"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. 1871.comMAPSHARE
Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
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. MAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
**Circus In The Parks. -2018.10.21 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park. 08.25-26: Garfield Park, 100 N Central Park Ave, Sa+Su 3pm 09.01-02: McKinley Park, 2210 W Pershing Rd, Fr 7pm Sa+Su noon+3pm 09.08-09: Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, Sa+Su 3pm 09.14-16: Holstein Park, 2200 N Oakley Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm 09.21-23: Lake Shore Park, 808 N Lake Shore Dr, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm 09.29-30: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th St, Sa+Su 2+5pm 10.06-07: Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N Avers Ave, Sa+Su 2+5pm 10.12-14: Oriole Park, 5430 N Olcott Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2pm+5pm 10.19-21: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm. midnightcircus.netbedno.com/circusintheparksPHOTOSINFOSHARE
Taste of Greece. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $3 12-11p UNCONFIRMED
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!" Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. berlinchicago.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $27-47 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. uptownunderground.netMAPSHARE
Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p UNCONFIRMED
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists. Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine. stage773.comMAPINFOSHARE
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. women.comINFOSHARE
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
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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. lbjlib.utexas.eduINFOSHARE
*Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p.
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. bedno.com/firejamMAPPHOTOSINFOSHARE
*South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p UNCONFIRMED
*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. chi.bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop. chicagocriticalmass.orgMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
African Festival of the Arts (since 1990). -Monday Yearly. All ages. $20-30 10a-10p UNCONFIRMED
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. dol.govSHARE
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a UNCONFIRMED
Rosh Hashanah. Jewish New Year (5779). -2018.09.11 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
"Head of the year" in Hebrew, this day commemorates the creation of the world. It is celebrated on Tishri 1 by the Hebrew calendar, which falls in early autumn. Rosh Hashanah begins the penitential season, culminating ten days later on Yom Kippur. The synagogue service includes the blowing of the Shofar (ram's horn), and liturgy stressing the sovereignty of God. It is customary on the first day, to go to a river or pond, and there to recite tashlich, scriptural verses about repentance and forgiveness. Introspect and resolve to do better. chabad.org/holidayshebcal.com/holidaysINFOSHARE
North Shore Century ride (since 1985). Yearly. All ages. $17-25 6a-7p.
Evanston Bike Club "incredibly scenic biking... tranquil tree-lined streets... refreshing lake breezes." Uses cue sheets and painted street markings. Five distance options from 25-100 miles. evanstonbikeclub.org/nscDawes Park, 1700 Sheridan Road. MAPSHARE
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. MAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2018.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2018.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 8.17: Earth, Wind & Fire, 5pm Sa 8.18: Dvorak's Rusalka: A Mermaid's Tale, 11am Sa 8.18: CSO: Igor Levit, 5pm Mo 8.20: Milos Karadaglic: "Voice of the Guitar", 5pm Tu 8.21: Joshua Bell: The Red Violin, 5pm Tu 8.21: Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 6, 5pm We 8.22: Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 7, 5pm We 8.22: CAKE and Ben Folds, 5pm Th 8.23: Dominic Cheli, 4pm Th 8.23: Sugarland: Still The Same Tour, 6pm. Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra. ravinia.orgMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2018.08.26 Yearly. All ages. Free.
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. MAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2018.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
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. renfair.com/bristolMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 8.17: Black Panther at Bessemer Park Fr 8.17: Coco at Maggie Daley Park Fr 8.17: Spark: A Space Tail at Revere Park Fr 8.17: Spider-Man: Homecoming at John Clark Park Fr 8.17: Wonder at Vittum Park Sa 8.18: Black Panther at Dusable Museum Sa 8.18: Roman Holiday at Churchill Field Playlot Park Sa 8.18: Sing at Sauganash Park Su 8.19: Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Women's Park and Gardens Su 8.19: Wonder at Unity Playlot Park Mo 8.20: Moana at Rowan Park Mo 8.20: Sunset Boulevard at Osterman Beach Mo 8.20: Wonder Woman at South Shore Cultural Center Tu 8.21: Slumdog Millionaire at Pritzker Pavilion Tu 8.21: A Dog's Purpose at McKinley Park Tu 8.21: Coco at Lawler Park Tu 8.21: Coco at Montgomery Ward Park We 8.22: Coco at Kedvale Park We 8.22: Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Union Park We 8.22: Wonder Woman at Women's Park and Gardens Th 8.23: A Dog's Purpose at Frank J Wilson Park Th 8.23: Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud) at Dusable Museum Th 8.23: Hidden Figures at Fosco Park. bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks. TIMESMAPSHARE