5 Things To Do This Week

Check out the Gold Coast's newest bridal boutique, and meet designer Tracy Reese, when she throws an in-store fashion show at BHLDN on Thursday. She'll show off dresses from her pre-fall collection while you sip on cocktails. As a bonus, a selection of Tracy's dresses will be available for special order. (Yahoo Local)
Even though Earth Day is over tomorrow, you don't have to stop celebrating good ol' Captain Planet. Check out Green on the Scene, a day full of exploring the best of Chicago's green businesses. Highlights include a trip to Uncommon Ground, which has been dubbed "The Greenest Restaurant in America," and sampling organic booze at Koval Distillery. (City Swarm Chicago)
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If you haven't been able to check out the Latino Film Festival, this week is your last chance to view the best movies out of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Hit up the Closing Night Event on Wednesday, where they'll be screening Tribute To Argentina, a heart-wrenching film about a lonely hardware store owner who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a downtrodden Chinese man who doesn't speak a word of Spanish. (Chicago Latino Film Festival)
Is ginger the most underappreciated ingredient? Find out at this cooking class (part of the World Kitchen Series) that will teach students how to use the root in drinks, entrees, salads, and desserts. It goes without saying, but this is probably for ginger lovers only (the food, you guys). (Explore Chicago)
Celebrate Chicago's newest dining destinations to earn the title of 'Great Neighborhood Restaurants' at LTH Forum's special dinner event. You'll get to chow down on food from Manny's Cafeteria, and watch the awards presentation while you dine. We have a feeling you'll leave with a very long restaurant wish list. (LTH Forum)
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Photo: Via Yahoo Local
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