5 Things to do this Weekend: August 12

Summer is here with plenty of opportunities to explore different neighborhoods, enjoy music and food at street festivals, and discover new cultural opportunities. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week!

Thirsty Ears & Full Hearts

Chicago’s only classical music street festival is back for its 7th year in Ravenswood! Listen to world-class musicians playing Beethoven as you sip your cold drink and shop from a neighborhood store’s booth… the first 100 guests get a free gift bag, so stop by early. There will be events for adults and kids to enjoy, so bring your favorite music-lover to check it out.

Date: August 13 & 14
Time: Sat 2:00-10:00PM; Sun 2:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Location: 1758 W Wilson Ave
More info: acmusic.org


LEGO to the Museum of Science & Industry

The world’s largest display of LEGO art is in its last month at the Museum of Science & Industry soon, so make a plan to check out this amazing exhibit! Come see the 20ft-tall LEGO T-Rex or the recreation of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” The Art of the Brick has toured the world and been seen by over 7 million people, make sure you’re next.

Date: Runs through September 5
Time: 9:30AM-4:00PM
Cost: Museum Ticket + $14/adult, $7/child
Location: 5700 S. DuSable
More info: msichicago.org


Edison Park Fest’s 50th Anniversary

What started as a sidewalk sale in 1972 has become a hugely popular street festival and fundraiser celebrating all there is to love about Edison Park. Bring canned food items to support the Food Drive, decorate your bike for the Bike Parade, and check out one of the many bands rocking out. Support your community while enjoying all the fun and games!

Date: August 12-14
Time: Fri 5-10PM; Sat & Sun 12-10PM
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Location: Edison Park, Olmsted Ave & Oliphant Ave
More info: edisonparkfest.org


It was Colonel Mustard in the Park with the Movie Screen!

The 1985 hit comedy Clue is Oz Park’s Movies in the Park, so bring your picnic blanket & get ready to laugh! Watch this hysterical and twisty adaptation of the classic board game Clue, as a butler, played by Tim Curry, leads guests in helping catch a killer. The movie will be shown with closed captioning, so all can enjoy.

Date: August 13
Time: 8:15PM
Cost: Free
Location: Oz Park, 2021 N Burling St
More info: chicagoparkdistrict.com


Let’s Go Retro

Gen X’s favorite street festival, Retro on Roscoe, is this weekend with lots of old and new ways to have fun with the whole family. Roscoe Village’s best is on display with fun shopping, great food and drink from local restaurants, and the best throwback hits from live bands playing all weekend. Don’t skip the family area for crafts and face-painting, or the Antique Car Show with over 50 classic cars showcased!

Date: August 12-14
Time: Fri 5-10PM; Sat & Sun 12-10PM
Cost: $15 suggested donation
Location: 2000 W Roscoe St
More info: starevents.com


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