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Saturday, May 18

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Whole Foods Lincoln Park Preview Party

Get a sneak peek at the new Whole Foods Lincoln Park at 1550 N. Kingsbury St. -- the third largest in the world -- at a preview party tonight from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, benefiting three non-profits: Children's Memorial, Friends of 2016 and Common Threads. Chicago's own Wilco and Rick Bayless are among the expected rumored celebrity guests. (Wilco's management denies they'll be in attendance.) Tickets are $25.

Lunch Hour By DiGiorno

DiGiorno is transforming Pioneer Plaza into the "ultimate, hassle-free lunch lounge" today. Free samples of DiGiorno Flatbread Melts will be distributed, and drivers who want their free lunch will get a quarter for parking. Plus rickshaws will be deployed throughout the loop to pick up famished lunchers. Pioneer Plaza (Michigan at Wacker).

Free Admission to the New Modern Wing @ Art Institute/Depository Food Drive

From May 16-22, you can visit the newly opened Modern Wing of the Art Institute (111 S. Michigan Ave) for free. For the $12-18 that you're saving in admission, help out the hungry in Chicago by bringing a donation for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, who will be accepting non-perishable items at food collection sites that will be located on the Michigan Avenue and the Monroe Street sides of the building.

In Defense of Food Discussion

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, signs the latter book and discusses "the answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." at 6pm today in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. Presented by Chicago Matters. Free. More details here.

Is Journalism Dying and Where is the Information Headed? @ I-House

Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Foundation's Project for Excellence in Journalism will discuss "Is Journalism Dying and Where is the Information Headed?" from 4:00pm-5:30pm at Assembly Hall in International House, 1414 East 59th Street.



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