Chowdah Fest

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Mar 30 Mon

Chowdah Fest Hit the Columbia Yacht Club in late March, where/when you'll be able to sample some the best chowders in town, while helping to raise funds for charity. Awwwwwwww.

Columbia Yacht Club

Chowdah Fest Columbia Yacht Club Hit the Columbia Yacht Club in late March, where/when you'll be able to sample some the best chowders in town, while helping to raise funds for charity. Awwwwwwww.

Flickr/Jordana Boydstun

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Apr 17-18

Baconfest Sample bacon-centric dishes from dozens and dozens (and dozens) of local chefs. And dozens.

UIC Forum

Baconfest UIC Forum Sample bacon-centric dishes from dozens and dozens (and dozens) of local chefs. And dozens.

Flickr/Pete

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Apr 18 Sat

The Daily Show Standup Tour Wait, Jon Stewart doesn’t write all that material himself? He gets help from a bunch of dudes who'll be at The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour stop at Lincoln Hall????

Lincoln Hall

The Daily Show Standup Tour Lincoln Hall Wait, Jon Stewart doesn’t write all that material himself? He gets help from a bunch of dudes who'll be at The Daily Show Writers Standup Tour stop at Lincoln Hall????

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Apr 24 Fri

Tiki bar crawl Tired of being at work, pretending to do stuff while watching Kendall from accounting’s chat icon turn red/green/orange/grey? Hit up this crawl and get bussed around to five different spots WITH Kendall from accounting... if you invite her... (and she says yes.)

Various locations

Tiki bar crawl Various locations Tired of being at work, pretending to do stuff while watching Kendall from accounting’s chat icon turn red/green/orange/grey? Hit up this crawl and get bussed around to five different spots WITH Kendall from accounting... if you invite her... (and she says yes.)

Flickr/Davis Mathis

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Apr 24 Fri

C2E2: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo Wanna nerd out and meet oddball personalities from the worlds of TV, movies, comics, books, and anime? Yeah. You. Do.

McCormick Place

C2E2: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo McCormick Place Wanna nerd out and meet oddball personalities from the worlds of TV, movies, comics, books, and anime? Yeah. You. Do.

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Apr 29 Wed

Chicago Sexcon Exactly what it sounds like it is. Maybe.

Home Nightclub

Chicago Sexcon Home Nightclub Exactly what it sounds like it is. Maybe.

Chicago Cocktail Social

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Event

Location

Apr 30 Thu

Chicago Cocktail Social Love cocktails? Love talking about cocktails? Love drinking cocktails made by dudes from Barrelhouse Flat, Scofflaw, The Violet Hour, and The Whistler? Go to the Chicago Cocktail Social.

Galleria Marchetti

Chicago Cocktail Social Galleria Marchetti Love cocktails? Love talking about cocktails? Love drinking cocktails made by dudes from Barrelhouse Flat, Scofflaw, The Violet Hour, and The Whistler? Go to the Chicago Cocktail Social.

The James Beard Awards

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Event

Location

May 4 Mon

The James Beard Awards In the culinary world, Chicago was once known as the place where Charlie Trotter had a restaurant. Today it’s at the hub of THE ENTIRE CULINARY WORLD, as evidenced by hosting what is perhaps the most prestigious food awards gala around.

Lyric Opera of Chicago

The James Beard Awards Lyric Opera of Chicago In the culinary world, Chicago was once known as the place where Charlie Trotter had a restaurant. Today it’s at the hub of THE ENTIRE CULINARY WORLD, as evidenced by hosting what is perhaps the most prestigious food awards gala around.

Flickr/Jared Eberhardt

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Event

Location

May 8 Fri

Point Break, Live! Get ready for shootouts, blood spattering, skydiving, meatball sandwiches (TWO!), and a Johnny Utah who is always played by an audience member. Please be you, please be you, please be you...

Bottom Lounge

Point Break, Live! Bottom Lounge Get ready for shootouts, blood spattering, skydiving, meatball sandwiches (TWO!), and a Johnny Utah who is always played by an audience member. Please be you, please be you, please be you...

Flickr/Mark H Anbinder

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May 9 Sat

Cover Your Bases pub crawl Billed as the “event for those who love baseball, spring, and stickers,” the Cover Your Bases pub crawl is also billed as the event for people who love beer.

Wrigleyville

Cover Your Bases pub crawl Wrigleyville Billed as the “event for those who love baseball, spring, and stickers,” the Cover Your Bases pub crawl is also billed as the event for people who love beer.

Goose Island

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Event

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May 17 Sun

Goose Island's Sunday Funday Look us right in our cold, dead eyes and tell us that you won’t have fun at a Goose Island event where you can see a "Battle of the Breweries" dodgeball tournament, sample freshly tapped Bourbon County Stout, check out live music, and hit up some food trucks. DIDN'T THINK SO.

605 N Sacramento Blvd

Goose Island's Sunday Funday 605 N Sacramento Blvd Look us right in our cold, dead eyes and tell us that you won’t have fun at a Goose Island event where you can see a "Battle of the Breweries" dodgeball tournament, sample freshly tapped Bourbon County Stout, check out live music, and hit up some food trucks. DIDN'T THINK SO.

Flickr/Tripp (Edited)

Date

Event

Location

May 28-31

Maifest Between the brats, live bands, and an excuse to bust out the lederhosen -- or, you know, buy a pair -- it’s hard not to feel a little GemĂĽtlichkeit (the unnecessarily long word for “happy at a party”) at this year’s Maifest.

Lincoln and Leland Ave

Maifest Lincoln and Leland Ave Between the brats, live bands, and an excuse to bust out the lederhosen -- or, you know, buy a pair -- it’s hard not to feel a little GemĂĽtlichkeit (the unnecessarily long word for “happy at a party”) at this year’s Maifest.