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Baconfest Chicago 2016

Bacon themed food extravaganza benefiting Chicago food charities.

Cochon555 2016 Chicago

5 chefs cook 5 heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause.

One of A Kind Spring Show Chicago

The One of a Kind Show is excited to launch the One of a Kind Spring Show.
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Philanthropy Events

National Hellenic Museum Gala 2016

Academy for Global Citizenship Chefs’ Playground 2016

Mingle among top chefs, local/national celebrities, & more

Rescue Our Angels 2016

All funds raised go towards Generation Rescue's family grant program.

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Free Events

Meet Chicago Bears Legends at Harry Caray’s

Meet Chicago Bears Legends, Steve McMichael and Keith Van Horne.

Room Seven One Year Anniversary

An exclusive event of cocktails, sipping & dancing featuring live music & more.

(En)Lightning Talks Chicago: 5 Experts For 5 Minutes

Enjoy 5-minute talks by some of Chicago’s most interesting experts in arts & sciences

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Food and Alcohol Events

Chicago Reader Key Ingredient Cook Off

Taste dishes created by 16 of Chicago's most outstanding chefs.

Long Grove Chocolate Fest 2016

A weekend dedicated to 2 of life's sweetest pleasures - chocolate & music.

Wingout Chicago 2016

An outdoor chicken wing block party offering all you can eat wings.

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Fashion and Beauty Events

Cheap Thrills Designer Warehouse Sale

Cheap Thrills Designer Warehouse Sale celebrates 10 years of amazing shopping.

Meet the Original IT Girl Jamie Kern Lima

Meet Jamie Kern Lima & get a 1-on-1personal makeup consultation

Handle With Care Cupcakes and Champagne

Check out a spring trunk show from Cupcakes & Cashmere and CHASER.

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Miscellaneous

Captain America Civil War Early Premiere Party

Be the first to see Captain America Civil War at a special early premier party.

Mental Floss Trivia Show

A night of brain-busting trivia, fabulously flossy prizes & surprise guests.

Events with Benefitz Summer Kayak Chicago Tour

Dial up the summertime splendor on a 2-hour sunset kayak Chicago tour.

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