Service members can enjoy exclusively priced fare at The Local Chicago's Barbecue for the Troops on Memorial Day.
Meet the Market Kickoff at bellyQ
Thursday, May 23, 6-8 pm
Having opened its outdoor market just this month, the Green City Market’s Junior Board hosts an official complimentary admission kickoff tonight at bellyQ. The fare will combine seasonal produce from Green Acres Farm (a regular GCM vendor) with bellyQ chef Bill Kim’s modern Asian dishes. Cocktails created by beverage director Peter Vestinos will be for sale ($6-8) to benefit the GCM, and the board will share information about its educational programs. 1400 W. Randolph St.
Makeovers by Aussie’s Sarah Potempa in Pioneer Court
Friday, May 24-Saturday, May 25; 10 am-6 pm
Have your hair styled by Sarah Potempa, an Aussie brand ambassador who has styled celebrities such as Emmy Rossum, Channing Tatum, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jake Gyllenhaal, and more. Potempa will be providing touch-ups and consultations all weekend in Pioneer Court—a perfect stop-in after a windy riverfront stroll. 401 N. Michigan Ave.
Vienna From a Different Angle
Saturday, May 25, 1-8:30 pm
Near the entrance to Navy Pier, Viennese dancers will be performing sky high: led by Jochen Schweizer, the company will dance on a 69-foot vertical stage. Between shows, adventurous viewers are invited to try the gravity-defying walk out themselves. 600 E. Grand Ave.
Randolph Street Market Garden Party
Saturday, May 25-Sunday, May 26; 10 am-5 pm
The famous Randolph Street Market kicks off its tenth anniversary summer season with a garden party-themed market this weekend. More than 250 vendors present vintage, antique, and even modern wares, ranging in scope from clothing and jewelry to home decor and furniture. Plus, market founder Sally Schwartz will welcome guests into her Buckingham Interiors + Design-made VIP Cabana. Tickets start at $8 in advance on randolphstreetmarket.com. Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., 312-666-1200
Barbecue for the Troops at The Local Chicago
Monday, May 27, 6 am-2 am
The Local Chicago kicks off the United Service Organization’s summer-long campaign dubbed “Barbecue for the Troops” by matching all donations restaurant goers make on Memorial Day (up to $1,000). Plus, service members in uniform or with military credentials will receive a special discount all day at the upscale American restaurant. 198 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-8887