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Chicago Weekend Guide! Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend June 28-30

Chicago Weekend Guide! Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend June 28-30

  • Best events in Chicago this weekend March 22-24

The weekend is upon us and many of you are looking for a good time or at the least somewhere to go and have fun, maybe meet new people or cultivate a new hobby? Keep scrolling as we’ve curated a nice varied selection of things to do from events taking place in and around Chicago this weekend. You can have a basic weekend in Chicago or a great one when you tap in to our Chicago Weekend Guide.

FRIDAY

WHAT:: SUNDANCE INSTITUTE X CHICAGO 2024
WHERE:: Logan Center for the Arts | 915 E 60th St, 60637
WHEN:: June 28-30
WHY:: This new event championing creative independence will feature three days of screenings and programming for Chicago audiences featuring titles from the annual Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Sundance Institute x Chicago 2024 will feature artists programs, film screenings and events across the city and will be an opportunity to highlight Chicago’s vibrant cultural scene and bolster its status as a diverse and innovative filmmaking hub. Sundance Institute x Chicago 2024 will make Chicago the only U.S. city to host an independent artist and film weekend in partnership with the Sundance Institute outside of Park City, Utah, the home of the annual prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
COST:: Starting at $175.  Click here for more info

WHAT:: KEVIN NEALON WITH JASON SEILER LIVE
WHERE:: 900 W. Randolph Street 
WHEN:: June 28
WHY:: Kevin Nealon is an Emmy and SAG-nominated actor and comedian who sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likable demeanor.
COST:: $Varies Click here for more info

 

WHAT:: THIRD EYE BLIND TOUR 
WHERE:: Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
WHEN:: June 28
WHY:: Third Eye Blind’s Summer gods tour 2024 will feature Special Guest Yellowcard and ARIZONA. Get away from it all and enjoy a trip down memory lane with all the nostalgia you could ever want. Join the most legendary band of the ’90s, Third Eye Blind, for a wild and unforgettable celebration that you won’t want to miss.
COST:: $Varies  Click here for more info

WHAT:: ARTHUR JAFA: WORKS FROM THE MCA COLLECTION
WHERE:: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel Galleries | 200 E. Chicago Avenue 60611
WHEN::  through March 2025 
WHY:: Across three decades, artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa has developed a singularly dynamic practice comprising films and videos, photographs, and sculptures. Through his multidisciplinary work, Jafa seeks to encompass what he describes as “the full complexity, specificity, beauty, and potentiality of what Black folks have made and continue to make out of the bleak existential circumstance we’ve attended to over the past several hundred years.” Utilizing found imagery, music, and artistic techniques such as montage and collage, he has constructed an extensive assemblage of Black expression, layered and arranged in ways that reveal the diverse and complex realities of Black being. Lead support is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, the Zell Family Foundation, and Cari and Michael Sacks. Major support is provided by R. H. Defares and Agnes Gund. Generous support is provided by D. Elizabeth Price and Lou Yecies.
COST:: Museum admission $19+ Click here for more info

 

WHAT:: FLYOVER CHICAGO
WHERE:: Navy Pier | 600 E Grand Avenue Chicago 60611 
WHEN:: Now Open
WHY:: Experience Chicago from a whole new perspective at Flyover. Follow your sense of adventure to Navy Pier and rediscover the feeling of absolute awe. Our exhilarating immersive journey connects you with Chicago like never before. Soar over iconic locations, dive into authentic stories and lose yourself to an adventure unlike any other.
COST:: $24.95 (Adult); $14.95(13 and under); $19.95 (military) Click here for more info

WHAT:: WEEKEND AT THE SISKEL FILM CENTER
WHERE:: Gene Siskel Film Center | 164 N. State Street
WHEN:: June 28-30
WHY:: The weekend’s lineup of films at the Siskel Film Center includes the first Siskel Film Center Festival Showcase, films from celebrated director Sidney Lumet and more.
COST:: Varies Click here for more info

WHAT:: SAUCED NIGHT MARKET
WHERE:: WNDR Museum  | 520 N Michigan Avenue 60611 
WHEN::  June 28 + 29
WHY:: Sauced Night Market is a roving collection of Chicago chefs, artists and artisans. The monthly market features a selection of food and goods in addition to a rockin DJ.
COST:: $FREE admission pay for purchase Click here for more info

 

WHAT:: CLICQUOT COURTYARD AT PEACOCK GARDEN
WHERE:: Waldorf Astoria Chicago
WHEN:: June 28 | Seatings at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM & 6 PM – 7 PM
WHY:: Step into the sun-dappled Peacock Garden at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, a sanctuary of sophistication. Our collaboration with Veuve Clicquot transports you to a world where every sip of champagne is a celebration. The air is infused with the delicate fizz of bubbles, and the golden liquid dances in yellow flutes.
COST:: $125 Click here for more info

 

WHAT:: THE QUEER PARTY AS RESISTANCE: A RETROSPECTIVE OF CHICAGO NIGHTLIFE
WHERE:: Chicago Athletic Hotel | 12 S. Michigan Avenue 60603
WHEN:: June 28-30
WHY:: Celebrate pride by paying homage to the queer black & brown party community of then and now. This exhibition will have two themed spaces. One will feature archival images from Chicago’s own EXECUTIVE SWEET, a former traveling black party hosted by Pat McCombs and Vera Washington, and images from PARTY NOIRE. The second space will feature two short films curated in partnership with MEZCLA MEDIA COLLECTIVE, both films centered around different perspectives of Chicago nightlife experience. Opening reception and panel will feature an inter-generational discussion with Party Noire members dr. nick alder (Party Noire Co-founder, Community Builder, Partnerships) and Dyaspara (DJ, Social Media Lead, Event Producer) in conversation with Sandy Byrd.
COST:: $RSVP required for opening reception Click here for more info

 

SATURDAY

WHAT:: HISAISHI CONDUCTS HISAISHI
WHERE:: Chicago Symphony Orchestra |
WHEN:: June 27-30
WHY:: One of the most celebrated Japanese composers of our time, Joe Hisaishi has produced music for 10 Hayao Miyazaki films, including Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), and has also composed the music for Takeshi Kitano films. His credits include Sonatine (1993), the Oscar-winning Spirited Away (2001) and Departures (2008). Hisaishi conducts the CSO in his much-anticipated latest symphony alongside musical highlights from his most captivating compositions. 
COST:: $Varies Click here for more info

 

WHAT:: SURPRISINGLY SAVANNAH MOBILE TOUR
WHERE:: Daley Plaza | 600 E. Grand Avenue 
WHEN::  June 29-30| 7:30pm
WHY::Visit Savannah will be in town this weekend bringing a taste of Southern charm to Chicago. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Savannah, Georgia, with interactive activities that showcase our city’s unbeatable shopping, culture, entertainment and dining options.
COST:: $FREE Click here for more info 

 

WHAT:: TERISA GRIFFIN 
WHERE:: City Winery Chicago | 1200 W. Randolph Street 60607
WHEN:: June 15 | 7:30pm
WHY:: The “Empress of Soul” Described by some as the Soul and The Science of Performance and Song. Terisa is what a bottle of wine is suppose to smell and taste like when it is at its peak of perfection. Grab a chair and pour you a glass of Terisa’s Wine and savor her Soul.
COST:: $48+ Click here for more info

WHAT:: ROGER DALTREY WITH SPECIAL GUEST KT TUNSTALL
WHERE:: Ravinia Festival
WHEN:: June 15 | 11am – 5pm
WHY::Groundbreaking rocker Roger Daltrey, founder and lead singer for the British band The Who, returns to Ravinia for a solo show with special guest KT Tunstall.
COST:: $Varies Click here for more info

See Also
Photo image of the downtown landscape of chicago featuring tall buildings and the famous chicago cloud gate aka the bean in Millennium Park

WHAT:: NAVY PIER PRIDE
WHERE::Navy Pier |
WHEN:: June 13-16 |Time varies 
WHY::Join us for Navy Pier Pride, a free, full-day celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. Festivities include live music, educational programs, performances and more! Pier Pride is presented by Out In Finance. Join us for the annual Navy Pier Pride celebration! This free, full-day event celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. Festivities include live music, educational programs, performances from local LGBTQIA+ artists, on-site resources from community partners and more.
COST:: $FREE Admission  Click here for more info

WHAT:: BLACK MUSIC MONTH SHOWCASE
WHERE:: Overflow Coffee
WHEN::  June 29
WHY:: Join us for our second Music to My Soul Black music month celebration with two powerhouse Chicago artists @whoissongbird x @justjaleal. Join us for an intimate evening of music, @ritualzeroproof cocktails, community, and good vibes. What better way to celebrate the end of Black Music Month than attending an amazing event in the home of the historic Vee Jay & Brunswick Record labels.
COST:: $Unknown. Click here for more info

WHAT:: LITTLE BEAR RIDGE ROAD PLAY
WHERE:: Steppenwolf | 1925 South Michigan Avenue 60616
WHEN:: through August 4 
WHY:: Ensemble Member Laurie Metcalf comes home to Steppenwolf to star in Little Bear Ridge Road (formerly Untitled), a comic, cosmic and intimate world premiere, penned by MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.
COST:: $Varies Click here for more info

 

 

SUNDAY

WHAT::  ROLLING STONES: HACKNEY DIAMOND ’24
WHERE:: Soldier Field
WHEN:: June 30 | 10am-9pm
WHY:: The Hackney Diamonds Tour is an ongoing concert tour by English rock band The Rolling Stones, in support of their 2023 studio album Hackney Diamonds, their first studio album of original material in almost 20 years.
COST:: $Varies. Click here for more info

WHAT:: HYDE PARK FARMER’S MARKET
WHERE::  1516 E 54th St – 54th Street and Old Lake Park Ave West (Hyde Park Bank parking lot).
WHEN:: June 30
WHY:: Shoppers will find fresh produce from local Illinois farms, freshly baked breads and desserts, beautiful plants, packaged foods, personal beauty supplies, and traditional farmers market fare. Several market vendors accept Mastercard and Visa, LinkUp and SNAP payments in addition to cash.
COST:: $FREE TO ATTEND Click here for more info

WHAT:: CLINT BLACK + LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND
WHERE::  Ravinia
WHEN:: June 30
WHY:: Country icon Clint Black, one of the truest traditionalists in music over the last three decades, celebrates the 35th anniversary of his debut album, Killin’ Time, in his first return to Ravinia’s Pavilion since 2000. Clint Black plays his Killin’ Time album in its entirety. Singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music across 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texan musician defies convention with his barrier-breaking fusion of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues. Click here for more info

Featured image credit: Ozzie Stern via Unsplash

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