Things To Do

Take advantage of everything Chicago has to offer with our highlights of events, activities and entertainment in and around the city.

The 30-mile loop runs from the Museum of Science and Industry to West Bryn Mawr Avenue.
Brandi Carlile at Ravinia, the Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park and North Coast Music Fest are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead.
“It’s a wide variety of different genres, from New Age to Afro-Cuban, Latin jazz and a little bit of avant-garde,” said John Foster, the Jazz Institute’s managing director of programs and education initiatives, about this weekend’s Chicago Jazz Festival.
Even while absorbing his dad’s unique sound, tenor saxophonist found his own powerful voice early on.
The move lets more visitors see the show, now expanded with additional pieces buried more than 2,000 years ago in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
A Jonas Brothers concert at Wrigley, a new ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and a Frankie Knuckles festival are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
After playing Lollapalooza and Coachella, Chicago band attempts its own extravaganza at the Salt Shed.
The Chicago Air and Water Show, the Marriott Theatre’s ‘Gypsy’ and a Chance the Rapper show are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
The glossy new stage musical lets you know with its first big number that this is a celebration of the King of Pop.
The Bud Billiken Parade, Pink in concert, Retro on Roscoe and Fan Expo are among the highlights in the week ahead.
The F.O.R.C.E. Live tour, which also features Common, arrives at the United Center on Sunday.
Heyward will make his Ravinia and Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts Wednesday when he leads the ensemble as part of its annual summer residency at the Highland Park venue.
Some of the city’s favorite restaurants will be showcased at this year’s Taste, Sept. 8-10.
Four days of Lollapalooza, Bruce Springsteen shows at Wrigley Field and the return of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ are among the week’s highlights.
The duo are in concert at Ravinia on Thursday.
Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi set to take stage again in second celebration of the beloved film.
Ed Sheeran in concert, “MJ” the musical in previews, the Silver Room Block Party and Fiesta del Sol are among the week’s highlights.
Pitchfork Music Festival will take over Union Park in the West Loop Friday through Sunday. Here’s what you need to know if you plan to go.
Beyonce in concert, Pitchfork music festival and a Taste of Lincoln Avenue are among the cool things to check out in the week ahead in Chicago.
Both local and international musicians to take the stage at event showcasing the indie headliners of tomorrow.
Between powerhouse numbers, the dramatic tension at Northlight Theatre comes from the clashing personalities and musical styles of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her protege Marie Knight.
Some 10,000 sausages, 12,000 pounds of ribs, 18,000 pounds of brisket and 12,000 pounds of pulled pork will be served up at the four-day fest in Chicago.