Uptown Funk is a free community concert presented in partnership with Blue Island Historical Society & the Blue Island Arts Alliance. In addition to this fun, family-friendly concert and community celebration, Uptown Funk is your chance to explore Blue Island’s Uptown and beyond. Here are some ways to have the most FUN-k this Friday – tell us, what’s your perfect Friday night in Blue Island?
Drop off your car at Bob's Auto Body to take advantage of their $99 Detail special before the show. Park your shiny ride in uptown and head to T&G for burgers and milkshakes. After the concert, walk over to Double Play for the Queen of Hearts drawing benefiting Blue Cap!
Stop by the library for their class on making Healthier Taffy Apples, then up to Tenochtitlan for dinner, margaritas, and a prime spot for the evening’s concert with Chez Butter. Finish the night with a little gaming at Kathy's Corner or Betty's Place.
Pick out Fido's Fall sweater from Bow wow's Pet Laundry and then head to Beggars for some of their famous pizza. Make a quick stop at Iversen's or La Dolce for dessert before staking out your spot for the concert. Stop by the lanes at Eagles or Burr Oak Bowl after the concert for more Friday night fun.
Enjoy dinner at DeMars (and a stellar parking spot if you’re driving) before enjoying the concert, a little new car shopping with Napleton Lincoln right at the park, and a little Avon shopping too! Keep the tunes going with more live music at Blue Island Beer Company on Olde Western after the show.
Dinner's on D'Masti with their yummy Grab-and-Go selection. Stop by to pickup a Fall class schedule from Moraine Valley Community College’s Blue Island Campus and a newsletter from PCIL before crossing Western Ave. After the show, keep the fun going at The Vault with skee-ball and drinks at their gigantic sports bar.
Order your favorite made-fresh to order empanadas from La Vieja Castilla – while you wait, cross the street to Flowers by Cathe (open til 6 pm) and pick up a new scarf or some Blue Island home décor before grabbing a spot for the concert.
Arrive early to catch Meyer Eyecare’s Fall Blowout Sale – up to 50% off regular price in stock frames and sunglasses. Grab dinner and drinks at your favorite spot on Olde Western (City Limits, Natural Law, Giuseppe’s, Rock Island Public House, Front Row, Esparza’s, Mario’s or Blue Island Beer Company) before the show in Uptown. Send a group text about returning to the RIPH on Sunday for Oktoberfest.
Stop by the park district office at Memorial Park and register the littles for a host of upcoming Halloween events in BOO! Island – Monster Bingo, Flashlight Halloween Egg Hunt, and don’t forget Trunk or Treat. Enjoy the sweet sounds of Chez Butter before heading over to Eisenhower High School’s stadium for a Varsity Football match-up between the Cardinals and the Shepard Astros.
Make a day of it by attending a free concert at Council Oak Montessori School and enjoying pizza made from scratch (and the school garden), shop Western Avenue and take a walk along the Cal-Sag Trail before dinner at Pollo Locuas. The cherry on top of this Funday Sundae? A free concert featuring Chez Butter.
Antique shop and check out the latest real estate listings in Blue Island from R.W. Ruthenberg Real Estate & Insurance, Superior Real Estate, and Corona Realty Group. Stop by Cuzin’s to check out their newest menu selections before heading back to uptown for a free community concert.