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4 Nov - Guide to Chicago: November 4-10

Chicago Local Guides

Dan Maloney DJ Set

FRIDAY, 11/4, 10pm: It’s feel-good Friday! Join us in the Broken Shaker for cocktails and a vinyl jam sesh from Chicago’s own, Dan Maloney. He’ll be throwing down dope hip-hop/soul/funk tracks till close! Grab your crew and get your good vibes on. (Free)

Chicago Walking Tour + Mac and Cheese Fest

SATURDAY, 11/5, 10am: Want to see Chicago like a local? Meet us in the lobby at 10:30am for a free escorted walking tour of The Windy City! Check out some of our most fascinating landmarks and personality-filled neighborhoods. We’ll start in River North, head South to the loop and wrap back around again! (Free)

SATURDAY, 11/5, 12pm or 6pm: Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food and this Saturday, you can try tons of gourmet variations! Head over to UIC and indulge in the cheesiest celebration ever! Don’t feel guilty about indulging in all the carbs you can imagine, portions of the proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. ($65)

Chicago Food Truck Festival

SUNDAY, 11/6, 10am: Craving lobster? Mexican? Grilled cheese? Cupcakes? All of the above? Get whatever munchies you’re craving at the Chicago Food Truck Festival at Northerly Island. Have a delicious Sunday Funday. ($5)

Listen Local at Slippery Slope

MONDAY, 11/7, 10pm: Some of the best musicians out there have come out of The Windy City. Get a taste of Chicago’s music scene at Slippery Slope this Monday with performances by Hawley, Bunny and Dam Gaila! Combine good music with $1 beers and free skee ball and you’ve got yourself an amazing Monday night! (Free entry)

Happy Hour at the Broken Shaker

TUESDAY, 11/8, 4pm: We never limit happy to an hour at Freehand Chicago. Join our expert mixologists for Happy Hour at the Broken Shaker! Come through for $7 dailies, punch & dealer’s choices, $5 wine & draft beer from 4-6pm! (Free entry)

Foals at The Riviera Theater

WEDNESDAY, 11/9, 6pm: The Riviera Theater has an epic show in store for you on Wednesday! The fantastic post-punk indie rock band Bear Hands is opening for the crazy good UK natives, Foals. Don’t miss your chance to see these completely rad bands hit the stage! Snag tickets today. ($30)

Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination + Tacoteqa

THURSDAY, 11/10, 10am: Immerse yourself in Diana Thater’s film and video installations that will take you on a journey through the natural habitats of animals under the sea! The Sympathetic Imagination at the MCA simulates underwater environments including the way animals perceive it — dive in! ($12 suggested admission)

THURSDAY, 11/10, 9pm: Thursday’s at Freehand Chicago mean one thing: tacos, quesadillas, cocktails and disco tunes! The Shaker will be serving up the Tactoteqa goods all night, come by and get your fix!