School may be starting soon but we’re ready to keep summer vibes going all month long. From wild beer to movies in the park, you’re sure to keep enjoying Chicago’s favorite outdoor season a bit longer. Check out our picks for what’s happening this August around the neighborhood and some just a hop and a skip outside Logan.
Sunday, Aug. 4: Pilates + Yoga for Triathletes @ Logan Square Pilates – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
If you’re looking to diversify and improve your triathlon training, incorporating a cross-training program is right up your alley! Designed for injury-prevention, flexibility, core strength, and balance, our yoga and pilates workshop will help you realize your potential! Appropriate for all experience levels, Wren and Paige are offering a combined yoga + pilates class that is bound to leave your muscles fired up and your joints mobilized. Whether you’re working up to a sprint tri, an Ironman, or an Ultra we have you covered.
Sunday, Aug. 4: Vegan Test Kitchen @ Emporium Logan Square – 12 – 5 pm
Chicago’s Vegan Test Kitchen is a conscious collective of local plant-based chefs and vendors of cruelty-free goods, and beauty and wellness products. Come join us as Emporium Arcade Bar hosts Chicago Vegan Test Kitchen featuring Vegan treats from conscious local chefs while shopping for cruelty-free goods.
Wednesday, Aug. 7: Annika Chambers New CD Release Party @ Rosa’s Lounge – 9:00 pm
2019 Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year, Annika Chambers is known as the dynamic monster vocalist from Houston, Texas. Join her along with a host of talented musicians as they continue to shock and amaze the many blues lovers who have the opportunity to hear their music. With a variety of soulful, heartwarming and ground stomping tunes, Miss Chambers is sure to rise above and beyond your expectations.
Friday, Aug. 9: A Voyage in Visual Metaphors: Through Chicago @ Positive Space Studios – 7- 9 pm
Join Andrew Markus Bell for the opening night of his exhibition, A Voyage in Visual Metaphors: Through Chicago. This exhibition focuses on pointillism illustrating Gestait Principles and geometric proof in freehand self-expressive form and format. Opening night begins at 6 p.m. and will include a performance by the artist.
Saturday, Aug. 10: Hopewell Act Natural: Natural Wine & Wild Beer Festival @ Sleeping Village (Avondale) 1-5 pm
Act Natural is the perfect entryway for those looking to geek out on all things off-kilter or get a little loose while enjoying Hopewell’s favorite natural wines and wild beers from small producers across the region and beyond. Ticket includes 20 sample pours of beer, wine and cider. Come for the beer & wine and stay for the music! Food will be available for purchase. Tickets: $40.
Sunday, Aug. 11: Mary Poppins Returns @ Unity Park sundown – approximately 8:15 pm
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Unity Park as Mary Poppins returns to the big screen right here in Logan Square. Part of the Movies in the Parks summer series, Mary Poppins returns is rated PG and will have closed captions available. Start time is approximately 8:15pm; all movies begin at dusk.
Sunday, Aug. 11: 2019 Chicago Mixtape Festival @ Sleeping Village (Avondale) – 6:00 pm
Chicago International Music & Movies presents an all-day event of special performances at Sleeping Village. The eclectic line up includes Rich Jones, Wyatt Waddell, CJ Run, Emily Blue, Free Snacks, Little Church and special guests! The event will kick off at 3pm with food provided by Chef KVOCOOKS followed by music starting at 6pm. Tickets: $15.
Thursday, Aug. 15: Just Us Gals Comedy Night @ Sleeping Village (Avondale) – 8:00 pm
Hosted by Clare Austen-Smith, Rima Parikh and Naomi Spungen, Just Us Gals is sure to leave you wondering if you peed your pants a little. Join the August lineup of Caitlin Checkeroski (Laugh Factory), Meghana Indurti (Team Us Comedy), Stephanie Weber (Chicago Underground Comedy) and Becca Brown (Bring The Funny on NBC) for a goofy “prosecco-drenched paradise”. Tickets: $10 online or at the door.
Saturday, Aug. 17: Do312 Presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Market @ East Room 12 – 8 pm
It’s Do312’s 9th birthday and to celebrate, they are taking over the East Room parking lot! For the fifth year, Rock’n’Roll Market will host DIY and vintage vendors alongside some of Chicago’s best rock DJs and musicians for an outdoor, all day affair. Donate $5 at the gate to receive a free decorate-it-yourself shopping tote! A portion of proceeds will help support local schools.
Sunday, Aug. 18: Third Annual Logan Square Stir Up Cocktail Competition @ Logan Square Auditorium – 3 – 7 pm
Come enjoy creative concoctions from top local bartenders in the most spirited competition around! “Acclaimed cocktail bar and neighborhood pioneer Billy Sunday will host the mixology battle for the third consecutive year.” Enjoy a cocktail and food from local restaurants such as Longman & Eagle, Bixi Beer, Young American, Esereo and Scofflaw and watch top bartenders in a live competition. Proceeds from the event will support local charities Pilot Light and Chicago Period Project.
Wednesday, Aug. 21: LoganSquarist Neighbor Meetup @ The Black Lion 7 – 9 pm
Swing by The Black Lion (2434 N. Milwaukee Ave.), from 7 pm to 9 pm for this month’s LoganSquarist Neighbor Meetup. Check out the elusive and intimate lounge and dance club that features DJs spinning hip-hop and Latin music. Additionally, check out the full bar while enjoying drinks specials all evening. Don’t miss it! Registration highly encouraged. See you there, neighbor!
Thursday, Aug. 22: Bees & Beekeeping 101 @ Ampersand 6:30 – 8 pm
Come learn why Chicago is an amazing place to keep bees! Join Bike-a-Bee’s Education Director, Brittany Buckles, to learn about honey bees, bumblebees, and how we can all help SAVE THE BEES!
This 1.5 hour class will cover the fascinating world inside of the honey bee hive and what beekeeping in Chicago is like. This class will consist of a fun presentation, a local honey tasting and an observation hive full of live bees (safely behind glass, of course).
Tuesday, Aug. 27: Arts of Life Summer Bash — Party Like it’s 1999 @ Revolution Brewpub – 6 – 9 pm
Arts of Life is turning 20 this summer. To celebrate their milestone anniversary they are invoking the spirit of the nineties at a summer event like no other. Guests will enjoy an open bar and photo booth, compete to win exciting raffle prizes, and get down to the decade’s most fly music. You could walk home from the silent auction with a number of luxury items, a fanny pack full of surprises, or even an original piece by an Arts of Life artist.
Tuesday, Aug. 27: Forms and Features: Poetry Workshop @ Comfort Station 7 – 9 pm
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by staff from the Poetry Foundation. The group will explore the unique features of poetry in a wide range of examples. A creative workshop, where participants will be guided through composing original poems, will conclude each session.