The weekend starts now, and we have put together an awesome agenda, giving you just a tiny taste of what Chicago has to offer. From booze-infused comedy and an epic Miller Lite bash, to dancing in Grant Park and watching T-Swift take on Lil Wayne, this weekend is piled high with fun festivities!
Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play
What better way to spend a night on the town than playing drinking games while watching a hilarious booze-infused comedy act? If you want to get a true authentic taste of the “heart of Chicago,” come to the Public House Theatre this Friday evening to see Bye Bye Liver. With hilarious sketches filled with uproarious personality, it is an awesome way to spend your fun Friday night. Drink specials include a $15 domestic bucket and $4.50 for house cocktails. The show takes place every Friday and Saturday evening with 8pm and 10pm showings. To learn more about this comedy act, and to book your tickets, click here. 3914 N. Clark Street.
Be amazed as the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park goes under a phase change, transforming into an outdoor city dance room. Get into the groove with a free hour-long dance lesson, taught by talented instructors, before the SummerDance party begins! Forty-four live bands will be present for you to dance along to, enabling you to show off your learned skills. Waltz gracefully along the dance floor, cha-cha to the fun beat, or swing, swing, swing, swing. The festival takes place on Friday evening at 6pm. Click here to learn more. 601 S. Michigan Ave.
Miller Lite Saturday Summer Bash
Brush off your Kentucky Derby hats, break out those glamorous sunglasses, and polish up your finest beer mugs for this epic summer bash. Local cover bands will be taking the stage, exciting thoroughbred racing will commence, and delicious food and beverage specials will be served on the picturesque Arlington International grounds. Blind Reflexx will be the cover band performing popular hits this Saturday, August 10th. In the wise words of Arlington Park, “sit back, relax, and let us do the cooking and entertaining.” For more information on this event, and to purchase your tickets, click here. 2200 W. Euclid Ave.
T-Swift vs. Lil Wayne
T-Swift is taking on Lil Wayne...in a battle of fans. This upcoming weekend is full of celebrity appearances in Chicago, but who will you choose to spend your Saturday evening with? Tay or Lil Wayne? Lil Wayne will be performing with two guests, 2 Chainz and T.I. at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, taking the stage at 7pm. Soldier Field will be housing Taylor Swift and her beats, along with Ed Sheeran and Austin Mahone (6:30pm). Click here to buy your tickets for Lil Wayne, or click here if you want to sing along with T-Swift.
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre is located at 19100 Ridgeland Ave.
Soldier Field is located at 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive.
North Shore Flea
Spend your Sunday afternoon browsing through chic vintage finds and stylish DIY’s. North Shore Flea is the perfect shopping expedition. You will find an awesome selection of homemade furniture, beautiful jewelry, trendy clothing, music and crafts. Over fifty vendors selling unique items await, in addition to delicious food and drink tents set up by local restaurants. This Sunday takes on a ‘Movies of the 80s’ theme, highlighting famous movie producer John Hughes who resided on the North Shore. The Flea begins at 9am and lasts throughout the day until 5pm. For more details on the North Shore Flea, click here. 17 Highwood Ave.