Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your social schedule has to go into hibernation. August brings a flurry of street festivals, concerts and restaurant openings to a neighborhood near you. The month kicks off with four-day music festival Lollapalooza, which takes over Grant Park with headliners Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and Jack White. Didn’t nab tickets? There are still plenty of things to do around Chicago that weekend. Then, cap off the month by laughing it off at iO’s 10-day comedy festival. Here’s a look at the best events and openings in August.
Lettuce Entertain You’s first wine bar will offer an ever-changing menu of unique pours and a collection of small plates in the former Bottlefork space.