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In Full Color

Jaclyn Jermyn | June 12, 2018 | Feature Features

Celebrate Pride Month Chicago style with these five events and deals going on across the city, and make sure to mark down June 24 on your calendar when over one million people will line the streets of the North Side for the annual Pride Parade.
The Eye Eaters Society brings its signature whimsical spin on dinner parties to the MCA for the Eating Rainbows dinner June 18.

Eating Rainbows: Hosted by the Eye Eaters Society (known for their roaming dinner parties), the Eating Rainbows dinner offers a four-course meal inspired by the colors of the rainbow. The Museum of Contemporary Art makes for the perfect setting, with dishes from Marisol’s James Beard Award-nominated chef Sarah Rinkavage and decor from visual artist Paul Octavious and other queer artists. Proceeds benefit the Center on Halsted. June 18, 6:30PM, tickets $120, 220 E. Chicago Ave.

Big Gay Ice Cream: New York’s most spirited ice cream company is joining forces with Nico Osteria’s pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky for one weekend only to serve up exclusive, frozen treats like double-rainbow swirl macaron ice cream sandwiches and dirty banana soft serve, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Howard Brown Health. Get a taste before they’re gone for good. June 23-24, 1015 N. Rush St.

Cindy’s: Are you a big RuPaul’s Drag Race fan? If so, Cindy’s and the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel have the drink for you. The Miss Vanjie includes Absolut Elyx, Mezcal Union, Campari, rosé, pink peppercorn and grapefruit juice. The drink will be available at the rooftop bar all of June, and drink proceeds will benefit the Center on Halsted. $16, 12 S. Michigan Ave.

CommuniTEA Pride Games: Head to the Game Room on June 21 for an evening of DJ’s, interactive games and themed cocktails. The event is hosted in collaboration with Peach, known for its pop-up events celebrating queer women and femme family, but in the spirit of inclusion, everyone is welcome. 5PM-9PM, 12 S. Michigan Ave.

Rainbow Ramen: Furious Spoon has added a special menu offering for the month of June that shows off all the colors of the rainbow. Featuring chili-infused noodles, sweet corn, cabbage and other delicious ingredients, the ramen pays homage to the LGBTQ flag. As an added bonus, $2 from every bowl sold will be donated to Howard Brown Health. $15, various locations


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