Taylor Wade
Writer for Ambiance Matchmaking


Chicago's season of festivals and events is just now starting. Sifting through the massive amount of things to do can be overwhelming, especially when you're trying to plan the perfect date night. Let the dating experts at Ambiance Matchmaking do the work for you. Here we bring you the best dating activities in Chicago this month!


River Cruises

Where: Chicago's First Lady Cruises: 112 E. Wacker Dr. on Chicago's Riverwalk
When: April 1, 2017 - October 30, 2017

Named one of the top 10 tours in the United States by TripAdvisor reviewers, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) offer locals and visitors breathtaking panoramic views of Chicago’s riverfront architecture with unmatched cruise commentary led by CAF-certified volunteer docents.


Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Where: Wrigley Field
When: April 10, 12 & 13, 2017

See the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs play against the Los Angeles Dodgers April 10, 12 & 13 at Wrigley Field!


Taco Tuesday Mash Up

Where: Revival Food Hall
When: April 11, 2017 from 6-7pm

What do Antique Taco Chiquito, Smoque BBQ, Aloha Poke, and The Budlong have in common? They’ll all be serving up custom tacos at Revival Food Hall’s Taco Tuesday Mash Up from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include a taco from each of the four vendors, chips & salsa and a margarita or Mexican beer. Source: Chicagoist


The Moth Story Slam

Where: The Promontory
When: April 11, 2017 at 7pm

The acclaimed storytelling series The Moth comes to the Promontory at 7 p.m. The monthly Chicago Story Slam features stories from guests right in the audience. This month’s theme is FRESH! Come prepared with a five-minute story or just come prepared to be moved by the evening’s storytellers. Tickets are $10. Source: Chicagoist


Wine Class at BIN36

Where: BIN36
When: April 11, 2017 at 6:30pm

Let BIN 36 take the mystery out of Greek wines in their “It’s All Greek to Me” class at 6:30pm. Try light, refreshing varieties of wine from different regions (Peloponnese, Crete, Florina and Santorini) with owner / beverage director Enoch Shully. Tickets are $35. Source: Chicagoist


Yoga At The Opera

Where: Lyric Opera of Chicago: 20 North Upper Wacker Drive
When: April 12, 2017 from 5:30-6:30pm

There are so many unusual places to do yoga these days. Let your zen follow you to the Lyric Opera for a class with CorePower from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The monthly event in the inspiring space is led by instructor Stacey Caron. BYO mat, towel and water. Tickets are $12. Source: Chicagoist


NPR's Pop Culture Hour

Where: Harris Theatre: 205 E Randolph St
When: April 12, 2017 at 8pm

NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast is recording a live show with fans at Harris Theatre at 8 p.m. Watch as pop culture “experts” discuss what’s hip in books, movies, music, TV and more. Hosts Linda Holmes, panelists Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon will all be in attendance with some special VIP guests, including NPR's Sam Sanders, and comedian W. Kamau Bell. Tickets are $45. Source: Chicagoist


Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Where: Multiple Locations in Chicago
When: April 20-23, 2017

The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival is a four-day arts event aiming to explore the relationship between music and film. Guests can view a vast range of films that either focus on music as their main theme or have a musical score embedded in the work in an innovative way. By night, the festival provides live music from over fifty different bands. In addition to the entertainment, guests can attend fifteen free discussion panels that delve further into various arts topics. Source: Everfest


Chicago Mini Tango Festival

Where: Rosemont Hilton in Rosemont, IL
When: April 20-23, 2017

Spice up your Spring with hot social tango dancing in Chicago! The primary curriculum, featuring primarily esteemed milonguero or social dancing style instructors from Buenos Aires, is designed with the experienced dancer in mind. A separate curriculum for the more novice dancer is also available.


The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival & Charity Wine Tasting

Where: Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium in Plumbers Hall: 1340 W. Washington Blvd (in the West Loop’s historic Randolph Street Market District)
When: April 22-23, 2017

The world of chocolate is as complex as it is delicious! We invite you to join us and learn a little bit more about this semi-sweet world. Once you pass through the doors, the room will be filled with exquisite chocolates, wines and artisan foods. Try delectable items on display from over 40 Artisans before you buy! 


Champion of Trees 10K

Where: Morton Arboretum: 4100 Illinois Rte 53
When: April 23, 2017 at 8am

Breaking a sweat with your date is fun! The Champion of Trees 10K course follows the east side of the arboretum's main route through USATF-certified terrain. The run also includes a complimentary post-race beer, food and a free T-shirt. Registration is required. 


Vintage Garage

Where: Vintage Garage Chicago Flea Market: 5051 N Broadway
When: April 23, 2017 at 10am

Score an awesome Mid-century piece, impeccable 70's gear, or beef up your vinyl collection at this north side market in, yes, an Uptown parking garage. Markets run on the third Sunday of each month from April to October–each with a different theme. Next up: the "Midcentury Modern" market. Source: TimeOut


Wine Stroll

Where: Lincoln Square & Ravenswood
When: April 27, 2017

Each Spring and Fall, the LSR Wine Stroll transforms the retail establishments and restaurants of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood into wine tasting destinations. Over 45 businesses participate in each Stroll, pairing red and white wine samples with delicious hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants. This event is a great way to tour new businesses and see just what makes our commercial community so special.


Randolph Street Market Festival

Where: Plumbers Hall: 1340 W Washington Blvd (in the West Loop’s historic Randolph Street Market District)
When: April 29-30, 2017

The Randolph Street Market Festival is an internationally recognized European-style indoor and outdoor shopping extravaganza in Chicago’s historic West Loop. The Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique MarketIndie Designer MarketModern Vintage Chicago and the Holiday Market. As seen in Travel & Leisure, the NY Times, and Lucky Magazine!


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