14 suburban, city food fests to spice up your summer
From the heat of Highwood's Inferno Fest to the messiness of Naperville Ribfest and Rockin' Ribfest to the pungency of Garlic Fest and the spicy tang of two Bloody Mary fests, there's a festival for almost every taste. Here are 14 to whet your appetite.
Sound check: Rolling Stones resume rescheduled tour with Chicago launchThis week in music: The Rolling Stones roll into Chicago, kicking off the next leg of the band's North American tour. Also, Country LakeShake brings some country to the city, and The Darling Suns plays Yorkville's Summer Solstice Indie Music Festival.
Dining out: Shake Shack opens in Vernon Hills, Seasons 52 taps summer flavorsOn the suburban dining scene: Shake Shack opens Friday in Vernon Hills; Seasons 52 intros new Rosé All Day, All Summer menu; Fannie May scoops up BOGO ice cream Friday; Krispy Kreme offers its new filled doughnut for free Saturday and more.
New tasting locations highlight Wheaton Wine WalkNew tasting locations, an enhanced Paint & Sip experience and discounts or chances to win prizes from the tasting locations will highlight this summer's fourth annual Wheaton Wine Walk.
Enjoy variety of music at Swedish Days festival in GenevaGeneva will be rocking this week when some of the top area bands come to the 70th annual Swedish Days Festival.
Rotary GroveFest opens 4-day run in Downers GroveThe newest addition to Rotary GroveFest, an annual 4-day summer tradition that kicks off Thursday in downtown Downers Grove, is a craft beer fest.
Feder: WTTW's 'Chicago Tonight' exec producer to retireThe exodus of executives continues at WTTW-Channel 11: Mary Field, executive producer of "Chicago Tonight" since 1996, has announced her retirement from the Window to the World Communications station, effective July 12.
Best bets: Tony Bennett returns to Ravinia; Hugh Jackman plays United CenterTony Bennett returns to the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Hugh Jackman tours to Chicago's United Center and the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash plays Rosemont's Allstate Arena.
Theater spotlight: Comedian Rajiv Satyal skewers politicians in new stand-up show in NapervilleComedian Rajiv Satyal skewers politicians in his stand-up show "The Man in the Middle," Janus Theatre delivers Shakespeare unrehearsed, and North Shore Center salutes Simon Wiesenthal, this week in suburban theater.
Get fired up for Highwood's Inferno Fest June 26Highwood is heating up for Celebrate Highwood's Inferno Fest from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave.
Andy Grammer to perform for free in RosemontPlatinum-selling artist Andy Grammer and "American Idol" season 16 winner Maddie Poppe will perform for free Tuesday night at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Father's Day and rock 'n' rollersEach year, for the past 26, I have produced a festival in Chicago's Little Tuscany neighborhood around 24th Street and Oakley Avenue. At this event on Father's Day Sunday each year, we remember fathers who have passed, and recognize those dads who are still with us.
Through the Film Magnifier: Barry Manilow, Deadheads, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Connors, a fishing derby and more