Prime Portables shares an article by Paul Brady about the best events and activities in Chicago during the month of March, 2018.
Source: Condé Nast
‘It’s one of the best months for drinking in Chicago, as the city wakes up from winter and puts on an array of boozy events.
Drink beer. Like, lots of it: The Chicago Beer Festival, on March 3, brings more than 70 breweries to the Field Museum for a night of tasting and tipsy museum touring. The next week, the Windy City Brewhaha, on March 10, will bring together at least 25 beer makers for two sessions—afternoon and evening—of hop-fueled geekiness at an event space in the Lower West Side.
Go green: There’s certain to be even more beer at the St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Parade, on March 17, during which the city dyes the Chicago River, to the delight of Instagramming locals. (Hotels along the river, like The Langham, Chicago and LondonHouse Chicago should have incredible views of the spectacle.)
Shop for incredible antiques: The Randolph Street Market hosts events year round, and March 24-25 is their Spring Fling, bringing vintage globes, maps, furniture, house wares, jewelry, and fashion vendors to their HQ in a sprawling West Side union hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (If you’re not into the antiques, go for the people watching and the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.)
Find California vibes: The exhibition Endless Summer continues this month at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gathering up work from Robert Irwin, John McCracken, Edward Ruscha, and other post-war minimalists for a show that feels as airy and seductive as a long weekend in Los Angeles. Stay for cocktails—like the vermouth-and-tonic Your Silent Face—or a glass of wine at Marisol, the excellent in-house restaurant and bar that opened at the museum last fall.
And if you still haven’t had enough: Hop a cab to Ludlow Liquors, a brand-new bar in Avondale from Jeff Donahue and Wade McElroy (of Sportsman’s Club). Cocktails are available in one-ounce pours, meaning you can sample a few without getting totally tanked, and they’re also shaking what they say is the best whiskey sours in the city. Seems this is the month to fact check that.’