Chicago: May Events Calendar

    Are you ever like, “I’m so bored of eating lean cuisines on my couch and want to do something out of the ordinary tonight.” Yeah. Us too. Every month, our venues are planning some truly spectacular events and specials -- so we decided to start sharing them with you because why wouldn’t we!? Below you will find a calendar of some great stuff going on in the Windy City that you can attend, buy tickets for, or just stop by… spice up your date night or even make a regular Wednesday an extraordinary Wednesday with your closest friends. Oh and remember these venues are also available to rent out for your next private event, so check out more info about renting them out by clicking on the venue name.

    STK Chicago - Lip Service Wednesdays

    Date: Every Wednesday in May 2016

    Tired of stuffy steakhouses? So is STK Chicago. Every Wednesday they put the party back into “dinner party” with their new weekly series featuring $7 shot specials and $7 mules! STK Chicago is located at 9 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

    Roka Akor - Roka Akor and Osteria Langhe Collaboration Dinner

    Date: May 12, 2016

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Head over to Roka Akor Chicago for a exceptional collaboration dinner celebrating the Country of Japan and the Region of Piemonte, Italy. Roka Akor's Corporate Chef Ce Bian will open his kitchen for first time ever with Guest Executive Chef Cameron Grant of Osteria Langhe. The menu will consist of 6 courses, each restaurant preparing three dishes. All the wines and sakes are paired by Regional General Manager and Sommelier, Steven Tindle, and co-owner of Osteria Langhe, Aldo Zaninotto, expert on the Piemonte Region. A portion of this proceeds from this dinner will be donated to Pilot Light. Purchase tickets here.

    Catalyst Ranch - Screening of ‘Food Choices’ A Documentary

    Date: May 13th

    Time: 7pm

    Join award-winning filmmaker Michal Siewierski on his three-year journey to expose the truth about our food choices. This ground-breaking documentary explores the impact that food choices have on people’s health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other living species. Featuring interviews with 28 world-renowned experts, including doctors, nutritionists, environmental experts and holistic health practitioners, this film will certainly change the way you look at the food on your plate.

    Get tickets here.

    Museum of Science and Industry - One Little Spark! A Conversation with Marty Sklar

    Date: May 15th

    Time: 1pm

    The only Disney “cast member” to have been involved in all 11 Disney Parks, Sklar will be joined by two of Imagineering’s creative design team who continue to turn dreams into reality at The Happiest Place on Earth and beyond. Alfredo Ayala leads Research & Development project teams at Walt Disney Imagineering, and has designed and created innovative effects for numerous Disney Parks attractions. Dex Tanksley is a Disney Imagineer and Project Design Manager responsible for translating creative team ideas into dimensional Disney Parks attractions and rides. Marty's fellow panelists are among the 75 Imagineers who contributed advice from their experience and backgrounds in Marty's new book, One Little Spark! – Mickey’s Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering. Following the presentation, Marty Sklar will sign his new book. Copies of One Little Spark! will be available for sale at the event.

    Learn more and purchase tickets here.

    Rockit Burger Bar - Burger Fest 2016

    May 16th - 20th, 2016

    Rockit Bar & Grill proudly presents their 11th Annual Burger Fest. This year will be crazier than ever with 5 days of INSANE Burger creations. Join them every day from May 16 – 20 for a new and exciting burger every day of the week.

    They’ve got some crazy contenders on the menu, like The Wall Street which is Ground Shortrib and Bone Marrow stuffed with Foie Gras Patty, Tomato Bacon Jam, Arugula, Brioche Bun, and Truffle Fries. If that hasn’t sold you guys, we don’t know what will. Check out the rest of the menu and reserve your spot here.

    The Duck Inn - National Restaurant Association Duck Rost

    Date: May 19th 2016

    Time: 6pm to 10pm

    Who said they only served Duck at the Duck Inn? Join The Duck in for their National Restaurant Association Kickoff Pig Roast! Network with chefs and restaurateurs from all over the country before the National Restaurant Association Show kicks off in Chicago. Enjoy culinary creations from the Duck Inn’s own Chef Kevin Hickey in the Duck Inn Backyard.

    The event takes place on Thursday May 19 from 6pm- 10pm for a backyard bash you don’t want to miss! Tickets are $50 per person. You can purchase them here.

    Matthew Rachman Gallery - Jungle Boogie

    May 21, 2016

    6pm to 9pm

    Matthew Rachman Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Jungle Boogie,” featuring abstract works by Chicago artists Ben Tinsley and Walter Fydryck. The gallery will host an opening reception Saturday, May 21 from 6 - 9 pm, at which both artists will be in attendance. “Jungle Boogie” is a carefully curated collection of artwork that is saturated with a rhythm, funk, and soul that embraces color and celebrates life. It's a visual interpretation of those moments when the sun is about to rise - the clarity just before and after something truly epic crystallized eternally. The calm before, and after the storm. These works are meant to lead the viewer on a cultivated, ocular journey to places they’ve never been - and to experience the excitement and inception of the unknown. Though decades apart in creation, themes of color, light and playfulness are seen throughout both artists’ works - all deeply rooted in the concept of form and movement. The notion of controlled chaos is one that Fydryck began experimenting with in the late 60’s (when these works were created), and a idea that is still being discovered in Tinsley’s contemporary artwork today.

    Check out more here.

    Spin Chicago - Brewer’s Paddle

    May 23rd, 2016

    To celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week, SPiN Chicago is hosting a Brewers Paddle Battle Tournament with Half Acre, Lagunitas, Revolution and Solemn Oath breweries. $10 ticket includes: reserved ping pong, $4 draft special for 16 beers on tap (four from each brewery), ping pong tournament featuring all four breweries with prizes. Special menu with beer-infused dishes from all four breweries in collaboration with SPiN Chicago’s Chef Ariel Bagadiong.

    Get tickets here.

    Sunda - Kamayan Feast

    May 29, 2016

    Celebrate Filipino Culture with a unique eating experience. In true Filipino fashion Sunda will be serving up delicious food you eat with your hands! Enjoy authentic cuisine from Sunda’s award-winning chef team and a cocktail made with Tanduay Rum from the Phillipines.

    Celebrate Filipino Culture with a unique eating experience. In true Filipino fashion Sunda will be serving up delicious food you eat with your hands! Enjoy authentic cuisine from Sunda’s award-winning chef team and a cocktail made with Tanduay Rum from the Phillipines.

    Tickets are $80 per person and include tax, tip, and one cocktail. Buy tickets here.

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