Things to Do

Things to do in Chicago this Week

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First Tuesday at Fox BarSir & Madame Host First Tuesdays at Fox Bar

When: Tuesday, November 3rd, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Fox Bar at the Soho House, 113 N. Green Street, 60607

Why you may want to attend: A fabulous night hosted by a fabulous boutique in an equally fabulous space. Drinks and food are half off and the atmosphere is come as you are. Fox Bar offers local craft beers and Chicago inspired drinks late into the night.

More info: Sir & Madame Tumblr

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renaissance hotelScotch, Sip, and Sample

When: Wednesday, November 4th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Hotel Downtown, 1 West Wacker Drive, 60601

Why you may want to attend: Sample some of the most popular varieties of scotch with guidance from Renaissance’s mixologists at the Scotch, Sip and Sample experience. Learn about the different scotch making regions of Scotland at this event. The cost is $25 for 5 scotch tastings. (This is a correction to the information provided during our Periscope broadcast Monday.)

More info: Renaissance Hotel by Marriot

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900 shops shop localSHOP LOCAL at the 900 Shops

When: Thursday, November 5th, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: 900 N. Michigan Ave, Level 5, 60611

Why you may want to attend: Food, cocktails, and festivities with 900 North Michigan Shops’ PARTY ON FIVE event, highlighting the experience of shopping local in Chicago! Plus, welcome TWO new local shops – Alexandra Torissi and Luxury Garage Sale (pop-up store).

Sip and shop your way around Level 5 and see the latest trends in fashion and gift-giving from: Azeeza, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, Jane Weber Ink!, and more.

Stop by Alexandra Torissi and view the exclusive premiere of the Autumn/Winter 2015 Debut Footwear Collection from 5pm-8pm. Alexandra Torissi offers Italian made footwear with an elegant edge, and blends legendary Italian craftsmanship and chic design into a dynamic collection that is an ode to the modern woman. Alexandra Torissi, local shoe designer, will be in the store that evening to show off her new collection and talk about the launch of her Chicago store.

Now through November 18, with every purchase in store or $35 tax deductible donation to Bright Pink on AT’s team page, shoppers will have a chance to win a limited edition pair of AT pink bottom boots!

Don’t forget to welcome back Luxury Garage Sale to 900 Shops for an extended 2-month pop-up shop. An opening party to celebrate the launch of the pop-up will be held from 5-8pm and will to include prize giveaways from 900 Shops partners including Equinox, Mario Tricoci, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, Perrier and more.

More info: 900 Shops

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Buzz Art AuctionsBUZZ ART AUCTIONS

When: Saturday, November 7th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Loews Chicago Hotel, 455 N. Park Drive, 60611

Why you may want to attend: Buzz Art Auctions, the live and entertaining art series benefiting charity, makes its tour stop in the Windy City this fall.

Guests are invited to mix & mingle while enjoying food and beverages from Bombay Sapphire, all to benefit charity.  This one-of-a-kind experience is a no reserve auction where up to fifty original works by some of today’s top street, graffiti and contemporary artists will be auctioned off live.  A portion of the proceeds from each piece will benefit Best Buddies International and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

“Buzz Art was created to give young art collectors the opportunity to purchase the works of many of their favorite artists in a fun and approachable atmosphere,” says founder Michael Rosen.  “With our no reserve auction format, guests are able to start bidding as low as $1, and can come away with a piece of art that would otherwise be inaccessible at gallery prices, all while giving back to charity.”

Featured artists include: Kenny Scharf, John “Crash” Matos, Hebru Brantley, Icy and Sot, Dain, and Kashink, among many others.

To date, a quarter of a million in art sales has been made.

For tickets and more information visit www.buzzartauctions.com.

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The Makeup ShowThe Makeup Show

When: Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th

Where: Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th St, 60609

Why you may want to attend: The Makeup Show Chicago brings the nation’s largest pro-driven beauty event to the Midwest. This inspiring gathering will bring artists of all levels together for an exciting weekend of education and opportunity. This year’s lineup includes highly-anticipated keynotes from industry leaders and presentations from well-known brands.

More info: The Makeup Show Chicago

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Kari Herrera is the creator of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s indie city guide and blog. She often writes about the city’s points-of-interest as experienced by a local. She is a Social Media Marketing Manager and freelance writer. When she’s not working, Kari donates much of her time to the education of French-speaking immigrants in Chicago.

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