Street Fests Overdrive: June 2012 Edition

So you don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend just to stand outside day drinking, binge eating and listening to live music simultaneously??? No problem! There are plenty of killer street fests this summer where you can have fun without breaking the bank.

Check out our picks for must-attend street fests in June!

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Cheap Things To Do This Weekend, June 8-10

We’re sorry, but this weekend = Prometheus weekend. Everything else is secondary. But we’ll be nice and give you some suggestions of what to do with the rest of your free time. Continue reading

Cheap Things To Do This Weekend, June 1-3

Aerial View of Last Year’s Do-Division Festival

Big events are happening all over town, and by the looks of it, it’s a meat-eaters versus vegetarian weekend. Did we mention that street festival season is in full swing? Continue reading

Wes Anderson Inspired Art Show Opening In Pilsen

If you’re like us, then you’ve been patiently awaiting the arrival of Wes Anderson’s new film Moonrise Kingdom for some time now. Celebrate the film’s opening weekend by heading to Gallery 27 in Pilsen for their inaugural art show Futura, featuring works inspired by the films of Mr. Anderson.  Continue reading

Chicago Piano Day

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s annual Keys to the City Festival kicked off today. While there are many exciting things happening throughout this two-week celebration, we are most looking forward to Chicago Piano Day (Sunday, May 27th).

Why? Because it’s free! And David Hyde Pierce will be there! Oh, and also, there are ton of amazing performances and events happening all day long.

But perhaps the best part of Chicago Piano Day is that there is truly something for everyone:

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Free Things To Do This Weekend

“Shots in the Darkroom” – Friday night at The Hyde Park Art Center

The NATO Summit is upon us! Avoid the hassle of downtown this weekend, and enjoy these free activities instead. Continue reading

10 Cheap Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend


Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and if you’re still figuring out how to spend your long weekend, take a look at these inexpensive events happening throughout the city: Continue reading