Everyone knows that nothing beats Chicago summers. As things open up, we listed our top 5 things to do this month, including limited-time exhibits, fun summer activities, and the newest the city has to offer.
Rooftop Bar @ the Pendry Hotel
Open Friday – Sunday
Who doesn’t love incredible views of Chicago from a historic building? This July, we recommend for you to experience one of Chicago’s newest rooftops, Chateau Carbide, located on Michigan Ave. between Lake & Wacker.
Chicago has so many great boat cruise options! It’s a fun, relaxing way to enjoy the water and the best Chicago summers have to offer.
Here are a few suggestions:
City Cruises (Navy Pier)
Frida Kahlo Exhibit
Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Running through September 6, 2021
Head north, just outside of Chicago for this immersive exhibit featuring 26 original pieces of one of the most important painters of the 20th century. The work of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is an experience that reflects both the culture of her native Mexico and the contemporary artistic trends of her time.
Running through August 15, 2021
Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Chicago is the first stop on a five-city tour for the official portraits of former president and first lady. Not only do the portraits feature history-making subjects but they were made by groundbreaking artists. Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are the first African Americans to be commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to create official portraits of a president or first lady.
After August 15th, the portraits will travel on to the Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
32 W. Randolph St, Theatre District
Starts July 8, 2021
The joy of live theater performances has been greatly missed during quarantine, and while the rest of Chicago Broadway is getting ready for 2022 performances, Teatro Zinzanni offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy live dinner theater now. This immersive experience features cirque, comedy, cabaret, and live music.
The space can accommodate up to 330, with great options for groups of 10 or more.
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