5 Things to Do: Aug. 25-27, 2017

Make the most of the last weekend in August with a “trip” to Nashville or Greece, a beer tasting, a “Star Wars”-themed soccer match, and comedy outside Wrigley Field.


5 Things to Do: Celebrate Highwood's Nashwood

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Aug. 25-27

Don your cowboy boots and head out to Highwood, which will transform into Nashville (or Nashwood) this weekend with live country, bluegrass and Southern rock music; pedal tavern tours; Southern food; jazz, gospel and blues brunches; and more.

Taste of Greektown

Taste of Greektown

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Aug. 25-27

Enjoy Greek entertainment, kids’ activities, artisans, and food and drink at the 28th annual Taste of Greektown. Plus, don’t miss the Gyro Eating Contest on Saturday.

ZooBrew 2017

ZooBrew at Brookfield Zoo

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Aug. 25-26

Visit Brookfield Zoo this weekend for a 21-and-over event featuring more than 80 beers from Abita, Revolution, Wild Onion and more. Plus, enjoy live music from To the 9’s and Fletcher Rockwell.

Chicago Fire “Star Wars” Night

5 Things to Do: Chicago Fire "Star Wars" Night

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Aug. 26

Saturday is “Star Wars” night at Toyota Park, where the Chicago Fire will take on Minnesota United FC. The evening will feature character appearances and “Star Wars”-themed music, videos and more.

Art & Theater @ The Park

5 Things to Do: Art and Theater @ The Park at Wrigley

Image by Anastasia Alexandrin.

Aug. 27

Spend a day at The Park at Wrigley for comedy showcases by ComedySportz, Storytown Children’s Improv and Laugh Factory Chicago, plus art, family activities and more. The event will end with live music from local musicians.


Feature photo by Melanie Mauer on Unsplash.


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Anna Carlson writes the weekly 5 Things to Do column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of Glenbrook South High School and the University of Missouri, she loves cheering on the Cubs and Blackhawks and also fears she watches too much Netflix.