Catch a movie at The Emily Hotel’s new Rooftop Cinema Club and enjoy drinks at Selva, dine on local favorite foods at From Here On food hall in The Old Post Office, see an outdoor concert at The Salt Shed, and watch a stunning performance of The Lion King at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

The Emily Hotel unveils a new rooftop cinema and bar

The Emily Hotel in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood recently unveiled the Rooftop Cinema Club on its fifth-floor terrace. The outdoor cinema features a weekly lineup of classic and cult films, viewed on a state-of-the-art LED screen with wireless headphones. The boutique hotel also opened its new rooftop bar Selva, serving casual Mexican bites and drinks.

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From Here On food hall opens

A huge new food hall from local hospitality group 16” on Center has opened on the first floor of The Old Post Office, a landmark building and event space. From Here On is home to seven Chicago food vendors, offering Nashville hot chicken from Hot Chi Chicken, Durango-style Mexican food at Flo’s Kitchen, Italian sandwiches by Tempesta Market, and more. There’s also a cocktail bar called Snorkelbox and a sprawling patio overlooking the Chicago River.

Learn more about From Here On.

The Salt Shed makes its debut

The Salt Shed, a new performance venue located on the site of the historic Morton Salt complex, opens this summer along the Chicago River. Outdoor shows begin in August, and include concerts by Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine, and Death Cab for Cutie. An indoor venue is planned to open at the mixed-use development next year.

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Chicago Gourmet is back

Foodies cannot miss Chicago Gourmet, held Sept. 22 – 25 on the Harris Theater Rooftop in Millennium Park. This upscale culinary happening celebrates Chicago’s acclaimed dining scene with samples from some of the city’s top restaurants, chef cooking demos, and wine, beer, and spirits tastings. There’s also the crowd favorite Hamburger Hop event, where you can vote for Chicago’s best burger.

Learn more about Chicago Gourmet.

The Lion King returns to Chicago

Broadway favorite The Lion King is back in Chicago, onstage at the downtown Cadillac Palace Theatre from Nov. 17 – Jan. 14. This award-winning play weaves a tale of hope and adventure through vividly theatrical storytelling, awe-inspiring visuals, and unforgettable songs by Elton John and Tim Rice that include Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata.

Learn more about The Lion King.