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Joyce Fong
Chef Concierge,  Chicago Athletic Association
Summer fun should always include visiting Millennium Park. Cloudgate, aka “The Bean” by Anish Kapoor has reopened in all its glory with a new foundation and ramps at Grainger Plaza. Millennium Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month and it will be an exciting time the weekend of July 18-21 with music each evening, special guest, Common, singing with the Grant Park Orchestra on Saturday night and family programming throughout the day on Sunday. While there, consider the park’s various programs for the summer, such as the Millennium Park Residency Program or the Millennium Prak Summer Film Series. All programming at Millennium Park is Free.
Others to Try:
  • July 13: Millennium Park Residency Program: Experimental Sound Studio, 1pm-4pm
  • July 16: Millennium Park Summer Film Series: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial & Jurassic Park (Double Feature), 6pm
  • July 23: Millennium Park Summer Film Series: Coco, 6:30pm
Sharyne Tu
Concierge,  Macy's
Summer gets into full swing in July with activities starting with the Summer Music Series on Mondays and Thursdays and continued Grant Park concerts in Millennium Park. The park will host a 4-day celebration of its 20 year Anniversary 7/18-7/21. CLUE: A Walking Mystery is back. Sign up with friends and family to solve clues across the downtown area.
Others to Try:
  • Summer Film Series at Pritzker Pavilion on Tuesdays
  • Sundays on State 7/14
  • Chinatown Summer Fair 7/27-28
Philippe Gills
Chef Concierge,  Langham

What could be better than celebrating Chicago’s House Music legacy with the world’s best local dj’s while overlooking the lake and our magnificent skyline? “Jack the house” or throw your best moves Shedd Aquarium‘s Shedd House Party, Saturday’s 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. What’s more tickets includes all aquarium exhibits and more. Love this magnificent pairing sure to ‘make waves!’

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Museum has an eye-opening exhibit showcasing never before published snapshots, overhead drone, and video footage related to areal archeology of West Asia, often called an archeological paradise.

Nothing quite says summer like homemade ice cream! Visit Langham Chicago’s ‘Ice Cream Social’ located on the AMA plaza outside, where our Chef Walleska and her Pastry Team create flavors like super rich Chocolate Therapy or of course Pretty in Langham Pink! Ice cream not your jam? They also make gelato & sorbet! Did we add they also make the cones from scratch?!

Others to Try:
  • Pay a visit to Blue Chicago – going strong for nearly 40 years! Catch some of the world’s best blues acts!
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