Chicago Living

Three Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

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Whether you’re sad Lollapalooza is over or glad you have your city back from 300,000 crazed fans, you’ll be in need of something to do this weekend. Here is our list of interesting things to do in Chicago this weekend:

Edison Park Fest
When: Fri., Aug. 15, 5 p.m. – Aug. 17
Where: 6730 N Olmsted Ave.
Cost: $5 donation
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Edison Park’s neighborhood festival has something for everyone, with food and beverages from local vendors, live music, family parade (on Saturday), dog show (on Sunday), bag toss tournament (Sunday), entertainment for children, business expo, and craft fair.

Chicago’s Original Brewery Tour
When: Saturdays through September
Where: 737 W. Randolph St
Cost: $25-$58
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Take a tour of three Chicago breweries with the Chicago Brew Bus. Tickets include beer at each stop. Guests can order food, drink more beer, or take a tour at each location. The tour visits three of the following breweries: Moonshine Brewery, Haymarket Brewery, Goose Island Brewery, Atlas Brewing Co. and Revolution Brewery.

Science Storms
When: All Weekend
Where: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Cost: Free with general admission ($9-$15)
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The exhibits reveals the science behind seven natural phenomena—lightning, fire, tornados, avalanches, tsunamis, sunlight, and atoms in motion through more than 50 amazing experiments. Called “a perfect storm of physics, chemistry and curiosity”.


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