Diversion: Things to do in Chicago this weekend. With a sleeper surprise…

Of course, the big event this weekend is the @properties Softball & Volleyball Tournament & Picnic!

I’d like to state the obvious, again, that we work for the coolest Real Estate Company in the known universe.  Sharp eyed spotters can seek out their favorite Real Estate Agents in skimpy outfits TODAY, Friday, in the late afternoon and evening at the UIC softball fields near Maxwell and Halsted.  The event is closed to the public, so I’m not publishing the exact address.  But if you just happen to stroll by…

Softball Highlights:

GAME 1 – 4:30pm: “B@d @pples” vs. “I’d Hit That”

GAME 2 – 5:30pm: “Where My Pitches @?” vs. “Bank Owned”

GAME 3 – 6:30pm: “The Shockers” vs. “Golden Showers”

Volleyball Highlights:

GAME 1 – 4:30pm: “PB&K Ballers” vs. “Don’t Dink and Dive”

GAME 2 – 5:15pm: “Kiss My Pass!” vs. “Let Me Hit Th@!”

GAME 3 – 6:00pm: “Sandy Ball Breakers” vs. “Dig This!”

GAME 4 – 6:45pm: “Over One Million Served” vs. “Spiking the Competition”

Bags, Bocce Ball and Horseshoes all evening long.  As Your Guide fancies himself as more of an “Athletic Supporter” you will undoubtedly find me brown nosing, and hanging out by the coolers.

Just in case you were thinking of driving anywhere near the lake this weekend, you might need a reminder of…

The Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago Air & Water Show info here.

Summer Chicago Kirlin Visit 529

The 51st annual event, billed as the oldest and largest free show of its kind in the country, annually draws two million spectators to the lakefront. This year, the air and water portions have been combined into one continuous show.

Air show highlights: The AeroShell Aerobatic Team, the Golden Knights parachute team, the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter plane, the Firebirds, the Lima Lima Flight Team, Sean Tucker and Team Oracle and more.

Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Most of the flying happens after Noon.

Not to be left out…

  • Edison Park Fest up in Edison Park – 6700 N Oldmsted
  • North Side Summerfest in Lincoln Square – Lincoln up at Cuyler
  • Ribs ‘n’ Soul – First annual gathering for Ribs and Soul Music in the Fulton Market, 1500 W. Randolph.
  • Green Music Fest – in Wicker Park, 1330 W. Chicago.
  • Armenian Fest in Little Armenia – 6700 West Diversey

Hey, there’s only four official weekends left in Chicago.  Get out there and enjoy the weekend.