Air and Water Show, Bad Bunny and More – NBC Chicago
Summer may be coming to an end and the skies are looking pretty gloomy, but there’s still plenty to do this weekend in the Chicago area.
From watching the spectacle that is the Air and Water Show to bumping into the musical performances of Bad Bunny, the city has a revolving door of events to experience.
However, the possibility of severe weather looms, with heavy thunderstorms expected in the evening, so be sure to remain cautious.
Here is an overview of five events scheduled in the region:
Chicago Air and Water Show
An annual tradition will return to the skies and waters of Chicago this weekend, as the annual air and water spectacle takes place over Lake Michigan.
The show, a staple since 1959, draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city each year, and this summer’s event will be the first large-scale show since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The event takes place primarily in the area around North Avenue Beach, located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood along the shores of Lake Michigan.
The event starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, and continues until 2 p.m.
As always, participation in the Air and Water Show is free.
The devil wears Prada, the musical
Hide the enamel bracelets, lumpy blue sweaters and floral prints because “The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical” is scheduled for three shows this weekend.
The Chicago-exclusive production wraps up its worldwide debut, with its final viewings scheduled for 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Based on the best-selling 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger and the 2006 film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, the musical will follow Andy Sachs as he breaks into the fashion industry with a gig at Runway Magazine. .
The shows will take place at the James M. Nederlander Theater, located at 24 W. Randolph St. Ticket information can be found here.
Bad Bunny, who was recently seen on movie screens in the hit movie “Bullet Train,” will take the spotlight at Soldier Field on Saturday night as he brings his “World’s Hottest Tour” to Chicago.
The artist is on tour in support of his recent album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’, which topped the Billboard Top 200, and in doing so became the second all-Spanish language album to hit the milestone.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for the show and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
Barring a remote festival in 2020, Ruido Fest has brought a class of Latin alternative music to Chicago’s Union Park since 2015.
The festival kicked off on Thursday and will run through Sunday, with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs headlining Saturday. The group was originally listed to perform as part of the festival’s star-studded lineup in 2021, but COVID-related reasons forced them to postpone.
Ticket and lineup information is available here.
Each year for three days, Ribfest Chicago serves an average of 50,000 pounds of pork to more than 60,000 attendees.
Now in its 22nd year, the festival will set the streets of Lincoln, Damen and Irving Park ablaze through Sunday, inviting the area’s barbecue masters to compete for the title of ‘Best Ribs’ and ‘People’s Choice’.
The festival also hosts two stages that spotlight original music from local and national independent acts.
An entry fee of $10 for individuals, $20 for families, is suggested by the organizers as a donation at the entrance.