10 Things to Do this Weekend: July 22-25

(Credit: Chicago Loop Alliance)(Credit: Chicago Loop Alliance)

1. Stroll

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An iconic steet shut down to auto traffic makes way for live music, games, artists and more at Sundays on State. This weeked, expect a fashion show, workout class, caricature artist, face painting and personalized poems among other activities.

Details: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 12 along State Street between Lake and Madison streets. Free / MAP

2. Flock

Milwaukee Avenue is transformed into a mecca of alfresco entertainment as Wicker Park Fest returns with live music, arts and crafts, and food vendors.

Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Milwaukee Avenue from North to Ashland avenues .$10 suggested donation / MAP

3. Laugh

See Shakespeare in a whole new light at “The Bomb-itty of Errors,” an adaptation of the Bard’s “Comedy of Errors” that’s part play, part rap concert. BYO chairs, blankets and refreshments. All attendees must complete a COVID-19 screening.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday outside the Gateway, west of the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 College Parkway, Building F, Palos Hills. Free / MAP

4. Sway

Lose yourself in the music at the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival featuring performances by two local artists – Brazilian percussionist Luiz Ewerling and his band AMADA, and violinist James Sanders and his band Conjunto.

Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Humboldt Park Fieldhouse, 1440 N. Humboldt Boulevard. Free / MAP

5. Personalize

Forget store-bought cards. After taking the Card Making Workshop, you’ll have the skills to design your own. During the two-hour class, you’ll create 10 handmade folded greetings cards using hand-marbled paper, origami paper, stickers, specialty scissors and a punch tool. Masks must be worn at all time, and participants must fill out a waiver form and email it to [email protected] in order to attend.

Details: 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Japanese Culture Center, 1016 W. Belmont Ave. $69 / MAP

(Photo by Charles Deluvio / Unsplash)(Photo by Charles Deluvio / Unsplash)

6. Reveal

Stories about prohibition mobsters and nuns whose bodies turned to stone are among those shared by author and historian Adam Selzer during the The Darker History of Taylor Street Walking Tour. The 1-mile tour takes place rain or shine.

Details: 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hull House, 800 S. Halsted St. $21 / MAP

7. Savor

Local eats, live music, and arts and crafts vendors are on tap for the Taste of Lincoln Avenue. A pair of stages provide entertainment throughout the weekend, with headliners including Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press (Saturday) and 16 Candles (Sunday).

Details: Noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton Parkway and Wrightwood Avenue. $10 suggested donation / MAP

8. Move

Feel the rhythm at AfroSoul Yoga Drum Circle at Mandrake. A drum circle leader begins the event with a brief history on the djembe before leading participants in basic rhythms they can play during the dance-focused yoga session that follows.

Details: 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Mandrake (Henry Brown) Park, 3858 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Free / MAP

9. Hoof it

Get your fitness on and admire street murals at Art Run West Loop. The run will be at a moderate pace to various art pieces, where you’ll complete a short fitness activity led by Train Moment and Pure Barre. After the sweat session, stop by Recess for snacks and an adult beverage. 

Details: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Recess, 838 W. Kinzie St. $35 / MAP

10. Browse

More than 90 artists showcase their wares including paintings, photographs, ceramics and jewelry at the Glencoe Festival of Art. Make room for your newly acquired art by donating your gently used pieces (10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday) to the Chicago Furniture Bank, which assists people leaving shelters and moving into permanent housing.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday in downtown Glencoe, 700 Vernon Ave., Glencoe. Free MAP

(Photo by Laura Stoecker)(Photo by Laura Stoecker)

Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Want to share your upcoming events with us for consideration in a future roundup? Send us an email.

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