Hey South Siders! Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events focused in the South Side, the Southwest Side, the Far Southwest Side, and the Far Southeast Side of Chicago. By the way, if you have any events you would like us to promote for you please email me at least 1 week in advance at [email protected]!
Complete List Of City Of Chicago Farmer’s Markets – Check link for days, times, and details.
Friday July 26th
Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins – First Pitch 7:10pm – Country Music Night and Post Game Fireworks.
Wakandacon – Friday July 26th – Sunday July 28th. Wakandacon is a 3-day Afro-Futuristic celebration for comic nerds, pop culture buffs, big thinkers, techies, creatives, storytellers, gamers, science geeks, dreamers, makers, movers, shakers and anyone contributing to the culture!
Wicker Park Fest – Friday the 26th – Sunday the 28th. Four main stages, three days, one Fest: to present the best in music, food, arts, kids entertainment, and shopping to our fair city. This is Wicker Park Fest.
Newberry Book Fair – Thursday the 25th – Sunday the 28th. The Newberry Book Fair, Chicago’s favorite used book binge, is held every year the last weekend of July. Browse through more than 135,000 books in 70 categories, many of which are priced at $3 or under.
Movies In The Parks at Oakdale – From 8:15pm – 10:49pm – BLACK PANTER – PG13 – T’Challa, the King of Wakanda (Chadwick Boseman), rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider (Michael B. Jordan) who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.
Saturday July 27th
Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins – First Pitch 6:10pm – Marvel Super Hero Night and White Sox Spider Man Bobblehead.
Chicago Fire vs DC United – Kickoff 7:00pm
Chicago Margarita Festival – Saturday July 27th – Sunday July 28th. Chicago Margarita Festival returns for another summer of lounging and sipping margaritas to Latin and Island sounds.
Bantu Fest – Saturday July 27th – Sunday July 28th. Come Enjoy Food from Over 30 Different Countries, Arts, Music, Vendors, DJs, Live Performances, Dance, Children Village, Tribute to Music Legends, some International Guest Artists from Around the World.
Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Saturday July 27th – Sunday July 28th. The Taste of Lincoln Avenue is Wrightwood’s annual fundraiser. The Taste began in 1984, as a way to help fund the WNA organization, and to provide financial support for our local schools and organizations through grants.
Evolution of African Dance – From 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Join us for this FREE event and Explore the evolution for African Dance with an evening full of entertainment by talented local performers at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.
Summer Nights Lake Front Dinner Party – From 7:00pm – 10:00pm. I’m back, bringing my eclectic dinner parties to the lake for the second time. Come and celebrate the summer nights with some dope food and music. All you need to bring is yourself and positive energy. This is a BYOB event. We will be celebrating Love, Life and Happiness enjoying our city during the summer season.
Windy City Soul Club @ The Empty Bottle – From 8:30pm. Empty Bottle is bidding farewell to its WINDY CITY SOUL CLUB residency, and we’re gonna send ’em off in style with the help of Motor City Soul Club!
South Loop Beer & Cider Fest – From 4:00pm – 7:30pm. The South Loop Beer & Cider Fest will consist of one afternoon session from 4:00pm – 7:30pm (3pm entry for VIP Guests). It will offer an impressive array (over 100+) of beer and hard ciders from Illinois and beyond. In addition to the sampling of craft beers, attendees can purchase food and enjoy live music and craft beer-centric activities.
Movies In The Parks at Big Marsh – From 8:15pm – 10:18pm – CAPTAIN MARVEL – PG13 – Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Sunday July 28th
Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins – First Pitch 1:10pm – Coca Cola Family Sunday.
Monday July 29th
Movies In The Park at Harold Washington – From 8:15pm – 9:44pm – LEAP! – PG – An orphan girl (voice of Elle Fanning) dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
Tuesday July 30th
Chicago White Sox vs New York Mets – First Pitch 7:10pm.
Movies In The Park at Fuller – From 8:15pm – 10:12pm – SPIDER MAN – INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE – PG – Teen Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) becomes the Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Wednesday July 31st
Chicago White Sox vs New York Mets – First Pitch 7:10pm – $1 Hot Dog Wednesday.
Movies In The Park At Union – From 8:15pm – 10:13pm – THE INCREDIBLES 2 – PG – The Incredibles family takes on a new mission, which includes a change in family roles: Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Holly Hunter) goes out to save the world.
Thursday August 1st
Chicago White Sox vs New York Mets – First Pitch 1:10pm – Free T-Shirt Thursday.
Movies In The Park At Archer – From 8:30pm – 10:24pm – BUMBLEBEE – PG13 – On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.