Before we get started with this weekend’s activities, let’s take a moment to thank and honor all the veterans who have served, and are serving, so honorably in the military in times of war and peace as this Saturday is Veterans Day. So, the City of Chicago invites one and all to attend its Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony this Saturday (11 a.m.-1 p.m. – doors open at 10 a.m.) at Soldier Field’s 1st Floor United Club (1410 S. Special Olympics Dr.) in the South Loop to honor both local and national veterans. The keynote address will be delivered by retired U.S. Navy Admiral Cecil D. Haney. Members from each branch of the U.S. military as well as civic leaders will be represented. Plus, the program includes an honor guard, live music from the Navy Band Great Lakes, and other keynote remarks.
Here’s the line-up for the remainder of the weekend!
Chicago’s French international school will be transformed into a lively Parisian marketplace for its 19th annual Lycée French Market this Saturday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) located at 1929 West Wilson Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Besides the 60+ local and French vendors selling their fine and decorative arts, apparel, accessories, jewelry, home décor, gourmet foods and more, guests can also enjoy the market’s famous French Bistro offering a delicious menu of authentic French food, wines, and pastries. Plus, there’s a variety of entertaining activities for all ages as this market is open to all!
Entertaining this holiday season? Well, you might find these two events helpful:
Chicago’s best distillers, mixologists, and sommeliers will be on hand for the Spirits & Wine Fest with Artisan Creations this Saturday (12 p.m.-7 p.m.) at Plumbers Hall (1350 W. Washington Blvd.) in the West Loop. Dozens of vendors will be offering wine and liquor tasting sessions with complimentary artisan chocolate samples and other specialty treats. Plus, new this year, is ready to drink cocktails which have become the fastest-growing popular beverage of choice. A ticket includes tastings, samples of artisanal chocolates and foods, demonstrations, and more!
Chicago’s year-round rooftop is hosting the Godfrey Wine Fest this Saturday (1 p.m.-5 p.m.) at the I/O Godfrey Rooftop Lounge (127 W. Huron St.) in the River North neighborhood. With panoramic skyline views, fire pits, and shimmering water elements, this location is perfect for your 4 hours of tastings, giveaways, and more. And, with so many options to try, you’re sure to find something for your holiday party to impress your family and friends!
In the mood to giddy up instead? Then purchase a ticket to the Old Crow’s Country Day Party this Saturday (1 p.m.-6 p.m.) at the Old Crow Smokehouse (3506 N. Clark St.) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. Your ticket gets you admission, a complimentary welcome beer, a shot of whiskey, a live performance by Sunfallen, giveaways, and much more!
Thank You Veterans for Protecting Our Freedoms so we have Weekends to Enjoy with Our Loved Ones!
Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago