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Weekend Alert: August 1-3

Chicago River

It's August? How did that happen? Although you might be able to convince someone it's September or early October based on this weather. No complaints. You certainly won't be when you're enjoying some of the great outdoor festivals this weekend, like Fiesta del Sol or Schuhplattler Verein Edelweiss. Oh also, that one called Lollapalooza. You may be familiar. Plan your driving accordingly!


Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival Returns August 22 to Sept. 1

Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

Whether or not we want to admit it, autumn is approaching. While we might not be ready to say goodbye to the warm weather yet, at least we have an excuse to go shopping.

Just in time for a needed spree, the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard is returning for a 10-day event from August 22 to Sept. 1.


Four Comedy Shows to See Friday

Adults Embracing Failure

There's a lot happening this weekend. Friday night alone there are at least four shows I recommend you try to see. If you can't make it to all of them, plan out your Friday night activities for the next few weeks to see how many you can attend. But you'd better plan well, some of these shows won't be available for much longer ...


Weekend Alert: July 25-27

Chicago River

July's almost over, can you believe it? The fun marches on in Chicago nevertheless, including this weekend's stellar events and attractions. Make sure you get out and enjoy them!


Remembering The Eastland Disaster in Chicago, July 24, 1915

RM Eastland

I discovered the Eastland when I was 26 years old. It was 1999 and I was curating an exhibition about the Titanic at the Museum of Science and Industry. As a native Chicagoan and local history buff, the discovery was a shock in more ways than one. In my head, and in my heart, I was 26 years behind schedule and 84 years too late.

On July 24, 1915, the S.S. Eastland was docked at the Chicago River between Clark and LaSalle streets. One of five excursion vessels chartered by the


4 Awesome Spots to Catch the Air & Water Show - by Land and by Lake

Castaways Air and Water Show

The Chicago Air and Water Show, one of the summer's most thrilling spectacles, kicks off on August 16-17. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and many more experts in speed will hit the skies over our fair city. While you can always catch the Air & Water Show from pretty much anywhere on the lakefront from Fullerton Avenue to Oak Street, here are four ways to view the show in comfort and style.


Zoovies - Lincoln Park Zoo's Wild Take on Movie Night

Lincoln Park Zoo

It's movie night. You have some freshly popped popcorn ready, an ice cold soda in hand, and a couple boxes of candy as you look upon the silver screen next to your friends, family, and some flamingos ... Flamingos? I'll explain.


Hidden Gems on the University of Chicago Campus

University of Chicago

On a trip to Hyde Park, most folks stop by some of the neighborhood's star attractions: the Museum of Science and Industry, the Court Theatre, and perhaps a stop at the Medici on 57th Street for some pizza and conversation.

First-time visitors and seasoned South Siders might also do well to check out a few of the lesser-known gems (architectural and other) right nearby on the University of Chicago campus. Here's a quick tour of three fascinating moments that are worth your


Great Music, Eats and Gardens - Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival

Street fest, check. Live music, check. Gardens, check.

Possibly the greatest street festival in Chicago, the Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival,  is taking place in Lincoln Park this weekend, July 19th and 20th.  This is the 46th year that residents of Lincoln Park have opened their gardens up to the public for your viewing pleasure.


Weekend Alert: July 18-20

Chicago

We're halfway through July already? Where's the summer gone?

Regardless, here are some awesome events to check out this weekend, including Pitchfork, the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, and some other popular festivals. Don't be filled with regret when everyone else is at these and you're not.


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