This weekend in Chicago, get dolled up with Ipsy. Experience the North Side neighborhood of Edgewater and everything it has to offer at Edgefest. Find out how culture impact legacy with Chicago Ideas. Catch your favorite artists and bands at the one of the biggest music festivals in the world at Lollapalooza. Check out these events, plus more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend below.
Destination: ipsy Chicago 2019
Friday – Sunday | August 2nd – 4th | 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pioneer Court | 401 North Michigan Ave. | Free
Ipsy, the beauty focus media and members only subscription website will be in Chicago this weekend. The pop-up event features best selling brands, mini-makeovers, product giveaways, photo ops, live education, and more – including an exclusive merchandise line and a Build Your Own Glam Bag station. Members get first priority, however all lovers of beauty are encouraged to attend. For more details on this outdoor beauty takeover, visit the event page.
Lost & Found- Resale Pop-up
Sunday | August 4th | 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Emporium Wicker Park | 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave..| Free
Check out a one of kind curated resale pop-up event this weekend in Chicago. Lost & Found is a shopping event featuring clothing and accessories from various clothing styles. Whether you like alternative or punk, disco or queer, this resale event has what you need and more. Find unique pieces for your closet at this thrifting event this weekend. For more details, visit the event page.
Food + Drink:
Annual Lobster Festival at Shaw’s Crab House
Sunday – Saturday | August 1st – 31st | Time Varies
Shaw’s Crab House Chicago | 21 E Hubbard St. | Pricing Varies
Put your love of lobster to the test, at the Annual Lobster Festival at Shaw’s Crab House in River North. Shaw’s Chicago will offer an array of specialty lobster dishes all month long. Prove your love for lobster by taking a crack at our Whole 5 lb. Maine Lobster served and cracked table side with drawn butter and our Lobster Mac & Cheese. Pair your lobster dishes with 20% off select bottles of American Chardonnay. For more details, visit their Facebook page.
Saturday – Sunday | August 3rd – 4th | 10:00 a.m.
5600 N Ashland Ave. | $5 – $60
Enjoy family fun and food in the historic neighborhood of Edgewater this weekend in Chicago. A celebration of all things North Side, as flavorful cuisine, award-winning entertainment, and family fun take center stage during Edge Fest. Now in its sixth year, this annual event focus on all things Edgewater, with local musicians and vendors showcasing all that the exciting neighborhood has to offer. Get more details on this festival, including participating vendors, acts, and more by visiting the event page here.
Placemaking in the Park: How Culture Impacts Legacy
Friday | August 2nd | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Douglas Park | S Sacramento Dr & W Douglas Blvd. | Free
How do you keep the legacy of a neighborhood while embracing change? Chicago Ideas answers this question this weekend in the Lawndale community. In this experience participants will explore the tangled web of culture that makes a place and gives it its character, from its art to its infrastructure. Inspired by the New Covenant Community Development Corporation and North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council’s Quality of Life Plan, the discussion between urban planners, community organization, and stakeholders; as they work alongside neighborhood residents and take into account the entirety of a place’s ecology as they develop its future. For more details on this initiative visit Chicago Ideas.com
Arts + Culture:
Hebru Brantley Opening Reception
Saturday | August 3rd | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Rotofugi | 2780 N. Lincoln Ave. | Free
This weekend, check out the latest Hebru Brantley exhibition in Chicago. For this exhibit, Hebru has hand-embellished a limited number of prints from both archived and new editions. The opening reception features complimentary snacks and soft drinks as well as a live DJ(artist will not be in attendance). If you are a contemporary art collector or love the work of this Chicago native, be sure to stop by the gallery and check out this exhibit.
Thursday – Sunday | August 1st – 4th | 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Grant Park | 337 E Randolph St. | $130 – $4,200
Music lovers from around the world make their way to Chicago for one of the biggest festivals in the Midwest, Lollapalooza. This weekend, 170 acts, across eight stages, over four days, take over the infamous Grant Park for a musical celebration that is truly top-notch. Didn’t get tickets to the festival? You can still steam the acts live, right from your living room or hit up one of the many after-parties if you are in the city for the weekend.For more details, visit Lollapalooza.com.