Events

Everything You Need to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Updated On 07/20/2017 at 04:17PM EST Updated On 07/20/2017 at 04:17PM EST
Friday
Jul 21
Exit
Party until 4am in the chain-link-fenced environs of the second floor of Exit with free UV-reactive body paint, manic DJs, and oddball art.
Friday - Saturday
Jul 21-22
Kamehachi
You haven’t lived until you’ve seen four improv warriors face off in painful comedic challenges that may or may not involve a giant egg-smashing chicken in a sushi restaurant.
Taste of River North - Ruth's Chris Steak House
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Friday - Sunday
Jul 21-23
Kingsbury & Erie
Ever wonder how River North tastes? Come by and find out. Da Lobsta, Big & little’s, and El Hefe are all involved, as are a bunch of local bands, including one called Chick Norris.
Saturday
Jul 22
East Room
Spend the afternoon day drinking on the outdoor patio at what may be the coolest hipster-approved patio in the city, with the help of a free lineup of handpicked Midwest bands and HoZac Records DJs.
W Chicago
W Chicago
Saturday
Jul 22
W Chicago
So far we’ve been pretty lucky with the oppressive Chicago heat this summer, but it’s going to be a hot one this weekend. This ‘70s-themed beach party with live DJs and sexy lifeguards at The W is technically “no-swim,” but you can still cool off with the complimentary cocktails.
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 22-23
Sheffield & Webster
Tour 80-plus gardens and admire Lincoln Park architecture as you rock out to live bands including Foxygen and Lucky Boys Confusion in between refills of your beer-sampling glass at the Chicago Craft Beer Festival, which is held in conjunction with this event.
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 22-23
Harrison Field
Somehow this festival seems like it flew under the radar even though it brings fun acts like Houndmouth, Dr. Dog, and Greensky Bluegrass to a UIC athletic field. Enjoy a few Goose Islands and some Americana at the two-day event.
Sunday
Jul 23
Bottom Lounge
Color Me Social is throwing an authentic New Orleans-style crawfish boil on the roof of one of the city’s top music venues, along with live bands and a trivia contest.
Andrew Bird
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Sunday
Jul 23
Ravinia
Andrew Bird’s beautiful music pairs perfectly with the beautiful surroundings of Ravinia, and punk rock marching band openers Mucca Pazza will make the experience even better.