Labor Day is a celebration of workers' rights and their contributions to our communities. Here are a few options to get out there and enjoy it.
Gladys’ Cancun City Comedy Room
When/Where: 9-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, Cancun City Restaurant, 1261 E. Algonquin Road in Des Plaines.
Why Go: Gladys is bringing her famous NYC comdy to Des Plaines!!! every Saturday night from 9pm to 10:30pm, you can see some of the best comics the Chicago areas has to offer along with some comics from other cities like L.A. and New York City as they light up the stage with laughs.
Pricing: $5 with a reservation plus a two-drink minimum, $10 without a reservation plus a two-drink minimum.
Fall Golf Special
When/Where: Monday, September 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Oakton Driving Range, 2800 W. Oakton Avenue.
Why Go: Do you love to golf? The fall golf special gives you the chance to have more fun for less money; if you buy one large bucket you get one free.
Price: Normal price of golfing at Oakton Driving Range.
When/Where: Along Northwest Highway and Touhy Avenue in Uptown Park Ridge on Friday, September 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Why Go: All ages are welcome to attend the the event, which will include many classic cars on display, shopping, dining and live music.
St. John Brebeuf Movie On The Lawn
When/Where: St. John Brebeuf School, 8301 N Harlem Ave, Niles on Friday, September 2 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Why Go: Everyone is welcome to celebrate the new school year on the south lawn at St. John Brebeuf. The movie Rio will be playing and there will be light drinks and refreshments available for purchase before the showing.
Chambers Live Entertainment: Way Cool
When/Where: Chambers Restaurant, 881 N. Milwaukee, Niles, on Friday September 2 at 9 p.m.
Why Go: Rock ‘n’ roll fans can enjoy dinner and 60’s and 70’s music by the band Way Cool.
Pricing: Buy drinks or dinner.
The Doobie Brothers At Ravinia
When/Where: 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; Ravinia Festival, County Line Rd & Green Bay Rd, Highland Park
Why Go: Carrie Underwood’s Sunday night performance is nearly sold out, but you can still start your long weekend off right with The Doobie Brothers’ funky, bluesy folky guitar-playing.
Chicago Botanic Garden Carillon Concert
When/Where: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5; Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
Why Go: Relax to an enchanting 45-minute musical performance of carillon bells on a warm summer evening and watch lights illuminate Evening Island at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Visitors can snacks and drinks at the Garden, or bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn. Sunday’s performance is the last carillon concert of the season.
Art Fair On the Square
When/Where: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 – Sunday, Sept. 5; Market Square and Western Avenue, Lake Forest
Why Go: Nearly 200 artists display their works in one of the nation’s oldest continually running art shows. Pick up a new masterpiece to brighten your home or find inspiration in the fiber/textile art, jewelry, glass, painting, photograph, sculpture and more.
Pricing: Free to attend
Mini Golf Tournament At Sportsman’s
When/Where: 9 – 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 4; Northbrook Park District Sportsman's Country Club
Why Go: What’s more fun than mini-golf with the kids over a long weekend? How about winning prizes, including rounds of golf at Anetsberger Golf Course and baskets of balls at the practice range? Drinks and snacks are provided during the tournament.
Pricing: $6 adults, $5 kids
North Shore Greek Fest
When/Where: Friday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 5; Hellenic American Academy, 1085 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield
Why Go: Get your fill of Greek food, music, dancing and crafts during this four-day festival. The jam-packed schedule of events includes carnival rides, games, performances by the Orpheus Dance Troupe, a stilt walker and live Greek music by the Hellenic Five Band.
Pricing: $3 adults, kids under 12 free
Second Annual LEGOLAND Minifigure Swap
When/Where: Friday through Monday during store hours; LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago, 601 N. Martingale Road in Schaumburg.
Why Go: Throughout the course of the weekend, if you see a LEGOLAND team member with a minifigure you’d like to have, you can trade for it with any minifigure you bring from home.
Pricing: $19 per adult; $15 per child.