Another summer is coming to a close. The days are slowly becoming shorter. The leaves on some trees are gradually changing color and evening temperatures are becoming cooler. In short a new season is almost upon us and the Harvest Moon is around the corner. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox. This year that full moon will occur over September 29-30.
Yes the seasons may be changing but thankfully dating, romance, affection, and falling in love are not locked into one particular season of the year. Chicago offers us year round activities to create memories with that special someone. The following are some upcoming events you may want to consider.
World Music Festival: Chicago 2012
What has been called the largest and longest international world music festival arrives in Chicago on September 21st – 27th. Admission is free however performances rotate in various locations of the city Click here for dates and locations.
Concerts at United Center
- Madonna – September 19th & 20th
- Prince – September 24th – 26th
- Peter Gabriel – September 27th
- Kevin Hart (comedian) September 29th
- Barbra Streisand and Chris Botti – October 26th
Theater – Broadway in Chicago
- One Name Only – (Opens at The Black Ensemble Theatre October7th – November 11th) The show features music from Aretha, Gladys, Tina, Patti, Whitney, and Chaka.
- Kinky Boots – Music and songs by Cyndi Lauper (Opens at Bank of America Theater, October 17th)
- Sister Act – (Opens at Theatre of Roosevelt University November 13th – December 2nd)
- Les Miserables – (Opens Cadillac Palace Theatre November 14th – December 2nd)
- The Book of Mormon – (Opens at Bank of America Theater December 11th – March 3rd 2013)
The Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602
They offer a monthly schedule of free visual arts and performance programs.
Lincoln Square Oktoberfest
- September 28-30th
- Homemade bratwurst, and music in a beer garden setting .
- Location: Southport & Lincoln Ave
For those with children
Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo
Admission is free – Saturday October 20th from 11AM – 2 PM
Navy Pier always offers fun activities for every age group!
“The Harvest Moon is not really bigger, brighter or more pumpkin-colored than other full moons, but it’s special for ushering in the year’s grandest procession of moonlit nights. Enjoy” — Deborah Byrd