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Best Things To Do In Chicago: August 24 - August 26

Chicago (CBS) — Looking for some fun in the Chicago area this weekend? Check out these local favorites.

1.  Sundown Sessions at Gallagher Way

August 25

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3635 N. Clark Street, Chicago

Bring a blanket and enjoy the sounds of live music from local jazz and blues artists at Gallagher Way.

2.  Bristol Renaissance Faire

August 25 - September 3

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Off I-94 at the IL/WI Border (12550 120th Ave, Kenosha, WI)

Bristol Renaissance Faire promises 16th Century merriment, music, food and games, along with some unexpected twists.

Scouts Weekend: ANY SCOUT (Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Spiral Scout) is welcome to participate. Leaders and scouts IN uniform receive a discount for their entire party – no coupon needed.

3.  2018 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago

August 24 - August 26

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 

Tens of thousands of fans will be on hand to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, cosplay, video gaming, television, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will also feature non-stop live entertainment throughout extended evening hours, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings, anime, kids zone and more.

4. Chicago Shakespeare In The Parks


August 24 - August 25

6:30 PM

Loyola Park

At Farwell Ave. Entrance, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., Chicago

5.  Ping Tom Memorial Park

August 26

4:00 PM

1700 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago

The free event, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour, heads out to neighborhood parks across the city with a 75-minute abridged production.

6.  Chicago Jazz Festival


August 25

7:30 PM

3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago

7.  Touch My Beloved's Thought

August 26

7:30 PM

Links Hall

3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago

"Charles Mingus' 1963 studio album masterpiece – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady – is re-interpreted by choreographer Onye Ozuzu and composer Greg Ward."

8.  The Hungry Brain

Sunday, August 26

8:00 PM

2319 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

The 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival showcases the greatest jazz artists from Chicago and around the world for jazz enthusiasts.

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