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What's On Tap in Chicago This Weekend: May 14-16, 2021

Your Chicago weekend event guide for May 14-16, 2021.
Chicago Events this weekend


Photo: Navy Pier

Photo: Navy Pier

With Navy Pier reopening, there will be ten-minute firework shows taking place every Saturday in May beginning at 9:00 PM. The show is free of charge and you’ll be able to take in the display from any open areas on the Pier.

The Office Pop-up Bar

the office

Photo: Jaclyn Rivas

Replay Lincoln Park has been known as a popular arcade bar. They are also known for their famous pop-up themes they host in the back bar. For the month of April, it is transforming into Dunder Mifflin. Be sure to check it out if you are a fan of The Office!

  • Location: 2833 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL

The ‘Friends’ Experience Chicago

The 'Friends' Experience Chicago | The Shops at Northbridge | Things to do in Chicago

Photo: Marc Berry

Ever wonder what it would be like to be on the set of the TV show, Friends? Be sure to check out this pop-up celebrating the 25th anniversary of the show to do just that! There are 12 rooms full of multiple photo opportunities. While this experience does cost $35, a portion of the proceeds will go to Chicago community charities.





Future Concerts

Concert dates have finally been announced for Wrigley Field this summer. Check the article below to see who’s coming to town!

Sporting Events

Here are all the sporting events involving Chicago-affiliated teams taking place this weekend. The Cubs and White Sox remain at their limited capacity guidelines that have been in place since Opening Day, but both will increase attendance to 60% capacity beginning on May 24 for the White Sox and May 28th for the Cubs. The Bulls are welcoming fans back one last time at the United Center on Sunday.


White Sox (22-13) vs. Royals (16-20)

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  • Friday 5/14 at 7:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • Saturday 5/15 at 6:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • Sunday 5/16 at 1:10 PM on NBC Sports Chicago

The White Sox look to continue their recent hot stretch this weekend when the Kansas City Royals visit the South Side. If you're heading out to the Guaranteed Rate Field, make sure to utilize our guide to restaurants, bars, and attractions in the area. For baseball analysis and commentary from a South Side perspective, check out the Sox On Tap podcast.

Cubs (17-19) at Tigers (13-24)

Chicago Cubs' Jake Marisnick watches his 3 RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 23, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Photo: Paul Beaty/AP

  • Friday 5/14 at 6:10 PM on Marquee Network
  • Saturday 5/15 at 3:10 PM on Marquee Network
  • Sunday 5/16 at 12:10 PM on Marquee Network

The Cubs head to the Motor City riding a three-game losing streak. See if they can turn things around in their second consecutive interleague series. Tune in to the Cubs On Tap podcast for further commentary on the North Siders.


Bulls (30-40) at Nets (45-24); vs. Bucks (45-25)

Bulls Raptors

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  • at Nets: Saturday 5/15 at 12:00 PM on NBC Sports Chicago
  • vs. Bucks: Sunday 5/16 at 8:00 PM on NBC Sports Chicago

The Bulls won again on Thursday 114-102 against the Raptors, but they still need help to make the NBA play-in round. See if they can win out and put the pressure on the Washington Wizards for the last spot. Check out the Bulls On Tap podcast to get ready for this weekend’s games and head to the Bulls tab here at On Tap Sports Net for further analysis throughout the NBA season.


Fire - OFF


Red Stars (0-0-0) at Thorns (0-0-0)

Sarah Gorden Red Stars Racial Profiling Incident

Photo: Daniel Bartel/ISI Photos

  • Sunday 5/16 at 6:00 PM on Twitch

The Red Stars open up their 2021 campaign in Portland. Follow the Second City Soccer to stay up to date with Red Stars and Fire news, game recaps, and analysis.

That will wrap things up for this edition of What’s On Tap in Chicago This Weekend. As you can see, there’s plenty to do in and around Chicago, so don’t let the ongoing pandemic get you down! Be sure to check back weekly for future events.

As always, drop a comment if there is something you think we should add to the list for this weekend or any upcoming ones!