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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2014.09.07 Yearly.
Fr 07.18: 8p CSO: West Side Story score performed live while film is shown.
Sa 07.19: 7:30p Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Su 07.20: 5p CSO: An evening of Lerner and Loewe.
Mo 07.21: 7:30p Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson, Andrew McMahon.
Mo 07.21: 8p RSMI: Bernard Rands's String Quartet.
Tu 07.22: 8p CSO soloists, James Conlon: Wagner's Siegfreid Idyll.
We 07.23: 8p Orion String Quartet, Peter Serkin: Piano Quintets.
Th 07.24: 8p CSO, Conlon, Jonathan Biss, Piano: All-Beethoven evening.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
http://www.ravinia.org
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Open Gov Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p.
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
http://opengovhacknight.eventbrite.com
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
http://1871.com
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.22: Field of Dreams
http://tinyurl.com/chimpm2014
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
http://millenniumpark.org
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Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://beatkitchen.com
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Stewart / Colbert. Mo/Tu/We/Th Reruns several times a day. 10-11p.
Brilliant awards winning "news" shows.
COM. On cable.
http://comedycentral.com
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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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Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2014.08.16 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 -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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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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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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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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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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Ongoing ^
* 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 07.18: 8:30p Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Ken-Well Park (2945 N Kenosha Ave)
Fr 07.18: 8:30p Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Fosco Park (1312 S Racine Ave)
Fr 07.18: 8:30p The Smurfs 2, Brooks Park (7100 N Harlem Ave)
Fr 07.18: 8p The Smurfs 2, Brooks Park (7100 N Harlem Ave)
Sa 07.19: 8:30p 42, Washington Park (5531 S MLK Dr)
Sa 07.19: 8:30p Captain Phillips, Loyola Park (1230 W Greenleaf Ave)
Sa 07.19: 8:30p Captain Phillips, Ward, A. Montgomery Park (630 N Kingsbury St)
Sa 07.19: 8:30p Despicable Me 2, Ellis (Samuel) Park (535 E 35th St)
Su 07.20: 8:30p Ghostbusters, Jonquil Playlot Park (1001 W Wrightwood Ave)
Su 07.20: 8:30p The Book Thief, Humboldt Park (1440 N Humboldt Dr)
Su 07.20: 8:30p Hunger Games Catching Fire, Tuley Park (501 E 90th Pl)
Mo 07.21: 8:30p Buck and the Preacher, Calumet Park (9801 S Avenue G)
Mo 07.21: 8:30p Sixteen Candles, Park No. 551 (353 N DesPlaines St)
Mo 07.21: 8:30p The Little Rascals, Sheridan Park (910 S Aberdeen St)
Tu 07.22: 6:30p Field of Dreams, Pritzker Pavilion (55 N Michigan)
Tu 07.22: 8:30p Cloudy with Meatballs 2, Hoyne Playground Park (3417 S Hamiltion Ave)
Tu 07.22: 8:30p Ghostbusters, Smith Park (2526 W Grand Ave)
Tu 07.22: 8:30p Ride Along, Amundsen Park (6200 W Bloomingdale)
We 07.23: 8:30p Latino Film Festival, Kilbourn Park (3501 N Kilbourn Ave)
We 07.23: 8:30p Ride Along, Sumner Park (4320 W 5th Ave)
We 07.23: 8:30p The Little Rascals, Mann Park (3035 E 130st St)
We 07.23: 9p Family Fun Film, Pottawattomie Park (7340 N Rogers Ave)
Th 07.24: 8:30p Despicable Me 2, Fuller Park (331 W 45th St)
Th 07.24: 8:30p Turbo, Rainey Park (4350 W 79th St)
Th 07.24: 8p Star Trek: Into Darkness, Bartelme, Mary Park (115 S Sangamon St).
http://bedno.com/mind/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
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, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, RoboCop, Her, Lego Movie, ...
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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* 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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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2014.09.13 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk. UNCONFIRMED
Nice films, neighbors, concessions. Print handy PDF.
Fr 07.18: 8:30p Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Ken-Well Park (2945 N Kenosha Ave)
Fr 07.18: 8:30p Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Fosco Park (1312 S Racine Ave)
Fr 07.18: 8:30p The Smurfs 2, Brooks Park (7100 N Harlem Ave)
Fr 07.18: 8p The Smurfs 2, Brooks Park (7100 N Harlem Ave)
Sa 07.19: 8:30p 42, Washington Park (5531 S MLK Dr)
Sa 07.19: 8:30p Captain Phillips, Loyola Park (1230 W Greenleaf Ave)
Sa 07.19: 8:30p Captain Phillips, Ward, A. Montgomery Park (630 N Kingsbury St)
Sa 07.19: 8:30p Despicable Me 2, Ellis (Samuel) Park (535 E 35th St)
Su 07.20: 8:30p Ghostbusters, Jonquil Playlot Park (1001 W Wrightwood Ave)
Su 07.20: 8:30p The Book Thief, Humboldt Park (1440 N Humboldt Dr)
Su 07.20: 8:30p Hunger Games Catching Fire, Tuley Park (501 E 90th Pl)
Mo 07.21: 8:30p Buck and the Preacher, Calumet Park (9801 S Avenue G)
Mo 07.21: 8:30p Sixteen Candles, Park No. 551 (353 N DesPlaines St)
Mo 07.21: 8:30p The Little Rascals, Sheridan Park (910 S Aberdeen St)
Tu 07.22: 6:30p Field of Dreams, Pritzker Pavilion (55 N Michigan)
Tu 07.22: 8:30p Cloudy with Meatballs 2, Hoyne Playground Park (3417 S Hamiltion Ave)
Tu 07.22: 8:30p Ghostbusters, Smith Park (2526 W Grand Ave)
Tu 07.22: 8:30p Ride Along, Amundsen Park (6200 W Bloomingdale)
We 07.23: 8:30p Latino Film Festival, Kilbourn Park (3501 N Kilbourn Ave)
We 07.23: 8:30p Ride Along, Sumner Park (4320 W 5th Ave)
We 07.23: 8:30p The Little Rascals, Mann Park (3035 E 130st St)
We 07.23: 9p Family Fun Film, Pottawattomie Park (7340 N Rogers Ave)
Th 07.24: 8:30p Despicable Me 2, Fuller Park (331 W 45th St)
Th 07.24: 8:30p Turbo, Rainey Park (4350 W 79th St)
Th 07.24: 8p Star Trek: Into Darkness, Bartelme, Mary Park (115 S Sangamon St).
http://bedno.com/mind/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
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, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, RoboCop, Her, Lego Movie, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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