Follow our lead and decide to ignore all mention of “Back to School”! Instead, revel in these late-summer activities that WE love spending our warm evenings attending:
Shakespeare in the Park: Check the schedule for performance locations in parks all across Chicago. This year the fantastic cast of Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier is performing a medley of Shakespeare’s “Greatest Hits”: most famous and well-loved scenes of his best plays. It’s a little unusual, but a fun ride! (I got to enjoy it at the Garfield Park Conservatory City Park, not long ago.)
SummerDance: You’ve missed out if you haven’t gone yet, but these free summer dances are going on through September in Grant Park, just south of Congress. One of my personal Chicago summer favorites, Summer Dance is fun for all: from professional dancer to professional observer. Live music, lessons, open dance, and a wide variety of genres guarantee a great time, 3 nights a week.
More interested in having a picnic and watching others dance? Take a look at our Pinterest page for some ideas on what to eat and drink while enjoying the evening out.
I want to give a shout-out to the Running Forward team- a youth running team that Chicago Loop Cleaners sponsors. Last month, the team ran their first half-marathon, and they crushed it! Everyone on the team finished, and Coach Epi says the response from the team afterwards was: “We HAVE to do this next year!!!”
Well done boys, and major kudos to you, coaches!