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1 Sep - Guide to Chicago: September 2-8

Chicago Local Guides

Food Truck Friday + Cupcake Tour

9/2, FRIDAY, 11am: Start your weekend off the right way — with great food and rockin’ tunes at The Mart Food Trucks! (Free entry)

9/2, FRIDAY, 12pm: Don’t forget dessert! This Cupcake Tour will lead you to the finest culinary artisans & dessert boutiques in Chicago and inevitably satisfy any sweet tooth. ($50)

The Great American Lobster Fest

9/3, SATURDAY, 12pm: All aboard The Spirit of Chicago! Bring your bibs, appetite and camera for this Chicago seafood tradition — making every seafood lover’s dreams come true. ($140)

Chicago Jazz Festival + Ciders & Sliders + Adam Lukseitch

9/4, SUNDAY, 11:30am: Have a swanky Sunday afternoon in Millennium Park at the Chicago Jazz Festival! 15 talented musicians will be on deck so you can be-bop, shuffle and slide your way through the day. (Free)

9/4, SUNDAY, 3pm: When you’re all jazzed out, hit up North Mayfair to taste up to 15 specialty ciders  and indulge in endless amounts of sliders — bring your appetite. ($20)

9/4, SUNDAY, 10pm: Our friend Adam Lukseitch is back in Chicago to DJ your #SundayFunday. Come by The Den to get your groove on!

Taste of Polonia + 100 Proof Comedy Show

9/5, MONDAY, 12pm: Kick-off the non-stop fun of your Labor Day weekend in Copernicus Center with a cultural festival featuring over 30 live bands, casinos and authentic Polish food & drink! ($10)

9/5, MONDAY, 8pm: Did you know laughing helps you live longer? Let some of the best comics from around Chicago make you laugh out loud this Labor Day. ($10)

Jessica Stockholder: Roses Inclination Installation

9/6, TUESDAY, 10am: Start your day with some inspiration from Jessica Stockholder — explore how this artist turned the ordinary to the extraordinary with her series installation in the Smart Museum! (Free)

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

9/7, WEDNESDAY, 6pm: Get crafty with our friends from Modern Macrame & Foxtail + Moss and learn to build your own plant hanger from start to finish. Snacks, drinks and supplies all included — but please bring your own ceramic pot to set your plant in. ($175)

Macrame Wall Hanger Workshop + Tacoteqa

9/8, THURSDAY, 6pm: Learn the art of knot-tying and create your own unique macrame decorations with Modern Macrame & Foxtail + Moss in the Freehand penthouse this Thursday. Snacks, drinks and supplies all included. ($175)

9/8, THURSDAY, 9pm: It’s Taco Thursday at The Shaker! Stop by for some late night tacos, quesadillas, cocktails and disco tunes.