30 Sep - Guide to Chicago: September 30 – October 6
DJ Will Galvan at The Broken Shaker
FRIDAY, 9/30, 9pm: Kick off your weekend with a jam ‘sesh from DJ Will Galvan at The Shaker! There’ll be good vibes, great drinks and awesome records spinning all night! (Free)
Bacon & Beer Classic at Soldier Field
SATURDAY, 10/1, 11am: Bacon + beer = the perfect combination. Grab tickets and head over to Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, for the ultimate beer festival. With over 50 bacon-infused dishes, 100+ craft beer and cider samples all from local chefs and breweries, games and contests — you won’t want to miss this event. ($69+)
Bartender’s Brunch + Illume Chicago
SUNDAY, 10/2, 6:30pm: The famous international photography contest, Red Bull Illume, is having its fourth edition in Chicago! Explore the lightboxes showcasing the finalists’ work side by side Millennium Monument and the Bean. (Free entry)
SUNDAY, 10/2, 5pm: Calling all bartenders! Come celebrate your love for mixology over an upside down brunch. The Dogma Group will be mixing up specialty cocktails while Chef Marcos of Black Bull Chicago cooks up the goods. (Free entry)
Must-See Chicago Walking Tour
MONDAY, 10/3, 2pm: Start your week with some city exploration. Join Chicago Architecture Foundation for a 90-minute walking tour and experience some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks! ($20)
Free Stand-up at The Laugh Factory
TUESDAY, 10/4, 7:30pm: Laughing is free—so is this Tuesday’s comedy show. Bring some humor into your week and enjoy standup from over ten different comedians, hosted by Rebecca O’Neal at The Laugh Factory.
Chicago Premiere: Bakersfield Mist
WEDNESDAY, 10/5, 7:30pm: TimeLine presents the Chicago premiere of the play Baskersfield Mist. The hilarious true story of an unemployed bartender who got her hands on what she believes to be a masterpiece worth millions by Jackson Pollock. Head to Stage 773 to watch this authentic and provocative story unfold.
Wine Under Glass at Garfield Park Conservatory + Glass Animals
THURSDAY, 10/6, 6pm: This Thursday, the nation’s largest and most stunning conservatories is hosting a celebration of wine and food! Grab tickets and head over to Garfield Park Conservatory after hours to sample artisan wines from family-owned vineyards paired with local food from some of Chicago’s finest chefs! All proceeds go to the conservatory’s alliance. ($75-$85)
THURSDAY, 10/6, 8pm: The incredibly good Indie rock band from Oxford, Glass Animals, are in Chicago! Grab tickets and head over to The Riviera in Chicago’s historical theater district to experience the synthy-goodness of Glass Animals live! ($35).