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9 Sep - Guide to Chicago: September 9 -15

Chicago Local Guides

Windy City Wine Festival

9/9, FRIDAY, 4:30pm: Kick off your weekend in Chicago with a lovely wine tasting. Not only will you be able to sample over 300+ wines from around the world, but you’ll also get to indulge in out-of-this-world dishes from some of Chicago’s best restaurants. (From $35+, depending on ticket type)

Chicago Walking Tour + Renegade Craft Fair

9/10, SATURDAY, 10:30am: The best explorers travel by foot. Discover the hidden gems, incredible architecture and personality-filled neighborhoods of Chicago with Freehand on our walking tour. (Free)

9/10, SATURDAY, 11am: After exploring the city, head over to Division Street and snag some handcrafted goods from one of the 400 artisans at Chicago’s largest independent showcase of modern craft & design. DJs, food and drink on deck! (Free)

Chocolate Tour of Chicago + Chicago Heritage BBQ

9/11, SUNDAY, 12pm: Chocolate is the ultimate heartthrob. In fact, eating chocolate actually improves cardiovascular health. So make your heart happy and discover Chicago’s chocolatiers along Magnificent Mile! ($50)

9/11, SUNDAY, 3pm: Taste Chicago’s heritage and support local agriculture and charity at Conchonn555’s BBQ event. Top chefs, pit masters and bomb mixologists will lead the way to a day smoked, pulled and battered to perfection. ($105)

Harvest Basket Weaving

9/12, MONDAY, 6pm: Make this year’s fall decor more unique than the last by making your own! Bring in the new season by learning to weave a basket with Fabric, Fiber & Finds — all materials included. ($34)

Terrarium Making Workshop + Karaoke

9/13, TUESDAY, 6pm: Go green this Tuesday and create your own terrarium with designer Laura Mae Noble at Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery — all materials are included, but wine is highly encouraged. ($70)

Mortar & Pestle Pig Roast Dinner + Air Hockey Tournament

9/14, WEDNESDAY, 6:30pm: Sometimes, you just gotta eat with your hands and get barbecue sauce all over your face. If you can’t get enough BBQ, hit up this all-inclusive pig roast dinner to indulge in some of the best in Chicago. ($65)

9/14, WEDNESDAY, 8pm: When was the last time you had an epic air hockey tournament? Grab your crew and head over to Emporium Arcade for a good ol’ air hockey throw down and channel your inner teenager! (Free)

Farmers Markets + Tacoteqa at The Broken Shaker

9/15, THURSDAY, 7am: Freshen up your Thursday with some organic eats from Chicago’s longest running Farmer’s Market at Daly Plaza. (Free)

9/15, THURSDAY, 9pm: Don’t forget to check out this week’s  Tacoteqa menu served by our expert chefs from The Broken Shaker! We’ll have exclusive tacos, queso-filled quesadillas, insanely good cocktails and the best beats on deck. (Free entry)