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Fibsfest – Live Music, Food Trucks, Watermelon Jolly Rancher Ale Release
Jul31
Aug1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Fibsfest – Live Music, Food Trucks, Watermelon Jolly Rancher Ale Release

Fibs Brewing is turning two and throwing a huge TWO DAY BASH to celebrate! Two days of Live Music (7 Bands), tasty street tacos and…

Saturday July 31
12:00 p.m.Sunday August 1
11:00 p.m.
Fibs Brewing Company
260 Howard Avenue
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Artists on the Lam. Celebrate with us! It was on Monday, June 6, 2011, that local artist, independent curator,…

Sunday August 1
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Chinatown Summer Fair
Aug1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Chinatown Summer Fair

This iconic event is one of the most ethnically unique outdoor events in Chicago and the Midwest. Attracting more than 40,000 people from throughout the…

Sunday August 1
Chinatown
2200 S. Wentworth
Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention
Aug1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

Since 2002, Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con is Chicago’s largest and longest running Horror Convention known for its major celebrity guests, innovative programming, lavish parties…

Sunday August 1
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Aug1
Tours & Attractions

Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown

Greektown Chicago is proud to present its new outdoor art exhibit Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown, with 24 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining…

Sunday August 1
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, will open Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 with the U.S. premiere of…

Sunday August 1
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)
Aug1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)

Revel in the sounds of Italy with a virtual program awash with beautiful lesser-known musical gems by beloved Italian opera composers, curated and hosted by…

Sunday August 1
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860
Sweet Bitter Love
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sweet Bitter Love

Sweet Bitter Love: An Initiative of Toward Common Cause presents Jeffrey Gibson’s reflections on representations of Indigenous people in cultural institutions. Responding to a series of…

Sunday August 1
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Music of Black Voices
Aug1
Virtual Event

The Music of Black Voices

‘The Music of Black Voices: Inspiring today’s youth through a choreographic reflection of our era and celebrating the history of black artists in music.’ Six…

The Northman Live Music Summer Series
Aug1
Music & Comedy

The Northman Live Music Summer Series

The Northman Summer Music Series will run daily on our Pergola Stage, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The FREE live music series by the…

Sunday August 1
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden on The Riverwalk
233 East Riverwalk
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40

Presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this multi-site exhibition uses the idea of “the commons” to explore the current socio-political…

Sunday August 1
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions
Aug1
Virtual Event

Steppenwolf Theatre Virtual Productions

Steppenwolf NOW is a new virtual programming stream featuring six breakthrough stories written by America’s most talented voices, spotlighting the nation’s premier ensemble theatre. Offering…

Sunday August 1
Virtual
Virtual Event
The Devil Wears Prada
Aug1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Devil Wears Prada

Andy, an ambitious young writer in New York City, lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Trying to survive under her stylish yet terrifying boss,…

Sunday August 1
The Obama Portraits
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Obama Portraits

In summer 2021 , the Art Institute of Chicago welcomes two acclaimed portraits to its galleries: Kehinde Wiley’s painting of President Barack Obama and Amy…

Sunday August 1
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard

Gallery Guichard, the most notable and respected gallery in Bronzeville — the largest African American art district in the country — is located on the…

Sunday August 1
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic
Aug1
Music & Comedy

Redemption: Adrian Dunn and Chicago Philharmonic

On June 5 2021, Chicago Philharmonic will collaborate for the first time with critically acclaimed multi-genre musical artist and social justice advocate Adrian Dunn for…

Sunday August 1
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Glenwood Sunday Market
Aug1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Glenwood Sunday Market

The nonprofit Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) is proud to announce the 12th season of its Glenwood Sunday Market, to be held at 1233-41 W.…

Sunday August 1
9:00 a.m.
Glenwood Sunday Market
1233-41 W. Pratt Blvd.
Teen Digital Learning Program
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Teen Digital Learning Program

The High School Science and Digital Learning Program introduces students entering grades 10–12 to the science and technology of the Field Museum. In this 6-week…

Sunday August 1
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Maxwell Street Market
Aug1
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Maxwell Street Market

1st and 3rd Sundays, 9am–3pm The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition with an eclectic mix of handmade crafts, resale housewares and clothing, live…

Sunday August 1
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Maxwell Street Market
800 S. Desplaines St.
Trailblazers Summer Camp
Aug1
Theatre & Performing Arts

Trailblazers Summer Camp

Adventure Stage Chicago’s Trailblazers is a unique summer arts program that engages 30 Chicago youth (ages 12-18) in an intensive 8-week creative journey. Under the…

Sunday August 1
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Vittum Theater
1012 N. Noble Street
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall

Step into the field to explore the trailblazing life and legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, from her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees to becoming an acclaimed…

Sunday August 1
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props…

Sunday August 1
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dinos Everywhere!

The zoo’s popular Dinos Everywhere!, sponsored by Meijer, returns for a limited time through September 6, 2021. A few surprises will be featured on some…

Southwest Suburbs

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Sunday August 1
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
DJ Brunch
Aug1

DJ Brunch

Warm weather, chill vibes! Join us at Harry Caray’s Tavern every Sunday from 10am-12pm for a live DJ Brunch!

Sunday August 1
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Harry Caray’s Tavern Navy Pier
700 East Grand Avenue
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