How to have fun in Chicago: July 22-28

The Bean7/22-8/04: Rhythm World

Highlighting the depth and breadth of national and international tap artistry, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world. Showcasing some of the world’s greatest rhythm masters, the 23rd annual festival features performances at the Jazz Showcase and The Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Read More

7/24: Chicago Public Library Foundation Networking Event at Instituto Cervantes

Join the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s Junior Board for an evening of socializing and professional networking amid Xavier Nuez’ photographic exhibit Alleys & Ruins, an exploration of urban decay in America. Enjoy wine and cheese from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Your $15.00 ticket benefits the Chicago Public Library. Get tickets here. Read More

7/24 : Rodrigo y Gabriela Concert

See Rodrigo y Gabriela live July 24 at 7:30pm at The Chicago Theatre! Read More

7/24-28 Afro-Mexican Music with Encuentro de Jaraneros

The Encuentro de Jaraneros includes concerts, workshops, and fandangos which are open to the public. Read More

7/25: Fiesta del Sol

It’s the largest Latino festival in the Midwest! Enjoy a huge lineup of entertainment and music, savor a variety of food including authentic Mexican favorites, browse works and engage with artists in the Arts & Culture Pavilion. Read More

7/25: Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz

Our city’s great jazz tradition returns to Millennium Park Thursday evenings this summer! On July 25 Dee Alexander’s Funkin’ is performing with Acoustic Soul: Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix. Read More

7/26: Chicago French Film Festival

Now in its third year, the Music Box expands to an entire week of the very best in contemporary French cinema, featuring special guests and film presentations. Read More

7/26 Home/Land

Home/Land is the final play in the Goodman’s Latino Theatre Festival 2013. Presented by Albany Park Theater Project teen ensemble, this critically acclaimed original play brings to life true stories of immigrant families who strive to stay together to make a better life. Read More

7/26 7-9PM – “AFRICOBRA: Art & Impact” – Opening Reception

The DuSable Museum celebrates the opening of their newest exhibit, AFRICOBRA: Art and Impact which honors the Chicago artist group, AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists). AfriCOBRA’s founding members, Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, and Gerald Williams, came together in 1968 on the South Side of Chicago and had a lasting impact on peers and subsequent generations of artists, writers, actors, dancers, and musicians. As part of this special evening, you will enjoy guided tours of the exhibition, a light dinner, and also music and dance performances inspired by the legacy of the AfriCOBRA movement.This is a FREE event. For more information, call 773-947-0600 ext. 290.

7/27: Underwear Fest

This event is for supporters of gender equality held on a private reserve outdoors in the heart of Chicago. Read More

7/27 12-6PM: Tomato Blast
This is a massive tomato fight modeled after Spain’s annual La Tomatina Fest. La Tomatina is an annual festival held in the Valencian town of Buñol, located 30 km from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in tomato fights for fun. Read More

7/27 12-6pm Chicago Scene Boat Party

Consistently voted the wettest and wildest event of the summer, this party is not to be missed. Thousands of Chicagoans in over 700 boats show up each year to party with friends and strangers on beautiful Lake Michigan. Read More

7/27: Venetian Night
Venetian Night is named and modeled after the popular boat parades in Venice that happen during Christmas. Boats get ornated with amazing light decoration and parade for the crowd on shore. There is also a display of fireworks during this festivityRead More
7/27-28 Intenso Sabor a Tango at Aguijon Theater

A show full of passion which tugs at the heartstrings through dance, music and the interpretation of beloved songs. Read More

7/28 Chaka Khan in Concert at Millennium Park

See Chaka Khan live July 28 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park! She’ll be celebrating her 40th anniversary in music and 60th birthday! Read More

7/28 Enanitos Verdes Concert

See Enanitos Verdes con nuevo disco Tic Tac, part of the House of Blues’ 20th Anniversary, with special guest Vilma Palma July 28! Read More

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