July is coming an end, but there’s plenty of summertime fun left to enjoy. Join us in Rogers Park this weekend for a plethora of events like the Rogers Park Arts Alliance Swing Hustle, Movies in the Park at Loyola, Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and more!
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When: Saturday, July 28th (8:15 p.m.- 10:08 p.m.)
Where: Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Avenue
Come to Loyola Park this weekend and view the movie Wonder, which tells the incredible, inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. The movie rating is PG and is almost two hours long.
When: Saturday, July 28th @ 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 29th @ 2:00 p.m.
Where: Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina Street
Most people are aware of the talented William Shakespeare and his infamous playwrights. Well, if are an avid fan of everything Shakespeare, then this weekend attend Midsommer Flight Theater Company version of the Shakespeare play, “Two Gentlemen of Verona” live at Touhy Park. Two Gents contains many familiar Shakespearean elements, including star-crossed lovers and characters in disguise. Come early and bring a picnic! For more information, check out the Chicago Park District website.
RPAA July Event: Swing Hustle Event
When: Friday, July 27th (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
This July, join the Rogers Park Arts Alliance for a one-night intro to the Hustle Swing at Glenwood Dance Studio. Instructor Brennen Renteria will teach you basics in this friendly, fun class for all levels.
Hustle Swing is a partner dance that is sometimes referred to as “New York Hustle”. The 1977 movie, Saturday Night Fever showed both the line and partner forms of the hustle. Although the line dance version has faded away, the popularity of the partner version known as the Hustle Swing has continued and taken a place beside jitterbug swing, cha-cha, tango, rumba, bachata, salsa, nightclub two-step and other popular partner dances.
There is limited capacity for this event, so RSVP at Glenwood Dance Studio if you would like to join. The first step is to sign in or create an account. Then select the Beginning Hustle Swing class for Friday, July 27th.
Fish of Lake Michigan – Lake Ecology Walk and Talk
When: Saturday, July 28th (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
Where: Farwell Pier, between Pratt and Farwell
Our ecosystem is a vital part of human nature and it is important that we cater to learning about the environment as much as possible. Ania Bayers of the Shedd Aquarium will lead a discussion about our lake and what’s in it, including fish. This is a free nature event sponsored by the Leone Park Nature Center and is perfect for adults and children interested in learning about Lake Michigan. Please note this event is weather-dependent.
Enjoy the weekend!