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The Big City Blog: Adult scavenger hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo, Friday Night Flights beer fest in Ravenswood, North Coast after parties and a new happy hour downtown

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By Kelly Cunningham and Trent Modglin

Lincoln Park Zoo’s adult challenge Aug. 25

Want to do something different on a Friday night? This Friday, Aug. 25, head to Lincoln Park Zoo for an after-hours, all-adult adventure. Dress your team in costumes, solve clues and master challenges while learning about different aspects of the zoo and its animals, and compete for awesome prizes. Then stick around for a post-event celebration with drinks and bites from Cesar’s.

The event is 21-plus and runs from 6:30–10:30 p.m. Teams consist of 2-5 people. $25 per person. Click HERE for more information.

Friday Night Flights final beer-tasting event this Friday along the Ravenswood Corridor

After a summer full of sampling craft beers across Chicago’s neighborhoods, the final Friday Night

Photo by Chicago Tribune

Flights event of the season is this Friday, Aug. 25 along the Ravenswood Corridor.

Cost for attending Chicago Friday Night Flights, produced by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild in partnership with Choose Chicago, is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Admission gets you 10 three-ounce samples. Event goes on rain or shine.

Participating breweries: Begyle Brewing, Half Acre Beer Company, Spiteful Brewing, Dovetail Brewery, Band of Bohemia, Old Irving Brewing, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery and Alarmist Brewing & Taproom.

Visit for more information.

Cards Against Humanity Live returns to the Greenhouse Theatre for one-night-only performance Aug. 25

On Friday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m., this favorite improv comedy routine makes a comeback on the Greenhouse Theater’s downstairs main stage. The show is inspired by the popular party game, Cards Against Humanity, and will be hosted by “You Are Beautiful” founder Matthew Hoffman. Tickets are available for $10 and can be purchased at the box office, or by calling (773)-404-7336. All ticket sales will be donated to The Obama Foundation.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Greenhouse Theater is located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.

ROOF on TheWit hosts its last JetSet Series Labor Day weekend

End the end of summer with a cultural experience of Lisbon, Portugal on Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2 on ROOF atop TheWit Hotel in the Loop. TheWit’s JetSet Series allows guests to be be immersed in the sights, sounds and tastes of far-away destinations while relaxing in luxury. The weekend starts at 2 p.m. on Friday.

To make reservations or for more information, visit

North Coast Festival announces after-party lineup

The first weekend in September marks the beginning of the end for Chicago music festivals. If you didn’t get a ticket to North Coast Festival or want to continue the party after a day at the fest, check out their after-party lineup at clubs and music venues across the city.

Tickets can be found and purchased at

New happy hour specials at the Social Circle

In addition to their modern spin on American bistro-style comfort food, the Social Circle, located in the Chicago’s new contemporary hotel, Cambria Chicago Loop, is expanding their happy hour, which now includes $6 pints, cocktails, wine and appetizers as well as $6 buy-one-get-one house vodka drinks. The new promotion, “2nd Act of the Day” pays homage to the theater district where the restaurant is located.

Social Circle is located at 32 W. Randolph. Happy hour runs from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.