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WHAT // Moby Dick
WHERE // Lookingglass Theater | 821 N Michigan Ave
WHEN // June 7 thru September 3
WHY // Experience Herman Melville’s classic tale like never before—and way more exciting than high school English class. The Lookingglass Theater invites you to climb aboard the Pequod with Ishmael, Starbuck, and the intrepid crew. Follow this voyage into the darkest reaches of the human psyche with an insatiably driven Captain Ahab at the helm in reckless pursuit of the legendary white whale.
MORE // Tickets start at $35 | More info here




WHAT // Square Roots Festival
WHERE // Lincoln Square | On Lincoln Avenue, between Montrose and Wilson
WHEN // Friday, July 7 5-11pm | Saturday, July 8 12-10pm | Sunday, July 9 12-9pm
WHY // Get ready for this classic neighborhood street fest boasting a vibrant mix of music, local craft beer, tasty bites and more. Put on by The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, expect a weekend full of positive vibes fit for the whole family.
MORE // $10 Suggested Donation | More info here





WHAT // Chinatown Summer Fair
WHERE // Chinatown | 2200 S Wentworth Avenue
WHEN // Sunday, July 16 | 10am-8pm
WHY // Get a dose of culture at Chinatown’s one-day Summer Fair extravaganza. This iconic celebration of Far East culture returns for its 39th festive year. Highlights include the Dragon & Lion Dance Procession, artisans, plenty of great cuisine and more.
MORE // Free | More info here



WHAT // Paradise Blue
WHERE // TimeLine Theatre | 615 W Wellington Avenue
WHEN // Now thru July 23
WHY // We love theatre because of playwrights like Dominique Morisseau. Her latest jazz-infused drama transports you back to Detroit in 1949 to follow a gifted trumpeter and troubled owner of the Paradise jazz nightclub. Dynamic and moody, this story is all about what’s at stake when building a better future.
MORE // Tickets start at $38 | More info here



WHAT // Ginza Holiday Festival
WHERE // Midwest Buddhist Temple | 435 W Menomonee Street
WHEN // Friday, August 11 5:30-9pm | Saturday, August 12 11:30am-8:30pm | Sunday, August 13 11:30am-4:30pm
WHY // Travel to Japan in your own backyard. Taking over Old Town for a weekend, Ginza Holiday Festival features delicious Japanese eats, Taiko drumming, traditional Waza crafts and more cultural fun. Join the Midwest Buddhist Temple in this 60-year-old festival tradition as they share the cultural heritage of Japan. And don’t miss this chance to snack on their famous Chicken Teriyaki!
MORE // $5 Suggested Donation | More info here







WHAT // Randolph Street Market
WHERE // 1340 W Washington Street
WHEN // May 27+28, June 24+25, July 29+30, August 26+27, Sept 23+24|10am-5pm
WHY // Visit Randolph Street Market one weekend every month! Our favorite antique market is finally outdoors with tons of treasures to explore from vendors of vintage, antiques, global goods and local foods. Featuring over 125 vendors, you can’t help but have hours of fun and inspiration at this world-renowned market.
MORE // Tickets $8 advance, $10 at gate | More info here