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Piccolo Sogno opened its doors to Chicago in July 2008. The name, which means “little dream,” in Italian, was chosen by partners Tony Priolo and Ciro Longobardo because it had always been their dream to open a restaurant of their own. Piccolo Sogno features a menu of fresh, seasonal rustic Italian cuisine with an impressive all-Italian wine list.
Alley Art Festival
This free, family-friendly event celebrates the Aurora community and its burgeoning arts and cultural scene. The art festival turns Water Street Mall, the brick alleyway between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard, into a vibrant city center featuring more than sixty local artists, crafters, and artisans. Free music on the lawn, a creative children’s booth, delicious food, and so much more is offered to create a fun and exciting day for everyone.This outdoor, grassroots art festival is from noon to 5 p.m. on the last Saturday in August.
NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl
One month after the swing event on the points tour, both the NMRA and the NMCA roll into Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, over the weekend of July 28 – 31, 2016. This is the only event where the NMRA and NMCA compete against each other for the ultimate bragging rights! The 11th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing is one of the crown jewels in ProMedia organization’s family of events. By combining all of the classes across both racing sanctions, selecting an outstanding venue like Route 66 Raceway that is centrally located to much of the country, and bringing the baddest door slammers in the country together in one place, the stage is set for ground-breaking, record-setting heads up drag racing plus a giant all American car show and so much more! Over the last several years, the Route 66 surface has been home to many record-setting passes. It’s called the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing for a reason, and the racing action reflects that title. Over 30 race classes filled with all kinds of awesome Detroit iron, walkin’ and talkin’ down the track – this event is an absolute must!
NASCAR XFINITY Series - Chicagoland 300
Chicagoland is the Last Chance Race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series stars to punch their ticket to the series' new playoff format, which will determine a champion! The drivers of the XFINITY Series will race against some of NASCAR's biggest stars on Saturday, September 17 as part of our four-race race weekend! This is where history begins as the drivers look to not only capture a Championship, but also make their way into the ranks of NASCAR's best! Green flag is set for 2:30 p.m. CT!
Taste of Pierogi
Come spend some time at Toyota Park for our Taste of Pierogi! Lots of carnival rides, food, live music, and beer! Hope to see you there! Th-F 4-11PM; Sa 1-11PM; Su 12-11PM
Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., is a $130 million, 1.5-mile, D-shaped, tri-oval speedway that annually hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Chicagoland Speedway sits on 930 acres of land, which is large enough to accommodate 42 United Centers (home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks). Chicagoland Speedway provides 500 acres of free parking for more than 30,000 vehicles. Standing at 15 stories tall, Chicagoland Speedway's grandstands are approximately the same height as the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel in downtown Chicago!
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - American Ethanol E15 225
The American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway is the Last Chance Race for the ever-unpredictable Camping World Truck Series as NASCAR's newest stars battle for a final spot in the series' new playoff. The trucks return under the lights as part of the Four-Race Weekend on Friday, September 16! NASCAR's newest stars will try their luck at tackling the tri-oval during an all-out battle. There will surely be fireworks during the race ... and we'll have some afterward, too! Green flag is set for 7:30 p.m. CT!
ARCA Racing Series - Scott 150
The ARCA Racing Series returns to Chicagoland Speedway to kick off four days and nights of racing action on Thursday, Sept. 15! The up-and-comers and wily veterans never disappoint, with a night full of unpredictable action! Green flag is set for 7 p.m. CT!
Annual Mokena Chamber Food, Wine & Brew Festival
Join us for our 13th Annual Festival of Food, Wine & Brew on the grounds of historic McGovney-Yunker Farm. Taste a variety of wines specially paired with dishes from local restaurants. Enjoy the festival atmosphere, browse the artisan booths and listen to live performances.12-8PM.
Track Laps and Car Wash at Chicagoland Speedway
Fans can take their own vehicles onto The Magnificent Mile And A Half for two parade laps around the 1.5-mile oval that the stars of NASCAR will race on during the Sprint Cup Series weekend September 15-18 at Chicagoland Speedway. This opportunity is available for only $10!
Begyle Brewery is a community supported brewing company on Chicago's north side. The taproom is filled with unique as tasty beers and tours of the facilities are available.
D'Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic
A tribute to all things vintage, the D’Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic is the ultimate good ole days event, paying homage to the early drag racing and hot rod culture. From Nostalgia Funny Car racing down the dragstrip, to the classic cars in the Show ‘N Shine – the Route 66 Classic is a quarter-mile blast down memory lane. Featuring: - Nostalgia Match-Racing, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Super Stocks and more! Tickets only $20, $5 for kids - New for 2016 – Rooftop Seating! - Bigger and Better Classic Car Show in 2016 - Live Entertainment and Beer Garden - FREE Kids Club Area with activities - Food and Beverage specials, fan contests and fun! You can participate! - Vintage Test and Tune only for 1979 & older cars - $25 Run Card - Roadsters, Altereds and Dragsters welcome - Preffered Parking Cruise-In Show ‘N Shine Car Corral Display for ’79 and older – included with your admission ticket In celebration of the 90th Anniversary of Historic Route 66, all attendees who were born in 1926, the inaugural year of the Mother Road, will be given free admission with valid photo ID.
A neighborhood karaoke bar! Bobby Loves is the hot spot in Boystown to show off your singing skills.
Southport Grocery and Cafe
We're a fine food grocery with a focus on locally made goods and a keen eye on quality. Dine in, stop by, walk the shelves and discover your next food tradition.
Revolución Mexican Steakhouse
Come and experience refinement and individuality at Chicago's first Mexican steakhouse. Featuring steaks, chops and seafood with a Mexican flare.
Heritage Haul Race
Annual Heritage Haul rack features the 15-mile bike ride, half marathon, 10K and 5K courses. Cash prizes and medals presented. Fun kids activities too! Run or bike in beautiful Village of South Holland. Choose from 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or 15 mile bike distance. Guaranteed a long-sleeve race shirt if registered by August 1st. Cash Prizes presented immediately after race! 7AM.
Style Room 326
Style Room 326 is Chicago's 1st members only wholesale/retail showroom & creative space offering discounted exclusive shopping workshops private events and more. Offers beauty, fashion and entrepreneurial workshops as well as hosting facilities for style and product launch parties.
Dive Bar is a seafood restaurant and specialty rum bar in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. At Dive Bar we feature a variety of nautical delights including widely popular “seafood boils” with three sauces to choose from, a selection of delicious Po’Boys served with Curly Sea Salt Fries, and more traditional dishes including Steak n’ Lobster and premium fish platters.
Las Mananitas offers some of the best Mexican cuisine in the city and don't forget the Margaritas.
Little Jim's Tavern
This bar started it all when it was the first gay bar to open in the North Halsted area (Boystown). Little Jim's is big with the late night crowd and features daily drink specials.
The Twisted Vine Chicago
Although we specialize in great wines and fantastic whiskey and scotch, we do have a full bar to serve all your needs. We do have a few little plates to munch on during your visit. Please stop in and say hello, have a glass of wine or try a whiskey flight or sip on your favorite cocktail.
Valley Green Executive Golf Course
Valley Green hosts a laid-back, unobtrusive environment perfect for those who are new to golfing, kids, leagues, or those experienced golfers who want to concentrate on their short game. Try their famous Night-light golf! Valley Green is a public, 18 hole, Par 60, 3841 yard executive course. Open all winter...weather permitting.
Drew's on Halsted
Drew's On Halsted a great place to have dinner drinks and late night food. The quality is always the freshest and of the highest standard, bringing the food and service to a higher level creating a modern American bistro.
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill
Established in 1996, a father and his 2 sons opened a small 10-table restaurant in the East Lakeview community and gradually grew over the years by following a strict policy of only serving top quality, authentic dishes and some of the best margaritas in town.
HB Home Bistro
HB is a cozy storefront bistro nestled amidst the bustling nightlife of Boystown. Executive Chef, Victor Morenz, and Sous Chef, Corey Bowers are dishing up inventive New American fare; familiar flavors executed in unfamiliar ways. At HB you’ll feel like you are having your own private dinner party; you bring the champagne, we’ll bring the food!
Progress Bar Chicago
This Boystown neighborhood bar located at the corner of Roscoe and Halsted Streets features DJ music, streaming music videos, a full bar and 16 beers on tap to choose from. Bar goers can enjoy DJ music on Friday and Saturday and daily drink specials.
Craft cocktail lounge located on the upstairs of 3208 N Halsted St. Great vibes, even better drinks. A 1920s style bar with prohibition era craft cocktails.
Tutto Fresco is a cornerstone in the Chicago community and has been recognized for its outstanding Italian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Italian restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
Located in Boystown, Cell Block is long known as one of Chicago's premiere gay clubs. The front bar has a dance floor, DJ and live entertainment.
D.S. Tequila Company
D.S. Tequila Company is a casual tex-mex style bar and restaurant on North Halsted for small or large groups looking for a fun destination in Lakeview, Chicago. Awesome burgers, great tacos, & premium tequila - setting the standard for good times & unforgettable memories.
Graveyard Blues Tour
Ride along with Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail as we explore the deep heritage of Chicago Blues interred along the Cal-Sag. Stand among the ghosts of Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed and many others while you learn how Blues set the table for Rock & Roll. Pre-register $20; Day of—if available!—$24. For those who don’t bicycle, we can accommodate automobiles at $70 per car. For more info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 9:30AM-3PM
Roscoe's is a fun and entertaining gay nightclub for the most adventuresome customer. Whether you come to drink, dance, sing, watch videos, dine at our sidewalk patio or hang out by the fireplace or in the garden, there's something for everyone.
South Holland Fall Fest
South Holland Fall Fest features a car show, live music, line dancing, fun inflatable jump, face painting, engaging crafts for kids and more.
Blue Island Beer Company
Blue Island's first brewery since prohibition. A craft brewery and taproom with artisan ethics serving the South Side of the Chicago area.True to the craft.
St. Benedict Fest
St. Benedict Fest capitalizes on our rich diversity and features ethnic music, food, games, raffles and live entertainment. Friends, alumni, parishioners are all welcome. 2-10PM.
Finch's Beer Company
Finch's Beer Co. is in the business of brewing great, craft beers locally in Chicago, Illinois. We use the best ingredients and take special care to make sure every batch is the best we can brew.
Imperial Oak Brewing
Imperial Oak Brewing is a small brewery that puts the beer first. Our focus is on imperial strength and barrel aged brews but we offer an ever changing variety of styles to satisfy a wide range of tastes.
Three Angels Brewing
Great beers should be distributed on the backs of their followers, not on the trucks of distributors. Three Angels Brewing is a nano scale operation, focusing on the production and development of brews utilizing predominantly locally grown inputs. Economics is an after thought, Quality is a requirement, and Excellence is determined and awarded by consumers, not judges. Tours by appointment.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Bar and dining space is broken into 2 separate rooms, joined by a corridor that takes guests past the brew house and fermentation room, providing wonderful views of our showcase brewing system. Exposed brick and vintage mosaic tiled floors offer a taste of the rich history that our 100 year old building enjoys. The rear bar and dining room can be closed to accommodate banquets, parties and special events. It is also the new home of Chicago's very own Drinking and Writing Theater. Occupancy of approximately 300 further lends to the dynamic uses of the dining and bar areas.
Motor Row Brewing
Motor Row Brewing takes it’s name from the historic Motor/Record Row area located in a landmark building at 2337 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s near south side. Our taproom is currently open Tuesday through Sunday. We sell beer on site, and to-go in howlers, growlers and cans.
Urban Legend Brewing Company
Find Urban Legend Brewing Company nestled in an industrial park just off of 63rd street in Westmont. Featuring a lively tap room, taste our legendary craft beers where they are brewed. Join us and enjoy beer by the half pint or sample flight. Want beer to go: take home a howler, growler, bottles, or even a keg!
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Orland Park
Rock Bottom is all about the beer. Every tank tapped here represents hours of planning, experimentation, ingenuity and precision by a local Rock Bottom Brewmaster. The folks here pride themselves on the remarkably consistent quality of their handcrafted beers as well as their tasty menu of made-from-scratch food
Horse Thief Hollow
We make great beer and food every day. From pint to plate, everything is made from scratch using the finest ingredients and local suppliers. We invite you to come in, and taste that difference yourself.
Vice District Brewing Company
Vice District Brewing has joined Chicago’s craft beer revolution with our south loop taproom right on Michigan Avenue. Stop on in and sample our ever rotating taps of our on-site-brewed craft beer. We’d love to meet you and show you the brews we’ve come up with.
Emmett's Ale House
Brewery & Restaurant located Downtown Weaton near the Metra Train Station. Upscale Casual Fare & Award Winning Handcrafted Beer.