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16 Sep - Guide to Chicago: September 16 – 22

Chicago Local Guides

Lost Girls Vintage Pop-Up Shop + Elad DJ Set

9/16, FRIDAY, 4pm: Looking for an awesome Riot fest outfit? Stop by that dope bright orange ‘76 Dodge RV and get your vintage digs from the trendy ladies of Lost Girls Vintage. (Free)

9/16, FRIDAY, 10pm: Start your weekend off with some great tunes courtesy of The Shaker’s very own Maccabi! Containing only the hits, this DJ Set will be nothing short of fantastic. (Free)

West Loop Art Festival + DJ Will Gavan at The Broken Shaker

9/17, SATURDAY, 11am: Get a taste of  Chicago’s art scene and explore a fusion of high end designs, rockin’ music and local food vendors at the West Loop Art festival. ($10 suggested donation)

9/17, SATURDAY,  9pm: After exploring the work of over 167 talented artists, head over to The Broken Shaker for a DJ set put on by our very own Will Galvan. Great music, rousing drinks and good vibes flowing all night! (Free)

Riot Fest

9/18, SUNDAY, 11am: Summer may have ended, but that doesn’t stop Chicago’s festivals from rockin’ on. Grab your crew and festival attire and head over to Douglas Park to jam out with legendary artists like The Misfits, Jake Bugg, Joey Bada$$ and Bad Religion and so many more. ($84.98)

Culinary Fight Club: Chicago Grillin’

9/19, MONDAY, 6pm: The heat is on at Navy Pier this Monday as 4 culinary warriors compete to win best burger. Tickets include free beer for 1 hour, a voting ballot for chef samples and a chance to make a difference in the world—all proceeds benefit Fight2Feed. ($40)

Pre-game WeWork Boat Cruise

9/20, TUESDAY, 6:30pm: Join us with the WeWork Crew this evening to pre-game the exclusive Rock The Boat Cruise! This event is complete with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres during the first hour, breathtaking views and some of the city’s most influential & inspiring young professionals. Freehand guests get a 25% discount on tickets when using the code freehand25. 


9/21, WEDNESDAY, 9pm: If you didn’t catch the MOVITS! on The Colbert Show, you’ll be able to experience their totally catchy sound first-hand this Wednesday in The Den. This Swedish trio combines swing, hip-hop and jazz—a mixture that will inevitably get you groovin’! (Free)

Hurricane Bianca Opening Night + Tacoteqa

9/22, THURSDAY, 7:30pm: Get ready to laugh this Thursday! The Reeling Film Festival is kicking off with a premiere of Hurricane Bianca, the hilarious dragtastic comedy featuring comedian Roy Haylock.

9/22, THURSDAY, 10pm: After movie night, enjoy specialty cocktails and incredibly delicious tacos served up by The Broken Shaker! We’ll be eating, drinking and kickin’ it to disco tunes from 10pm to close at Tacoteqa.