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!


The Wild @ Garfield Park Conservatory
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

the-wildWalkabout Theater Company presents the The Wild at Garfield Park Conservatory. The Wild is a laboratory performance full of rhythm, energy, and risk. The performance is based on the works of playwright Charles Mee, Dionysian rituals, and a pulsing mix of image, music, and movement. Bring a blanket and enjoy this unique performance complements of the Night Out in the Parks series.


Two performances: 6 & 7 p.m.


There are two performances on this one night, so please pick one to attend.

CSO at Ravinia: Scottish Symphony @ Ravinia Festival
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CSO at RaviniaSee the Chicago Symphony Orchestra live August 5 at Ravinia! The program includes pieces by Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn. We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.

Theater on the Lake – Definition Theatre Co @ Berger Park Cultural Center
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From August 5, 2015 – August 16, 2015

theater-on-the-lakeJeff award-winning Theater on the Lake celebrates 63 years in 2015, showcasing our city’s rich off-Loop theater community. While renovation is underway to convert the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round program and event facility, they’ll be taking the shows on the road. Come see the shows this summer at Austin Town Hall, Berger Park Cultural Center and Washington Park Refectory.

The Show

From August 5 – 16, see Definition Theatre Company’s A Doll’s House. Nora and Torvald have all the trappings of a perfect suburban life: a beautiful home, two children, and enough money to finance their comfortable lifestyle. But when a terrible secret from Nora’s past threatens to ruin all they’ve built, she is left with two options: deceive the man she loves, or face the truth and risk losing everything.


Wednesdays – Saturdays: 7:30 p.m.
Sundays: 6:30 p.m.

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz @ Millennium Park
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

From August 6, 2015 – August 27, 2015

Made in Chicago: World Class JazzOur city’s great weekly jazz tradition returns to Millennium Park this summer! Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz presents commissioned projects by Steve Coleman, Juli Wood and Caroline Davis, Greg Ward and a salute to the AACM’s 50th Anniversary.

The Schedule

August 6: Steve Coleman and Five Elements
August 13: Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
August 20: AACM Chicago presents Great Black Music Ensemble: Move: An Afrofuturistic Ijó
August 27: We REInsist! Max Roach and Oscar Brown, Jr.’s Freedom Now Suite, Reimagined

Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants @ Wrigley Field
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

See the Chicago Cubs play against the San Francisco Giants August 6-9 at The Friendly Confines!

Chicago Cubs

The Judas Kiss @ Stage 773
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From August 6, 2015 – August 9, 2015
the-judas-kissDead Writers Theatre Collective presents David Hare’s The Judas Kiss. Liam Neeson starred on Broadway in this compelling depiction of Oscar Wilde just before and after his imprisonment. Act one captures Wilde in 1895 on the eve of his arrest. He still has the chance to flee to the continent but chooses to let the train leave without him. In the second act, Wilde is in Naples more than two years later, after his release from the infamous Reading Gaol, a prison located in Reading, Berkshire, England. In exile, he is drawn to a reunion with his unworthy lover and the man who brings him down, Lord Alfred Douglas and a final betrayal with “the Judas Kiss.”


Thursday & Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Black Harvest Film Festival @ Gene Siskel Film Center
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From August 7, 2015 – September 3, 2015

blackharvest-film-festivalThe Black Harvest Film Festival is our city’s largest and longest-running Black film festival and the Gene Siskel Film Center’s most vibrant annual showcase featuring provocative films that tell stories, spark lively discussions, and address issues relating to the experiences from the African diaspora. A number of films are made by Chicago directors and feature post-show Q&As.

Chicago Hot Dog Fest @ Chicago History Museum
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm

chicago-hot-dog-festThe Chicago History Museum expands its annual Hot Dog Fest this August into a three day event celebrating Chicago’s favorite food: the hot dog.

Hot Dog Fest takes place in the park north of the Chicago History Museum, at the intersection of Clark St. and LaSalle St.

While the classic Chicago-style Hot Dog, made with 100 percent beef Ball Park franks, will be the star of the festival, unique specialty franks will be served as well. Vendors will be serving up their spin on a hot dog.

Ginza Festival @ Midwest Buddhist Temple
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm

ginza-festivalShop for unique items by master artisans, including pieces typically available only through private shops or the best department stores in Japan, and watch Waza craftsmen at work! Enjoy ongoing stage performances of taiko drumming, dancing, and music and demonstrations of Aikido, Judo, and Kendo. See exhibits of bonsai, ikebana (flower arranging), kaminingyo (paper dolls), calligraphy, brush painting, silk flowers, and Japanese arts and crafts, many of which are for sale. Sample traditional Japanese cuisine including the famous open pit, charcoal grilled chicken teriyaki dinner, udon (Japanese cold noodles), sushi, edamame and grilled corn on the cob. The 60th Annual Ginza Festival takes place in our city’s Old Town neighborhood.


Friday August 7 – Gates open at 5:30 pm – close at 9:00 pm
Saturday August 8 – Gates open at 11:30 am – close at 9:00 pm
Sunday August 9 – Gates open at 11:30 am – close at 6:00 pm

A benefit donation of $7 for adults, and $6 for students and senior citizens will be collected at the gate. Children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. A special 3-day pass will be available for $15. On Saturday evening, $12 will be charged after 7:00 for the Yoko Noge concert.