The weekend is upon us, and we have all the music, theater, and summer fun to make it a memorable one! Browse the Weekend Guide and start planning.

Looking for more great things to do? Check out our Events Calendar to stay on top of the latest neighborhood happenings.

“Sounds of Summer” Music Series presents Mike & Joe, a modern rock band widely regarded by its peers and the industry to be one of the best cover bands in the country. The bulk of the setlist includes popular rock from the 90’s through today. 

Thursday August 8
7:00 p.m.
1457 N. Halsted

Join the Chicago History Museum for the city's largest picnic and take a bite out of Chicago history with our full line-up of bands, history, family activities and Vienna Beef hot dogs prepared in various regional and ethnic styles by the city’s top hot dog vendors.

Friday August 9 - Sunday August 11
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Stockton and LaSalle

Wednesday, August 7 - Sunday, August 11
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

Fraudway is a completely improvised Broadway musical. The audience chooses from a board full of already existing musicals. The Act One song list from that musical will act as the song list for our entire musical but with a totally different plot - suggested by the audience!

Thursday, August 8
7:00 p.m.
The iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

Steven Haas is a stand-up comedian, award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and author. Steven's brand of clean comedy is based on his life, covering topics from student loan debt to dating to searching for jobs. 

Sunday August 11
8:00 p.m.
Zanie’s Comedy Club
1548 N. Wells 

Ever wondered what it would be like to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close? Here’s your chance! Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, and cash bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event. 

Thursday, August 8
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Friday, August 9
8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Saturday August 10
11:00 p.m.
Park West
322 W. Armitage

Stop by the bug zoo to interact with live critters, both native and exotic species. Nerd out with our entomologist, and learn how to pin an insect specimen with our museum collections staff. 

Friday August 9
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Canon

Come out for fun and unique crafts that are perfect for your little ones.

Sunday August 11
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Building Blocks Lincoln Park
2071 N Clybourn

Enjoy a storytelling show which features eight ten-minute stories from immigrants and allies from around the world. The show has featured storytellers from China, Nigeria, Ukraine, Poland, Mexico, USA, and more.

Thursday August 8
8:00 p.m.
Steppenwolf Theater
1650 N. Halsted