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Thursday 2014.08.21 ^
Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2014.09.07 Yearly.
Fr 08.15: 7p CSO: Mozart opera in the Martin: The Marriage of Figaro.
Sa 08.16: 1p CSO: Mozart opera in the Martin: Don Giovanni.
Sa 08.16: 8:30p Tony Bennett.
Su 08.17: 1p CSO: Mozart opera in the Martin: The Marriage of Figaro.
Su 08.17: 8:30p The music of ABBA as performed by Arrival from Sweden.
Mo 08.18: 7p RSMI Vocal recital: Musical theater.
Mo 08.18: 8p Eternal Echoes: Itzhak Perlman, Violin, Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Cantor.
Tu 08.19: 7p Buddy Guy with special guest.
Tu 08.19: 8p Denis Kozhukhin, Piano: Prokofiev and more.
We 08.20: 8p Javier Perianes, Piano: Chopin and Debussy.
We 08.20: 8p The Knights, Dawn Upshaw, Soprano.
Th 08.21: 8p Lincoln Trio: Chamber works by R. Strauss.
Th 08.21: 8p Yo-Yo Ma, Cello; Nicholas Cords, Viola.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
http://www.ravinia.org
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* Wizard World Comic-Con. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20-40 10a-6p.
Hundreds of comics and collectibles vendors, special featured guest, popular cartoonists, and famous actors.
http://wizardworld.com
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 847/268-2000, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont. Formerly the Rosemont Convention Center.
http://rosemont.com/donald_e_stephens_convention_center.php
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Dan Brown Honorary Karaoke. 8-11:45p.
Celebrating the life and light of a dear Chicago cyclist, lost to the lake.
http://thechainlink.org/events/chainlink-bar-night-karakoee-dan-brown-style
Spyners, 773/784-8719, 4623 N Western Ave.
http://spyners.com
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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ $10 10p-4a.
08.21: #miaparty With Alfonz Delamota / Dubgrind / Dioptrics / Riverman / Mr. Skrimshaw / Demo Contest Winner / MC Questionmark / Rifle MC / MC T.A.E.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://smartbarchicago.com/tickets
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Bike Chicago (since 1991). Five months of events to promote the health, economic and environmental benefits of bicycling. -2014.09.30 Yearly.
Participate in any of many events. Helmet sale and Police auction, workshops and safety checks, lectures and clinics, neighborhood tours and family events, contests and stunt shows, parades and more!! Mayor's Office of Special Events, see site or call.
312/744-3315 http://bikechicago.us
Various City Locations.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2014.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Summer Vacation. -2014.09.02 Yearly.
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2014.09.14 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
http://chicagosummerdance.org
Grant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2014.08.31 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
http://renfair.com/bristol
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2014.10.29 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2014.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2014.09.14 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
http://chicagosummerdance.org
Grant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2014.10.29 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p UNCONFIRMED
Visible anywhere near the lake.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Summer Vacation. -2015.09.02 Yearly.
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2015.08.30 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p UNCONFIRMED
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
http://renfair.com/bristol
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Ongoing ^
"Expendables 3" now playing.
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kelsey Grammer, Glen Powell, Antonio Banderas, ...
http://theexpendables3film.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"The Giver" now playing.
Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, ...
https://thegiverfilm.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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* Cirque Shanghai. -2014.09.01 Yearly. All ages. $12-30+ We-Su various time.
The best acrobats from the most acclaimed troupes direct from China thrilling audiences with a stunning combination of circus arts set in a breathtaking full-scale theatrical performance.
312/902-1500 http://cirqueshanghai.com
Navy Pier, Skyline Stage, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com
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Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2014.09.13 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, concessions. Print handy PDF.
Fr 08.15: 8p Despicable Me 2, Stanton Park (618 W Scott St)
Fr 08.15: 8p Free Birds, Norwood Park (5801 N Natoma Ave)
Fr 08.15: 8p Hotel Transylvania, Jensen Park (4650 N Lawndale Ave)
Fr 08.15: 8p Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Cornell Square Park (1809 W 50th St)
Fr 08.15: 8p The Nut Job, Roberts Square Playlot Park (5200 W Argyle St)
Sa 08.16: 8p Michael Jackson's This Is It, Unity Playlot Park (2636 N Kimball Ave)
Sa 08.16: 8p The Lego Movie, Ellis (Samuel) Park (535 E 35th St)
Sa 08.16: 8p Twenty Feet From Stardom, Washington Park (5531 S MLK Dr)
Su 08.17: 8p The Thin Man, Berger Park Cultural Center (6205 N Sheridan Rd)
Su 08.17: 8p The Wizard of Oz, Piotrowski Park (4247 W 31st St)
Mo 08.18: 8p The Lego Movie, Lake Shore Park (808 N Lake Shore Dr)
Mo 08.18: 8p The Muppet Movie, Calumet Park (9801 S Avenue G)
Tu 08.19: 6:30p Dreamgirls, Pritzker Pavilion (55 N Michigan)
Tu 08.19: 8p Fast & Furious 6, Park No. 551 (353 N DesPlaines St)
Tu 08.19: 8p The Nut Job, Paschen Park (1932 W Lunt Ave)
Tu 08.19: 9p Instructions Not Included, Blackhawk Park (2318 N Lavergne Ave)
We 08.20: 8p Car Wash, South Shore Cultural Center (7059 S South Shore Dr)
We 08.20: 8p Lego Movie, Portage Park (4100 N Long Ave)
We 08.20: 8p The Nut Job, Nichols Park (1355 E 53rd St)
We 08.20: 8p The Princess Bride, Lincoln Park (2045 N Lincoln Pk West)
Th 08.21: 815p Family Fun Film, Bell Park (3020 N Oak Park Ave)
Th 08.21: 8p Back to the Future, Arrigo Park (801 S Loomis St)
Th 08.21: 8p Stomp the Yard, Moore Park (5085 W Adams St)
Th 08.21: 8p The Goonies, Pasteur Park (5825 S Kostner Ave).
http://bedno.com/mind/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Life Itself, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Story of Aaron Swartz, Venus in Fur, 22 Jump Street, The Signal, Edge of Tomorrow, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Maleficent, Fed Up, X-Men Days of Future Past, Godzilla, For No Good Reason, Transcendence, Captain America: Winter Soldier, , ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2014.09.13 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk. UNCONFIRMED
Nice films, neighbors, concessions. Print handy PDF.
Fr 08.15: 8p Despicable Me 2, Stanton Park (618 W Scott St)
Fr 08.15: 8p Free Birds, Norwood Park (5801 N Natoma Ave)
Fr 08.15: 8p Hotel Transylvania, Jensen Park (4650 N Lawndale Ave)
Fr 08.15: 8p Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Cornell Square Park (1809 W 50th St)
Fr 08.15: 8p The Nut Job, Roberts Square Playlot Park (5200 W Argyle St)
Sa 08.16: 8p Michael Jackson's This Is It, Unity Playlot Park (2636 N Kimball Ave)
Sa 08.16: 8p The Lego Movie, Ellis (Samuel) Park (535 E 35th St)
Sa 08.16: 8p Twenty Feet From Stardom, Washington Park (5531 S MLK Dr)
Su 08.17: 8p The Thin Man, Berger Park Cultural Center (6205 N Sheridan Rd)
Su 08.17: 8p The Wizard of Oz, Piotrowski Park (4247 W 31st St)
Mo 08.18: 8p The Lego Movie, Lake Shore Park (808 N Lake Shore Dr)
Mo 08.18: 8p The Muppet Movie, Calumet Park (9801 S Avenue G)
Tu 08.19: 6:30p Dreamgirls, Pritzker Pavilion (55 N Michigan)
Tu 08.19: 8p Fast & Furious 6, Park No. 551 (353 N DesPlaines St)
Tu 08.19: 8p The Nut Job, Paschen Park (1932 W Lunt Ave)
Tu 08.19: 9p Instructions Not Included, Blackhawk Park (2318 N Lavergne Ave)
We 08.20: 8p Car Wash, South Shore Cultural Center (7059 S South Shore Dr)
We 08.20: 8p Lego Movie, Portage Park (4100 N Long Ave)
We 08.20: 8p The Nut Job, Nichols Park (1355 E 53rd St)
We 08.20: 8p The Princess Bride, Lincoln Park (2045 N Lincoln Pk West)
Th 08.21: 815p Family Fun Film, Bell Park (3020 N Oak Park Ave)
Th 08.21: 8p Back to the Future, Arrigo Park (801 S Loomis St)
Th 08.21: 8p Stomp the Yard, Moore Park (5085 W Adams St)
Th 08.21: 8p The Goonies, Pasteur Park (5825 S Kostner Ave).
http://bedno.com/mind/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Life Itself, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Story of Aaron Swartz, Venus in Fur, 22 Jump Street, The Signal, Edge of Tomorrow, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Maleficent, Fed Up, X-Men Days of Future Past, Godzilla, For No Good Reason, Transcendence, Captain America: Winter Soldier, , ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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* Cirque Shanghai. -2015.09.01 Yearly. All ages. $12-30+ We-Su various time. UNCONFIRMED
The best acrobats from the most acclaimed troupes direct from China thrilling audiences with a stunning combination of circus arts set in a breathtaking full-scale theatrical performance.
312/902-1500 http://cirqueshanghai.com
Navy Pier, Skyline Stage, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com
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