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5 Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate that you finally made it through the week with five awesome events around Chicago this week! Every week we at Dream Town scour the city and handpick five things we’re excited about.

From culture and history, to weird culture and history, to checking out some art and theatre; you’ll have no shortage of things to talk about next Monday.


NWDanceNORTHWESTERN SENIOR DANCE CONCERT: ONE MORE TIME!

The 2017 Senior Dance Concert showcases a variety of pieces rooted in the most viscerally pleasing aspects of dance, refined by the education and knowledge received over the past four years. Including works both narrative and abstract in their nature, the show honestly reflects the uniqueness and diversity of the women at its helm.

  • When: Thur May 25 – Sat May 27
  • Where: Dance Center Ballroom (10 Arts Circle Evanston)
  • Hours: 7:30pm
  • Admission: $5 students / $10 general public
  • More Info: northwestern.edu

MoleMayoMOLE DE MAYO

The 8th annual Mole de Mayo festival in Chicago’s historic Pilsen pits local chefs and restaurants against one another in preparing the delicious Mexican staple, mole. The outdoor festival will also feature a Mercado of the city’s finest food vendors and local Pilsen crafters, musicians, and a luchador exhibition match!

  • When: Fri May 26 – Sun May 28
  • Where: 18th St & Ashland
  • Hours: Fri 5pm – 10pm, Sat 12pm – 10pm, Sun 12pm – 9pm
  • Admission: $5 individual / $10 per family
  • More Info: eighteenthstreet.org

ChicagoHouseCHICAGO HOUSE PARTY

“House” music is deeply rooted in the city of Chicago, with many considering the city to be the genre’s birthplace. Millennium Park hosts a showcase of local Chicago talents at the Chicago House Party. The event will feature a variety of music acts, from live performances and features to DJ sets.

  • When: Sat May 27
  • Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion (201 E Randolph)
  • Hours: 2pm – 9pm
  • Admission: Free
  • More Info: cityofchicago.org

GreekWineGREEK & MEDITERRANEAN WINE FEST

Celebrate the spirit of Dionysus when Greektown Mediterranean Wine Fest makes its alluring debut this spring! Scores of European wines will be celebrated along with tasty dishes from the neighborhood’s iconic Greek restaurants, allowing you to taste pairings of wine with gyros, moussaka, and much more.

  • When: Sat May 27 – Sun May 28
  • Where: Greektown (Halsted between Van Buren & Jackson)
  • Hours: 2pm – 9pm
  • Admission: $40 for tasting
  • More Info: greektownchicago.org

ChicagoMemorialMEMORIAL DAY PARADE

The nation celebrates Memorial Day this Monday, and in Chicago the whole weekend is an occasion to mark the holiday. The City of Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, while also kicking off the summer festival season.

  • When: Sat May 27
  • Where: Daley Plaza (50 W Washington St)
  • Hours: 12pm – 9pm
  • Admission: Free
  • More Info: cityofchicago.org

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