our country was built on cider. From the formation of the United States to current day, cider has had a rocky history. This class will dive in and sip on the same beverage that our Founding Fathers made and loved. Ticket Details:  $30, includes a flight of 4 ciders, light snacks, and course instructor (we always...

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$30.00

Brett Dennen Wine Pairing Dinner at Fountainhead

Singer, song writer, wine maker Brett Dennen will be showcasing his Vacationer Rosé and Charismatic Fool Sparkling Rosé and with four other wines from award winning Napa Valley Winery JW Thomas Wines at this intimate wine pairing dinner. Fountainhead's Chef Sean Sanders will be preparing four seasonal courses to pair with the fantastic wine of J W Thomas...

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$75

Ping Pong Night at Forbidden Root

Come challenge Forbidden Root founder & ping pong master Robert Finkel to a match for a chance to win Forbidden Root merch and eternal glory! Forbidden Root, Chicago’s own botanic brewing company and restaurant is hosting a Ping Pong Night! The neighborhood hot spot will replace half the chairs and dining tables with ping pong tables for...

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Free

Barley’s Angels Backyard BBQ at Montrose Saloon

Barley’s Angels Chicago, a women’s craft beer appreciation and education group, is excited to celebrate summer on Montrose Saloon’s patio with a Backyard BBQ featuring Johnny Van’s Smokehouse on Saturday, August 13 from 1-4 p.m.! Montrose Saloon will create a special Barley’s Angels beer list and each guest will receive two brews from the list....

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$25

Beer, Bacon & Bocce Ball with Barley’s Angels Chicago

Barley’s Angels Chicago, a women’s craft beer appreciation and education group, is excited to enjoy Chicago’s summer in the beer garden of Kaiser Tiger for an event featuring Beer, Bacon & Bocce Ball on Tuesday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. We will enjoy a guided tasting of select delicious brews paired perfectly with Kaiser Tiger’s...

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$27

Caffe Baci [email protected] Collaboration Series

Caffè Baci, downtown Chicago’s original fast casual contemporary Italian food restaurants, is celebrating the recent release of its new bar food menu with the continuation of its [email protected] collaboration series on Thursday, July 14, at 5 p.m.! The new bar food menu, available at Baci’s Wacker Drive location, focuses on small-bites and bar snacks perfect...

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$20

Summer Solstice Sunset Toast at Fountainhead

Fountainhead, a well-known craft beer and whisk(e)y destination in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood focusing on local and seasonal food, is excited to host a Summer Solstice Sunset Toast on its rooftop featuring Anderson Valley Brewing Company! On Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m., guests can raise a glass to all the impending summer fun and spend...

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Whiskey & Chocolate: Father’s Day at Katherine Anne Confections

Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, is hosting a special event in celebration of Father's Day—Whiskey & Chocolate: A Father's Day Truffle Party—on Saturday, June 18 from 6-9 p.m. The event will include delicious cocktails created by FEW Spirits, a cocktail making demo, savory bites from FIG Catering and then Katherine Duncan will lead attendees...

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$85

Blues ‘n Brews Brunch with Barley’s Angels Chicago

Barley’s Angels Chicago, a women-focused craft beer appreciation and education group, is excited to welcome Crazy Mountain Brewing Company to Chicago with Blues ‘n Brews Brunch at River Roast on Sunday, June 5 at 12 p.m. For our first-ever Beer Brunch, we will overlook the Chicago River and enjoy a delicious family-style 3-course brunch menu...

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$42

Cajun Cooking Class with Chef Jimmy Bannos

The Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash, the authentic, critically acclaimed Cajun restaurant of chef/owner Jimmy Bannos, is excited to host another Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five- course dinner and demonstration on Wednesday, June 1 from 7-9:30 p.m. Guests will receive personal instruction on the art of Cajun cooking from Chef Bannos, all while...

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$75

CCBW: Brewer’s Brunch at Forbidden Root

Close out CCBW at Forbidden Root’s brewpub with a Brewer’s Brunch!  Forbidden Root's killer brunch (launched only three weeks ago!), featuring dishes like the Savoury Pancake with asparagus, kimchi, pork belly and Tokaji maple syrup and “The Remedy” with spicy N’duja broth, pork belly, marrow beans, poached egg and herbs. A special Chicago Craft Beer...

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CCBW: Beer Dinner at Forbidden Root

Space is extremely limited for this exclusive beer dinner taking place in the private dining area of the brewpub. Chef Dan Weiland has created a delicious 5-course meal paired with Forbidden Root brews. Tickets are $75 and available by calling the brewpub at 312-929-2202. The full menu is below. Course 1: Spring Vegetables, Feta Yogurt...

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The Flavors & Fun of Asturias, Spain at The Northman

The Northman, Chicago’s first pub and bistro dedicated to cider, is excited to pay homage to Asturias, Spain in a special Chicago Craft Beer Week event on Wednesday, May 25 at 4 p.m. An "espicha" is the small plug that releases the sidra (cider) from the large Chestnut barrel when pulled. This has also become...

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CCBW: Tower of Sour at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead along with friends from Destihl Brewery and Windy City Distributing in a Chicago Craft Beer Week celebration with the 3rd annual Destihl Tower of Sour tapping event. Fountainhead's entire draft tower will be dedicated to the wonderful barrel aged and kettle sours coming from Destihl Brewery. This event is for those who already...

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Free

CCBW: 3 Sheeps Derby Cartwheel Release at Fountainhead

The Bar on Buena, Fountainhead’s sister bar, acquired an empty Knob Creek Barrel but did not have  specific plans for its reuse, until 3 Sheeps Brewing came to the rescue! The Wisconsin brewery decided to stick one of their delicious brews in the barrel and let it soak up all the bourbon left in the...

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Free

Ladies, Sweat & Beers with Barley’s Angels Chicago & 3 Sheeps Brewing!

A collaboration event between Barley’s Angels Chicago and 3 Sheeps Brewing.

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$25

An Evening with The Bruery at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead for an evening featuring a truly unique line-up of beers rarely seen in Chicago from The Bruery.

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Tribes/Coronado Collab Launch Party

Head to Tribes Beer Company to celebrate the release of two collaboration beers from Tribes and Coronado Brewing!

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Whisk(e)y Week at Fountainhead

Celebrate Whisk(e)y week with special events all week long at Fountainhead.

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Cajun Cooking Class with Chef Jimmy Bannos

Join Chef Jimmy Bannos for a cooking demonstration and five-course meal of delicious Cajun dishes!

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It Might Get Dark at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead for a night of rare and special dark beers!

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Oyster Fest at Tribes Beer Company in Mokena

Celebrate Oyster Fest at Tribes Beer Company in Mokena with fresh oysters and other seafood specials!

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Fat Tuesday at The Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash

The Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash is celebrating Fat Tuesday with Mardi Gras food & drink specials!

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Beer Education with Michael Roper of Hopleaf with Barley’s Angels Chicago

Join Barley's Angels Chicago for a beer education class from the one and only Michael Roper of Hopleaf!

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$27

2015

Begyle Pajama Holiday Party at The Bar on Buena

Join The Bar on Buena & Begyle for a one-of-a-kind holiday party featuring Begyle brews, Drunk Santa, holiday movies, giveaways & Christmas Cookie Contest!

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8 Beery Nights at Fountainhead

Celebrate Chanukah with 8 Beery Nights featuring eight variations of Dr. Dreidel’s Imperial Chanukah Porter, a collaboration of Chef Cleetus & Begyle.

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Barley’s Angels Chicago Beer Sleigh!

Join Barley's Angels Chicago for its second annual Beer sleigh with stops at Atlas Brewing, Goose Island Beer Company and Emporium Beercade!

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$65

Show Us Your Boot at Heaven on Seven on Wabash

Show your Christkindlmarket Boot at the Original Heaven on Seven on Wabash and receive a free appetizer during dinner (with purchase of a meal).

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BCS Tapping at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead on Black Wednesday for a special Bourbon County Stout tapping, among other Goose Island favorites!

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Exclusive On-Premise Chicago Release of Abraxas at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead for the exclusive on-premise Chicago release of Perennial's Abraxas!

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Exclusive Solemn Oath Release at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead for an exclusive release party for Solemn Oath's Nourri Au Forrage!

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Holiday Preview Party at Katherine Anne Confections

Join Katherine Anne Confections for a special release of 23 holiday flavors during its Holiday Preview Party!

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$30

Sour Night at Tribes Mokena

Join Tribes Beer Company as it features some of the best sours available!

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Brewery Crawl & Grill Out with Barley’s Angels & ManBQue

Join Barley's Angels Chicago and ManBQue for a fun-filled day of brewery tours and tastings ending with a grill-out!

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$60

Irishman Whiskey Cocktail Demo and Tasting at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead for a winter cocktail demonstration and guided tasting by Irishman Whiskey's David Nation.

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$10

Boulevard Smokehouse Series at Tribes Mokena

Join Tribes Beer Company in Mokena for a night featuring Boulevard Brewing's Smokehouse Series!

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Cajun Cooking Class with Chef Jimmy Bannos

Sip on Heaven on Seven's famous Hurricanes while learning the art of Cajun cooking from the one and only Jimmy Bannos.

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$75

Devil’s Night! Evil Twin Costume Bash at The Bar on Buena

Join The BOB for Evil Brews, Sick Flicks, Terrifying Tunes & Bloody Fun.

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Punk’n Party at Fountainhead

This must-do event will feature seasonal pumpkin and fall beers on tap, a pumpkin carving competition and punk’n music!

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$15

Cigars & Whisk(e)y on Fountainhead’s Roof

Enjoy cigars & whisk(e)y on Fountainhead's roof top to close out fall celebrations.

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$15

Harvest Dinner at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead on the rooftop garden for a dinner created from this year's harvest paired with collaboration beers from Chef Cleetus Friedman!

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$70

Barley’s Angels Beer & Bacon Pairing at Paddy Long’s

Join Barley's Angels Chicago for a fun 5-course beer & bacon pairing at the one and only, Paddy Long's!

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$23

Katherine Anne Confections Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the 9th anniversary of Katherine Anne Confections with a week of fun-filled, chocolate-focused events!

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Barley’s Angels Beer Dinner at Horse Thief Hollow

Join Barley's Angels Chicago for a three-course dinner with beer pairings! Transportation is included in $50 ticket price.

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$50

Oyster Fest at Tribes in Tinley Park

Join Tribes in Tinley Park for the 3rd annual Oyster Fest from September 17-19.

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Cooking Up a Cure for Scleroderma

Some of Chicago's top chefs get together to support the Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter.

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$125

Corks & Crayons Benefit for Purple Asparagus

A family-friendly event to benefit Purple Asparagus!

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$75

Cookbook Dinner with Kevin Gillespie at The Original Heaven on Seven Wabash

Enjoy a five-course meal, alcohol pairings, a copy of Gillespie’s cookbook which retails for $30 and a book signing at the Original Heaven on Seven Wabash.

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$85

Crafted by Cleetus Launch Party at Fountainhead Market

Celebrate the launch of Chef Cleetus Friedman's new line of chef driven condiments and sauces, sausages and salamis with free samples of two new hot sauces!

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TribesFest 2015

Celebrate craft beer at the annual TribesFest!

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$40

Two Brothers Tap Takeover at The Bar on Buena

A special tapping featuring Two Brothers' Sour Beer #2!

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Tower of Sour with Destihl at Fountainhead

Fountainhead is hosting the annual Tower of Sour, a sour tapping with Destihl Brewery on the rooftop garden with some incredibly rare sours!

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Stone Ruination Nation Kick Off Party at The Bar on Buena

Enjoy Ruination 2.0, Ruin Ten and Double Dry-Hopped 2.0 during this special celebration of Stone Brewing Company’s Ruination Double IPA line.

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Maplewood’s Lemon Drop Wheat Release Party at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead for an exclusive release of Maplewood Brewing Company's new Lemon Drop Wheat!

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Tomatin Tasting w/ Scott Fraser at Fountainhead

An intimate Tomatin tasting with special guest Scott Fraser in Fountainhead's Barrel Room.

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$20

Cajun Cooking Class at Heaven on Seven Wabash

Learn the art of Cajun cooking with Chef Jimmy Bannos of Heaven on Seven!

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$75

Barley’s Angels Chicago Co-Hosts Alphabeer!

Join The Local Tourist & Barley's Angels Chicago as we taste beers A to Z and celebrate Women in Beer!

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$50

Summer Camp Sweets at Katherine Anne Confections

Taste delicious sweets inspired by summer camp at Katherine Anne Confections for its July Preview Party!

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$30

Gin Week Bash at The Bar on Buena

Celebrate Gin Week at The Bar on Buena with New Holland Artisan Spirits and Top Note Tonics!

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Barley’s Angels Chicago Tour & Tasting at Smylie Brothers

Join Barley's Angels Chicago at the Evanston brewery for a tour and tasting!

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$25

Stone Brewing Pale Ale 2.0 Release Party at The Bar on Buena

Celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week at The Bar on Buena with a Stone Brewing Release Party.

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Northwest Side Craft Beer Ride

Northwest side bars connect via a craft beer transit system for one night only!

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3rd Annual Begyle Beer Dinner at Fountainhead

Join Fountainhead during Chicago Craft Beer Week for its 3rd annual beer dinner with neighbor Begyle Brewing.

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$66.66

Forbidden Root’s WPA Launch Party at Hopleaf

Celebrate the launch of Forbidden Root's WPA during Chicago Craft Beer Week at Hopleaf.

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Forbidden Root WPA Launch Event

Forbidden Root is launching its new Wildflower Pale Ale and is celebrating with an even at Hopleaf during CCBW.

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Newbies Brewskis Night at The Bar on Buena

Celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week at The Bar on Buena.

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Beer Dinner at The Duck Inn with Forbidden Root

Celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week with a Beer Dinner at The Duck Inn with Forbidden Root.

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A Night w/ the Breweries that Started it all at Fountainhead

Celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week with Fountainhead as they recognize the breweries that started it all!

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Local Cask Day on Fountainhead’s Rooftop

Celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week with a Cask event on Fountainhead's Rooftop Garden.

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Tribes Beer Company Launch Party in Mokena

Celebrate the launch of Tribes Beer Company brews in Mokena!

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Cajun Cooking Class/Dinner at Heaven on Seven Wabash

Join Chef Jimmy Bannos as he teaches the secrets of Cajun cooking.

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$75

Cinco de Mayo at The Bar on Buena

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with great beer and $5 food specials.

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Cinco de Mayo at The Bar on Buena

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with great beer and $5 food specials.

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Fountainhead Rooftop Opens on May 1

Weather permitting, Fountainhead will open its rooftop garden beginning May 1st.

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A Salute to High West Distillery at The Bar on Buena

The Bar on Buena is saluting the hard work of West End Distillery with special whiskeys, flights, nips and pints and more!

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Spring Truffle-Making Party at Katherine Anne Confections

Join Katherine Anne Confections & learn the secrets to creating delicious, handmade truffles.

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$60

Around the World Sweets Preview Party

Get a preview of delicious sweets created by the confectionista to highlight flavors from around the world.

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$30

Fountainhead Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

Celebrate Fountainhead's 5th anniversary with $5 food, beer & cocktail specials!

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Record Store Day Celebration with Cage + Aquarium

Celebrate real authentic vinyl records April 13- April 18 with the Chicago DJ company.

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Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout at The Bar on Buena

The Bar on Buena was lucky enough to get its hands on the ultra-rare Founders Brewing Company Canadian Breakfast Stout.

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Field Trip to Church Street Brewing with Barley’s Angels Chicago

Take a field trip with Barley's Angels Chicago to the Itasca Brewery!

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$20

A Celebration of Single Cask/Barrel Whisk(e)y at Fountainhead

Fountainhead Singles Night is a celebration of single cask/barrel whisk(e)y, including a ticketed tasting with special guests Bernie Lubbers and Steve Fox.

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$40

Slow Food Specials at Fountainhead

A slow food interpretation of some of the most popular fast food items.

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Spring Truffle Making Party at Katherine Anne Confections

Learn how to create delicious truffles from the confectionista herself!

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$60

Sweetwater Brewing 420 Launch Party

The Buena Park hub hosts a launch event for SweetWater Brewing Company as they dive into the Chicago market.

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Dessert-Inspired Preview Party at Katherine Anne Confections

A preview of the delicious dessert-inspired sweets to be launched in April.

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$25

Grand Teton Brewing Run-Off IPA Election

The BOB hosts an IPA Election with Grand Teton Brewing giving guests the chance to vote for their favorite pilot IPA.

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Monsters Eat Laptops with Cage and Aquarium at The Whistler

Monsters Eat Laptops is an event series that features talented C+A DJs taking over various Chicago venues with carefully curated all-vinyl sets.

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Opera on Tap at Heartland Cafe

The fun, talented, cultural group goes “Under the Influence” for this month’s show! (Plus free tastings from Michigan distilleries!)

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Craft Boilermaker Night at Fountainhead

Part 3: The Revenge of the Boilermaker featuring spirits & brews from FEW, Begyle & more!

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A Night with Brewery Vivant at Fountainhead

A celebration of great beer with special limited edition beers!

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Tribes Beer Company Welcomes Coronado Brewing to Illinois

The acclaimed San Diego brewery dives into the Chicagoland market with a launch event at Tribes.

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It Might Get Dark at Fountainhead

A celebration of dark beer and dark music.

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The Bar on Buena Launches Brunch!

Chef Cleetus Friedman creates a focused, delicious brunch menu for the neighborhood hub.

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The Wax Museum Residency with Cage and Aquarium

An all-vinyl set every Friday at the rockin’ hotel!

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Drink Local at The Bar on Buena w/ FEW & Ale Syndicate

Celebrate Chicago & drink local with The Bar on Buena, FEW Spirits and Ale Syndicate.

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Winter Black Out at Beermiscuous w/ Barley’s Angels Chicago

Barley's Angels Chicago is excited for its February event: Winter Black Out at Beermiscuous on Thursday, February 19 from 7-9 p.m.

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$20

Oyster Fest Feb 12-14 at Tribes Alehouse & Beer Company

Tribes Alehouse & Beer Company is excited to host its 6th Annual Oyster Fest at its Mokena location!

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Free

The Power of the (Cider) Press at Fountainhead

Fountainhead & forthcoming The Northman cider bar present The Power of the Press to explore & celebrate ciders from throughout the US, UK, Spain and France.

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Katherine Anne Confections Launches 16 Valentine’s Day Flavors

Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, is excited to host a Preview Party featuring the upcoming holiday flavors for Valentine’s Day.

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$25

Belgian Beers at The Bar on Buena w/ Barley’s Angels Chicago

The Chicago Chapter of Barley’s Angels is excited for its January event: Belgian Beers at The BOB on Tuesday, January 27, from 6-8 p.m.

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$20

Rasputin’s Birthday Bash at The Bar on Buena

Celebrate Rasputin’s birthday with North Coast Brewing Company and The Bar on Buena on January 22 at 7 p.m.

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Free

Robert Burns Birthday Celebration at Fountainhead

Fountainhead is excited to celebrate Robert Burns’ birthday with an all-weekend celebration!

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Free

2014

Holiday Truffle-Making Party At Katherine Anne Confections

Candy Canes…Mistletoe…Snowflakes. The holidays are here—and what brings more holiday cheer than chocolate? Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, is hosting a special Holiday Truffle Making Party—perfect timing to make delicious treats for the holidays! Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista, opens her kitchen and recipe book to the public as she demystifies the art of...

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$60

Rock Your Way Into The Holiday Season With An Amazing Show Line-Up At Red Line Tap In Rogers Park

The Red Line Tap, the unique music venue and bar in the heart of Rogers Park, is excited by its line-up for the month of December! There’s something for everyone to ring in the holidays from funk to punk and everything in between. The Red Line Tap also has great drink specials and the perfect...

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$10

Eight Beery Nights At Fountainhead Featuring Eight Variations Of A Special Collaboration

Fountainhead, a well-known craft beer and whisk(e)y bar in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood focusing on local and seasonal food, is excited to celebrate Eight Beery Nights with special collaboration brews from Chef Cleetus Friedman and Begyle Brewing! These beer experts have created eight variations of their Dr. Dreidel’s Imperial Chanukah Porter, each to be released on...

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Beer Sleigh with Barley’s Angels

The Chicago Chapter of Barley’s Angels is hosting a Beer Sleigh on Saturday, December 13th from 11 a.m. (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?) until 5 p.m. The ticket price is $60 & includes transportation, 3 brewery tours, beer flights at each location plus some food. Here’s the deal… Angels will meet at Metropolitan Brewing (5121...

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$60

Beer Sleigh with Barley’s Angels

The Chicago Chapter of Barley’s Angels is hosting a Beer Sleigh on Saturday, December 13th from 11 a.m. (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?) until 5 p.m. The ticket price is $60 & includes transportation, 3 brewery tours, beer flights at each location plus some food. Here’s the deal… Angels will meet at Metropolitan Brewing (5121...

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$60

Rock Your Way Into The Holiday Season With An Amazing Show Line-Up At Red Line Tap In Rogers Park

The Red Line Tap, the unique music venue and bar in the heart of Rogers Park, is excited by its line-up for the month of December! There’s something for everyone to ring in the holidays from funk to punk and everything in between. The Red Line Tap also has great drink specials and the perfect...

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$7

Opera On Tap Chicago At Heartland Cafe

Heartland Café, a neighborhood hot-spot dedicated to community building and honoring its Midwestern roots, is excited to continue the fun with Opera On Tap Chicago, the nonprofit group aimed at promoting opera as a viable, living and progressive art form deserving a place on the American cultural landscape. The theme for the December show at...

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Holiday Scotch Tasting at Fountainhead

Fountainhead, a well-known craft beer and whisk(e)y bar in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood focusing on local and seasonal food, is excited to celebrate the holiday season with a Holiday Scotch Tasting featuring eight rare and delicious scotch for just $30! The tasting will take place in Fountainhead’s barrel room with special guest speaker Peter Wilkins of...

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$30

Craft Boilermaker Night At Fountainhead

Fountainhead, a well-known craft beer and whisk(e)y bar in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood focusing on local and seasonal food, is excited to host Craft Boilermaker Night: Part 2 celebrating its two favorite things: Beer & Whisk(e)y! Boilermakers have been a recent craze & the Fountainhead team will experiment with all the different pairings featuring Few Spirits,...

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Managing Holiday Stress With Ganesha Yoga And Adventures In Fitness

Ganesha Yoga & Adventures in Fitness, a studio dedicated to empowering clients to discover their inner athlete in a fun, laid-back environment where everyone fits in, is excited to host a workshop for Managing Holiday Stress with Ganesha co-owner/former change management consultant Mindy Hanzlik. With healthy eating tips, relaxation tips & time management advice, this...

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$30

Goose Island Tap Takeover At The Red Line Tap Featuring White Mystery!

Red Line Tap, the unique music venue and bar in the heart of Rogers Park, is excited to host a Goose Island Tap Takeover on Black Friday! Featured brews include Bourbon County Stout, Sticky Feathers IPA, Festivity Ale, 312 Wheat Ale & Green Line. The folks from Goose Island will be available to chat, answer...

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$7

Return Of Cleetus II. A Celebration Of Collaboration At Fountainhead

Fountainhead, a well-known craft beer and whisk(e)y bar in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood focusing on local and seasonal food, is excited to raise a glass to Cleetus for the second annual Return of Cleetus collaboration event. All of the gastropub’s tap handles will be dedicated to the collaborative brewing efforts of executive chef Cleetus Friedman for...

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Get Begyled: Begyle Brewing Appreciation Night at The BoB

The Bar on Buena is excited to raise a beguiling brew to its Ravenswood neighbor and November Brewery of the Month, Begyle Brewing. The BOB will be tapping at least three of the brewery’s tasty brews and representatives from Begyle will be on hand to spread the love. Hophazardly IPA will certainly make an appearance,...

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Free Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Class & Wine Tasting At Pizza Rustica

While beer has taken a lot of the hype, there is something traditional and warm about serving the right glass of wine with Thanksgiving dishes. Pizza Rustica, a rustic northern Italian eatery serving inspired, creative and authentic cuisine, is excited to host “A Variety of Varietals—Choosing the Perfect Thanksgiving Wine." This free wine pairing class...

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Katherine Anne Confections Launches 21 HOLIDAY Flavors

Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista of Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, is excited to host a Preview Party featuring all of the upcoming holiday flavors for December. The holidays are an exciting time of year and Katherine Anne Confections is excited to amp it up by launching an unprecedented 21 flavors! With classic holiday...

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$25

The Northman Pop-Up

The Northman, Chicago’s first bar dedicated to cider, is excited to give the public a second preview at this special, one-night pop-up dinner event featuring a journey through cider and dishes influenced by England and Spain. On Monday, November 17  at 7:00 p.m., executive chef Cleetus Friedman and The Northman crew will be hosting multi-course...

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$90

Gluten-Free Barley’s Angels Chicago Event With Glutenberg Beers At Compass!

The Chicago Chapter of Barley’s Angels is excited host a unique event at Compass Bar that is entirely gluten-free! This event will feature gluten-free beer from Glutenberg, as well as a few other GF brews. Ladies who love beer can join the Angels at the new upscale, friendly sports bar, Compass Bar, on Thursday, November...

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$25

Farm To Table Dinner With Forbidden Root At Farmhouse

Forbidden Root, a new Chicago-based beer company making innovative botanic craft beers, is excited to host a farm-to-table beer dinner at Farmhouse Chicago on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30 p.m. This 4-course, seasonal meal, created by the chefs at Farmhouse, has been paired perfectly with delicious, botanic Forbidden Root beers. Representatives from Forbidden Root, including...

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$65

Oskar Blues Free Tasting At Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica, a rustic northern Italian eatery serving inspired, creative and authentic cuisine, is excited to team up with Oskar Blues Brewery for a fun FREE beer tasting! Oskar Blues reps from Chicago will be around to pass out samples, mix ‘n mingle with guests and answer any questions about the Colorado brewery & its...

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Evil Twin Devil’s Night at The Bar on Buena

Join The Bar on Buena on Thursday, October 30th (Devil’s Night!) at 7 p.m. for a night of frightening flicks, macabre music, spooky spirits and an Evil Costume Contest.

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THE 4TH ANNUAL GREAT PUNK’N PARTY AT FOUNTAINHEAD

This must-do event will feature seasonal pumpkin and fall beers on tap, a pumpkin carving competition and punk’n music!

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$15

Harvest Dinner! A Delicious Event At Fountainhead Featuring Metropolitan Beer And Angel’s Envy Whiskey

Fountainhead is excited to celebrate fall with a Harvest Dinner on the roof deck featuring Metropolitan brews & Angel's Envy Whiskey! Chef Cleetus Friedman has prepared an amazing family-style menu highlighting the delicious flavors of the season. Each dish has been perfectly paired with a fall brew or whiskey and is the perfect way to...

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$65

Katherine Anne Confections Is Celebrating 8 Wonderful Years

Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista of Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, is excited to celebrate her 8th anniversary with a week of fun chocolate-filled events & specials! While the confiserie on Armitage Avenue has been open just two wonderful years, Katherine is celebrating 8 wonderful years since the launch of Katherine Anne Confections in...

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Beer & Burger Night At Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica, a rustic northern Italian eatery serving inspired, creative and authentic cuisine, is excited to host a Beer & Burger night on Thursday, October 9th featuring three mouth-watering burgers and a free tasting of three of the new fall beers. The delicious burgers created by Chef Stefano Roman will be available for this one...

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Fountainhead Hosts Elite Master Mezcalier Classes: Level 2

Fountainhead, a well-known craft beer and whisk(e)y bar in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood with seasonal food, is excited to host the elite Master Mezcalier classes around the Indie Spirits Expo! The Master Mezcalier program consists of four ascending levels of courses, which all need to be completed in order to attain the final title of Master...

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$225

Fountainhead Hosts Elite Master Mezcalier Classes: Level 1

Fountainhead, a well-known craft beer and whisk(e)y bar in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood with seasonal food, is excited to host the elite Master Mezcalier classes around the Indie Spirits Expo! The Master Mezcalier program consists of four ascending levels of courses, which all need to be completed in order to attain the final title of Master...

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$225

Brew Brawl At The Bar On Buena

The Bar on Buena’s first Beer Brawl, the Hefe-Weizen Battle, HEFE-OFF!! was a huge success so now it’s time for Round 2. A battle of this seasonal favorite, OKTOBER-FISTS!! pins four different Oktoberfest brews against each other to see which will reign supreme. The contenders are: Ayinger Brewery Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pschorr Brewery Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Brewing Company Oktoberfest and Metropolitan Brewing Afterburner Oktoberfest....

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October-Themed Preview Party At Katherine Anne Confections

Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista of Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, is excited to host a Preview Party featuring all of the upcoming seasonal flavors for October. Guest should be ready to experience fall-flavored combinations that will warm the heart! This month’s truffles will include killer pumpkin-themed creations like Pumpkin Maple Bacon and Pumpking...

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$25

Two Brothers Wobble IPA Preview Party

After months of research and development, Two Brothers Brewing Company is happy to announce that they've come up with a new year round IPA; Wobble – an India Pale Ale that "wobbles" on the edge of really hoppy. The Bar on Buena is excited to host a preview party featuring this newest creation. Every pint...

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Barley’s Angels Chicago Field Trip To Penrose Brewing!

We all have taken field trips in grade school or during summer camps, but I’m pretty sure you’ve never experienced one quite like this! The Chicago Chapter of Barley’s Angels is excited to head into a fall season of fun beer drinking with a field trip to Penrose Brewing in Geneva, IL on Monday, September...

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$12

Fountainhead Presents… Oktoberfest On The Roof

The time has come again to roll out the barrels for Fountainhead’s 4th annual Oktoberfest! This year will feature some incredible Oktoberfest Beer selections—both foreign and domestic. Plus, Chef Cleetus will have some amazing & delicious specials on the menu to pair with the Oktoberfest brews. Prices for beer range from $6-$10. For the first...

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Versatile Pinot Noirs: Free Wine Battle and Tasting

During this event hosted by Pizza Rustica and Cream Wine Company, guests are invited to sip their way through beautifully complex, tremendously broad-ranged Pinot Noirs and compare the main Pinot Noir regions: Washington, California and France. As one of the most versatile food wines in the world, Pinot Noir is the perfect wine to enjoy...

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Cooking Up A Cure Brings Together Chicago Celebrity Chefs For Scleroderma

Chicago’s top chefs are teaming up for the sixth annual delicious event to support the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation and promote continued research into a cure for the disease.

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$125

Tea & Coffee Infusions Truffle-Making Party At Katherine Anne Confections

Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, is preparing for cooler weather with a tea and coffee inspired truffle-making party! Join Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista, for special evening of chocolate-making, wine and light appetizers. Guest will be provided with truffle recipes that include coffee from Ipsento and tea from SenTeaMental Moods. This event will teach...

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$60

Meet the Artist & Walk-around Wine Tasting at Pizza Rustica

Pizza Rustica, a rustic northern Italian eatery serving inspired, creative and authentic cuisine, is excited to host Meet the Artist  & Walk- around wine tasting! Guests are invited to admire the current art exhibit throughout the restaurant while enjoying a free wine tasting. Beautiful oil on canvas paintings from Pizza Rustica’s current artist, Jill Worm,...

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Green Metropolis Fair Fall Harvest!

  Once again, Chicago’s Green Metropolis Fair will bring the local conscious community together on September 14, 2014, for an all-new event: Fall Harvest Fair. This brand new event will be held for the first time at Lake View High School, 4015 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL and will focus on fall-specific activities, as well...

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Beer & Spirit Tasting Fundraiser At The Bar On Buena

The Bar on Buena, a neighborhood bar with a great beer selection, fun food and an inviting atmosphere, is excited to host the 7th Annual Beer and Spirits Tasting to benefit the Women's Health Initiative at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Guests will enjoy tastings from nearly 80 craft, import and spirit brands poured by the experts!...

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$40

Forbidden Root Beer Cocktails Tour Continues At The Bad Apple

This summer, Good Beer Hunting and Forbidden Root, a new Chicago-based brewery which has just come to the market with a line of innovative botanic craft beers, are teaming up for a Botanic Beer Cocktail Tour featuring some of the best beer-focused cocktail programs in the city. The last stop on the tour is Bad...

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Forbidden Root at Morton Arboretum

Forbidden Root is excited to be a part of a farm-to-table dinner at Morton Arboretum! On Friday, August 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., guests can experience an elegant outdoor dining setting surrounded by natural beauty. This one-of-a-kind, 4-course meal features fresh, local ingredients expertly prepared and served under the Arboretum’s new White Pine Pavilion. Come for...

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$90

Forbidden Root Beer Cocktail Tour

This summer, Good Beer Hunting and Forbidden Root are teaming up for a Botanic Beer Cocktail Tour featuring some of the best beer-focused cocktail programs in the city.

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$15

Lambruscos: Frizzante Reds of Central Italy

Guests are invited to sip their way through the Central Italy with the delightful, summery, slightly sparkling reds from Modena, Parma & Emilia Romagna, Italy at this free wine tasting event hosted by Pizza Rustica & Heritage Wine Cellars.

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