Here are the top three don’t-miss events happening around town this week and next — and for even more, visit Chicagosplash.com!
August 7: Cuisine for Cancer
Ten of Chicago’s largest cancer charities — including Susan G. Komen and Northwestern Memorial Hospital — come together for a night of mouthwatering Mexican eats provided by nearly 30 local restaurants and chefs. Emceed by Jonny Imerman and John May of Imerman Angels and Stephen Lee of ChariPick, the event raises funds for participating charities.
Time: 8-11 p.m.
Place: Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan
Cost: $85, $135 VIP. For tickets, visit Cuisineforcancer.org.
August 7-9: Chicago Hot Dog Fest
In the summertime, there’s nothing better than a Chicago-style dog. Celebrate the frank at this annual fest, featuring eats from Boricua Dog, Chicago Classics, Flashy Hotdogs and more, and music from The Personnel and The Flat Cats.
Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday
Place: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark
Cost: Free. For more information, visit Chicagohotdogfest.com.
August 8-9: Wrigleyville Summerfest
This annual fest is bound to be a Grand Slam, featuring a Kids Zone, lively music and food from the historic neighborhood’s most popular food vendors. Proceeds benefit Resurrection Lutheran Church, RLC Preschool, Lakeview Pantry and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
Time: 12-10 p.m. Saturday, 12-9 p.m. Sunday
Place: 3300 N. Seminary