- The SociaLifeChicago Weekend Guide is your black book for weekend fun in the city
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 followers green with envy, 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 July 19-21.
FRIDAY JULY 19
WHAT :: Pitchfork Fest 2019
WHERE :: Union Park | 1501 W. Randolph Street
WHEN :: Friday July 19 – Sunday July 21
WHY:: Celebrating its 14th year in 2019, the internationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival presents 40+ acts over the course of three days each summer right here in Chicago.
COST :: Friday: $40; Saturday $49.95; Sunday $40 | Click here for more info
WHAT :: ComplexCon
WHERE :: McCormick Place
WHEN :: Saturday July 20- Sunday July 21
WHY:: An expertly curated convention and festival bringing the world of Complex to life.
COST :: Tickets varies | Click here for more info here
WHAT :: Neiman Marcus Consolidation Sale
WHERE:: Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue| 337 E. Randolph St
WHEN :: Friday July 19 through Tuesday July 23
WHY:: Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue is hosting a special consolidation sale from selections designer, Men’s store, couture shoes and more. Last Call prices get additional 20% off.
COST :: FREE to browse, bring money to shop.
SATURDAY JULY 20
WHAT:: The 16th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party: For The Greater Good
WHERE :: Hyde Park
WHEN :: July 120
WHY :: All roads lead to downtown Hyde Park as the annual Silver Room block party takes place all day Saturday. The Silver Room Block Party celebrates community, cultural diversity, conversation, music, and Summertime Chicago! From the Kid’s Corner to the basketball tournament, film festival, fashion shows and much more, there is something for everyone to groove to. With 3 stages, 11 satellite locations, up & coming artists, a long-standing commitment to bringing people together. You won’t want to miss the 16th Annual Silver Room Block Party! Performances this year have been expanded. This year there’s a…. ROLLER RINK!!!! #thesilverroomblockparty is featuring @therinkchicago a 44yr old Skating Institution Pop-up Rink.
COST :: donations highly suggested| Click here for more info
WHAT :: Taste of WVON
WHERE :: Chicago State University campus | 9500 S. King Drive, Chicago
WHEN :: Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
WHY :: The 9th Annual Taste of WVON featuring MC Late,
COST :: $20-$35 concert tickets | Click here for more info
WHAT :: Night at the Zoo
WHERE :: Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago
WHEN :: Saturday July 20
WHY :: This is a 21+ adults only event. Join thousands of fun-loving people for a “Night At The Zoo!” Guests will enjoy beer & wine while taking in views of the zoo’s amazing animals & gardens. There will be food, beer and wine for purchase, DJ entertainment, games, giveaways & more! Take a break from the bars and do something different; spend a Night at the Zoo with your friends!
COST :: Tickets $35 – $40 | Click here for more info
SUNDAY JULY 21
WHAT :: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO BLOCK PARTY
WHERE :: Ravinia Festival n | 418 Sheridan Rd
WHEN :: Sunday July 21.
WHY :: Block Party is back, and it’s taking over the entire museum for one full day of fun and celebration. Join us as we explore the lives of things through performances, art making, talks, and storytelling. Hurry and get your tickets now—they’re just $10 for Illinois residents through July 20!*. the day’s events—including programs with Sones de México Ensemble, Mucca Pazza, and other Chicago contributors. In the evening, enjoy a special ticketed performance by Jamila Woods.
COST :: $10 GA for Illinois residents are available only through midnight on July 20| Click here for more info
Whatever you do, if you will be outdoors for a long duration of time, remember sunscreen and hydration (water not just alcohol). Have a great weekend!
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