Tickets & Events in Back of the Yards, Chicago


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  • NGINE Media Group
    Surround Sound of Fashion dazzles guests with an evening of new styles, fresh-faced models, and ear-pleasing performances from R & B stars Tyrese and Elle Varner, all helping fund local charities. Before the swanky festivities begin, Groupon customers can exercise VIP clout to attend a preshow reception party, where light refreshments and drinks presage a main course of delectable fashion. Throughout the night, aspiring models saunter the catwalk festooned in threads from both nationally known designers and up-and-coming couturiers. The catwalkers will compete periodically for prizes including extravagant trips, professional photo shoots, and a ride on a giant balloon during upcoming holiday parades.
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    1029 W 35th St.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Purple
    Live Purple Art's evening entertainment is a literal interpretation of life imitating art. A spin on the traditional BYOB painting class, Live Purple Art's teachers-cum-directors start each evening by assigning each member of the audience an aspect of a play. But the rules are pretty loose; rather than give everyone a character, they have some participants paint characters, some paint the the plot, others the theme, and so forth. Then the groups work and sip on wine for thirty minutes before unveiling their canvases to a group of actors and actresses. The players get a mere fifteen minutes to interpret the paintings before bringing their contents to life in a 15-minute improvised performance. Since everyone's interests may vary, it's not required for every participant to paint. Instead, they can simply enjoy the free-flowing wine, the freely given laughs, and the free-as-always oxygen.
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    1029 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival
    Now in its fifth year, the Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival has become a celebration of art both homegrown and on loan from the rest of country. As you stroll around the fest, handcrafted items from more than 80 area artists vie for attention, with many up for accolades later in a juried art competition. The festivities run from noon to 10 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and each day the main stage features a diverse lineup of live music from Chicago and throughout the country. The schedule includes The Giving Tree, an Americana rock band that has opened for The Avett Brothers, and former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page.
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    2221 West 43rd Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Windy City RibFest
    It might be called the Windy City RibFest, but the bosses of sauce who tend to the festival's barbecue come from all over the world. For five years running, these award-winning ribbers have been filling fest-goers with sauce-slathered ribs, frothy brews, and traditional sides, such as baked beans, coleslaw, and another helping of ribs. Tucked between the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera, and the Green Mill, this year's RibFest welcomes local luminaries such as grillmaster Tom Ferguson, whose Chicago BBQ Company is a perennial favorite at the fest. Out-of-towners are also well-represented. Joey Sutphen of Texas Thunder BBQ whips up batches of his family's nationally known ribs, and Paul MacKay from Aussom Aussie Australian BBQ shares the piquant flavors of his native Sydney. As chefs from Porky Chick's and Famous Daves sizzle up their trademark slabs, local bands such as the funked out vocalists of Suénalo, the Top 40 cover band Hello Weekend, and Dave Matthews–mimickers Trippin' Billies keep crowds sufficiently entertained. Groupon Guide to Chicago Groupon Guide rounded up some of the best barbecue joints in the country. See who made the cut.
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    2221 West 43rd Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival
    At the Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival, visitors dine, drink fine brews, and mingle with friends and neighbors amid the picturesque surroundings of Henry J. Paulus Park. Nestled along the shores of Lake Zurich itself, the festival invites visitors to browse through arts and craft booths, listen to live bands, and enjoy up to 45 craft beers from local and regional brewers. Like the transdimensional portal to Germany just off I-90, the weekend event transports a piece of Old-World Europe to the American Midwest, surrounding guests with the jovial atmosphere of a Bavarian fall festival.
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    2221 West 43rd Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Frost Fest
    At the Brisk Brews Craft Beer Festival, carrying an empty glass is practically verboten. The festival brings craft beer manufacturers from across the region together, giving participants unparalleled access to local brews all in one place with live music and DJs. Whether you're in the afternoon or evening session, you get a souvenir tasting glass that you can use to sip 15 3-ounce beers, ranging from light lagers to rich ales. Despite the winter's chill, the three-hour event takes place in a heated tent to ensure that the only frost that forms is on your glass.
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    2221 West 43rd Street
    Chicago, IL US

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