5 Things to do this Weekend: Jul 17 - Jul 19

Stay safe. Stay home. Stay entertained with these 5 online events this weekend. 

Embrace some color

Known for its colorful displays of 3D art, Chalk Howard Street is going virtual this year. Check out a live streamed session with chalk artist and Chicago local Nate Baranowski as he creates some astonishing tabletop 3D art celebrating one of the area’s popular destinations.

Date: Fri Jul 17
Time: 11am
Cost: Free
More Info: howardstreetchicago.com

Go for a virtual run

You may not be able to run by the rhinos this year, but Brookfield’s Zoo Run is back! Sign up now to receive your race packet, and go for a run anytime and anywhere you’d like. Once you’ve finished, report your time to collect your prize. Don’t miss out—this fun run is perfect for the whole family.

Date: Fri Jul 17 – Sun Jul 19
Time: See website for schedule
Cost: $25 – $40
More Info: czs.org

Experience world-class design

Founded as The New Bauhaus in 1937, IIT’s Institute of Design is known for pioneering human-centered design and systems design. Take a tour of this amazing destination thanks to Google, and explore unique exhibits from the comfort of your couch this weekend.

Date: Fri Jul 17 – Sun Jul 19
Time: See website for schedule
Cost: Free
More Info: artsandculture.com

Get active

Grab your mat and get ready for this virtual yoga flow. Taught by local practitioner Joanne Barrett, this class is perfect for getting your weekend off to a great start. Open to all ages and skill levels, you won’t want to miss this unique event.

Date: Sat Jul 18
Time: 8am
Cost: Free
More Info: millenniumparkathome.com

Grab front row concert seats

Catch Robbie Fulks—singer, songwriter, and composer—at the Hideout’s virtual concert series. Known for his folksy rock style and unique sound, Robbie takes the stage this weekend as a part of his online residency with one of the city’s top indie venues.

Date: Sun Jul 19
$15 suggested donation
More Info: hideoutchicago.com


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