The loop:  The Brew Cruises in conjunction with Revolution Brewing, is back this summer to bring you the experience of a lifetime!  As an annual tradition of Chicago during its most sultry days. This is an event that offers a 90-minute cruise on the Chicago River, while enjoying the breathtaking view of Chicago’s astounding skylines along the way!  Moreover, it is coupled with uniquely crafted seasonal beer tastings, ingenious appetizers, and live music. How amazing is that? The cruise date is on July 23 from 7:30 p.m to 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 and you must be 21 years of age. Can’t make it? Worry not! Visit their website for information about more available future dates.

Lakeview:  Put on your running shoes and join the Fleet Feet Running Club! Founded in the 70s, the club focuses on a program created to offer social interactions, while showcasing the skills of runners at any pace level. In other words, the program offers a chance for people to socialize and run at the same time. A run typically ranges from 3-5 miles.  People from all walks of life are welcome to indulge in the sprinting fun!  Join the event every Monday at 6 p.m at the Lakeview store, located at 3359 North Southport Avenue.  Alternatively, there are other locations in the Chicago area that you can go to as well. For more information, visit the website here:

Bucktown/Wicker Park:  Are you a pizza lover? Curious about how it’s made or why it tastes so great?  Well, this 3-hour pizza crawl at the Pi Pizza restaurant may be ideal for you in answering those questions. Take a tour in the back kitchen of Pi pizza located at 2010 N. Damen Avenue Unit E, Chicago IL 60647. Have an in-depth interaction with the owners, sample the 10 different pizzas they make, and get some insight into the origins of Chicago pizza. You will also have the opportunity to learn some interesting facts about the surrounding neighborhood. Tickets are $59 and the tour is conducted every Sunday. Check it out! To purchase tickets, go to:

Lincoln Park: Head out for an outdoor fun-filled family activity to the Picnics on the Plaza! Take with you that checkered, snuggly blanket and lay it out for your whole family, while listening to live music. You can also order Verve Wine, Tacos, and Italian cuisine as you enjoy the warmness of summer. The event is on July 25 from 3-6 p.m, free of charge, and is located at Lincoln Common Plaza, 2345 N. Lincoln Avenue. For more information, you can click the following link:

Anne Thoithi and Dean’s Team Chicago