5 Things to do this Weekend: September 3 – September 5

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!

Go On a City Scavenger Hunt

Sponsored by Glessner House, a 19th-century National Historic Landmark residence, this family-friendly scavenger hunt with clever clues, intriguing questions, and prizes will have you exploring and learning about the Near South Side from Chinatown and Motor Row to Prairie Avenue.

Date: Clues & questions posted online now through Sep 9
Time: Scavenger Hunt ends at 3:30 pm on Sun, Sep 12 at Glessner House
Cost: Free
Location: Scavenger Hunt Answer Forms must be turned in on Sep 12 between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm at Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave, Chicago
More Info: glessnerhouse.org

Enjoy a Free Gospel or Jazz Concert

Presented in collaboration with the citywide “Chicago In Tune” Festival, these free concerts feature stellar performers in an iconic Chicago setting.

Date: Gospel Music on Fri, Sep 3; Jazz Music on Sat, Sep 4
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St, Chicago
More Info: chicago.gov

Up Your Burger Game

The Roscoe Village Burger Fest brings together more than a dozen local burger joints, each one trying to outdo the other with their patty creations. Live music, a Kids’ Zone, and arts & crafts add to the fun!

Date: Fri, Sep 3 to Sun, Sep 5
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Fri; 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on Sat & Sun
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Location: 2000 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago
More Info:lakeviewroscoevillage.org

See What it Takes to Run 100 Miles

Screened at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival, this 28-minute film tells the story of Jayson Sime. He entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon in 2017, betting on his lifelong resilience to see him across the finish line.

Date: Thu, Sep 2 to Mon, Sep 6
Time: Watch this 28-minute film anytime
Cost: Free
Location: Online
More Info: righttoshine.com

Venture into this Sushi Speakeasy

Hidden away among the guestrooms of this Old Town boutique hotel is Suite 202. Enjoy a drink in the intimate lounge area and then sit down at the 6-seat sushi bar for a 60-minute, 17-course sushi dining experience.

Date: Thu, Sep 2 to Sun, Sep 5
Time: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cost: $155
Location: Hotel Lincoln, 1816 N. Clark St, Suite 202, Chicago
More Info: sushibybou.com