Northalsted Market Days is the largest three-day street festival in the Midwest, welcoming 100,000 people to the streets of Northalsted (formerly known as Boystown) for an LGBTQ-friendly summer celebration of music, food and dance. As usual, this year's event features a long list of performers, including drag performer Trixie Mattel, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars judge Todrick Hall and openly-gay pop singer Greyson Chance. You can also catch sets from local DJ and tribute acts as well as a performance from the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus—check out the Northalsted Market Days website for a complete schedule.
Begin August on the right foot this weekend, whether you're heading to Northalsted Market Days or showing up at one of the other summer festivals in Chicago. You can also catch the Goodman Theatre's production of Zulema in various public parks, putt through the new bird-themed mini golf course in Douglass Park or head to the latest edition of Sundays on State. Plus, Patti Smith is performing in Evanston, Chromeo is spinning at Sound-Bar and the CatVideoFest is screening cute videos at the Music Box Theatre all weekend. Keep on scrolling to find more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend.
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