Lurie garden

Good morning, Chicago! Been a long week? We thought so. Treat yourself to one of Chicago Craft Beer Week's first few events and tastings this weekend. Shake off the winter laziness and get to one of SELF Magazine's Workouts In The Park kicking off this weekend. And get ready to dive into street festival season at long last! Check it out.

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Art Institute After Dark - May 2014 (5/16)

After Dark
Experience at trip to the Art Institute like you never have before. Explore the museum after hours with After Dark in the Modern Wing. Sip on your cocktail whilst enjoying exclusive access to Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness. Complimentary appetizers, late night museum boozing and a great DJ - happy Friday night to you!

Mayfest & Riverfront Mayfest (5/16-18)

Riverfront Mayfest

Summer must be in the air, because this weekend marks the start of outdoor festivals! New this year to the Mayfest line up is Riverfront Mayfest, three nights of themed live music and fantastic local foot in the Chicago Tribune's Festival Lot along the river. Single day tickets are as low as $8. Then be sure to check out an old favorite with Mayfest at the corner of Ashland and Barry. For $10, get in on some German food, local merchant shopping, dancing, and plenty of brews to go around at the outdoor beer garden.

Craft Beer Week (5/15-25)

Craft Beer Week

It's baaaack! The 5th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week is here, and is the perfect excuse (as if you needed one) to explore the great beer venues our fine city has to offer. This year's theme is "Chicago: A City of Neighborhoods." As always, Craft Beer Week entices locals to embrace the breadth of local craft beer and be immersed in the community who loves them. Check it out here to learn more about the over 300 venues participating offering special $4 tastings of rare beers nad other special events! 

Laguniats Beer Circus (5/17-18)

Lagunitas beer circus

Why not start Craft Beer Week off with a bang? And by a bang, we mean part circus, part craft beer festival, part food tasting. Sign us up! The Lagunitas Beer Circus kicks off tomorrow for this whirlwind two day event with freaktacular entertainment, an all-day burlesque show, carnival rides - and oh yes, Lagunitas beer.

Chinese Opera Film Series (5/16)

Chinese opera film

Free and open to the public at Logan Center for the Arts tomorrow, ch Chinese Opera Film Series invites guests to explore cinematic adaptations of the epic and historic tales in Chinese operas. This film series mixes narrative and documentary work and includes the rarely screened gem Romance of the Western Chamber (Xixiang ji) (dir. Hou Yao, China, 1927)-a silent film that will be presented with live music from a newly commissioned score by Donald Sosin.