THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Dog Days of Summer Still Hanging On!

With each passing weekend, we’re inching ever closer to the fall season.  But this weekend, the dog days of summer are still hanging on and so are us Chicagoans!

Returning for its 29th year to the West Loop neighborhood, Taste of Greektown (200 S. Halsted St.) will once again showcase their Hellenic pride by blending Old World traditions with 21st century freshness at this three-day event.  In addition to the tantalizing food and spirits from neighborhood eateries, there will also be plenty of music and entertainment (Greek bands included), artisans, kids’ activities, and a lively gyro eating contest!  It’s a perfect summer event for lovers of Mediterranean culture like myself!!

Rolling back into the Logan Square neighborhood this weekend on Humboldt Blvd. between Armitage & Bloomingdale (the 606 Trail) for its third year, it’s the Logan Square Food Truck Social! There will be over a dozen food trucks offering delicious mobile eats paired with cold beer; plus two stages of entertainment with bigger and badder tunes.  Also showcased at this event are artists, local makers, and retail vendors; plus plenty of shady areas to picnic and enjoy your day!  It’s even a family AND dog friendly social!!

Do you need to shake off some blues?  Then head over to Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont Ave.) in the Lakeview neighborhood for the 7th annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival this weekend.  It’s the largest of its kind in the nation, featuring a melting pot of comedic genres from improv to standup to sketch to musical and more, blending long term veterans with fresh newcomers!

Chicago Dogs vs. St. Paul Saints — catch a game at Impact Field (9850 Balmoral Ave.) in Rosemont this Saturday (7:05 p.m.) before their season ends.  Every day is fan appreciation day providing everyone with a world-class entertainment experience!  Additionally, every Saturday home game offers an amazing fireworks display!!

Are you ready to pawty for a great cause?  If so, grab your furry bff and celebrate For Paws Club’s National Dog Day Extravaganza!  This outdoor event takes place on Sunday (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) at Bucktown Pub (1658 W. Cortland Ave.) in the Bucktown neighborhood.  Since 100% of the proceeds benefit Live Like Roo, there are over $1,200 in awesome prizes when you purchase a raffle ticket or tickets!!

Finally, your Movies in the Parks for this weekend are listed below.

Friday, August 24th:
“Hidden Figures” (8:00 p.m.) – Garfield Park (100 N. Central Park Ave.) – East Garfield Park
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (8:00 p.m.) – Wrightwood Park (2534 N. Greenview Ave.) – Lincoln Park
“The LEGO Batman Movie” (8:15 p.m.) – Cornell Square Park (1809 W. 50th St.) – Back of the Yards
“Coco” (8:15 p.m.) – Kelly Park (2725 W. 41st St.) – Brighton Park

Saturday, August 25th:
“Coco” (8:00 p.m.) – Kosciuszko Park (2732 N. Avers Ave.) – Logan Square
“The Wizard of Oz” (8:00 p.m.) – Oz Park (2021 N. Burling St.) – Lincoln Park
“Cars 3” (8:00 p.m.) – Wolfe Playground Park (3325 E. 108th St.) – East Side
“Black Panther” (8:30 p.m.) – Washtenaw Park (2521 S. Washtenaw Ave.) – South Lawndale

Sunday, August 26th:
“Brave” (8:00 p.m.) – Hoyne Playground Park (3417 S. Hamilton Ave.) – McKinley Park
“Mary Poppins” (8:00 p.m.) – Jonquil Playlot Park (1001 W. Wrightwood Ave.) – Lincoln Park

Are You Tired of Hanging On?