April 2013

Mon
01
The Classroom - Cooking Classes and Entertainment
12:00 AM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Classroom - Cooking Classes and Entertainment
Monday, April 1st
12:00 AM
Cooking Classroom

The Classroom is open at our Lincoln Park location! Want to learn how to prep, cook, and utilize an entire chicken? Pair wines and cheeses while sampling them? Master Indian cooking? The Classroom is a casual environment where you can learn about food. For a complete list of classes or to sign up for a class, visit The Classroom page by clicking here.

Tue
02
Transportation
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Transportation
Tuesday, April 2nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Bus, train, bike or feet? Which is your favorite non-car transit?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Wed
03
Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
Wednesday, April 3rd
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, FREE!

Join the creative teachers of Bubbles Academy on our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Stage for exciting songs and stories to entertain the little ones.  For more information on Bubbles

Academy, please visit www.bubblesacademy.com.

Thu
04
Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
Thursday, April 4th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, FREE!

Join the creative teachers of Bubbles Academy on our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Stage for exciting songs and stories to entertain the little ones.  For more information on Bubbles

Academy, please visit www.bubblesacademy.com.

Fri
05
First Fridays with Great Lakes Brewing Company
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 1550 Bar
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First Fridays with Great Lakes Brewing Company
Friday, April 5th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1550 Bar

Please help us welcome a perfect Earth Month match (and some of our favorite Clevelanders) to the 1550 Bar. Stop in tonight and see what makes Great Lakes Brewing not only an exceptional family of beers, but one of the most environmentally conscious breweries in the business! Must be 21+ and have valid ID.

Sun
07
Sunday Night Wine & Cheese at Da'Vine Wine Bar
4:00 PM @ Da'Vine Wine Bar
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Sunday Night Wine & Cheese at Da'Vine Wine Bar
Sunday, April 7th
4:00 PM
Da'Vine Wine Bar, $25

 

Join us at the Da’Vine Wine Bar on Sunday afternoons, where each week our Specialists pair five wines with five cheeses in perfectly palatable harmony!

Mon
08
Food
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Food
Monday, April 8th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What's your favorite way to enjoy locally sourced ingredients?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Wed
10
Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
Wednesday, April 10th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, FREE!

Join the creative teachers of Bubbles Academy on our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Stage for exciting songs and stories to entertain the little ones.  For more information on Bubbles

Academy, please visit www.bubblesacademy.com.

Wed
10
Vodka Mix Off!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ 1559 Bar
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Vodka Mix Off!
Wednesday, April 10th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
1559 Bar

Looking for the best cocktail in Chicago? Look no further. We have five mixologists coming in tonight to create, conquer,and lay claim to the cocktail crown. If you're of legal drinking age and like a good mixed drink, this is your night. Must be 21+ with a valid ID.

Thu
11
Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
Thursday, April 11th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, FREE!

Join the creative teachers of Bubbles Academy on our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Stage for exciting songs and stories to entertain the little ones.  For more information on Bubbles

Academy, please visit www.bubblesacademy.com.

Fri
12
Wines From Around the World—Italy
7:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Wines From Around the World—Italy
Friday, April 12th
7:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25

Come spend an evening with wine aficionado and chef, Drew, from our Specialty department!  Through food and wine, Drew will lead you on a trip around Italy.  Five wines will be paired with five Italian inspired tastes.  Bring a friend and celebrate the Italian cuisine.
You must be 21+ to attend this event. All IDs will be verified at the beginning of the night.
To register online for this class, please click on the link here.

Sun
14
Sunday Night Wine & Cheese at Da'Vine Wine Bar
4:00 PM @ Da'Vine Wine Bar
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Sunday Night Wine & Cheese at Da'Vine Wine Bar
Sunday, April 14th
4:00 PM
Da'Vine Wine Bar, $25

 

Join us at the Da’Vine Wine Bar on Sunday afternoons, where each week our Specialists pair five wines with five cheeses in perfectly palatable harmony!

Mon
15
Home
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Home
Monday, April 15th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Vintage charm. What is salvaged, repurposed or reclaimed in your home?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Wed
17
Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
Wednesday, April 17th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, FREE!

Join the creative teachers of Bubbles Academy on our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Stage for exciting songs and stories to entertain the little ones.  For more information on Bubbles

Academy, please visit www.bubblesacademy.com.

Thu
18
Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
Thursday, April 18th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, FREE!

Join the creative teachers of Bubbles Academy on our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Stage for exciting songs and stories to entertain the little ones.  For more information on Bubbles

Academy, please visit www.bubblesacademy.com.

Thu
18
Spring Cleaning with Whole Body
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Body
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Spring Cleaning with Whole Body
Thursday, April 18th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Body, FREE!

Join our Whole Body team as they help you get ready for spring! We've invited our favorite vendors in to help you enjoy a clean and healthy April and May. Preregister for this event and recieve a goodie bag + bring in any conventional bodycare product (soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.) and we will swap it out with a free 365 body care product.
Preregister by emailing mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com and using the title "Spring Cleaning".
 

Fri
19
Sustainably Delicious with Seafood
7:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Sustainably Delicious with Seafood
Friday, April 19th
7:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $15

Just in time for Earth Day! Join fish monger and chef Karl on a culinary adventure supporting sustainable seafood.  Leave class with three new recipes that involve MSC certified and green rated BOI certified seafood.  No longer do you have to feel like the food you are eating is a part of the problem!  Cooking with these sustainably rated seafood products will give your mind a sense of ease and the oceans a sense of abundance.
To register online for this class, please click on the link here.

Sat
20
Earthlings Unite!
12:00 AM @ The Store
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Earthlings Unite!
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 AM
The Store, Free

 

Calling All Earthlings!

We're having an out-of-this-world bash on Saturday, April 20th.

Check with your local store for specific times.

Select your local store to get details.

Sat
20
The ILLest: Local Cookie Clash
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bakery
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The ILLest: Local Cookie Clash
Saturday, April 20th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bakery, FREE!

Who is the ILLest cookie company in Illinois? Today's the day we find out! Join us for this, the first of a series of friendly competitions amongst favorite Illinois producers, to cast your vote for YOUR favorite local cookie company. Swing in and satisfy your sweet-tooth and make sure to cast your vote! #TheILLest

Sun
21
Sunday Night Wine & Cheese at Da'Vine Wine Bar
4:00 PM @ Da'Vine Wine Bar
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Sunday Night Wine & Cheese at Da'Vine Wine Bar
Sunday, April 21st
4:00 PM
Da'Vine Wine Bar, $25

 

Join us at the Da’Vine Wine Bar on Sunday afternoons, where each week our Specialists pair five wines with five cheeses in perfectly palatable harmony!

Mon
22
Energy
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Energy
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What do you do for energy? Wind? Solar? Coffee? Chocolate?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Mon
22
#GreenGraffiti with ReBuilding Exchange
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ 1550 Bar
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#GreenGraffiti with ReBuilding Exchange
Monday, April 22nd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
1550 Bar, $5 Suggested Donation to the ReBuilding Exchange

Local breweries, sustainable wineries, a green graffiti gallery AND the ReBuilding Exchange will all be present for this Earth Day extravaganza! Help us create a community art piece, enjoy beer and wine samples, and see some amazing moss graffiti art pieces. The first 75 to RSVP will receive a reusable Lincoln Park shopping bag so you can donate your ten cent bag refund to the ReBuilding Exchange!

RSVP by emailing mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com

Tue
23
Beer Making with Wild Blossom Meadery
7:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Beer Making with Wild Blossom Meadery
Tuesday, April 23rd
7:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person + kit cost ($49)

Have you always wanted to brew your own beer? Experience the fine art of craft brewing as we take you through the step-by-step procedure of making your first beer. Beer made in class is taken home with our brewing kit for completion. When fermentation is complete, a live online bottling session will help you bottle your first home brew! Want to share a kit and brew with friends? Please do! Must be 21+ to attend. IDs will be verified at the beginning of class.

Kit makes 48 bottles of beer. Kit sharing is encouraged; a 2 person team would be approximately $50/person, and each person would leave with 24 bottles of beer! For more infromation or questions, please email mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com

Wed
24
Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
Wednesday, April 24th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, FREE!

Join the creative teachers of Bubbles Academy on our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Stage for exciting songs and stories to entertain the little ones.  For more information on Bubbles

Academy, please visit www.bubblesacademy.com.

Thu
25
Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Songs & Stories for Kids
Thursday, April 25th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, FREE!

Join the creative teachers of Bubbles Academy on our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Stage for exciting songs and stories to entertain the little ones.  For more information on Bubbles

Academy, please visit www.bubblesacademy.com.

Thu
25
Urban Worm Girl
10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Urban Worm Girl
Thursday, April 25th
10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Calling all kids! Urban Worm Girl will be here today, at the 1550 stage, to talk about one of the coolest underground creatures the Earth has to offer - worms! Urban Worm Girl has been an industry leader in community-based vermi-composting since 2008. Come meet the worms around town and introduce yourself to these little red wigglers.

Thu
25
Virtue Cider Beer Dinner
7:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Virtue Cider Beer Dinner
Thursday, April 25th
7:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $35

Celebrate Earth Month with our first ever CIDER dinner at Lincoln Park! Join the ever-environmentally friendly Chef Won as he prepares five fabulous courses all paired with a local cider from Virtue Cider. Virtue is a Chicago-based craft cider company that uses modern fermentation and aging techniques to produce ciders that embody old world farmhouse styles.
You must be 21+ to attend this event. All IDs will be verified at the beginning of the night. Please specify whether you prefer a meat or a vegetarian option when registering.
To register online for this class, please click on the link here.
For a complete list of events being offered in The Classroom, click here.

Sat
27
Springtime Cooking!
11:15 AM @ Cooking Classroom
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Springtime Cooking!
Saturday, April 27th
11:15 AM
Cooking Classroom, $10

Spring is here, let’s rejoice!  Join Cooking at Home Specialist Sarah as she takes you on a cooking adventure of the season’s finest.  We will play with favorites like apricots, artichokes, fava beans and scapes.  We’ll learn how to sprout those beans, nuts and seeds to create dishes full of nutritious power.  Break out of your winter cooking hibernation and celebrate the awakening of springtime cooking!
To register online for this class, please click on the link here.

Sat
27
Butcher This, Fillet That
12:00 PM @ 1550 Stage
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Butcher This, Fillet That
Saturday, April 27th
12:00 PM
1550 Stage, Free!

From land to sea, we're looking for the best butcher and fishmonger in our company! Join us for a competition amongst our Chicago butchers and Chicago fishmongers at our Lincoln Park store.
RSVP to attend (mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com) to enter for a chance to win a $100 protein package. Must be present to win!
 

Sun
28
Sunday Night Wine & Cheese at Da'Vine Wine Bar
4:00 PM @ Da'Vine Wine Bar
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Sunday Night Wine & Cheese at Da'Vine Wine Bar
Sunday, April 28th
4:00 PM
Da'Vine Wine Bar, $25

 

Join us at the Da’Vine Wine Bar on Sunday afternoons, where each week our Specialists pair five wines with five cheeses in perfectly palatable harmony!

Tue
30
Wine Making with Wild Blossom Meadery
7:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Wine Making with Wild Blossom Meadery
Tuesday, April 30th
7:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person + kit cost ($95)

Experience the fine art of wine making as Greg from Wild Blossom Meadery takes you through the step-by-step procedure of making your first vintage! Chardonnay to estate grown Cabernet can be made. Wines are made in class and taken home with WBM's wine making kit for completion. When the fermentation is complete, a live online bottling session will help you bottle your first vintage. Want to share a kit and brew with friends? Please do!
Must be 21+ to attend. IDs will be verified at the beginning of class.
Kits make 12-14 bottles (750ml.) of high quality wine. Kit sharing is encouraged; a 4 person group would be approximately $50/person, and each attendee would leave with 3 bottles of wine! For more information, please email mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com
 

Events At Nearby Stores

Hello Beauty Event
Friday, August 1st
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

Hello, Beauty!

Have you seen the #hellobeautytruck around town? Find it with gorgeous glows + marvelous makeup HERE, Fri, August 1st from 11-2pm! We’ll have free samples, massages, nail bar, small bites, mocktails, and summer tips! Sip a mocktail, get a massage, get your nails done and enter to win a $500 VIP Whole Body Shopping Spree.  Grab a friend and enjoy a girls’ day out or take an extra-long lunch. The first 20 people to pre-register on Eventbrite will get a special surprise upon check-in:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hello-beauty-tickets-12278141251

 Follow us on Twitter at #hellobeautytruck

Hello, Beauty!

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Tasting
Saturday, August 2nd
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Grocery, FREE

Here’s your chance to taste all of our finest extra-virgins, along with a few balsamic vinegars, with your favorite summer foods…heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and more. Find out how to feature these oils with summer’s best as Anne in Marketing tells you why we only carry extra-virgins and what you should look for when selecting oils.

Here’s your chance to taste all of our finest extra-virgins, along with a few balsamic vinegars, with your favorite summer foods…heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and more.

PlantStrong™ Brunch
Sunday, August 3rd
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8

If you have been a 28 Day Challenger or just looking for healthier options, this is the brunch for you! Check out our menu in the Whole Lifestyle Center window. Sign up in advance at the Customer Service desk, this brunch fills up quickly! 

If you have been a 28 Day Challenger or just looking for healthier options, this is the brunch for you! Check out our menu in the Whole Lifestyle Center window.