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
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AeroSTEM Expo 2019
at Hermann Hall Find Tickets
Chicago area students age 12 and up are invited to the third annual AeroStar Youth Aviation STEM Expo on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Hermann Hall, 3241 South Federal Street, on Illinois Institute of Technology’s Main Campus.
Burna Boy @ Thalia Hall
BURNA BOYFacebook | Instagram | TwitterAbout the Show:Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pmTickets on sale Friday 2/8 at 9am
Sip 'n' Shop for Wives, Brides, Proms & Moms
at Juicy Luzy Sangria
Getting married? Preparing for prom? Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Just need to unwind with adult conversation away from the kids? Join us for this extra special Sip 'n' Shop pop-up shopping experience!
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
at 3200 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-2211, United States Find Tickets
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.
tastytrade's 'Geeks on Parade' Chicago
at Kaplan Institute Find Tickets
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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