You’re probably wondering what you’re going to do this summer? Here’s a list of fun adventures happening in your hometown!
New York City
Kara Walker’s: A Subtlety: If you’re an artsy kind of person, then this is the spot for you! Kara Walker is an excellent artist. In this exhibit, she pays homage to the African American workers that played a huge role in the sugar cane industry. Looking for something cheap? Luckily this event is FREE! The exhibit is at Domino Sugar Factory until July 6th.
Afropunk is the event that most New Yorkers wait for. People from all over find their way to Brooklyn to experience the biggest event of the summer each year! Afropunk features, different artists, performers and designers with booths set up to sell their fashions. This event takes place on August 23-24th.
JAZZ ON THE LAWN
Big fans of Jazz music will love this. At Callanwolde, there will be blues, contemporary, and classic jazz being played. This event takes place June 13th and the 27th. July 11th as well as Aug. 1st through the 15th.
CHARITY DRAG SHOW
If you’re a big fan of Rupaul’s Drag Race like I am, or just love drag queens in general, then check this out! This event is FREE and is said to be one of the “largest drag extravaganzas” happening in downtown East Point on June 14th at 7pm.
Fans of “The Walking Dead” will probably love this. If you want a makeover to look like a zombie, this event at Millennium Park is for you! It is FREE on June 21st at 3:30pm
CHICAGO PRIDE PARADE
The title says it all. On N. Broadway, come and watch the marching bands, floats, and all celebrating the LGBT pride and all its glory on June 29th.
SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA PRESENT: A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM
This FREE event on June 12th, from 8-10pm will showcase a hilarious Shakespeare classic of love gone wrong at Point Fermin Park.
AWKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS EXHIBIT
This exhibit will highlight those awfully embarrassing family group photos that are usually seen on social media. This event is open until July 27th and general admission is $8 at the California Heritage Museum.