Yesterday I told you all about the Redmoon Theater’s “Spectacle 09: Last of My Species The Fearless Songs of Laarna Cortaan” which has one more weekend of performances this weekend (my vote – go see it!). However, if theater and grand visual performance isn’t really your thing, don’t worry because this weekend Chicago is full of fun, fabulous events (plus U2 kicking off their new concert tour here!).
First, in order to fit all of this fun in one weekend, start this weekend with the German Day Festival (which I always thought was the German-American Festival, hmmm…) in Lincoln Square. Nothing says “welcome fall” like German beer, brats, lederhosen, and sweet German tunes. If you get there early enough, you can catch some of the opening ceremonies and folk dancing. One more reason to love this fest – it’s free!
Probably my most favorite festival every year is the Hideout Block Party (we even planned our Chicago visit last year around this fest!) which this year is going retro by returning to a one day festival on Saturday with a singular focus. This Saturday, the Hideout celebrates Bloodshot Records 15th Anniversary with an amazing line up of all-day music from a bunch of my favorites including John Langford and Sally Timms, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Alejandro Escovedo, and the Waco Brothers (and more) – and all for only $10! Don’t miss this one! For more information and the complete line up, just click here.
After two days of festing, conclude your weekend with the Redmoon production or venture over to Logan Square for the Logan Square Historic District House and Garden Walk which begins at 3325 W Wrightwood. From 10AM – 5PM, enjoy a self-guided tour inside some of the historic homes of Logan Square as well as two churches and beautiful gardens – and help raise money for Logan Square Preservation. Tickets are $15 ahead of time or $18 on the day of the walk. You can find out more and order tickets here.
This is just a sampling of the many things you can do around town this weekend. Winter will be here before you know it so get out there and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!
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