Timeout Chicago is reporting that:
On Saturday, July 8 at 12:30pm, Eli’s Cheesecake will celebrate its 37th anniversary by wheeling out a 1,500 pound cheesecake that will be sliced up and served to Taste of Chicago attendees. Before you get your free slice of cake, performers from the touring Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia, will put on a show above and around the gigantic cake, beginning at 1pm. (LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture of Mexico. Like in a waking dream, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul.)
The Taste of Chicago performance will serve as a preview of the latest Cirque du Soleil spectacle to take up residence under a tent in the United Center parking lot. The touring show, Luzia, opens July 21 and will run through September 3.