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Tuesdays on the Terrace

Jazz, Outdoor Patio, Art, Wine and Eats: You will find all of these things every Tuesday this summer at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), 220 E. Chicago Ave.

Alfresco Jazz evenings are free for your listening enjoyment; food and drink are both available for purchase. Wolfgang Puck offers a dinner buffet for $22, or you can purchase grilled items ala carte for a more casual dinner. If you get there early, tables are available on the terrace but you are also welcome to bring a blanket and stretch out on the lawn. We’ve been known to purchase a bottle of wine (or two), enjoy a couple hours of night air and music and then follow it all up to a walk over to Ghirardelli’s for an indulgent ice cream treat.

One added bonus of these musical nights is the opportunity you also have for a quick walk through the museums exhibits.

This summers schedule features:

June 8 : 5:30 p.m. Brent Kimbrough
June 15 : 5:30 p.m. Hanah Jon Taylor
June 22 : 5:30 p.m. Julia Huff
June 29 : 5:30 p.m. Fred Anderson
July 6 : 5:30 p.m. Maggie Brown
July 13 : 5:30 p.m. Mwata Bowden
July 20 : 5:30 p.m. Matt Ulery
July 27 : 5:30 p.m. Corey Wilkes
August 3 : 5:30 p.m. Fred Lonberg-Holm
August 10 : 5:30 p.m. Robert Irving III
August 17 : 5:30 p.m. Jason Adasiewicz
August 24 : 5:30 p.m. Fred Anderson
August 31 : 5:30 p.m. Charles Heath
September 7 : 5:30 p.m. Barry Winograd
September 14 : 5:30 p.m. Tomeka Reid
September 21 : 5:30 p.m. Josh Berman
September 28 : 5:30 p.m. World Music Festival

Mayfest Chicago in Lincoln Square

Looking for a little culture topped off with a mug of cold beer and some live music? Mayfest (Maifest auf Deutsch) celebrates the arrival of spring each year in Chicago’s very own Lincoln Square. If you are looking for something more than the typical street fair with ordinary draft beer, make Mayfest part of your Date Night plans. My husband and I include it in ours. We may even make it a “Date Day” this year.

Located at the intersection of Lincoln and Leland, Mayfest begins this year on Thursday, June 3rd @ 5:00 pm running through Sunday, the 6th. Enjoy some authentic polka on Friday evening with the Polkaholics or dance to some oldies on Saturday, The Captain Blood Orchestra will be on Main Stage starting at 7:00pm.

Enjoy some great German food, dance around the Maypole, finish a stein of truly great German beer. You’ll be so glad you stopped by.