Local Highlights

Our favorite community events in Chicago so far in 2019


The Common Experience team curates a series of events every month, available exclusively (and for free) to Common members as part of their membership. Recently, our community events across our coliving homes in Chicago have been so much fun that we just had to share. Keep reading to learn more about community at Common, and take inspiration for your own weekend plans! 

Pasta Making Workshop

Earlier in March, Common members learned how to make fresh pasta from scratch. They mastered pappardelle with asparagus, parmesan, and poached eggs as well as the Roman-style pepper and parmesan pasta in just two hours. Now, members can impress their guests at their next dinner party.

community event pasta

community event pasta

Photos by Ethan L.

Rhine Hall Distillery

Rhine Hall, a family-owned and operated, small-batch distillery, hosted some Common members for a tasting tour. They got an inside look at the distilling process and got to taste samples of the distillery’s specialty — fruit brandies, also known as eau de vie or schnapps.

community event distillery

Photos by Kathryn B.

Pastry Class

Common members in Chicago also had the opportunity to walk through the laminating process for creating flaky, buttery layers of French pastries. They filled the dough with apples, cut it into palmier cookies, and layered it with sugar to create the queen of pastries, kouign-amann.

community event pastry community event pastry

Photos by Emily H.

Community events coming up…

Painting Class at the Color Cocktail Factory

This art class is open to all skill levels! Learn from an expert how to paint a blissful cherry blossom landscape. 

Comedian Nikki Glaser at Thalia Hall

Nikki Glaser, executive producer and star of her own popular Comedy Central series, is one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world today. Common members can see her perform live standup comedy in Chicago’s most iconic landmark and venue.

Foodie Walking Tour

Adventure through town and see the Windy City’s most beloved landmarks as you taste the most legendary Chicago dishes: deep dish pizza, locally crafted beer, and Chicago-style hot dogs. This food walking tour of Chicago is the perfect way to see and taste the city in a single afternoon!

What our members say about our community events

“At Common, the community events are thoughtful, and some of the best are curated by community members between homes, which is really unique and interactive.” – Ashley L.

“Common really tries to throw lots of events that build strong bonds between community members, and there’s a lot of diversity in personality and background.” – Steven S.

“The events that they organize make it really easy to meet new people and do cool things in the city.“ – Monique S.

Community is a key part of our culture at Common. Join our Chicago coliving community today, and experience these exciting events for yourself.

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