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Giordano Dance Chicago @ Auditorium Theatre

Auditorium Theatre 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago, IL

Giordano Dance Chicago @ Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, 7:30pm WHAT: The final performance of the Auditorium Theatre’s popular Made in Chicago 2021-22 Dance Series features Giordano Dance Chicago performing its annual summer engagement for one night only. SO WHAT: This performance is an electric mixed repertory program of six works showcasing the company’s continual expansion of the boundaries of jazz and contemporary dance. Among highlights are Ray Mercer’s Shirt Off My Back, which originally premiered at the Auditorium Theatre in 2015, and Christopher Huggins’ Pyrokinesis, marking the last performance of this audience favorite before going into…

$38 – $84
Recurring Event Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier

Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier

Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, 10:00pm - 10:10pm WHAT: Enjoy the spectacle of fireworks all summer long SO WHAT: Take a trip to Navy Pier and check out their dazzling display of fireworks!. Each show features dramatic and popular music soundtracks with some special occasion soundtracks sprinkled throughout the season. NOW WHAT: It's free!  Just make your way to Navy Pier, find a spot, and enjoy the show !


Wells Street Art Festival @ Wells St. Between North Ave. and Division

Wells Street Art Festival @ Wells St. Between North Ave. and Division 1400 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL

Wells Street Art Festival @ Wells St. Between North Ave. and Division, 1400 N Wells Street, Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 9:00pm, all ages WHAT: The 47th year of this beautiful arts festival! SO WHAT: A diverse mix of over 125+ juried artists will be filling up this year’s Wells Street Art Festival with their incredible works! Other highlights include the myriad of neighborhood restaurants, excellent live music, and kids’ art activities so everyone has something fun to do at this fest! Check out full details at their website! NOW WHAT: The festival has a $10 suggested donation…


Old Town Art Fair @ Old Town Triangle Historic District

Old Town Art Fair 1900 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Main Gate1900 N Lincoln Avenue @ Old Town Triangle Historic District, Main Gate at 1900 N Lincoln Avenue, Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm, All Ages WHAT: The Old Town Art Fair is back! SO WHAT: Old Town Art Fair brings over 200 nationally acclaimed artists together for a wonderful market in the charming Old Town Triangle Historic District. In addition to all the great artists selling their work, you’ll have a chance to experience a Garden Walk, Live Music, Food Court and Children’s Corner! Check out their website for entry points into the fair and all the…


Handmade Market Chicago @ Empty Bottle

Empty Bottle 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Handmade Market Chicago @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, Noon - 4:30pm WHAT: Shopping, eating, and drinking all in one place SO WHAT: Grab some food next door at Bite Cafe, maybe a drink from the Empty Bottle Bar, and start shopping the Handmade Market Chicago! They will bring over 30 makers of beautiful and unique items to the Empty Bottle! Join in and see what all the sellers will have to offer. You can check out some of the sellers that will be featured over on their Facebook page. NOW WHAT: This event as always is free!

Ravenswood on Tap @ Ravenswood Corridor

Ravenswood Corridor 1770 W Berteau Ave, Chicago, IL

Ravenswood on Tap @ Ravenswood Corridor, Ravenswood and Berteau Avenues, Saturday Noon - 10:00pm, Sunday Noon - 6:00pm, WHAT: Craft brew from Malt Row! SO WHAT: Discover some new drinks or enjoy old favorites at Ravenswood on Tap! You'll get the chance to try brews from Malt Row including some special tappings,, experience some KOVAL Distillery cocktails, test your skills at some axe throwing, live music, local artisans, and some of Chicago’s favorite food vendors. Live music acts include Ovef Ow, The Tombalands, and more! Check out the full details of this excellent street fest at their website! NOW WHAT:…

$5 – $45

Chicago Blues Festival @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

Millennium Park (Jay Pritzker Pavilion) 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL

Chicago Blues Festival @ Various Locations, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park 201 E. Randolph St. (all weekend), 333 W Wacker Dr (Thursday & Friday), 5720 W Chicago Ave (Saturday)Noon – 9:00pm, All Ages WHAT: Celebrate the Chicago born Blues tradition! SO WHAT: The Chicago Blues Festival is back with three days of amazing Blues musicians at Jay Priztker Pavilion and the North/South Chase Promandes and various satellite offerings. The festivalputs a spotlight on the diverse nature of the Blues as it has influenced countless of genres like soul, R&B, gospel, rock, hip hop and more.. Check out this year’s…


Andersonville Midsommarfest @ Clark from Foster to Catalpa,

Andersonville Midsommarfest Clark from Foster to Catalpa, Chicago, IL

Andersonville Midsommarfest @ Clark from Foster to Catalpa, Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon - 10:00pm,All Ages WHAT: Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Andersonville Midsommarfest is back forits 56th year. SO WHAT: The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Andersonville Midsommarfest experience back to its in person glory. Experience over 50 musical and entertainment acts across five stages including Mother Nature, Dos Santos, Ratboys, the Waldos Fest Pop up and many more. There will also be plenty of activities for the kids and artisan selling their wares throughout the festival grounds! NOW…


Hyde Park Summer Fest @ Midway Plaisance Park

Midway Plaisance Park 1130 Midway Plaisance, Chicago, IL

Hyde Park Summer Fest @ Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance, Noon - 10:00pm, WHAT: Celebrate Hyde Park with some great music and local fare! SO WHAT: Originally named Hyde Park Brew Fest, this fun fest has grown and become a must attend event! The Hyde Park Summer Fest aims to celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood and city by providing a space to unplug and c create new experiences in one of Chicago’s most iconic neighborhoods. in addition to the great brews and food, there is a stellar lineup of music including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Busta Rhymes, Ashanti, Lupe…

$109 – $400

Bric-A-Brac Records 9 Year Anniversary @ Bric-A-Brac Records

Bric-A-Brac Records 2845 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

Bric-A-Brac Records 9 Year Anniversary @ Bric-A-Brac Records, 2845 N. Milwaukee, 2:00pm– 7:00pm, all ages WHAT: Bric-A-Brac Records is turning 9 at their new location! SO WHAT: Bric-A-Brac made it to another year and this tinme they are in a new spot. Join the crew at Bric-A-Brac for a party celebrating all their success with food arriving at 2pm and bands start at 3pm and will include Bloodhype, Weak Pulse, Aitis Band, and Sweeping Promises! NOW WHAT: Just had out and enjoy this fun day! Masks are required!

Recurring Event Chi-Soul Fest @ Navy Pier

Chi-Soul Fest @ Navy Pier

Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

Chi-Soul Fest @ Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 10:00am – 10:00pm, All Ages WHAT: The Chicago Soul Music Festival is an inter-generational musical conversation of Chicago soul music ! SO WHAT: Navy Pier's Beer Garden and Polk Bros Performance Lawn will be filled with some excellent soul music throughout the campus including the likes of Madison McFerrin, Isaiah Sharkey, Danielle Juhre, Quenton Lee, Leon Rogers, Maurice Joshua, Bumpus, Nathan Graham & Barry & The Fountains and many more! Plus comedian Damon Williams will delivers laughs between the sets as Master of Ceremonies. Check out the full lineup on Navy…


Tuesdays on the Terrace @ Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

Tuesdays on the Terrace @ Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave., 5:30PM WHAT: Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden SO WHAT: This annual summer performance series, hosted by Al Carter-Bey from WDCB 90.9 FM  highlights artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. With two sets of live music every night, food and beverages available for purchase, and area for you to spread out a picnic, this is a perfect way to spend your Tuesday nights this summer. Check out the lineup below and at their event page! June…

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