Chicago Insider Tips: What You Need to Know This Week

The Chicago Lifestyle is bringing you up-to-date Chicago Insider Tips to keep you in the know this week. Free concerts, grill-outs and more – this is where you need to be. Get out and enjoy Chicago (and love the sunshine)!


1. Aloe Blacc Tickets


Take action for a great cause – alleviating poverty – and enter for a chance to win tickets to see Aloe Blacc (the soulful voice behind Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”) at The Vic on April 24. The event is hosted by Global Citizen, who encourages you to take action by learning about the sources of food and water, signing a petition to give children access to education or to help female entrepreneurs rise above poverty. Each action earns you points toward winning a ticket. Sign up here.



2. Big Green Egg Grill-out


Did you attend Better Homes & Gardens/Weber Grill’s Chill and Grill festival in the past? Evidence is sketchy on whether this fun outdoor festival will return to Chicago this year. In the meantime, get your grilling fix this weekend at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square’s event with The Big Green Egg Grill. On the cooking school’s back patio, chefs will be demonstrating the Big Green Egg’s grilling masterpieces with pork and more. Free food for all! No registration necessary, just show up with an appetite! Click here for more details.



3. Chicago Gourmet Tickets


Did you miss Thursday’s discounted pre-sale tickets to Chicago Gourmet? Bummer. This incredible Chicago event isn’t sold out, though. You can still buy full-price tickets on their website. Chicago Gourmet is the foodie fest to end all fests – a full day of wining and dining in Millennium Park’s magnificent space. Chefs from renowned restaurants across the city present their best dishes in sample tents around the park, with a central tent featuring worldly wine vendors. This is an event you do not want to miss – if you can afford a full-price ticket.



4. Title Boxing Club


Title Boxing Club is opening a brand new location in Lincoln Park, at 2417 N. Clark St. Slated to begin their full class schedule the week of May 5, they are offering guests a first class for free! Burn up to 1000 calories an hour in this powerful workout, guaranteed to help you get buff for the summer. Learn more here.