8 New Things To Do And Eat In Chicago This Week

Check out these new openings, pop-ups, and special events happening in Chicago from May 26th to June 2nd.
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Somehow, it’s the last week of May. And your social calendar is probably filling up, partly because you are both cool and desirable, and also because there are tons of exciting things to do in Chicago right now. Oh, and it's also Memorial Day weekend. So, if you’re in need of ideas, here are some new openings, events, and special menus to check out this week.

The Things


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Some fun things are happening at Ina Mae’s on Memorial Day. From 11am to 5pm they’re having a crawfish boil. It costs $39 and comes with three pounds of crawfish, corn, and potatoes. There will also be a blues band playing live music. Oh, and Hurricane’s and Old Fashioneds are $11 if you want to add them to your meal.

Music Box Theatre


Music Box Theater is hosting “Back to the Big Screen” from Friday the 28th through June 10th. During those two weeks, they’ll play movies that “demand to be experienced theatrically” on 35mm - like Orsen Welles’ Touch of Evil and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran. For tickets and more information, click here.

Speaking of movies, Memorial Day always makes us think of Jaws, which makes us think of the beach, which makes us think of seafood. And on Monday the 31st, Bah will be offering a very long Happy Hour from 11:30am-8:30pm. It includes a half dozen oysters for $15, deals on cocktails, and more. They’re also offering seafood roll kits (as in sandwich roll, not sushi) to-go.

Aba is having a Memorial Day brunch from 11am-3pm. You can get dishes like khachapuri, shakshuka, smoked salmon, and kefta and eggs. You can eat inside, or make a reservation for their rooftop patio on Tock, which is what we’d do if we were you.

Takito Kitchen is also hosting a special Memorial Day brunch. They’re offering $15 bottomless mimosas, 10 different types of margaritas, and dishes like chilaquiles and breakfast tacos. Sadly, they’re not offering to make sure you show up to work on Tuesday.

There’s a new vegan soft serve shop opening Friday in Wicker Park. Vaca’s ice cream is made from oat milk, and they’ll have shakes and sundaes with toppings like confetti cookie dough and dulce de leche with a candy shell. Check out their website for more information.

This weekend Lark is hosting a “girls of pop” bottomless brunch, with a live DJ, mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, sangria, bellinis, and a variety of “duck mules,” where your cocktails include a cute rubber ducky. Dine indoors, or out on their courtyard patio.

Hit the Beach

For the first time since September 2019, the beaches officially open this Friday. If you want to get a little drunk and sloppy, hit up Castaways on North Ave. Or, if you’re not into feeling like it’s MTV’s Spring Break 2001, relax with some cocktails in a cabana at the Shore Club instead.

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