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ADDICTED Chicago’s Springtime in Chicago
Springtime in Chicago is one of my favorite seasons! I wanted to give you a guide for these next couple of months that would offer a different view of Chicago that you may not have seen before. The events below offer unique tours, gorgeous art and exhibits, unique galleries, quirky dinners, and some of my favorite boutiques. So whether you’re visiting Chicago for the first time or you’re a native, try something new and hopefully enjoy our gorgeous city from a fresh perspective! Xoxo ADDICTED Chicago


ART
Galerie F Pop-Up Show
For one night only Galerie F, The Owl, Impala Sound Champions & Parliament Tapes present The Chicano Outsider Art of Omar Gervacio. This will be the only public viewing of Omar Gervacio’s ballpoint pen on fabric for Champions of Sound mix tape #3 so don’t miss out! Enjoy music from Impala Sound Champions & Parliament Tapes and drinks from Brooklyn Brewery.
Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Place: Galerie F-2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

The Chicago Arts Industry Mixer
Universal Creativity League invites you every 3rd Thursday of the month to “Tomorrow’s Creativity,” a group of artists from all areas of “the arts” networking event. Mingle with local artists in fashion, film, music, theater, visual arts, and culinary areas. Enjoy music, networking activities, live visual arts, fashion projects, and drink specials.
Date: Wednesday, April 17th
Time: 7pm
Place: Blokes & Birds Chicago-3343 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.
Price: $10 online, $15 at the door
 
Rise Art Showcase & Party
The Numbered Days puts on one heck of an event. View work from 30 top emerging artists and listen and see to live music acts and performers from: Gemini Club, Team Bayside High, Paper Thick Walls, Collaboraction, Clash Gordon, Dance Crash, Jessie Young Blood, Smile the Documentary, Spoken Word Poets, and Kyle Garner. 
Date: Saturday, April 20th 
Time: 8pm-1am
Place: Lacuna Artist Loft Studios-2150 South Canalport, Chicago, IL. 
Age: 21+ 
Price: $30 
Facebook Invite


GOONS WORLD
Come to the opening of GOONS WORLD and view the world premier of GOONS WORLD, an animated film shown exclusively at Galerie F. Goons is a Chicago-based street artist whose work is both playful and imaginative. Learn more about Goons from ADDICTED Chicago’s interview “Behind The Paste.”
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 6pm
Place: Galerie F-2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

First Friday May: Fiesta
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago holds a unique social-networking event every first Friday of the month. Tickets include museum admission, live entertainment, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is available until 9:30pm.
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago-220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: General admission $18, Advance tickets $14, MCA members $10
Age: 21+


COMEDY
The Lincoln Lodge Comedy Show
The Lincoln Lodge is now in its 13th season! Taking place every Friday, the stand up comedy and variety showcase offers a fresh lineup of stand up comedians and variety music to keep
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 9pm
Place: The Lincoln Lodge-4008 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: $10
 

The One-Year Anniversary of Creative Control
Hosted by Joe McAdam, Creative Control is a comedy and music variety show taking place the last Friday of every month at Saki. On Friday, April 26th join Creative Control as they celebrate their one-year anniversary. Comedians include: Mike Sheehan, Junior Stopka, Caitlin Bergh, Paul Thomas, Andrew Smreker, and more.
Enjoy music from Joe & Otis as well as Gabe Liebowitz. BYOB.
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 8pm
Place: Saki-3716 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
Shit Show
Hosted by Rasa and Ever Mainard, The Shit Show is a free, monthly comedy show featuring hilarious comedians from near and far. This months Shit Show is extra special. Celebrate Rasa’s birthday month and enjoy comedy from comedians: Drew Frees, Jeff Hanson, Keith Peasel, Shannon Cason, Will Miles, Cullen Crawford, and Ever Mainard.
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 8:30pm
Place: The Shambles Chicago-2050 West Division, Chicago, IL.
Price: FREE
 
Congrats on Your Success
Don’t miss Congrats on Your Success, a free, byob comedy show that takes place every first Thursday of the month. Enjoy free beer courtesy of Powell Brew.
May 2nd will feature a hilarious lineup of entertainment. Those performing include: coYS producer Charlie Rohrer, Lev Kalmens, Katie McVay, Natalie Jose, and Mike Stanley.
Date: Thursday, May 2nd
Time: 7pm-9pm
Place: Uncharted Books-2630 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL. (right off the Logan Square Blue Line)
Price: FREE (donations encouraged)
Age: All ages (children not suggested)


FASHION
Knee Deep Vintage April Midnight Sale
Enjoy 20 to 50 percent off clothing, choose from gorgeous new spring inventory, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-midnight
Place: Knee Deep Vintage-1452 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL
Second Friday at Pilsen Vintage and Thrift
View work by local artist Brett Manning, shop a brand new mens section, and enjoy at least 20% off items.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm
Place: Pilsen Vintage and Thrift
SAIC Presents Fashion 2013
On May 3rd Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade comes alive with style, glamour, and fashion showcasing the masterpieces of the fashion students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. SAIC celebrates their 79th annual fashion show as well as recognizing designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte with the Legend of Fashion Award and Melissa Sage Fadim with the Heart of Fashion Award. The runway show will showcase over 300 original garments made by SAIC undergraduate students in the prestigious Fashion Design Program.
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time and Price: 9am is a general admission dress rehearsal ($40 tickets). 12pm and 3pm shows are general admission seating ($75 tickets).
Place: Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade
“Wonderland” Spring Brunch & Fashion Show
Join The Chicago House in celebrating its 26th Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show. Chicago House is the first organization to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS. Proceeds go towards supporting this wonderful organization. The brunch will feature three courses, a silent auctions, and a fashion show featuring local designers and boutiques. See spring looks from AZZA, Cram, Bonobos, Lulu’s on The Avenue, Suit Supply, Ramsey Prince Designs, and Ricorso.
Date: Sunday, May 5th
Time: Noon-3:30pm
Place: Harold Washington Library, Winter Garden Ballroom-400 South State Street
Price: Garden seating $200, Runway Seating $300
Champagne Saturday With Cityblue
Spend your Saturday sipping on bubbly and enjoying some great fashion. Old Town’s Cityblue Apparel and Denim joins RM Champagne Salon to bring you a party filled with shopping, a runway show, and bubbly. Find the perfect outfit from stylist and owner Mallory Ulaszek. 
Date: Saturday, May 18th 
Time: Noon-2pm (fashion presentations every 20 minutes) 
Place: RM Champagne Salon-116 N. Green St., Chicago, IL. 
Price: $15 (includes 2 glasses of champagne paired with RM’s macaroons). All guests are entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate to RM Salon as well as other fabulous prizes. 
RSVP: cityblueRSVP@bettiebompr.com

Wed Local
Support your local community and attend The ‘Wed Local Wicker Park Bucktown’ Expo & Wedding Guide Showcase. Local businesses will come together at The Double Door to bring you the very best in wedding gowns, catering options, and more.
Participating businesses include: Alliance Bakery, Anticipation Events, Artemis Counseling, Atomic Arts Studio, Bachelor’s Button Vintage, Big Star, Bonobos, Chicago Vintage Weddings, The Dailey Method, Elevenzees, Fotio, Jane’s Restaurant, JGM Makeup, Maypole Studios Photography, Momoko Photography, Paper Cinemas, Pistil & Vine, Radiance Fine Jewelry, Red Door, Ryan Moore Photography, Tweedle Press, & more! Click HERE for full list.
Date: Sunday, May 19th
Time: 11am-2pm
Place: The Double Door - 1572 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.


FILM
Bert Stern: Original Mad Man
Don’t miss the Chicago premiere of Bert Stern: Original Mad Man. A man of many talents, Bern Stern was a visionary who photographed such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and many more. He later worked with Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine and also directed “Jazz On A Summer’s Day.” Learn about this amazing man and the secrets he left behind.
Date: Friday, April 12th-Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th
Time: Click HERE for show times
Place: Gene Siskel Film Center-164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: General Admission $7, Students $6, and Members $4
 

CIMMpathy for The Stones celebrates The Rolling Stones’ 50 years of music on film
See screenings of ten concert films and documentaries as well as special guest appearances!
Date: Friday, April 19th-Sunday, April 21st
Time: See full schedule HERE
Place: Music Box Theatre-3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: 3 day passes available for $40 or purchase single day tickets for $10 HERE
 

“Cadaver” Film Screening and Talk with Tavi Gevinson and Jonah Ansell
The award winning animated film and graphic novel is discussed by the Oak Park natives and creators, Tavi Gevinson and Jonah Ansell.
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd
Time: 6pm
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago-220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

Mother’s Day with Mommie Dearest
The Music Box Theatre presents a live pre-show featuring host Dick O’Day as well as the screening of “Mommie Dearest” along with commentary provided by Camp Midnight and the audience’s participation!
Date: Sunday, May 12th
Time: 2pm
Place: Music Box Theatre-3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: Purchase online, Adult $12
 
FOOD & DRINK
Wicker Park Bucktown TAP
The bars of Wicker Park and Bucktown join forces to bring you an amazing mix of unique and unusual craft beers. Tickets include a 7 oz. Tasting glass, ten servings of beer on tap, and food from local restaurants and bars.
Participating bars include: Bangers and Lace, bar bar black sheep, Beer Bistro, Blue Bird, The Boundary, Double Door, Emporium Arcade Bar, Fatpour Tap Works, Feast Restaurant + Bar, Floyd’s, Map Room, Moonshine, Piece, Pipeworks, Prasino, Rootstock, Smallbar, Six Degrees, and Weegee’s.
Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 1pm-5pm
Place: Dolphin-2200 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: Advance tickets $35, At the door $40
 

The Chicago History Museum Dinner Series: 1893 World’s Fair 2013 Style!
Enjoy an amazing meal that celebrates the 120th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition. Enjoy over 4-6 archive-researched courses made by Chef Derek Simcik who will explain the exposition’s banquets. Learn about the fair from Curator Libby Mahoney who will share stories.
Date: Monday, May 13th
Time: Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner 6pm
Place: Atwood Cafe at The Hotel Burnham-1 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: $95 non-members, $85 members (tickets include pre-dinner cocktail, 4-6 courses paired with custom cocktails or craft beers).


MUSEUM EXHIBITS TO SEE
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
This fabulous exhibit features over 60 garments from some of the world’s most iconic fashion designers such as Yves St. Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Lacroix, Patrick Kelly, and more. Learn more HERE.
Date: Now through January 5th, 2014
Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm
Place: Chicago History Museum-1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.
Price: Adults $14, seniors $12, Students (13-22yrs) and children 12 and under FREE
 

Picasso and Chicago
Date: Now until May 12th
Time: Open daily 10:30–5:00; Thursday until 8:00
Place: Regenstein Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Price: Buy tickets HERE

The Chicago Cultural Center April & May Schedules
If you haven’t visited The Chicago Cultural Center you should. The building is a landmark in Chicago with its magnificent architecture and fabulous exhibits. There is always something new going on so visit this LINK to check daily events. Most events are free which is even better!
Current Programs & Exhibitions Include:
Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina: Indigo- Now through April 27th 2013
Shawn Decker: Prarie- Now through May 5th 2013
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College- Now through June 16th 2013
Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens- Now through December 2020
Chicago Greeter “Insta-Greeter” Visits- Fridays-Sundays
Building Tours- Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays- Meet at Radolph Lobby at 1:15pm
Place: The Chicago Cultural Center-78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: All events are free unless otherwise noted
 

MUSIC
ADDICTED Chicago put together its top picks for concerts in Chicago. View the complete list HERE!
 

Charlie Crane, New Missionaries, and Airline-X at Transistor
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Transistor - 3819 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Price: FREE (donations suggested)
 
Bomba Estereo “Elegancia Tropical Tour”
Sound Culture presents “Elegancia Tropical Tour” featuring BOMBA ESTERO whose electro-tropical sound is one to hear live. Opening sets by Los Vicios De Papa. The afterparty will take place in THE ACT ONE PUB with Chicago DJS Soulphonetics who blend a unique mix of house, Latin jazz, funk, and hip hop.
Date: Monday, April 15th
Time: 8pm show, Lobby doors 6:30pm
Place: Mayne Stage-1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: 18+
Price: $17 in advance, $22 day of show, $30 for reserved seating
 

White Lung, Magic Milk, and Daylight Robbery
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 9:30pm-12am
Place: Empty Bottle-1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: $8 in advance, $10 door
 

Do Division Street Fest
Date and Time: Friday, May 31st from 5-10pm; Saturday & Sunday, June 1st & 2nd from 12-10pm
Place: Division Street between Damen and Leavitt
 

SHOPPING
Moon Voyage Opens in Wicker Park
Check out Wicker Park’s newest women’s boutique that carries clothing, jewelry, accessories, lingerie, home goods, and more. Moon Voyage has an interesting style, described as a mix of carefree LA style and NY edge.
Place: Moon Voyage-2010 W. Pierce Street East, Chicago, IL.
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 11am-6pm
 

April Second Friday at Comet Vintage
Comet Vintage has you covered for Spring! Shop new arrivals including colorful dresses and playful prints. Enjoy 20-50% off certain items and sip on local refreshments from Revolution.
Comet Vintage also hosts artwork by Michael Thomas.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-12am
Place: Comet Vintage-1320 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL.
 

Pilsen 2nd Friday at Modern Cooperative
Modern Cooperative introduces three new local jewelry designers to their wearable collection. Designers Gustav Reyes, Lisa Muscato, and Merl Kinzie’s gorgeous jewelry will be available for purchase. Enjoy unique shopping and delicious tamales from Tamale Spaceship.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-11pm
Place: Modern Cooperative-818 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL.
 

Lovebomb Launch at Dovetail
Join Dovetail as they introduce a fabulous new line to their store, Chicago-made Lovebomb Lacquer! Lovebomb Lacquer offers gorgeous nail polish colors for spring. So grab your girlfriends and enjoy a FREE manicure with purchase and as well as wonderful refreshments.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 7pm-10pm
Place: Dovetail-1452 West Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

DOSE Market: Sunny Side Up
Does Market delivers yet another lineup of fabulous vendors and fun this Sunday, April 14th! Shop SAIC graduates, Remi Canarie’s chic separates and find your perfect lip shade from Morgan Marie Beauty. Try Next Star Vodkas tasty drink that includes ginger beer, lime juice, vodka and indulge on Malika’s ByMdesserts tasty s’more cake. For the meat lovers try Smoking Goose’s slow-curred and smoked meat, salumi, and sausage. To view the complete lineup of vendors click HERE.
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 10am-4pm
Place: River East Art Center-435 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: $8 in advance, $10 at door
 

Urban Folk Circuit at the Grafton Pub
The Urban Folk Circuit brings you an intimate craft market featuring lovely crafts by talented artisans, acoustics from Old Town School of Folk Music, and tasty drafts.
Artisans include: Arthur’s Plaid Pants, BOT Bakery, Confections Else, Lion of Bali, Northcoast Organics, Origami Only, Red Ava Designs, Something Beautiful, and Think Again Chicago.
Date: Saturday, April 20th
Time: 12pm-5pm
Place: The Grafton Pub and Grill - 4530 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL.
 

Scofflaw’s Sunday Afternoon
If you haven’t ventured to Scofflaw yet well now you have even more reason to do so. Aside from the tasty gin-focused cocktails and free cookies at midnight, on April 21st Scofflaw turns into not only an amazing cocktail bar but also an afternoon market! From 1pm-5pm enjoy a delicious cocktail at the bar and shop some great gifts by some of Chicago’s best local vendors. From edgy jewelry from Cities in Dust to timeless clothing from Stock Mfg. Co., a Sunday at Scofflaw might just become your new retreat.
Featured Vendors include: Cities in Dust Jewelry, Grace Tran, Stock Mfg. Co, Some Like Us, Reuse Candles, and Foxglove Studio.
Date: Sunday, April 1st
Time: 1pm-5pm
Place: Scofflaw - 3201 W Armitage Ave (at Kedzie Ave), Logan Square, Chicago, IL.


TOURS & FAIRS
Wicker Park Green Resources Fair
Join the 2nd Annual Green Resources Fair and learn about how you can green your resources and spaces from over 30 Chicagoland businesses and organizations.
Date: Saturday, April 20th
Time: 10am-3pm
Place: Wicker Park Garden-1425 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

The Chicago History Museum Tours of Chicago
The Chicago History Museum offers a huge variety of ongoing tours year round. Explore the city and find a new perspective. Tours include: bike tours, bus tours, exhibition tours, group visits, history pub crawls, ‘L’ tours, running tours, and walking tours.
Click HERE for information on prices, etc.
 
The Plant
Beginning as a 93,500 square foot meatpacking the facility, The Plant was repurposed into a “net-zero energy vertical farm and food business operation.” The Plant offers tours for visitors to understand everything from aquaponic farming to just how The Plant creates their own renewable energy.
Click HERE for information on prices, etc.
  ADDICTED Chicago’s Springtime in Chicago
Springtime in Chicago is one of my favorite seasons! I wanted to give you a guide for these next couple of months that would offer a different view of Chicago that you may not have seen before. The events below offer unique tours, gorgeous art and exhibits, unique galleries, quirky dinners, and some of my favorite boutiques. So whether you’re visiting Chicago for the first time or you’re a native, try something new and hopefully enjoy our gorgeous city from a fresh perspective! Xoxo ADDICTED Chicago


ART
Galerie F Pop-Up Show
For one night only Galerie F, The Owl, Impala Sound Champions & Parliament Tapes present The Chicano Outsider Art of Omar Gervacio. This will be the only public viewing of Omar Gervacio’s ballpoint pen on fabric for Champions of Sound mix tape #3 so don’t miss out! Enjoy music from Impala Sound Champions & Parliament Tapes and drinks from Brooklyn Brewery.
Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Place: Galerie F-2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

The Chicago Arts Industry Mixer
Universal Creativity League invites you every 3rd Thursday of the month to “Tomorrow’s Creativity,” a group of artists from all areas of “the arts” networking event. Mingle with local artists in fashion, film, music, theater, visual arts, and culinary areas. Enjoy music, networking activities, live visual arts, fashion projects, and drink specials.
Date: Wednesday, April 17th
Time: 7pm
Place: Blokes & Birds Chicago-3343 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.
Price: $10 online, $15 at the door
 
Rise Art Showcase & Party
The Numbered Days puts on one heck of an event. View work from 30 top emerging artists and listen and see to live music acts and performers from: Gemini Club, Team Bayside High, Paper Thick Walls, Collaboraction, Clash Gordon, Dance Crash, Jessie Young Blood, Smile the Documentary, Spoken Word Poets, and Kyle Garner. 
Date: Saturday, April 20th 
Time: 8pm-1am
Place: Lacuna Artist Loft Studios-2150 South Canalport, Chicago, IL. 
Age: 21+ 
Price: $30 
Facebook Invite


GOONS WORLD
Come to the opening of GOONS WORLD and view the world premier of GOONS WORLD, an animated film shown exclusively at Galerie F. Goons is a Chicago-based street artist whose work is both playful and imaginative. Learn more about Goons from ADDICTED Chicago’s interview “Behind The Paste.”
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 6pm
Place: Galerie F-2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

First Friday May: Fiesta
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago holds a unique social-networking event every first Friday of the month. Tickets include museum admission, live entertainment, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is available until 9:30pm.
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago-220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: General admission $18, Advance tickets $14, MCA members $10
Age: 21+


COMEDY
The Lincoln Lodge Comedy Show
The Lincoln Lodge is now in its 13th season! Taking place every Friday, the stand up comedy and variety showcase offers a fresh lineup of stand up comedians and variety music to keep
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 9pm
Place: The Lincoln Lodge-4008 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: $10
 

The One-Year Anniversary of Creative Control
Hosted by Joe McAdam, Creative Control is a comedy and music variety show taking place the last Friday of every month at Saki. On Friday, April 26th join Creative Control as they celebrate their one-year anniversary. Comedians include: Mike Sheehan, Junior Stopka, Caitlin Bergh, Paul Thomas, Andrew Smreker, and more.
Enjoy music from Joe & Otis as well as Gabe Liebowitz. BYOB.
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 8pm
Place: Saki-3716 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
Shit Show
Hosted by Rasa and Ever Mainard, The Shit Show is a free, monthly comedy show featuring hilarious comedians from near and far. This months Shit Show is extra special. Celebrate Rasa’s birthday month and enjoy comedy from comedians: Drew Frees, Jeff Hanson, Keith Peasel, Shannon Cason, Will Miles, Cullen Crawford, and Ever Mainard.
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 8:30pm
Place: The Shambles Chicago-2050 West Division, Chicago, IL.
Price: FREE
 
Congrats on Your Success
Don’t miss Congrats on Your Success, a free, byob comedy show that takes place every first Thursday of the month. Enjoy free beer courtesy of Powell Brew.
May 2nd will feature a hilarious lineup of entertainment. Those performing include: coYS producer Charlie Rohrer, Lev Kalmens, Katie McVay, Natalie Jose, and Mike Stanley.
Date: Thursday, May 2nd
Time: 7pm-9pm
Place: Uncharted Books-2630 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL. (right off the Logan Square Blue Line)
Price: FREE (donations encouraged)
Age: All ages (children not suggested)


FASHION
Knee Deep Vintage April Midnight Sale
Enjoy 20 to 50 percent off clothing, choose from gorgeous new spring inventory, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-midnight
Place: Knee Deep Vintage-1452 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL
Second Friday at Pilsen Vintage and Thrift
View work by local artist Brett Manning, shop a brand new mens section, and enjoy at least 20% off items.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm
Place: Pilsen Vintage and Thrift
SAIC Presents Fashion 2013
On May 3rd Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade comes alive with style, glamour, and fashion showcasing the masterpieces of the fashion students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. SAIC celebrates their 79th annual fashion show as well as recognizing designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte with the Legend of Fashion Award and Melissa Sage Fadim with the Heart of Fashion Award. The runway show will showcase over 300 original garments made by SAIC undergraduate students in the prestigious Fashion Design Program.
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time and Price: 9am is a general admission dress rehearsal ($40 tickets). 12pm and 3pm shows are general admission seating ($75 tickets).
Place: Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade
“Wonderland” Spring Brunch & Fashion Show
Join The Chicago House in celebrating its 26th Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show. Chicago House is the first organization to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS. Proceeds go towards supporting this wonderful organization. The brunch will feature three courses, a silent auctions, and a fashion show featuring local designers and boutiques. See spring looks from AZZA, Cram, Bonobos, Lulu’s on The Avenue, Suit Supply, Ramsey Prince Designs, and Ricorso.
Date: Sunday, May 5th
Time: Noon-3:30pm
Place: Harold Washington Library, Winter Garden Ballroom-400 South State Street
Price: Garden seating $200, Runway Seating $300
Champagne Saturday With Cityblue
Spend your Saturday sipping on bubbly and enjoying some great fashion. Old Town’s Cityblue Apparel and Denim joins RM Champagne Salon to bring you a party filled with shopping, a runway show, and bubbly. Find the perfect outfit from stylist and owner Mallory Ulaszek. 
Date: Saturday, May 18th 
Time: Noon-2pm (fashion presentations every 20 minutes) 
Place: RM Champagne Salon-116 N. Green St., Chicago, IL. 
Price: $15 (includes 2 glasses of champagne paired with RM’s macaroons). All guests are entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate to RM Salon as well as other fabulous prizes. 
RSVP: cityblueRSVP@bettiebompr.com

Wed Local
Support your local community and attend The ‘Wed Local Wicker Park Bucktown’ Expo & Wedding Guide Showcase. Local businesses will come together at The Double Door to bring you the very best in wedding gowns, catering options, and more.
Participating businesses include: Alliance Bakery, Anticipation Events, Artemis Counseling, Atomic Arts Studio, Bachelor’s Button Vintage, Big Star, Bonobos, Chicago Vintage Weddings, The Dailey Method, Elevenzees, Fotio, Jane’s Restaurant, JGM Makeup, Maypole Studios Photography, Momoko Photography, Paper Cinemas, Pistil & Vine, Radiance Fine Jewelry, Red Door, Ryan Moore Photography, Tweedle Press, & more! Click HERE for full list.
Date: Sunday, May 19th
Time: 11am-2pm
Place: The Double Door - 1572 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.


FILM
Bert Stern: Original Mad Man
Don’t miss the Chicago premiere of Bert Stern: Original Mad Man. A man of many talents, Bern Stern was a visionary who photographed such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and many more. He later worked with Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine and also directed “Jazz On A Summer’s Day.” Learn about this amazing man and the secrets he left behind.
Date: Friday, April 12th-Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th
Time: Click HERE for show times
Place: Gene Siskel Film Center-164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: General Admission $7, Students $6, and Members $4
 

CIMMpathy for The Stones celebrates The Rolling Stones’ 50 years of music on film
See screenings of ten concert films and documentaries as well as special guest appearances!
Date: Friday, April 19th-Sunday, April 21st
Time: See full schedule HERE
Place: Music Box Theatre-3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: 3 day passes available for $40 or purchase single day tickets for $10 HERE
 

“Cadaver” Film Screening and Talk with Tavi Gevinson and Jonah Ansell
The award winning animated film and graphic novel is discussed by the Oak Park natives and creators, Tavi Gevinson and Jonah Ansell.
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd
Time: 6pm
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago-220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

Mother’s Day with Mommie Dearest
The Music Box Theatre presents a live pre-show featuring host Dick O’Day as well as the screening of “Mommie Dearest” along with commentary provided by Camp Midnight and the audience’s participation!
Date: Sunday, May 12th
Time: 2pm
Place: Music Box Theatre-3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: Purchase online, Adult $12
 
FOOD & DRINK
Wicker Park Bucktown TAP
The bars of Wicker Park and Bucktown join forces to bring you an amazing mix of unique and unusual craft beers. Tickets include a 7 oz. Tasting glass, ten servings of beer on tap, and food from local restaurants and bars.
Participating bars include: Bangers and Lace, bar bar black sheep, Beer Bistro, Blue Bird, The Boundary, Double Door, Emporium Arcade Bar, Fatpour Tap Works, Feast Restaurant + Bar, Floyd’s, Map Room, Moonshine, Piece, Pipeworks, Prasino, Rootstock, Smallbar, Six Degrees, and Weegee’s.
Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 1pm-5pm
Place: Dolphin-2200 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: Advance tickets $35, At the door $40
 

The Chicago History Museum Dinner Series: 1893 World’s Fair 2013 Style!
Enjoy an amazing meal that celebrates the 120th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition. Enjoy over 4-6 archive-researched courses made by Chef Derek Simcik who will explain the exposition’s banquets. Learn about the fair from Curator Libby Mahoney who will share stories.
Date: Monday, May 13th
Time: Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner 6pm
Place: Atwood Cafe at The Hotel Burnham-1 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: $95 non-members, $85 members (tickets include pre-dinner cocktail, 4-6 courses paired with custom cocktails or craft beers).


MUSEUM EXHIBITS TO SEE
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
This fabulous exhibit features over 60 garments from some of the world’s most iconic fashion designers such as Yves St. Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Lacroix, Patrick Kelly, and more. Learn more HERE.
Date: Now through January 5th, 2014
Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm
Place: Chicago History Museum-1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.
Price: Adults $14, seniors $12, Students (13-22yrs) and children 12 and under FREE
 

Picasso and Chicago
Date: Now until May 12th
Time: Open daily 10:30–5:00; Thursday until 8:00
Place: Regenstein Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Price: Buy tickets HERE

The Chicago Cultural Center April & May Schedules
If you haven’t visited The Chicago Cultural Center you should. The building is a landmark in Chicago with its magnificent architecture and fabulous exhibits. There is always something new going on so visit this LINK to check daily events. Most events are free which is even better!
Current Programs & Exhibitions Include:
Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina: Indigo- Now through April 27th 2013
Shawn Decker: Prarie- Now through May 5th 2013
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College- Now through June 16th 2013
Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens- Now through December 2020
Chicago Greeter “Insta-Greeter” Visits- Fridays-Sundays
Building Tours- Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays- Meet at Radolph Lobby at 1:15pm
Place: The Chicago Cultural Center-78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: All events are free unless otherwise noted
 

MUSIC
ADDICTED Chicago put together its top picks for concerts in Chicago. View the complete list HERE!
 

Charlie Crane, New Missionaries, and Airline-X at Transistor
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Transistor - 3819 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Price: FREE (donations suggested)
 
Bomba Estereo “Elegancia Tropical Tour”
Sound Culture presents “Elegancia Tropical Tour” featuring BOMBA ESTERO whose electro-tropical sound is one to hear live. Opening sets by Los Vicios De Papa. The afterparty will take place in THE ACT ONE PUB with Chicago DJS Soulphonetics who blend a unique mix of house, Latin jazz, funk, and hip hop.
Date: Monday, April 15th
Time: 8pm show, Lobby doors 6:30pm
Place: Mayne Stage-1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: 18+
Price: $17 in advance, $22 day of show, $30 for reserved seating
 

White Lung, Magic Milk, and Daylight Robbery
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 9:30pm-12am
Place: Empty Bottle-1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: $8 in advance, $10 door
 

Do Division Street Fest
Date and Time: Friday, May 31st from 5-10pm; Saturday & Sunday, June 1st & 2nd from 12-10pm
Place: Division Street between Damen and Leavitt
 

SHOPPING
Moon Voyage Opens in Wicker Park
Check out Wicker Park’s newest women’s boutique that carries clothing, jewelry, accessories, lingerie, home goods, and more. Moon Voyage has an interesting style, described as a mix of carefree LA style and NY edge.
Place: Moon Voyage-2010 W. Pierce Street East, Chicago, IL.
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 11am-6pm
 

April Second Friday at Comet Vintage
Comet Vintage has you covered for Spring! Shop new arrivals including colorful dresses and playful prints. Enjoy 20-50% off certain items and sip on local refreshments from Revolution.
Comet Vintage also hosts artwork by Michael Thomas.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-12am
Place: Comet Vintage-1320 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL.
 

Pilsen 2nd Friday at Modern Cooperative
Modern Cooperative introduces three new local jewelry designers to their wearable collection. Designers Gustav Reyes, Lisa Muscato, and Merl Kinzie’s gorgeous jewelry will be available for purchase. Enjoy unique shopping and delicious tamales from Tamale Spaceship.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-11pm
Place: Modern Cooperative-818 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL.
 

Lovebomb Launch at Dovetail
Join Dovetail as they introduce a fabulous new line to their store, Chicago-made Lovebomb Lacquer! Lovebomb Lacquer offers gorgeous nail polish colors for spring. So grab your girlfriends and enjoy a FREE manicure with purchase and as well as wonderful refreshments.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 7pm-10pm
Place: Dovetail-1452 West Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

DOSE Market: Sunny Side Up
Does Market delivers yet another lineup of fabulous vendors and fun this Sunday, April 14th! Shop SAIC graduates, Remi Canarie’s chic separates and find your perfect lip shade from Morgan Marie Beauty. Try Next Star Vodkas tasty drink that includes ginger beer, lime juice, vodka and indulge on Malika’s ByMdesserts tasty s’more cake. For the meat lovers try Smoking Goose’s slow-curred and smoked meat, salumi, and sausage. To view the complete lineup of vendors click HERE.
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 10am-4pm
Place: River East Art Center-435 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: $8 in advance, $10 at door
 

Urban Folk Circuit at the Grafton Pub
The Urban Folk Circuit brings you an intimate craft market featuring lovely crafts by talented artisans, acoustics from Old Town School of Folk Music, and tasty drafts.
Artisans include: Arthur’s Plaid Pants, BOT Bakery, Confections Else, Lion of Bali, Northcoast Organics, Origami Only, Red Ava Designs, Something Beautiful, and Think Again Chicago.
Date: Saturday, April 20th
Time: 12pm-5pm
Place: The Grafton Pub and Grill - 4530 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL.
 

Scofflaw’s Sunday Afternoon
If you haven’t ventured to Scofflaw yet well now you have even more reason to do so. Aside from the tasty gin-focused cocktails and free cookies at midnight, on April 21st Scofflaw turns into not only an amazing cocktail bar but also an afternoon market! From 1pm-5pm enjoy a delicious cocktail at the bar and shop some great gifts by some of Chicago’s best local vendors. From edgy jewelry from Cities in Dust to timeless clothing from Stock Mfg. Co., a Sunday at Scofflaw might just become your new retreat.
Featured Vendors include: Cities in Dust Jewelry, Grace Tran, Stock Mfg. Co, Some Like Us, Reuse Candles, and Foxglove Studio.
Date: Sunday, April 1st
Time: 1pm-5pm
Place: Scofflaw - 3201 W Armitage Ave (at Kedzie Ave), Logan Square, Chicago, IL.


TOURS & FAIRS
Wicker Park Green Resources Fair
Join the 2nd Annual Green Resources Fair and learn about how you can green your resources and spaces from over 30 Chicagoland businesses and organizations.
Date: Saturday, April 20th
Time: 10am-3pm
Place: Wicker Park Garden-1425 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

The Chicago History Museum Tours of Chicago
The Chicago History Museum offers a huge variety of ongoing tours year round. Explore the city and find a new perspective. Tours include: bike tours, bus tours, exhibition tours, group visits, history pub crawls, ‘L’ tours, running tours, and walking tours.
Click HERE for information on prices, etc.
 
The Plant
Beginning as a 93,500 square foot meatpacking the facility, The Plant was repurposed into a “net-zero energy vertical farm and food business operation.” The Plant offers tours for visitors to understand everything from aquaponic farming to just how The Plant creates their own renewable energy.
Click HERE for information on prices, etc.
  ADDICTED Chicago’s Springtime in Chicago
Springtime in Chicago is one of my favorite seasons! I wanted to give you a guide for these next couple of months that would offer a different view of Chicago that you may not have seen before. The events below offer unique tours, gorgeous art and exhibits, unique galleries, quirky dinners, and some of my favorite boutiques. So whether you’re visiting Chicago for the first time or you’re a native, try something new and hopefully enjoy our gorgeous city from a fresh perspective! Xoxo ADDICTED Chicago


ART
Galerie F Pop-Up Show
For one night only Galerie F, The Owl, Impala Sound Champions & Parliament Tapes present The Chicano Outsider Art of Omar Gervacio. This will be the only public viewing of Omar Gervacio’s ballpoint pen on fabric for Champions of Sound mix tape #3 so don’t miss out! Enjoy music from Impala Sound Champions & Parliament Tapes and drinks from Brooklyn Brewery.
Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Place: Galerie F-2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

The Chicago Arts Industry Mixer
Universal Creativity League invites you every 3rd Thursday of the month to “Tomorrow’s Creativity,” a group of artists from all areas of “the arts” networking event. Mingle with local artists in fashion, film, music, theater, visual arts, and culinary areas. Enjoy music, networking activities, live visual arts, fashion projects, and drink specials.
Date: Wednesday, April 17th
Time: 7pm
Place: Blokes & Birds Chicago-3343 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.
Price: $10 online, $15 at the door
 
Rise Art Showcase & Party
The Numbered Days puts on one heck of an event. View work from 30 top emerging artists and listen and see to live music acts and performers from: Gemini Club, Team Bayside High, Paper Thick Walls, Collaboraction, Clash Gordon, Dance Crash, Jessie Young Blood, Smile the Documentary, Spoken Word Poets, and Kyle Garner. 
Date: Saturday, April 20th 
Time: 8pm-1am
Place: Lacuna Artist Loft Studios-2150 South Canalport, Chicago, IL. 
Age: 21+ 
Price: $30 
Facebook Invite


GOONS WORLD
Come to the opening of GOONS WORLD and view the world premier of GOONS WORLD, an animated film shown exclusively at Galerie F. Goons is a Chicago-based street artist whose work is both playful and imaginative. Learn more about Goons from ADDICTED Chicago’s interview “Behind The Paste.”
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 6pm
Place: Galerie F-2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

First Friday May: Fiesta
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago holds a unique social-networking event every first Friday of the month. Tickets include museum admission, live entertainment, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is available until 9:30pm.
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago-220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: General admission $18, Advance tickets $14, MCA members $10
Age: 21+


COMEDY
The Lincoln Lodge Comedy Show
The Lincoln Lodge is now in its 13th season! Taking place every Friday, the stand up comedy and variety showcase offers a fresh lineup of stand up comedians and variety music to keep
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 9pm
Place: The Lincoln Lodge-4008 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: $10
 

The One-Year Anniversary of Creative Control
Hosted by Joe McAdam, Creative Control is a comedy and music variety show taking place the last Friday of every month at Saki. On Friday, April 26th join Creative Control as they celebrate their one-year anniversary. Comedians include: Mike Sheehan, Junior Stopka, Caitlin Bergh, Paul Thomas, Andrew Smreker, and more.
Enjoy music from Joe & Otis as well as Gabe Liebowitz. BYOB.
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 8pm
Place: Saki-3716 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
Shit Show
Hosted by Rasa and Ever Mainard, The Shit Show is a free, monthly comedy show featuring hilarious comedians from near and far. This months Shit Show is extra special. Celebrate Rasa’s birthday month and enjoy comedy from comedians: Drew Frees, Jeff Hanson, Keith Peasel, Shannon Cason, Will Miles, Cullen Crawford, and Ever Mainard.
Date: Friday, April 26th
Time: 8:30pm
Place: The Shambles Chicago-2050 West Division, Chicago, IL.
Price: FREE
 
Congrats on Your Success
Don’t miss Congrats on Your Success, a free, byob comedy show that takes place every first Thursday of the month. Enjoy free beer courtesy of Powell Brew.
May 2nd will feature a hilarious lineup of entertainment. Those performing include: coYS producer Charlie Rohrer, Lev Kalmens, Katie McVay, Natalie Jose, and Mike Stanley.
Date: Thursday, May 2nd
Time: 7pm-9pm
Place: Uncharted Books-2630 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL. (right off the Logan Square Blue Line)
Price: FREE (donations encouraged)
Age: All ages (children not suggested)


FASHION
Knee Deep Vintage April Midnight Sale
Enjoy 20 to 50 percent off clothing, choose from gorgeous new spring inventory, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-midnight
Place: Knee Deep Vintage-1452 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL
Second Friday at Pilsen Vintage and Thrift
View work by local artist Brett Manning, shop a brand new mens section, and enjoy at least 20% off items.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm
Place: Pilsen Vintage and Thrift
SAIC Presents Fashion 2013
On May 3rd Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade comes alive with style, glamour, and fashion showcasing the masterpieces of the fashion students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. SAIC celebrates their 79th annual fashion show as well as recognizing designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte with the Legend of Fashion Award and Melissa Sage Fadim with the Heart of Fashion Award. The runway show will showcase over 300 original garments made by SAIC undergraduate students in the prestigious Fashion Design Program.
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time and Price: 9am is a general admission dress rehearsal ($40 tickets). 12pm and 3pm shows are general admission seating ($75 tickets).
Place: Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade
“Wonderland” Spring Brunch & Fashion Show
Join The Chicago House in celebrating its 26th Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show. Chicago House is the first organization to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS. Proceeds go towards supporting this wonderful organization. The brunch will feature three courses, a silent auctions, and a fashion show featuring local designers and boutiques. See spring looks from AZZA, Cram, Bonobos, Lulu’s on The Avenue, Suit Supply, Ramsey Prince Designs, and Ricorso.
Date: Sunday, May 5th
Time: Noon-3:30pm
Place: Harold Washington Library, Winter Garden Ballroom-400 South State Street
Price: Garden seating $200, Runway Seating $300
Champagne Saturday With Cityblue
Spend your Saturday sipping on bubbly and enjoying some great fashion. Old Town’s Cityblue Apparel and Denim joins RM Champagne Salon to bring you a party filled with shopping, a runway show, and bubbly. Find the perfect outfit from stylist and owner Mallory Ulaszek. 
Date: Saturday, May 18th 
Time: Noon-2pm (fashion presentations every 20 minutes) 
Place: RM Champagne Salon-116 N. Green St., Chicago, IL. 
Price: $15 (includes 2 glasses of champagne paired with RM’s macaroons). All guests are entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate to RM Salon as well as other fabulous prizes. 
RSVP: cityblueRSVP@bettiebompr.com

Wed Local
Support your local community and attend The ‘Wed Local Wicker Park Bucktown’ Expo & Wedding Guide Showcase. Local businesses will come together at The Double Door to bring you the very best in wedding gowns, catering options, and more.
Participating businesses include: Alliance Bakery, Anticipation Events, Artemis Counseling, Atomic Arts Studio, Bachelor’s Button Vintage, Big Star, Bonobos, Chicago Vintage Weddings, The Dailey Method, Elevenzees, Fotio, Jane’s Restaurant, JGM Makeup, Maypole Studios Photography, Momoko Photography, Paper Cinemas, Pistil & Vine, Radiance Fine Jewelry, Red Door, Ryan Moore Photography, Tweedle Press, & more! Click HERE for full list.
Date: Sunday, May 19th
Time: 11am-2pm
Place: The Double Door - 1572 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.


FILM
Bert Stern: Original Mad Man
Don’t miss the Chicago premiere of Bert Stern: Original Mad Man. A man of many talents, Bern Stern was a visionary who photographed such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and many more. He later worked with Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine and also directed “Jazz On A Summer’s Day.” Learn about this amazing man and the secrets he left behind.
Date: Friday, April 12th-Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th
Time: Click HERE for show times
Place: Gene Siskel Film Center-164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: General Admission $7, Students $6, and Members $4
 

CIMMpathy for The Stones celebrates The Rolling Stones’ 50 years of music on film
See screenings of ten concert films and documentaries as well as special guest appearances!
Date: Friday, April 19th-Sunday, April 21st
Time: See full schedule HERE
Place: Music Box Theatre-3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: 3 day passes available for $40 or purchase single day tickets for $10 HERE
 

“Cadaver” Film Screening and Talk with Tavi Gevinson and Jonah Ansell
The award winning animated film and graphic novel is discussed by the Oak Park natives and creators, Tavi Gevinson and Jonah Ansell.
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd
Time: 6pm
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago-220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

Mother’s Day with Mommie Dearest
The Music Box Theatre presents a live pre-show featuring host Dick O’Day as well as the screening of “Mommie Dearest” along with commentary provided by Camp Midnight and the audience’s participation!
Date: Sunday, May 12th
Time: 2pm
Place: Music Box Theatre-3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: Purchase online, Adult $12
 
FOOD & DRINK
Wicker Park Bucktown TAP
The bars of Wicker Park and Bucktown join forces to bring you an amazing mix of unique and unusual craft beers. Tickets include a 7 oz. Tasting glass, ten servings of beer on tap, and food from local restaurants and bars.
Participating bars include: Bangers and Lace, bar bar black sheep, Beer Bistro, Blue Bird, The Boundary, Double Door, Emporium Arcade Bar, Fatpour Tap Works, Feast Restaurant + Bar, Floyd’s, Map Room, Moonshine, Piece, Pipeworks, Prasino, Rootstock, Smallbar, Six Degrees, and Weegee’s.
Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 1pm-5pm
Place: Dolphin-2200 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: Advance tickets $35, At the door $40
 

The Chicago History Museum Dinner Series: 1893 World’s Fair 2013 Style!
Enjoy an amazing meal that celebrates the 120th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition. Enjoy over 4-6 archive-researched courses made by Chef Derek Simcik who will explain the exposition’s banquets. Learn about the fair from Curator Libby Mahoney who will share stories.
Date: Monday, May 13th
Time: Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner 6pm
Place: Atwood Cafe at The Hotel Burnham-1 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: $95 non-members, $85 members (tickets include pre-dinner cocktail, 4-6 courses paired with custom cocktails or craft beers).


MUSEUM EXHIBITS TO SEE
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
This fabulous exhibit features over 60 garments from some of the world’s most iconic fashion designers such as Yves St. Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Lacroix, Patrick Kelly, and more. Learn more HERE.
Date: Now through January 5th, 2014
Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm
Place: Chicago History Museum-1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.
Price: Adults $14, seniors $12, Students (13-22yrs) and children 12 and under FREE
 

Picasso and Chicago
Date: Now until May 12th
Time: Open daily 10:30–5:00; Thursday until 8:00
Place: Regenstein Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Price: Buy tickets HERE

The Chicago Cultural Center April & May Schedules
If you haven’t visited The Chicago Cultural Center you should. The building is a landmark in Chicago with its magnificent architecture and fabulous exhibits. There is always something new going on so visit this LINK to check daily events. Most events are free which is even better!
Current Programs & Exhibitions Include:
Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina: Indigo- Now through April 27th 2013
Shawn Decker: Prarie- Now through May 5th 2013
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College- Now through June 16th 2013
Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens- Now through December 2020
Chicago Greeter “Insta-Greeter” Visits- Fridays-Sundays
Building Tours- Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays- Meet at Radolph Lobby at 1:15pm
Place: The Chicago Cultural Center-78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: All events are free unless otherwise noted
 

MUSIC
ADDICTED Chicago put together its top picks for concerts in Chicago. View the complete list HERE!
 

Charlie Crane, New Missionaries, and Airline-X at Transistor
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Transistor - 3819 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Price: FREE (donations suggested)
 
Bomba Estereo “Elegancia Tropical Tour”
Sound Culture presents “Elegancia Tropical Tour” featuring BOMBA ESTERO whose electro-tropical sound is one to hear live. Opening sets by Los Vicios De Papa. The afterparty will take place in THE ACT ONE PUB with Chicago DJS Soulphonetics who blend a unique mix of house, Latin jazz, funk, and hip hop.
Date: Monday, April 15th
Time: 8pm show, Lobby doors 6:30pm
Place: Mayne Stage-1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: 18+
Price: $17 in advance, $22 day of show, $30 for reserved seating
 

White Lung, Magic Milk, and Daylight Robbery
Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 9:30pm-12am
Place: Empty Bottle-1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
Price: $8 in advance, $10 door
 

Do Division Street Fest
Date and Time: Friday, May 31st from 5-10pm; Saturday & Sunday, June 1st & 2nd from 12-10pm
Place: Division Street between Damen and Leavitt
 

SHOPPING
Moon Voyage Opens in Wicker Park
Check out Wicker Park’s newest women’s boutique that carries clothing, jewelry, accessories, lingerie, home goods, and more. Moon Voyage has an interesting style, described as a mix of carefree LA style and NY edge.
Place: Moon Voyage-2010 W. Pierce Street East, Chicago, IL.
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 11am-6pm
 

April Second Friday at Comet Vintage
Comet Vintage has you covered for Spring! Shop new arrivals including colorful dresses and playful prints. Enjoy 20-50% off certain items and sip on local refreshments from Revolution.
Comet Vintage also hosts artwork by Michael Thomas.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-12am
Place: Comet Vintage-1320 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL.
 

Pilsen 2nd Friday at Modern Cooperative
Modern Cooperative introduces three new local jewelry designers to their wearable collection. Designers Gustav Reyes, Lisa Muscato, and Merl Kinzie’s gorgeous jewelry will be available for purchase. Enjoy unique shopping and delicious tamales from Tamale Spaceship.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-11pm
Place: Modern Cooperative-818 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL.
 

Lovebomb Launch at Dovetail
Join Dovetail as they introduce a fabulous new line to their store, Chicago-made Lovebomb Lacquer! Lovebomb Lacquer offers gorgeous nail polish colors for spring. So grab your girlfriends and enjoy a FREE manicure with purchase and as well as wonderful refreshments.
Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 7pm-10pm
Place: Dovetail-1452 West Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

DOSE Market: Sunny Side Up
Does Market delivers yet another lineup of fabulous vendors and fun this Sunday, April 14th! Shop SAIC graduates, Remi Canarie’s chic separates and find your perfect lip shade from Morgan Marie Beauty. Try Next Star Vodkas tasty drink that includes ginger beer, lime juice, vodka and indulge on Malika’s ByMdesserts tasty s’more cake. For the meat lovers try Smoking Goose’s slow-curred and smoked meat, salumi, and sausage. To view the complete lineup of vendors click HERE.
Date: Sunday, April 14th
Time: 10am-4pm
Place: River East Art Center-435 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL.
Price: $8 in advance, $10 at door
 

Urban Folk Circuit at the Grafton Pub
The Urban Folk Circuit brings you an intimate craft market featuring lovely crafts by talented artisans, acoustics from Old Town School of Folk Music, and tasty drafts.
Artisans include: Arthur’s Plaid Pants, BOT Bakery, Confections Else, Lion of Bali, Northcoast Organics, Origami Only, Red Ava Designs, Something Beautiful, and Think Again Chicago.
Date: Saturday, April 20th
Time: 12pm-5pm
Place: The Grafton Pub and Grill - 4530 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL.
 

Scofflaw’s Sunday Afternoon
If you haven’t ventured to Scofflaw yet well now you have even more reason to do so. Aside from the tasty gin-focused cocktails and free cookies at midnight, on April 21st Scofflaw turns into not only an amazing cocktail bar but also an afternoon market! From 1pm-5pm enjoy a delicious cocktail at the bar and shop some great gifts by some of Chicago’s best local vendors. From edgy jewelry from Cities in Dust to timeless clothing from Stock Mfg. Co., a Sunday at Scofflaw might just become your new retreat.
Featured Vendors include: Cities in Dust Jewelry, Grace Tran, Stock Mfg. Co, Some Like Us, Reuse Candles, and Foxglove Studio.
Date: Sunday, April 1st
Time: 1pm-5pm
Place: Scofflaw - 3201 W Armitage Ave (at Kedzie Ave), Logan Square, Chicago, IL.


TOURS & FAIRS
Wicker Park Green Resources Fair
Join the 2nd Annual Green Resources Fair and learn about how you can green your resources and spaces from over 30 Chicagoland businesses and organizations.
Date: Saturday, April 20th
Time: 10am-3pm
Place: Wicker Park Garden-1425 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL.
 

The Chicago History Museum Tours of Chicago
The Chicago History Museum offers a huge variety of ongoing tours year round. Explore the city and find a new perspective. Tours include: bike tours, bus tours, exhibition tours, group visits, history pub crawls, ‘L’ tours, running tours, and walking tours.
Click HERE for information on prices, etc.
 
The Plant
Beginning as a 93,500 square foot meatpacking the facility, The Plant was repurposed into a “net-zero energy vertical farm and food business operation.” The Plant offers tours for visitors to understand everything from aquaponic farming to just how The Plant creates their own renewable energy.
Click HERE for information on prices, etc.
 

ADDICTED Chicago’s Springtime in Chicago

Springtime in Chicago is one of my favorite seasons! I wanted to give you a guide for these next couple of months that would offer a different view of Chicago that you may not have seen before. The events below offer unique tours, gorgeous art and exhibits, unique galleries, quirky dinners, and some of my favorite boutiques. So whether you’re visiting Chicago for the first time or you’re a native, try something new and hopefully enjoy our gorgeous city from a fresh perspective! Xoxo ADDICTED Chicago

ART

Galerie F Pop-Up Show

For one night only Galerie F, The Owl, Impala Sound Champions & Parliament Tapes present The Chicano Outsider Art of Omar Gervacio. This will be the only public viewing of Omar Gervacio’s ballpoint pen on fabric for Champions of Sound mix tape #3 so don’t miss out! Enjoy music from Impala Sound Champions & Parliament Tapes and drinks from Brooklyn Brewery.

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 7pm-9pm

Place: Galerie F-2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

The Chicago Arts Industry Mixer

Universal Creativity League invites you every 3rd Thursday of the month to “Tomorrow’s Creativity,” a group of artists from all areas of “the arts” networking event. Mingle with local artists in fashion, film, music, theater, visual arts, and culinary areas. Enjoy music, networking activities, live visual arts, fashion projects, and drink specials.

Date: Wednesday, April 17th

Time: 7pm

Place: Blokes & Birds Chicago-3343 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.

Price: $10 online, $15 at the door

 

Rise Art Showcase & Party

The Numbered Days puts on one heck of an event. View work from 30 top emerging artists and listen and see to live music acts and performers from: Gemini Club, Team Bayside High, Paper Thick Walls, Collaboraction, Clash Gordon, Dance Crash, Jessie Young Blood, Smile the Documentary, Spoken Word Poets, and Kyle Garner

Date: Saturday, April 20th 

Time: 8pm-1am

Place: Lacuna Artist Loft Studios-2150 South Canalport, Chicago, IL. 

Age: 21+ 

Price: $30 

Facebook Invite


GOONS WORLD

Come to the opening of GOONS WORLD and view the world premier of GOONS WORLD, an animated film shown exclusively at Galerie F. Goons is a Chicago-based street artist whose work is both playful and imaginative. Learn more about Goons from ADDICTED Chicago’s interview “Behind The Paste.”

Date: Friday, April 26th

Time: 6pm

Place: Galerie F-2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

First Friday May: Fiesta

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago holds a unique social-networking event every first Friday of the month. Tickets include museum admission, live entertainment, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is available until 9:30pm.

Date: Friday, May 3rd

Time: 6pm-10pm

Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago-220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.

Price: General admission $18, Advance tickets $14, MCA members $10

Age: 21+

COMEDY

The Lincoln Lodge Comedy Show

The Lincoln Lodge is now in its 13th season! Taking place every Friday, the stand up comedy and variety showcase offers a fresh lineup of stand up comedians and variety music to keep

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 9pm

Place: The Lincoln Lodge-4008 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL.

Price: $10

 

The One-Year Anniversary of Creative Control

Hosted by Joe McAdam, Creative Control is a comedy and music variety show taking place the last Friday of every month at Saki. On Friday, April 26th join Creative Control as they celebrate their one-year anniversary. Comedians include: Mike Sheehan, Junior Stopka, Caitlin Bergh, Paul Thomas, Andrew Smreker, and more.

Enjoy music from Joe & Otis as well as Gabe Liebowitz. BYOB.

Date: Friday, April 26th

Time: 8pm

Place: Saki-3716 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

Shit Show

Hosted by Rasa and Ever Mainard, The Shit Show is a free, monthly comedy show featuring hilarious comedians from near and far. This months Shit Show is extra special. Celebrate Rasa’s birthday month and enjoy comedy from comedians: Drew Frees, Jeff Hanson, Keith Peasel, Shannon Cason, Will Miles, Cullen Crawford, and Ever Mainard.

Date: Friday, April 26th

Time: 8:30pm

Place: The Shambles Chicago-2050 West Division, Chicago, IL.

Price: FREE

 

Congrats on Your Success

Don’t miss Congrats on Your Success, a free, byob comedy show that takes place every first Thursday of the month. Enjoy free beer courtesy of Powell Brew.

May 2nd will feature a hilarious lineup of entertainment. Those performing include: coYS producer Charlie Rohrer, Lev Kalmens, Katie McVay, Natalie Jose, and Mike Stanley.

Date: Thursday, May 2nd

Time: 7pm-9pm

Place: Uncharted Books-2630 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL. (right off the Logan Square Blue Line)

Price: FREE (donations encouraged)

Age: All ages (children not suggested)

FASHION

Knee Deep Vintage April Midnight Sale

Enjoy 20 to 50 percent off clothing, choose from gorgeous new spring inventory, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 6pm-midnight

Place: Knee Deep Vintage-1452 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL

Second Friday at Pilsen Vintage and Thrift

View work by local artist Brett Manning, shop a brand new mens section, and enjoy at least 20% off items.

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 6pm

Place: Pilsen Vintage and Thrift

SAIC Presents Fashion 2013

On May 3rd Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade comes alive with style, glamour, and fashion showcasing the masterpieces of the fashion students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. SAIC celebrates their 79th annual fashion show as well as recognizing designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte with the Legend of Fashion Award and Melissa Sage Fadim with the Heart of Fashion Award. The runway show will showcase over 300 original garments made by SAIC undergraduate students in the prestigious Fashion Design Program.

Date: Friday, May 3rd

Time and Price: 9am is a general admission dress rehearsal ($40 tickets). 12pm and 3pm shows are general admission seating ($75 tickets).

Place: Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade

“Wonderland” Spring Brunch & Fashion Show

Join The Chicago House in celebrating its 26th Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show. Chicago House is the first organization to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS. Proceeds go towards supporting this wonderful organization. The brunch will feature three courses, a silent auctions, and a fashion show featuring local designers and boutiques. See spring looks from AZZA, Cram, Bonobos, Lulu’s on The Avenue, Suit Supply, Ramsey Prince Designs, and Ricorso.

Date: Sunday, May 5th

Time: Noon-3:30pm

Place: Harold Washington Library, Winter Garden Ballroom-400 South State Street

Price: Garden seating $200, Runway Seating $300

Champagne Saturday With Cityblue

Spend your Saturday sipping on bubbly and enjoying some great fashion. Old Town’s Cityblue Apparel and Denim joins RM Champagne Salon to bring you a party filled with shopping, a runway show, and bubbly. Find the perfect outfit from stylist and owner Mallory Ulaszek. 

Date: Saturday, May 18th 

Time: Noon-2pm (fashion presentations every 20 minutes) 

Place: RM Champagne Salon-116 N. Green St., Chicago, IL. 

Price: $15 (includes 2 glasses of champagne paired with RM’s macaroons). All guests are entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate to RM Salon as well as other fabulous prizes. 

RSVP: cityblueRSVP@bettiebompr.com

Wed Local

Support your local community and attend The ‘Wed Local Wicker Park Bucktown’ Expo & Wedding Guide Showcase. Local businesses will come together at The Double Door to bring you the very best in wedding gowns, catering options, and more.

Participating businesses include: Alliance Bakery, Anticipation Events, Artemis Counseling, Atomic Arts Studio, Bachelor’s Button Vintage, Big Star, Bonobos, Chicago Vintage Weddings, The Dailey Method, Elevenzees, Fotio, Jane’s Restaurant, JGM Makeup, Maypole Studios Photography, Momoko Photography, Paper Cinemas, Pistil & Vine, Radiance Fine Jewelry, Red Door, Ryan Moore Photography, Tweedle Press, & more! Click HERE for full list.

Date: Sunday, May 19th

Time: 11am-2pm

Place: The Double Door - 1572 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.

FILM

Bert Stern: Original Mad Man

Don’t miss the Chicago premiere of Bert Stern: Original Mad Man. A man of many talents, Bern Stern was a visionary who photographed such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and many more. He later worked with Stanley Kubrick at Look Magazine and also directed “Jazz On A Summer’s Day.” Learn about this amazing man and the secrets he left behind.

Date: Friday, April 12th-Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th

Time: Click HERE for show times

Place: Gene Siskel Film Center-164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL.

Price: General Admission $7, Students $6, and Members $4

 

CIMMpathy for The Stones celebrates The Rolling Stones’ 50 years of music on film

See screenings of ten concert films and documentaries as well as special guest appearances!

Date: Friday, April 19th-Sunday, April 21st

Time: See full schedule HERE

Place: Music Box Theatre-3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.

Price: 3 day passes available for $40 or purchase single day tickets for $10 HERE

 

Cadaver” Film Screening and Talk with Tavi Gevinson and Jonah Ansell

The award winning animated film and graphic novel is discussed by the Oak Park natives and creators, Tavi Gevinson and Jonah Ansell.

Date: Tuesday, April 23rd

Time: 6pm

Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago-220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

Mother’s Day with Mommie Dearest

The Music Box Theatre presents a live pre-show featuring host Dick O’Day as well as the screening of “Mommie Dearest” along with commentary provided by Camp Midnight and the audience’s participation!

Date: Sunday, May 12th

Time: 2pm

Place: Music Box Theatre-3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.

Price: Purchase online, Adult $12

 

FOOD & DRINK

Wicker Park Bucktown TAP

The bars of Wicker Park and Bucktown join forces to bring you an amazing mix of unique and unusual craft beers. Tickets include a 7 oz. Tasting glass, ten servings of beer on tap, and food from local restaurants and bars.

Participating bars include: Bangers and Lace, bar bar black sheep, Beer Bistro, Blue Bird, The Boundary, Double Door, Emporium Arcade Bar, Fatpour Tap Works, Feast Restaurant + Bar, Floyd’s, Map Room, Moonshine, Piece, Pipeworks, Prasino, Rootstock, Smallbar, Six Degrees, and Weegee’s.

Date: Saturday, May 4th

Time: 1pm-5pm

Place: Dolphin-2200 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.

Price: Advance tickets $35, At the door $40

 

The Chicago History Museum Dinner Series: 1893 World’s Fair 2013 Style!

Enjoy an amazing meal that celebrates the 120th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition. Enjoy over 4-6 archive-researched courses made by Chef Derek Simcik who will explain the exposition’s banquets. Learn about the fair from Curator Libby Mahoney who will share stories.

Date: Monday, May 13th

Time: Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner 6pm

Place: Atwood Cafe at The Hotel Burnham-1 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL.

Price: $95 non-members, $85 members (tickets include pre-dinner cocktail, 4-6 courses paired with custom cocktails or craft beers).

MUSEUM EXHIBITS TO SEE

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

This fabulous exhibit features over 60 garments from some of the world’s most iconic fashion designers such as Yves St. Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Lacroix, Patrick Kelly, and more. Learn more HERE.

Date: Now through January 5th, 2014

Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm

Place: Chicago History Museum-1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.

Price: Adults $14, seniors $12, Students (13-22yrs) and children 12 and under FREE

 

Picasso and Chicago

Date: Now until May 12th

Time: Open daily 10:30–5:00; Thursday until 8:00

Place: Regenstein Hall, Art Institute of Chicago

Price: Buy tickets HERE

The Chicago Cultural Center April & May Schedules

If you haven’t visited The Chicago Cultural Center you should. The building is a landmark in Chicago with its magnificent architecture and fabulous exhibits. There is always something new going on so visit this LINK to check daily events. Most events are free which is even better!

Current Programs & Exhibitions Include:

Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina: Indigo- Now through April 27th 2013

Shawn Decker: Prarie- Now through May 5th 2013

Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College- Now through June 16th 2013

Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens- Now through December 2020

Chicago Greeter “Insta-Greeter” Visits- Fridays-Sundays

Building Tours- Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays- Meet at Radolph Lobby at 1:15pm

Place: The Chicago Cultural Center-78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL.

Price: All events are free unless otherwise noted

 

MUSIC

ADDICTED Chicago put together its top picks for concerts in Chicago. View the complete list HERE!

 

Charlie Crane, New Missionaries, and Airline-X at Transistor

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Transistor - 3819 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL.

Price: FREE (donations suggested)

 

Bomba Estereo “Elegancia Tropical Tour”

Sound Culture presents “Elegancia Tropical Tour” featuring BOMBA ESTERO whose electro-tropical sound is one to hear live. Opening sets by Los Vicios De Papa. The afterparty will take place in THE ACT ONE PUB with Chicago DJS Soulphonetics who blend a unique mix of house, Latin jazz, funk, and hip hop.

Date: Monday, April 15th

Time: 8pm show, Lobby doors 6:30pm

Place: Mayne Stage-1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL.

Age: 18+

Price: $17 in advance, $22 day of show, $30 for reserved seating

 

White Lung, Magic Milk, and Daylight Robbery

Date: Thursday, April 25th

Time: 9:30pm-12am

Place: Empty Bottle-1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.

Price: $8 in advance, $10 door

 

Do Division Street Fest

Date and Time: Friday, May 31st from 5-10pm; Saturday & Sunday, June 1st & 2nd from 12-10pm

Place: Division Street between Damen and Leavitt

 

SHOPPING

Moon Voyage Opens in Wicker Park

Check out Wicker Park’s newest women’s boutique that carries clothing, jewelry, accessories, lingerie, home goods, and more. Moon Voyage has an interesting style, described as a mix of carefree LA style and NY edge.

Place: Moon Voyage-2010 W. Pierce Street East, Chicago, IL.

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 11am-6pm

 

April Second Friday at Comet Vintage

Comet Vintage has you covered for Spring! Shop new arrivals including colorful dresses and playful prints. Enjoy 20-50% off certain items and sip on local refreshments from Revolution.

Comet Vintage also hosts artwork by Michael Thomas.

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 6pm-12am

Place: Comet Vintage-1320 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL.

 

Pilsen 2nd Friday at Modern Cooperative

Modern Cooperative introduces three new local jewelry designers to their wearable collection. Designers Gustav Reyes, Lisa Muscato, and Merl Kinzie’s gorgeous jewelry will be available for purchase. Enjoy unique shopping and delicious tamales from Tamale Spaceship.

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 6pm-11pm

Place: Modern Cooperative-818 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL.

 

Lovebomb Launch at Dovetail

Join Dovetail as they introduce a fabulous new line to their store, Chicago-made Lovebomb Lacquer! Lovebomb Lacquer offers gorgeous nail polish colors for spring. So grab your girlfriends and enjoy a FREE manicure with purchase and as well as wonderful refreshments.

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 7pm-10pm

Place: Dovetail-1452 West Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

DOSE Market: Sunny Side Up

Does Market delivers yet another lineup of fabulous vendors and fun this Sunday, April 14th! Shop SAIC graduates, Remi Canarie’s chic separates and find your perfect lip shade from Morgan Marie Beauty. Try Next Star Vodkas tasty drink that includes ginger beer, lime juice, vodka and indulge on Malika’s ByMdesserts tasty s’more cake. For the meat lovers try Smoking Goose’s slow-curred and smoked meat, salumi, and sausage. To view the complete lineup of vendors click HERE.

Date: Sunday, April 14th

Time: 10am-4pm

Place: River East Art Center-435 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL.

Price: $8 in advance, $10 at door

 

Urban Folk Circuit at the Grafton Pub

The Urban Folk Circuit brings you an intimate craft market featuring lovely crafts by talented artisans, acoustics from Old Town School of Folk Music, and tasty drafts.

Artisans include: Arthur’s Plaid Pants, BOT Bakery, Confections Else, Lion of Bali, Northcoast Organics, Origami Only, Red Ava Designs, Something Beautiful, and Think Again Chicago.

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 12pm-5pm

Place: The Grafton Pub and Grill - 4530 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL.

 

Scofflaw’s Sunday Afternoon

If you haven’t ventured to Scofflaw yet well now you have even more reason to do so. Aside from the tasty gin-focused cocktails and free cookies at midnight, on April 21st Scofflaw turns into not only an amazing cocktail bar but also an afternoon market! From 1pm-5pm enjoy a delicious cocktail at the bar and shop some great gifts by some of Chicago’s best local vendors. From edgy jewelry from Cities in Dust to timeless clothing from Stock Mfg. Co., a Sunday at Scofflaw might just become your new retreat.

Featured Vendors include: Cities in Dust Jewelry, Grace Tran, Stock Mfg. Co, Some Like Us, Reuse Candles, and Foxglove Studio.

Date: Sunday, April 1st

Time: 1pm-5pm

Place: Scofflaw - 3201 W Armitage Ave (at Kedzie Ave), Logan Square, Chicago, IL.

TOURS & FAIRS

Wicker Park Green Resources Fair

Join the 2nd Annual Green Resources Fair and learn about how you can green your resources and spaces from over 30 Chicagoland businesses and organizations.

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 10am-3pm

Place: Wicker Park Garden-1425 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

The Chicago History Museum Tours of Chicago

The Chicago History Museum offers a huge variety of ongoing tours year round. Explore the city and find a new perspective. Tours include: bike tours, bus tours, exhibition tours, group visits, history pub crawls, ‘L’ tours, running tours, and walking tours.

Click HERE for information on prices, etc.

 

The Plant

Beginning as a 93,500 square foot meatpacking the facility, The Plant was repurposed into a “net-zero energy vertical farm and food business operation.” The Plant offers tours for visitors to understand everything from aquaponic farming to just how The Plant creates their own renewable energy.

Click HERE for information on prices, etc.

 

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