July 2013

Fri
05
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM @ Engine Room
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, July 5th
5:00 PM
Engine Room, $10 for Four Wines & Sommelier Expertise

We've been told our store is a pretty happening place on Friday nights; come and get in on the action while sampling the best and brightest wines of the summer in our new beer and wine bar, the Engine Room. Wine Sommelier Andrienne Davis will be pouring flights of featured wines all June and July so come kick off the weekend right. No sign up necessary. Must be over twenty-one to sample wines.

Fri
05
Hors d' oeuvres, Entrée, et Dessert
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Hors d' oeuvres, Entrée, et Dessert
Friday, July 5th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department , Free

Discover the world of cheeses with us once a month in our new Hors d' oeuvres, Entrée, et Dessert Cheese Series. Each month we’ll sample one cheese three ways as an appetizer, plated in an entrée and as a light dessert. All of the featured cheeses of the series are on sale for the weekend! No sign up necessary; you won’t miss it! 

Sat
06
Baconpalooza
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Baconpalooza
Saturday, July 6th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free

We will be bakin’ bacon and shakin’ our tails at this celebration of everyone’s favorite salty, savory treat. Join us for bacon chocolate, bacon muffins, bacon cocktails, bacon sandwiches, and bacon bacon! And there will be live tunes from one of our South Loop resident DJs,, Scottie Optimo! 

Mon
08
Baby Food Made Easy with BUMP Club Chicago
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Baby Food Made Easy with BUMP Club Chicago
Monday, July 8th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $30

Join mommy experts, Bump Club Chicago, to learn the in’s and out’s of what to feed your baby. This class, Using the Building Blocks for Finger Foods, is recommended for babies 12 months+. Advance registration is required. For more information, please visit Bump Club online or register on their event page.

Tue
09
At the Butcher Block: A Kinfolk Gathering
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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At the Butcher Block: A Kinfolk Gathering
Tuesday, July 9th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $70

Gather around the Butcher Block as we explore the art of sourcing and preparing local, sustainable and responsibly raised meats and fish. Join us to learn simple, time-honored Charcuterie and Fillet techniques while we enjoy wine paired with an abundant spread inspired by the lesson at hand. Visit kinfolkbutcherblockchicago.eventbrite.com to register. Presented by Estera Events, Whole Foods Market South Loop and Sarah Drake Design.

Kinfolk publishes a consistent stream of casual entertaining ideas to which readers subscribe quarterly as a collectable print magazine daily with online features, and in-person with workshops, dinner, and events. To learn more, visit Kinfolk Magazine online.

Thu
11
From Scratch
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bulk Department
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From Scratch
Thursday, July 11th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bulk Department, Free

Join us every other Thursday for simple, wholesome recipes in home cooking. Each week, we’ll share dishes that will impress your friends and delight the whole family with very little fuss. Demo includes samples. 

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
Thursday, July 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Local produce, local bread, local cheese - come and share your stories of the local artisans and products you most enjoy. We'll chat about how you find great local products and how to support those that produce them. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
12
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM @ Engine Room
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, July 12th
5:00 PM
Engine Room, $10 for Four Wines & Sommelier Expertise

We've been told our store is a pretty happening place on Friday nights; come and get in on the action while sampling the best and brightest wines of the summer in our new beer and wine bar, the Engine Room. Wine Sommelier Andrienne Davis will be pouring flights of featured wines all June and July so come kick off the weekend right. No sign up necessary. Must be over twenty-one to sample wines.

Sat
13
Kids Ice Cream Party w Ruth & Phils Gourmet
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Kids Ice Cream Party w Ruth & Phils Gourmet
Saturday, July 13th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Front Parking Lot, $5

Join us every month this summer for a kid-friendly activity in our sunny front yard. The series features local product owners teaching simple, wholesome recipes perfect for your young one to facilitate. This month, it’s an ice cream party with Alison from Ruth & Phils Gourmet Ice Cream to celebrate national ice cream month! Seated under our outdoor summer tents, your child will have the chance to see how ice cream is made then will enjoy their very own batch with their favorite ingredients. So get your little ones out of the house into the warm weather for this exclusive summer class. Space is limited! Sign up at Customer Service in advance to participate. 

Sat
13
Frozen Fair Sampling Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Frozen Aisle
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Frozen Fair Sampling Event
Saturday, July 13th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Frozen Aisle, Free

Cool off from the summer heat in our frozen aisle and sample a wide array of our frozen products.  Stop by and stock up your freezer with delicious savory and sweet items. 

Sun
14
One on One Consultation with Ashley Lauren Natural Products
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Body
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One on One Consultation with Ashley Lauren Natural Products
Sunday, July 14th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Body, Free with $30 purchase

Local Body Care company Ashley Lauren uses research methods to produce beauty products made from organic essential oils, herbs, and botanicals to address issues ranging from hair thinning and loss to acne and aging skin. When you purchase $30 or more of Ashley Lauren products from our Whole Body department on 7/14/13 and present a receipt to AL’s founder, Georgia Parker, you are eligible to receive a FREE sculpt consultation to assess how the Ashley Lauren line may improve your hair and skin.  Consultations available on a first come, first serve basis. Some wait-time may apply. Must present a receipt from our store location from the date of the event only to be eligible. 

Mon
15
Doctor it Up!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Frozen Aisle
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Doctor it Up!
Monday, July 15th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Frozen Aisle, Free

Join us every other Monday for an on-the-floor lesson on how to take a microwaveable dinner option from drab to delicious. Join us in the frozen aisle!  Samples included. 

Thu
18
Bottle & Bottega Pop-Up Party
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Bottle & Bottega Pop-Up Party
Thursday, July 18th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $40 (includes one complimentary drink, light appetizers, and all painting supplies)

Paint a masterpiece step by step with neighborhood studio Bottle & Bottega, creators of the social art party! Bottle & Bottega travels to venues and homes throughout Chicago and the suburbs for public, private, and corporate events. Cocktail social begins at 5:30pm. Painting from 6:00 - 8:30pm. Please visit https://sites.cimplebox.com/c/bb/events.aspx?s=3829&c=1650 to register and for more information about Bottle & Bottega, vist their website at http://bottleandbottega.com/chicago-south-loop/.

 

Fri
19
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM @ Engine Room
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, July 19th
5:00 PM
Engine Room, $10 for Four Wines & Sommelier Expertise

We've been told our store is a pretty happening place on Friday nights; come and get in on the action while sampling the best and brightest wines of the summer in our new beer and wine bar, the Engine Room. Wine Sommelier Andrienne Davis will be pouring flights of featured wines all June and July so come kick off the weekend right. No sign up necessary. Must be over twenty-one to sample wines.

Wed
24
The Desserters’ Chicago Tour
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Chicago
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The Desserters’ Chicago Tour
Wednesday, July 24th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Chicago, Free!

The Desserters are bringing sweet Summer treats to the people of Chicago. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @WholeFoodsCHI for the low-down on where you can find our rockin’ ice cream truck around town on the dates above to redeem your FREE popsicle!

Thu
25
Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
Thursday, July 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Before summer fades into fall, be sure to make time for one last summer hurrah - or maybe even two or three. Let's chat about your favorite dishes, entertaining tips, and libations for sending summer off just right. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
26
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM @ Engine Room
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, July 26th
5:00 PM
Engine Room, $10 for Four Wines & Sommelier Expertise

We've been told our store is a pretty happening place on Friday nights; come and get in on the action while sampling the best and brightest wines of the summer in our new beer and wine bar, the Engine Room. Wine Sommelier Andrienne Davis will be pouring flights of featured wines all June and July so come kick off the weekend right. No sign up necessary. Must be over twenty-one to sample wines.

Sat
27
Turf Wars Battle of the Sauces
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Grocery Department
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Turf Wars Battle of the Sauces
Saturday, July 27th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grocery Department, Free!

Join us for another edition of Turf Wars, Whole Foods Market South Loop’s local business pop-up competition. This month’s battle features local hot sauce and barbeque sauce companies battling it out to win your vote. Co-Op Sauce, Local Folks Foods, Majave Hot Sauce, Two Fat Guys Gourmet Barbeque Sauce, and Uncle Dougie’s will all be attendance so you’ll get to try them all! So stop by, cast your vote and walk away with sauce samples and some sweet giveaways. 

Sat
27
Ice Cream Social
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 27th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

Social change tastes GOOD! Chill-out with us and taste samples of our favorites frozen treats! When you purchase a Three Twins or So Delicious Frozen Item on this day, these brands will donate $1 to the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization offering North America’s only third-party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products.

Sun
28
South Loop Family Fair
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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South Loop Family Fair
Sunday, July 28th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

We’re dusting off our summer tents and cleanin’ up the grill to set up shop in the Front Parking Lot for Whole Foods Market South Loop first summer fair of the year! We’ll have an array of kid-friendly activities featuring a puppet show sponsored by Melissa and Doug’s Toy Company, family-friendly samples from our prepared foods department, a visit from various kids snack companies, and much more! And check out the winners from our Super Woman contest who will be in attendance sharing their local business services with you. Weather permitting, supplies while they last.

Mon
29
Book Club
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Book Club
Monday, July 29th
7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Come join our Healthy Eating Specialists as we read our way to a healthier lifestyle with our monthly book club! We’ll enjoy a light snack and evening tea while we discuss the book of the month. It’s recommended but not required that you read the book before you come to the book club and we’ll discuss and share. Contact Customer Service at 312.435.4600 for more information.

Events At Nearby Stores

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, October 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!

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

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Thursday, October 30th
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Gold Coast,

Help us choose the best pumpkin! Our expert Team Members have used their skills to carve Jack-o-Lanterns and we need your help to choose the best. Drop by Gold Coast for hot cider, cookies and vote for your favorite.

Help us choose the best pumpkin! Our expert Team Members have used their skills to carve Jack-o-Lanterns and we need your help to choose the best.

Detox for the Holidays
Thursday, October 30th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In the Lifestyle Center, FREE

Dr. Thor Conner, Naturopath, returns with answers to all your questions regarding detox fasting. Learn how to use a controlled diet and botanical medicine to activate your natural detoxification processes. Detox in time for the upcoming holiday season. For more info on Dr. Thor’s practice, visit www.thehealingpowerofnature.com

You must signup/call Customer Service by 10/27 to reserve a space in this class. 630-986-8500

Dr. Thor Conner, Naturopath, returns with answers to all your questions regarding detox fasting.