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2016 O’Hare 5k On The Runway

The 5K on the Runway offers great views of active runways & great photo opps.

Wheeling Taste of the Town

Taste the best food around the North Shore at Taste of the Town.

Koval Cocktail Class Series

Learn a new set of techniques & knowledge to enhance your cocktail prowess.
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Philanthropy Events

National Runaway Safeline Fundraiser: Spirit of Youth Festival

Help support runaway, homeless & at-risk youth across the nation.

Eric & Kathy’s Concert For The Kids Hosted By 101.9 THE MIX

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw performance!

Girls 4 Science Student Recognition Ceremony

Celebrate accomplishments of Chicago girls pursuing studies in STEM.

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Free Events

Dan Sviland Hot Shop Glass First Friday

Hot Shop Glass Studio First Friday with special guest Prairie Grass Cafe.

ZipFit Denim Launch Party

Celebrate the ZipFit Denim Launch Party of the new women's division.

Experience Rock N Roll Grand Opening

Enjoy a rock exhibition experience of a lifetime.

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Food and Alcohol Events

The Great American Lobster Fest and Cruise

Enjoy live lobster feasting flown in fresh from the east coast.

Culinary Fight Club: Culinary Fight Fest Chicago

15 past Culinary Fight Club chefs provide samples of a dish of their choosing!

Formento’s Summer Harvest Market Dinner

Enjoy a 3-course family style meal prepared by Chef Stephen Wambach.

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Fashion and Beauty Events

When She Became Her Pop Up

Meet artist Marissa Kendrick at her When She Became Her Pop Up.

Make It Better Makeover Event

Enjoy complimentary beauty treatments Pascal Pour Elle.

FashionBar Chicago Chi Fashion Week

Celebrate fashion design, merchandising & modeling in Chicago.

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Crosstown Fitness Burpees and Brunch on the Beach

Break a sweat on the beach with CTF, 105F Yoga & The Barre Code.

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago

Don't miss Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, a star studded event.

Pearl Tavern Wine & Movie Night

Wine + Patrick Swayze + Riverfront patio = Our kinda Wednesday!

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