5 Things to do this Weekend: May 27

Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.

¡Más Mole, Por Favor!

Few events celebrate the city’s Latino culture and Mexican cuisine like Pilsen’s annual Mole de Mayo Festival. A time-honored tradition where local chefs and restaurants face off for the coveted “Best Mole” title, amidst three days of merchants, artisans lucha libre wrestling, and lots and lots of mole.

Date: May 27-29
Time: 12:00 – 10:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: 18th St, between Ashland Ave and Blue Island Ave
More info: moledemayo.org

Celebrate Navy Pier’s Favorite Weekly Tradition

The best sky spectacle show in Chicago begins its biweekly (that means twice a week!) tradition this weekend. Pick a spot on the pier, enjoy the view from a local beach, or find a friend with a rooftop view of the annual summer fireworks show.

Date: Wednesday and Saturday nights, Memorial Weekend through Labor Day weekend
Time: 9:00pm Wednesdays, 10:00pm Saturdays
Cost: Free
Location: Navy Pier (or anywhere along the lakeshore with a view of the Pier!)
More info: navypier.org


Take a Flight Around the City (Without Leaving Gallagher Way)

Season six of Friday Night Flights kicks off with a cheers to the city’s award-winning craft beer scene. Each event showcases a different Chicago neighborhood and includes beer tastings from local breweries, a live DJ, and great food vendors.

Date: May 27
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm and 8:00 – 10pm
Cost: $25
Location: Gallagher Way, 3635 N Clark St
More info: chicagotastingpass.myshopify.com

Boogie On Down to Belmont and Sheffield

The 36th annual Sheffield Music Fest is officially happening this weekend in the heart of Lakeview. Grab a bite, see some art, and rock out to some mainstay local tribute bands. Plus, check out the eclectic community entertainment stage filled with music acts, DJs, and other performances.

Date: May 28-29
Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: On Sheffield from Belmont to Roscoe St.
More info: chicagoevents.com

Dance Like Navy Pier is Watching

Did you know June is also Chicago Dance Month? Navy Pier is helping to kick the celebration off right with two hours of ballet, circus, tap, and more. Featuring performances from Chicago Tap Theater, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Movement Revolution Dance Crew, Najwa Dance Corps, Raks Inferno, and Visceral Dance Chicago. This family-friendly event will get you ready to move and groove all summer long.

Date: May 28
Time: 3:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Navy Pier
More info: seechicagodance.com

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