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Weekend Alert: August 28-30

AVP Chicago Open

Summer's almost up, but that doesn't mean it's time to shutter yourself inside. There's plenty of things to do in Chicago this weekend, starring volleyball, dance, food and fashion. It's on.

Weekend Alert: August 21-23

South Shore Beach

"I don't know what to do this weekend," you say. "I'm bored." Excuse me, but you should never have to say this when you're in Chicago. Take a look below at what's happening Friday through Sunday and you'll see why. Apologies for putting words in your mouth, but admit it, you've thought this once or twice...

Insider's Guide to Riot Fest in Douglas Park, Sept. 11-13

Riot Fest

Riot Fest is one of my favorite summer music festivals in Chicago. Other outdoor festivals such as Spring Awakening, Lollapalooza and North Coast typically attract younger, wilder fans, but Riot Fest attendees tend to be a slightly more mature crowd, making for an arguably better overall experience.

Weekend Alert: August 14-16

Air and Water Show

This weekend is packed with things to do, highlighted by the Chicago Air & Water Show on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy musical improv, neighborhood festivals and a breathtaking Cirque du Soleil show. There's nowhere else you should be.

Weekend Alert: August 7-9

Market Days

Can you believe it's already August? This summer suddenly seems like it's flying by, so no better time than the present to take advantage of some of Chicago's coolest, most fun activities as we march toward autumn. Here's your handy Weekend Alert!

Experience Chicago's Booming Nightlife and Electronic Music Scene this August

Smart Bar

Perhaps one of Chicago's greatest assets is its recognition as the birthplace of house music in the early 1980s. A genre that has since traveled the globe and now solicits stronger associations - for many people - with Europe than the United States, house has influenced countless subsequent genres of electronic music and helped define dance music as we know it today. And though it's now well

Weekend Alert: July 31-August 2


We're back once again with your Weekend Alert! We know you're probably on a tight schedule, so let's just get right to it.

Weekend Alert: July 24-26

Beach Volleyball

So. You've found yourself in Chicago in July. You may be wondering what there is to do this weekend. Well wonder no more, because your Weekend Alert is here! Look at this list below and you'll soon figure out why Chicago is the best place to be during the summer. Or really, any time of year. Gosh you're lucky to be in town *wipes away single tear*.

Weekend Alert: July 17-19


Oh yes, that sweet, sweet respite from the work week is nearly here. I can feel it. How about you?

Need an idea or six of what to do in Chicago this weekend? No fear, we have you covered.

Weekend Alert: July 10-12

Matt Kirouac

There's so much going on this weekend in Chicago, I can't even name it all. You need to just find that scroll button and start working on your weekend agenda. Or, you could always just wing it and have yourself a spontaneous blast. It's gonna be a good Friday to Sunday, everyone. 

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