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Sunday 2018.07.15
Godzilla Fest (since 1994). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-30.
Largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world (over 1000 attend). A family-oriented convention catering to the "kaiju" genre. Features fan presentations, sessions by actors and crew from the Godzilla series, contests and gaming, new and classic movies, large dealers room, more.
g-fan.comCrowne Plaza O'Hare, 847/671-6350, 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
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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Chinatown Summer Fair (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-7p.
Featuring cultural entertainment, kid stuff, arts and crafts, shopping, street vendors, taste of China, more. Lion Dance at 12:30p.
Chinatown Square, 2130 S Archer. Wentworth from Cermak to 24th.
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Taste Of Chicago (since 1981). Beer, meat, people, major bands. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free entry. 10a-9p.
Newly reformatted, 40+ quality restaurants represented. Bring money and sun screen. Variety of special attractions including flume ride, kid fun, local TV stars, high diving, much more. Good bands at several stages all day.
tasteofchicago.usGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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Southport Art&Music Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 12-10p.
Mix of fine art by day and bumpin' music at night "for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival."
starevents.com3700 N Southport Ave At Waveland.
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Square Roots Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 Fr 5-10p, Sa noon-10p, Su 12-8p.
(supplants the 14 year old Folk and Roots Festival)
Two outdoor stages and two indoor with over 60 acts. Unique vendors, local food, and over 30 craft beers.
squareroots.orgLincoln Square, 4700 N Lincoln. Near Brown line train Western stop.
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Wordplay. -2018.07.26 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
An exploration of how women artists intertwine text and image to deliver message and effect change. From handwriting to video, poetic thought to political activism, this group of artists incorporate letters, numbers and symbols to give meaning to their art."
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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* "Figment" participatory arts event. -Sunday All ages. Free 1-6p.
Nationwide inclusive family-friendly free gathering blurring boundaries between artists and audience. Catalyzes and celebrates the community to find new ways to create, share, think and dream.
bedno.com/fb/176761459640188Mozart Park, 2036 N Avers Ave.
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Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson. All ages. $18-125 7p.
robzombie.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable.
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Seasonal
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2018.10.31 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.
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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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2018.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 07.13: Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant, 5pm
Sa 07.14: CSO: Beethoven's 9th, 5pm
Su 07.15: CSO: Sunday in the Park with Audra McDonald, 3pm
Mo 07.16: RSMI: Timo Andres premiere, 5pm
Tu 07.17: Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy, 5pm
We 07.18: CSO: Gustavo Dudamel and Yuja Wang, 5pm
Th 07.19: RSMI: Brahms and More, 5pm.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Summer Vacation. -2018.09.04 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2018.09.02 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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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2018.08.25 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). -2018.08.17 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. -2018.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2018.08.20 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
tinyurl.com/chidts2016Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2018.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.org/explore/fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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Ongoing
"Shock and Awe" now playing.
Jessica Biel, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner, Tommy Lee Jones, ...
facebook.com/ShockAweMovieTheaters Everywhere.
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"Skyscraper" now playing.
Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Noah Taylor, ...
skyscrapermovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 07.13 Despicable Me 3 at Gladstone Park
Fr 07.13 Jumanji at Taylor Park
Fr 07.13 War for the Planet of the Apes at Palmer Park
Sa 07.14 Back to the Future at Horner Park
Sa 07.14 Coco at Oz Park
Sa 07.14 Wonder Woman at Sherwood Park
Su 07.15 Footloose at Piotrowski Park
Su 07.15 Grease at Jonquil Park
Su 07.15 The Emoji Movie at Emmerson Park
Mo 07.16 9 to 5 at Osterman Beach
Mo 07.16 Cars 3 at Skinner Park
Mo 07.16 Space Jam at Cotton Tail Park
Tu 07.17 International Media Mixer at Pritzker Pavilion
Tu 07.17 Captain Underpants at Trebes Park
Tu 07.17 Jumanji at Park #578
Tu 07.17 Monsters, Inc at Beverly Park
We 07.18 Home Team (Mi Mundial) at Gage Park
We 07.18 Jumanji at Brainerd Park
We 07.18 Jumanji at Rosenblum Park
Th 07.19 Coco at Arrigo Park
Th 07.19 Despicable Me 3 at Senka Park
Th 07.19 Sister Act at Wicker Park.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Ant-Man and the Wasp, Sorry to Bother You, Leave No Trace, Three Identical Strangers, Woman Walks Ahead, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The King, Incredibles 2, Hotel Artemis, Ocean's 8, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Upgrade, Action Point, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Book Club, Deadpool 2, Life of the Party, Tully, Avengers: Infinity War, Love & Bananas, I Feel Pretty, Genesis, ...
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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