Through August 25th from 5pm to 11pm, celebrate Italy on Taylor street between Ashland and Racine. Suggested donation is $5 a person, children under 12 are free. Enjoy live Italian music, the so tasty Italian food, and various Italian merchandise from local vendors.
Join Chicago at the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival until September 2nd. Fashion activities include fashion shows, culinary, celebrity appearances, store events, special offers, and more.
Sip a cocktail at the Wit rooftop lounge and watch a movie almost every Monday in presentation of Chicago's International Film Festival and Stella Artois. Movies are viewed from 10pm to 11:45pm every Monday excluding, August 26th, September 2nd, September 16th, September 23rd, September 30th, October 14th, October 21st and 28th. The event is free with RSVP.
Come out and show your support for the opening of Duet Dance Studio with salsa dance class, showcase of local dance artists, and open dancing. The event is August 24th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at 2515 West North Avenue in Chicago. Admission is $8.
Come to Frontier as they celebrate National Oyster Day with various oyster specials through August 25th. The week concludes with Seven Seas Charity Feast and the cost is $55 a person, between 1pm and 7pm.
Love to travel? Then, head on out to Brazil at Logan Square's Brazil Fest and taste some amazing food, listen to and dance to samba, and enjoy the days from August 23rd to 25th from 5pm to 10pm.
The Chicago band will play at Ravinia on August 24th and 25th at 7pm. Listen to "I've been searching for so long", "Will you still love me" and more classics.
Taste some baklava, tsatsiki, spanakopita, and more at Taste of Greektown August 24th from noon to 11pm.
Take the beauty of flowers at the American Flower Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden from August 26th to 30th.
Last day to enjoy this summer's summerdance will be at Humboldt Park Boat House with Angel d'Cuba on August 28th between 6pm to 9pm. Dance to mambo and cha-cha.
Taste of Polonia at Copernicus Center on August 30th to September 2nd will feature Polish dancing and food.
SummerDance at Grant Park goes until September 15th. August 23rd--Steppin'; August 24th and 25th--Jitterbug; August 29th--Square, Waltz, Polka; August 30th--Line dancing; August 31st--Salsa and Rumba.Thursday - Saturday: 6 - 9:30 p.m. and Sunday: 4 - 7 p.m.
For those of you who have tickets to NCMF at Union Park next weekend, August 30th to September 1st from 2pm to 10pm enjoy every bit. Those that do not have tickets, I am sure you can still hear the music even outside of the gates since tickets are sold out.
Take a little road trip to Galena and enjoy the Food and Wine Festival on September 6th from 7pm to 10pm for $50 a person.
Naperville is celebrating on August 23rd and 24th at CityGate Centre with a Wine Festival. August 23rd from 4pm to 10pm and August 24th from 2pm to 8pm. Admission is $35 at the door or $29 in advance. Designated drivers fee is $30.