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Friday 2017.08.18
Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2017.08.27 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Fr 08.18: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th St, 6:30pm
Sa 08.19: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th St, 6:30pm
Su 08.20: Steelworkers Park, E 87th St. at Lake Michigan, 4pm
We 08.23: Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, 6:30pm
Th 08.24: Piotrowski Park, 4247 W 31st St, 6:30pm.
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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* Glenwood Ave Arts Fest (since 2002). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-9p.
Arts, crafts, music, theatre, bands, numerous quality entertainers for kids.
glenwoodave.orgGlenwood at Morse Rogers Park.
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Pretty Lights. -Saturday All ages. $24-60 Two nites. 6p.
W/ Big Wild, The Soul Rebels, Maddy O'Neal.
prettylightsmusic.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Bruno Mars. -Saturday All ages. Three shows. 8p.
24k Magic World Tour.
brunomars.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
08.18: "Madame Envy's Harem of Oddities" performances at 11p.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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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. Catch the up-close magic show at 7:30p.
kisskisscabaret.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
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Seasonal
Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 8.18: Blue Jays 1:20p
Sa 8.19: Blue Jays 1:20p
Su 8.20: Blue Jays 1:20p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2017.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: ColumbusPark, FederalPlaza, LincolnSquare; We: Andersonville, GreenCity, Lawndale, Pullman, Ravenswood; Th: Daley Plaza, Argyle, Austin, GarfieldPark, HydePark; Sa: Division&Dearborn, Edgewater, GarfieldPark, HornerPark, more; Su: Glenwood&Morse, IndependencePark, LoganSquare, WickerPark, Pilsen, PortagePark;
chicagofarmersmarkets.usVarious city locations.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 08.18: Hairbangers Ball and Ginger Road 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 08.19: Aj Ghent Band and Guests (W/ Billy Strings and Unity) 2-11:30pm.
Su 08.20: Old Town School Of Folk Lamajamal and Booty Movement Coalition 2-8pm.
We 08.23: Wayne Baker Brooks and Melody Angel 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 08.24: Pier Dance Euphony and Snoopy King 7-9pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 08.18: Harriet Krijgh: Chopin & Myaskovsky cello sonatas; Schumann Romances; Rachmaninoff Elegy. BGH 6:00p
Fr 08.18: CSO: The Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Ring live with film. PAV 7:00p
Sa 08.19: CSO: The Lord of the Rings-The Two Towers live with film. PAV 7:00p
Su 08.20: St. Charles Singers: Dominick Argento Walden Pond. BGH 1:00p
Su 08.20: CSO: The Lord of the Rings-The Return of the King live with film. PAV 7:00p
Mo 08.21: Behzod Abduraimov: Bach Toccata and Fugue; Liszt & Prokofiev sonatas. MT 7:30p
Tu 08.22: Martina Filjak: Liszt fantasies & legends; Haydn sonata & variations. BGH 6:00p
Tu 08.22: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with James Gaffigan: Brahms Symphony 1; Rossini William Tell Overture; InMo Yang plays Bruch Concerto 1. PAV 8:00p
We 08.23: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with James Gaffigan: Beethoven Symphony 4; Wagner Siegfried Idyll; Behzod Abduraimov plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 2. PAV 8:00p
Th 08.24: Christina & Michelle Naughton: John Adams Roll Over Beethoven & Hallelujah Junction for two pianos; Mendelssohn & Mozart variations. BGH 6:00p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Mo 8.21: Twins 7:10p
Tu 8.22: Twins 7:10p
We 8.23: Twins 7:10p
Th 8.24: Twins 7:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St.
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Summer Vacation. -2017.09.05 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Illinois State Fair. -2017.08.20 Yearly. 7a-12a.
Deep fried fun, animals on parade, sights and sounds, contests, performers, honest mid-western fun.
Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sagamon, Springfield.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2017.09.14 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.
chicagosummerdance.orgGrant 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). -2017.08.20 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 several days a week.
312/742-7638 grantparkmusicfestival.comGrant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.
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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2017.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2017.09.03 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.
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* Long Grove Chocolate Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
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.
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Ongoing
"Marjorie Prime" now playing.
Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, Lois Smith.
marjorieprimethemovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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* Cirque du Soleil. -2017.09.03 All ages. $35-250+ Various times.
"Luzia - A Waking Dream of Mexico" "A poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture... takes you to an imaginary Mexico where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul."
cirquedusoleil.com/luziaUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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). -2017.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, popcorn. See the handy quick ref sched.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
An Inconvenient Sequel, Atomic Blonde, The Emoji Movie, The Midwife, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Chasing Coral, The Big Sick, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Transformers: The Last Knight, Cars 3, Rough Night, Wonder Woman, Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Alien: Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, 3 Generations, ...
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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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
08.22: The Five Heartbeats.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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