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Guide To Chicago: April 7 – April 13

Chicago Local Guides

General Assembly Women’s Breakfast + Tacoteqa + Noleian Reusse DJ Set

FRIDAY, 4/7, 8am: Join us for our Women in Tech Breakfast with General Assembly! The morning will consist of light bites and coffee, lightning talks and time to connect with highly-respected women in the Chicago tech scene. Learn how to thrive in this growing field! (Free Entry)

FRIDAY, 4/7, 10pm: Join us each week for when we transform Café Integral into Tacoteqa, a late night taco shop open Friday through Saturday. Our menu changes weekly with seasonal offerings including tacos, elote, pozole, as well as a selection of rotating cocktails including margaritas, agua frescas and more. (No Cover)

FRIDAY, 4/7, 10pm: Your Saturday night jam sesh’ is with Noleian Reusse in the den. Come hang for rad tunes and Shaker cocktails. (No Cover)

Walking Tour + Chicago Art & Design Show + Tacoteqa + Scotty McNeice DJ Set

SATURDAY, 4/8, 10:30am: Explore The Windy City with Freehand on a free escorted Walking Tour through Chicago’s most fascinating landmarks and neighborhoods. The tour last for about 2 hours, starting in River North heading south to the loop and then wrapping back around. Admission is limited to 15 people, so RSVP early! (Free)

SATURDAY, 4/8, 10am-5pm: Explore the Chicago Art & Design Show, which features extraordinary work from local furniture designers, graphic designers, interior designers, photographers and much more. (Free)

SATURDAY, 4/8, 10pm: Come by Cafe Integral on Saturday night for some of the best tacos in the city. Feeling hungry? Our weekly Tacoteqa pop-up is guaranteed late night satisfaction. (No Cover)

SATURDAY, 4/8, 10pmScotty McNeice from Uncanned Music is curating the soundtrack to your Saturday night jam session. Meet us in the den for a sick set by Uncanned Music’s resident music lover. (No Cover)

Open Mic Night + Old Style Pizza Summit

SUNDAY, 4/9, 11amEveryone has an inner rock star that’s just dying to be let out — good news, your time to shine has finally arrived! Take the stage at Open Mic Night and unleash your inner musician. Hosted by two of our very own Jedd & Jack! (No Cover)

SUNDAY, 4/9, 6pm: A ticket to the Old Style Pizza Summit includes all you can eat pizza, 5 beer tickets good for Old Style or Old Style Light beer, and a limited edition commemorative Old Style pizza shaped plate. Get your fill of some historic ‘za and some classic brew. ($35)

100% Off Bands + Monday Night Dinner with Nico Osteria

MONDAY, 4/10, 7pm: Join chef Nico Osteria for a curated Monday Night Dinner featuring a five course meal paired with Hopewell beers. A few special treats are also in store, including a walk through of the brewery at the end of the meal. ($50)

MONDAY, 4/10, 8pm100% Off Bands is the cheapest legit show in town. Check out Soft Jolt, ONYOU, and Le Tour as they kick up a fuss at Schubas. Drink specials include $2 Old Styles and $3 Red Bulls. (Free)

Kishi Bashi + FORM: Art + Floral

TUESDAY, 4/11, 6pmFORM: Art + Floral is a one night event that is a different take on your classic gallery exhibit. Florists and artists are paired up to work together to create a one-of-a-kind exhibit of visual mastery based off of a theme. ($25)

TUESDAY, 4/11, 7:30pm: With the help of producer, Grizzly Bear and drummer Matt Chamberlain from of Montreal, Kishi Bashi has created his most personal and artistically adventurous work to date. Catch him live at Thalia Hall. ($18)

Pop Culture Happy Hour w/ NPR + Glass Lux & Fee Lion

WEDNESDAY, 4/12, 8pmNPR’s pop culture roundtable podcast, Pop Culture Happy Hour, comes to the Harris Theater for its first live show in the Midwest. ($45)

WEDNESDAY, 4/12, 9pmGlass Lux & Fee Lion headline the East Room along with Sunmachine and Pink Machine DJ’s. Get down to the sounds of the rock n’ roll underground. ($15)

Pop-up Printing Party

THURSDAY, 4/13, 6:30pm: Pop-up Printing Party choose from a selection of images and learn to screen print on either a tote bag or tea towel. A local artist will guide you through the process and you’ll go home with your own hand-printed item. ($45)