5 Things to do this Weekend: June 18 - June 20

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!

Say Hello to Helios in Greektown

Named for the Greek god of the sun, “Hello Helios” is a new outdoor art exhibit of 24 vibrant sculptures. Created by Chicago artists to celebrate the sun, many of the works draw inspiration from mythology.

Date: Thu, Jun 17 to Sun, Jun 20
Time: All Day
Cost: Free
Location: Halsted Street from Madison to Van Buren, Chicago
More Info: greektownchicago.org

Discover the Art of Frida Kahlo

Featuring 26 original pieces by the renowned Mexican painter, this unique exhibit includes an immersive exploration of the life events that shaped one of the most important painters of the 20th century.

Date: Thu, Jun 17 to Sun, Jun 20
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Until 10:00 pm on Thu)
Cost: $28.50
Location: Cleve Carney Museum of Art, 425 Farwell Blvd, Glen Ellyn
More Info: theccma.org

Up Your Taco Game

Actor Danny Trejo has opened his first Chicago eatery at Kitchen United Mix in the Loop. In addition to the traditional meat fillings, you can choose from unique vegetarian options like the Young Jackfruit Taco!

Date: Thu, Jun 17 to Sun, Jun 20
Time: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Cost: To-go only, starting from $5.00
Location: 205 W. Wacker Dr, #100, Chicago
More Info:trejostacos.com

Enjoy a Night with the Fab Four

Enjoy the rocking tunes of “American English,” Chicago’s favorite Beatles tribute band, followed by a screening of that joyous classic “A Hard Day’s Night.”

Date: Sat, Jun 19
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Ct, Schaumburg
More Info: prairiecenter.org

Run for Beer

Head to Midwest Coast Brewing for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome West Loop taproom. No matter your pace or time, there’s a cold brew waiting for you at the finish line!.

Date: Sat, Jun 19
Time: 11:00 am
Cost: From $30
Location: Midwest Coast Brewing, 2137 W. Walnut St, Chicago
More Info: eventbrite.com

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