Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
The Lakeview festival showcases over 150 juried artists from almost every medium including paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry, ceramics and more. Besides all the art, you can also enjoy live music from a number of Chicago’s talented musicians while sipping on beverages from the beer and wine gardens. Also new this year is the exhibit by Chicago’s Project Onward, which is dedicated to the creative growth of artists with mental and developmental disabilities. Project Onward artists will provide portrait sittings for festival attendees. The festival runs Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. A $5 donation is suggested. Watch a sneak preview of the band Wooden Rings, who will perform at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts this weekend.
Broadway Avenue and Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Lyric Opera of Chicago in Millennium Park
This spectacular free concert features great stars from Lyric's season including Christine Goerke and Brandon Jovanovich, the sensational Lyric Opera chorus in beloved selections including Verdi's "Va Pensiero," and a concert opera performance of the entire fourth act of Carmen, the opera by French composer Georges Bizet. The concert begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday.
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
North Michigan Avenue & East Randolph
Chicago, IL 60606
Festival on Prairie Avenue
The South Loop’s annual festival celebrates history, art and family fun. Some of the festival’s activities include live crafts, Native American drummers and flute players, plus several games for kids with pony rides, face painting and a petting zoo. The festival takes place this Saturday from 12:00 – 6:00 pm. At 2:30 pm, there will be a special commemoration for the 200-year anniversary of the Battle of Fort Dearborn with 1812 Infantry solider reenactors. All activities are included with a $5 donation.
1800 S. Prairie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
German American Festival
Come celebrate all things German at this annual festival, featuring a Von Steuben parade. Traditional interactive cultural programs, music, dancing, and of course great food and beverages will be available at this three-day festival in the city’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. Opening ceremonies take place Friday at 6:00 pm. Saturday features the Von Steuben German Day Parade at 2:00 pm beginning at 4000 N. Lincoln Ave., and on Sunday the German Day Festival starts at noon. The festival is FREE.
North Western Avenue and North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Renegade Craft Fair
Held in Wicker Park, this large scale marketplace showcases the work of contemporary indie-craft artists. The event features interactive workshops, live music, and food and drinks from local vendors. These DIY hands-on craft workshops include: knitting, leather stamping, and ceramic tile painting. Plus swing by the The Vintage Bazaar’s pop-up market for more arts, clothes and jewelry. The craft fair is going on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Admission is FREE.
Division Street in Wicker Park
Chicago, IL 60622