Social Events in Chicago, Illinois This Week

Let’s explore social events in Chicago, IL happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Chicago, Illinois. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Chicago

Chicago Airflow Meetup at mHUB!

Chicago Airflow Meetup at mHUB!

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 1623 W Fulton St

**📣📣 Attention Airflow Users and Big Data Professionals 📣📣**

**Join Airflow enthusiasts at mHUB for an awesome night of talks, networking, and delicious food and drinks.**

**AGENDA**

* **5:00 PM-5:30:** Arrivals, Eat, Drink and Network!
* **5:30 PM-6:30 PM:** Presentations!
* **6:30 PM- 8:00 PM:** Eat more, drink more, and network!

**PRESENTATIONS**

* ***[Matt Shancer](https://www.linkedi(…)

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Blood on the Clocktower day in the sun

Blood on the Clocktower day in the sun

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Horner Park

Want to try something new! So for this event, I want to not limit the amount of people who would like to attend. My goal is to have a few storytellers and games going at the same time. This will be prefect for new players and veterans alike. So please bring as many people as you like! I will add a location once I have one set up. However this will be outside so please bring chair, snacks, drinks, (…)

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Workshop: Revitalizing Your Work; Tools for Overcoming Burnout

Workshop: Revitalizing Your Work; Tools for Overcoming Burnout

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Willis Tower

## About the event

**Join us for an immersive workshop experience with** [Marisol Rodriguez](https://www.linkedin.com/in/marisol-rodriguez1/)**, a seasoned Coach & Innovation Lab Facilitator at CME Group**, delving into the intricate interplay between individual well-being and societal structures.

Marisol will unpack the pervasive myth of personal responsibility in the face of systemic challenge(…)

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Pilsen Real Estate Investor Meetup

Pilsen Real Estate Investor Meetup

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 917 W 18th St

Are you **looking** for a No Nonsense real estate investing meetup? Are you interested in **getting together** with other local investors to talk about what’s working in real estate investing today? Make no mistake, this is the meetup that everyone will be **talking** about for months to come! Be a part of something big! Join us for a great evening out where you can learn all of the basic and adva(…)

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Coffee Corners and Clean-Up

Coffee Corners and Clean-Up

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Edgewater

Hello and welcome to the Edgewater Beach Neighborhood Association (EBNA) Meet Up page 🙂 Some of your neighbors have assembled a small planning team. Together with our favorite local cafes, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, and the Edgewater Environmental Coalition, we’ve coordinated a “Coffee Corners and Clean-Up” day. On May 18th, we will be out in the streets saying “hi” and asking you about y(…)

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PINK PARTY at Lincoln Park Zoo – ADULTS ONLY!

PINK PARTY at Lincoln Park Zoo - ADULTS ONLY!

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Lincoln Park Zoo Eastgate Plaza Entrance

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pink-party-at-the-zoo-adults-only-evening-at-lincoln-park-zoo-tickets-853715184097?utm_experiment=test_share_listing&aff=ebdsshios

ABOUT THE EVENT:
Lincoln Park Zoo is going pink for one night only! Our 21+ after-hours Pink Party at the Zoo features a DJ, adult beverages, and much more!

PARKING: Street Parking

ADMISSION: $15-20 (Early Bird Tix Available)

ATTIRE: We(…)

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How You Can Create Happiness: Philosophical Insights into a Joyful Life

How You Can Create Happiness: Philosophical Insights into a Joyful Life

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Arrive Streeterville

**Join Us for an Enlightening Discussion on Happiness!**
The Chicago Philosophical Association (CPA) invites you to an engaging conversation on the essence of happiness. Explore the age-old question: What does it truly mean to be happy? How do different cultures, philosophies, and thinkers approach this concept?
**Event Details:**

* **Date:** Friday, May 17th
* **Time:** 6:30 PM – 8:30PM
* **Loca(…)

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Keeping It Real Estate Meetup – Strategizing Growth with Tom Shallcross

Keeping It Real Estate Meetup - Strategizing Growth with Tom Shallcross

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: The Pony Inn

Join us for a Real Estate Investor networking event! At our May meetup, we’ll be joined by Tom Shallcross, Co-host of the Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast, to discuss growth strategies. Tom will share his story, the best strategies for scaling up, and ways to get creative with financing so you can buy your next building. He’ll also answer your questions about building a successful portfolio.

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Chicago Social Anxiety & Introvert Group Meeting

Chicago Social Anxiety & Introvert Group Meeting

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Near North Branch, Chicago Public Library

At this meeting you can expect to connect with other socially anxious/introverted individuals. We will be engaging in small group and 1 on 1 discussions to conquer our fears and make connections.(…)

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Founder’s Therapy – Coffee Roundtable – Q2 2024

Founder’s Therapy - Coffee Roundtable - Q2 2024

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Bitter Pops

Starting a company is hard. Join us for coffee, bring a problem you are having, and get perspective from other founders.

Meet some cool people as well!

**STRUCTURE**
Introductions
\- Your name\, what you are working on\, share one good and one bad thing that happened in the past two weeks\. \(<5 min per person\)

Share problems and seek insights with the group
\- Deep dive on a few challenges fo(…)

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Royal Queens – Chicago – Spring Meet Up

Royal Queens - Chicago - Spring Meet Up

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Gorée Cuisine

Hi Royal Queens!
Happy Spring! We’re having a small gathering to help us get to know each other and have some great food.

There will be information about our upcoming trip to Ghana. If you’re not going to Ghana, we hope you join us for the meetup anyway. Your ideas for upcoming events will be welcomed. Take this opportunity to get out and connect with some new people.

Please RSVP on this site to(…)

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Spring Fling! May CAPG MeetUp

Spring Fling!  May CAPG MeetUp

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Piano Forte

Greetings, CAPG Piano Friends!

Spring is happily upon us, and so, too, is your next opportunity to play. Our March CAPG gathering was a bit light, due to the Easter holiday, but we look forward to a full house for May.

As a reminder, I am filling in for our beloved CAPG member and organizer extraordinaire, Cheryl Stone. But you already know the routine:

1) Name of your piece(s) to be included i(…)

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PostgreSQL Meetup

PostgreSQL Meetup

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 540 W Madison St

Dear Chicago PUG members,

Our May meetup is scheduled for May 15 from 5-30 PM to 8 PM.
We will meet at our usual location: DRW Training Center, 540 W. Madison, 25th floor.

A reminder about our venue:

\- This is a high\-security building\, which means the names of all participants should be communicated no later than **7:30 AM on the day of the event**, and all participants must present a govern(…)

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Join me for a workout!

Join me for a workout!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Calisthenics Park Equipment

**Workout**
For this event I’ll be doing a full body workout rotating to the various equipment. My workout will contain some of the following exercises.

*Lower*
Nordic hamstring curl
Squats
Calf raises
Box jumps

*Upper*
Push ups
Dips (rings & parallel bars)
Pull ups
Muscle ups

*Core*
Inverted sit-up
Hanging leg raises
Handstands

**Equipment**
I’ll be bringing my set of rings, jump rope, chalk,(…)

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Pilsen Monthly Game Night!

Pilsen Monthly Game Night!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Alulu Brewery and Pub

Hello friends!!

Come play some games with us at Alulu Brewery in Pilsen for some great games with amazing people and outstanding food and drinks! Feel free to bring any games you want to share or enjoy choosing from the collection I and others will bring. There will be plenty of options for everyone to try regardless of experience or interests in gaming!

We meet monthly on the second flood of Al(…)

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Workshop: Decoding Food Labels and Understanding the New Food Pyramid

Workshop:  Decoding Food Labels and Understanding the New Food Pyramid

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

Ever wondered about the mysteries hidden within food labels or how the latest food pyramid guidelines affect your diet? Did you know that gluten is lurking in many unsuspecting food items, and that opting for gluten-free choices can be just as delicious and often healthier? Join our ‘Nutrition Clarity: Decoding Food Labels and Understanding the New Food Pyramid’ workshop to uncover these secrets a(…)

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Vegan Food & Drinks at XMarket

Vegan Food & Drinks at XMarket

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: XMarket Uptown

Hi all, let’s get together to enjoy some vegan food & drinks at **XMarket Food Hall on Saturday, May 18 starting at 4pm.**

XMarket is now an all-vegan hub with 7 local [food vendors](https://xmarket.plantx.com/vendors/), a full [bar](https://xmarket.plantx.com/bar/) and a grocery section. Some of the restaurants include Kale My Name, Veganiano and Bloom.

**We’ll meet at the the LQR House Bar whe(…)

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Happy Mail Swap / National Stationery Week

Happy Mail Swap / National Stationery Week

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: undefined

In honor of [National Stationery Week](https://nationaltoday.com/national-stationery-week/), we’re sending mail! Not just any kind of mail, friends, we’re sending happy mail!

Most of us joined this group because we love good old-fashioned mail. But what if you don’t have anyone to write, or writing just your relatives or that one college friend is not enough, or maybe you wish you had a pen pal b(…)

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Open Sew {BYOM} Session! 🧵 Let’s Sew Together!

Open Sew {BYOM} Session! 🧵 Let's Sew Together!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Douglass Branch, Chicago Public Library

It’s our Open Sew event!

BYOM (bring your own machine) and whatever project you’re working on, and let’s sew together! If you don’t want to tote your machine, feel free to bring any portable craft project (i.e. hand-sewing, embroidery, patterns you need to trace and/or cut, etc.).

Need help pinning or fitting a garment? Bring it too!

We’ll have vittles and beverages aplenty.

Come hang – it’s f(…)

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Divi Roundtable Mastermind; Divi 5 Alpha Demo and Divi Ai.

Divi Roundtable Mastermind; Divi 5 Alpha Demo and Divi Ai.

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Online

Join us for an exciting meetup where we’ll delve into the latest developments in the Divi Theme. We’ll be exploring the new Visual Builder, which offers a more intuitive and streamlined interface, making it easier to create stunning websites.

But that’s not all—we’ll take a look at the incredible capabilities of the in-app Divi AI feature. This revolutionary tool uses artificial intelligence to g(…)

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Roscoe village

Roscoe village

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Village Tap

I’m back in town(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Chicago, you can try out Choosechicago.com, Thrillist.com, or News.wttw.com.

RELATED: How To Meet People In Chicago, Illinois

Events for Expats and Locals to meet

Carioca Celebration

Carioca Celebration

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

Caipirinhas or caprichosas? Churrasco or feijoada? Fogo is an internationally renowned Brazilian steakhouse located in the River North neighborhood.
We’re going to eat copious amounts of meat and drink some Brazilian adult beverages. We can even dance the samba. I traveled to Brazil twice. The food is so good you’re going to be burping like a trucker.
Everyone pays for their own food and drink

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InterNations Chicago Official Event @ Barstool River North

InterNations Chicago Official Event @ Barstool River North

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Barstool River North

Hey There,

** Our event has changed to TUESDAY (5/14)**

Join us for a fun evening together at Barstool in River North!

Located in the heart of River North, Barstool offers a fun an lively atmosphere with great drinks and tasty menu options. They also have live music for us to enjoy!!

We encourage you to bring any of your non-member friends and show them what a great community we are.

We look

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Talking AI (Not Chat GPT)

Talking AI (Not Chat GPT)

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

Join us for a discussion on the ongoing transformation of our daily work by AI. While concerns exist about AI displacing jobs, it also opens doors to numerous opportunities. Being prepared for this evolving landscape is crucial. We’ll explore strategies to navigate AI transformation in business and how to be prepared for the new tech revolution. Feel free to bring your questions and ideas, whether

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InterNations Chicago Newcomer’s Event @ Aster Hall Bar & Study

InterNations Chicago Newcomer's Event @ Aster Hall Bar & Study

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Aster Hall Bar & Study

New in Chicago? New to InterNations? Our Newcomers’ Events are smaller, lovely get-togethers and specially organized for members who are new in our community.

Come join us to mingle and meet other expat newbies, while learning about everything the InterNations Chicago Community has to offer.

The event will start at 6:30 pm and once everyone has had the opportunity to get something to drink, we w

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