Two mid-week diversions for your enjoyment

We usually post our guide to weekend diversions on Friday, but we received word on two fun things to do around Chicago during the week this week, and both are for mid-week events.  For your enjoyment:

Chicago Outdoor Film Festival

On Tuesday, July 21, at Butler Field in Grant Park, we’re breaking a record. groucho mask

Join us for that evening’s presentation of the Marx Brothers classic “Duck Soup” and we’ll give you a Groucho nose and glasses as we attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for “the most people wearing Groucho Marx glasses.”

Be sure to sign in to receive your glasses. We must wear them for a total of 10 minutes and pose for video and photo, at approximately 8:15pm.

Bring your friends, bring your family and join us and our partners, The Goodman Theatre, for this unique experience. It’s history in the making and you don’t even need to say the secret word!

For this season’s complete line up of films and more information on the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival, visit

Raffle to throw out the first pitch at September Crosstown Classic

In honor of Valspar’s new partnership with the Cubs, you can bid on a chance to throw the first pitch at Wrigley Field when the Cubs take on city rivals the Chicago White Sox on 9/3. image

Valspar is also collecting donations for Habitat for Humanity and will match the amount collected. All of the information you need is located at:

Learn more about the new Cubs color palette inspired by Wrigley Field and enter for a chance to win the first pitch sweepstakes.