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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.

Hands for Hope Charity Gala Benefit for Cancer

A gala benefit to support childhood cancer research.
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Philanthropy Events

RSSI Chicago is Roaring to End Homelessness

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.

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Free Events

Open House Chicago October 2017

Behind-the-scenes access to over 200 buildings across Chicago.

Sam Adams National Stein Hoisting Competition at SPiN

The Oktoberfest features competition, prizes, ping pong, etc.

Tuesday Funk Chicago Monthly Reading Series

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

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Food and Alcohol Events

Time Out Chicago’s Grilled Cheese Meltdown

Taste your way through the best grilled cheese sandwiches.

Yelp The Cocktail of Chicago Contest

Help pick THE Cocktail of Chicago at this special Yelp event.

Social Power Hour Cheers + Drink Fest Chicago

Local distilleries, breweries, wineries, & products from all over.

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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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Miscellaneous

Chicago Halloween Events 2017 Mahalo-ween

Carve pineapples instead of pumpkins this Chicago Halloween.

Chicago 20×2 – 20 Speakers, 1 Question, 2 Minutes Each

Hear 20 different responses on 1 question from all types of creatives.

The Horror of the Humanities V

Explore the relationship between horror & history of the humanities.

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