August 2014

Sun
03
PlantStrong™ Brunch
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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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! 

Wed
06
After Work Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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After Work Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 6th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Because we could all use a drink. Celebrate making it past the mid-week hump with bar bite specials, carefully curated cocktails, and perfectly poured wines.

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Exploring Food Abroad
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Exploring Food Abroad
Thursday, August 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer has long been a time for traveling abroad. Let's visit about our favorite foods and flavors from around the world! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
07
Beer & Cheese Night with Scrumptious Pantry and Brooklyn Brewery
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Beer & Cheese Night with Scrumptious Pantry and Brooklyn Brewery
Thursday, August 7th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $10

Our friends from Scrumptious Pantry and Brooklyn Brewery are joining us for a night of perfect beer, cheese, and pickle pairings. Learn about the best flavor combinations and sample a variety of Brooklyn Brewery beers, heirloom pickles, and local cheeses. Space is limited, please sign up at the Customer Service desk. 

Fri
08
South Loop Birthday Bash: Local Vendor Fair
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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South Loop Birthday Bash: Local Vendor Fair
Friday, August 8th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

Whole Foods Market South Loop is turning 8! To celebrate our Birthday, we’re packing the store with some of our favorite local vendors. Support Chicago and celebrate South Loop! Enjoy samples of beer, spirits, cake, snacks, and more! 

Sat
09
Chicago Fryer Department Debut
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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Chicago Fryer Department Debut
Saturday, August 9th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

The wait is over. Be one of the first to try our new fried seafood options as our Seafood team debuts their brand new fryer. South Loop is the only store in the Midwest with a Seafood fryer, so be sure to check out this special feature!

Sat
09
South Loop Birthday Bash: Team Member Picks
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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South Loop Birthday Bash: Team Member Picks
Saturday, August 9th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

In honor of South Loop’s 8th birthday, we’re picking our absolute favorite items in the store and letting you give ‘em a try. Tour the store for Team Member picks from every department, and find out what makes that treat extra special. 

Sat
09
Kid’s Snow Cone Party
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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Kid’s Snow Cone Party
Saturday, August 9th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, $5

Calling all kids! We will be creating all-natural snow cones perfect for the “little chef.” So, come by and slurp your favorite summer treat!  

Tue
12
Cheese Night: American Beauties
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cheese Night: American Beauties
Tuesday, August 12th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Take the mystery out of cheese at our monthly Cheese Night. Join our expert cheesemongers as we explore the flavorful world of domestic cheeses.

Wed
13
After Work Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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After Work Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 13th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Because we could all use a drink. Celebrate making it past the mid-week hump with bar bite specials, carefully curated cocktails, and perfectly poured wines.

Sat
16
Sod Room Presents: Ask the Doula
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sod Room Presents: Ask the Doula
Saturday, August 16th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free

Are you expecting or know someone who is? Are you curious about birthing options in Chicago? Our Ask the Doula event will feature doulas as well as Dr. Ford of Active Body Chiropractic, specialist of prenatal chiropractic techniques. We will answer your pregnancy questions and give you an overview of the various perinatal options in the Chicagoland area. If you're a parent-to-be, this class is not to be missed!

 

Sat
16
Support Illinois City Supper at FarmedHere
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ FarmedHere, 6700 S Sayre Ave 8 Bedford Park, Illinois 60638
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Support Illinois City Supper at FarmedHere
Saturday, August 16th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FarmedHere, 6700 S Sayre Ave 8 Bedford Park, Illinois 60638, $60 (free transportation to FarmedHere is available)

Join Whole Foods Market at FarmedHere for a celebration of what makes Illinois great! From 5-7pm mingle with local farmers and producers while sampling delicious foods, enjoying live music, and sipping on local beer and wine. A lively three-course dinner will follow from 7-9pm, prepared by our talented Whole Foods Market chefs. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Windy City Harvest. Visit supportillinois.eventbrite.com to secure your seat today! 

Wed
20
After Work Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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After Work Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 20th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Because we could all use a drink. Celebrate making it past the mid-week hump with bar bite specials, carefully curated cocktails, and perfectly poured wines.

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Summertime Wind-Down
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summertime Wind-Down
Thursday, August 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we wrap up summer 2014, let's chat about and share photos of some of the greated moments... From parties to picnics to vacations! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
21
Sip + Savor: PlantStrong™ Wine Pairing Dinner
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sip + Savor: PlantStrong™ Wine Pairing Dinner
Thursday, August 21st
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $20

Healthy Eating Specialist Jessica and our Wine Expert Simon are teaming up to bring you a Plant-Strong food and wine pairing dinner. Savor five courses of Italian cuisine while you sip artfully paired wine selections. Seating is limited, sign up in advance at the Customer Service desk.

Sat
23
Bash on Wabash
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Bash on Wabash
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Bash on Wabash
Saturday, August 23rd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Bash on Wabash

Whole Foods Market South Loop is proud to be a part of this neighborhood, and we're proud to sponsor this neighborhood bash. Let's celebrate the history and culture of the South Loop with this spotlight on everything South Loop. Come to Wabash Avenue between 13th and 14th Street for music, dancing, food, and more. Stop by the Whole Foods Market tent for South Loop chef demos and delectable food samples. For more information, visit www.bashonwabash.org.

Mon
25
Movies That Move Us
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Movies That Move Us
Monday, August 25th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free

Uncover the truth about health with a monthly series of video clips from our Health Starts Here Doctors. South Loop’s Healthy Eating Specialist Bonita will facilitate a short video discussion and serve a light snack. 

Wed
27
After Work Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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After Work Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 27th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Because we could all use a drink. Celebrate making it past the mid-week hump with bar bite specials, carefully curated cocktails, and perfectly poured wines.

Thu
28
Food Feud: Pizza
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Pizza Station
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Food Feud: Pizza
Thursday, August 28th
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Pizza Station , Varies

Pizza is serious business, so serious that our 5 Chicago stores are battling it out to see who serves the best slice. Visit any of our Chicago locations on Saturday, September 27 from 12-4 to sample all 5 pizzas & help us select a victor. 

Sat
30
Hello, Beauty: Treat Yourself
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop Parking Lot
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Hello, Beauty: Treat Yourself
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop Parking Lot , Free

Beauty, beauty and more beauty!! Come to Whole Foods Market’s parking lot for an afternoon of pure beauty indulgence. Come treat yourself, you deserve it! First 50 people to sign up in advance receive a Hello Beauty swag bag!  

Sat
30
Back to School: Build a Better Lunch
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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Back to School: Build a Better Lunch
Saturday, August 30th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free

Come to Whole Foods Market for all your back to school necessities! Learn how to pack the perfect lunch and sample some of our favorite back to school picks from our favorite vendors. Visit all the back-to-school stations and enter to win an amazing lunch box gift package!

Events At Nearby Stores

Hello, Beauty Truck!
Friday, August 29th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
On Floor, Free

It's coming! The Hello, Beauty Truck will be making a stop at River Forest on Friday, August 29th from 11-7pm. Join us for free samples and summer tips from our beauty squad! Enter to win our Whole Body summer sweepstakes with a chance to win a $500 shopping spree! The first 50 people to RSVP will a receive a swag bag filled with beauty goodies. RSVP to abbie.corrigan@wholefoods.com.

It's coming! The Hello, Beauty Truck will be making a stop at River Forest on Friday, August 29th from 11-7pm. Join us for free samples and summer tips from our beauty squad!

Beer Can Chicken
Friday, August 29th
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Store, FREE
This technique uses beer to steam the chicken on the grill, resulting in phenomenal grilled flavor, perfect for summer evenings. We will have how-to demonstrations, samples and everything you need to create this summertime favorite.
This technique uses beer to steam the chicken on the grill, resulting in phenomenal grilled flavor, perfect for summer evenings.
Reinvent Your Lunchbox
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Gold Coast, Free

Is it time to reinvent your lunchbox? We've got the answer for you. Drop by Gold Coast where you'll find new ideas throughout the store to make your brown bag lunch exciting! Try them all and enter to win a $100 gift card.

Is it time to reinvent your lunchbox? We've got the answer for you. Drop by Gold Coast where you'll find new ideas throughout the store to make your brown bag lunch exciting!