5 Things to do this Weekend: September 16

Autumn is here with more amazing events for you to enjoy the arts, explore different neighborhoods, discover new cultural opportunities through food and festivals, and so much more. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

Taco About a Good Time: It’s Taco Fest!

One of Southport Corridor’s biggest events of the year is the Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest. Grab a special taco and beer combo while two music stages keep everyone dancing. Bring the whole family to enjoy the kids’ activities, and don’t forget to vote for ‘Best Taco!’ 
Date: September 17 & 18 
Time: 11:00AM – 10:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Lakeview, 3500 N Southport Ave 
More info: chicagoevents.com

Click, Click, Cruise

Enjoy an early fall morning on the river while taking photos of Chicago’s most beautiful landmarks with this special cruise. This tour is designed with amateur photographers in mind, so you can take some great Instagram shots in the morning light. Be a tourist in your own city while learning about some of the city’s architectural marvels. 
Date: September 17 
Time: 9:00AM 
Cost: Starting at $52 
Location: Chicago Riverwalk, 112 E Wacker Dr 
More info: cruisechicago.com


It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson at ‘Miss Holmes Returns’ 

Head to the theater for a night out at this gender-bent Sherlock Holmes play, Miss Holmes Returns. Watch Miss Holmes and Dr. Watson track a killer in Victorian London. Lifeline Theatre is known for their adaptations of literature, so this show is not to be missed! 
Date: Runs Friday-Sunday through October 16 
Time: 2:30PM & 7:30PM 
Cost: Starting at $15 
Location: Rogers Park, 6912 N Glenwood Ave 
More info: lifelinetheatre.com


Have A Sensory Friendly Time at the MCA 

The Museum of Contemporary Art is opening its doors early this Sunday morning for neurodiverse folks and their families. The crowds are limited, the lobby lighting is lowered, and there are quiet spaces for breaks. This type of event lets everyone have a fun day at the museum!
Date: September 18 
Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Mag Mile, 220 E Chicago Ave 
More info: choosechicago.com


Check Out Pilsen Fest

Pilsen Fest is a huge outdoor festival celebrating the community and its values. You’ll see some incredible art by local artists, as well as the amazing food and drinks that Pilsen is known for. The amazing live music will keep the party going all day! 
Date: September 17 & 18 
Time: 12:00 – 10:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Pilsen, 18th St & Blue Island Ave 
More info: pilsenfestchicago.com


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