If you're into soul healing harmonies, chip shots that land on the green or choice IPAs from the country's top microbreweries, then Chicago is the place to be this weekend. The city's hosting a bass pounding tribute to the environment, a kick-off to PRIDE Week and a pair of Civil War reenactments. Yes, this city has range. Get loose, it's time to make weekend plans.
It'll be another weekend of sun-soaked bliss in Chicago. If it smells like caramelized onions, then you know you're close to a festival and this weekend promises a powerful aroma of chopped scallions. You'll find us sipping IPA at the Craft Beer Festival, bumpin' to the beat of Make Music Chicago and doing some socially conscious head banging at the Green Music Festival.
I'm on a pretty dramatic post bachelor party comedown. I've never needed uplifting librettos, powerful harmonies and high A sopranos so bad in my life. Cue the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, which will serve as my spiritual renaissance, er, at least until nightfall when it's time to hit a street festival - then all bets are off. For an insider's guide to this year's event, click here.
Hitting the golf course is fun, even if you play your slice and only own, like, one pair of pleated khakis. This uniquely Chicago event pairs golf legends with local celebrities. So if you're curious as to how Fred Couples' game matches up to Bears placekicker Robbie Gould's, now you have a side-by-side comparison. For more information about this year's event, click here.
The Chicago PRIDE Festival kicks off this weekend in Boystwon, which should be a worthwhile precursor to next week's parade festivities. On June 30, nearly one-million people will gather along the parade route. But for those who want to start Chicago's biggest party early, there's a weekend-long lineup of live performers, grilled food and, undoubtedly, ridiculous bar specials decorating Halsted. Enjoy.
It's the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the DuSable Museum is celebrating with Civil War reenactments, horseback rides and an old-timey dress up booth. There's also a performance featuring Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, which is probably worth the trip in its own right.
For a detailed and up-to-the-minute calendar of Chicago events, click here.
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