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!
Kiki with the Dream Town Pride Parade Float!
The iconic Chicago Pride Parade returns this Sunday to Northalsted. And you may see some familiar faces on the parade route… Dream Town has its very own Pride float! Come celebrate along the parade route, or head right down to Pride in the Park, featuring an all-star lineup
Date: June 25-26
Time: Parade begins Sunday at Noon
Location: Various locations around Chicago
More info: chicagopride.com
Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen
The “Chicago is a Drag Festival” returns after a sold-out 2019 debut, and a massive digital edition in 2020. Featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars Denali and Kahmora Hall, along with a massive lineup of iconic queens, kings, and queer performers from across the Windy City.
Date: Friday, June 24th
Time: 4:00 – 10:00pm
Location: Cheetah Gym Parking Lot in Andersonville (5248 N Clark St)
More info: do312.com
Enjoy an Evening of Symphonic Bliss
The summer-long Grant Park Music Festival continues this weekend at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11. Enjoy a summer evening full of the world’s most beautiful classical music, lead by renowned violinist Simone Lamsma.
Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
More info: grantparkmusicfestival.com
Do U Got the Look? Prove it at the Prince Experience!
The Chicago premiere of Prince: The Immersive Experience lands on Mag Mile for a limited time. Celebrate the iconic artist’s life and legacy while losing yourself on a trip through music and multidimensional spaces, including the Purple Rain album cover.
Cost: Starting at $39.50
Location: 540 N Michigan Ave
More info: princetheexperience.com
Don’t Talk About Bruno at Unity Park
Movies in the Park at Unity present the spellbinding tale of Mirabel and her magical family in Encanto. Bring the whole family for an evening of laughs, tears, and good vibes all around.
Date: Saturday, June 25
Location: Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball Ave
More info: chicagoparkdistrict.com