5 Things to Do: August 21-23

There are only a few more weeks in which to soak up summer, so make the most of Chicago’s warm weather with a greek festival, two kids concerts, some “Dirty Dancing,” and a rare event at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Taste of Greektown 2015

Aug. 22-23

Opa! As you listen to music from Greek bands and play games with the entire family, munch on treats from Athena Greek Restaurant, Greek Islands, Parthenon, Santorini and more local restaurants.

Imagination Movers

Photo courtesy of Imagination Movers.

Aug. 23

Kids love Disney Junior’s Imagination Movers, and if their best-reviewed live concert for families ranking on Ticketmaster is any indication, so do parents. As the Movers rock out, you’ll see flying toilet paper, giant balloons, smoking trashcans and more.

Laurie Berkner

Photo courtesy of Ravinia Festival.

Aug. 23
Highland Park

The fun for kids continues with Laurie Berkner, who People magazine calls the “queen of children’s music.” Or, make it a date night with Seth MacFarlane on Aug. 21 and An Evening with Chicago on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23.

“Dirty Dancing”

Gillian Abbott (Baby) and Samuel Pergande (Johnny) in the North American tour of DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Ends Aug. 30

Are you ready to have the time of your life? This classic movie comes to life at Cadillac Palace Theatre for just two weeks, so end your summer on a high note.

Spike at Chicago Botanic Garden

Photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden.


Don’t miss this chance to see one of the plant kingdom’s rarest events: the blooming of a titan arum, or corpse flower. CBG’s titan arum, named Spike, is on display right now with a bloom date TBD. (Take CBG’s Facebook poll to guess when Spike will bloom.) Warning: Spike stinks.


  • Visit Stan’s Donuts & Coffee (1560 N. Damen Ave., Chicago; 259 E. Erie St., Suite 100, Chicago) on Aug. 22 and get a glazed donut for 86 cents in honor of founder Stan Berman’s 86th birthday.