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Chicago Hosts Grand Cochon Culinary Competition Finale

Help crown the "King or Queen of Porc" at Grand Cochon.

Taste Talks Chicago 2017 Celebrates the Future of Taste

Discuss the future of taste with the world’s top food & drink enthusiasts.

32nd Annual Friends of Prentice Benefit Evening

Celebrate a proud legacy of philanthropy & volunteerism.
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Philanthropy Events

Hands for Hope Charity Gala Benefit for Cancer

A gala benefit to support childhood cancer research.

Designs for Dignity Chairs for Charity 2017

See how designers bring vintage chairs back to life for charity.

Fall into Autumn Benefiting Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club

“Fall Into Autumn” with a spirited cocktail competition

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Free Events

Tuesday Funk Chicago Monthly Reading Series

Don't let autumn put you in a funk -- unless it's Tuesday Funk!

#FrenchTuesdays Chicago is back with a Silent Party

The ultimate dance, sensory experience & a hip way to mingle.

The Sinclair Grand Opening Gala

Tour the new Sinclair in Gold Coast with entertainment and refreshments.

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Food and Alcohol Events

State and Lake Halloween Beer & Candy Pairing Flights

Enjoy a grown-up twist on the typical Trick or Treat-ing.

James Beard Foundation Taste America 2017

A tasty weekend with a benefit dinner & chef demos!

Found Kitchen Stories and Chefs Dinner

Expertly crafted stories are paired with beautifully curated meals.

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Fashion and Beauty Events

2017 Chicago Gilt City Sample Sale

Lifestyle offerings, onsite styling, on-demand tailoring, pop-ups, etc

Mata Traders Sample Sale and Spring ’18 Sneak Peek

Shop new Spring '18 prints & one-of-a-kind dresses.

The Makeup Show Chicago 2017: Uncovering Beauty Trends and Secrets

Check out my top 5 beauty picks from the makeup show Chicago 2017!

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The Horror of the Humanities V

Explore the relationship between horror & history of the humanities.

Theater Oobleck A Memory Palace of Fear

The immersive theater installation explores the ways home can haunt us.

Third Annual Loews Chicago Harvest Fest

Streeterville Social transforms into a fall pumpkin patch and biergärten.

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