"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music. 07.21: "Madame Envy's Harem of Oddities" performances at 11p. Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. berlinchicago.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 10p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties. Catch the up-close magic show at 7:30p. kisskisscabaret.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway. uptownunderground.netMAPSHARE
Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 07.21: Rendition and Guest 5:30-11:30pm. Sa 07.22: Dr. Bombay and Guests (W/ Breezy Rodio and The Strapping Owls) 2-11:30pm. Su 07.23: Old Town School Of Folk Brother El & The Present Elders and Lindsay & The Lights Go Out 2-8pm. We 07.26: Jamiah Rogers and Joanna Connor 5:15-9:30pm. Th 07.27: Pier Dance The Little Queens and Tina Go-go 7-9pm. Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip. navypier.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
New Outdoor Performances near Navy Pier. All ages. Mostly free.
Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 07.21: CSO with Susanna: Sibelius Symphony 2; Kirill Gerstein plays Beethoven Concerto 3. PAV 8:00p Sa 07.22: Blondie \ Garbage \ John Doe & Exene Cervenka: The Rage and Rapture tour. PAV 6:30p Su 07.23: Cristina Gomez Godoy: Bach sonatas; Pasculli Fantasy on Donizetti's Poliuto; Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. BGH 6:00p Su 07.23: Andrew Bird \ Esperanza Spalding \ Mucca Pazza. PAV 7:00p Mo 07.24: Emerson & Calidore Quartets: Shostakovich & Mendelssohn octets. MT 7:30p Tu 07.25: CSO with Kent Nagano: John Adams Harmonielehre; Nikolai Lugansky plays Beethoven "Emperor" Concerto. PAV 8:00p We 07.26: Stephen Stills \ Judy Collins \ Numa Edema. PAV 8:00p Th 07.27: Apollo's Fire: Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Rediscovered. MT 7:30p. Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra. ravinia.orgMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2017.09.14 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour. chicagosummerdance.orgGrant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade. MAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2017.08.20 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p.
World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an outstanding roster of local and international guest artists perform classical several days a week. 312/742-7638 grantparkmusicfestival.comGrant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab. MAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2017.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2017.09.03 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot. Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs. renfair.com/bristolMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
*Long Grove Chocolate Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Freshly made chocolate dipped everythings; fruits, popcorn, donuts, martinis, etc. Chef demos, specialty shops, two entertainment stages. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town. Historic Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban. visitlonggrove.comMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE