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Guide To Chicago: March 31 – April 6

Chicago Local Guides

Move Your Mule DJ Set + Baconfest + Big Sean

FRIDAY, 3/31, 10pm: Two of our favorite guys in the city are back on the tables tonight at Freehand Chicago! #MoveYourMule starts at 10PM, get yourselves ready for that #ShakerLife. (No Cover)

FRIDAY, 3/31, 7:30pm: Rediscover your love of bacon with unlimited bacon dishes from over 40+ incredible Chicago chefs at Baconfest! Plus, a portion of proceeds go to ending hunger in Chicagoland. ($60)

FRIDAY, 3/31, 7:30pm: Last night we took an L, but tonight we bounce back! Catch Big Sean playing at the Aragon Ballroom performing with special guest Madeintyo. ($85)

Walking Tour + Jazz In The Den + Bacon Fest + Kevin Hsia DJ Set

SATURDAY, 4/1, 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, 4/1, 11am: Come join us for Brunch Jazz in the Den with the Thor Jenson Group! Thor Jensen is a New York guitarist with a unique sound that seamlessly integrates his masterful technique with the styles that influence him, from Gypsy Jazz to Rock and Roll, Blues, Country and Funk. Featuring Thor Jensen on guitar, Nick Anderson on drums, and Ari Folman-Cohen on bass. (Free Entry)

SATURDAY, 4/1, 7pmBaconfest continues, and this time our very own Chef Jonathon Meyer will be participating and serving up some of our signature Freehand dishes! Enjoy all you can eat bacon creations made by Chicago’s greatest chefs. ($60)

SATURDAY, 4/1, 10pm: Multimedia producer, DJ, & curator of Wine & Vinyl, Kevin Hsia will be playing a DJ set at Freehand Chicago! Come by for some April Fool’s Day soul, funk, R&B, and disco. (No Cover)

Logan Squarist Sunday Brunch + Crystal Fighters

SUNDAY, 4/2, 11amLogan Squarist Sunday Brunch kicks off with a complimentary brunch, coffee, mimosas and bloody marys! After you’ve noshed on delicious breakfast nibbles, Antique to Chic will offer a quick lesson in reupholstering a chair. Antique to Chic offers a wide variety of one-of-a-kind restored, reupholstered and quality vintage furnishings, custom painted furniture, home accessories, collectibles and handmade gifts. ($15)

SUNDAY, 4/2, 7pm: Crystal Fighters are playing at Concord Music Hall! Combining electronic synths with folk rhythms, this UK-based band is something entirely new. ($20)

NCAA Championship Viewing Party + Half Off Whiskey at East Room

MONDAY, 4/3, 6pm: #MarchMadness has finally come to an end! Watch the NCAA Championship Final at Tonic Room and hope for some buzzer beater action. (Free Entry)

MONDAY, 4/3, 9pm: Got a case of the Mondays? Enjoy 1/2 Priced Whiskey and $5 cocktails at the East Room. On top of that, a DJ will be spinning the throwbacks on the turntables for you to kick it. (No Cover)

Sweat To Inspire + Old Style Beer Pizza Party

TUESDAY, 4/4, 6:30pm#SweatToInspire is a networking event with badass women and a killer workout on Equal Pay Day. Join the #Sweatwork and hear from motivational speakers including Sarah Spain, Sarah Ames, Emily Hutchins, and Soren Buchanan. ($40)

TUESDAY, 4/4, 9pm: The historical Old Style sign is back once again in its rightful place and they’re celebrating with a free beer and pizza party! They’ll be settling the age old dispute of thin crust vs. deep dish with thin crust repped by team Boiler Room while Gino’s East holds down the deep dish squad. DJ Situps and DJ Dustin Drase will be providing the tunes for this epic throw down. Entry is free, pizza is free, and first Old Style is free for the first 50 people through the door. (Free Entry)

Soul Bowl Silent Yoga + Bowling

WEDNESDAY, 4/5, 7pm: Bender is back in town with Soul Bowl! This spring, they’re hosting a series of “silent” yoga events along with a bowling session! Get ready to flow and roll with a session of “silent” vinyasa yoga and bowling. All music and instruction will be played over “Sound Off” wireless glowing LED headphones. Once you’ve stretched out and relaxed, you’ll be ready to roll strikes in the bowling alley. ($25)

Dream Catcher Class + All Night Space Jam

THURSDAY, 4/6, 1pm: Join Sin Clarity Clothing for a handcrafted DIY Dream Catcher Class! Sip on Shaker Punch, munch on pastries and learn to make your own dream catcher. All supplies included, plus one complimentary cocktail of your choice with ticket purchase! ($45)

THURSDAY, 4/6, 9pm: East Room Presents Space Jam, an evening jam of rap and funk! Featuring DJ Esteban La Groue on the tables, this is your perfect Thursday night pre-game. (No Cover)