5 Things To Do This Week In Chicago

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Taste of the Nation Tickets
Yes, world, it's that time again — tickets to quite possibly the most delish food fest ever are on sale. The event takes place on August 8 (mark your calendars!), when some of the city's hottest chefs will serve up eats and drinks. Tix start at $95, but they're worth every penny.
Wu-Tang Clan 101
Comedian Emerson Dameron and hip-hop writer Sherron Shabazz explore the allure of one of the most popular R&B groups. Expect to get schooled in pop culture knowledge, and maybe even come out a little bit cooler.
When: Tuesday, May 8, 9 p.m.
Where: The Hungry Brain, 2319 West Belmont Avenue (at Western Avenue); no phone.
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Modern Cooperative Grand Opening Party
This new store is the true definition of cooperative, by offering local artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their pieces. The selection will feature curated, vintage furniture, as well as home décor and other design pieces. The opening night party will include a toast of 5 Rabbit's local brew, opportunities to meet the artists, and a vegan food truck parked outside.
When: Friday, May 11, from 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Modern Cooperative, 818 West 18th Street (at Newbury Avenue); no phone.
Cityblue Sale
This super-hip boutique will be hawking their entire collection for 25% off for the rest of the month. Scoop up the best colored denim, as well as pieces from of-the-moment designers like CC Skye, Joie, and Sass & Bide.
When: Through May 31, Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Cityblue, 1444 North Wells Street (between North Avenue and Schiller Street); 312-664-2222.
Live in Style at Salon Blonde
You've spent all spring getting your bod and wardrobe in tip-top shape for the summer, but don't neglect your tresses. Salon Blonde is offering some help in that department — they'll be hooking you up with some free Bumble & Bumble hairspray when you purchase 2 B&B products (the styling creme is divine). You'll also get $10 towards your service when you pick up a gift card, so hit up the salon for your Mother's Day gifts.
When: Through June 17, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Salon Blonde, 1643 West North Avenue (between Paulina Street and Marshfield Avenue); 773-235-4085.
Photo: Courtesy Modern Cooperative
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