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Events on Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Monday 2015.07.27 ^
Radiance / Wellness. -2015.08.20 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
"Radiance" show focuses on contemporary approaches and investigations into light in the broadest sense. "Aesthetics of Wellness" looks at impacts on health and quality of life, with workshops.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.

Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
07.27: Steampunk Circus banger.
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.

Seasonal ^
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2015.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
Various city locations.

Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2015.09.20 Yearly.
Fr 07.24: Steely Dan: Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour (7p)
Sa 07.25: Steely Dan: Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour (7p)
Su 07.26: CSO: "Play it Again, Marvin!": Celebrates Marvin Hamlisch (5p)
Tu 07.28: Thomas Hampson, Baritone: German lieder and American song (8p)
We 07.29: CSO/Conlon/Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano: Brahms's Concerto No.1 and Zemlinsky's The Mermaid (8p)
Th 07.30: Igudesman & Joo: "A Little Nightmare Music" (8p).
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.

Shakespeare's Best. -2015.08.16 All ages. Free.
Fr 07.24: Loyola Park 6:30p, 1230 W Greenleaf Ave
Sa 07.25: Loyola Park 6:30p, 1230 W Greenleaf Ave
Su 07.26: Columbus Park 4p, 500 S Central Ave
Tu 07.28: Gage Park 6:30p, 2411 W 55th St
We 07.29: Piotrowski Park 6:30p, 4247 W 31st St
Th 07.30: Hamilton Park 6:30p, 513 W 72nd St.
Various City Parks.

Summer Vacation. -2015.09.07 Yearly.
Chicago Public Schools.

Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2015.09.13 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.
Grant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.

Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. All ages. Free Mo-Tu,Th-Sa 7p, We 5p, Su 6:30p.
Plus beer, cocktails and dining.
Fr.24: Planet Claire (B52s Tribute Band). Sa.25: Los Perros Cubanos. Su.26: Breezy Rodio. Mo.27: Rio Bamba. Tu.28: Coyote Riot. We.29: Aqualung.
Montrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.

Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2015.08.16 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p.
World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an outstanding roster of local and international guest artists perform classical.
Grant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.

FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2015.09.05 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.

Fiesta del Sol (since 1973). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $? 11a-10p.
The largest Latino festival in the midwest. Live entertainment, local art, variety food, carnival rides, children's area, soccer games, ...
312/666-2663, 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Pilsen.

Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2015.09.06 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.

Ongoing ^
"Pixels" now playing.
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Cubs home games. -2015.09.27.
Fr 07.24: 3:05p Phillies WGN
Sa 07.25: 3:05p Phillies ABC
Su 07.26: 1:20p Phillies ABC
Mo 07.27: 7:05p Rockies
Tu 07.28: 7:05p Rockies
We 07.29: 1:20p Rockies WGN.
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addision.

Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago,
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop,
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish,
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2015.09.03 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, concessions. See the handy quick ref sched.
Various Chicago parks.

Now playing.
Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes, Minions, Terminator Genisys, Ted 2, Inside Out, Jurassic World, Love & Mercy, Tomorrowland, Mad Max: Fury Road, Age of Ultron, Ride, Welcome to Me, The Age of Adaline, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.

Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.28: Almost Famous.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.

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