Weekend 101: June 7-9

This weekend is all about festivals, from a food truck social to a can’t-miss experience for book lovers. Plus, celebrate Pride Month with a new series from ComedySportz Chicago.

Josh Groban

June 7
Highland Park

Josh Groban at Ravinia
Photo by Brian Bowen Smith.

Josh Groban brings his Bridges Tour to Ravinia on June 7, and you’ll receive his newest album with your ticket purchase.

Chicago Blues Festival

June 7-9

Chicago Blues Festival
Photo courtesy of City of Chicago.

Hear from more than 100 artists from Chicago and around the world all weekend long at Millennium Park.

ComedySportz Chicago Pride Month

June 7-22

ComedySportz Pride Month
L to R: Mishell Livio, Simon Collier, Cynthia Kmak, Jason Geis, and Kevin Daliva (Photo by Edward Fox Photography.)

ComedySportz Chicago is celebrating Pride Month with family-friendly performances June 7, 14, and 22, as well as a Rainbow A-Go-Go Variety Show on June 22 for those 18 years and older. Plus, enjoy the Pride Tai and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Howard Brown Health Services.

Emirates F1® Chicago Festival

June 8

Emirates F1® Chicago Festival
Fans will experience all that F1 has to offer, including the roar of engines, the smell of rubber, and the electric atmosphere as cars tear past. (Photo courtesy of Formula One Group.)

Meet drivers, experience a live driving exhibition, enjoy food and drink, rock out to a concert by Judah & The Lion, and more at this Formula 1® fan festival at Solider Field.

Printers Row Lit Fest

June 8-9

Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago
Photo by Ken Carl.

Printers Row Lit Fest, the Midwest’s largest free outdoor literary showcase, is back for its 35th year. Highlights include theatrical readings with Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatre and a conversation with Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune), Miguel Cervantes (Alexander Hamilton in Chicago’s “Hamilton”), and Jeremy McCarter (author of “Hamilton: The Revolution”).

Pilsen Food Truck Social

June 8-9

Pilsen Food Truck Social in Chicago
Photo courtesy of Grimaldi PR.

Dine on delicious fare from local food trucks and restaurants like Giordano’s, The Happy Lobster, Yum Dum, Churro Factory, Honky Tonk BBQ, and more as you enjoy live music and art and retail vendors.

More Can’t-Miss Events:

  • Enjoy a traditional farm breakfast, hayrides, dairy lawn games, and more at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview during the 17th annual Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show on June 8.
  • Head to Arlington Heights June 8-9 for the 17th annual Promenade of Art with juried artists, art talks and demos, kids activities, food, and live music.
  • Skokie Pride on June 9 is a family-friendly event featuring drag performances, storytimes, music, bouncy houses and games, stand-up comedy, and more.
  • The U.S. Pizza Museum at Roosevelt Collection celebrated its grand re-opening on May 31. Stop by this weekend to see new display items like vintage pizzeria menus and a Pizza Hut Electric Baking Oven from 1975.

Make a Difference

If you’re setting aside time this weekend to organize, donate your unwanted items to one of these local organizations.