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Friday 2017.07.28
Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2017.08.27 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Presenting a 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet.
Fr 07.28: Polk Park Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 7pm
Su 07.30: Ellis Park, 3520 S Cottage Grove Ave, 4pm
We 08.02: Gage Park, 2411 W 55th St, 6:30pm
Th 08.03: Kelvyn Park, 4438 W Wrightwood Ave, 6:30pm.
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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SysAdmin Day (since 2000). Last Friday in July Yearly.
System Administrator Appreciation Day.
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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, ...
fiestadelsol.org312/666-2663, 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Pilsen.
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Reunion II. -2017.08.12 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Group Exhibition in Celebration of WMG's 25th Anniversary.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
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* Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
massup.us/ccmDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
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Group Skate. 2nd/Last Fridays 21+ 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.
ChicagoSkater.orgDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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Roger Waters. All ages. 8p.
"Us + Them" tour featuring songs from Pink Floyd.
roger-waters.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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.
07.28: "GeekHaus: Gaytality!" cosplay variety show and fan event 10p-midnt.
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.
Tu 8.01: D-backs 7:05p
We 8.02: D-backs 7:05p
Th 8.03: D-backs 1:20p
Fr 8.04: Nationals 1:20p
Sa 8.05: Nationals 1:20p
Su 8.06: Nationals TBD.
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.
We 07.26: Jamiah Rogers and Joanna Connor 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 07.27: Pier Dance The Little Queens and Tina Go-go 7-9pm.
Fr 07.28: 97nine and Mank N Sass 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 07.29: Rocks Off and Guests (W/ Soul Committee and Marvin "Maestro" Weathersby) 2-11:30pm.
Su 07.30: Old Town School Of Folk Willy Dynomite and Los Vicios 2-8pm.
We 08.02: Sheryl Youngblood and Nick Bell 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 08.03: Pier Dance Euphony and Guest 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.
We 07.26: Stephen Stills \ Judy Collins \ Numa Edema. PAV 8:00p
Th 07.27: Apollo's Fire: Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Rediscovered. MT 7:30p
Fr 07.28: CSO with Christoph Eschenbach: Ray Chen plays Mendelssohn Concerto; Marisol Montalvo sings Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Mendelssohn "Reformation" Symphony. PAV 8:00p
Sa 07.29: CSO with Christoph Eschenbach-Gala Benefit Evening: Dvorak Carnival Overture & Symphony 8; Lang Lang plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 1. PAV 7:00p
Mo 07.31: Pierre-Laurent Aimard: Messiaen Catalogue d'oiseaux. MT 7:00p
Tu 08.01: CSO with Gianandrea Noseda: Smetana The Moldau; Strauss Rosenkavalier; Ravel La valse; Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody. PAV 8:00p
We 08.02: Danish Quartet & Juho Pohjonen: Shostakovich Piano Quintet; Haydn & Beethoven quartets. MT 7:30p
Th 08.03: RSMI Singers: Celebrating Finnish independence in song. BGH 6:00p
Th 08.03: CSO with Pinchas Zukerman: plays and conducts Mozart Concerto 3 & Elgar Chansons; Tchaikovsky Symphony 4. PAV 8:00p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Th 7.27: Cubs 7:10p
Fr 7.28: Indians 7:10p
Sa 7.29: Indians 6:10p
Su 7.30: Indians 1:10p
Mo 7.31: Blue Jays 7:10p
Tu 8.01: Blue Jays 7:10p
We 8.02: Blue Jays 1:10p.
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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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
"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" now playing.
W/ Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump, ...
inconvenientsequel.tumblr.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Atomic Blonde" now playing.
Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, ...
atomicblonde.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Fools Journey" Misfit Circus Cabaret. -2017.08.13 All ages. $27-36 Various times.
Show by Aloft circus arts grads.
misfitcircus.comChopin Theater, 773/278-1500, 1543 W Division. Near Ashland, off Blue line Division stop.
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"The Emoji Movie" now playing.
T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Patrick Stewart, ...
theemoji-movie.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.
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, The Circle, A Quiet Passion, Colossal, ...
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.
08.01: Bend It Like Beckham.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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