4 Ways to Meet People in Chicago without Dating Apps

Dating apps can be difficult work to upkeep, and sometimes can lead to shallow relationships. If you’re looking for something more than a hookup, or something deeper in general, going off of dating apps may lead to a fruitful relationship. There are plenty of opportunities to meet singles in Chicago without dating apps. Check out these four ideas!

Get sporty and join the Chicago Triathlon Club. 

This is a fun experience to not only swim, run, and bike, but also meet a ton of new singles in your area. The club also hosts monthly meetings and social events to get to know each other. There are plenty of group workout opportunities, too, such as sunrise swims and group biking.

Volunteer for PAWS Chicago!

Get involved with the community and volunteer for one of the biggest organizations in the city. You’ll find a lot of animal-lover singles here, and of course, the cutest animals. Not only is this a fulfilling experience, but you’ll also meet people who love giving back to the community, and the most adorable dogs and cats who are looking to be adopted.

Take a Cooking Class at The Chopping Block.

The Chopping Block is a great community of food lovers looking to grow their cooking skills. They also have special date nights, so if you find someone in one of your classes, you can take them out on another night of cooking together. Feel free to also bring a friend so you can go on a double date later on.

Visit one of the best singles bars in town - The Berkshire Room.

If you’re looking for a more casual place to meet someone, The Berkshire Room is the place to be. Head to this bar for a night out with some of your single friends; they have some of the best craft cocktails in the city. The bar also hosts whiskey and mixology classes if you want to get into the bartending space at all.

Finding people in real life in 2022 without the use of social media or dating apps can be a hard task, but getting out in the community and putting yourself out there can be the easiest way to meet people. There’s something in Chicago for everyone, so do your research and give IRL dating a go.


Couple Holiday Date Ideas

Cue the Cheesy Hallmark Rom-coms! It's the holiday season already and that means some super festive date night activities! Whether you’re in a relationship or are single and looking to dating apps or friend-finding apps like Couplr*, there is definitely the perfect holiday date idea out there for you. How do you find the perfect activity? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These activities are guaranteed to bring some extra holiday joy!

Fun Holiday Date Ideas (By City)

We’ve broken some of these amazing date ideas down for you city by city -- Do you see a city close to you below?

Chicago: 

  • Christkindlmarket

    Walk through this amazing German style traditional market this holiday season. Here, you and your date can enjoy local and international foods, live entertainment, merchandise, and so many more memorable activities! This is a perfect spot to end a perfect outdoor date night.

  • Zoolights

    This year's zoolights are bigger and brighter than ever! They will feature hundreds of luminous LED displays and seasonal experiences, all under the glow of millions of lights. Stroll through Lincoln Park to see these beautiful lights with your loved ones. We promise you it's a sight you don’t want to miss!

  • Ice Skating at Millenium Park

    What’s more romantic than ice skating in close proximity with your better half? We’re picturing a romantic scene straight out of a hallmark movie - do you see it? Sure you might look a bit like fools at first but at least you can romantically look like fools together. What better place to look like fools together than at the McCormick Tribune. Skating is free and skate rentals are available for $13 and up!

  • Frosty’s Bar

    This crowd favorite pop-up bar is back and better than ever! This is the perfect date spot to let loose. From sensational seasonal cocktails, to interactive photo experiences, all the way to some amazing live music and entertainment, your date is sure to be a blast!

New York :

  • Ice Skating  

    As cliche as it may sound to romantically ice skate the night away at the Rockefeller Center, we know how crowded and unpleasant this can get around this time of year. This shouldn’t stop you from living out your romantic movie scene! Consider venturing out and finding other rinks like the Wollman and Lasker Rinks which reside in Central Park. These areas tend to be less busy and allow space for more romantic gestures. 

  • Union Square Holiday Market

    With over 160 vendors coming in, it's making this year's Holiday Market one of the best! Shop everything local and hand crafted at this year's market located at the heart of NYC, Union Square Park. Maybe you can pick out a memorable gift for your significant other while you’re at it!

  • Edge Holiday Lights

    There’s something surreal about seeing a city from a birds eye view. Not sure if it’s the altitude, but being nearly 1,200 feet above ground brings out a form of romance you didn’t even know existed. Believe us, this romantic gesture will be the most memorable one yet. While you’re up there, they are also offering “Cocoa in the Clouds & Edge Nog” - how cute does that sound! What are you waiting for, it’s time to book those tickets!

Los Angeles: 

  • Grinchmas

    Who said Grinchmas was just for kids? In fact, we think the grinch relates best to us adults - don’t you think? What better way to break the ice on a date than over some humorous Grinch roasts and a laugh to remember. Catch the tree lighting ceremony and a performance by the Who-ville Who’s while you’re there!

  • Yuletide Cinemaland

    Ah the classic, an outdoor movie date. The perfect time to debate your favorite holiday movie, snuggle up, and enjoy an evening of Christmas magic. Check out their schedule to see what movies are playing!

  • Holiday Lights

    Lightscapes is one of the most popular holiday attractions in the LA area, and they definitely live up to the hype. The internationally acclaimed dance of light, art and music transforms The Arboretum into an illuminated night experience that everyone is bound to love! This self-guided walking event is the perfect way to have a wonderful chat with your date while taking in some breathtaking sights. 

Indoor Holiday Date Ideas

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about our homebodies out there. Trust us, we know how exhausting all these outdoor holiday date activities can get. Why not bring some of that holiday spirit to the comfort of your own home… and while in some cozy pajamas! Here are some indoor holiday date ideas for you and your loved one:

  • Gingerbread House Competition 

    Is it really Christmas if you don’t bust out those gingerbread engineering skills? Plus, friendly competition brings people that much closer to each other. Remember to stock up on those ingredients, and if you’re feeling funky, give the competition a theme!

  • Make DIY Ornaments  Making your own ornaments with special meaning has another level of importance. Sure, fancy ornaments passed down from generation to generation look great, but why not add a touch of your own history! You and you S/O are bound to have a relaxing and pleasant evening while making these.
  • Decorate - Holidays are the time to glam up your home. Whether that be for Christmas, the New Year, or both. Even if you’re not inviting anyone over this year, you and your S/O will have a ball decorating a common space. Not to mention, the decor might even help the seasonal depression.

FAQ

What do couples do on a holiday date?

Very commonly, couples go ice skating for a holiday date. They also can find themselves at a light show or sipping some hot chocolate and watching a movie together. 

What are some Christmas movie date night ideas?

Movie dates are all about setting the mood. Get the ambiance right and it will be the most seamless date night of your life! Get some blankets, snacks, lights, and pick out a classic Christmas movie like “White Christmas” or “It’s a Wonderful Life” and you’ll be all set to go.

What do you do on a Christmas date?

Adventure through some beautiful Christmas lights, donate to a good cause, host an in-house picnic, go ice skating - the possibilities are endless!

What activities do people do on New Years?

Many couples either attend or host a new years party. Due to the pandemic, this has become less common but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Spend time with those you’re thankful for and cook a meal together, play board games, and share memories from the past year. 

Conclusion

Couple holiday date activities are truly endless. From outdoor activities like ice-skating and market exploring, to indoor activities like a movie night, and everything in between, these activities should last you a while. This season, spend some time with everyone you love and cherish all the memories you make together. From our entire team here at Couplr, we hope you have a safe and prosperous Christmas and New Years.

 


November 2021: Explore Theater in Chicago this Fall

November starts bringing a chill to the Chicago area, making us all anticipate cooler-weather activities such as warm apple ciders, snuggling up under fleece blankets, and preparation for the upcoming holidays. While the weather is starting to get quite cold, it is one of the best times to plan to go see events. Often the most common Chicago attractions are less crowded, and many of the indoor events are a great warm escape from the chilly weather. From theater and art events to fall and winter-related activities, there is so much to do in Chicago in November!

Explore the Theater Scene

Court Theatre

As the cooler months are approaching, theater and the arts scene in Chicago are continuing to ramp back up! From the classics to more modern pieces, there is plenty of arts and culture to explore regardless of your preference.

From October 8th to November 21st, Court Theatre will be running The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. A Shakespearean tragedy, this piece is co-directed by Charles Newell and Gavrielle Randle-Bent and places the audience either onstage or in the banks of the auditorium to create an immersive, engaging experience. 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Looking for something with a modern twist? The Chicago Shakespeare Theater adapted the classic Shakespearean piece As You Like It to fit a ‘60s theme, setting the story to over 20 musical numbers set to classic Beatles music. They describe the play as an “exuberant celebration of love and connection. Catch this show before it leaves the stage on November 21st.

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf is re-hosting Bug from November 11th to December 12, a story about unexpected love, anxiety, drugs, paranoia, big government conspiracies, and yes – bugs. If you are looking for a complex, skin-crawling play that will certainly leave you surprised, this is an amazing event for you. Appropriate only for adult audiences. 

Cirque du Soleil

Another event to keep an eye on is ‘Twas the Night Before by Cirque du Soleil at the Chicago theater playing from November 26th through December 2nd. An acrobatic twist to the classic story, the show talks about the importance of friendship, sharing, and love. If you are looking to celebrate the holiday season through the amazing feats of this company, grab some tickets! 

Other Events this October: 

National Museum of Mexican Art

Looking for some elevated live music? The National Museum of Mexican Art is hosting the Día de los Muertos: Love Never Dies Ball with culinary samples, drinks, live music, and dance. The attire theme is Creative Cocktail, and the even will be happening on November 6th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM!

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

If you want a creative, seasonally-appropriate way to get some exercise in, check out the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k! The event starts in Grant Park (301 S Columbus Dr.), and ends with a mug of fondue, dippables, and hot chocolate of course! Learn more on the event’s page here. (November 7th, 7:00 AM)

Stay safe this November! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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Gardens & Street Art: October Order of Events 2021

October is the perfect time to visit Chicago! It is a temperate climate with beautiful foliage. Often, even the most iconic of attractions are a bit less crowded. It is recommended to come well prepared as the weather can switch on a dime. Every day could be a new season. Sometimes, a fall morning, a summer afternoon, and a wintery evening allows all of them in just a day! It is the perfect time to gather outside or see outdoor exhibits. There are also plenty of fun events in the area! From festivals and architecture cruises to gardens and street art, take a look at what is happening in Chicago this October!

Spend Some Time Outdoors

Because of the generally gorgeous weather, it can be a wonderful time to stroll around Chicago. Classics like Millennium Park and the Chicago Riverwalk will be less packed and great places to see the autumn colors. Places like the Morton Arboretum, which boasts 4,000 different types of trees, or the Chicago Botanical Garden with its 385 acres of immaculately landscaped parks, are amazing places to take in the fall splendor. At the time of writing, the Arboretum requires visitors to reserve their spot ahead of time on their website.

If you do find yourself wandering the streets enjoying yourself and the views, keep your eyes open for Chicago’s famous street murals.

And check out the Banksy Exhibit running through October. It is the largest touring collection of Banksy’s works in the world.

Explore Local Architecture

The Banksy Exhibit is just a couple blocks from the Chicago Architectural Museum. Besides being a great place to visit on its own, for two days (October 16-17), the museum allows the public access to a great deal of architecturally significant buildings and spaces that are generally closed off from the public.

If architecture is your thing, you can follow up with a trip to the museum via the Chicago Architecture River Cruise. These cruises are narrated by the architecture center’s own guides and are open as long as the river isn’t frozen. These cruises as a must as there is no better way to get such a widespread glimpse of the city. Additionally, they are often much more pleasant in October due to smaller crowds and pleasant temps.

On top of those listed above, there are a great many other events happening as well.

Other Events this October: 

  • Looking to celebrate? Join two of the biggest and longest running Pride events in the nation in the home of the first recognized LGBTQ community at Chicago Pride Fest and Parade (October 1-3, 2021).

  • Celebrating is generally better with some imbibements. Chicago Wine Fest (October 2, 2021) features night and day servings of rare varietals and stellar musicians to keep the party going.

 

Whether it’s gardens & street art, music festivals & architecture, or beer & wine — for whichever part of October you find yourself in Chicago, The Windy City always has something to catch your sail.

 

Stay safe this October! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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Tropical Tiki Bars: Chicago's Most Popular

Does the chilly Chicago weather have you wishing that you were somewhere a bit more tropical? While a faraway vacation may not be possible immediately, you can always find some refuge in one of the many tropical tiki bars within Chicago! Tiki bars are retro-Polynesian-inspired themed drinking locations that often focus on rum-heavy drinks. Luckily, Chicago has a collection of very high quality tiki bars for you to visit on chilly nights! Here are two of them:

Lost Lake

Lost Lake is a self-described “tropical oasis-meets flotsam strewn island hut” that you can find in the Logan Square neighborhood. This establishment has won a plethora of accolades, including Time Out Chicago’s Bar of the Year, one of Esquire’s Best Bars in America, and Imbibe’s Cocktail Bar of the Year. Additionally, it has been a three-time James Beard Foundation Outstanding Bar Program semifinalist among other awards.

If that impressive list isn’t enough to convince you, maybe their impressive cocktail menu will. It includes rum and fruit juice heavy cocktails but has other options for the more tequila and whiskey inclined. Their menu also contains non-alcoholic craft drinks, as well as large tiki drinks for sharing in a group. Their food menu is impressive, including a fun array including a tofu banh mi and a general ‘tso boy. They also have the availability to host private events in their special stranger in paradise bar, where they often explore more non-traditional cocktails.

Three Dots and a Dash

Three Dots and a Dash is a clever name that references one of the classic tiki drinks from the 1940s. …_ is the morse code for V, a symbol for victory during World War 2. This bar is located in River North and received one of the World’s 50 Best Bars awards by Drinks International. The cocktails at this bar consist of classic and modern tiki cocktails. The menu also includes some extravagant group cocktails, as well as a list of reserve cocktails made with top-shelf liquor. Their food includes Hawaiian-inspired baby back ribs and tuna poke. The Bamboo Room is a unique experience only open during events, pop-ups, and private reservations. There they host exclusive guided experiences that sometimes include guest bartenders and interactive rum tastings.

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Chicago’s Adler After Dark: Geek Out Together!

The Astronomy in Culture Exhibit

The Adler Planetarium hosts a popular 21+ event once a month that transforms the museum into a prime adult entertainment hotspot: Adler After Dark. You can peruse the museum itself in the company of other couples rather than the children usually occupying the space. If you have never been to the planetarium, they have a large variety of exhibits that are all expertly designed. The Astronomy in Culture exhibit takes you through the history of astronomy. It also teaches you about old tools like the astrolabe and how people used them before navigational technology existed. 

Chicago’s Night Sky

Another popular exhibit is Chicago’s Night Sky. It focuses on the problem of light pollution and how we can change our design philosophies to lessen the problem. This area includes the Historic Atwood Sphere which lets you see what the night sky would have looked like in 1913 without any light pollution. The Atwood Sphere is also the oldest planetarium on exhibit and recently got refurbished. Other popular attractions at the Adler Planetarium include the Clark Family Welcome Gallery, the Community Design Labs, and the Doane Observatory. You also have access to unlimited sky shows in one of their state-of-the-art theaters.

Live Events

The Adler Planetarium hosts live entertainment, lectures, and special guests depending on the theme of the month. They also provide themed alcoholic beverages, as well as food from their cafe. The food isn’t your usual basic fare. They often have an impressive menu including a hotbar stew, soup, and daily specials that range from turkey and goat cheese wraps to astro burgers. The price of these tickets are $25.00 per adult, but if you happen to be a member they are only $12.50.

You can check out more live events in the Chicago area here.

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Chicago food tours: Take your pals on an acclaimed food tour

Chicago is well known for its extensive range of cuisine. While there are many well known stops, a lot of the best eateries are hidden away and hard to find without guidance. Taking one of the many famous food tours around the Chicago area can help you discover new favorites that you will keep coming back to! Who doesn’t love sharing the experience of good food?!

Chicago Food Planet Tours

Chicago Food Planet Tours are critically acclaimed by sources like USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, and Bon Appetit. They have a range of different tours for you to choose from that include everything from tours of the West Loop to a Chinatown tour. These tours range anywhere from $50 per adult to $75 per adult, and take anywhere from about 2-3 hours. These are pretty extensive tours, with some of them taking you to 5 different locations! 

Bobby’s Bike Hike

Are you and your double date looking for a bit more activity in your day? Bobby’s Bike Hike provides food tours both in a walking format and a biking format. One of their better known options is the Bikes, Bites & Brews tours that they provide, which are 4 hour 12-13 mile trips! Thier walking tours are often within the 1-1.5 mile range, which makes them accessible to any level of physical fitness. The prices of these tours vary from $48.75 per adult to $69.75 per adult. They also offer private tours, if that is more your style. 

Rebecca Wheeler’s Tours

If you and your double date are looking for something led by a specialist, Rebecca Wheeler’s tours are exquisite. Rebecca Wheeler is a traveler and a cooking instructor. She can lead you through Chicago’s neighborhoods and share her deep knowledge into the culture and history of the food and locations that you visit. All of these tours are private, which makes them much more intimate than a large group tour. Currently Rebecca offers tours of Argyle (Southeast Asian cuisine), Chinatown (Chinese cuisine), and Devon (Indian and Pakistani cuisine). For 4 adults, the price per adult would be $93.75, but this price lowers for every adult you bring with you! 

 

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Music Festivals & Architecture: Check Out Chicago this September!

As the weather starts to cool down, new events are coming to the Chicago area! Live music festivals in local parks, house music showcases, and architecture exhibits allow for plenty of ways to find fun in the city. As such, many of these events are taking place in safe, considerate spaces that have your health in mind. Many of them are even outside! As Fall rolls in, take a look at some of the awesome upcoming events in the area.

Enjoy Some Music

first, from August 19th – September 19th, Chicago In Tune is bringing music all around the Chicago area for the 2021 Year of Chicago Music. As part of this event, DCASE is presenting new and revolutionized programs in Millennium Park. There are four planned evenings from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. They are themed around honoring music that has its roots in Chicago. These dates are:

  • 9/03/2021 – Gospel
  • 9/04/2021 – Jazz
  • 9/11/2021 – House
  • 9/18/2021 – Blues

Looking for more Jazz beyond the DCASE programs? Similarly to last year, take a look at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival! From Sept. 25-26, enjoy artists such as Corey Wilkes’ Improvised Soul Projekt featuring Megan McNeal & Kahil El Zabar, John Wojciechowski Quartet featuring Xavier Davis, Tomeka Reid & Regina Carter, and Isaiah Collier’s 3-6 Project featuring JD Allen. Visit the Hyde Park Jazz Festival website to see more information as it is announced! 

Are you maybe more of a House fan? House City is a 10-part event series that has been running throughout the summer celebrating the neighborhoods that helped create the House music genre more than 35 years ago. In September, they have two events:

  • 9/12/2021 – South Shore, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – DJs Torin Edmond, Rae Chardonnay, and DK Kobe One Kenobi
  • 9/19/2021 – Bronzeville, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm – DJs Mike Dunn, Daryll Mellowman, and JStar

Learn about Local Architects

Live music festivals may not be your thing, but maybe try a day in Chicago’s architecture! In 2021, the famous Chicago architect and style icon Helmut Jahn passed away. He collected almost every architectural award during his career and challenged modernist orthodoxy. Some of his buildings that you may be familiar with include the Michigan City Public Library, the James R. Thompson Center, and the Sony Center in Berlin. The Chicago Architecture Center is holding an exhibit with photography, models, and sketches to help us learn more about this innovator’s creative and engineering processes. From the United Terminal at O’Hare to the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, Helmut Jahn’s work is provocative and adventurous. 

Overall, music festivals and architecture are not hard to find in Chicago. However, if they both are not interesting to you, then stay tuned for more events! Meanwhile, please continue to stay safe while stepping out! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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August Arts & Music: Frida to Latin Pop

August brings the end of events like the El Jolgorio de Salsa y Más and Grant Park Music Festival. However, it also signals the beginning of many new events! In the arts and music industries, events are popping up around the city. Most events still have safety precautions in place. Therefore, you can feel safe and comfortable while listening to live music or going to a local market. We have gathered our highly anticipated events for August so that you can find the perfect event for the end of the Summer. From Frida to Latin Pop, look below for our suggestions for the month!

Visit the Chinatown Summer Fair

Start off the month by visiting the Chinatown Summer Fair either July 31st or August 1st. This highly anticipated fair includes a traditional lion dance procession, Asian performances, and kung fu demonstrations. Additionally, it hosts a children’s area and vendors from Chinatown’s restaurants to local arts merchandise. This fair showcases a stunning variety of Asian cultures and traditions. Enjoy the rich food, music, and artistry from Chicago’s Chinatown and learn a little bit more about this historical neighborhood.

View an Art Show

August brings a handful of new art shows to the area. If you are okay with heading out to the suburbs, the MAC (McAninch Arts Center) is featuring 26 original pieces of Frida Kahlo along with an immersive exhibit in Frida Kahlo: Timeless. The exhibit includes a multimedia timeline with reproductions of Kahlo’s clothing and over 100 photos from their life. Additionally, it hosts a children’s area and a Frida Kahlo-inspired garden by Ball Horticultural. You can get untimed tickets for $40 and timed tickets for $23.

Check out the Art Institute

If you are looking for something closer to home, consider the new installation at the Art Institute. During the first half of the month, the Art Institute of Chicago is showing The Obama Portraits, which brings the acclaimed pieces of Kehinde Wiley’s painting of President Barack Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama. Chicago was the longtime home of the Obama family. Thus, the Art Institute and Chicago itself share a special history with the former presidential family. Additionally, the painters were the first African Americans commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to make official presidential portraits.

See Live Latin American Music

Showing from August 20th-22nd, see Ruido Fest, a celebration of Latin American music from the rock genre to pop at Union Park! The headliners this year include: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, which is an Argentine ska band from Buenos Aires; Pantheón Rococó, a Mexican ska band from Mexico City; and Café Tacvba, an alternative band from Ciudad Satélite, Mexico. There will be over a dozen food vendors there with varied fare for festival goers as well. Additional sanitizing will be in effect, and they will continue to follow the state guidelines for that time. They may require proof of vaccination or proof of a recent negative test. 

 

Stay safe socializing with friends! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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Jane Goodall to Jazz: July Events in Chicago this Summer

As vaccinations continue to climb, we continue to see event spaces opening up. There are many new and fun ways you can spend your social nights now. There are many spaces starting up consistent shows again, right in time for the music festivals so popular around this time of year. These spaces are consistently conscious of attendee safety, meaning you can go out without too much stress. Whether you’re itching for live music or wanting to nerd out at an arboretum, we have events for you and your date! From Jane Goodall to Jazz, July events in Chicago this summer are off to a great start!

Enjoy Outdoor Live Music

Grant Park Music Festival

Grant Park Music Festival is going forward this year with an impressive line up throughout the summer including the New World Symphony, the William Tell Overture, Grieg Piano Concerto, and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Along with the many shows, there are a ton of family-oriented events like Carnival of the Animals and Classic Broadway. Of course, masks will be required unless eating or drinking, and all seats within the seating bowl are free of charge. The Great Lawn has also been modified to allow for “pods” for groups of 2 to 6! 

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is also back, including headliners like the Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler the Creator, Miley Cyrics, DaBaby, and Megan Thee Stallion. The event will take place from July 29th-August 1st in Grant Park. In accordance with local public health guidance, attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results to attend. 

MCA’s Anna & John Kern Terrace Garden

For a smaller venue, MCA’s Anna and John Kern Terrace Garden is opening up to free music focusing on Chicago’s jazz community. This event will be outdoors and will require masks unless seated in your socially-distanced spots. Food and beverages will be available through the upper part of the terrace, making this a great dinner and drinks date spot! A few upcoming shows include acts such as Edwin Sanchez and Papo Santiago, Twin Talk, Junius Paul/Tomeka Reid Duo, and The Fred Anderson Legacy Band featuring Tatsu Aoki. While advanced free tickets are claimed, sign up for their waiting lists and join their mailing list as they expect the potential for more tickets to be available!

Check Out some Science-Themed Events

The Field Museum

Looking for an event to nerd out about? There are a few awesome science-related exhibits throughout the Chicago area that are currently running! One we suggest is Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall at the Field Museum. This event runs through September 6th, and details Jane’s inspiring life and experiences. You will get to interact with features such as a projection of Dr. Goodall, who shares memories in a biographical format; augmented reality interactive activities; and a projection of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park complete with virtual chimpanzees.

https://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibitions/becoming-jane-evolution-dr-jane-goodall

The Morton Arboretum

Looking for something outdoors? Check out The Morton Arboretum’s Human+Nature exhibit. The artist Daniel Popper shows his 15 to 26-foot-tall sculptures beautifully set in the landscape, inspiring attendees to rethink their relationship to nature and trees.

 

Stay safe socializing with friends! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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