5 Things to do this Weekend: September 23

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!

Be Afraid… Very Afraid!

Head out to nearby Schiller Park to the 13th Floor Haunted House, heralded by USA Today as one of the “Top 5 Most Terrifying Haunted Houses in the U.S.A.”! It’s the fall fright event that’s guaranteed to get you in the mood for Halloween!

Date: September 23 & 24 (Open on other select dates through Nov 5)
Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: Dynamic pricing based on date, supply and demand. Current pricing from $27.99
Location:   5050 River Rd, Schiller Park
More Info: 13thfloorchicago.com 

It’s a Block Party! 

Goose Island is bringing back the 312 Block Party with a terrific lineup of beer, food and live music including Bogotá-based Bomba Estéreo and Deer Tick, an American alternative rock band from  Rhode Island. Enjoy $5 Goose Island beers and select offerings from others in the Chicago Brewing District. Admission is first-come first-served with maximum capacity limits.

Date: September 23 & 24
Time: Doors open at 5:00 pm on Fri and at 4:00 pm on Sat
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit local charities
Location: Goose Island Fulton Street Brewery, 1800 W. Fulton St, Chicago
More Info: do312.com 


An October Revolution 

No, we don’t mean October 25, 1917… We’re talking about the return of Revolution Brewing’s Oktoberfest, featuring the 3 B’s: Beer, Brats and Bands – no Bolsheviks! Your ticket includes four beers and a ½ liter stein. Food will be available for purchase from Revolution Brewpub.

Date: September 23 & 24
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Fri; 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sat
Cost: $50 per 3-hour event. Non-drinking Designated Driver ticket for $10.
Location: Revolution Brewing Taproom, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago
More Info: revbrew.com 


You. Hyde Park. Jazz Festival! 

Get yourself to Hyde Park this weekend for one of the city’s preeminent music events! Dedicated to supporting the performance and ongoing development of jazz, especially on Chicago’s South Side, the 2022 Hyde Park Jazz Festival features an extraordinary line up including the Charles McPherson Quintet, David Virelles, Samara Joy and Pasquale Grasso.

Date: September 24 & 25
Time: 1:00 pm to 10:30 pm on Sat; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sun.
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Location: Various venues in Hyde Park, Kenwood and Washington Park including Rockefeller Chapel, Logan Center Performance Hall and Wagner Stage
More Info: hydeparkjazzfestival.org 

The Symphony Ball 

It’s the start of an exciting new season with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra—and that means it’s time for the Symphony Ball! Complete with a champagne toast, this red-carpet evening features a once-in-a-lifetime program including Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s recently rediscovered Solemn Prelude and Yefim Bronfman joining CSO in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22.

Date: September 24
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $49 to $175
Location:   Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
More Info: cso.org 


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