Weekend Happenings July 8 -10

Although the long Fourth of July weekend has past, we are still riding this summer time high. This weekend, dance to some live outdoor music, try out a new restaurant, and all you Stranger Things fans out there are in for a special treat. Check out what we got going on over in Lakeview East!

Dine Out on Broadway

It’s already time for another round of Dine Out on Broadway! Broadway street will be closed from Belmont to Wellington all weekend, so your favorite restaurants can extend their patios and provide more outdoor seating. Enjoy live music, giant Jenga and connect four, and all the sun rays during Dine out.

Click here to see whose participating this season.

Back to Back Shows at Wrigley Field

3635 N Clark St

It is a rarity that Wrigley Field hosts two concerts back-to-back, however NOTHING is impossible. Spend your Friday and Saturday at the historic Wrigley Field, jamming out to some of the biggest names in music.

Friday Night Who’s ready to rock? English rock band Def Leppard is coming to town! Joining them is none other than Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Experience a night of classic rock with this iconic lineup. The show beings at 4 pm, and goes till 11 pm. Bring your favorite heavy rock lover and your most fitting band tee, and we will see you there.

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The Cubby Bear is hosting pregame party for the show! Starting at 1:20 pm enjoy Mockstar the 80’s Ultimate Experience, for no cover.

Rizzo’s Bar and Inn is also hosting a pre party! Stop in from noon to 2 pm, and enter for your chance to win FREE tickets to the Def Leppard show!

Saturday Night Is country music more your thing? On Saturday, Zac Brown Band is taking over! Drink some cold beer and enjoy the soothing sounds of one of America’s most beloved country bands. The shindig starts at 7pm! Time to whip that cowboy hat and cowboy boots out from the closet and put them to great use this weekend.

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Health and Wellness Festival

Gallagher Way

3635 N Clark St

This Sunday, you are cordially invited to the Health and Wellness Festival! Join in for a full day of health and wellness classes from bikes and rowers, to dance and meditation and everything in between. The schedule is even bigger this year and the options are endless! This year, each gym/instructor featured at the Festival will have 30 minutes to show you what they’ve got! With shorter classes, you’ll have more energy to try out something new, stretch between harder classes, chill out in the meditation lounge, grab a snack or jump into a field game. After you break a sweat stick around for food and live entertainment! Hosted by STRENGTH IN THE CITY, this foundations mission is bringing the community together through wellness and to take care of the place we call home. This event is taking place from 9 am to 4 pm. Participate in a huge variety of health and wellness classes, Shop local in the Local Farmers Market, and bring the kids as Kids activities and classes will also be available.

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Silent Party

Trace Chicago

3714 N Clark St

Millennium Age is hosting a Silent Party this Saturday night, at Trace in Wrigleyville! “It’s your typical party…with no speakers or amps. Instead, attendees don wireless headphones and turn them to various stations, then boogie on the dance floor amidst other revelers dancing to whatever’s in their headphones. Multiple DJs are competing for your attention during this bash, spinning the hottest hits. If you don’t like a song, simply switch your headphones from one station to the next to keep the party going. Party-goers can turn down the volume of their headphones or take them off whenever they want to chat with others. Since there’s no blaring speakers, it’s way easier to have conversations and meet new people.”

The genre for the evening is Juke Jams and Todays Trap, so you already know it’s going to be a blast. The Silent Party will go from 10 pm to 2 am, and tickets are available here.

AJJ Plays The Metro

The Metro

3730 N Clark St

American folk punk band AJJ is playing The Metro this Saturday. Although the band is from Phoenix, they’ve built quite the Chicago following since forming back in 2004. Front man Sean Bonnette described their latest album Good Luck Everybody (2002) as “Sonically, it’s our least punk record, and lyrically, it’s our most punk record.” See hits from the album live, as well as all the hits you know and love.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $22 in advance, and $26 the day of.

Vaccine cards and IDs will be checked at the door!

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Paradise Brunch & Day Party

SOL

3475 N Clark St

Turn brunch into a full out party. SOL invites you to join them for Sunday brunch, that is anything but ordinary. UP Lifestyle and Events will be Providing the hottest DJ’s bringing Latin vibes along with Hip Hops top 100. For just $30, help yourself to all you can drink mimosas with a two-hour time limit, anytime between 11 am to 4 pm. Guests are also invited to Enjoy a VIP experience downstairs in the Luna lounge. Pre-booked reservations will be enforced, but walk-ins also have the choice of a VIP experience upon arrival. Prefer tequila and salt over champagne and OJ? Margarita pitchers will be available for just $35 a pitcher! Margarita choices include strawberry, mango, passion fruit, kiwi, peach, lychee, coconut, blueberry and guava. Enjoy everything you love about club life and brunch into one.

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2D Stranger Things Experience

2D Restaurant

3155 N Halsted St

We know that Mondays are technically not the weekend, however this event is too cool not to include. Welcome to Hawkins Indiana, where you can expect the unexpected. This Monday, 2D is hosting a Stranger Things experience, where fans can be transported to the Up-Side Down. For this ONE DAY only event, guests are invited to experience the stranger things in life. Make sure you get a ticket in advance to guarantee your spot.

For just $18.11 per person, tickets include one Upside-Down Mild Rooster Sandwich, one Demogorgon lemonade, one friends don’t lie! Eleven Mochi donut, and 90 minute reserve seating. Don’t miss out on the ultimate fan experience.

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Real Good Stuff

Real Good Stuff Co

3135 N Broadway

Looking for some good stuff to help eating clean? How about some real good stuff? Real Good Stuff Co just opened up here in the neighborhood last week, and it is more than worth checking out! Their mission is simple yet important, “We focus on sourcing real good products from farmers we know and trust and make fun, good for you, stuff with it.” Menu items range from salads and sandwiches to chia pudding and breakfast burritos. Finally ready to commit to that juice cleanse you’ve been talking about for years? Well Real Good Stuff has cleanses, with directions and tips on how to complete it successfully. Choose between a one day, three day, or five day cleanse.

Spend some time over at Real Good Stuff Co this weekend, we promise it’ll be worth it!

Dancing Queen, an Abba Salute

Stage 773

1225 W Belmont

Gimmie gimmie gimmie a night full of ABBA! This Saturday night, dance the night away at Stage 773 as WHIM hosts an ABBA Salute, blasting jams all night long. WHIM is a new immersive cocktail experience, providing live performances and an interactive playground created by hundreds of Chicago artists. Enjoy live music and great cocktails with no cover fee.

Starting at 8 pm, come by and live your 70s fantasy. No tickets necessary!