Concerts in Rogers Park

Up to 52% Off Juke Fest, Jam-Band Tribute, or The Baseball Project

The Baseball Project or Mom's Kitchen (A Tribute to Widespread Panic) or Juke Fest

The Abbey Pub

$12.55 $6


See underground DJs and incredible footwork moves, a tribute to Widespread Panic, or a baseball-themed band with Peter Buck and Mike Mills

Kingston Mines – Up to 42% Off Blues

Kingston Mines

Lincoln Park

$24 $14


Legendary blues club stages performances by equally legendary blues musicians seven nights a week

Babasonicos – Up to 44% Off Concert


Concord Music Hall

$26.74 $15


Innovative Argentine rockers make a rare stateside visit, delighting fans with lush, poppy melodies and decadent lyricism

History of Freestyle Music – Up to 51% Off Concert

History of Freestyle Music 2014 II

Concord Music Hall

$200 $99


Celebration of freestyle music features New York stars including Stevie B, Lil Suzy, and Safire

Aaron Watson – Up to 43% Off Country Concert

Aaron Watson with William Clark Green & The Rankin Twins

Joe's on Weed Street

$17.50 $10


Lineup of Texas country featuring crooners Aaron Watson and William Clark Green and sister duo The Rankin Twins

Up to 49% Off Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Remember Summer- A Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Ignite Glass Studios

$69.18 $35


Vintage carnival games, Etsy gifts, and a brass band carry visitors back to a simpler time while raising funds for a nonprofit

Take in 33rd-Floor City Views During an Intimate Jazz Soiree

Intimate Jazz Mixer


$70 $70

Jazz vocalist Erin McDougald and her ensemble serenade guests as they mingle, sip cocktails, and watch the sun set over the Chicago skyline

Up to 40% Off EDM Concert

Rock and Rave Memorial Day Weekend DJ Dance Party

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

$30 $18


Pre-Memorial Day concert brings together some of the city's top EDM DJs for a raucous night of pulse-pounding dance music

International Festival of Life – Up to 51% Off

International Festival of Life

Union Park

$16.37 $10


Third World, Luciano, and Tito Puente, Jr. headline four days of reggae, blues, and world music

Survive Paint Wars – Up to 49% Off EDM Party

Survive Paint Wars

Hawthorne Race Course

$39.50 $20


Outdoor EDM party mixes tunes from top DJs with hundreds of gallons of colorful paint to be poured on attendees

Jazz at The Met – Up to 26% Off Fundraiser

Jazz at The Met

Metropolitan Family Services - Calumet Center

$50 $37


Annual fundraiser for social programming features live jazz and blues along with dinner and a silent auction

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins – Up to 43% Off

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins

Standard Bank Stadium

$26.25 $15


Award-winning country star Rodney Atkins headlines a daylong ballpark festival benefiting The Andrew Weishar Foundation

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Recognizing that the desire to dance knows neither the bounds of age nor ability, the instructors at NorthSide tailor their class selection to both adults and children of all levels of experience. They teach various dance styles that run the gamut from classical ballet to jazz and modern dance to hip-hop. Zumba classes supply their sultry rhythms to burn calories, and social partner-dancing classes instruct their attendees in nightclub-worthy moves. The studio space welcomes dancers with vast empty hardwood floors and walls full of mirrored panels, which help dancers hone techniques and foster a healthy sense of competition with the bizarro versions of everyone that live behind the glass.

7015 N Glenwood Ave

Morseland's dinner menu, available until 10:30 p.m. nightly, serves up classic comfort food with hints of Cajun flavor. Appetizers include buffalo wings ($8 for 10 wings, $14 for 20 wings) and crab cakes ($8), with fresh hummus ($8) and mini veggie burgers ($7) satisfying herbivores. Scale the shaved heights of Morseland's beef and cheddar sandwich ($11), or imprison seafood in the stockade of your stomach with a catfish po' boy ($8). Additional entrees include a Jamaican jerk pork chop ($17) and a 14-ounce hanger steak ($18), with the French Quarter farrago of jambalaya ($17) uniting the estranged carnivore-friendly cousins of shrimp, chicken, and sausage. Daily dinner specials are also available, as is brunch on weekends.

1218 W Morse Ave

During Loyola University’s #3USHAK3SF3ST, three theater departments from three Illinois universities explore a wide Shakespearean spectrum with renditions of a comedy, a history, and a fantasy. In Measure for Measure, the hosting thespians uncap a comedy about the hypocrisy of a corrupt judge the Duke of Vienna tasks to tidy the city’s lax moral code of conduct. On Saturday night, Western Illinois condenses the history plays of Henry IV into a single show, chronicling the perilous years in English history when British soldiers fended off the thorns that pricked royal fingers. For Sunday’s finale, a Prospero from Bradley’s Peoria campus casts a stormy spell over the city’s north lakeshore in Shakespeare’s last play, The Tempest. The theater groups will produce all three works using the same innovative set structure, lighting design, and spells for summoning stagehands, enabling the triad to smoothly reconstruct itself at the other two campuses after the inaugural Chicago festival.

1125 W Loyola Ave

At Habibi Restaurant & Cuisine, the aromas of Middle Eastern spiced meat and kebabs mingle with the fragrant smoke of more than 75 tobacco flavors drifting from the hookah bar. Flavorful veggie stews, fresh salads, and hearty couscous adorn plates with the colorful cuisine of the Levant, and free WiFi and weekend entertainment including live music and belly dancing keeps eyes occupied. Delicate chandeliers illuminate Habibi’s plush couches, soft cushion seats, and rows of tables dressed in red linens. Ancient Egyptian sentinels stand guard over half-finished dinners, peering down from artwork hanging from the dimly lit walls.

1225 W Devon Ave

Seasoned stage and screen actor Antoine McKay founded McKay Arts to give fresh faces the courage to step into the limelight and provide established artists with a place to cultivate and hone their craft. Antoine, an alumnus of The Second City's theaters in Detroit and Chicago, trains and manages actors and artists and also provides them with creative outlets in the form of regular performances at the Athenaeum Theatre, Pressure Comedy Café, and other local venues. He instructs students of all ages and skill levels in classes of approximately 12 students or in private coaching sessions, which give patrons ample attention and endless attempts to guess who is knocking at hypothetical doors.

810 Lee Street

Dedicated to transmogrifying bound works of literature into immersive plays since 1979, City Lit Theater Company translates the Shirley Jackson page-turner We Have Always Lived in the Castle into a suspenseful theatrical experience. The author of The Haunting of Hill House and “The Lottery,” Jackson’s tightrope prose has long influenced writers such as Stephen King while giving the nation’s boogeymen nightmares about cramped closets. The players of City Lit bring her final novel to life in their portrayal of the Blackwood sisters, who, along with their invalid uncle, have been ostracized for alleged parenticide. When a pesky cousin visits and shatters their seclusion, murder, witchcraft, and tense games of family Monopoly abound. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a taut treat for theater and thriller fans, entertaining in layers and exposing the peaks and valleys of provincial isolationism.

1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave

Rogers Park Scene