5 Things to Do: July 24-26

We’re so ready for the weekend, especially with these events taking place around Chicagoland.

First, stop by The Art Center Highland Park for their annual art sale using recycled and pre-owned items. Then, take in some Shakespeare in one of Chicago’s parks. And while you’re in the city, don’t miss the Newberry Book Fair or Wicker Park Fest.

Finally, enjoy some festival fun at Westfield Old Orchard.

Gogh Green! Recycled Art Sale

Photo courtesy of The Art Center Highland Park.

Opens July 24
Highland Park

The Art Center Highland Park’s annual recycled/pre-owned art sale opens this Friday with a benefit auction and runs through Aug. 14. To purchase tickets for the benefit or make a donation, call 847-432-1888.

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

Photo courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

July 24-26

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is bringing “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits,” an original production, to 17 parks across Chicago through Aug. 16. This weekend, see free performances at Loyola Park and Columbus Park. Find a complete schedule here.

31st Annual Newberry Book Fair

July 24-26

One of the largest used-book sales in the country, this fair offers more than 120,000 used books in 70 categories. And with most priced at $2 or less, you should probably bring a few bags to fill up. The fair begins on Thursday.

North Shore Festival of Art

Photo courtesy of Westfield Old Orchard.

July 25-26

In addition to shopping your favorite Westfield Old Orchard stores this weekend, stop by this art festival, now in its 26th year, for live music, food, art bingo, a color creation station, a still life photography contest and photo booth.

Wicker Park Fest

Photo courtesy of Wicker Park Fest.

July 25-26

Munch on food from Dimo’s Pizza, Cheesie’s Pub & Grill, Goddess & Grocer and more while hearing up-and-coming bands. You can also visit Kids Fest for face painting, a bungee run, hair streaking, a bounce house, henna tattoos and more.


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