About South Side
Diverse describes South Side Chicago Illinois, south of the Chicago River. Its neighborhoods range from working class to wealthy, and include ethnic groups from the earliest immigrants the Irish, Italian, Polish and Lithuanian to Chinese, African-American and Hispanic. It all means there's lots of variety. The vibrant nightlife reflects the diversity in bars and restaurants. There is much to do during the day too. Here you can watch the White Sox play, or see the Frank Lloyd Wright House. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry housed in a building erected for the 1893 World Fair, aka the World Columbian Exposition. Stroll the shoreline parks for miles. Plan to picnic or swim at the beach. Explore Chicago's Chinatown. Visit the University of Chicago situated in Hyde Park where you can also see the impressive Jewish synagogue KAM Isaiah Israel. A rich cultural history blossomed here, evidenced in the many art museums and galleries such as the DuSable Museum of African American History, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art. Musicians of the African-American community helped create a unique Chicago sound.The Great Fire of 1871 initiated growth of the South Side as rich and poor both fled the center of the city. Prairie Avenue became the domain of the rich. Today's Prairie Avenue has a few of their grand mansions remaining. Meanwhile poor African-Americans were squeezed into slum areas; you can learn their story at Bronzeville Visitor Information Center.
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Events in South Side
Mambo Mayhem: South Side Salsa @ The Promontory
at The Promontory
18+Free w/ RSVPDoors Open 7:00pmDance Lesson 7:15pmOpen Dancing 8:15pmEnds at MidnightEvery 3rd Monday of the Month(Salsa | Bachata | Cha-Cha-Chá | Merengue | More)Dance Lesson by Vishy Sharma and members of BLDAMusic by El Caobo (WDCB 90.9 fm
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
at 3200 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2211, United States
Welcome to summer! Top local tribute bands… food… libations… artisans… and a second stage with zany entertainment booked by popular neighborhood venues are on tap for the 35th annual Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest.
Memorial Day Skate Party
at The MLK Skating and Bowling Center
Celebrate Memorial Day with Us! May 27, 2019
BONFIRE AT THE POINT
at Promontory Point
COME JOIN US FOR AN EVENING FILLED WITH FUN ...
at The Promontory,
Not Another D&D Podcast at HeadGum Live @ Thalia Hall
at Thalia Hall
NOT ANOTHER D&D PODCASTDoors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm17+Welcome to the campaign after the campaign! Three unlikely adventurers attempt to right the wrongs caused by a party of legendary heroes who screwed up the world while trying to save it.
Twinnovation at HeadGum Live @ Tack Room
at Tack Room
Doors 2pm / Show 3pm17+TwinnovationA podcast for the schemers and dreamers.
Hey Riddle Riddle at HeadGum Live @ Thalia Hall
at Thalia Hall
Riddles! Puzzles! WhoDunnits! Hey Riddle Riddle is a podcast featuring hosts Adal Rifai, Erin Keif and JPC who try and solve a few of these every episode while dissecting, discussing and improvising scenes along the way.
We Hate Movies at HeadGum Live @ Thalia Hall
at Thalia Hall
WE HATE MOVIESDoors 9:00pm / Show 9:45pm17+Founded in New York City, the We Hate Movies podcast uses bad movies, ranging from the tasteless to the tedious, as a jumping-off point for long-form conversations that include personal anecdotes, detailed trivia, and extensive
tastytrade's 'Geeks on Parade' Chicago
at Kaplan Institute
Geeks on Parade: It’s first come/first served this year for a Geek blowout in Chicago. One show, 6 hours, 10 speakers, lots of Chicago Street Food and all your favorite tastytrade personalities playing host to the event.
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