The Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th Annual Dragon Boat Race for Literacy on June 25 at Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown. The Chinese dragon boat race dates back to over 2,000 years and is a popular sport amongst Chinese and Asian communities all over ... Read More
Encased meats will be in the spotlight at this second annual fest just two blocks north of the busy intersections of Addison Street and Elston Avenue. Adding to the weekend's happenings will be indie music acts, arts & crafts and activities for kids. The Sausage Vendors Paulina Meat Market ... Read More
See Gavin DeGraw and The Fray live June 25 at Ravinia! Fun fact: Ravinia is North America's oldest and most diverse music festival presenting over 140 different concerts every summer, including the annual residency of the nation's finest orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
It may be billed as a Greek festival complete with baklava, gyros from local restaurants and live music reminiscent of the old country, but perhaps the best part about the upcoming Gold Coast Greek Festival is that anyone can enjoy its offerings.
Gather with older adults from all over Chicago to listen and laugh as local storytellers share accounts of their funny and heartwarming aging experiences. Six amateur tellers will engage in a friendly competition by sharing humorous and authentic stories on the topic of “getting older.” This two-hour event will ... Read More
The Logan Square Arts Festival is unlike any other neighborhood festival you'll attend this summer. The three-day event literally turns Logan Square into a pop-up art district, with a diverse collection of local and national-touring bands, food vendors and interactive family activities mixed in. The festival takes place in the heart of ... Read More
Meet and mingle with new people and single Chicagoans amid live music from big-name bands and great food. Old St. Pat's Church is the host for this party's 32nd year. The Lineup Passion Pit JD McPherson 7th Heaven
Rachael Ray's Feedback in Chicago is a celebration of two of her favorite things: music and food - inspired by her beloved festival during SXSW in Austin. Taking place at Chicago's iconic Lincoln Park Zoo, Feedback will feature some of Rachael's favorite musicians as well as food creations + ... Read More
Join Chicago Sport Social Club for another ‘merica repping, BBQ eating, beer drinking Country Beach Party at North Ave Beach. This year’s Six Pack will feature entertainment from a country DJ, backyard games, refreshing drinks, and a beer garden with grub from their favorite BBQ joint, Old Crow Smokehouse. ... Read More
Steppenwolf’s LookOut and Second City Theatricals have teamed up to re-create a staged-reading of the smash hit musical The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet. This musical is a hilarious spoof of Shakespeare’s most famous love story. This rowdy re-dux of the legendary tale ... Read More
Chicago Tap Theatre presents a night of rock and tap, exclusively featuring the music of the legendary Queen. Freddie Mercury, lead vocalist and songwriter, and Queen entertained fans for more than four decades with their powerful vocals and musical fusion of hard rock and glam rock. This one night ... Read More
Thirty-eight "Undateable" profiles were placed on the world's most popular online dating site to see who would interact with them. The results were tracked with a shockingly hilarious outcome. #DateMe = months of research of REAL people talking to FAKE characters. A scientific experiment about the online search for ... Read More
A Red Line Runs Through It rides the rails of Chicago in order to answer life’s tough questions. How does the past sculpt the future? Are we all guided by anger? In this ever-changing landscape of nostalgia and uncertainty sometimes we need a brunch with friends to sort it ... Read More
Congo Square Theatre presents the World Premiere of A Small Oak Tree Runs Red by Lekethia Dalcoe. In A Small Oak Tree Runs Red, audiences enter a realm between reality and purgatory with historical figures Mary Turner and Sidney Johnson. Shackled and trapped someplace between a dream and a ... Read More
The decade from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 until the United States’ entry into World War II was perhaps the most diverse and dynamic artistic period for American artists in the whole of the twentieth century. Painters sought styles that spoke to European abstraction, realism, populism, labor, urban ... Read More
Opening this May, this special exhibit will showcase the amazing world of amphibians - featuring 40 species of salamanders, frogs and rarely-seen caecilians - highlighting their amazing diversity, unique adaptations and the serious challenges they face. Within Amphibians, guests will immerse themselves in the changing lives of salamanders, sirens, ... Read More