If you are looking for a romantic evening, a get together with good friends, or a fun family night out, these concerts are for you. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and pack your picnic basket and head on out to enjoy an evening of live music, some summer air and a sunset. Best of all they are FREE!!!
Follow the Festivals along the Metra Northwest line. Almost every town along the line has a festival planned for July. There is something for everyone; entertainment, food and fun. Gather up your friends & family and head out for a taste of summer.
Take the train to experience live theater, ballet, musical acts, family entertainment, comedy, original plays and old favorites, you can find it all. The venues are as varied as the acts and many are housed in beautiful historic buildings within minutes of a Metra Station.
Combine live jazz music, food, wine, and art, and you have a great formula for a perfect evening. Mark your calenders for “Uncork Barrington”. This is an opportunity to sample 50 wines from around the world and pair cuisine from local restaurants to complement the wine selections. New this year, an art fair featuring select artist.
We know that practically every town has a movie theater, but few have a historic gem like the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge. While there, plan to eat at Affresco Pizzeria one of our new favorites. Both the theater and the restaurant will make you glad you made the trip.
Just outside the city in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, you can enjoy a live theater production at The Gift Theatre. Before the show head over to The Gale Street Inn a local landmark best known for their Baby Back Ribs. Dinner and a show only minutes from the train.
Come out for a great day of music withthe Park Ridge Civic Orchestra. All of the concerts are performed at the Historic Pickwick Theatre. Make it day or evening out by adding lunch or dinner in one of Park Ridge’s restaurants.
You don’t have to go to Chicago to enjoy an evening of live entertainment. The Metropolis is a great venue that offers a variety of comedy, drama and music programs. This venue is easy to access via the Metra Rails. Great excursion for a family, a group or a couple.
There is so much to do in Chicago in the summertime, and so much of it is FREE. Here is my top ten list of activities that will keep you busy and cost you nothing. Now there are no excuses for not getting out and enjoying summer in the city.
Whether you are looking for an inexpensive date night or just want to enjoy the ambiance of an old theater, the Catlow Theater is hard to beat, Grab something to eat from Boloney’s, a sandwich shop connected to theater and head in to enjoy the show while you dine.