This month will inevitably bring “April showers,” but don’t let the rain sway you from enjoying everything that the city has to offer.
Trust us – April has some awesome events lined up that we guarantee you don’t want to miss.
April 2 @ Celeste & DISCO
Mark your lookbooks and calendars for the STYLE OF SOUND Spring Fashion Show on Thursday, April 2nd held at CELESTE and DISCO in River North, produced in collaboration with Aleeia Events. This year’s Spring Fashion Show is a celebration of diversity themed “Beauty is IN BLOOM for All Seasons.” Enjoy a preview of the season’s hottest looks and discover your spring and summer style inspiration. Embrace the different pops of color, tube top trends and lingerie outside of the bedroom.
April 4 @ Venue SIX10
Also known as the Midwest Rum Fest, the fifth edition of this spirit convention, including a tasting room, seminars, distributors, and importers, returns to Chicago at a new venue. Get your tickets online ahead of time!
April 11 @ Moe’s Cantina & Old Crow Smokehouse
Offering up beer tastings from 12 – 4 pm, the Chicago Beer Fest is one for the books this winter.
April 16 @ Galleria Marchetti
The 7th annual Chicago Cocktail Summit will feature expertly mixed (and shaken) drinks from some of the city’s best-renowned mixologists. Last year’s participants included representatives from Scofflaw, The Violet Hour, The Whistler, Vol. 39, Boleo, and more, so look out for more of the same this year!
April 18 @ River North
Ever done a bar crawl? Try a brunch crawl. From 10am – 2pm on April 18, rotate through 8 participating locations, where they’ll serve up brunch bites and drink tastings for all attendees. Your admission includes these tastings, so make sure to get them ahead of time!
April 18 @ Credit Union 1 Arena
Chicago’s most delectable wing-slingin’ restaurants are gathering together for the love of chicken and to compete for the title of Best of Fest. There’s also an eating contest (because of course there is) and plenty of beer, so get your tickets today!
April 18 @ UIC Dorin Form
Yup, you read that right. Bacon. Fest. Get ready to have your mind blown on April 18 at the UIC Dorin Form. Start by getting your tickets online.
April 18 @ Hamilton Elementary School
Hamilton Elementary School is hosting its 6th Annual Chicago Young Adult Book Festival, and it’s free to the public! This literary event promotes the diversity of its urban environment and features panel discussions and book signings from your favorite author. Register online for free.
April 19 @ Adler Planetarium
Join a 21+ after-hours celebration of the skies and stars, including access to all exhibits and galleries, special guests and lectures, and live entertainment at this year’s theme of A Night in the Afrofuture 2.0.