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Saturday 2019.08.24
Backlot Bash. -Sunday Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Street festival with live music, carnival rides, food and beer tents, sidewalk sales, business expo, classic cars show, silent films and more.
backlotbash.comDowntown Skokie.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2019.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free. UNCONFIRMED
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 UNCONFIRMED
navypier.org/explore/live-entertainment/live-musicNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2019.09.12 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk. UNCONFIRMED
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2019.09.17 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2019.08.26 Yearly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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Summer Vacation. -2019.09.04 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2019.09.01 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p UNCONFIRMED
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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* Wizard World Comic-Con. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $40-99 10a-5p UNCONFIRMED
Hundreds of comics and collectibles vendors, special featured guest, popular cartoonists, and famous actors.
wizardworld.comDonald E. Stephens Convention Center, 847/268-2000, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont.
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Chicago Jazz Festival (since 1979). -Sunday Yearly. 12-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Mostly locals. Many tributes. See event website for details.
312/427-1676 chicagojazzfestival.usGrant Park. Pritzker Pavilion, also other locations.
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International Art Open (since 1987). -2019.09.05 Yearly. Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p UNCONFIRMED
Juried works by dozens of artists.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S. Canalport #4A-3.
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Taste of Greece. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $3 12-11p UNCONFIRMED
Folk music, culture, meats and spices.
greektownchicago.orgGreektown, 400 S Halsted. Runs several blocks.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2019.08.25 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
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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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p UNCONFIRMED
Structured Weekly Free Speech Forum With Quality Lecturers and Good American Food And Bar.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2019.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p UNCONFIRMED
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2019.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p UNCONFIRMED
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.org/explore/fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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Sunday 2019.08.25
** Circus In The Parks. -2019.10.21 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p. UNCONFIRMED
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
10.19-21: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p UNCONFIRMED
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 wolffs.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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SuperSprint and Kids Triathlon (since 1983). Yearly. $$ Races start 7a UNCONFIRMED
Thousands expected. Cash prizes. May sell out. Big parties after.
chicagosupersprint.comLakefront at Foster.
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Bucktown Arts Fest (since 1986). Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-7p UNCONFIRMED
"Great Art, Great Craft Brews"
bucktownartsfest.comSenior Citizen Memorial Park, 2300 N Oakley. 2300 W Lyndale.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p UNCONFIRMED
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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Monday 2019.08.26
Women's Equality Day. Yearly.
Celebrates the anniversary of the 19th constitutional amendment ratified in 1920 granting women the right to vote. Formerly known as Woman Suffrage Day.
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* International Gotopless day. Yearly. All ages. Free 1-3p UNCONFIRMED
Protests at beaches and parks worldwide demanding equal topfree rights for women.
gotopless.orgNorth Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive. "North of the Boat House"
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Burning Man. -2019.09.03 Yearly. 9p UNCONFIRMED
Webcast live online:
bedno.com/campenvyBlack Rock City NV.
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Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p UNCONFIRMED
Extraordinary long and late ride for the young and/or hearty. Leaves about 11pm, unplanned route may exceed 30miles from start point, dissipating near dawn.
facebook.com/MondayNightRideChicagoLincoln Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum.
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Tuesday 2019.08.27
Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday. Yearly.
Day to remember the 36th president of the U.S., who became president on November 22nd, 1963 following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is remembered for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the War on Poverty, creating the Department of Housing and Urban Development and for passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He presided during the deepening U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He was born in Texas in 1908 and died in Texas on January 22nd, 1973.
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Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2019.08.28
South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p UNCONFIRMED
22nd season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable.
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Friday 2019.08.30
Fringe Fest (since 2010). -2019.09.03 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Over 100 performances of the untried and weird.
chicagofringe.orgVarious venues. Jefferson Park.
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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.
Bedno.com/bikeDaley 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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Saturday 2019.08.31
North Coast Music Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $50-225+ UNCONFIRMED
A dozen majors acts at several stages all day for three days.
northcoastfestival.comUnion Park, 1501 W Randolph. Near Washington/Ogden intersection.
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African Festival of the Arts (since 1990). -Monday Yearly. All ages. $20-30 10a-10p UNCONFIRMED
"Spectacular celebration of arts and culture from across the African Diaspora."
AfricanFestivalChicago.comWashington Park, 773/955-2787, 5100 S Cottage Grove.
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Taste of Polonia. -Monday Yearly. All ages. $0-7 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
Non-stop music on 3 stages! Kids fun, traditional foods, festival market atmosphere.
Copernicus Center, 773/777-8898, 5216 W Lawrence. at Milwaukee.
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Sunday 2019.09.01
AIDS Run/Walk 5K (since 1990). Yearly. Register -8:30a. 10a UNCONFIRMED
Midwest's largest such pledged event, many thousands expected.
312/922-2322 aidsrunwalk.orgSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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* Burning Man Main Burn. Yearly. Some time well after sunset in NV (~7:30pm PDT). Local CDT 9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Webcast live online:
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Monday 2019.09.02
Labor Day. 1st Monday in September Yearly.
Honors working people and celebrates their history and accomplishments. Essentially identical to the European May Day celebrated on May 1st. First observed in NYC on 1882.09.05 by the Knights of Labor.
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Burning Man Temple Burn. Yearly. Some time well after sunset in NV (~7:30pm PDT). Local CDT 9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Webcast live online:
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Wednesday 2019.09.04
Chicago Public Schools open. Yearly. 8a UNCONFIRMED
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Movieoke (since 2008). 1st Wednesdays Occasionally. 21+ $? 9p UNCONFIRMED
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
twitter.com/ChicagoMovieokeWhistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.
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Friday 2019.09.06
Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p UNCONFIRMED
A fun, free, group bike ride.
facebook.com/SSCritMassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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Theaters Everywhere.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
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Hundreds of city locations.
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