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Friday 2015.07.03 ^
American Music Festival (since 1981). -Saturday Yearly. Ages? $30+ We+Th 5p, Fr+Sa 11a-?p.
See website for massive schedule of great acts.
Fitzgerald's, 708/788-6670, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. 6blks from Forest Park Blue Line stop at Oak Park Ave.
http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
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* Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest (since 1981). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $8 11a-11p.
Major hot air ballooning event, includes nationally known bands, food, carnival, fireworks, etc, weather permitting.
http://eyestotheskies.org
Lisle Community Park, 630/575-9798, Hwy. 53 and Short Street. Near I-88 and I-355.
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International Festival of Life (since 1993). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. 1-10p.
"Dedicated to celebrating the humanity of all people. The event allows cultural, educational and spiritual exchange through innovative programming and a marketplace format that highlights the global spectrum of entertainment, food, fine arts, crafts, small business and corporate communities." Reggae, Rock, Caribbean, Latin, African, Pop, R&B, Gospel, House and World Music bands.
http://FestivalOfLife.biz
Union Park, 1501 W Randolph. Near Washington/Ogden intersection.
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Terrapin Flyer. -Sunday 21+ $30 3 nites 6p.
Grateful Dead homage.
http://terrapinflyer.net/
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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* Grateful Dead "Fare Thee Well" tour. -Sunday All ages. $? 7p.
50th anniversary. Tailgating and beergarden start hours before show.
http://Dead50.net
Soldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
http://www.soldierfield.net
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* Group Skate. 1st/3rd Fridays All ages. Free 7:30p.
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the monthly group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 10-12 miles. Helmet required, other protective gear and water recommended. Weather permitting.
http://ChicagoSkater.org
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
http://road-raves.org
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Dark Star Orchestra. 18+ $35+ 8p.
The finest Grateful Dead homage.
http://darkstarorchestra.net
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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Improvised Shakespeare. Fr/Th 18+ $14 10:30p+8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
IO Theatre, 773/880-0199, 3541 N. Clark.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 10p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties.
http://kisskisscabaret.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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"Science Class" drum&bass. 21+ Free 10:30p-2a.
DJs: Pandora Love 10:30-11:15p, Fiyafly 11:15p-midnt, J-Logic midnt-12:45a, 3D 12:45-2a. $2 PBR.
http://bedno.com/fb/939084732781035
Gallery Cabaret, 773/489-5471, 2020 N Oakley. Bucktown, near Blue line Western stop.
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (since 1988). Fr/Sa/Su All ages? $6-11+ Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming, sometimes topical.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
http://neofuturists.org
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Seasonal ^
Cubs home games. -2015.09.27.
Fr 07.03: 1:20p Marlins
Sa 07.04: 6:15p Marlins FOX
Su 07.05: Marlins
Mo 07.06: 7:05p Cardinals WGN
Tu 07.07: 7:05p Cardinals
We 07.08: 7:05p Cardinals.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addision.
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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;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2015.09.20 Yearly.
Fr 07.03: Miriam Fried, Midori and Friends: Brahms and Schubert (8p)
Su 07.05: Yundi, Piano: Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata (2p)
Su 07.05: The Knights / Dawn Upshaw, Soprano: Folk songs and dances (7p)
Mo 07.06: Brian Wilson / Rodriguez (7:30p)
Tu 07.07: Jeffrey Kahane, Piano: Bach's "Goldberg" Variations (8p)
We 07.08: CSO/One Score, One Chicago: Bobby McFerrin conducts Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with soprano Nicole Cabell and vocalist Brian Stokes Mitchell (8p)
Th 07.09: Vladimir Feltsman, Piano: All-Schumann evening (8p).
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
http://www.ravinia.org
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Summer Vacation. -2015.09.07 Yearly.
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Naperville Rib Fest. -2015.07.05 Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-10p.
Big fest with over a dozen barbeque vendors (Ribbers) and other treats and merchandise. Also carnival rides, and diverse kids entertainment including dog acts, tumblers, magic and more. "To promote Americanism, enrich community life through leisure activities ... promote a strong family unit and support prevention of child abuse and domestic violence in all forms."
http://ribfest.net
Knoch Park, Martin Ave at S West St, Naperville.
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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.
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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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.
312/742-7638 http://grantparkmusicfestival.com
Grant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.
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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.
http://navypier.com
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Downtown Sound. Mo/Th -2015.07.23 All ages. Free 6:30p.
Two extraordinary bands nightly.
Th 07.02: Antibalas + Sonny Knight and The Lakers
Mo 07.06: King Sunny Ade + Mathew Tembo
Th 07.09: Judah & the Lion.
http://tinyurl.com/chidts2015
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
http://millenniumpark.org
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Ongoing ^
"Terminator Genisys" now playing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Brett Azar, ...
http://terminatormovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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 and Beer. -Thursday 18+ $5+.
San Andreas: Fr 10:15p, Su 5:30+10:15p, Mo-Th 7p.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Su 3+7p, Mo-Th 9p.
Brew & View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.
http://brewview.com
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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.
http://bedno.com/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Ted 2, Inside Out, Jurassic World, Love & Mercy, Tomorrowland, Mad Max: Fury Road, Age of Ultron, Ride, Welcome to Me, The Age of Adaline, Ex Machina, While We're Young, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.07: Big Night.
http://bedno.com/movies/parks?pritz
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
http://millenniumpark.org
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