Things to do , Quirky events Friday May 13 2016 Free
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ACTIVATE transforms Couch Place into a party.

Each month, Chicago Loop Alliance throws a party in a nondescript downtown alley with the help of local artists and DJs. The roving event takes on a new theme—this summer, ACTIVATE will celebrate each of the five senses. in May, attendees will be invited to touch artwork, inflatable installations and a giant ball pit in the 8th Street alley. Guests can RSVP to receive a free drink when they arrive.

Venue name: 8th Street alley
Address: 205 E 8th Street

Cross street: between State St and Wabash Ave
Price: Free
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Madeline N

I went to Activate last night and had such a great time! The music was great and even though the event is free you still get a free drink ticket if you RSVP before the event (we had the choice of two different types of Blue Moon or chardonnay.) While there was a larger turnout then I had expected the space didn't feel too crowded and the longest I had to wait to get a drink was 2-4 minuets. The art expositions were really interesting and interactive and they had a Photo Booth. All in all it was an interesting and fun new way to spend the night outside and I'm really looking forward to the next event!