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All events subject to change or cancellation
There’s always something to do at Navy Pier!
Cirque Shanghai combines impressive acrobatics with martial prowess. This summer’s production of Cirque Shanghai: Warriors brings an extraordinary line-up of thrilling acts to the stage, including China’s premier daredevil steel globe motorcycle troupe, “Imperial Thunder.” Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or the Pepsi® Skyline Stage box office. Cirque Shanghai performs Wednesdays through Sundays at Pepsi® Skyline Stage, a canopied, open-air theater. Visit www.cirqueshanghai.com for more information about the show.
Spectacular Navy Pier fireworks choreographed to music dazzle the night sky all summer long, every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. Whether viewing from the dock or on board a cruise, it’s the perfect way to end your day at Navy Pier. Click here for the full schedule. Schedule subject to change or cancellation.
On select Fridays throughout the summer, the tables will turn quite literally as Navy Pier features DJs spinning the hottest electronic dance music. All for free and only in the Landshark Beer Garden. Must be 21+ to attend Drop the Beat events.
Rise and shine and spend your weekend mornings at Navy Pier! Every Saturday, stretch to hour Yoga classes on the lawn in North Polk Bros Park (located next to the CTA terminal). Every Sunday, move to hour Zumba classes on the Rooftop Terrace. Classes are taught by instructors from Fitness Formula Club. Classes are $10 and you can pre-register here or pay on-site (cash and credit accepted). At the class, participants may receive validation for $5 parking at the Navy Pier Garages located at 600 E. Grand Ave (all cars must exit garage by 10 a.m.).
*No classes held on August 16-17. Click here for a map of class locations. Classes take place rain or shine; indoor location will be chosen in the case of inclement weather.
Celebrity Sweat® Fitness Expo
Fitness enthusiasts are encouraged to join Celebrity Sweat - the #1 celebrity fitness campaign - for this free day of fitness and fun. Tae Bo® creator Billy Blanks® will personally host two Ultimate Tae Bo classes and renowned Hollywood physique expert, Eric the Trainer, will moderate the event. There will be hours of back-to-back free classes showcasing Tae Bo, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates and CrossFit and, only in Chicago, the chair dance 101 class “not for the faint of heart” by infamous hip hop dancer Regan Farag. Enjoy fitness tips, sampling, prizes, giveaways, a DJ, music and more. It promises to be a great day combining music and sports to motivate and inspire people to make health and wellness a priority. Go to www.csweat.com for more information, class times and the full line-up. Reserve your spot in advance by signing up on online today! Follow Celebrity Sweat at @CelebritySweat1 and Like Us on Facebook.
Rumors on the Pier
Self-proclaimed EDM “outsider” Guy Gerber crosses paths with seminal house music legend Moodymann (aka Kenny Dixon Jr.) and Detroit original Delano Smith for an open air rooftop affair overlooking Lake Michigan on Chicago’s iconic lakefront venue – Navy Pier. Must be 21 and over to enter with ID required. For tickets and more information visit here.
You watch them every morning. Now, Chicago’s very own WGN-TV Morning News personalities Mike Toomey, Pat Tomasulo and Ana Belaval perform for a night of non-stop laughter and hilarious stand-up comedy at Navy Pier’s Pepsi® Skyline Stage. Energetic, three-time Emmy Award winning feature reporter Ana Belaval, sarcastic sportscaster Pat Tomasulo and headliner Mike Toomey’s sharp delivery, quick wit and Everyman perspective promise an evening of incomparable entertainment. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the performance starts at 8 p.m. with a brief intermission. VIP Premium Tickets are $50 (includes front and center seats in the first seven rows and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Morning Show comedians) and Main Floor Tickets are $25. Click here to purchase tickets.
Navy Pier is proud to partner with Chicago Yachting Association to present Venetian Night. A longtime favorite festival in Chicago that started in 1958, Venetian Night makes an exciting return to Navy Pier on Saturday, September 6. Gather at the lakefront, on Navy Pier’s South Dock, to watch illuminated boats decorated in the theme of your favorite Broadway musicals including Wicked, Annie, Chicago, Grease and The Phantom of the Opera, take to the water in a stunning aquatic parade, set to music. A spectacular Navy Pier fireworks display marks the conclusion of the parade. Be sure to check back here for details on how you can vote for your favorite boat in the parade!
EXPO CHGO is a preeminent art fair and cultural destination. With over 140 leading international galleries representing 17 countries in 43 cities, the exposition showcases exceptional modern and contemporary works in every medium and features a special exhibitions program, panel discussions, selections of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video and new media works, and uniquely curated site-specific projects. For more details and advance tickets visit www.expochicago.com
React Presents is thrilled to welcome Skrillex for his fall tour back to Chicago with special guests A$AP Ferg and Valentino Khan. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets and VIP tickets (including preferred viewing deck, private bar and separate VIP entrance) are available. The show is 16 and older, but you must be 21 and up to purchase VIP tickets. Purchase tickets here
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