Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2017.08.27 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Presenting a 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet. Fr 07.28: Polk Park Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 7pm Su 07.30: Ellis Park, 3520 S Cottage Grove Ave, 4pm We 08.02: Gage Park, 2411 W 55th St, 6:30pm Th 08.03: Kelvyn Park, 4438 W Wrightwood Ave, 6:30pm. chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks. chicagoparkdistrict.comMAPSHARE
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome. 07.27: 9th Anniversary! atomicsketch.comGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western. greeneyelounge.comMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2017.08.21 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
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. Fr 07.28: 97nine and Mank N Sass 5:30-11:30pm. Sa 07.29: Rocks Off and Guests (W/ Soul Committee and Marvin "Maestro" Weathersby) 2-11:30pm. Su 07.30: Old Town School Of Folk Willy Dynomite and Los Vicios 2-8pm. We 08.02: Sheryl Youngblood and Nick Bell 5:15-9:30pm. Th 08.03: Pier Dance Euphony and Guest 7-9pm. Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip. navypier.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
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 Fr 07.28: CSO with Christoph Eschenbach: Ray Chen plays Mendelssohn Concerto; Marisol Montalvo sings Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Mendelssohn "Reformation" Symphony. PAV 8:00p Sa 07.29: CSO with Christoph Eschenbach-Gala Benefit Evening: Dvorak Carnival Overture & Symphony 8; Lang Lang plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 1. PAV 7:00p Mo 07.31: Pierre-Laurent Aimard: Messiaen Catalogue d'oiseaux. MT 7:00p Tu 08.01: CSO with Gianandrea Noseda: Smetana The Moldau; Strauss Rosenkavalier; Ravel La valse; Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody. PAV 8:00p We 08.02: Danish Quartet & Juho Pohjonen: Shostakovich Piano Quintet; Haydn & Beethoven quartets. MT 7:30p Th 08.03: RSMI Singers: Celebrating Finnish independence in song. BGH 6:00p Th 08.03: CSO with Pinchas Zukerman: plays and conducts Mozart Concerto 3 & Elgar Chansons; Tchaikovsky Symphony 4. PAV 8:00p. 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
"Fools Journey" Misfit Circus Cabaret. -2017.08.13 All ages. $27-36 Various times.