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The Chicago Weekend Guide August 23-25

The Chicago Weekend Guide August 23-25

  • The SociaLifeChicago Weekend Guide is your blackbook for weekend fun in the city
  • Curated with the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

From Friday through Sunday, we know you don’t even want to think about work but rather looking for a fun distraction to occupy your weekend in the city, help is here. Whether you want to explore new haunts in Chicago, relax, take in a festival, or have a night out on the town that’ll make your snapchat and insta stories get #FOMO, here’s what to get into this weekend. It’s #summertimeChi so there’s a lot taking place this weekend but these are the recommended ones for  you to go either solo or with a group for a good time. The Chicago Weekend Guide for August 16-18.


WHAT :: Red Sky Night- Gala Event for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

WHERE :: Columbia Yacht Club | 111 N. Lakeshore Drive Chicago 
WHEN :: Friday August 23 | 6-11PM
WHY::  Get your tickets today and join LLS  for the can’t-miss party of the summer, featuring exciting live and silent auctions, plentiful gourmet food stations, luscious desserts and beverages from Founders Brewing, Gosling’s Rum, Tito’s Vodka and Jackson Family Estates. Red Sky Night is part of the Leukemia Cup Regatta series of on-the-water events that combine the joys of boating with the important task of curing cancer. Since 2007, the Chicago Leukemia Cup has nearly more than $4.5 million, making us the second-highest fundraiser in the nation. Your ticket purchase funds groundbreaking research in the fight against blood cancers.
COST :: ​$185/person | $1,600 per table of 8 Click here for more inf


WHAT :: Taste of Greektown festival!

WHERE:: Greektown| 400 S. Halsted Street, Chicago 
WHEN :: Friday, August 23: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
WHY:: Greektown’s biggest street fest is returning for its 30th year and your re invited to celebrate Hellenic pride as you eat your way down Halsted Street, indulging in authentic food classics and drinks, the epicenter of Chicago’s culturally-rich Greek restaurant scene.
COST :: $5 donation is encouraged Click Here for more info


WHAT :: 41st annual Chicago Jazz Festival

WHERE :: Millennium Park + Multiple venues 
WHEN :: August 23 – August 30
WHY:: The Chicago Jazz Festival showcases live musical performances by important Chicago artists alongside some of the greatest names from around the world! Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.
August 23-30 will feature free performances at venues all across Chicago with collaborating organizations Constellation Chicago, 51st Street Business Association, Hungry Brain, Englewood Jazz Festival, Elastic Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, AACM – Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Public Media Institute, South Side Jazz Coalition, Inc., The Birdhouse, Inc., and Sleeping Village; then culminating at Millennium Park on August 29 – September 1.

COST :: ​$185/person | $1,600 per table of 8 Click here for more inf



WHAT :: 360 Sky Yoga

WHERE :: 360-Chicago 94th-floor |
WHEN :: August 23-24
WHY:: 360 Sky Yoga welcomes yoga enthusiasts from all skill levels to a one-hour weekly class led by 360 CHICAGO’s professional instructor. Participants will be led through meditation and gentle flow movements to awaken the senses, stretches, breath-centered movements and morning sun salutations.
COST :: Registration is $18 (plus taxes and fees) and includes a General Admission ticket to the observation deck Click here for more info here.


WHAT :: Hermosa Tamal Fest

WHERE :: Hermosa Chicago on Armitage and Keeler
WHEN :: Saturday August 24 | 11-5pm /span>
WHY:: Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Mosaico Arte Chicago and Mujeres Artesanas con Carrillo present its first ever Hermosa Tamal Fest. Join us for this family friendly event featuring tamales from all over Latin America, performances by local artists, students and community members and handmade artesanias.
Let’s celebrate and honor our cultural diversity by enjoying delicious food, music and art!

COST :: Free Admission| cash only for food and purchases Click here  for more info 


WHAT:: Little Black Pearl Presents “PearlFest 2019”

WHERE :: Oakwood/ 39th Street Beach.

WHEN :: Saturday August 24 | 11am-9pm
WHY :: The day-long lakefront concert! PearlFest 2019 will feature Grammy award winning performers Robert Glasper and Terri Lyne Carrington, Ms. Avery Sunshine, Lizz Wright, Nona Hendryx.
COST :: Free | VIP $125  | Click here for more info

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WHAT:: Pretty Kool Affair Day party

WHERE :: lounge | 408 S. Wells Street
WHEN :: Saturday August 24 2pm-8pm
WHY :: a Day party brought to you by he AKA-Lade Foundation and Kappa 1st Foundation. The funD-raising event’s proceeds will support scholarships and programs. T
COST :: GA Ticket to enter $25 | Click here for more info



WHAT :: Summer Breeze Cruise for a Cause 2019

WHERE :: Spirit of Chicago Cruises @ Navy Pier | 600 East Grand Avenue
WHEN :: Sunday August 25 | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
WHY :: The Women’s Board of the Chicago Urban League invites you to their 8th annual Summer Breeze Cruise for a Cause aboard Spirit of Chicago Cruises, which boards at Navy Pier. Proceeds from this signature fundraiser support deserving first-generation college-bound students in the Chicago area. The three-hour experience includes a gourmet buffet, open bar, shopping at The Best of Chicago Silent Auction, a chance to win money in the 50/50 raffle, dancing, music, and an opportunity to cruise Lake Michigan with over 200 people from the Midwest.
COST ::  Click here for more information

Whatever you get into this weekend, tag us on Instagram @SociaLifeChicago with #MakeTheScene. If you’ll be outdoors for a long duration of time, remember sunscreen and hydration (water not just alcohol). Have a great weekend!

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