Tag Archives: Summer Nightlife

5 Things to Do in…Uptown!

From hot jazz and cool cocktails in a Prohibition-era bar to steaming bowls of Pho soup, there’s so much to do in Uptown! Belly up to a bowl of Pho: Uptown’s diverse population includes the largest concentration of East-Asian restaurants outside of Chinatown. The neighborhood’s many Vietnamese restaurants are mostly located on or around Argyle Street [...]

5 Things to Do in…Boystown!

From live theatre to cold cocktails, there’s so much to do in Boystown! – Paint on a smile: You can expect the unexpected when you’re an audience member at the world famous Blue Man Group shows available nightly in Boystown at the Briar Street Theatre. Whether it involves paint poured on drum kits or hilarious [...]

5 Things to Do in…Grant Park!

From Buckingham Fountain to world class festivals and events like Taste of Chicago and Chicago SummerDance, there’s so much to do in and around Grant Park! Grab a Taste of Chicago: If you’re ready to loosen your belt a notch, sample food from 59 restaurants at the annual Taste of Chicago festival held each year in Grant [...]

5 Things to Do in…Rogers Park

From Lake Michigan’s pristine, sandy beaches to award-winning theaters and international dining options, there’s a lot to do in Rogers Park, Chicago’s northernmost neighborhood. Experience the arts and shop for farm-fresh produce on Glenwood Avenue: A few steps west of the ‘L’ at the Morse Avenue Station, is the Glenwood Avenue Arts District. For several cobblestone and mural-lined [...]

10 Things to Do…If You’re Headed to Do Division in Wicker Park This Weekend

Kapra Fleming, artist, poet, and proprietress of the House of Two Urns Bed and Breakfast (1239 N. Greenview Avenue) gave us her guide to Wicker Park, where the free admission Do Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale is going on this weekend, June 4-5. “Of course, the restaurants that line Division Street could provide you with [...]

Memorial Day Recap

Good morning! In case you were out enjoying Chicago’s beautiful summer weather yesterday, here’s a recap of the suggested itineraries, free events, and trip planning tools that we highlighted: Welcome to the Urban Excursions Blog! Top 5 Free and Fun Events This Week, Monday, May 30 – Sunday, June 5 5 Things to Do…If You’re [...]

5 Things to Do if you’re headed to….Downtown Sound in Millennium Park

It’s no secret that Millennium Park is the place to be on Monday nights this summer: the highly anticipated FREE concert series, Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays, has returned to the park, featuring an eclectic mix of music discoveries. This week’s concert features Phosphorescent, fresh from Cochella, and The Campbell Brothers, masters of the steel guitar. [...]