Favorite Chicago Summer Activity:
Noreen: Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk
Lianne: Traveling to the Michigan Wine Trail – especially Lemon Creek Winery
Holly: Drinks on the patio of LaVoute Bistro & Ravisloe Country Club
Emily: Mini Golf at Diversey Driving Range
Sarah: Going to Country LakeShake Music Festival
Megan: Sipping cocktails at Raised
Katie: Enjoying wine and cheese on the Geja’s Cafe patio
Caryn: Exploring Maggie Daley Park
Maureen: Free Music Mondays at Millennium Park
Lydia: Exploring the city and trying new food spots
Victoria: Taste of Chicago
Samantha: Shopping at the Green City Market

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SafeHouse Chicago 
60 E. Ontario, Chicago

SafeHouse Chicago, a top refuge for weary spies, will be offering all dads their special $10 Spyburger and Code Beer combo for Father’s Day.

*SafeHouse is NOW HIRING Spytenders (Bartenders). Please send your resume to Chief of Staff Gabriel Ayala.

SafeHouse Chicago maintains the original Milwaukee establishment’s treasured 50 year legacy while adding upgraded experiences to the new location, including new technology and a modern design by Chicago’s own award-winning firms, The Gettys Group and Epstein Global. SafeHouse Chicago is open Sunday-Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. For more information on The SafeHouse, call (312) 3131-007 or visitwww.SafeHouseChicago.com.

ROOF on theWit

201 North State Street


El Tapeo

2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook

Thursday, June 15
In honor of the second annual World Tapas Day on Thursday, June 15, El Tapeo, 2100 Spring Rd., Oak Brook, IL, will be celebrating by offering complimentary Gazpacho shooters to all guests. The sleek restaurant offers modern Spanish cuisine from the award-winning Executive Chef Matthew Cappellini.
El Tapeo also offers their newly designed happy hour taking place every Monday through Friday from 4pm -6pm, with small bites and drink deals ranging from $3-$8. For reservations or additional information, please call 630.828.2044 or visit www.eltapeorestaurant.com.

Geja’s Café 
340 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago

The city’s oldest wine bar, Geja’s Café, is celebrating summer in the city with a special new offering. For the months of June, July and August, those who order a bottle of wine on the patio will receive a complimentary charcuterie board with purchase. For more information or to book a reservation, call (773) 281-9101 or visit www.gejascafe.com.

Staytion Market & Bar
One West Wacker Drive

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel believes that everyone should experience their 5-9 with as much vigor as their 9-5. Their daily bar ritual at Staytion Market & Bar kicks off at 5:15pm every Monday through Thursday.

For the month of June, they have several fun happy hour events, including their Beer & BBQevent. With summer in the air, there are few things better than a cold beer and delicious BBQ. Staytion invites guests to indulge in delicious local brews and house made BBQ bites onThursday, June 22 from 5pm – 7pm.

Staytion Market & Bar’s hours are Monday-Wednesday 11am-1am Thursday & Friday 11am-2am Saturday 10am-2am Sunday 11am-1am. For menus and more information please visitwww.staytionbar.com


Hotel Ivy
201 South 11th Street

In an exclusive new partnership, the first of its kind in North America, Minneapolis’ premiere luxury hotel, Hotel Ivy, is partnering with TREVLS, a Tesla car rental company headquartered in downtown Minneapolis. Beginning this month, Hotel Ivy will offer all guests the opportunity to reserve a Model S or X during their stay. TREVLS’ full-service experience will pick-up and deliver the choice of Tesla vehicle directly to Hotel Ivy for the ultimate travel convenience.

Add a Tesla vehicle to your stay for $195 – $350 per day by contacting the concierge atconcierge@thehotelivy.com. For more information, visit www.thehotelivy.com.



AIRE Rooftop Bar

100 W. Monroe St., Chicago

AIRE Rooftop Bar, 100 W. Monroe, one of the hottest rooftop spaces in downtown Chicago, is now open up for rooftop season in the city and wants to invite you #UpintheAIRE. The spacious rooftop bar that offers breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan has  a lengthy list of craft cocktails, wines, and local beers. To book your event of 8 or more people, call 312-754-6531.


Westin Nashville

807 Clark Place, Nashville

The Music City’s hottest hotel, Westin Nashville, kicks off its Live Music Series, Rooftop on the Rocks, on Wednesday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. Occurring on the last Wednesday of each month, the new Rooftop on the Rocks events will elevate the entertainment scene in Nashville by inviting the hottest local artists to perform at L27 Rooftop Bar. Hosted on the highest stage in the city, atop the pool at L27, hotel guests and locals alike will have the chance to enjoy these intimate once-in-a-lifetime entertainment experiences all while enjoying spectacular city views.

For more information, visit www.l27nashville.com or call 629-800-5070.

Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District
32 W. Randolph St
Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District recently opened its doors above the historic Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre. Located on the upper 19 floors of this historic building, the hotel features 199 guest rooms, and is centrally located near numerous companies, Chicago theaters, high end restaurants and retail outlets including Block Thirty Seven. For more information, visit their website.
The Westin Jackson
407 South Congress Street

The Westin Jackson, opening late summer 2017 in the heart of Downtown Jackson, MS, has announced the fresh concept behind it’s Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro which will introduce a savory menu featuring modern American fare fused with European influences to the city’s dining scene. A café bar by day, Estelle will transform into an upbeat hotspot at night, inviting guests to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere in the wine bar and lounge, or a summer evening out on the spacious patio. Estelle’s eclectic beverage program will complement the food selections featuring the most sought-after craft spirits, vermouths and specialty hand-crafted cocktails. For more information, visit their website.
Element Huntsville
6810 Governors West Road
The Element  Huntsville is now open on the top floors of the hotel complex of the AAA Four Diamond Westin Huntsville. This is the first dual property complex in the country with both the Westin and Element brands in one location. As one of Marriott’s luxury extended stay lifestyle hotels, Element Huntsville offers a modern upscale extended stay experience. Element Huntsville boasts 150 beautifully appointed suites including 68 with full kitchens. Guests will enjoy the brand’s signature Rise: Breakfast bar, a complimentary breakfast served daily; Relax: Evening reception, held nightly with wines, beers and soft drinks, thoughtfully paired with enticing appetizers; and Restore: Gourmet pantry, a market place with grocery options available onsite for the extended stay guests. Element Huntsville is now open for business, please visitwww.elementhuntsville.com to learn more and book reservations.

Element Huntsville is owned by Dansk Investment Group and will be managed by Crescent hotels & Resorts. Crescent, based in Fairfax, VA, is a nationally recognized operator of hotels and resorts with properties throughout the United States and Canada.

**Element Huntsville Grand Opening Offer

Paper Source

Paper Source, a Chicago-based premier paperie and gift retailer, is the perfect place to get thoughtful, fun and quirky Father’s Day gifts this year. From personalized gifts to one-of-a-kind greeting cards, there is something that every dad will love. Head to one of their 122 stores in the U.S. or visit their website at PaperSource.com which offers nation-wide shipping. To view this year’s Father’s Day gifts, click HERE.

This Fathers’s Day, Massage Envy‘s 45 Chicagoland locations are helping give the gift of relaxation. Now through June 18, if you purchase $125 in gift cards, you will receive a voucher for a FREE 60-minute facial session or a 30-minute massage upgrade (Aromatherapy, Deep Muscle Therapy, or Sugar Foot Scrub Therapy). For more information or to find your nearest location, visit www.massageenvy.com or call 866-922-ENVY.

Blown Away Blow Dry & Beauty Bar
2167 North Clybourn Ave

Nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park, Laura Alderson has recently launched Blown Away Blow Dry & Beauty Bar, and this Father’s Day, you can get dad two haircuts for only $45 (purchase one haircut at $35, get the second for $10!) For more information visitwww.blownawaystyles.com or call 773-697-8528.
Douglas Theater Corp. is a full service stage and theater lighting company that also does indoor/outdoor concerts. and corporate events. They sell and rent many different types of lighting equipment and have a team of people who assist with design, programming and rigging. For more information, please call 312-642-2342.

American Writers Museum
180 North Michigan Avenue


The American Writers Museum, the first and only museum of its kind in the nation, engages the public in celebrating American writers, and exploring their influence on our history, identity, culture, and daily lives. The museum’s themed galleries, interactive exhibits, educational programs and special events will change regularly to continually surprise and engage visitors of all ages. For more information, visit www.americanwritersmuseum.org.

July 15, 2017
More than 300 boats have registered for the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust, one of the world’s longest-running freshwater distance races. “The Mac”, which takes most competitors well over 24 hours to complete, is a 333-mile sprint from the Chicago Lighthouse, just east of Navy Pier, to the Round Island Channel near Mackinac Island, Michigan. This year’s race kicks off on Saturday, July 15.

For more information and the full schedule of events, visit cycracetomackinac.com. Real-time GPS positioning of all the racing boats will also be available by clicking the “Race Tracking” link. The Race can be followed online via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Follow our official hashtag #CYCRTM

Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 16 & 17, 2017

The largest Scottish cultural organization in North America, the CHICAGO SCOTS, is back for the 31st year to provide entertainment and Scottish culture with a modern twist with their annualScottish Festival and Highland Games. Taking place Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17 at Hamilton Lakes, 1 Pierce Place, Itasca, IL, the beloved summer celebration, the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest, will feature an extravaganza of activities and attractions from the Caber Toss to the Highland Dance to the Dogs of Scotland. Proceeds from the Festival benefit Chicago Scots two principal charities: the Scottish Home – a haven of expert elder care deeply informed by a century of experience and our new Caledonian House – a unique model of person-centered memory care.


An urban oasis for one-of-a-kind entertainment, eclectic dining and luxury shopping,NEWCITY, 1457 N. Halsted, is Chicago’s newest lifestyle destination developed by Bucksbaum Retail Properties. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park at the intersection of Clybourn and Halsted, the 8.5 acre “neighborhood within a neighborhood” features 363,000 square feet of retail space, including DICK’S Sporting Goods, Evereve, James & Sons Fine Jewelers, Z Gallerie, ArcLight Cinemas and Yard House, surrounded by the one-acre landscaped plaza. For more information on NEWCITY, visit www.experiencenewcity.com or call 312.248.8569.

Marriott Theatre Presents:

June 21 – August 13

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre’s spectacular 2017 Season, running June 21 through August 13, 2017 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring one of Broadway’s most accomplished creative teams with music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award-winning composerJason Robert Brown and book by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marsha Norman, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY first captured the nation’s heart as a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and remains one of the most romantic stories ever written. Seven-time Jeff Award Winner Nick Bowling (Man of La Mancha, The King and I) returns to The Marriott Theatre to direct, with musical direction by Jeff Award Winner Ryan T. Nelson.

To reserve tickets, please call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847-634-0200 or go toMarriottTheatre.com today!

Opening July 6
Brad Zimmerman’s hit comedy My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is returning to Chicago for a six-week engagement July 6 through August 13 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077. One-part standup, one-part theatrical,My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of one man’s struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York.

Tickets start at $46, and will be available online at www.MySonTheWaiter.com or by phone at847-673-6300.  For group rates (10+) call 312-423-6612.

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding:

Ceremony: 3308 North Seminary Ave. – Resurrection Church
Reception: 1113 W. Belmont Ave. – Chicago Theater Works


One of Chicago’s longest-running smash hit shows, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, is celebrating Father’s Day this year by giving dads the gift of entertainment! Father’s Day weekend, Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding will be offering 20% off tickets for the whole family. The tickets can be purchased for 20% off with the code “Father20”.

To purchase tickets by phone, call 312-391-0404. For groups of 16 or more email us at groups@tonylovestina.com. For more information and to purchase tickets online visit TonyLovesTina.com


Chicago Women’s Funny Festival

June 15 – June 18

The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, features a melting pot of comedic genres, including everything from ‘highbrow musical improv’ to ‘relatable stand-up’ to ‘character driven sketch’. Blending long term veterans with fresh newcomers, the fest packs over 80 shows into four funny-filled days. The festival takes place June 15 through June 18 at the comedy hub of Chicago, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The full schedule and searchable calendar can be viewed at www.stage773.com/WomensFestCalendar.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  www.stage773.com.

First Folio Theatre Presents:

July 15 – August 20

First Folio Theatre presents AS YOU LIKE IT, marking the 21st year of the Shakespeare Under the Stars series. Poor unlucky Orlando is forced to escape to the woods of Arden, abandoning both his inheritance and Rosalind, the woman he loves. Little does he dream, however, that the sprightly youth who follows him into the woods and teaches him how to woo is actually Rosalind in disguise. AS YOU LIKE IT previews July 12, opens July 15, and runs through August 20, 2017. Season subscriptions and individual tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 630.986.8067 or online at www.firstfolio.org




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