April 2014

Tue
01
Founders Brewing Co. KBS Release
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Red Star Bar
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Founders Brewing Co. KBS Release
Tuesday, April 1st
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Red Star Bar, $20.00 Sign up at Lincoln Park Customer Service desk or call 312.587.0648

Join co-founder of Founders Brewing, Dave Engbers at the Red Star Bar as he signs bottles and talks to customers in celebration of the release of their coveted Kentucky Breakfast Stout.  For twenty dollars you'll get two 12 oz bottles of KBS and an 8 oz draft pour of KBS.  After 7:30 the event will open to the general public.  Un-ticketed customers are not guaranteed a pour. 

Draft List:

KBS
Old Curmudgeon
Smoked Porter
Barrel-aged Red’s Rye
All-Day IPA   

Wed
02
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, April 2nd
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!

Thu
03
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, April 3rd
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!

Thu
03
Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
Thursday, April 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is finally here, which means a hoard of new flavors and in-season items. We'll share recipes and cooking techniques to help you celebrate with food! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Mon
07
Basic Knife Skills Class
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Basic Knife Skills Class
Monday, April 7th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she shows you the simple techniques needed for safely using a knife. Learn how to slice, dice, chop, chiffonade and peel using a 10” chef knife! All skill sets are welcomed. You will leave class with new knife skills, a bag of freshly prepped vegetables and a delicious soup recipe to use them in.

 

Tue
08
Allegro Cupping—aka it’s a coffee tasting!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Allegro Cupping—aka it’s a coffee tasting!
Tuesday, April 8th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, FREE

Join Tony, our Allegro Coffee team trainer, as he teaches you the proper methods for tasting coffee. You will learn to judge it, rate it, and describe the different notes of the varieties brewed. If you are a lover of coffee, this is a must!

 

Wed
09
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, April 9th
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!

Wed
09
Allergen-Free Desserts
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Allergen-Free Desserts
Wednesday, April 9th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

We know making homemade desserts for special diets can be challenging! Join Bonnie from the Healthy Eating team for an evening of tasty treats made without any of the major allergens – no dairy, eggs, soy, nuts or gluten allowed! These Health Starts Here approved recipes will also be free of oil, refined sweeteners, and refined grains. Samples included.
 

Thu
10
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, April 10th
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!

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
Thursday, April 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Sun
13
Different Ways to Brew Coffee
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Different Ways to Brew Coffee
Sunday, April 13th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

Come experience the same coffee, brewed numerous way, and taste the difference in a side by side comparison. The drip coffee maker doesn’t have to be your stand-by method. Tony, our Allegro team trainer, will take the mystery out of brewing and answer questions to help you brew a better cup at home.
 

Tue
15
South American Excursions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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South American Excursions
Tuesday, April 15th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Come join David from our Wine department as he takes you on a South American tour of Argentina and Chile. You will have the opportunity to taste 6 wines paired with 6 small tastings of unique and delicious dishes South American fare. Have you every tasted the Ecuadorian recipe Yapingachos with Inca Peanut sauce? Reserve your place today, space is limited.

 

Wed
16
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, April 16th
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!

Wed
16
Baconfest Master Class with Gary Wiviott
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ COOKING CLASSROOM
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Baconfest Master Class with Gary Wiviott
Wednesday, April 16th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
COOKING CLASSROOM, $5 (all proceeds will benefit Green Star Movement)

Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park and Baconfest Chicago are celebrating Bacon Month with a bacon master class. Join Barn & Company’s very own Pitmaster, Gary Wiviott as he explains how to get the very most from the bacon you love. Alongside tastes of each dish, participants will receive expertly paired beer samples from Lagunitas Brewing Co. Class space is limited, so please RSVP in advance via Eventbrite or by calling 312.587.0648.

Thu
17
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, April 17th
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!

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Springtime's biggest food holiday is coming up! Share stories and find recipes, menus and other great ideas for Easter celebrating. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
17
Butchering Chicken 101
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Butchering Chicken 101
Thursday, April 17th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Are you looking to save money when purchasing chicken? Come join Patrick from the meat department and learn how to break apart a whole fryer on your own! No need to pay for the labor of our butchers when you can do it easily yourself. Patrick will also share three delicious recipes for you to use with your newly acquired butchering skills—Roasted Chicken, Curry Chicken Stew and Good Ol’ Fried Chicken. Class includes samples, recipe cards and a whole chicken for you to take home.

 

Fri
18
Sushi!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Sushi!
Friday, April 18th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Learn how to make your own sushi. Seriously, it’s not that hard! Come join Karl from the Seafood department and see how easy it is. We will be making sashimi, veggie rolls, and an authentic miso soup. All participants will be eating their creations, or taking them home if they can’t finish it all. Seafood included!
 

Sat
19
Decorating Sweets for Spring
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Decorating Sweets for Spring
Saturday, April 19th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Learn to use a pastry bag and decorate custom sugar cookies and cupcakes. Come join Chris from our Bakery department and explore simple techniques that will trick your friends and family into thinking your sweets were professionally done. Class includes treats to take home, reccipes and easy baking and decorating tips.
 

Tue
22
Greek Style Cooking—Chicken and Potatoes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Greek Style Cooking—Chicken and Potatoes
Tuesday, April 22nd
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

Join Steve Strompolos, owner of Strompolos Foods and chef extraordinaire of all Greek cuisine, as he teaches you recipes highlighting the traditional Greek chicken and potato family style meal. All participants will join in eating the food created and take home recipes to recreate with your own family and friends.
 

Wed
23
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, April 23rd
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!

Wed
23
Working with Dough—Making Fresh Pasta and Pizza
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Working with Dough—Making Fresh Pasta and Pizza
Wednesday, April 23rd
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

It’s easy, I swear! Come join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she teaches you the tricks to making fresh pasta and pizza dough. All participants will take home their own pasta and pizza dough that they made in class, in addition to homemade marinara and pizza sauce recipes.
 

Thu
24
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, April 24th
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!

Thu
24
Earth Bite Delight! A Green Tasting Event
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Storewide
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Earth Bite Delight! A Green Tasting Event
Thursday, April 24th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Storewide , Free!

Sample some of our favorite food and beverages from vendors who are doing their part to help the environment. First 50 participants to try a sample from each department will get an eco-friendly swag bag! Free event!

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What are you doing to help our planet? We're celebrating Mother Earth all week long, and want to share and learn new ways to contibute to a better world! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
24
Joke’s On You!—By Prasino, local restaurant in Chicago
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Joke’s On You!—By Prasino, local restaurant in Chicago
Thursday, April 24th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $15

Once again, we are teaming up with our friends at Prasino. This class will feature cocktails that seem one way but taste another. Don’t judge a cocktail by its looks as a few ingredients combined give different results than expected. Join us as Mixologist, Todd Ekis and Executive Chef, Jared Case show you how to liven up a crowd by playing with fire.

 

Fri
25
Get Your Samosa On!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Get Your Samosa On!
Friday, April 25th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

Join cookbook author Anupy Singla as she demystifies one of India’s most famous street foods: the samosa. You’ll make the dough from scratch, learn how to roll them out, fold them, stuff them, and either bake or fry them. You’ll also learn how to make the accompanying mint and tamarind-date chutneys. This is one class you don’t want to miss. These samosas are vegan, vegetarian, and hands down addictive.
 

Fri
25
Get Your Samosa On!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Get Your Samosa On!
Friday, April 25th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

Join cookbook author Anupy Singla as she demystifies one of India’s most famous street foods: the samosa. You’ll make the dough from scratch, learn how to roll them out, fold them, stuff them, and either bake or fry them. You’ll also learn how to make the accompanying mint and tamarind-date chutneys. This is one class you don’t want to miss. These samosas are vegan, vegetarian, and hands down addictive.
 

Mon
28
Meatless Monday Supper Club, Japanese Style
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Meatless Monday Supper Club, Japanese Style
Monday, April 28th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $20

There is a new trend hitting the streets and people are noticing. Reserve a seat and dine with like-minded individuals who share a common interest—putting more meals into their body where vegetables are the focus. We promise, you won’t even know the meat is missing. No need to be a hard core vegetarian or vegan. All lifestyles welcome. Vegan meals available on request only. Stop by the Red Star Bar before dining and buy an adult beverage to accompany your dinner.

 

Tue
29
Basic Cooking Techniques Class
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Basic Cooking Techniques Class
Tuesday, April 29th
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she teaches you all the tricks needed to successfully cook in your kitchen at home. Learn easy tips on how to sauté, steam, blanch, poach, braise, roast, bake and boil. All skills welcomed. Class includes samples and take home recipe cards.
 

Wed
30
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, April 30th
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!

Events At Nearby Stores

Fridays @ FIVE!
Friday, April 18th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Brook Bar, $5/person

Come and celebrate the end of the week with 2 glasses of wine perfectly paired with three appetizers all for only $5! Every Friday in April and only at Whole Foods Market Northbrook. Pay at The Brook Bar.

Come and celebrate the end of the week with 2 glasses of wine perfectly paired with three

Sustainable Seafood Cooking Class
Friday, April 18th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Sustainability is one topic that really inspires passion in our Seafood Department!   Join Melissa and Brandon, culinary chef and Seafood Team Leader, to discuss the importance of sustainability, learn some fantastic tips for the kitchen, and enjoy a handful of recipes and demonstrations!  Space is limited, so please register in advance by emailing at melissa.franada@wholefoods.com

Sustainability is one topic that really inspires passion in our Seafood Department!   Join Melissa and Brandon, culinary chef and Seafood Team Leader, to discuss the importance of sustainability,

Bedding Drive for Beds Plus Care
Saturday, April 19th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
In the entry way, Donation

One of the biggest needs that our community partner Bed Plus faces is having enough bedding for their homeless shelter in west suburban Cook County.

Since during Earth Month, we’re re-using and recycling, we’re asking our customers to donate bedding in good condition (or new) to offset their needs.

They need: twin sheets (sets or single), standard pillowcases, and twin-sized washable blankets.

For more info or to volunteer, visit http://beds-plus.org/

One of the biggest needs that our community partner Bed Plus faces is having enough bedding for their homeless shelter in west suburban Cook County.