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18 Nov - Guide to Chicago: November 18 – 24

Chicago Local Guides

Eat Your Greens: DJ Major Taylor

FRIDAY, 11/18, 10pm: Our homie DJ Major Taylor is back and ready to groove! Join us this Friday as he takes over the den and fills it with hip-hop, funk and R&B tracks all night. Grab your crew, some cocktails and let’s kick it. (Free)

Chicago River Cruise + Alice & Wonder + Vo Jewlery Pop-up + DJ Set: Adam Luksetich 

SATURDAY, 11/19, 10am: Start your weekend discovering the Windy City from Lake Michigan! The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s River Cruise has been named the top tour in Chicago and one of the best tours in the U.S. Learn the true story of our lovely city, and observe over 50 different iconic buildings. ($44)

SATURDAY, 11/19, 3pm: After the tour, get started on your holiday shopping (or treat yo’self) — Alice & Wonder and Vo Jewelry are popping up at Freehand Chicago! Snag some trendy new digs, handmade jewelry, or both! (Free)

SATURDAY, 11/19, 10pm: Ready for a dope Saturday night party? Meet us in the den for a DJ set by Adam Luksetich! Come for a night of good vibes, good cocktails, good music, good people and great times. (Free)

Vintage Garage Chicago Holiday Market

SUNDAY, 11/20, 10am: Looking to find some vintage goodies? Head over to North Broadway St. to explore over 100 vendors at the vintage garage holiday open air market! Stock up on antiques, records, vintage digs and more. ($5 admission)

Typography Workshop + Industry Night

MONDAY, 11/21, 2pm: The bests gifts are the ones with a touch of love and character. Head over to Tandem Felix Letterpress to learn the basics of typesetting and composing at this typography workshop! Craft your own beautiful holiday cards/posters using a 1950s sign press. ($20)

MONDAY, 11/21, 6pm: Calling all industry peeps (and their friends)! We’re thankful for you – so join us for an early Thanksgiving feast featuring glazed turkey legs and seasonal cocktails brought to you by Angostura limited. (Free)

Comedy Night at The Laugh Factory

TUESDAY, 11/22, 7:30pm: Get your dose of humor this Tuesday at The Laugh Factory! Enjoy free stand up from ten of the best acts in Chicago, some drinks and all around good vibes. (Free)

Chriskindlmarket at Daly Plaza + BK’s Blackout Wednesday

WEDNESDAY, 11/23, 11am: Get in the holiday spirit at the Chriskindlmarket at Daly Plaza! Grab your crew and get a taste of Germany in Chicago—hand-blown ornaments (exclusive to Chriskindlmarket), beer steins, nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, clothes, jewelry and more are available to everyone. (Free entry)

WEDNESDAY, 11/23, 10pm: Groove into your Thanksgiving with a funky DJ Set. BK will be serving up the ones and twos while Broken Shaker serves up Kanye & Jay-Z themed cocktails (with Kanye Brava and Tom Ford’s gin.) (Free)

Thanksgiving Parade

THURSDAY, 11/24, 8am: Chicago’s annual Thanksgiving Parade is here! Bring your friends and family and swoon over the loads of balloons, bands and floats marching up State Street. Let’s give thanks to the good times this year. (Free entry)