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.
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.
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.
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.
- The White Sox are also hosting “Star Wars” Night on Aug. 26. The first 15,000 fans will receive a Stormtrooper Bobblehead.
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.
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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.