Chicago Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Saturday (May 18)
Zoo-ologie at Lincoln Park Zoo
Saturday, May 18, 8:00 p.m. to midnight
Featuring an ancient Roman theme, this annual fundraiser for the Lincoln Park Zoo includes cocktails, dancing, and gourmet food stations. Katherine Anne Confections, Sunda, Frontier, and Wow Bao, among others, are on the culinary line-up. $115. 2001 N. Clark Street; event website
Marcus Samuelsson Book Reception at the Merchandise Mart
Saturday, May 18, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
To celebrate the release of his new memoir, YES, CHEF, Marcus Samuelsson will visit the Snaidero Showroom for discussion and a reception. Event tickets include a copy of the book. $50. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza; event website
Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Navy Pier hosts this celebration of sustainability, which includes an organic, vegetarian, and vegan food court and organic beer and wine garden. The event also includes featured speakers, yoga sessions, kids entertainment, and a marketplace. $10-$32. 600 E. Grand Avenue; event website
Sunday (May 19)
25 Years of Craft Brewing Block Party at Goose Island
Sunday, May 19, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Part of Chicago Craft Beer Week, Goose Island is celebrating a quarter-century of craft brewing at this afternoon event. Ticketholders receive 25 beer tasting vouchers for Goose Island classics, along with new releases and guest beers. Check out the complete Craft Beer Week schedule for more events. $25. 1800 W. Fulton Street; event website
Beyond (Saturday, June 8)
Bon Appétit Grub Crawl-Chicago
Tickets are on sale now for this new event, which allows diners to choose from one of two sessions. The afternoon event focuses on the West Loop, with a kick-off at Nellcote followed by stops at Little Goat, Avec, Blackbird, and Embeya. The evening sessions takes place in Logan Square, beginning with live music at Logan Auditorium and then food and drinks at Billy Sunday, Telegraph, Reno, and Jam. $149. Locations Vary; event website