Shane Talbott finds 3 events you won’t want to miss

There are still plenty of great events going on as we wind down to the last long weekend of the summer!  We chose to spotlight a few of them. 



August 31
An Evening with Mandy Patinkin and Nathan Gunn
8:00 PM 
Broadway legend Mandy Patinkin and opera superstar Nathan Gunn at Ravinia

August 31st
Perennial Virant
Quick Fire Competition
6 p.m.
1800 N. Lincoln Ave. 
Chef Chris Pandel (Balena/The Bristol) challenges Stephanie Izard (Girl and The Goat) to a  grilling competition on the patio during the second installment of this culinary series, in which 100 guests (the first to make reservations) sample tasting portions of an impromptu menu and serve as judges. The winning chef advances to a future round.

September 3 & 4
Ravenswood Remix
Noon to 10pm 
4100 N. Ravenswood 
Ravenswood Remix is Chicago’s first festival featuring art that’s drawn from outside the margins: 
A refreshing remix of indie, intuitive, folk and craft art made from recycled and found materials. The two-day event, which benefits local school art programs, features workshops and education for people of all ages. With the work many eclectic artists, great music, food from forward-thinking restaurants, and refreshing beverages, it’s the best way to cap off your summer fun.
Remember Talbott Teas taste great iced and will make an excellent addition to your Labor Day picnics.  Check out all our flavors and find new favorites at

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