August 2013 events calendar for Chicago
Plan your August in Chicago with our events calendar of the best activities, including free things to do and our picks from theater, the arts and music.
August—we're now eyeballs-deep in summer. Renowned podcaster Marc Maron drops into town for a four-night stand at the Mayne Stage. Chicago native and former SNL castmember Nora Dunn puts on a solo show at Theater Wit. There are also plenty of festivals to keep you busy: Northalsted Market Days, the Air & Water Show, Chicago Korean Festival, the Slow and Low Community Lowrider Festival and lots more. We can't help but wonder if Grant Park will stay dry for Lollapalooza. (Remember last year's mud pit?) We're also curious if ZZ Top—opening for Kid Rock at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre—will dip its collective beard into Eliminator-era '80s material, which we've been shamelessly blasting in the office. Have you ever worked to "Gimme All Your Lovin'"? Highly recommended.