Shake out those April showers Chicago, we're kicking off the month of May with flowers, fashion, and a big ol' dose of sunshine! Our calendars are stacked this month, but that isn't going to stop us from taking in all of the action. From kickin' it with your mama to rooftop fashion and a bit of lazy boy rock, here's what the #ChromeCrew will be doing in May!
May 5th Nasty Women Art Chicago at Moonlight Studios
Alongside countless other sister events around the world, Nasty Women Chicago is coming together for a one-night exhibition and fundraiser on May 5th at Moonlight Studios. Starting at 5:30pm, the showcase will support the voices of Chicago artists and Nasty Women alike. With sets by badass lady DJ’s like Diskokitty, drinks from Revolution Brewing, and pieces from over 356 rad women artists, this ultra femme event is open to all. Need more of a reason to go? 100% of the profits from artwork sales will benefit Planned Parenthood of Illinois.
May 14th Dose Market at Morgan MFG
No plans for Mother’s Day? Grab your favorite mama and head on over to Dose Market at Morgan MFG in the West Loop from 10am-4pm. Featuring 80 of the finest makers, artists, and entrepreneurs, this quarterly pop-up luxury marketplace is the perfect spot to come, eat, shop, lounge, and most importantly...get Dosed! Every ticket sold benefits the Chicago nonprofit New Moms which provides care, job training, and housing for single mothers and their babies.
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May 16th Mac Demarco at The Vic Theater
The Canadian wild-child turned onstage goofball and prince of indie rock, Mac Demarco is taking on the Vic Theater May 16th. The soloist made a wave in the music scene with his second full length album, Salad Days, filled with folky anthems of androgyny and late night loneliness. Catch us getting down with our favorite song Blue Boy at 7:30pm.
May 17th 2017 Chicago Tribune Dining Awards at Venue One
Are you ready to get your inner foodie on? Taste your way through the city’s top dishes and sip on a drink from the full bar stocked with craft beers from local breweries like Half Acre at the 2017 Chicago Tribune Dining Awards! Featuring dishes from Big Star, Blackbird, WHISK, and more, the event, hosted at Venue One on May 17th, will celebrate the best of Chicago’s culinary scene. Our advice? Come hungry!
May 20th Style of Sound at Celeste
Our favorite part of spring is the start of festival season and Chrome City is partnering with stylist Elizabeth Margulis of Big Hair Big City to produce a music-inspired fashion presentation at Celeste’s beautiful rooftop garden at 10pm. Come grab a cocktail and watch the city’s top creatives and influencers walking in the show with sounds inspired by Mamby on the Beach, Pitchfork Music Festival, Lollapalooza, North Coast Music Festival and Riot Fest. Looks will feature an array of Chicago boutiques and designers with a DJ Set by Saam Hagshenas. RSVP today!