The Chicago Park District provides live music to dance your soles off. From the Charleston to the Wobble, regardless of your age or preference this Chicago family favorite has got your groove. Don’t know the moves? No worries there are instructors on hand to ensure you are moving in time. This weekend offers Mambo and House music.
Dates: 8/8 – 8/10
There are only two more weeks to catch Brigadoon at Goodman Theatre. This musical is set in a mythical Scottish village with vibrant characters that happen to have beautiful voices. This love story follows two lost American tourists, Jeff and Tommy, the latter falls in love with a local girl from the village and he must save her with the power of love.
Dates: 8/8 – 8/17
Admission: $36 – $97
Come join the Midwest’s largest two-day street fest held in the heart of Boystown. Come for the food and fare and stay for the bands across 3 stages – including Belinda Carlisle, Karmin, and Neon Trees. Note that Halstead is blocked from Belmont to Addison. Stop into one of the local shops to support the cause.
Dates: 8/9 – 8/10
Anna Halldin Maule’s PERSONA features amazing, hyper-realistic oil paintings of her perception of Glamour. These paintings, at surface level, are paintings of beautiful women, but further are much more. These paints also expose the psychology of what it is to be a women and to live to immeasurable standards of the public standard of beauty.
Dates: 8/7 – 8/30
Fresh and delicious fruits and veggies, beautiful flowers, herbs, and an assortments of meats for the family abound at this 110 year old SF staple. Sift through 2 market places along the Bay and in front of the Ferry Building. As a bonus, enjoy hot and ready meals from farm-to-table restaurants.
Outside Lands – Outside Lands and Late Show parking
San Francisco’s premier music festival is already underway and hopping in Golden Gate Park. There are a variety of venues all across SF hosting late night after shows where you can find all your favorite Outside Lands headliners and side-acts in the comfort of air conditioning.
Dates:8/8 – 8/10
Admission: Varies by venue
New York City
teamLab, a Japanese group of self-proclaimed “Ultra-technologists”, lends it’s math-art-science-tech mash up to Pace Gallery. This fully immersive and innovative mix of art, tech design, and mixed media is the first of it’s kind in America. You do not want to miss this experience. Great for kids and adults, alike.
Date: 8/8 – 8/10
June Havis Theatre – Midtown International Theatre Festival – June Havoc Theatre parking
Many of the 75 shows premiering at the Midtown International Theatre Festival have already had their run, but there is still time to catch some new works from up-and-coming playwrights. The MITF is in it’s 14th year and is only getting bigger and better with each showcase. Book your tickets now.
Date:8/8 – 8/10
Admission: $16 per show
Walter Kerr Theatre – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – Walter Kerr Theatre parking
Penniless Monty Navarro learns that he is an heir to the noble throne of Highhurst. The catch, he is 8th in line. Follow Monty on his journey to end the lives of those in his way. Tony winner Jefferson Mays ( a tour-de-force on stage) plays a menagerie of characters in this high energy musical murder story.
Date: 8/8 – 8/10