Summer is here with plenty of opportunities to explore different neighborhoods, enjoy music and food at street festivals, and discover new cultural opportunities. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week!
See a Legend, Support a Great Cause
The Foundation To Be Named Later brings together communities and hosts legendary fundraisers with music and baseball to support organizations working hard for the most vulnerable young people in our city. This Friday, they’re celebrating 10 years of music, baseball, and giving with Hot Stove Cool Music, Starring the Legendary Mavis Staples! Don’t miss this evening of great music and great community.
Date: July 1
Time: 7:00 – 11:00pm
Cost: Starting at $75
Location: The Metro, 3730 N Clark St
More info: ftbnl.org
Vibe Out with Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire
Yeah, you heard that right: two legendary musical acts coming together as one. The legendary singer-songwriter extraordinaire Carlos Santana joins with Earth, Wind & Fire to put on a concert you’ll never forget.
Date: July 2
Cost: Starting at $22
Location: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Chicago, Tinley Park
More info: vividseats.com
Ain’t No Party Like a Chicago House Music Party
The world’s longest-running event dedicated to House Music attracts more than 40,000 fans each year. Styled like a family reunion, the Chosen Few Picnic and Festival is a cookout like you’ve never seen. 12+ hours of music from iconic House Music DJs, plus parties and events across Chicago.
Date: July 2
Time: Beginning 8:00am
Cost: Starting at $60
Location: Jackson Park
More info: wl.seetickets.u
Shop Fresh and Local
The Roscoe Village Farmers Market is back for a summer (and autumn) of produce, pastries, flowers, honey, and so much more. Plus, family friendly activities abound with music and free workouts throughout the season.
Date: Sundays through October 9
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Jahn Elementary School, 3149 N Wolcott Ave
More info: lakeviewroscoevillage.org
Get the Inside Scoop on Chicago’s Best Interiors
The Chicago Architecture Tour doesn’t end when you get off the boat. Join a local guide for the Dazzling Interiors of the Loop tour. Get a behind the scenes look at some of the most historic, beautiful building interiors Chicago has to offer.
Date: Thursdays through Mondays
Cost: Beginning $35
Location: Begins at One Financial Place
More info: viator.com