May 2013

Wed
01
2nd Annual Super Mom Sweep!
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Halsted and Waveland
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2nd Annual Super Mom Sweep!
Wednesday, May 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Halsted and Waveland, Free!

 

Our South Loop store started a new Mother’s Day tradition last year, and we’re bringing it to all of Chicago in 2013! Beginning May 1 – May 9, stop by any of our 5 metro Chicago locations and enter a SUPER mom you know to win a 60 second super shopping spree, valued at $500!

Please note: Whole Foods Market employees and their family members are not eligible. Some restrictions apply. 

Sat
04
Cinco de Mayo
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, May 4th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Halsted and Waveland, Free!

 

The best way to beat the rain in Chicago is…with tequila!  Halsted’s going big this year with our Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Stop by our build-your-own guacamole station, try our homemade tortilla chips and shrimp ceviche and grab some rice pudding on your way out the door.  The party lasts all weekend long, don’t miss out!

Sun
05
Cinco de Mayo
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Cinco de Mayo
Sunday, May 5th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Halsted and Waveland, Free!

 

The best way to beat the rain in Chicago is…with tequila!  Halsted’s going big this year with our Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Stop by our build-your-own guacamole station, try our homemade tortilla chips and shrimp ceviche and grab some rice pudding on your way out the door.  The party lasts all weekend long, don’t miss out!

Sun
05
Cinco de Mayo
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Cinco de Mayo
Sunday, May 5th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Halsted and Waveland, Free!

 

The best way to beat the rain in Chicago is…with tequila!  Halsted’s going big this year with our Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Stop by our build-your-own guacamole station, try our homemade tortilla chips and shrimp ceviche and grab some rice pudding on your way out the door.  The party lasts all weekend long, don’t miss out!

Thu
09
Mom-O-Rama
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Mom-O-Rama
Thursday, May 9th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Halsted and Waveland, Free!

 

Mom-O-Rama is happening all across North America and every mom is invited to attend!  At the Halsted store we’ll taste kid friendly snacks while testing out Mom approved beauty care.  The first 50 Mom’s will receive a goody bag full of chic wares and high end products that are sure to brighten your morning. 

Tue
14
Super Natural Salads with Amanda Skrip
6:30 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Super Natural Salads with Amanda Skrip
Tuesday, May 14th
6:30 PM
Halsted and Waveland, $30

 

Summer is around the corner!  Get ready with a few simple, fresh, and healthy salads that will leave you feeling light and energized. Wellness chef, Amanda Skrip, will share a few of her favorite green, grain-based, and protein salads. Learn to prepare recipes with easy techniques and minimal ingredients that are sure to enhance your cooking routine all year round. 

Class will be gluten free and vegan friendly.  

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
Thursday, May 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Fee

The weather is warming up and that means it's time to head outside for some cooking over the coals or gratesl. Let's chat about our favorite foods to kiss with flame, tips and tricks for seasoning, and more. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
17
Summer Beers, We’ve Missed You!
6:30 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Summer Beers, We’ve Missed You!
Friday, May 17th
6:30 PM
Halsted and Waveland, $10

 

Have you missed those light, crisp, refreshing beers on a hot summer’s day?  Well, it’s not quite summer but the summer beers are out in full swing.  Come to our beer class and try this seasons finest Wheat’s, Pilsners and Kolsches – learn the distinguishing differences and get ready for the heat!  In addition we’ll be grilling fruit and pairing cheese, the cost of class is donated our new partner, The Rebuilding Exchange.

Thu
23
Meet Rip Esselstyn!
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Meet Rip Esselstyn!
Thursday, May 23rd
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Halsted and Waveland

 

Meet the man behind the Engine 2 Diet, Rip Esselstyn, and join in on the discussion of his latest book, My Beef with Meat. Following the discussion, enjoy a little one-on-one time with Rip during a book signing! For more details or questions, please contact becky.bowler@wholefoods.com.

 

Look for Rip in the following stores on these days!
Thursday, May 23

Whole Foods Market Naperville (2607 W 75th St, Naperville, IL), 1pm – 3pm

Whole Foods Market Schaumburg (750 N Martingale Rd, Schaumburg, IL), 5:30pm – 7pm

Friday, May 24

Whole Foods Market South Loop (1101 S. Canal, Chicago, IL), 9am – 10:30am

Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park (1550 N Kingsbury), 12pm – 1:30pm

Saturday, May 25

Whole Foods Market Gold Coast (30 W Huron, Chicago, IL), 6pm – 7:30pm

Thu
23
Cocktails and Crafts
6:30 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Cocktails and Crafts
Thursday, May 23rd
6:30 PM
Halsted and Waveland, $10

 

Join us for another fun filled evening of crafts and wine – Pinterest style!  Jodi our wine buyer will explain the complex world of unusual wine varietals that you may have never tried, like a Grolleau Gris or a Negroamaro.  Create a minimalist modern painting utilizing your favorite phrase to hang on your wall.  The perfect way to spend an evening with friends and go home with your own unique piece of art, the cost of class will be donated to our One Dime at a Time partner The Rebuilding Exchange!

Thu
23
Cocktails and Crafts
6:30 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Cocktails and Crafts
Thursday, May 23rd
6:30 PM
Halsted and Waveland, $10

 

Join us for another fun filled evening of crafts and wine – Pinterest style!  Jodi our wine buyer will explain the complex world of unusual wine varietals that you may have never tried, like a Grolleau Gris or a Negroamaro.  Create a minimalist modern painting utilizing your favorite phrase to hang on your wall.  The perfect way to spend an evening with friends and go home with your own unique piece of art, the cost of class will be donated to our One Dime at a Time partner The Rebuilding Exchange!

Sat
25
Summer Succulents
11:00 AM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Summer Succulents
Saturday, May 25th
11:00 AM
Halsted and Waveland, $20

 

Succulents can seem overwhelmingly foreign, they’re weirdly spikey, they don’t require very much water and they grow in gravel?  Come to class and learn about their beauty and how they’re the easiest houseplants to care for, from Cacti to Jade.  Stephanie our floral specialist will walk you through the how-to and you’ll leave with your very own succulent garden.  Small glass bowls are provided for a terrarium but please feel free to bring your own from home if you have a décor piece in mind!

Sat
25
Homemade Toys! A Kids Class
1:00 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Homemade Toys! A Kids Class
Saturday, May 25th
1:00 PM
Halsted and Waveland, $5

 

Have you ever spent a Saturday making your own all natural toys?  Did you know that you can create your own colorful Plato, Bubble solutions and slime just from the items in your pantry?  Join us for this month’s kids class full of measurements, experiments and fun, each child will go home with the toys they made it class!

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
Thursday, May 30th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Cool, crisp whites, reds to pair with your favorite steak - wine is made for summer food. Join us as we chat about pairing wines with both weather and favorite summer foods. Follow #wfmwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
31
Bursting with Blueberries!
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Halsted and Waveland
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Bursting with Blueberries!
Friday, May 31st
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Halsted and Waveland, Free!

 

Join us on Friday as we gear up for the start of summer by celebrating one of the Midwest’s finest berries: the blueberry!  We’ll have a wide variety of samples and delicious recipes so stop by! 

Events At Nearby Stores

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, December 18th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

12 Beers of Christmas
Thursday, December 18th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also ask our experts about perfect pairings for any get-together.

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also as

Craft Beer Symposium
Thursday, December 18th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mezzanine: Enter on staircase by Kingsbury St., Free

‘symposion, from sympinein: to drink together’

#WFMCBS14

Join us on December 18 for a celebration of craft beers & cider. Enter the mezzanine via the staircase on Kingsbury St.

-Enjoy samples from 25+ breweries and cideries
-15-min. Speaking Series from the experts
-Live music from Gypsy Swing Band, Chanson Du Chat
-Photo Op! #WFMCBS14
-Looking for the perfect gift? Visit the silent auction featuring rare beers, brewery gift packs, and work from local artists! All proceeds benefit local nonprofit, Chicago House and Social Service Agency.

RSVP (to mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com) ASAP to get your commemorative tasting glass for this marvelously spectacular evening.
*Commemorative glasses are all RSVP'd for, but there are plenty of classic tasting glasses!

Speaking Series:
5:30 "Pairing Food and Beer," Revolution Brewing
6:00 "Seasonal Beer Styles: Winter & Gose," Ian McCarten, Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
6:30 "Myths and Magic of Beer Through the Ages," Dr. David Ryder, Head Brewmaster, MillerCoors, Museum of Beer and Brewing
7:00 "Making the Transition from Home Brewing to Commercial Brewing," Ben Saller, Brewmaster, Atlas Brewing Company
7:30 "Beer Deconstructed," Grant Pauly, Founder and Master Brewer, 3 Sheeps Brewing Co.

Featuring tastings from:
Seattle Cider Company
Vander Mill Cider
Virtue Cider
3 Sheeps Brewing Company
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Atlas Brewing Company
Begyle Brewing
Founders Brewing Co.
Goose Island Beer Co.
Lake Effect Brewing Company LLC
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Ommegang
Oskar Blues Brewery
Revolution Brewing
Solemn Oath Brewery
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Uinta Brewing
The Brooklyn Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Tyranena Brewing Company: Legendary Wisconsin Beer
Upland Brewing Company
Brewery Timmermans
Belhaven Beer
Half Acre Beer Company
Arcade Brewery
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
and more!

Beer will be responsibly sampled. Food will be consumed. Memories will be made.

#WFMCBS14

‘symposion, from sym