Nov 9, 2023 - Things to Do

Chicago weekend events: veterans ceremony, Lightscape and more

Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony. Photo: City of Chicago

This weekend in Chicago: honor veterans at Soldier Field, walk through light installations at Chicago Botanic Garden, or see Broadway's "Beetlejuice."

๐Ÿช– 1. Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony

Show gratitude to our military at this weekend's Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony.

Why it matters: This ceremony will honor more than 65,000 local military service members, according to a statement by Mayor Brandon Johnson.

When: Doors open 1oam Saturday

Location: 1st floor United Club at Soldier Field

  • Complimentary parking is available in the Waldron Deck

Cost: Free

Of note: Business attire or service dress uniforms are encouraged

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณ 2. Pilsen Gourmet

  • Celebrate Latino cuisine and culture from 7โ€“10pm Friday at Apollo's 2000. More than 25 restaurants from the Pilsen neighborhood will serve food samples as well as mezcal and tequila cocktails, micheladas, and beer. Tickets range from $65โ€“$125

๐Ÿ’ก 3. Lightscape

๐ŸŽค 4. Jerry Seinfield and Jim Gaffigan

  • The comedians/actors will take the stage at 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow at the United Center as a part of their first combined arena tour. Tickets start at $70

๐Ÿฆ• 5. Field Museum Free Admission Day

  • Take advantage of free general admission for Illinois residents at the Field Museum from 9am to 5pm tomorrow. Exhibits

๐ŸŽญ 6. "Beetlejuice"

๐Ÿ“ 7. Major League Table Tennis

  • Cheer on the Chicago Wind this weekend in Bedford Park as they take on the Florida Crocs, Carolina Gold Rush, and Princeton Revolution in the East Division MLTT tournament.
  • Location: Wintrust Sports Complex
  • When: The Wind's matches are at 7:30pm Fridayโ€“Sunday. Here's the full tournament schedule.

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