Locals often lament Chicago's winter cold is utterly bone-chilling, but “the summers make up for it.”
And while the list of things to love about and in a warm Second City is endless, a visit to the beautiful Museum of Contemporary Art is a must – if only for their beautiful outdoor space on Tuesday evenings (5:30-8 p.m.) through Sept. 28.
RICH MAN: Entry to “Tuesdays on the Terrace”
hosted by our impressive neighborhood art museum – one of the world’s largest for contemporary art – is just $22 a person. It is a steal considering you are treated to a jazz concert as you enjoy an internationally themed dinner buffet prepared by Wolfgang Puck catering, which uses locally-grown produce from the MCA’s own farmer’s market.
RSVP immediately for Tuesday’s night of fun featuring Brazilian cuisine, including grilled churrasco, chimichurri swordfish, grilled eggplant, rice and tomato salad, farmers market salad and dessert.
POOR MAN: So Wolfgang’s out of your league? That’s OK, because you can still enjoy the same jazz concert on a great summer night at MCA with the cuisine of ... a county fair (still romantic!). Bring a blanket and find a spot on the garden lawn, where a few bucks will buy you something from the outdoor grill (burgers, dogs) or drinks at the cash bar on the lower terrace. And while you’re, you know, at a fantastic art museum, walk around the sculpture garden too – all of this for free!