Another change of the seasons is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do around town and online. 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!
Turn Up the Music at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Celebrate the art of jazz and its impact on the South Side of Chicago at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival! Featuring nearly 30 free live performances, food and beverage vendors, artisan and other shopping, the festival will be sure to impress.
Date: Sat, Sept 25 – Sun, Sept 26
Time: Sat, 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sun, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: Free, $5/person suggested donation
Location: Multiple sites across Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Washington Park
More Info: hydeparkjazzfestival.org
Celebrate the End of Summer at the Andersonville Homecoming
The end of Summer is here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy great entertainment in the outdoors. In addition to live performances, the Andersonville Homecoming will feature local artisans and merchants, as well as food and drink vendors and free kids’ activities.
Date: Fri, Sept 24 – Sun, Sept 26
Time: Fri, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sat, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm and Sun, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: Free, $10/person suggested donation
Location: Clark St between Catalpa and Summerdale
More Info: Andersonville.org
Paint the Town at the West Town Art Walk
West Town is one of Chicago’s epicenters of artistic exploration and you have a front-row ticket to that creative expression this weekend at the West Town Art Walk. Explore West Towns artistic businesses including its painting and photography studios, jewelry boutiques, and galleries.
Date: Fri, Sept 24 – Sat, Sept 25
Time: Fri, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Sat, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free admittance
Location: West Town: Division to Hubbard, Halsted to Kedzie
Come Get Married at Meet Me on the Mile
Celebrate love at Meet Me on the Mile where up to 50 couples will have the opportunity to get married on the Magnificent Mile – one of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks. Coming as a spectator? Dress in your favorite “a la mode” outfit for a chance to be featured in a 3-minute style shoot by photographer Alexander Garcia.
Date: Sun, Sept 26
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Michigan Avenue between Illinois St South and including Dusable Bridge
More Info: themagnificentmile.com
Build Bridges at the Yo-Yo Ma Virtual Concert
On Saturday, Sept 25 join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Bernard Lown, facilitated by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Dr. Lown was a well-respected cardiologist who used his platform within the medical community to advocate for the disarmament of nuclear weapons between the USA and Soviet Union. Join us for a performance that will pay homage to Dr. Lown and inspire others to continue his legacy.
Date: Sat, Sept 25
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Online event
More Info: eventbrite.com