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What to do, where to make THE scene each week in Chicago. From shopping events, fundraisers, fashion trunk shows, art events and more, we bring you a curated list of things to do in Chicago all week and through the weekend. Please find below, our picks for some of the best Chicago events to add to your social calendar this week. If you make it to one or all of these, make sure you share on social media using the hashtag #MakeTheScene you just might see yourself in one of our social feeds.
EVENT: Taste of Chicago
ABOUT: Taste of Chicago is the nation’s premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago’s dining community.
LOCATION: Grant Park | Jackson & Columbus
WHEN: Wednesday July 6 – Sunday July 10
TIME: W-F: 11am–9pm | Sat-Sun: 10am–9pm
MORE INFORMATION: Pop up restaurants, food trucks, Celebrity Chef du Jour plus a lineup of musical artists mark this year’s 5 day truncated Taste of Chicago schedule. Performances by:
The Roots, Donnie Trumpet- Wed Jul 6 5:30PM (Doors 4:30PM) – $23
KONGOS, Elle King, Transviolet- Thu Jul 7 5:00PM (Doors 4:00PM) – $15
The Decemberists, Shakey Graves- Fri Jul 8 5:30PM (Doors 4:30PM) – $23
Billy Idol, Sons Of The Silent Age- Sat Jul 9 4:30PM (Doors 3:30PM) – $23
Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald And Ernie Isley, Sheila E- Sun Jul 10 4:30PM (Doors 3:30PM) – $23. Visit website
EVENT: Jazzin’ at the Shedd
ABOUT: The annual summertime Chicago staple event, Jazzin at the Shedd, is held every Wednesday evening.
LOCATION: Shedd Aquarium | 1200 S. Lakeshore drive
WHEN: Wednesday July 6
TIME: 5pm – 10pm
ADMISSION/COST: Online – $18 | At the door – $20 CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: Jazz. Cocktails. The lake. Fireworks. And 32,000 animals. That’s Jazzin’ at the Shedd!
EVENT: Gildapalooza – An Evening of Live Music on the Lakefront
ABOUT: Join the Gilda’s Club Chicago Associate Board for an exciting evening dedicated to a great cause. The event includes live music, food and drinks.
LOCATION: Columbia Yacht Club | 111 North Lake Shore Drive
WHEN: Thursday, July 7
ADMISSION/COST: $55 in advance, $65 at the door CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: Gilda’s Club Chicago’s mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Gilda’s Club Chicago supports everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends, as well as those who have lost someone to cancer.
EVENT: KING @ Promontory
ABOUT: Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias, members of the group KING will perform the Annual Benefit Concert for Betty Shabazz International.
LOCATION:Promontory | 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.
WHEN:Friday, July 8
ADMISSION/COST: $75/$50/$40/$35 CLICK HERE
EVENT: West Fest
ABOUT: West Fest is an annual street festival in Chicago’s West Town Community that features neighborhood retailers and restaurants, fine artists, crafters, and more. The event reflects the eclectic and hip West Town community.
LOCATION: Hotel Lincoln |1816 N. Clark St
WHEN: Friday July 8-Sunday July 10
TIME: Friday 5-10pm | Saturday & Sunday 12pm-10pm
ADMISSION/COST: $5 donation requested to attend West Fest CLICK HERE
EVENT: Sting & Peter Gabriel Rock Paper Scissors Tour
ABOUT: Two of music’s most iconic artists – Sting and Peter Gabriel – will unite this summer for a once in a lifetime concert tour.
LOCATION: United Center | 1901 W. Madison St.
WHEN: Saturday July 9
TIME: 8pm; Gates Open at 6:30pm
MORE INFORMATION: Having first toured together in the eighties for Amnesty International, Rock Paper Scissors will find Peter Gabriel and Sting performing both separately and together, playing their own songs as well as melding their bands to explore each other’s most celebrated hits. Visit Website
EVENT: Adele In Concert
ABOUT: Adele will return to North America for her first tour in five years, including THREE NIGHTS in Chicago!
LOCATION: United Center | 1901 W. Madison St.
WHEN: July 10-13
ADMISSION/COST: varies CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION: guests will enjoy an exquisite evening of cocktails, dinner, music, and dancing.
EVENT: Ferraris on Oak
ABOUT: A daytime event where Chicago’s Oak Street closes to motor traffic to display a collection of 70 privately-owned vintage, late-model and racing Ferraris.
LOCATION: Oak Street
WHEN: Sunday July 10
ADMISSION/COST: Tickets will be available for $100 per person in advance and, if available, $125 day-of CLICK HERE
MORE INFORMATION:Ticket holders will enjoy VIP access to the event’s red carpet and up-close viewing of Ferraris, the opportunity to meet the cars’ owners. Participating Oak Street boutiques, salons and restaurants will offer ticket holders exclusive in-store experiences and tastings.
EVENT: Summer Lovin
ABOUT: Attended by more than 1,000 young professionals, Summer Lovin’ will be an evening filled with delicious food from leading Chicago restaurants, cocktails and outstanding entertainment.
LOCATION: Chicago History Museum | 1601 North Clark St
WHEN: Friday, July 8
TIME: 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.
ADMISSION/COST: General Admission $115 | VIP Upgrade $140
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