With so many things to do in Chicago, it’s easy to miss something. It’s also easy to stay home and watch Netflix. Get out of house and off campus and head to one of these hot (or cool, but under the radar) events happening over the next two weeks.
Chicago Dance Month
April 1-30, 2017, Various Locations
All month long, celebrate Chicago’s dance community with discounted or free events, classes, and performances of every genre, including ballet, African dance, circus arts, tap, modern, musical theater, and even fitness.
Price: Varies (Free & Paid)
April 2-3, 2017, Logan Theater, Logan Square
Take your experience with cocktails beyond drinking them and learn everything there is to know about the concoctions (which, fun fact, were invented right here in Chicago during Prohibition).
Price: $100 for the weekend, $50 per day, or buy individual sessions for $15 each
Midwest Rum Festival
April 8, 2017, Logan Square Auditorium, Logan Square
Try over 50 different types of rum, sip cocktails, and take Master Classes all afternoon. ChiBus Tip (CBT): Go to http://clktr4ck.com/2ow7 and use promo code “TASTINGS” for 50% off.
Price: $35 for one ticket, $65 for two with link (so bring a friend!)
Handmade Market Chicago
April 8, 2017, Empty Bottle, Ukrainian Village
Before it closes for the summer, stop by, grab a mimosa, and browse the handmade work of over 30 artists, including jewelry, clothing, candles, and paper goods. It’s the perfect place to pick up a special gift for a loved one or for yourself (after all, you got through another Chicago winter!)
Old Style Chicago Pizza Summit
April 9, 2017, The Chop Shop & 1st Ward, Wicker Park
All you can eat pizza, 5 beer tickets, and a commemorative Old Style pizza-shaped plate all for $35? Count us in. Attend one of two sessions (starting at either 2:00 and 5:00 pm) and join 1,000 other pizza aficionados for hours of pizza bliss while live DJs play in the background. CBT: If sold out, check the Facebook event page for people selling tickets.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
April 12, 2017, Harris Theater, Millennium Park
The Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast is hitting the road with it’s first live show in the Midwest. Hosted by Linda Holmes, the show will include panelists Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon, along with VIP guests Sam Sanders, and W. Kamau Bell, discussing all the hot gossip relating to books, movies, music, television, and anything else that gets people riled up.