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!
Catch the Musical Vibes at Pitchfork
Pitchfork Music Festival is here! This world-famous, 3-day music festival brings bands and music lovers from all over the world to Chicago. Buy a one-day ticket to check out a favorite band, like The National, The Roots, or The Linda Lindas, or treat yourself to a 3-day pass to explore any of the dozens of bands playing at the festival.
Date: July 15 – 17
Time: 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Cost: $99 – $200
Location: Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St
More info: pitchforkmusicfestival.com
Treat Yourself to Tacos & Tamales
Pilsen’s Tacos y Tamales Festival is back for another year of delicious food and great entertainment. Enjoy some of the city’s best tacos and tamales at the festival while listening to live music and checking out the Modelo beer garden. Snag some fresh tortillas to bring home for future meals, along with some beautiful art by local artists.
Date: July 15 – 17
Time: Fri 5 – 10PM, Sat & Sun 12PM – 10PM
Cost: Suggested Donation to benefit the community
Location: Pilsen, 16th & Peoria
More info: chicagotacofest.com
Laugh Out Loud at an Agatha Christie Parody
Make this week’s date night a night out at the theater! Hell in a Handbag Theatre presents A Fine Feathered Murder: A Miss Marbled Mystery, an Agatha Christie parody play. Follow Miss Marbled’s misadventures in the English countryside, including chickens, a fancy ball, and murder. Full of double entendres and a cast of characters you won’t forget, buy your tickets to this show before it closes!
Date: Thurs – Sun, through 7/31
Location: Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division
More info: handbagproductions.org
Let’s Get Weird (Al)
Weird Al Yankovic is back on tour with his The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. You will laugh and dance along to some of his greatest hits from his 14 studio albums. Each night has a different set list, so buy tickets to both nights to make sure you hear your favorites.
Date: July 15 & July 16
Cost: $35 – $85
Location: Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave
More info: cso.org
Tickle Your Funny Bone
You’ve seen the Netflix you’ve heard the gossip- now go see the infamous and hilarious John Mulaney LIVE! His From Scratch stand-up comedy tour is coming to Chicago, and you can see the jokes in person before they go viral. With his trademark wit and honesty, John Mulaney’s show is one you don’t want to miss.
Date: 7/15 & 7/16
Cost: $59 – $190
Location: United Center, 1901 W Madison
More info: johnmulaney.com