10 things to do this weekend: July 14-17 | Chicago News

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1. Crowd

Music floods Union Park as dozens of performers go wild at annual meeting Fork Music Festival. Headliners include The National and Parquet Courts (Friday), Mitski and Japanese Breakfast (Saturday) and The Roots and Toro y Moi (Sunday).

Details: Noon-midnight Friday-Sunday at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. General admission for one day $99; $200 general admission three days / MAP


Find more festivals: Guide to summer festivals 2022


2. Listen

Performers, musicians and dancers bring the Bard’s words to life in ShakesFest: A Chicago Shakespeare Community Cabaret. The Musical Revue riffs on Shakespeare’s most familiar lines in unexpected ways.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at West Pullman Park, 401 W. 123rd St. Free (Map); 6:30 p.m. Friday at Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave. Free (Map); 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St. Free (Map)


3. Save money

Go in search of unique finds at Chicago Vintage Garage of 75 sellers, offering home decor, vintage yarn, furniture, jewelry, toys and more.

Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 1800 Maple Ave., Evanston. $6 / MAP


4. Relax

Settle in for an evening of groovy songs at Chicago Latin Jazz Festival. Organizers encourage BYO lawn chairs and picnics at the outdoor festival.

Details: 6-9pm Friday; 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Humboldt Park Fieldhouse, 1440 N. Humboldt Blvd. Free / MAP


5. Pig out

Handmade tortillas filled with pork, steak, chorizo ​​and chili rellenos (slobber) are among the mouth-watering dishes on the menu at Tacos and Tamales Festival. Mariachi music, Latin pop rock, dance performances and local art installations are also featured.

Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 16th and Peoria streets. Suggested donation of $7 / MAP

(Courtesy of Tacos y Tamales Festival)(Courtesy of Tacos y Tamales Festival)

6. Press

Described by organizers as the oldest and most comprehensive tap dance festival, Chicago International American Tap Festival returns with performances from Jumaane Taylor, Ali Bradley and more.

Details: Various dates and locations through July 24, including 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Free/ MAP


7. Trapeze

Colorful winged lemurs, two-headed dogs and rabbit kangaroos are some of the giant exhibits you’ll see on the guided walk. Alebrijes Art Walks. Want to know more before you go? Check “Latin Voice” story about fantastic works of art.

Details: 2-2.45pm Saturday with additional dates through September 24 at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free with paid parking ($5-$10) / MAP


8. Muse

Celebrate the centenary of legendary Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi at “Renata Tebaldi @100” as part of the Chicago Opera Festival. Go behind the scenes of Tebaldi’s life and enjoy musical selections from Verdi, Puccini, Cilea and Giordano.

Details: Various dates and locations through July 24, including 7:30 p.m. Friday at Roosevelt University Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave. $50 / MAP


9. Groove

Move to the rhythm of Mas Flow Reggaeton Festivalwith performances by Zion & Lennox (Friday), Don Omar (Saturday) and Tego Calderon (Sunday) and dozens of other artists.

Details: Noon to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Calumet Park Beach, 9801 S. Ave. G. $100 general admission for one day; $225 general admission three days / MAP


10. Chomp

Local restaurants fire up the grills at Roscoe Village Burger Feast, where they will serve their best patties and compete to be named the best burger. Vote once you’ve had your fill. Live music, arts and crafts, and kids’ activities round it all out.

Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday; 11am-10pm Saturday and Sunday avenues Belmont and Damen. Suggested donation of $10 / MAP

(Courtesy of Special Events Management)(Courtesy of Special Events Management)

Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before heading out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Email us.


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