5 Things to do this Weekend: August 6 - August 8

Summer is swinging into high gear and that means more fun, more culture and more things to do around town. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Catch the Obama Portraits

See Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Barack Obama and Amy Sherald’s painting of former First Lady Michelle Obama – before the exhibit departs for Brooklyn, NY on August 16!

Date: Thu, Aug 5 to Sun, Aug 8
Time: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thu and Fri. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sat and Sun
Cost: From $20
Location: Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St, Chicago
More Info: artic.edu

Delight in a Violin Concerto

Thrill to Augustin Hadelich, hailed as one of the finest emerging violinists of our era, as he performs the enthralling Violin Concerto by famed Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

Date: Fri, Aug 6 and Sat, Aug 7
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $25 for Pavilion Seating. Free Seating on the Great Lawn
Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St, Chicago
More Info: grantparkmusicfestival.com

Dance in the Streets of West Town

Enjoy live music, local food vendors, food trucks, retailers and local artisans along with a selection of fine craft beers by the brewers of the Chicago Brewing District.

Date: Fri, Aug 6 to Sun, Aug 8
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Fri. 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm on Sat and Sun
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Location: 1700 to 1800 W. Hubbard Street (Between Paulina and Wood), Chicago
More Info:ccc-foundation.org

Celebrate Community at Market Days

With six stages and hundreds of vendors, Northalsted Market Days draws a diverse crowd representing all the colors of the rainbow. Join this celebration of community in the Northalsted/Lakeview district.

Date: Fri, Aug 6 to Sun, Aug 8
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Fri. 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on Sat and Sun
Cost: $15 suggested donation
Location: Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison, Chicago
More Info: northalsted.com

Hit the Printer’s Row Art Fest

Now in its third year, this is one of the city’s newest and coolest festivals – featuring a variety of painters, street artists, jewelers, photographers and up-cycling artists. Bring your gently-used art on Saturday from 10am to 3pm and donate it to The Chicago Furniture Bank for distribution to people leaving shelters and moving on to permanent housing!

Date: Sat, Aug 7 and Sun Aug 8
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Dearborn Street from Harrison to Polk, Chicago
More Info: amdurproductions.com

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