Its not too late to still have a great time today, there's plenty of things going on in the city. Remember to come back every Thursday morning for the full weekend lineup to give you plenty of time to plan a Fabulous Weekend. Regardless, get out there and have some fun this weekend!
SATURDAY, MAY 1
The first jewel in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbreed racing, the Run for the Roses...it's time for the Kentucky Derby. If you can't get to Churchill Downs Racetrack for the main event then head to The Call in Andersonville for the next best thing. Coverage of the event starts at 4PM, so sit back, enjoy a mint julep and enjoy an afternoon hosted by resident Diva - Ashley Morgan. $5 suggested donation to benefit The Night Ministry. Oh yeah, wear your Derby hat - there will be prizes!
We're Halfway to Halloween, do you know who you're going to be yet? Stop by one of the newest bars in the city-Beauty Bar for their Die Tonight party and costume extravaganza. They'll have Glam Makeup Stations available as well as a Photobooth and even Horror Art Props. The fun starts at 9PM and goes all night long! $5 at the door or free if you go in costume!
AIDS Foundation of Chicago will mark 25 years of searvice tonight at their 25th Anniversary Gala with a black tie bash at the Hilton Chicago - 720 S Michigan Ave. The Bangles will entertain, while you'll be able to take part in a Silent Auction, a Raffle and if you get there early you can win at the Punchboard. Check the site for full details and to purchase tickets.
Spring is here, so it's time to get your bike out and ready for the season. Stop by Iron Cycles - 3136 W Montrose from 5-6:30PM for a Bike Tech Workshop so you can learn how to fix your bike yourself. If you're all tuned up and looking to get out there, the Windy City Cycling Club will lead a Northshore Bike Ride from 8AM-1PM today or join up with Dykes Pedaling Bikes at 9AM for a ride downtown and back followed by brunch.
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SUNDAY, MAY 2
Spring means Brunch and boy is there brunch going on today. You can get entertained with Diva Brunch at The Spot in Uptown at 11AM and 1PM. Or you can support Chicago House while enjoying a Spring Brunch and Fashion Show at the Harold Washington Library at 11:30. Or make some new connections with a Networking Brunch hosted by dot429 at Luminaire and support the Reeling Film Festival at 11AM. Check all the sites for the full details and to purchase tickets.
Women & Children Books in Andersonville will host the Family of Women Book Group from 3-6PM today discussing the book Miriam's Kitche: A Memoir by Elizabeth Ehrlich. FREE, just stop on by.
If you enjoy the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim program 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' then you won't want to miss this "live" comedy stand-up act with show creators Dave Wills and Dana Snyder at Park West. It mixes tv clips, music, character impressions and even audience participation games. Tix are $34.75 and can be purcahsed online.