April kicked off with some serious gloomy weather, but we’re looking forward to sunshine and all of the spring time entertainment that Chicago has to offer! We may have missed Baconfest and the Cocktail Classic, but we’ve got an action packed month ahead of us. From pizza to zombies, stretching to toking, here’s what the #ChromeCrew will doing in April.
April 9th 2nd Annual Chicago Pizza Summit at 1st Ward at Chop Shop
Pizza lovers, rejoice! Back by popular demand, The 2nd Annual Chicago Pizza Summit hits 1st Ward at Chop Shop on Sunday, April 9th. Your perfect post-Friday night hangover cure, some of Chicago’s favorite pizza joints and cooks are serving up oh-so cheesy goodness, Old Style beer, and jams from local rapper Showyousuck. You can find us stuffing our faces with slices from Dimo’s and Blaze.
THE BRITISH ARE COMING
April 13 & 14 The Zombies at Thalia Hall
60’s English rock band The Zombies are taking us back with their Odessey and Oracle 50th Anniversary tour, making a stop in Chicago. The surviving members of the band will be bringing their bluesy pop sound to Thalia Hall for two days of total British Invasion on Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14. Catch us rocking out to our fav songs ‘Time of the Season’ and ‘Tell Her No’.
April 17th The Flaming Lips at The Riviera Theater
Best known for their songs ‘Do You Realize??’ and ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’, psychedelic rockers, The Flaming Lips, are returning to the stage for their Oczy Mlody tour after backing Miley Cyrus last year. Described as "rock's greatest acid punch party", the Lips’ take The Riv on Sunday, April 17 and will fill that craving you’ve had for synth, crazy costumes, and confetti.
April 20th Marketing Disrupted
Our homies at People Vine launch the 6th episode of their monthly series, Marketing Disrupted on Thursday, April 20th starting at 6pm. The monthly series features “disrupters” from around Chicago who share their stories about conquering the world of marketing. In the spirit of the date, Episode 6 is all about High Tech, exploring the nation’s most profitable cash crop, WEED, and how technology plays a role in its distribution and sales.
CULTURE AND COCKTAILS
April 20-23 Taste of Iceland at 1st Ward at Chop Shop
Take in all of the cuisine, music, film, and art that Iceland has to offer without paying for a plane ticket. Chicago is welcoming back The Taste of Iceland Thursday, April 20th to Sunday, April 23rd. Not sure what the hell Iceland is like? Neither do we, but chef Viktor Orn Adnresson is ready to fill us up with some slowly cooked cod and grilled lamb while we groove to techno tunes by popular Icelandic DJ, Fufanu.
April 23rd MegaSTRETCH Class at CHI50
There’s no better way to shake off these April showers than with a quick fitness class! CHI50’s MegaSTRETCH class is 40 minutes of deep stretches, chill music, and dim lights. Relax and re-set your week at 3pm on Sunday, April 23rd. Receive a complimentary nutrition consultation with CHI50’s Ashley Pettit when you purchase one of their class packages. Stay tuned for more exciting news from our #ChromeClient!