Shhhhhh! Hear that? That’s the sweet sound of silence. Chase the dream of uninterrupted conversation by dialing up a sitter for a much needed date night. Read on to hear how you can bond on a caffeine crawl, check out new restaurant openings, experience Deja Vu at The Second City and more! Get planning — and enjoy the heck out of this quiet time!
photo: The Second City’s Deja Vu
Get Your Laughs at The Second City’s Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu
Everyone has a deja vu story or two to share. That 6th sense is a strong one and Second City is ready to take you on an uproarious exploration of intuition. Take a gleeful glance into funny mothers, millennials, christian media and contemporary nostalgia as you get fooled twice and come back for another round of fooling.
Every Tues.-Sun. evening
Second City MainStage
1616 N. Wells
photo: Caffeine Crawl Chicago
Caffeine Crawl Chicago
Join in on year two of the Windy City’s Caffeine Crawl. They’re bringing the buzz back to favorite neighborhoods, classic cafes and exciting new stops for a caffeinated weekend to remember! 20 local cafes, roasteries, tea shops and bakeries unite for 11 routes across the metro – walking, driving or transit tours. Multiple start times are offered to fit busy schedules.
Fri., Jun. 3-Sun., Jun. 5; 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
557 W. Diversey Pkwy.
Disenchanted comes to Broadway in Chicago
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. You won’t find those here. Forget about the princesses you thought you knew. The original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same
Through Jun. 5; various showtimes, check calendar
175 E. Chestnut
Pilsen Food Truck Social
Food truck fans, this street fest is just for you. Savor a variety of delicacies and treats from a caravan of different food trucks all in one central location. The menus offer a little something for everyone. Want to try something from each truck? Check out the $20 sampler ticket that gets you sample-size portions from 5 different trucks. Bon appetit!
Sat., Jun. 11-Sun., Jun. 12; 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Suggested donation of $5/person; $20/Sampler Ticket
18th St. at Allport
photo: Lincoln Park Zoo’s Brew to Be Wild
Brew to Be Wild at Lincoln Park Zoo
Tap your inner animal—and savor some great craft beers—at the second annual Brew to Be Wild tasting event. Adults can enjoy a selection from more than 75 specialty brews from 35-plus local and regional breweries, alongside animal encounters and other fun, after-hours activities. Beyond the tasting stations along the zoo’s winding paths, this ticketed event will feature lawn games, DJ beats and tasty food for purchase. A limited number of VIP tickets will include exclusive beer tastings, snacks and access to a private lounge and restrooms.
Fri., Jun. 17- Sat. Jun. 18; 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
$49 general admission; $89 VIP
Lincoln Park Zoo
2100 N. Clark St.
photo: Smack Shack
Welcome Smack Shack to Chicago
Started as a food truck in Minneapolis in 2010, Smack Shack has chosen Chicago to drop anchor for the second location. Lucky us! Check out their new location in the Fulton Market area, where they’ll be serving up their famous lobster rolls, lobster mac & cheese, corn on the cob, shrimp, oysters! It’s beyond delicious and the cool industrial vibe makes for a fun night out.
Smack Shack Chicago
326 N. Morgan
photo: Imperial Lamian
Great eats at the NEW Imperial Lamian
Imperial Lamian’s first U.S. location is now open! Check out their authentic, yet modern, Chinese cuisine with dishes prepared by three Master Chefs expertly trained in their individual crafts: Chef Kok Lam Andy Foo helms both traditional and inventive wok dishes, Chef Lim Kee Tiong specializes in beautiful dim sum and xiao long bao (soup dumplings), and Chef Wang Hongjun focuses on fresh, hand-pulled lamian noodles.
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— Maria Chambers