Tuesday, May 10
Force a little bit of extra springtime cheer into your week by stopping into any area Haagen-Dazs (see haagendazs.us for locations) between 4 and 8 p.m. today for a free ice cream cone.
Wednesday, May 11
Get your guac-making skills down pat at a guacamole workshop inside the Guest Room, the private events space at Antique Taco (1360 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wicker Park, 773-687-8697). Your $30 entry fee includes two tacos, a take-home guacamole jar, and a glass of agua fresca in addition to an instructional session.
Celebrate the wines of the Italian region of Calabria during a wine dinner at Publican Quality Meats (825 W. Fulton Market St., West Loop, 312-445-8977). During the span of five courses, you’ll dine on swordfish meatballs and ‘nduja toast paired with wines made with the area’s Gaglioppo grape. Make a reservation for the $75 meal by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 12
Though Joy District (112 W. Hubbard St., River North, 312-955-0339) has been open for a few weeks now, its massive rooftop has remained off-limits until tonight, its official grand opening. Mark the occasion with a (free!) party from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring signature cocktails and complimentary appetizers.
Friday, May 13
Emporium Wicker Park (1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-697-7922) is getting a new Ghostbusters pinball machine, and they’re celebrating it starting at 7 p.m. with help from the Windy City Ghostbusters, a group of local Ghostbusters enthusiasts.