5 Things to Do This Weekend: Chicago Dance Month, Friday Night Flights

A performance from Ayodele Drum and Dance. (Frank Konrath)A performance from Ayodele Drum and Dance. (Frank Konrath)

1. Admire

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Chicago Dance Month returns with more than 60 performances across the city. It all kicks off this weekend with an opening celebration at Navy Pier featuring diverse companies spanning several genres and countries.

Details for the Chicago Dance Month Kickoff Celebration: 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Free / MAP

2. Browse

The 57th Street Art Fair is one of the oldest juried art fairs in the country. You’ll find everything from ceramics and jewelry to paintings and photography — plus live music and a host of kid-friendly activities.

Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on 57th Street between Woodlawn and Kenwood avenues. Free / MAP

Looking for more events? Check out more of the season’s upcoming festivals in our 2023 Chicago Summer Festival Guide.

3. Taste

The 2023 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards are set to take place Monday at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. But before the big show, there’s food-focused events across the city, including pop-ups, happy hours, a roasting tour, panel discussions and a culinary crawl.

Details: Times, locations and prices vary Friday to Sunday

4. Listen

In Chicago Immigrant Stories IV, the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic blends jazz, classical and ethnic folk music to explore the immigrant experience. The show features music from the city’s Brazilian, Japanese, Ukrainian and Indigenous communities.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St. $20-70 / MAP

5. Sample

Chicago Friday Night Flights returns to Gallagher Way this weekend with craft beer from more than 30 local breweries. Admission includes 10 three-ounce pours. There’ll be snacks for purchase from Big Star.

Details: 5-7 p.m. or 8-10 p.m. Friday at Gallagher Way, 3635 N. Clark St. $25-30 / MAP

(Courtesy of Choose Chicago)(Courtesy of Choose Chicago)

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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