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!
Chicago’s Longest-Running Show Gets Its Pride On
The Neo-Futurists have spent every weekend since 1988 putting on Chicago’s greatest experimental show. The Infinite Wrench is their ongoing attempt to perform 30 original plays in 60 minutes. This weekend, the Wrench’s most popular show of the year returns: the Pride Month edition! It’s sure to sell out fast, so grab your tickets before they’re gone.
Date: June 16-19
Time: Thursday at 8:00, Friday-Saturday at 10:30, Sunday at 7:00
Location: The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave
More info: neofuturists.org
Soul Food and Soulful Sounds
Take a Sunday drive to the Time Out Market for a variety of delicious brunch dishes, and enjoy everything from shrimp and smoked pork to a stack of buttermilk pancakes. Order as much as you want, grab a mimosa pitcher, and enjoy the tunes courtesy of Chicago Soul Jazz Collective.
Date: Sundays through July 31
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Time Out Market Chicago, 916 W Fulton Market
More info: timeout.com
Pull Up to Pullman for a Taste of Chicago
Taste of Chicago brings its hyper-specific neighborhood edition to Pullman Park this Saturday with food vendors, music, and SummerDance classes. Fill up on neighborhood favorites and dance the day away.
Date: June 18
Location: Pullman Park, 11101 S Cottage Grove
More info: chicago.gov
Celebrate 25 Years of Celebrating Randolph Street
The Taste of Randolph Street festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with 16 incredible restaurants paired with some of the nation’s hottest up-and-coming musicians.
Date: June 17-19
Cost: $15 suggested donation
Location: 900 W Randolph St
More info: do312.com
Find Your Center in the Park
Bring the whole family to the Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District in Rosemont for an easy Sunday morning of yoga, recharging, and setting intentions for the week ahead.
Date: June 19
Location: Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District
More info: rosemont.com