Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosks @ Millennium Park
Sep 1 @ 6:00 am – 11:00 pm

Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosks

From September 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

chicago-architecture-biennial-lakefrontThis exhibit will feature the winning entry of an international Lakefront Kiosk Competition plus work by architecture students at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. For additional information, visit

The exhibit will be located in Millennium Park at Chase Promenade near Cloud Gate.

Music on the Esplanade @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

music-on-the-esplanadePremier Big Band vocalist Kimberly Gordon, with the Kimberly Gordon Big Band, will take you back in time and leave you wanting more. Covering classic Duke Ellington and Count Basie hits, the Big Band will get you ready to dance the night away!

5Rhythms Dance @ Raydiant Day
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

5rhythms5Rhythms is a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s. It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. It also draws from Gestalt therapy, the human potential movement and transpersonal psychology. Fundamental to the practice is the idea that everything is energy, and moves in waves, patterns and rhythms.

Roth describes the practice as a soul journey, and says that by moving the body, releasing the heart, and freeing the mind, one can connect to the essence of the soul, the source of inspiration in which an individual has unlimited possibility and potential.

WBDC Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference @ McCormick Place-West
Sep 2 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

womens-entrepreneurial-conferenceThe EWC is the largest entrepreneurial business conference in the Midwest. The event is designed to accelerate the growth of women owned businesses through access to information, contacts and capital. For 29 years, the EWC has served to facilitate connections, innovative education and resource growth for WBDC clients and stakeholders.

Dancin’ Sprouts @ Chicago Botanic Garden
Sep 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

dancing-sproutsEnjoy free musical entertainment for the Garden’s youngest visitors! Two special concerts for children with sensory differences will occur on June 17 and Aug. 5. Food and beverages, including wine and beer, are available for purchase onsite through the Garden View Café. For heartier menu options, the Café and Garden Grille in the Visitor Center also are open during concert times.

Jazz Club Tour
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

jazz-club-tourExplore jazz in Chicago during the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s annual Jazz Club Tour. Start anywhere and hear music at a variety of participating clubs for one low price. The Jazz Club Tour includes trolley transportation and club admission; a great way to meet up with other jazz lovers!

Participating Venues

Green Mill
Jazz Showcase
M Lounge
City Life
50 Yard Line
The Drake Hotel
Norman’s Bistro
The Promontory

Chicago Fringe Festival @ Multiple Chicago Locations
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

chicago-fringe-festivalThis annual festival is all about pushing boundaries. It brings together daring theatregoers with emerging performing artists from around the world. With multiple shows to choose from, the Chicago Fringe Festival offers something for everyone.

Chicago Jazz Festival @ Millennium Park
Sep 3 @ 12:15 pm – Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm

chicago-jazz-festivalJoin hundreds of thousands in celebrating Chicago’s rich jazz history in this free event, the first of which began as a tribute to Duke Ellington in 1974. Currently the largest, free festival of its kind in the world, the Chicago Jazz Festival regularly draws top names in the genre.

Music Headliners at Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Thursday: Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
Friday: Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration w/ Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring arrangements by John Hollenbeck, Steven Bernstein, Gordon Goodwin and Ed Wilkerson
Saturday: Dee Dee Bridgewater
Sunday: Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band with Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, Amina Claudine Myers, George Lewis, Leonard Jones, Thurman Barker, Reggie Nicholson and Wallace McMillan


Thursday: 12:15 p.m. (Chicago Cultural Center); 6:30 p.m. (Millennium Park)
Friday: 12 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.

Modest Mouse @ Concord Music Hall
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

modest-mouseModest Mouse is an American indie rock band formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington. The founding members of this group included lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. Strongly influenced by groups such as Pavement, the Pixies and Talking Heads, the band rehearsed, rearranged, and recorded demos for almost two years before finally signing with small-town indie label, K Records, and releasing numerous singles.

Lenny Kravitz @ Ravinia Festival
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

lenny-kravitzLeonard Albert “Lenny” Kravitz is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often played all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion himself when recording.

See Lenny Kravitz live September 3 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert.