Things to Do

This Weekend: Lil’ Bub, Beer, and Beethoven

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Jay Pritzker this weekend in chicago

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Millennium Park

When: Friday, September 18th; 6:30 p.m.

Where: Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street

Why you may want to attend: “In celebration of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 125th anniversary season, Music Director Riccardo Muti and the CSO present a free concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Beethoven’s beloved and dramatic Leonore Overture No. 3 is paired with Mahler’s majestic First Symphony in a program that showcases the masterful virtuosity of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.”

More info: City of Chicago



goose island urban block party

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312 Urban Block Party

When: Friday, September 18th, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, September 19th, 4 p.m. -10 p.m.

Where: 1800 W. Fulton Street

Why you may want to attend: “Goose Island Beer Company and WXRT present the fourth annual 312 Urban Block Party.  Once again, Goose Island will be rolling out some exclusive and rare beers from their secret stash in the brewery. They’ll also be providing great live music on two stages…”

More info: Goose Island

lil bub

Image: Internet Cat Video Festival

Internet Cat Video Festival

When: Saturday, September 19th; Increments from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: 2936 N. Southport Avenue

Why you may want to attend: “The wildly popular Internet Cat Video Festival is headed back to Chicago with Lil BUB and her dude Mike Bridavsky as hosts… Festival events include an exclusive screening of an all-new film by the creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos, Will Braden, a previous Golden Kitty Award (People’s Choice) winner. The debut is a part of the festival’s 75-minute screening, comprised of carefully curated cat videos that will entertain the expected 2,000 guests.”

More info: Athenaeum Theatre

 

Kari Herrera is the creator of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s indie city guide and blog. She often writes about the city’s points-of-interest as experienced by a local. She is a Social Media Marketing Manager and freelance writer. When she’s not working, Kari donates much of her time to the education of French-speaking immigrants in Chicago.

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