Summer Culture Guide
Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and EDM bands. Headliners this year include: Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Muse and Arcade Fire.
Battle of the Burger
Time Out Chicago named the top 50 burgers in Chicago and you voted for your favorites to go bun to bun. Now it’s time to crown the champ at the Battle of the Burger presented by Guinness Blonde. Get your tickets and eat your way through some of Chicago’s very best patties before casting your vote and naming the winner.
Newberry Library Book Fair
More than 200,000 used books will be up for sale at this popular book bonanza. Prices are low, and the selection is vast, including cookbooks, music, fiction, art books, children's literature, collectibles and much more.
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street
Millennium Park Film Series
Grab a seat in the pavilion or bring a picnic for the Great Lawn and enjoy the free outdoor movies at Chicago's architectural gem, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph
Tour de Fat
For the very first time, New Belgium Brewery moves its signature celebration of bikes and beer to Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. With the expanded venue comes an even bigger headliner: hip-hop outfit and Tonight Show house band the Roots. You can also expect to see an eclectic mix of circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians and comedians roaming through the beer-soaked festivities.
Takashi Murakami @ the MCA
Chances are, your exposure to Takashi Murakami's work is limited to his larger than life cartoons, that one Kanye West album cover and the artist’s endless supply of colorful merchandise. So when you step inside "The Octopus Eats its Own Leg" exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, you might think you’ve taken a wrong turn. That’s the point. The evolutionary exhibit explores where Murakami has been (never-before-seen paintings from the '80s) and where he’s going (sprawling multi-panel works created exclusively for the exhibit).
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue