Need plans this weekend? We've got you covered. From hip-hop-heavy concerts to kid-friendly theater, there's something to keep everyone entertained.
Ravinia: A quick train ride from downtown, this concert venue hosts stellar shows all summer long. This weekend, catch notable names like Tony Bennett (August 4), Darius Rucker (August 5)
Lollapalooza: The city’s most famous concert weekend brings nearly half a million music lovers to Grant Park for three days of heavy bass. This year’s lineup is more hip-hop-centric than most, but also features an eclectic mix of genres like pop, metal and EDM. Local icon Chance the Rapper headlines the festival alongside the likes of The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Big Sean, DJ Snake and dozens more. Tickets are sold out, but available through Lollapalooza’s verified ticket exchange.
Lolla Aftershows: The stars don’t head to bed after the fest; they rock official aftershows across the city. Aug. 2, Foster the People will be at The Vic Theatre and Liam Gallagher will be at the Park West. Aug. 3, Ryan Adams will be at The Vic and Tegan and Sarah at the Park West. Aug. 4, Banks will light up The Vic, while Live will tear down the Park West. Finally, Aug. 5 The Shins are at The Vic and Grouplove is at the Park West. Ticket prices vary. Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch Contest: Here's your chance to sing the 7th inning stretch at a Chicago Cubs game. Harry Caray’s will be hosting auditions at their Chicagoland locations and giving out Cubs tickets at every event. The first audition will be taking place on August 5th at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in Rosemont. Gather your most talented family and friends (you must be 21+ to enter) and start practicing! "Madagascar:" Kids will love their favorite animated comedy live on stage. The 70-minute adaptation follows Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraff e as they jailbreak Central Park Zoo and accidentally end up in Madagascar. Tickets start at $22.