Welcome to Park’s Friday Five! Each week you’ll find a weekend size taste of Chicago and Park happenings. So don’t be out of the loop…check back each week for full scoop!
1) 2/42 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Looking for an “Ultimate” Labor Day Weekend?!? Well, look no more, Park Community Church is hosting THE Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. whether you’re a seasoned player or just fascinated with frisbees it’s sure to be a fun day out in the sun. Got friends who want to join? Great! Sign up as a team of 5-7. Or, if your motto is, “Life’s a gamble” sign up solo and perhaps you’ll end up on the winning team! Prizes for the top two teams. Saturday, Sept. 5, Diversey Harbor, 9am-2pm, Register on the Park website: http://www.parkcommunitychurch.org/event/2009-09-05-242-ultimate-frisbee-tourney/.
2) Chicago Jazz Festival
Let the Blues carry away your sorrows of Summer passing at this 31st annual Jazz Festival in Millennium Park. For three days straight you can enjoy four jam-packed stages boasting local, national and international performers. From Ragtime to Big Band the center of the city will be all jazzed up over Chicago’s longest-running lakefront music festival. Sept. 4-6, 12pm-9:30pm, Price: Free, 300 S. Columbus, http://www.chicagofestivals.net/category/city-of-chicago-festivals/jazz-festival.
3) Bash on Wabash
Perhaps your neighborhood Block Party has come and gone, but the folks in the South Loop invite you to come on down and celebrate the holiday weekend Wabash style. Food, fun, bags, live music, beer and wine vendors and a DJ await. Sept. 5-6, 11am-10pm,1800 S. Wabash Ave, Price: $5 Donation, http://www.greatersouthloop.org/bash.html.
4) First Fridays @ The Museum of Contemporary Art
Single? Feeling ready to mix and mingle? Every First Friday, The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an after-work mixer complete with passed Wolfgang Puck appetizers, a DJ and the ever cool iMac G5 Digital Dating Bar – to find out exactly what it is, you have to go see for yourself! With all the festivities, don’t forget to indulge yourself in some of the bizarre, ahem, contemporary art that truly deserves the spotlight! Sept. 4, 6pm-10pm, Price: $8-16, 220 E. Chicago, http://www.mcachicago.org/programs/ff.php?page=friday.
5) I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!!! That’s the rallying cry at Chicago’s Luxury Ice Cream Festival! Sound too good to be true? It’s not…Noted as a gourmet festival (is that an oxymoron?) of coolest proportions, this one night event pays homage to the micro-creamery, pastry chefs, chocolatiers and artisan suppliers. And heck, life is short, eat dessert first!!! Friday, Sept. 4, 7pm-10pm, Price: $25, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive, http://chicagoicecreamfestival.com/festival.html.
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