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Smelling Flowers to Grabbing a Brew: April Chicago Events

As the weather continues to warm up, many of us are looking to get out and safely attend events. There are many things popping up during this time of year. From flower shows to pop-ups, the city is starting to host more things around town. From smelling flowers to grabbing a brew, we have a list of great ideas to get out and enjoy these April events.

Visit a Spring Flower Show

Spring brings us blooming flowers, meaning that there are multiple spring flower shows to visit around the city. The Garfield Park Conservatory has the show “Saturation,” which focuses on giving attendees a look at flowers with a focus on color. The color-grouped flowers showcase an amazing range of hues and provide a dazzling visual. Lincoln Conservatory also has decided to choose a color-based show, the “Pretty in Pink” flower show has a wide range of flowers showing off rosy tints. Whichever flower show you attend, the pops of color are a much-needed welcome back into nature for many of us.

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Grab Some Beers and Art at a Pop-up

Looking to support local? Chicago Craft: A Collective Grip is the perfect weekly event for you. Presented by Jeppson’s at the Cobra Lounge, you can get your alcoholic fix here while perusing merch and art. You can either build your own six-pack from local breweries, or instead grab some craft cocktails to-go by local bartenders. Of course, as a Jeppson’s event, it wouldn’t be complete without the offering of Malört shots. Beyond all of this alcohol, however, is the opportunity to look at vintage riot fest merch and local band merch. Local artists are featured every week, allowing you to peruse their works and potentially bring one home. If you are feeling lucky, you can enter for one of the raffles and giveaways as well! Masks are required and a limited number of people are allowed in the lounge at a time to ensure safety.

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Get Nerdy

If smelling flowers or grabbing a brew don’t seem your catch, consider going to the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit! This MSI exhibit shows off over 300 items that take you into Marvel’s long history. You can see everything here from costumes and props from the movies to very first published Marvel comic from 1939. More of a gamer? Check out Nom Nom: 40 Years of Pac-Man Design and History at the Chicago Gamespace! This exhibit celebrates the yellow hungry character’s 40th anniversary, exploring the evolution and history behind this iconic game. 

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Stay safe while stepping out! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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Brewing with your besties

Brewing with your besties: Take your next double date to a beer brewing class!

When winter just won’t go away, and spring seems just a distant dream, it can be hard to drag yourself and your significant other out of the doldrums. You may find yourself hibernating indoors, doing the same old things. But that’s no way to spend the prime years of your life!

Beer brewing class

If you’re looking to shake things up, we recommend taking your next double date to a beer brewing class. Learn something new, and a few weeks later, you can open up a bottle of home brew and toast to your friendship – and your new hobby.

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There are several options for brewing classes in the Chicago area.

The Pursuit Supply Company

The Pursuit Supply Company at 4316 W. Irving Park Road stocks supplies for all your quirky food-related DIY hobbies, and they also offer classes. In addition to beer brewing, you can take classes in photography, wine-making and coffee roasting!

Brew & Grow

Brew & Grow (3625 N. Kedzie Avenue) offers both beginning home brewer classes and advanced classes, should you decide this is a pastime you’d like to get explore further.

Gnome Brew

At Gnome Brew, 2026 W. Montrose Avenue, you can learn to brew your own beer in just one hour. If you really want to geek out on home brewing, you can also keep your eye on the shop’s events calendar for free public lectures or other events, such as the home brew bottle share meet-ups they host on the second Thursday of every month.

Make It The Best

If you’re looking for a memorable and light-hearted Valentine’s Day double date, Make It The Best at 9030 S. Hermitage Avenue has you covered with an evening of winemaking, dinner and dancing on February 14. The shop also offers beer brewing and wine-making classes throughout the year.

Enjoy a great activity with friends and stock your fridge with drinks for the next get-together at the same time!

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