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
Chicago - Adam Saleh Chapter II
at Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Find Tickets
Adam Saleh performing Chapter II Live in Chicago. Supported by Slim. Exclusively featuring The Adams Family!
Celebrate National Tequila Day at Porkchop in Hyde Park
Porkchop celebrates National Tequila Day on Wednesday, July 24 with its ever-popular Margarita Flight. This tangy refreshment perfectly complements Porkchop’s spicy dishes.
Happy Hour at Red Fish Bleu Fish in Hyde Park Throughout July
at Red Fish Bleu Fish
Red Fish Bleu Fish’s Happy Hour is the place to be on weekdays from 4-6 p.m. and enjoy a half dozen oysters and rum punch for only $10.
Live Music Nights at The Hyde Speakeasy in Chicago’s Hyde Park
at The Hyde
Monday nights throughout July, beginning at 9 p.m., it’s Open Mic night, featuring live performance by singer extraordinaire Angela Martin who has performed on American Idol, The Ellen Show and Windy City Live.
Fourth Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party
at National Museum of Mexican Art
Join us for the Fourth Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party, a free all-ages event celebrating poetry, music, and creativity!
Elev8 Our Community: Navigating The Illinois Cannabis Industry
at Hyatt Place Chicago-South /University Medical Center Find Tickets
Adult-use cannabis is now legal in Illinois. Learn from industry insiders about how you can navigate the process and open a business.
CARMEN JONES (1954): Summer Classic Film Series
As part of Arts Bank Cinema's American Pride, American Prejudice summer classic film series, we are excited to screen CARMEN JONES, examining feminism and race.
BANTU FEST 2019
at Midway Plaisance, Chicago in Hyde Park, by the University of Chicago Find Tickets
Come Enjoy Food from Over 30 Different Countries, Arts, Music, Vendors, DJs, Live Performances, Dance, Children Village, Tribute to Music Legends, some International Guest Artists from Around the World.
MILLENNIUM AGE HOST: SILENT PARTY CHICAGO "TRAP x HOUSE x R&B"
at Red Fish Bleu Fish Find Tickets
SILENT PARTY CHICAGO "RNB LOVERS EDITION"
Beats & BBQ
at The Woodlawn Find Tickets
Chicago's headquarters for kickback vibes & tasty food! BP Ensemble and The Woodlawn presents BEATS & BBQ!