It’s officially summer so stop spending time indoors. Stay outdoors and grab some fresh air all weekend with these four activities.
Until Sept. 5
Once you experience a movie outside in the elements you’ll realize that it’s hard to go back to watching it indoors. The Chicago Park District has you covered with over 250 screenings of current and classic films across the city’s countless, beautiful parks. This weekend alone you can enjoy “Back to the Future” at Brooks Park, “Minions” at Cornell Square, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at Touhy Park, and “The Lego Movie” at Maggie Daley Park.
Until Sept. 11
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Sharpen your dancing skills for the Summer at Grant Park where dance instructors of different genres help you learn new moves and 43 live bands across the summer play some music to show off what you’ve learned. It all takes place on the 4,900-square foot open-air dance floor, which should give you enough space to shimmy. This weekend you can learn to dance swing, salsa, and Argentine tango.
Until Oct. 23
Humboldt Park Boathouse Parking Lot
1301 N. Humboldt Dr.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation wants you to stretch your legs, hop on a bike, and experience Chicago’s Green Necklace, a series of parks and thoroughfares designed by William LeBaron Jenney and Jens Jensen. Learn about the personalities and architecture that have called Humboldt Park and Logan Square home.
Until Sept. 3
Millennium Park Great Lawn
201 E. Randolph St.
Millennium Park offers amazing outdoor workouts every Wednesday and Saturday on the Great Lawn. Wednesdays are only yoga classes held from 7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m. There is more variety on Saturdays with a different workout every hour starting at 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. with tai chi, yoga, pilates, and Zumba® in that order. While it might be early you’ll forget it once you realize how beautiful it is to get healthy with a view to all the Loop skyscrapers, the Frank Gehry-designed bandshell, and the rest of Downtown Chicago.