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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: August 25th-31st

August 25, 2014 6:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Neste Event Marketing

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Neste Event Marketing

This week’s Priceless Things To Do has you refreshing your wardrobe, watching a musical tailored to your suggestions and filling up on bacon. There’s only 52 weeks in a year, make sure this one is priceless!

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Pop Some Tags At The Thrift Shop

Date: Monday, August 25

Very Best Vintage on W. Chicago Ave. is the perfect spot to celebrate National Secondhand Wardrobe Day. This shop credits itself as “offering only the very best in vintage since 2008.” This thrift shop has a huge selection of in stock apparel dating all the way back to the 1940’s. Very Best Vintage’s supply ranges all the way from classic designer wear to unique label-less apparel.

Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images

Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images


Enjoy Your Tuesday On The Terrace

Date: Tuesday, August 26

Spend this Tuesday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for live music, great food and scenic views. The weekly event, hosted by Chicago University’s Al Carter-Bey, features Chicago-based jazz groups performing a free concert on the terrace. After the show, Puck’s Cafe hosts a dinner buffet of fresh, locally grown produce for $25 a head. Or, stop by the outdoor grill located on the lower terrace. To cap off the evening, head out to the garden lawn for some star gazing.

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Photo Credit: Thinkstock


Watch A Once In A Lifetime Performance

Date: Friday, August 29

Baby Wants Candy is performing for the fifth year in a row this summer at the Chicago Apollo Theater. Each show starts off with the cast asking the audience for a musical that has never been performed before and the first suggestion they hear becomes the show. From there, the crowd is treated to a 60 minute improvised production that is literally once in a life-time. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. on the Mainstage at the Apollo and tickets cost $15.

Photo Credit: DMK Burger Bar

Photo Credit: DMK Burger Bar


Stuff Yourself With Bacon

Date: Saturday, August 30

The world is celebrating International Bacon Day this Saturday, and who are you to not partake in the festivities? DMK Burger Bar has plenty of bacon infused dishes, like the always popular Patty Melt burger made up burnt onions, smoked swiss and last but certainly not least: smoked bacon. Come in after 10:00 p.m. and grab two bacon sliders for only $6 as part of their late-night special.

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Neste Event Marketing

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Neste Event Marketing


Crash Luke Bryan’s Party

Date: Sunday, August 31

Country music superstar Luke Bryan is performing live this Sunday at Soldier Field Stadium as part of his “That’s My Kind Of Night Tour.” Bryan dominated the country music scene in 2013 with smash hits like “Crash My Party,” “That’s My Kind Of Night” and “Play It Again.” Since his debut album in 2007, Bryan has had 15 songs crack the Billboard Hot 100 chart solidifying him as one of the top artists of the past few years regardless of genre. Lee Brice and Cole Swindell serve as opening acts and tickets are available online for $80 and up.

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Matt Weiss is an Associate Producer for CBS Local’s Best Of and Travel sections. Follow him on twitter.
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