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78 Things to Do in Chicago in June and July

Giordano Dance Photo: Gorman Cook May 31–June 3 Festival Maifest Lincoln Square Chicago’s summer street fests are best enjoyed early in the season, before they become inescapable, and festival fatigue sets in. This German celebration toasts the arrival of summer with cold beer, dancing, and more lederhosen-clad septuagenarians than you can imagine. Details:Lincoln and Leland. … Read more

64 Things to Do in Chicago in April

Apr. 2 New Music Savior Loop For its new-music series MusicNow, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra produces the world premiere of composer Amy Beth Kirsten’s chamber opera Savior with her vocal-theater ensemble Howl and CSO musicians. Details:Harris Theater. 7 p.m. $15–$28. cso.org Apr. 2–June 7 Dance Stomping Grounds Various neighborhoods This annual fest, celebrating international forms … Read more

60 Things to Do in Chicago in February

Feb. 1 Pop Cashmere Cat Uptown This Norwegian producer and DJ counts Malia Obama among his fans (many spotted the former first daughter at his 2016 Lollapalooza set). Born Magnus Høiberg, he made his name spinning breakbeat-heavy mixes on the mid-aughts underground circuit. Since then, he’s collaborated with the likes of Ariana Grande and Selena … Read more

58 Things to Do in Chicago in January

Jan. 1 Recreation New Year’s Day 5K Lincoln Park Consider this rain-or-shine jaunt through Lincoln Park a down payment on your lofty New Year’s resolutions. The breakfast buffet at the finish line should take the edge off. Details:Lincoln Park at La Salle and Stockton. 11 a.m. $40–$50. eventbrite.com Jan. 5–Feb. 25 Theater Traitor Old Town … Read more