Each week, HC compiles a list of hot stories to know in our Trends of the Week feature. Enjoy!

HC Chicago Hot List.

It’s finally going to break 80 degrees, and we’re going all out – from drinking with the dinosaurs to watching movies with the critics, here are a few things to do this week.



The ’90s sitcom glory days are coming back for one night only on June 4 with a Seinfeld-themed celebration hosted by Logan Square’s Scofflaw. Featuring a nostalgic menu with a big salad, black and white cookies and muffin tops, this night promises to be as iconic as Seinfeld’s synth-bass soundtrack.


[Chicago Tribune]

Following the success of the Back Room pop-up bar, The Field Museum is starting up Base Camp, a lounge and bar that will feature specimens from the museum and host a series of scientists who will present on various themes throughout the summer. Bartenders from hot spots across Chicago will also be serving up specialty cocktails in conjunction with the theme of each talk, making for a Sue-per special experience.


[Chicago Critics Film Festival]

Catch some of the most anticipated movies of the year before they’re released at the Chicago Critics Film Festival. Hosted at the Music Box in Lakeview from Tuesday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 18, the event will feature a wide array of films, including festival darlings Beach Rats and Birdboy: The Forgotten Children.

Tech Tidbit.

Apple has added a dozen videos showcasing how to shoot on the iPhone 7. Located on Apple’s website, the series will walk users through how to get the most out of the camera for a variety of different action shots, portraits and even selfies. Each video is about 30 seconds long and comes with clear, concise instructions overlaying the video.

Campaigns We Love.

With dementia affecting over 40,000 people under 65 years of age in the U.K., the music-recognizing app, Shazam, ran a campaign to help inform younger generations about Alzheimer’s. The campaign showcased Shazam struggling to identify a song until finally remembering, after which users were given a call to action to donate. “The Day Shazam Forgot,” led by Innocean Worldwide U.K., ran throughout April, producing over 2 million impressions with over 5,000 visitors heading over to the U.K.’s Alzheimer Research donation page.

Quote of the Week.

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Arts & Entertainment.

HC’s Read of the Week comes from Shelia Nevins, a movie producer with over 30 years of experience in the industry. You Don’t Look Your Age…And Other Fairy Tales is a collection of light-hearted essays on Nevins’ experience of being in a woman in an industry heavily dominated by males, coping mechanisms as a parent and her personal definition of feminism. And if that’s not enough to go on, the audio book is read in part by the likes of Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, RuPaul, Katie Couric and Audra McDonald.

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HC Trends of the Week
HC Trends of the Week