Chicago is never at a loss for activities.
We culled the lists of hundreds of events/activities taking place in the Chicago area during the month of May, and came up with our list of 6 personal favorites…
Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom Exhibit
Through May 10, 2016
Vincent van Gogh’s bedroom held special significance for the artist, who created three distinct paintings of this intimate space from 1888 to 1889. This exhibition—presented only at the Art Institute of Chicago—brings together all three versions of The Bedroom for the first time in North America.
May 13 – 15, 2016
Hear experts speak about art, fashion, film, food, and music at Lake FX Summit + Expo (formerly called Chicago Music/Film/Fashion+ Summit) at Chicago Cultural Center. Free.
Craft Beer Week
May 19 – 29, 2016
Chicago Craft Beer Week features hundreds of craft beer events in the greater Chicago area, from special $4 tastings of rare beers to beer dinners. The event is sponsored by the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild.
Food Truck Evening
May 21, 2016 (6:30 to 10:30 p.m.)
Food Truck Social features 30 trucks selling food and beverages, activities, live music, and an opportunity to wander Lincoln Park Zoo after hours.
Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Tour
May 21, 2016
Greater Chicago area
Tour innovative homes and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on the Wright Plus walk.
Walk With The Dogs
May 21, 2016 (9 a.m., register 7 to 9)
Walk a 5K along the lakefront with your dog during Bark in the Park, followed by games and activities on the green near Soldier Field
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