What's Happening in West Town
August 2020

A monthly round-up of neighborhood business events & news!
The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce releases TWO monthly newsletters. One (this one) "What's Happening in West Town" is a promotional summary of neighborhood happenings and business events, and the other newsletter is informational for Chamber Members announcing meetings and chamber programs. If you would like to receive the Chamber Member's monthly newsletter, we encourage you to join the chamber by clicking  here .
Virtual Dancing in the Streets
Arts & Entertainment
Food & Beverage
Retail & Community
Enjoy Specials from Neighborhood Businesses and Chicago Brewing District Brewers from August 5-12
Plus Live Music Streaming on Friday, August 7
The Virtual Festival
The West Town Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Chicago Brewing District and On Tour Brewing to bring back Dancing in the Streets jam band and brew festival for a third season – virtually! From August 5-12, Virtual Dancing in the Streets will feature week-long special promotions from Chicago Brewing District’s brewers, West Town’s small businesses, and one night of live streamed music. There is a suggested donation of $10 to tune in, if you're able.

The Music
Inspired by its namesake Grateful Dead song, the event will feature jam bands programmed by On Tour Brewing to get patrons dancing in their homes on Friday, August 7 starting at 6 p.m.

Support West Town's Small Businesses & Chicago Brewing District Brewers
From August 5-12, West Town brewers, restaurants and retailers will offer #DITSAtHome specials, discounts, and promotions! Peruse the virtual fest vendors and their limited time specials at www.dancinginthestreetschicago.com .

Dancing in the Streets Mix Pack
In addition to discounts and promotions, select Chicago Brewing District brewers are teaming up to offer a limited time Dancing in the Streets Mix Pack of craft beer. Visit www.ontourbrewing.com for more information and to purchase yours for delivery or curbside pick-up!
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Artist Talk: George Widener
Wednesday, August 5 at 6 p.m.

George will lead a discussion on his journey as an artist, his practice and his work and how it has evolved over time. At the talk, we will look closely at his works featured in the exhibition Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen . Free Zoom Videoconference (RSVP on Eventbrite ).

 Art After Work
Thursday, August 20 from 5-6 p.m.

Join Intuit for Art After Work, a free series of drop-in art making. On Thursday, August 20, a teaching artist will lead a workshop inspired by an artist in Intuit’s exhibitions, permanent collection or the outsider art genre. This workshop is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” Free Zoom Videoconference (RSVP will be available on Eventbrite).

One Night Stand
Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m.

One work of art. By one artist. For one night. Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for One Night Stand, an event where Intuit will dive deep into one of the pieces on view in Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen . Free Zoom Videoconference (RSVP will be available on Eventbrite).
Chicago Truborn
1741 W. Chicago Ave.
She Wolf
Virtual Opening Night Event: August 8 at 6 p.m.
On view through September 12

A duo show featuring Lady Lucx and Zeye One. The brujas have been brewing and they're back with that 2020 vision. Inspired by nature, phases of the moon, tarot and good old fashioned feminist energy, Lady Lucx and Zeye One have been working independently and collaborating together for years. An entirely new body of work will be revealed on opening night virtually and can then be enjoyed in person through September 12. Expect unearthly installation work, mixed media, sculptures, shrines, paintings, and more! As always, there will be a few surprises and two brand new in store murals.
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W. Chicago Ave.
Limited Time: Free Admission
Through August 15

Come and explore our galleries for free until August 15, donations are always welcome! For more information on guest guidelines, visit https://uima-chicago.org/events/2020/7/24/free-admission-for-all-at-uima .

Virtual Workshop: Working With Nature
Wednesday, August 26 from 2-4 p.m.

This workshop with featured artist Gunjan Kumar will focus on playing with elements, doodling with nature, and more. For each of these activities, relevant examples from history and artworks that use these techniques will be shared. Participants will then be given time for self-exploration. No prior experience in art-making required. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-with-nature-inside-out-tickets-113927939534 .
Catherine Edelman Gallery
1637 W. Chicago Ave.
Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions run through September 4, 2020

Catherine Edelman Gallery is excited to open its doors with two exhibitions: the first artist collaborative exhibition in its 32+ history, “Photography & _____,” and Michael Koerner: “Hibakusha: A tribute to the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings.” The shows run through September 4, 2020.
Chicago Center for Music Education - ChiME
1148 W. Chicago Ave.
S ummer Music Online
Available through August

Summer music programs are offered online for ages 6 months through adults. Most classes require no prior experience. Discover the joy of making music! View the complete listing of offerings for August at http://www.chimemusic.org/summer-2020.html .
The Guitars of Spain
1301 W. Ancona St.
Beginner Spanish Guitar Class
Class times and dates are flexible starting in late August and running in 8 week sessions

We are now offering socially distanced small group and individual beginner Spanish guitar classes at our West Town location. Why not learn some cool guitar strumming and picking styles while everyone has a bit more time. It’s a great way to do something artful and meaningful during these stressful times!
Fatpour Tap Works
2005 W. Division St.
Re-opening & Introducing Fat-Pantry!

As of July 31, Fatpour is officially reopened! In addition, we're also introducing Fatpantry. Stop by to stay or grab some house specialties from our all-from-scratch kitchen. 

Game Watch & Movie Series
August 1 at 2 p.m.; Blackhawks Game
August 3 at 9:30 p.m.; Blackhawks Game
August 4 at 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.; Trollz World Tour Movie
August 5 at 9:30 p.m.; Blackhawks Game
August 11 at 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.; The Secret Life of Pets 2 Movie

Join us for our Game Watch & Movie Series throughout August on our extended patio. For more information, dates, and to reserve your spot, visit https://nightout.com/events/fatpour-game-watch-movie-series/tickets .
District Brew Yards
417 N. Ashland Ave.
Cheers to August at District Brew Yards!

District Brew Yards is open in Phase 4, with a huge patio, limited and spacious indoor seating, Lillie's Q barbecue, and fully stocked beer from Around the Bend, Bold Dog, Burnt City, and Casa Humilde! Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday noon-11 p.m., Sunday noon-9 p.m., closed Monday. District Brew Yards also offers pickup and delivery of beer, food, and merch; visit www.districtbrewyards.com .

Get the Murals For Medical Relief Hibiscus IPA limited release!
Available while supplies last

District Brew Yards has released a limited-edition hibiscus IPA called MFMR IPA in partnership with Muros art-activation agency and Blake Jones, a Chicago-based designer, illustrator, and muralist. With every sip of the delicious MFMR IPA, beer fans are directly supporting frontline healthcare workers. One hundred percent of the proceeds are being donated to Chicago hospitals' COVID-19 relief funds as part of the Muros Murals for Medical Relief campaign. For more information on the campaign, visit www.muralsformedicalrelief.com .

Bold Dog x Sam Adams collaboration beer, exclusively at District Brew Yards
Available while supplies last

Bold Dog Beer Company has brewed a collaboration beer with Samuel Adams! The proceeds from this beer are being donated back to the Samuel Adams "Brewing the American Dream" program, underwritten by Accion, a small-business lender. The beer, called Sammy Dry-Hopped Lager (5.5% ABV) is on draft only at District Brew Yards.
Midwest Coast Brewing Company
2137 W. Walnut Street
Patio Now Open!

We are now open for patio service. Doggy and outside food friendly. Come try some tasty beers brewed right in your neighborhood! Please visit our website for updates on our hours and operations, https://www.midwestcoastbrewing.com/ .
Monthly Yoga Fundraiser at Bridge 410 Chicago
Saturday, August 29 at 9 a.m.

Join us for a socially distant yoga class at Bridge 410 Chicago's outdoor space. There is a $25 suggested donation, and proceeds will go to ALT_Market. All guests must register in advance to ensure social distancing. Visit the following link to sign up: https://themovementguildchicago.com/real-movement/group-classes/.
Club Pilates - Wicker Park
1348 N. Milwaukee Ave.
20% Off First Month + No Strings Attached
Available now!

Join now for 20% off the first month of membership for our 8 class/monthly and unlimited/monthly membership, free enrollment (normally $59), and a no strings attached agreement.

30-min Complimentary Intro Classes + 20% off Membership
Available now!

We are offering 30-min complimentary Introductory classes to try out a modified level 1 class and check out our space before joining! We are currently offering 20% off membership + free enrollment + a no commitment agreement period.
Squasht Boutique
2556 W. Chicago Ave.
Squasht is Now Open Light!

Squasht Boutique is now OPEN with safety precautions in place. Come over to try on handmade outfits comfortably and safely in our spacious fitting rooms!
Wicker Park Inn
1331 N. Wicker Park Ave.
Stay Local
Through August 31

Travel plans cancelled? Try a local vacation instead! Staycation packages now available at the Wicker Park Inn. Plus use promo code STAYLOCAL when booking and receive 15% off your stay. 

Private Office at Wicker Park Inn
Through November 31

The Wicker Park Inn is now offering private offices for professionals who need a productive space to work remotely. Our guest rooms offer a dedicated VPN, ethernet connection, large desk, plush seating and private bathroom. Rates as low as $50/day when using promo code OFFICE when you reserve directly.
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