5 New Takes on Old Favorites

Sarah Przybyla | July 3, 2017 | Feature Features

Experience some of the city's most iconic attractions in completely new ways with this lineup of summer events.
Jazzin' at the Shedd offers guests a unique aquarium experience with jazz, cocktails and an unbeatable view of the skyline.

1. Adler After Dark:
All-Star-Science and sports will come together for a night under the stars at the Adler Planetarium’s next 21+ event. Learn about the physical laws that rule our universe and the athletes that challenge them, as well as the physics behind your favorite Chicago sports. July 20, 6PM, tickets $20, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.

2. Fitness at the Field:
Enjoy the season’s beautiful weather with outdoor group workouts on the terrace of the Field Museum. Local gyms like The Bar Method and Fitness Formula Clubs will lead a variety of classes from yoga to Zumba, for attendees of all ages. Every Sunday from July 9- Aug. 20, 8AM, free, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.

3. Tuesdays on the Terrace:
Artists from the city’s internationally renowned jazz community showcase their talents at the MCA this summer with their annual performance series. The evenings include a changing buffet menu of items made with fresh, local produce and drinks to be enjoyed on the museum’s garden terrace. Every Tuesday through Sept. 26, 5:30PM, free admission, buffet tickets $30 , 220 E. Chicago Ave.

4. Butterfly Haven Yoga:
Bring your own mat and give your yoga practice new life with this butterfly-filled class at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Rejuvenate, energize and find your balance with the help of the beautiful tenants of the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Every Saturday in July, 8:30AM, individual class pass $15 or four week pass $48, 2430 N. Canon Dr.

5. Jazzin’ at the Shedd:
Spend your summer nights sipping cool cocktails and listening to jazz alongside 32,000 animals at the Shedd Aquarium. With a weekly menu of sea-inspired eats and live entertainment from some of Chicago’s top jazz musicians, it’s the most relaxed way to experience all the Shedd has to offer. Every Wednesday through Sept. 13, 5PM, tickets $20, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.


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