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Choose Chicago Weekly Instagram Series, August 24-29

Hayden Scott Instagram

Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we chose Hayden Stinebaugh. Enjoy!


Tiffany Girls, Mozart, Millionaires and Murder: Fall Programs at the Driehaus Museum

Richard Driehaus Museum

Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum gives guests a fascinating look into the palatial homes built by Chicago's wealthy Gilded Age magnates. Step back in time and into the stunning galleries, all elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Herter Brothers.


Weekend Alert: August 29-September 1

Chicago Bean

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, so enjoy that extra day off work and fill your schedule with some of these fantastic events, including the Chicago Jazz Festival that'll close the outdoor music festival circuit in style.


Remix Chicago - Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair

Remix Chicago

With the success of 2013's Remix Chicago, Chicago's Recycled Art Fair will be making its second go around this Labor Day weekend! I guess you could say it's been recycled. Okay, all dumb jokes aside, this unique arts festival is a great time for all ages!


Check out the African Festival of the Arts This Weekend!

African Festival of the Arts

Chicago is no stranger to cultural festivals, but one of the largest and best of the summer will be taking place this weekend, and it is a must see. The African Festival of the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is expecting a well over 300,000 people to visit the historic Washington Park to take on all of the festivities celebrating the African cluture.


Labor Day Weekend Comedy

Impress These Apes 
There are a number of comedy shows flying under the radar. First and foremost, iO Chicago is having their grand opening this weekend, so that almost trumps just about any other event this weekend. However, tickets are a little pricey, so if your wallet be more comfortable at a lower-priced ticket, then I have a few shows I think you should check out.


Celebrate Chicago's Exemplary Artists and Art Institutions at the Inaugural Fifth Star Awards

DCASE Millennium Park Fifth Star Awards

Chicago has an undeniably rich art culture, home to some of the world's greatest art museums and famous outdoor pieces the public can enjoy. To honor such a distinctive art tradition as well as celebrate the artists whose creations have inspired millions, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park will be holding the inaugural Fifth Star Awards, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.


Choose Chicago Weekly Instagram Series, August 17-22

Molly Page Instagram

Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we chose Molly Page. Enjoy!


A Trifecta of Perfection - Celebrate the Bacon, Sports & Beer Celebration This Weekend

Beer Brewing

Come to Union Station this Saturday August 23rd for the Bacon, Beer & Sports Celebration. Need I say more? Seriously, do I?

Although chances are most readers just cleared their Saturday schedules and closed out of this window, I'll go on to explain a little more about Bacon, Beer, & Sports for those of you who are still with me.


Jangleheart Circus Show Recommendations

Jangleheart

This weekend Jangleheart Circus takes over The Den Theatre for the second time with over 80 shows scheduled. The team from Upstairs Gallery has put together a knock-out festival and every show looks amazing. I pulled out a few shows I'm recommending below, but I know I'm leaving out a number of must-sees. Take these recommendations as you may, but definitely go to this festival -- a ton of great shows.


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