06/06/2011 05:02 pm ET Updated Aug 06, 2011

Cheap Things To Do In Chicago This Week: Free Iron and Wine Concert, Outdoor Yoga And More

While the beaches, the festivals and the weather are all great things about Chicago in the summer, it's also the best time to take advantage of free or super cheap things to do around town. Venture out this week to get fit, hear some music or tune-up your bike without spending a dime.


Singer-songwriter Samuel Beam, better known as Iron and Wine, headlines the free New Music Monday concert in Millennium Park tonight. Catch their opening act The Head and the Heart for some soothing folk tunes.
6:30 p.m.; FREE
Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park


The MCA kicks off their Tuesdays on the Terrace summer program this week with a free jazz concert from musician Junius Paul. Bring some cash to grab hamburgers, hot dogs and other snacks from the grill or wine and cocktails from the outdoor bar.
5:30 – 8 p.m.; FREE
220 E. Chicago Ave.; 312-280-2660

The Midwest Independent Film Festival continues with a screening of “The Dream Play” at Landmark Century Centre Cinema. Director Michael Toth will be on hand for a Q&A after the film.
6 p.m.; $10 - $15
2828 N. Clark St.; 312-642-4222


See art in action at Interface, a new summer program at Steep Theatre Company. Listen to five storytellers’ tales, then hear an original improvised musical composition by pianist Matthew Loren Cohen after each one. Meanwhile, artist Shawna Bowman will be working her magic on a canvas throughout the evening, with the painting being raffled off at the end of the show.
8 p.m.; $10 in advance, $12 at the door
1115 W. Berwyn Ave.; 312-458-0722


Pop punk band Farwell kicks off their tour with a free concert this Thursday at The Double Door. Also performing are Know Lyfe, Mismatch, David and Goliath and I Can Hear Myself Levitate.
8 p.m.; FREE
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-489-3160


Break a sweat at Millennium Park this Saturday. Join yoga, pilates and zumba instructors on the Great Lawn as they lead Chicagoans in a totally free and fun workout session.
Yoga at 8 a.m.; Pilates at 9 a.m.; Zumba at 10 a.m.; FREE
Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

Bring your fixie in for a tune-up at Schubas Bike Bash. This festival will feature local bike shops doing workshops and demos along with DJs, an all-girl BMX performance and a bike drive for donating old cycles and parts.
1 p.m.; FREE
3159 N. Southport Ave.; 773-525-2508