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!
Experience the Flavors & Sounds of Greece
Showcasing some of the neighborhood’s acclaimed restaurants, the annual Taste of Greektown festival returns this weekend with new retail vendors and live entertainment including traditional and modern Greek music.
Date: Fri, Aug 27 to Sun, Aug 29
Time: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Fri; 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sat & Sun
Cost: $5 Suggested Donation
Location: Greektown, Halsted Street from Adams St to Van Buren St, Chicago
More Info: greektownchicago.org
Story Time with the Chicago Architecture Center
Delight the children in your life as they enjoy a reading of “The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid” by Jeanette Winter.
Date: Sat, Aug 28
Cost: $5 for Kids, free for adults
Location: Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave, Chicago
More Info: architecture.org
Last Chance… Millennium Park Summer Workout!
This weekend is your last chance of the summer to enjoy a fun and invigorating 45-minute group workout on the Great Lawn at Millennium Park! Choose Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates or Zumba.
Date: Sat, Aug 28
Time: Tai Chi at 8:30 am; Yoga at 9:30 am; Pilates at 10:30 am; Zumba at 11:30 am
Location: Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St, Chicago
Hit the Edgewater Arts Festival
This popular north side street fest features more than 80 regional artists and great live music along with food, beer and wine. This year, the Kids’ Area will feature the School of Rock and Rhythm Revolution!
Date: Sat, Aug 28 & Sun, Aug 29
Time: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Location: Granville Avenue between Broadway and Sheridan
More Info: edgewaterartists.com
Check Out This New River North Venue
New to the city this summer, Radio Room offers an innovative take on traditional pub fare accompanied by luscious cocktails and hot late-night tracks from a live DJ.
Date: Thu, Aug 26 to Sat, Aug 28
Time: 4:00 pm to 2:00 am on Thu & Fri and 4:00 pm to 3:00 am on Sat
Cost: Menu Items from $14
Location: Radio Room, 400 N. State St, Chicago
More Info: radioroomusa.com