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Jul
30
Thu
Fiesta del Sol
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – Aug 2 @ 10:00 pm

Fiesta del SolIt’s the largest Latino festival in the Midwest! Enjoy a huge lineup of entertainment and music, savor a variety of food including authentic Mexican favorites, browse works and engage with artists in the Arts & Culture Pavilion, and bring kids to the Children’s Area for face painting, books and educational games, and other fun activities at this great family event, now in its 43rd year in Pilsen.

Thursday: 5 pm – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 10 pm

Jul
31
Fri
Lollapalooza @ Columbus Dr. & Congress Pkwy.
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – Aug 2 @ 11:00 am

lollapaloozaLook up the word “lollapalooza” and you’ll find this definition: an extraordinary thing; an outstanding example. You won’t find any other music festival with a more fitting moniker than Lollapalooza, Chicago’s grandest stage for music legends from across the globe. Each year, some of the top names in alternative, hip hop, punk and pop join more than 100 bands and musicians in Grant Park to bring you one loud, heart-stopping 3-day event.

Aug
1
Sat
Taste of Latin America @ Armitage Ave. and Central Park Ave.
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – Aug 2 @ 9:00 pm

taste-of-latin-americaThis culinary happening in the Logan Square neighborhood, now in its third year (after a hiatus in 2013), showcases the unique foods of nearly 15 Latin American countries including Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. Eclectic (and exotic) cuisine, live music, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and much more are part of this festival’s mix that showcases a rich multi-country heritage and Latin culture.

Foodies and non-foodies alike will have the unique opportunity to discover and sample eclectic delights from the Southern Hemisphere. From fish panades and empanadas to Brazilian sausage and fried plantains, visitors have the culinary experience of a lifetime.

Edge Fest
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 9:00 pm

edge-festMusic, karaoke, food, art, dogs…the essentials of the perfect festival, what could be better? Now in its fourth year, the 2015 Edge Fest will take over the lakefront in Chicago’s historic Edgewater neighborhood. The 2015 celebration of all things Edgewater will feature flavorsome cuisine, award-winning entertainment, family fun and three-dozen local artists.

Engage all components of your senses, especially your eyes, ears, nose and taste buds – this is not a festival for the tired. Let’s start with what your eyes can be set to see. 40 local Edgewater artists will present an array of pieces. Also, get ready to see a dog costume contest! Pet owners will have the opportunity to put their four legged, tail-waggers at center stage.

Prepare your ears for two stages of music as popular acts draw from a variety of musical styles. Unique to Edge Fest is a special karaoke stage; giving festival goers the chance to sing some of their favorites for the North side crowd.

Your nose and taste buds will be infatuated with the sweet smells of summer. Local vendors will offer up an assorted menu that truly has something for everyone. Restaurants from the surrounding area will showcase some of the delicious cuisines in this exclusive neighborhood. Your appetite will be satisfied, to say the least!

Hours

Saturday: 12 – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Aug
2
Sun
CSO at Ravinia: Gladiator Live @ Ravinia Festival
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSO at RaviniaSee the Chicago Symphony Orchestra live July 8 at Ravinia! The program includes music from the movie Gladiator. We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.

This concert is part of the CSO Goes to the Movies series.

Aug
3
Mon
The Vamps @ The Vic Theatre
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

the-vampsThe Vamps are a British pop band consisting of Brad Simpson (lead vocals and guitar), James McVey (lead guitar and vocals), Connor Ball (bass guitar and vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals). They first gained fame in late 2012 with cover songs uploaded to YouTube, leading to comparisons with One Direction and being labeled as a boy band. They were signed to Mercury Records in November 2012.

The Vamps supported McFly on their Memory Lane Tour in early 2013. They also performed at several festival-style events around the UK as support acts for bands such as The Wanted, JLS, Little Mix, Lawson and Demi Lovato.

Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays @ U.S. Cellular Field
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See the White Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays at The Cell!

Whitesox

Aug
4
Tue
Jake Miller – Dazed and Confused Tour @ House of Blues
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

jake-millerJacob Harris “Jake” Miller is an American rapper and songwriter from Weston, Florida. He is signed to Warner Bros. Records.

On November 5, 2013, Miller released his debut album Us Against Them, which was promoted with a nationwide concert tour. On May 7, 2014, Miller was labeled as the No. 1 Artist to Watch by FoxWeekly, predicting that Miller would be a huge artist by mid-2015. In 2014, Miller was also placed on MTV’s Artist To Watch column.

Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays @ U.S. Cellular Field
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See the White Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays at The Cell!

Whitesox

Aug
5
Wed
Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays @ U.S. Cellular Field
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

See the White Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays at The Cell!

Whitesox