Beat Museum – Beat Museum Parking
Follow the path of Jack Kerouac, Ginsberg, McClure, and Hunter S Thompson as you stroll through the sites that helped define the Beat generation. There are a variety of things to do, but the highlight is the walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood.
Dates: Open daily 10 am – 7pm
SF Playhouse presents the fairy tale musical Into the Woods. Focusing on Grimm classics this musical mashes up timeless stories scored by powerhouse musical icons James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. This is very family friendly!
Dates: 7/30 – 8/6
Ok so this event is mid next week, but it’s a definite can’t miss. Beyonce and Jay Z (RIP “-“) have been tearing up football and baseball stadiums this summer as they perfomr thier first full length tour together. Get your Pop, R&B, and Rap in a one-stop shop.
Dates: 8/5 – 8/6
This exhibit highlights works – largely already housed in MCA Chicago – that tie in art to decoration and design. Most of the works highlight social issues. The paintings deal with gender and race issues as well as historical improvements of these issues throughout time.
Dates: 7/28 – 11/30
Admission: $12 Adults / $7 Seniors and students
This weekend Lollapalooza 2014 comes to the Windy City. The annual festival held in Grant Park will contain 3 days of the worlds biggest DJ and bands. Headliners this year include Eminem, Skrillex, OutKast, Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris, and Arctic Monkeys.
Dates: 8/1 – 8/3
Admission: Whatever you are willing to pay scalpers
Interested in seeing some great bands at Lolla, but not willing to pay an arm and a leg to stand outside all day? Then head over to the Metro to see some great Lolla aftershows. Grouplove, Spoon, Glen Hansard, and Fitz and the tantrums take the stage all week.
Dates: 7/30 – 8/3
Admission: Varying prices on Stubhub
New York City
Frank Lloyd Wright is an icon in America architecture. 60 years ago on the very site of the Guggenheim two structures, designed by Wright himself, housed his life’s work. This exhibit pays homage to these two buildings and their creator.
Dates: 8/1 – ongoing
Admission: $22 Adult / $18 Seniors & Students
Broadway’s new obsession focuses around a struggling family-owned boot factory in London and the sassy drag queen diva that saves the operation. Winner of Six Tony’s including Best Musical this show is fun and appropriate for the whole family.
Dates: 8/1 – ongoing
If you like things that go WHOMP in the night then you have to see Feed Me at Terminal 5 this weekend. Feed Me’s dub/ electro-pop hybrid is the perfect weekend dance music. Grab some friends, some energy drinks and get Hell’s Kitchen best concert venue.