This Week’s Chicago Area Events

This Week’s Chicago Area Events

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CHICAGO, IL — Looking for things to do in the Chicago area? As more local businesses and venues reopen and it becomes safer to gather in small groups, don’t miss what’s new on your Chicago Patch community calendar. Here are some events taking place in town this week.

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Meditation (Becoming Aware of oneself) in Chicago

  • When: Monday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m.
  • What: Meditation Session: 1)  During this class I will explain how to meditate 2)  Guide you through the meditation process 3)  Help you to understand how to become aware of youself and the power of that 4)  Then will have you connect randomly with several people to share your exper… Learn More

Midewin NTP for Kids: Fun with Fossils – Virtual


Chicago Help People With Free Samples Health & Wealth Webinar

  • When: Tuesday, June 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
  • What: Don’t miss this FREE Live Broadcast Opportunity Presentation. (1099 Commission ONLY Sales Position) You get your own FREE website and business to get the word out! Huge compensation for sharing the highest quality, patented, and and exclusive CBD products available. Over 80 produc… Learn More

Masters of International Intrigue Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller

  • When: Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: https://barbarasbookstores.com/grossman-fuller/
  • What: Jun 22 | 7pC | REGISTER FREE RED DECEPTION | Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller | BUY BOOK SOON!All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   “Forget ‘ripped from the headlines,’ because RED DECEPTION… Learn More

RPG Expert James D’Amato: How to Level Up Your Game Master Skills

  • When: Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00 a.m.
  • What: Jun 23 | 6pC | REGISTER FREE THE ULTIMATE RPG GAME MASTER’S WORLDBUILDING GUIDE | James D’Amato | BUY BOOKAll registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees. Level up your Game Master skills with these… Learn More

A panel exploring the U.S. Military and the LGBTQ community

  • When: Wednesday, June 23rd at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Zoom
  • What: Did you know that the U.S. Military is one of the largest employers for members of the LGBTQ community in the U.S. today? During Pride Month, the Museum & Library is proud to present a panel discussion featuring military members in the LGBTQ community who will share their … Learn More

Envision Networking (On-Line Speed Networking) in Chicago

  • When: Wednesday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
  • What: Tired of Networking where people try to sell you at our events its much different. All attendees much take a pledge: 1)  No Hard Selling 2)  No Disrespect 3)  No Auto Adding to E-mail List or Drip Campaigns 4)  No Recruiting   We are builing a high quality type of networking a… Learn More

Featured Event: Young People’s Race, Power, and Technology 2021 Film Festival

  • When: Thursday, June 24th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
  • What: Block Cinema and TREE Lab present the second iteration of the Young People’s Race Power and Technology Project (YPRPT) film festival of 2021FREE AND OPEN TO ALL, ONLINE About this event In partnership with the TREE Lab in Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy, … Learn More
Featured Event: Young People’s Race, Power, and Technology 2021 Film Festival (Lindsay Bosch)

Ardbeg’s Monsters of Smoke Tour comes to Chicago

  • When: Thursday, June 24th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Delilah’s Chicago
  • What: Ardbeg will be dispensing drams to smoky whisky lovers throughout Chicago. An oversized all-terrain tactical vehicle, appropriately named Wee Beastie will offer tastings, surprises, giveaways, and Augmented Reality photo opportunities for participants. #monstersofsmoketour #ar… Learn More

Midewin NTP for Kids: Pond Life – Virtual


Virtual FAB Women Event with Jewel Osco!

  • When: Thursday, June 24th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual
  • What: Join Jewel Osco VIRTUALLY for a Celebration of Women-Owned and Women-Led Businesses! Join us for our third annual Food and Beverage (FAB) Women event! We’ll have a virtual panel with female entrepreneurs and business owners from brands like CharBoys, Caulipower, Barefoot and… Learn More

Ready…or Not So Much: Introverts Return to the Office

  • When: Thursday, June 24th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: 9501 S King Dr
  • What: In light of all the changes surrounding COVID-19 and recognizing that many of us are returning to the office full or part-time in the coming weeks, this panel of unique individuals will have a discussion about how those with a preference for introversion prepare, manage, set e… Learn More

Chicago Dogs vs. Kane County Cougars

  • When: Thursday, June 24th at 6:05 p.m.
  • Where: 9850 Balmoral Ave
  • What: Join the Chicago Dogs as they take on the Kane County Cougars at Impact Field in Rosemont. During this “Thirsty Thursday” home game, fans can enjoy $2 domestic drafts along with a post-game fireworks display. Learn More

Free HIV Testing

  • When: Friday, June 25th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: 1000 Madison St
  • What: In recognition of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, The Loretto Hospital, is offering free HIV testing and STI (sexually transmitted infection) screenings to uninsured or underinsured residents of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and surrounding West side communities. On Frid… Learn More

The Warehouse Sale Pop-Up Shoe Store Grand Opening! Kildeer, IL

  • When: Friday, June 25th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: 20771 N Rand Rd
  • What: Hey Kildeer! The Warehouse Sale is a pop-up shoe store only in town from June 25th until July 4th. We carry over 20,000 pairs of men’s & women’s brand name shoes! ALL shoes will have 40-80% discount for this event. Join us for our largest selection EVER! Anyone on the VIP … Learn More

Chicago Dogs vs. Kane County Cougars

  • When: Friday, June 25th at 7:05 p.m.
  • Where: 9850 Balmoral Ave
  • What: Join the Chicago Dogs as they take on the Kane County Cougars at Impact Field in Rosemont. During this Friday home game, the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free giveaway upon entering the ballpark. Fans can enjoy pre-game happy hour drink specials and live music… Learn More

Featured Event: Lincoln Park Health & Wellness Weekend

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lincoln Common
  • What: Join us for free workout classes on the plaza at Lincoln Common on Saturday, June 26 and then Lakeshore Sport and Fitness on Sunday, June 27. Explore new workouts, treatments and personal care from Lincoln Park’s innovative health and wellness community to keep you fit and hea… Learn More
Featured Event: Lincoln Park Health & Wellness Weekend (Robin Hammond)

Featured Event: Pop-up store for bra-free clothing brand Brayonara

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Oakbrook Center
  • What: Have you ever wished you didn’t have to wear a bra? Is your bra the first thing you take off when you get home? If so, great news! Brayonara is a Wheaton-based clothing company that designs clothes that can be worn comfortably bra-free. We’re holding a pop-up shop at Oak Brook… Learn More
Featured Event: Pop-up store for bra-free clothing brand Brayonara (Nneka A)

Featured Event: Evanston Chamber Music Society Summer Festival

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Charles Gates Dawes House
  • What: We are back with our summer concert series! Evanston Chamber Music Society Summer Festival premieres on June 26 with members of the best orchestra in the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing two piano quintets including Schubert’s famous Trout. The other two dates are… Learn More
Featured Event: Evanston Chamber Music Society Summer Festival (Victor Asuncion)

Nettlehorst French Market

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 8:00 a.m.
  • Where: The Nettelhorst School
  • What:  Join us on Saturday mornings for a French styled open air market featuring fresh produce, baked goods, local retail businesses and community groups! Learn More

Birds of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie East side hiking tour

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
  • What: You might see blue grosbeaks, loggerhead shrikes, bobolinks, grasshopper sparrows, black-billed cuckoos, mockingbirds, & brown thrashers. Bring your binoculars! This 2-hour east side walking tour will begin at the Welcome Center. Participants will follow tour guides to the… Learn More

Unity Toastmasters virtual public speaking event

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: The Edge Theater
  • What: Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 364,000 in more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countri… Learn More

Beholding Buddha’s Beautiful Face

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago in Oak Park
  • What: Not only is Buddha’s serene, beautful face extremely pleasing to behold, if we meditate on Buddha’s image, we will develop many special benefits, even if our concentration is not clear: our mind will become peaceful, pure and inspiredwe accumulate abundant spiritual good fortu… Learn More

Solar Social

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: North Side of Chicago – Register for full address
  • What: Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Solar Ambassador Mark Weitekamper at his home on June 26th to hear his solar story! Mark has solar PV on his home, as well as an electric vehicle and other energy efficient modifications. He and his family decided to go solar because they wa… Learn More

Chicago Markets for Makers

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Artifact Events
  • What: Markets for Makers is BACK to Chicago June 26+27 from 11am-5pm! Tickets starting at $8Located in the historic and spacious Artifact Events, come discover 70+ makers, take photos at our photo walls, check out our DIY stations and fill your free tote with goods from small busine… Learn More

Pride North Chicago

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: 6962 N Glenwood Ave
  • What: Chicago’s largest northside neighborhood Pride Party. Featuring DJs and Live entertainment, great sponsorship, and fun to be had by all. Pride North Chicago features 16 DJs and Live entertainment across two stages and three dance floors. This year’s DJs are Brady Prince, Byrn… Learn More

FAB Women Event with Jewel Osco!

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: 153 Schiller St
  • What: Join Jewel Osco for a Celebration of Women-Owned and Women-Led Businesses! Join us in-store for our third annual Food and Beverage (FAB) Women event! There’ll be amazing activities including product showcases from more than 25 Women-Owned Businesses, entertainment and givea… Learn More

That’s Weird, Millennials!

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m.
  • What: PlayMakers Laboratory is pleased to present That’s Weird, Millennials! Real Stories with a Je Ne Sais Quoi, a whimsical evening of cross-generational stories written by adults and adapted and performed by the PML performance ensemble. The company fundraiser on Saturday, June 2… Learn More

Featured Event: Chicago Dogs vs. Kane County Cougars

  • When: Saturday, June 26th at 7:05 p.m.
  • Where: 9850 Balmoral Ave
  • What: Join the Chicago Dogs as they take on the Kane County Cougars at Impact Field in Rosemont. Chicago Dogs games welcome fans of all ages for a one-of-a-kind experience where every day is fan appreciation day. Learn More

Featured Event: Sports Cards and More Show – June 27, 2021 in Orland Park

  • When: Sunday, June 27th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Orland Park Civic Center
  • What: Sports Cards and More Show Orland Park Civic Center – 14750 South Ravinia, Orland Park, IL  Sunday, June 27, 2021 Customer Doors Open: 9 a.m. (No Early Birds Please)   Admission: $1 Adults, Kids 12 and Under: FREE Every customer is automatically entered in the door prize drawi… Learn More
Featured Event: Sports Cards and More Show – June 27, 2021 in Orland Park (Sports Cards and More Show LLC )

Featured Event: Festival of Fine Arts – 2021

  • When: Sunday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Art Center Highland Park
  • What: This coming June 26th and 27th, 10 am to 5 pm both days, The Art Center Highland Park will host their 22nd Annual Festival of Fine Arts. “I think the community is ready to restart doing what they loved before the pandemic hit. Last week we had the first in-person art show open… Learn More
Featured Event: Festival of Fine Arts – 2021 (James Lynch)

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce

  • When: Sunday, June 27th at 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
  • What: Join us for free workout classes on the plaza at Lincoln Common on Saturday, June 26 and then Lakeshore Sport and Fitness on Sunday, June 27. Explore new workouts, treatments and personal care from Lincoln Park’s innovative health and wellness community to keep you fit and hea… Learn More

Andersonville Vintage Market

  • When: Sunday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: North Clark Street & West Catalpa Avenue
  • What: The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce celebrates summer with its first-ever outdoor Andersonville Vintage Market featuring antiques, home décor, jewelry, accessories, clothing, music and other bric a brac from local retailers, along with several food vendors. Come treasure hun… Learn More

Vino Vinyasa at Easy Does It

  • When: Sunday, June 27th at 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Easy Does It
  • What: Join us on the patio at Easy Does It Chicago for yoga and wine outside! Vino Vinyasa classes bring together vinyasa-based yoga and fun wine facts through creative yoga poses. The educational yoga class will end with a comparative wine tasting of two wines. Attendees will get 5… Learn More

FAB Women Event with Jewel Osco!

  • When: Sunday, June 27th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: 234 E Veterans Pkwy
  • What: Join Jewel Osco for a Celebration of Women-Owned and Women-Led Businesses! Join us in-store for our third annual Food and Beverage (FAB) Women event! There’ll be amazing activities including product showcases from more than 25 Women-Owned Businesses, entertainment and giveaw… Learn More

Check out more local events, or add your own, on the Chicago Patch community calendar.

Editor’s note: This article was automatically generated based on event information mainly provided by community members. Patch has not independently verified most of this information, always check with organizers to confirm posted events are proceeding as planned. Click on any event in the list for more details. You can also reach out to [email protected] with any questions or other feedback about this article.

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