It’s the last week of July, and the first weekend of August, and there is a lot going on in Chicago! Great music is hitting Chi-Town via the Lollapolooza music festival, and concerts all over the city. There are tons of things to do in Chicago this week, so get out of the house, enjoy the warm weather while it’s still around. There are tons of fun things to do in Chicago this August, so start the month off right this week!
Find all the upcoming Chicago events to plan a night out, weekend or summer vacation to Chicago! August is the last chance to get in a summer vacation, and there’s still lots of fun to be had!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
8pm: Tony Luca at City Winery
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
6pm: Mon Ami Gabi (260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-472-1900) is serving a seasonal, five-course Picnic in Paris-themed dinner for $60.
7pm: Image Dragons at Metro Smart Bar
7:30pm: TImeflies at Vic Theatre
7:30pm: World Party at Park West
8pm: Lollapolooza Aftershow at House Of Blues: Thievery Corporation
9pm: The Smith Westerns at Lincoln Hall
Thursday, August 1, 2013
11am: 7th annual COUNTRY Chef Challenge at the Daley Plaza Farmers’ Market (Washington and Dearborn streets)
An Iron Chef–style competition where local chefs get an hour to shop the market and prepare a dish from the fresh ingredients they find. Competing chefs include Thai Dang (Embeya), Jared Van Camp (Old Town Social, Nellcôte), and Beverly Kim Clark (Top Chef finalist). This event is free and open to the public.
7:30pm: Adam Ant at Congress Theatre
7:05pm: Chicago Cubs vs. LA Dodgers at Wrigley
7:30pm: The Australian BeeGees at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
8pm: James McCartney at City Winery
9pm: Lollapalooza Aftershow: Lana Del Rey at House of Blues
9pm: Wild nothing at Empty Bottle
9pm: Hot Chip at Vic Theatre
9pm: Atlas Genius at Schubas
10pm: The Stevens Family at The Comedysportz Theatre
Friday, August 2, 2013
A Grant Park Chicago tradition since 2005, the Lollapalooza Music Festival Chicago is one of the top annual U.S. concerts each year. Attracting the hottest music acts from the worlds of rock, pop, punk music and more, Lollapalooza Music Festival Chicago combines great music with a fun atmosphere that makes for one of the best annual music festivals around.
Lollapalooza: Nine Inch Nails & The Killers
Lollapalooza Aftershow: SBTRKT & Disclosure at The MID
5pm: School of Rock All-Stars at the House Of Blues
7pm: Martha Redbone at City Winery
10pm: Heartless Bastards & Houndmouth at City Winery
10:30pm: Flux Pavilion at Aragon Ballroom
11pm: Local Natives at the House Of Blues
11pm: Eric Church & Frontier Ruckus at Metro Smart Bar
11pm: Foals at Park West
11pm: Little Green Cars at Schubas
11:59pm: Talk Hard at The Comedysportz Theatre
Saturday, August 3, 2013
August 3 – Bears Family Fest at Soldier Field
Visit the stadium and watch the Bears practice under the lights at Soldier Field.
August 3 & 4 – Edge Fest in Edgewater
August 3 & 4 – Wrigleyville Summerfest in Lakeview
Lollapalooza: Eric Church & The Postal Service at Hutchinson Field Grant Park
Official Lollapalooza Aftershow: Dada Life at The MID
Official Lollapalooza Aftershow: Haim at Lincoln Hall
7pm: Mindless Behavior at Arie Crown Theater
8pm: Hunk-O-Mania Chicago – one of the most popular male revues in the city – perfect for a girl’s night out, birthday parties and bachelorette parties in Chicago!
8pm: Dickey Betts and Great Southern at City Winery
10pm: Diiv at Empty Bottle
10:30pm: Kendrick Lamar at Aragon Ballroom
11pm: Frightened Rabbit at Park West
11pm: Ghost B.C. at Double Door
11pm: Two Door Cinema Club at the House Of Blues
11pm: Matt And Kim at the Vic Theatre
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Lollapalooza: The Cure & Vampire Weekend at Hutchinson Field Grant Park
Official Lollapalooza Aftershow: Diplo at The MID
Lollapalooza Aftershow: Ellie Goulding at Studio Paris
12:30pm: House of Blues Gospel Brunch at House Of Blues
7pm: Technicians of Distortion Tour: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals at the House Of Blues
7pm: Tim Barry at Metro Smart Bar
7pm: Dual Duel at The Comedysportz Theatre
8:30pm: Criminal Mischief at The Comedysportz Theatre
10pm: The Postal Service at Metro Smart Bar
10pm: Wavves at Empty Bottle
In addition to all of these events this weekend, there are still lots of Chicago attractions with special events and summer savings! Spend a day, weekend or longer and enjoy all the best things to do in Chicago!