Friday, August 12, 2011
Fun Events This Weekend In Area
Food Trucks at the park
Stop by the kickoff of a new food truck gathering series in Grant Park, hosted by Mobile Cuisine Magazine and the Chicago Park District. Mobile eateries Taqueror Fusion and Bergstein's NY Deli are confirmed for now, but keep up with additional participants by following @mobilecuisine on Twitter.
5-8 pm Friday. No cover.
1767 N Milwaukee
Walk through a mini city of art galleries houused within 12 shipping containers at the inaugural Built Festival. Galleries range from photography and screenprinting to elaborate installations and performance art. Local musicians perform, including sibling rock duo White Mystery and Beat Kitchen serves up food.
5 -10:30 pm, Friday
11 am - 10:30 pm Saturday
Browse through hjome decor, candles, jewelry, stationery and more from crafters at the Indie Arts Market. With an impressive list of artists from the Chicago area, see how many items you can spot with the Chicago flag stars on them.
11am - 5 pm, Saturday
Street Food Artistry
Celebrate the best of guerilla cuisine.
Local photographers’ and painters’ works inspired by urban living fill Galleria Marchetti’s space, with many of Chicago’s favorite food trucks parked in a nearby courtyard. Check out what to expect at this first-of-its-kind fest Sunday.
From the truck
Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go mobile eatery food tour, featuring celeb chefs, makes its only Chicago stop with Chef Takashi Yagihashi whipping up summertime recipes and handing out free bites. Arrf Scarf, Bergstein’s NY Deli, Forever Yogurt, Uptown Pie Co. and Puffs of Doom carts also provide food for thought.
From the bar
Lynn House, chief mixologist of Blackbird, will host a private mixology demonstration for VIP ticketholders. Of course, House will offer samples of her creative concoctions.
LOOK AT THIS
Photographer Geraldine Rodriguez takes on a tasty challenge during a live photo shoot of a model dressed in couture made of nostalgic candy as part of the "E.T. Meets Willy Wonka" showcase title.
Bid on swag
A silent auction takes place throughout the event to benefit Chicago Street Musicians, Common Threads and The University of Chicago Charter School.
LISTEN TO THIS
Click click boom
Tap sensation Madd Rhythms brings the house down—and probably leaves behind a few dents in the floor. The group celebrates 10 years of tap by continuing to cultivate some of the best tap dancers in Chicago.
Here’s to the streets
See the best local street performers take the stage this weekend as nonprofit Chicago Street Musicians provides entertainment throughout the fest.
Sunday, August 14, 2011, 1pm to 7 pm, Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie, $40.00 to $70.00