By Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas Chicago Tribune
The city Monday was expected to announce several cultural events for the summer, including Taste of Chicago To-Go, as part of its “Open Chicago” initiative aimed at resuming city entertainment offerings now that the state has reopened from COVID-19 restrictions.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office was organizing the events — which will include music, films, food and cultural heritage celebrations — with the city’s Cultural Affairs and Special Events Department. The mayor planned to make an announcement later Monday with more information, including artist lineups, according to a news release.ADVERTISING
There will be a 16 installments of “Chicago Presents” community events and a nine-part “House City” series in neighborhoods where the House Music genre rose to prominence.
The announcement also said to expect a week of to-go “Taste of Chicago” events, as well as a host of music events, many in Millennium Park.
All summer events will adhere to the latest public health and safety guidelines. COVID-19 vaccinations will be made available at many city-sponsored events, according to the release.
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