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Saturday 2016.06.25 ^
Summer Vacation. -2016.09.05 Yearly.
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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** Windy City Burlesque Festival. -Saturday Yearly. $15-150 Various times.
Celebrates present, honors past, showcases future, in all its multi-disciplinary expressions, through local, regional, national, and international perspectives, in workshops and performances.
http://windycityburlesquefest.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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* Fountain Square Art Festival (since 1980). Lots of quality art, food and bands. -Sunday Yearly. 10a-10p.
About 300 artists, strictly juried.
http://chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=123
Church St. and Sherman Ave, 800 W Church St, Evanston. Purple line Davis stop.
http://www.cityofevanston.org
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Logan Square Arts Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-11p.
"2 Live Music Stages / Family Activities / Good Food / Great Times"
http://logansquareartsfestival.com
N. Milwaukee Ave, between California and Kimball. Logan Square.
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* Dyke March (since 1997). Yearly. All ages. Free 1:30-5p.
"We move to create visibility, to honor our histories and identities, to disrupt oppression and dominance, to challenge silence and fear, because we are everywhere, because we must survive."
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Humboldt Park. Gather at Western and Division.
http://chicagodykemarch.wordpress.com
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World's Largest Block Party (since 1985). Yearly. 21+ $15-100 5:30-10:30p.
A fun and safe singles event with lots of beer and bands. Always sells out.
2016: Passion Pit, JD McPherson, 7th Heaven.
312/648-1590 http://www.worldslargestblockparty.com
UIC Festival Lot, 312/648-1021, 1145 S Morgan. Between Taylor & Roosevelt.
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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p.
Structured weekly free speech forum with quality lecturers and good American food and bar.
06.25: Fixing the Worst Part of the Political System: The Legislative Branches.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
http://facebook.com/Dappers-Restaurant-East-111805538856448
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Phish. -Saturday All ages. $15+ 2 nites 7p.
http://bedno.com/fb/919595364822163
Wrigley Field, 1060 W Addision.
http://wrigleyfield.com
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Selena Gomez. All ages. $40-100+ 7:30p.
http://selenagomez.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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Dark Star Orchestra. 18+ $30+ 8p.
The finest Grateful Dead homage.
http://darkstarorchestra.com
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.com
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Improvised Shakespeare. Saturdays 18+ $16+ 10:30+8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
Del Close Theater, 312/929-2401, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $20-40 8p.
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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Martin Lawrence. -Saturday All ages. $48-250+ 8p.
http://facebook.com/MartinLawrence
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Reverend Horton Heat. 17+ $20 8p.
W/ Koffin Kats, Unknown Hinson, Lincoln Durham.
http://reverendhortonheat.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/chicago
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Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.
http://GorillaTango.com
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"Twisted" Saturdays 21+ $0 -11p, $5 -1a, $7+ 9:30p-5a.
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!"
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Midnight Marauders ride. Monthly. 18+ Leaves after 11:30p-?a.
"Drinking club with a biking problem" Home around dawn.
http://thechainlink.org/group/midnightmarauders
Billy Goat Tavern, 312/222-1525, 430 N Michigan. Lower Hubbard.
http://billygoattavern.com
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Pink Talking Fish. 18+ $20 11:30p.
Combining the music of Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish.
http://pinktalkingfish.com
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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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. -2016.09.25.
Mo 07.04: Vs. Reds.
Tu 07.05: Vs. Reds.
We 07.06: Vs. Reds.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2016.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park, Garfield Park, Willis; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North, Horner Park, more; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2016.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 06.24: Bob Dylan / Mavis Staples. 7:30p.
Sa 06.25: Gavin DeGraw / The Fray. 6:30p.
Su 06.26: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes. 7:30p.
Mo 06.27: Juilliard Quartet and new cellist Astrid Schween: Schubert's Quintet. 7:30p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
http://www.ravinia.org
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2016.09.11 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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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2016.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free Mo-Tu,Th-Sa 7p, We 5p, Su 6:30p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
Fr 06.24: Without U2
Sa 06.25: St. Jams
Su 06.26: Breezy Rodio
Mo 06.27: Rio Bamba
Tu 06.28: Coyote Riot
We 06.29: Kreyol Roots
Th 06.30: Heavy Sancho.
http://facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeach
Montrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
http://thedockatmontrosebeach.com
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* Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2016.08.20 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 -2016.09.03 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
https://navypier.com/aon-summer-fireworks
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2016.08.25 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Two extraordinary bands nightly.
Mo 06.27: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra + Ecos del Pacifico
Th 06.30: TBD + Lower Dens.
http://tinyurl.com/chidts2016
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
http://millenniumpark.org
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LakeView Mayfest (since 1996). -Sunday Yearly. 18+ $10 (donation) Fr 5-10p, Sa-Su 10a-10p UNCONFIRMED
Food, music, merchants, major bands late, pet contest. Thousands attend, basic beer tents.
773/665-4682 http://starevents.com
Lakeview, 3100 N Ashland. At Barry.
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* Long Grove Chocolate Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Freshly made chocolate dipped everythings; fruits, popcorn, donuts, martinis, etc. Chef demos, specialty shops, two entertainment stages. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
Historic Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban.
http://visitlonggrove.com
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Ongoing ^
"Independence Day: Resurgence" now playing.
Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Patrick St. Esprit, Vivica A. Fox, ...
http://foxmovies.com/movies/independence-day-resurgence
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 in the Parks (since 2001). -2016.09.05 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, popcorn. See the handy quick ref sched.
http://bedno.com/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, TMNT: Out of the Shadows, Alice Through the Looking Glass, X-Men: Apocalypse, Maggie's Plan, The Nice Guys, Money Monster, The Lobster, Keanu, Mother's Day, Elvis & Nixon, A Hologram for the King, Barbershop 4, Colonia, Criminal, Rio I Love You, Batman v Superman, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Brothers Grimsby, Creative Control, Hardcore Henry, Hello, My Name Is Doris, Knight of Cups, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, ...
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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code/switch + code/mix. -2016.07.28 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
http://bedno.com/fb/5750538293386717
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
06.28: Soul Food.
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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