We’re getting nearer to the tip of one other summer season month, however don’t fret! There are tons of actually enjoyable occasions for everybody to do that weekend. It’s feeling a bit of extra regular to exit since Chicago dropped the masking and vaccination proof mandates on February 28 (for higher or worse) and occasions are rolling in. Whereas it could seem to be we’re on the tail finish of issues, many venues nonetheless have their masks and vaccination necessities for the foreseeable future. So if you happen to do plan to exit this weekend, ensure you try the venue’s insurance policies and take initiative. Put on a masks, social distance, and get your vaccination photographs and your booster even when the venue/occasion doesn’t require it. And if you happen to nonetheless really feel that carrying a masks is a should (like many nonetheless do), then please put on one. Shield your self and people round you. When you nonetheless don’t really feel fully secure to exit (and fairly truthfully, who can blame you?) you’ll be able to all the time keep in and assist these locations from residence.
Now, let’s get on together with your Chicago Curated Weekend!
- Artwork Galleries and Particular Occasions
THURSDAY, JULY twenty first
French Market @ Gallagher Approach, 3635 N Clark St , 4:00pm – 8:00pm
WHAT: Slightly style of France in Wrigleyville!
SO WHAT: French Market will likely be an ideal approach to spend your Thursday night with its informal, European aptitude and huge number of distributors. Every day of the market will function 20+ distributors! Whether or not your searching for some tasty treats, handcrafted items, or only a good time within the setting summer season solar, French Market is there for you! Plus there will likely be a children craft nook to maintain the child’s imaginations rising. You’ll be able to carry your blanket on the grass or choose a patio desk to sit down again and benefit from the reside music every week! Try the music schedule beneath!
NOW WHAT: Entry is free, simply carry your totes and top off on some superb meals and wares!
Taco Crawl @ Clark St. between Devon Ave. and Rogers Ave., 3:00pm to six:00pm
WHAT: Rejoice the scrumptious culinary masterpiece that’s TACOS!
SO WHAT: This taco themed meals crawl will allow you to expertise an enormous number of crammed tortilla goodness! The crawl will happen alongside Clark St. between Devon Ave. and Rogers Ave., permitting you to partake from 14 taking part eating places serving their signature tacos! Try the total lineup of eating places over at their web site!
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $20 prematurely, $30 day of for this taco extravaganza ! You’ll be able to choose up your passport and/or buy tickets at 7056 N. Clark St. the day of the occasion from 3pm-6pm! Eating places cease serving at 7:00pm.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY fifteenth & sixteenth
Twilight Tunes @ Brookfield Zoo, 8400 W thirty first St, 6:00pm – 9:30pm
WHAT: Music and animals
SO WHAT: Twilight Tunes, Brookfield Zoo’s summer season live performance sequence, will likely be taking on the bottom on Fridays and Saturdays in July! Get pleasure from 10 nights of reside music whereas getting access to afterhours reveals like the massive cats, Pinniped Level and underwater viewing, Seven Seas’ dolphin underwater viewing, Ice Age Giants (East Path), and Wild Encounters (no Aviary) till 8:30pm. Every evening will finish with a laser gentle present at 9:00pm! Try the music lineup beneath and extra information on every act over on the Brookfield Zoo web site.
- Friday, July 22 – seventh Heaven
- Saturday, July 23 – Hillbilly Rockstarz
- Friday, July 29 – Southern Accents
- Saturday, July 30 – Home Occasion
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $15 adults and $13 kids and seniors. Brookfield Zoo Member Tickets are $10 adults and $8 kids and seniors
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, JULY twenty second – twenty fourth (& BEYOND)
El Gran Competition Colombiano – Chicago 2022 @ Humboldt Park,2800 W. Division St., Friday 3:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday Midday – 10:00pm
WHAT: A Celebration of Colombian tradition
SO WHAT: Head over to Humboldt Park to expertise Colombia’s tradition from its delicacies, dance, its cumbia and vallenato music. Benefit from the explosive colours, competition carnival costumes, fantastic music and joyous celebrations. El Gran Competition Colombian may have a reside essential stage with worldwide artists (together with Wilfrido Vargas, Tito Nieves, Binomio de Oro, and extra), meals, drinks, enjoyable for the entire household!
NOW WHAT: Friday is Free! Tickets are for Saturday and Sunday are $25 every day!
Wicker Park Fest @ Milwaukee Ave between Paulina St and North Ave., Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday Midday -10:00pm, all ages
WHAT: A tremendous competition in one of many cooler Chicago neighborhoods.
SO WHAT: It wouldn’t be a summer season weekend in Chicago and not using a worthwhile competition going down. Wicker Park Fest brings collectively nice native meals, arts and crafts, a children’ space, native retail distributors, and an insane lineup of music. The lineup consists of Native H, Cherry Glazer, Caroline Rose, Armand Hammer, NNAMDI, Lester Rey, and tons extra!
NOW WHAT: It’s solely a $10 donation, which retains this nice competition going 12 months after 12 months, so it’s no excuse to not head to Wicker Park and have a good time.
ChiTown Motion pictures @ Pilsen Neighborhood, 2343 S. Throop St, Varied Occasions, All Ages
WHAT: An old-fashioned expertise for the trendy age
SO WHAT: Make a journey again in time and head out to a drive-in film with ChiTown Motion pictures. Ever because the pandemic began and shut down conventional film screening, just a few pop up drive-ins have arrived and ChiTown Motion pictures has persevered, providing up fashionable motion pictures on this retro setting. Try their lineup beneath for showings this weekend and sooner or later!
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $33 per automobile for these motion pictures, so carry the household for a secure film watching expertise
The Neo-Futurists’ The Infinite Wrench @ The Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N Ashland, Friday and Saturday 10:30pm, Sunday 7:00pm, 16+
WHAT: Fast performs reside and on-line!
SO WHAT: The Neo-Futurists are again! Their Infinite Wrench is an ongoing, ever-changing try to carry out 30 performs in 60 minutes for a reside viewers. Now it’s really a reside viewers that will likely be having fun with the efficiency in individual! With loads of COVID precautions in place, you’ll be capable to benefit from the humorous, disgusting, profound, terrifying, irreverent, and downright entertaining present with mates! Plan forward as vaccination playing cards will likely be checked and booster will likely be required to be totally vaccinated.
NOW WHAT: Be part of the Neo-Futurists this weekend for $10! Head over to their web site to see all they’ve deliberate now that in-person audiences are a factor once more! When you’re nonetheless a bit of anxious about going out, The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral will likely be persevering with til February (and probably past) over at their Patreon
SATURDAY, JULY twenty third
Summer season Fireworks @ Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, 10:00pm – 10:10pm
WHAT: Benefit from the spectacle of fireworks all summer season lengthy
SO WHAT: Make a journey to Navy Pier and take a look at their dazzling show of fireworks!. Every present options dramatic and in style music soundtracks with some special day soundtracks sprinkled all through the season.
NOW WHAT: It’s free! Simply make your approach to Navy Pier, discover a spot, and benefit from the present !
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY twenty third & twenty fourth
IL Sizzling Sauce Expo 2022 @ 121 N Chicago St, 11:00am – 11:00pm, All Ages
WHAT: The intersection of tasty pleasure and indescribable ache
SO WHAT: Come to The IL Sizzling Sauce Expo 2022 for 2 days of fiery meals competition to get the last word endorphin rush. The weekend guarantees to be like no different. There will likely be free sizzling sauce tastings from world wide, an epic quantity of challenges together with the Guinness E book of Data Reaper Consuming Contest, wrestling, reside plus, craft beers, specialty cocktails & tons extra! Try the whole lot occurring at this devilish tasty occasion!
NOW WHAT: Tickets can be found now! Common admission is $10! The Cradft Beer Bundle consists of 4 Craft Beer Tokens, Burrito Bowl meals Token, Restricted Version Expo Poster & Bottle of sizzling sauce for $40! The Final VIP move includesan All-Entry Again Stage Go into their unique VIP space, which options an open bar with cocktails & spirit/craft beers tastings, Restricted Version Expo Poster & Bottle of sizzling sauce, & VIP Present bag filled with sponsorship goodies for $100!
Pizza Metropolis Fest Chicago @ Plumbers Corridor, 1340 W Washington, Midday – 9:00pm
WHAT: A myriad of pizzas so that you can strive!
SO WHAT: Rejoice 10 types of pizza together with Sicilian, Detroit, Deep-Dish, Tavern, and Stuffed at this tacky competition! Pizza Metropolis Chicago will carry 40 pizza makers, curated by Steve Dolinsky creator of “Pizza Metropolis USA” and “The Final Chicago Pizza Information”, will likely be readily available making as many pizzas as they’ll! there will even be loads of academic seminars on the historical past and way forward for pizza!
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $55 per day or $89 for a two day move to this pizza lovers dream!
SUNDAY, JULY twenty fourth
Sundays on State @ State Avenue from Lake to Monore, 11:00am – 8:00pm
WHAT: From Lake to Madison, State Avenue turns into an open avenue stuffed with surprises!
SO WHAT: Neighbors from each Chicago group and past are invited to Sundays on State, an interactive block get together that may allow you to safely take pleasure in artwork, tradition, lively recreation, retail, bars, eating places, and native sights! Expertise everybody’s neighborhood, the Loop, like by no means earlier than!
NOW WHAT: This improbable approach to spend your Sundays this summer season is FREE!
THE WHOLE SELF-DISTANCING WEEKEND & BEYOND
Weekend Exhibits @ Lincoln Corridor & Schubas, 2424 N Lincoln Ave & 3159 N Southport Ave, numerous instances, 18+
WHAT: A full weekend of wonderful exhibits at Schubas!
SO WHAT: Lincoln Corridor and Schubas are a few of our favourite venues within the metropolis and so they all the time have one thing nice occurring. Try what’s going this weekend at these nice venues!
NOW WHAT: Head out to Schubas & Lincoln Corridor and luxuriate in this nice lineup of exhibits! Please be aware: proof of vaccination is required for entry to all exhibits at Lincoln Corridor and Schubas in Chicago. Click on right here for extra data on this coverage.
Again on the Large Display screen and Digital Cinema @ Music Field Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave and at your property, any time you wish to watch a film
WHAT: A good way to assist a fantastic native theater
SO WHAT: The Music Field Theatre is actually to fill that artwork home want in you with some glorious motion pictures together with with Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Music, Marcel the Shell with Sneakers On, Hearth of Love, Ira, CatVideoFest (!), Rush Hour 2 A part of: Music Field Backyard Motion pictures (Thursday solely), As soon as Upon a Time on Halstead (Saturday solely), James and the Large Peach & Robocop A part of: STOP! Movement: Matinees & Midnights, and extra! However if you wish to watch some first-run motion pictures at residence, you’ll be able to nonetheless watch nice motion pictures and assist them on-line! They’re at present screening movies through their The Music Field Direct sequence! There are additionally tons of choose titles obtainable on their new platform!
NOW WHAT: Digital tickets are $12, in individual screenings range, so sit again and luxuriate in!
New Talks and Video Archives @ Varied Places & Chicago Humanities Competition YouTube channel, your favourite browser or YouTube app, any time you need some inspiration, All Ages
WHAT: Attention-grabbing conversations with attention-grabbing individuals!
SO WHAT: Chicago Humanities Competition all the time brings a few of the finest concepts to the floor with entertaining programming that captures your creativeness. Be looking out for updates to the upcoming season as their web site is continually up to date with new talks.
NOW WHAT: Head over to check out their previous occasions right here! You also needs to join their e mail record to get updates on upcoming talks in 2022.
Masque of the Pink Coronavirus! @ Black Button Eyes Productions, Any time in your pc or cell system. For 18+.
WHAT: Written by Black Button Eyes Productions producing inventive director Ed Rutherford, this brief satirical piece is accessible on-line free as a mixed script-and-video expertise.
SO WHAT: Along with studying the play, you will notice numerous Chicago artists act out parts of the script on video, recorded remotely. The occasion consists of puppets, burlesque, authentic music, hearth dancing and extra in a quick, darkly comedic confection.
With the Pink Coronavirus working rampant throughout the countryside and a vaccine nonetheless months away, what’s a Prince to do? Lock himself in a safe bunker in an undisclosed location together with a cohort of his high donors, in fact. To forestall him and his wealthy supporters from turning into bored, the Prince has additionally introduced just a few artists into the bunker to entertain the group. However because the hour grows later and the evening grows weirder, it’s clear that one thing else has additionally invaded the get together.
NOW WHAT: Quiet down for a night of magical weirdness. Click on right here and start studying and watching the movies.