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The biggest Gold Coast events to look forward to this year

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Want to check out some of the biggest upcoming events in the Gold Coast scheduled this year? We’ve got you covered! Here are some great events to look forward to:

Summer Sounds at Drumbar

201 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago, IL
3pm Saturday, Jul. 1 to Aug. 26, 2017

Summer Sounds is a weekly summer concert series and a collaborative effort between Drumbar, one of Chicago’s most popular cocktail lounges, and Sofar Sounds, a worldwide grassroots music network.

The series will showcase the musical talents of a wide variety of local musicians, which audiences can enjoy while sipping on featured drinks such as Drumbar’s Moscow Mule freeze pops and the house-made Frose.

To see the complete schedule, visit this page.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Great Lawn
Thursdays, Jun. 13 to Sept. 5, 2017

This year’s famous Millennium Park Summer Film Series features a stellar lineup of great films! Kick off the summer by enjoying The Blues Brothers, a Chicago classic, or the hilarious Caddyshack, presented by KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Also scheduled for this year’s series is a full moon double-feature screening of The Shining and Ghost, a daytime showing of Snow White (11am, Aug. 24), and a 25th Anniversary screening of Wayne’s World. El Norte, a classic 1983 British-American independent film will also be shown on July 11.

All films will be presented on a gigantic state-of-the-art 40-foot LED screen, which audiences can enjoy at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or on the Great Lawn.

Visit this page to view the complete schedule.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s “Hir”

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL
Jun. 29 to Aug. 20, 2017

Catch “Hir,” a gripping dramedy about the Connor family, a dysfunctional family in crisis. The play starts with Isaac, who is discharged from the military due to drug-related offenses. After returning home from Afghanistan, he discovers his family in disarray – his abusive father Arnold has suffered a stroke, his mother Paige overexcited by this new turn of events, and his little sister Max has now come out as a transgender.

“Hir” was included in 2015’s top ten theater lists from the New York Times, the New York Magazine, and Time Out NY. It was authored by Taylor Mac, who was named by Time Out NY as “one of the most exciting theater artists of our time.” Taylor has authored 17 full-length plays and performance pieces.

For tickets and additional info, head to this page.

Summer Wine Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark St., Chicago, IL
Friday, Jul. 28, 2017

Get to sample over 35 varieties of wine at the inaugural Summer Wine Fest, which takes place at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The after-hours event treats guests to a pleasant summer evening filled with live music and wine tastings while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the zoo’s lush gardens.

Guests who want to enjoy the full experience can opt for the VIP experience, which gives access to a private seating area, exclusive wines, unlimited pours, food pairings from some of Chicago’s best restaurants, and more.

For more information, visit this page.