Chicago in April: Things to Do

Updated July 2, 2017

Goings on in April in Chicago...

Alcohol Awareness Month

After Hours at Robie House

  • Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House while enjoying live music, drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and a festive, casual atmosphere.

Friday, April 1st Beat the Brewer Founders KBS Event at Whirly Ball

National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day – April 2

April 2: A night of hops and vines, wine and beer tasting fundraiser to support the American Parkinson Disease Association Wisconsin chapter

April 3: Rawk for Autism live music and stand up comedy to support Giant Steps, Goose Island beer served

Sunday April 3rd, Headquarters Firkin Fest

  • Enjoy cask ales and arcade games

Sunday April 3rd, Yoga on Tap @ Begyle Brewing

National Alcohol Screening Day - April 5

New Beers Eve - April 6

April 6th - Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl homebrew competition and festival

April 7 National Beer Day, Coffee Cake Day

April 9 National Gin & Tonic Day 

April 10 Street Fighter V Tournament at Ignite Gaming Lounge to support blood clot awareness

April 16th: Illuminate 2016

  • Annual benefit for Autism Speaks at Revel Downtown. an entertaining evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Chicago’s favorite restaurants, a silent auction and inspiring tributes from families and AS2YP members.

Saturday, April 16th at 6pm Valya Dudycz Lupescu presents her book Geek Parenting The Book Cellar

Saturday, April 16 - Record store pop-up at the Boiler Room

Friday - Saturday April 16-17, Artisan Chocolate Festival with charity wine tasting at Plumber's Hall

World Malbec Day – April 17

Sunday, April 17: Revolution Craft Show @ Revolution Brewing

  • Join the Revolution Craft Show on April 17th from 12-6pm to shop for handcrafted local goods such as derby hats and mother's day gifts from 40 artists

National Amaretto Day – April 19

Jim Koch, founder of the Boston Beer Company and brewer of Sam Adams beer presents his book, Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two at Binny's on 213 W Grand Avenue

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Earth Day – April 22

Friday, April 22 - Yoga and dinner at Verdant Matter in Pilsen, by Breathe / Eat Chicago.

April 23 - 2nd Annual Chicago Young Adult Festival at Everybody's Coffee. More information HERE.

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Saturday April 23rd - check out local breweries at the Sheffield's beer garden from 2-5 PM. Tickets are only $10.












On Wednesday, April 27th Thalia Hall will host Sauced Night Market, where you can drink bevvs from Cauldron Beverage CompanyChicago Distilling CompanyRevolution Brewing and Virtue Cider and shop from local vendors. Music will be provided by 606 Records and FEE LION. RSVP on Facebook.

Thursday, April 28th join the Lincoln Square Wine Stroll.

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: 5 Routes to Choose From (3 Lincoln Square, 2 Ravenswood)
Admission: $40 (1 Route), $60 (All Route Package)
Tickets here

Thursday, April 28th at 7pm Bad Poetry Night presented by the Chicago Writers Conference at The Book Cellar

Friday, April 29th Lousiville Arm Wrestling Championship at Subterranean