5 Things to do this Weekend: August 13 – August 15

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!

Shop this Reimagined Hyde Park Mansion

Recreating the hip, eclectic and unique interiors of a landmark Chicago mansion (think a British rock star’s country house!), this pop-up sale features unique furnishings from the traditional to the avant-garde!

Date: Thu, Aug 12 to Sat, Aug 14
Time: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Cost: Looking is Free! Items Priced from $75 to $4,800
Location: The Golden Triangle, 2035 W. Grand Ave, Chicago
More Info: goldentriangle.biz

Go Retro in Roscoe Village!

Ooh and Aah to more than 50 gorgeous vintage cars and motorcycles! Then browse the antique and artisan vendors and groove to some favorite local bands offering up oldies, throwbacks and popular hits!

Date: Fri, Aug 13 to Sun Aug 15
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Fri and 12:00 Noon to 10:00 pm on Sat and Sun
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation
Location: 2000 W. Roscoe St, Chicago
More Info: starevents.com

Enjoy a Classical Music Street Festival

The Thirsty Ears Festival is the city’s only street event to feature classical music! Enjoy stellar ensembles and soloists performing music from Beethoven to Shostakovich to Reich – and everything in between.

Date: Sat, Aug 14 and Sun, Aug 15
Time: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sat and 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sun
Cost: $10 suggested donation to support the non-profit ACM School of Music
Location: Wilson Street between Hermitage and Ravenswood Avenues, Chicago
More Info:acmusic.org

Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?

Tracing its history to 1929, Chicago’s historic Bud Billiken Parade is a celebration of African-American culture and community here in Chicago. This year’s theme is “Back to School, Back to Life and Back to Bud Billiken.”

Date: Sat, Aug 14
Time: Parade kick-off at 10:00 am followed by the Bud Billiken Festival in Washington Park until 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Parade starts at 45th Street and Martin Luther King Drive and continues south to Washington Park
More Info: budbillikenparade.org

Embark on a Musical Journey: Chiapas to Chicago

With exhilarating regional music and dance, “Zulema” traces a young refugee’s journey through the culturally diverse landscapes of her homeland and our fair city. Presented in collaboration with the Goodman Theater.

Date: Sun, Aug 15
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St, Chicago
More Info: chicagoparkdistrict.com