We are now enjoying the last month of the summer, and our mission is to saturate it as much as possible with fun activities. Chicagoans are lucky to have a pretty long summer and warm weather this year. Live it up! Take advantage of everything that August is providing for you here!
With such an incredible summer, we should be outdoors as much as we can. I personally try to take advantage of every available hour despite my super busy schedule. I suggest visiting the closest rooftops, patios and lawns. Recently, I and my editor at The Modum Magazine went to the yacht-designed restaurant Hampton Social on West Hubbard Street in River North. There they have a variety of options for delicious cocktails, huge windows with beautiful street views and live bands on the weekends. You can dine there, have a drink and even have a private party. I have heard a lot of positive reviews from my friends. You can go there even while it’s raining since they have a covered dining area.
Also, it is a great idea to enjoy the music at Ravinia for only $10 while you have a dry red wine with your friends on the lawn. At least this is on my to-do list this month. It would be crazy to miss the opportunity for your soul to rest before the upcoming Chicago winter.
Make a list and write it down, because in October and November there will be many more exciting events for us to visit. It will be the time for fashion shows, sensational premieres and national conventions in Chicago!
I and a few million other Dan Brown’s fans have been waiting for the release of the films Inferno and The Lost Symbol. Even though The Lost Symbol was published earlier than Inferno, the premiere of the movie Inferno is supposed to happen on October 28. Finally, we will get the chance to see Robert Langdon again on screens all over the world. Save the date of this sensation and do not miss the best seats, as it is going to be packed from the very first day! I will see you there!
1. EXPO ART WEEK: Fifth International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art
September 19–25, 2016
Friday, September 23 | 11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday, September 24 | 11:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, September 25 | 11:00am–6:00pm
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, 60611
EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, opens the fall art season each September at historic Navy Pier. Entering its fifth edition in 2016, EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from 140 leading galleries from around the world, and includes EXPOSURE—a section that affords younger galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair.
2. Bryan Adams: Get Up
September 15, 2016, Thursday at 8:00 PM CDT
Location: FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
1300 South Lynn White Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605
It is a great opportunity to witness a live concert with Bryan Adams. The tickets are available on http://concerts.livenation.com/.
Simon Savoy, Piano
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Location: 200 Ravinia Park Rd, Highland Park, IL, 60035
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A Minor
Prokofiev: Selections from Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet
Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in B Minor
Grieg: From Holberg’s Time
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor
4. Logan Square Beer Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2539 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $39.99 (Available on www.ticketweb.com)
The Logan Square Beer Fest returns for a fourth year, offering more than 50 different beers from 20 breweries over two sessions. The annual event offers up cask conditioned and barrel-aged brew, swag giveaways and live music.
5. Northhalsted Halloween Parade
Monday, October 31,2016, at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Belmont Avenue and Halsted Street, Chicago, IL
Drag queens, pets and kids fill the streets of Boystown at the Northalsted Halloween Parade. The annual event attracts a wonderful cross section of humanity sporting ghoulish makeup and fashionable costumes. The parade is open to all, but you’ll need to register if you want to walk in it.
6. DaVinci Machines Exhibion
Present-December 31, 2016
- Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Guided Tour Times:
- Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. 7 p.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Location: Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave,Chicago, IL
Tickets: $15.95 at the location
The exhibit displays hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo’s 500 year old designs brought to life the creations by the brilliant scientist, inventor and artist Leonardo DaVinci as well as his Masterpieces digitally remastered for an up close and personal look at the greatest genius of all time.
7. That’s What She Said! (An Evening with 5 of Chicago’s Funniest Women)
Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Location: Joe’s at 940 W. Weed St., Chicago, IL