For those of you not going to Lollapalooza, Chicago offers several free events around town. Here are just a few:
Neighborhood Farmer’s Markets. Great chance to support your own neighborhood or get out and explore a neighborhood that is new to you and eat some good food.
Farmer’s Market: Portage Park, Sunday 10 am – 2 pm at Central and Berteau Ave in Portage Park. The Friends of Portage Park website also includes a great feature called What’s In Season growing chart. You can track when your favorite foods will be ready to eat.
Wicker Park and Bucktown Farmers Market: Sunday 8 am – 2 pm in Wicker Park, 1500 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Lincoln Park Farmers Market: Saturday 7 am – 1 pm at Lincoln Park High School Parking Lot, Armitage Ave. & Orchard St., Chicago, IL 60647
Chicago Cultural Center on Washington Street across from Millenium Park is a beautiful building and center that offers free concerts, art and houses the worlds largest Tiffany stained-glass dome. Just walking around the building is enough to get your art fix. Some free current exhibitions:
Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens: Features black and white photography of 24 landmarks and historic districts from various artists.
Public Group Tours are presented Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1:15pm. Located at Randolph Street lobby, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
Go Figure: The human form as interpreted by nine different artist using various art mediums.
Warhol at Work: Portrait Snapshots, 1973-1986: Polaroid and black and white photographs taken by Warhol of his friends, parties and the New York streets.
Have a great weekend!