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Here Are Chicago's Best Retail Sales and Events This Week

...summer market season kicks off. Shop vintage and antiques at Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall (1340 W. Washington St) in the West Loop on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5...

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...returns for its third season on Sunday, April 27. Held in an Uptown parking garage (5051 N. Broadway Ave.), shop everything from vinyl to vintage from 100 Midwest vintage dealers. The market runs from...

...holding a $5–$8 Sample Sale this Saturday, April 26 at its old Lakeview store (3011 N. Broadway St.). From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. shop t-shirts, tanks, pillows, assorted home...

...Shos along Roscoe Street (between Damen Ave. and Oakley Ave.) at stores like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts...

...Damen Ave. and Oakley Ave.) at stores like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts with your purchase and “mystery...

...like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts with your purchase and “mystery envelopes” filled with gift certificates...

Baby shop Sprout San Francisco (1943 W. Division St., 773-489-0009, sproutsanfrancisco.com) celebrates its second anniversary in Chicago on Thursday, April 24. Join the party from 6 to 8 p.m. for refreshments, a 25 percent discount, and raffle (with $10 donation).

Home décor store Jayson Home (jaysonhome.com) is holding a Bonus Warehouse Sale to shed excess inventory this weekend. Find the sale at 701 N. Albany Ave. on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

...percent off, ranging from $5 to $100. Find the sale at Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering (2419 West 14th St.) and enter off Western Ave...

The recently opened Splendid (3510 N. Southport Ave.) store is holding its grand opening party this Saturday, April 26 from 3 to 5...

Karli Positano of 10 Crosby Derek Lam (dereklam.com/10crosby) will be at space519 (900 N. Michigan Ave., fifth floor, 312-751-1519, space519.com) for a special shopping event on Thursday, April...

Le Dress (1741 W. Division, 773-697-9855, ledressshop.com) shows off its newly renovated store and spring goods with a grand opening party on Friday, April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by for signature cocktail, a DIY cupcake bar, and styling from local bloggers.

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NOWhaus Party – IIT Institute of Design

It’s NOWhaus time. Join IIT Institute of Design (ID) Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Design Cloud, 118 N. Peoria Street #2N, Chicago, to check out what the Institute of Design student community is up to while enjoying music, drinks and friends (designers or not!).

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Get a Look at Madison Aberdeen Place, the West Loop's New Luxury Rentals

Launch gallery 20-22 N Aberdeen Place, with 54 apartments opening July 1.

The Google-anchored 1K Fulton office development at Fulton and Morgan may be the start of a new upscale building boom that’s steadily taking up the West Loop’s leftover lots. And part of it—Madison Aberdeen Place—is the first of a big crop of under-construction projects to come to market.

...like-designed four-story apartment blocks set to conquer the block. Two, at 3 and 4 North Aberdeen, opened fully leased last August. And now two adjoining buildings at 20-22 North Aberdeen...

Michigan Avenue is also at work on separate neighborhood projects: a 36-unit apartment block at Warren Street and Ashland Avenue that begins pre-leasing this fall, and another four-story pairing at 1237-1245 W Madison with 71 units.

...Arkadia Tower has climbed to more than half its full 33-story height. And, at Adams and Aberdeen, Belgravia Group is adding 89 condos to its multi-stage development of the block...

...for a boutique Nobu hotel and restaurant backed by Robert DeNiro on a parcel at Randolph and Peoria; and Sterling Bay is planning a 100-plus-room hotel adjacent to its 1K Fulton...

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...bring 216 high-rent households into the center of the neighborhood later this year. At Adams and Halsted, the 350-unit Arkadia Tower has climbed to more than half its full 33-story...

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LGBTQ homeless youth summit May 2-5

University of Illinois at Chicago, Behavioral Sciences Bldg, 1007 W. Harrison St.

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Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St.

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Sheridan Park Popularity Puts Park District, Private Leagues in Conflict

Currently, Sheridan Park at 910 S. Aberdeen St. is used by the league, St. Ignatius College Prep and other groups — at least 10 in all — for organized sports six days a week. The synthetic turf field is off-limits to members of the public during those times.

...the leagues,” said Steve Carm, who owns nearby Carm's Beef and Italian Ice, at 1057 W. Polk St., and who donates between $500-$2,000 to the league every year. “I used to...

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Taste of Vietnam @ Banh Mi & Co.

For their April "Taste of Vietnam" event, Banh Mi & Co's Loop location (214 W. Van Buren) will celebrate Vietnamese soups from 5 to 8pm. For $15, guests can enjoy complimentary regional...

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Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., hosts a World Book Night pickup event -- stop by to get a copy of one of several free books being offered by local authors. Learn more here.

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tonight, Senza (2873 N Broadway) is featuring a five-course wine dinner prepared by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Courses include...

...Love of Molly Louvain, starring Ann Dvorak, tonight at 7:30pm at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. The film will be introduced by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten...

Swedish duo The Knife plays the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., tonight Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8:30pm.

...of Sound Opinions at the Movies tonight at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The film is Almost Famous, and Greg and Jim will talk about the film's...

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April forums in full bloom

Tuesday, April 29 at 6 pm at Union Park, 1500 W Randolph. Of course, the More Than a Score testing forum, Changing the Stakes on Testing. More here!

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Wednesday, April 23, 7 – 8 pm: Good Morning Mission Hill film screening at Francis Parker School, 330 W Webster, followed by a panel discussion on democratic education.

...24, 6 – 9 pm: DePaul School of Education Spring Forum, DePaul Student Center, Room 120, 2250 N Sheffield. Imagine a public school with a portfolio-based constructivist approach to teaching and learn, staff...

Saturday, April 26, 10 am to noon, Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division St.:

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What's Possible, Chicago? Exploring FOOD

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 6:30 - 9:30pm

FOOD: What's Possible, Chicago?

A monthly gathering of performances exploring ideas about life in Chicago.

Join us on Thursday, April 24th, at 6:45PM to see what's possible in Chicago! Our theme for April is FOOD. Plus, it's a potluck! Please bring a dish to share and join the feast. Appetizers, salads, entrees, deserts and beverages are welcome.

The Potluck begins at 6:45PM and the first presenter goes on at 7:30PM sharp.

Here's the all-star line-up:

Nance Klehm, Director, Social Ecologies...

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FOOD: What's Possible, Chicago?

A monthly gathering of performances exploring ideas about life in Chicago.

Join us on Thursday, April 24th, at 6:45PM to see what's possible in Chicago! Our theme for April is FOOD. Plus, it's a potluck! Please bring a dish to share and join the feast. Appetizers, salads, entrees, deserts and beverages are welcome.

The Potluck begins at 6:45PM and the first presenter goes on at 7:30PM sharp.

Here's the all-star line-up:

Nance Klehm, Director, Social Ecologies
Anna Maria Leon, Permaculture Designer & Teacher
Martina Reitmeier, Emotions & Food Choice, Northwestern University
Chef Tsadakeeyah Ben Emmanuel, Majani Catering
Molly Breslin, Breslin Farms
Seneca Kern, We Farm America

Bring a dish! BYOB! Facebook here.

Check out the fun from previous WPC's: SPACE, PASSION.

The short URL for this event = https://wpc-food.eventbrite.com.

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