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Top Thing You Want To Do Before Summer Ends
Noreen: Visit colleges with my son
Lianne: Explore the city with my baby
Grace: Grill out with my family
Sarah: Take a weekend getaway to Door County, Wis.
Anneliese: Attend Jazzin’ at the Shedd
Kathy: Go jet skiing
Megan: Go on a weekend camping trip
Katie: Go on a Chicago architectural tour
Gianna: Host a Pinterest-worthy summer party
Annie: Have a picnic in the park
Derek: Watch the Navy Pier fireworks from Offshore
Marissa: Go paddleboarding
Rachel: Watch the Air & Water Show with friends
Kristina: Kayak the Chicago River
Abigail: Have a boat day with friends on Lake Michigan
Olivia: Enjoy dinner on a rooftop downtown
Skyler: See a movie in Millennium Park

Holiday Party Special Offers!

Just in time for holiday event planning, Chicago Marriott Schaumburg is extending a special rate to celebrate the property’s newly renovated spaces: Book a group of 50+ guestrooms with a function in our meeting space by August 31, 2019 and host the event before December 31, 2020 and you will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card.

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate at theWit! Book a holiday party by September 4 to receive two perks or by November 23 to receive one perk. Top options include a complimentary celebration toast, $250 hotel giftcard, waived room rental, complimentary Up Lights and more.

Let loose, have fun and be merry at Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville this holiday season! Book a holiday party by August 31 and receive a complimentary dessert for the group, holiday game bucks for each guest, a champagne toast, chef attendant, reduced bowling shoe rental and a lane concierge.

Host a party at Chicago’s favorite arcade bar, Replay Lincoln Park! With the purchase of a beverage package, holiday groups will receive an additional hour free, plus complimentary games all night and no room rental fee. Packages start at $15 per person.

Book a group meeting at Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown and receive different perks including bar credits, a complimentary room, Choice Privileges Points and more! Top perks include a $10 bar credit per attendee, complimentary guestrooms, meeting breaks, suite upgrades and more.

Enjoy an event in Lincoln Park at Casati’s featuring Michelin Chef Menus! For a limited time, the room fee is waived and packages include a 3-course Michelin Chef Menu for $35 per person, 4-course Michelin Chef Menu for $45 per person, Wine & Beer 2-Hour Package for $25 per person and Premium Liquor 2-Hour Package for $36 per person. Book by calling 773.857.1237.

Coming Up…

ENO Wine Room has officially extended its Pour Decisions drag brunch series! Every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., guests can enjoy bottomless mimosas, choice of entrée from the new brunch menu and two hours of performances by drag entertainers for just $45.

With unmatched views of this year’s Chicago Air & Water Show, Offshore is offering special viewing packages throughout the action-filled weekend, beginning on Friday, August 16. Attendees will have front row seats to an uninterrupted perspective to any of the three shows, with Chicago’s skyline and panoramic views of Lake Michigan as your backdrop. All tickets include exclusive access into Offshore, along with open bar, brunch and grilling stations, and live music throughout.

Be sure to stop by Raging Waves, Illinois’ largest waterpark, located 45 minutes southwest of Chicago in Yorkville, Ill., before the end of the season September 2! The award winning waterpark features 26 water slides, a huge wave pool, multiple kiddie areas, private cabanas, and a quarter mile long lazy river.

In advance of its 2019-2020 season, which boasts an engaging, thematically-curated repertoire of pieces written by underrepresented composers, Chicago Sinfonietta will perform a live concert screening of Jordan Peele’s smash hit film Get Out, conducted by score composer Michael Abels, at the Auditorium Theatre on Saturday, September 21. Tickets are now on sale.

VU Rooftop Bar, the hot rooftop destination in the city’s South Loop neighborhood at 133 East Cermak, is celebrating rooftop season with Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Patrons can enjoy $5 bites, $8 glasses of wine and a cocktail of the day.

Ocean Prime, Chicago’s hottest seafood and steak restaurant, now offers a new Prime Lunch Menu, featuring three courses made with fresh, seasonal items for $35. Selections, courtesy of Executive Chef Jason Shelley, include entrees ranging from a Blackened Salmon Salad to a Poke Bowl, 6 oz. Filet and more.

Lincoln Common‘s summer series events calendar continues in August with Sunset Silent Yoga, Equinox Pop-Up Workouts, a Top Gun Outdoor Movie Night, Pre-Pawty for Second City Training Center Comedy Night and a plethora of kids’ programming like family yoga, Mr. Dave Music performances and more.

Rosemont’s newest hotel, The Rose Hotel, featuring 165 rooms, 6,000 square feet of high tech meeting space and an engaging first floor bar and gathering area is now open!

Los Angeles’ most historic hotel, Sportsmen’s Lodge, has been a home away from home for many classic Hollywood stars including Katherine Hepburn and Clark Gable. Today, the Sportsmen’s Lodge offers guests full-service accommodations only minutes from the best San Fernando Valley attractions including Universal Studios, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, L.A. shopping and numerous beaches.

Hotel EMC2 is thrilled to offer an exclusive Exactly Like Nothing Else Package for guests, which includes a one-hour exclusive tour at one of the largest and oldest museums in the city, the Art Institute of Chicago, a $100 dinner credit to the Albert, daily valet parking and more.

THE BAR, the contemporary lounge located within the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, is introducing two new refreshing drink menus – a lineup of adult snow cones and an elevated “Beer-Tail” selection – and inviting guests to soak in the summer. The perfect spot to cool off after a musical festival or a day out at the park, Fairmont Chicago will also offer a vivacious ambiance with a DJ spinning in the lobby from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturdays through August 31.

ROOH Chicago, a progressive Indian kitchen and lounge located in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, is now open!

PROSE, a healthy and enriching hand and foot care brand, will open its first Illinois location this August in Wheaton, IL. The new thoughtfully inspired, premium boutique, located at 2044 South Naperville Road, will offer guests transformative and purposeful hand and foot services through its cutting-edge boutique design, world-class products and personalized approach. Opening to the public this fall, PROSE Wheaton will also host a Grand Opening event from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 12.

Staytion Market & Bar is helping Chicagoans enjoy the Dog Days of Summer this August with their mixology classes. This month, the events include Summer Sangria Sips on Thursday, August 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. Each mixology class is open to the public for $14.

AIRE Chicago now features a striking 3,800 sq. ft. mural, “Grounded,” 24 stories above the Loop, a rotating artist series, new menu and a collaboration with Maplewood Brewery.

In honor of National S’mores Day and National Marshmallow Day, Geja’s Cafe is hosting its annual photo contest! Share a photo of your perfect marshmallow on Instagram using #GejasMarshmallow before Friday, August 30 and you will be entered to win dinner for four, including two bottles of wine and extra marshmallows to toast!

Hilton Chicago Northbrook, nestled by a woodland preserve, is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and 40 minutes to downtown Chicago. Featuring newly renovated meeting and event space, the hotel offers exceptional service and spacious rooms in the heart of Chicagoland’s northern suburbs.

Yolk, voted a “Top 10 Brunch Spot” by Visit Indy, has three locations in City Way, Iron Works and Monument Circle. The restaurant recently celebrated five years of serving the greater Indianapolis community.

Viridian on Sheridan puts residents in the heart of Lakeview, near Lake Michigan, Wrigley Field, Whole Foods, and a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. With several unmatched amenities available, locals may unwind with a modern, connected smart home designed for comfort.

Stage 773‘s 8th Annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival is taking place August 22 through August 25. The largest celebration of women in comedy in the country, the event offers talented, and funny individuals the opportunity to learn, teach, and empower each other and audiences with more than 80 shows, featuring over 400 performers from over 160 groups into four funny-filled days.

Paper Source, a Chicago-based premier paperie and gift retailer, has you covered with fun crafts, decorations and everything for your summer loving needs!

Join Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care for high tea at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 and Thursday, August 22. Free and open to the public, the high tea events highlight their new A Cup O’ Kindness program, which invites current residents to enjoy a cup of tea while sharing stories with fellow residents and employees.

The National Hellenic Museum has launched a new NHM Collections & Archives Portal, which allows anyone to access the Museum’s catalogs online from anywhere by viewing digitized artifacts and archival materials. With the largest collection of its kind in the world, including a rich repository of 20,000+ artifacts, photos, historic newspapers, books and an archive of 450+ recorded oral histories, the NHM serves as a resource at the center of the community’s past, present, and future.

Explore the best of downtown at the Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District. Whether traveling for business or vacation, guests are invited to enjoy sleek décor and modern amenities mixed with classic Chicago style, while staying in the same building as the James M Nederlander Theatre and within walking distance to many entertainment venues and shopping destinations.

A musical love letter to the Chicago Cubs, MIRACLE, is announcing final weeks of the production through Labor Day at The Royal George Theatre. Set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 Championship Season, MIRACLE tells the story of a northside Chicago family of generational Cubs fans. The production traces the “Miracle” season through their eyes and experiences as they face ups and downs, anxiety, lose faith and regain faith.

The Marriott Theatre is proud to present the premiere of Junie B. Jones, The Musical through August 11. This special one-hour presentation explores the wonderful works of Barbara Park’s beloved best-selling books and was reated by the team who brought Dear Edwina to the stage—Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich.

Ending its 23rd season outdoors, First Folio Theatre presents HENRY V for its classic Shakespeare-under-the-Stars series through August 18. Directed by Artistic Associate Hayley Rice, HENRY V focuses on one of England’s most beloved rulers as he fights to save England and prove himself the rightful heir to the French throne.