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Sunday 2018.05.27
* International Mister Leather competition (since 1979). -Monday Yearly.
Huge leather market, events all day, hot parties at select clubs, tough tourists. Registration Thursday, opening Friday, Pre-judging Saturday, finals Sunday, party at House of Blues.
imrl.comCongress Plaza Hotel, 312/427-3800, 520 S Michigan.
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*** Bike The Drive (since 2002). Yearly. All ages. $35+ 5:30a-10:15a.
Ride on L.S.D., closed to cars. Tens of thousands participate. Pre-reg and ID and cash and helmet required. Vendors and parties after.
312/42-PEDAL bikethedrive.orgUpper Hutchinson Field, Columbus and Balbo. Near Buckingham Fountain.
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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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Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. $? 12-10p.
Continuous live acts, beloved local bands, food, beer, shopping.
chicagoevents.com/events/belmont-sheffield-music-festBelmont and Sheffield. Belmont train stop.
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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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"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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Monday 2018.05.28
Memorial Day. Last Monday in May Yearly.
Legal Holiday. Honors United States military personnel who died in wars. Formerly called Decoration Day, observed since the civil war. Parades, flags fly at half mast, ceremonies at veteran's graves. Major picnic and veg-e-q day.
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Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p.
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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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
05.28: Red, White and Boobs Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.05.29
Full "Flower" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 9:30a.
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Chi 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."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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* 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.
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Ages? $45-135 7:30p.
yeahyeahyeahs.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
05.29: Subverb, Bombazi, Time Nice, Mega Mike, Dr Groo.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.05.30
"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
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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.com/aon-summer-fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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Thursday 2018.05.31
* World No Tobacco Day (since 1988). Leave the pack behind. Yearly.
Sponsored by the World Health Organization.
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Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
facebook.com/atomicsketchGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
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Nathaniel Rateliff. All ages. $39-59+ 6:30p.
The Night Sweats + The Head And The Heart.
nathanielrateliff.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Unbridled. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitledUntitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
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Friday 2018.06.01
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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Maifest. -Sunday Yearly. 18+ $10 (donation) Th 5-9:30p, Fr 5-11p, Sa noon-11p, Su noon-10p.
German food, music, merchants, major bands, thousands attend.
mayfestchicago.comLincoln Square, 4700 N Lincoln. Near Western and Leland, brown line stop.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 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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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2018.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 06.01: Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Ozomatli, 4pm
Sa 06.02: Diana Ross, 5pm
Su 06.03: Loverboy and Survivor, 4pm
Th 06.07: Concert Dance Inc, 5pm
Th 06.07: Stephen Marley and Matisyahu, 5pm
Fr 06.08: Vladimir Feltsman, 5pm
Fr 06.08: Concert Dance Inc, 5pm
Sa 06.09: Bridges: An International Jazz and Classical Fusion Composition, 3pm
Sa 06.09: Live from Here with Chris Thile, 4:45pm
Su 06.10: Anita Baker, 5pm
Tu 06.12: John Fogerty and ZZ Top, 4pm
We 06.13: Flying Karamazov Brothers, 5pm.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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"Do Division" fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 Fr 5pm, Sa+Su 12-10p.
Local street faire, sidewalk sale, live music (by Empty Bottle), kid stuff, diverse chow, beer, chess, etc.
312/850-9390 do-divisionstreetfest.com1851 W Division Ashland to Damen.
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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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Depeche Mode. All ages. $39-169 7:30p.
depechemode.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Group Skate. 1st/3rd 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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David Byrne. -Sunday $65-85+ 3 nites, all sold out? 8p.
davidbyrne.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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David Cross. $33+ 8p.
officialdavidcross.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a UNCONFIRMED
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.06.02
LaGrange Pet Parade (since 1947). Yearly. All ages. Free 9:30a-11a.
Old and light-hearted parade includes participant's animals of all sorts.
lagrangepetparade.orgE Cossitt Ave at S LaGrange Rd, LaGrange.
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57th Street Art Fair (since 1949). -Sunday Yearly. Sa 11a-6p, Su 10a-5p.
Midwest's oldest juried fair. Gentle and genuine. Some very fine works, many ethnic.
773/493-3247 57thstreetartfair.org57th from Kenwood to Woodlawn.
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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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"Twisted" Saturdays 21+ $0 -11p, $5 -1a, $7+ 9:30p-5a.
"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.
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Terrapin Flyer. 21+ $15 9:30p.
Grateful Dead homage.
terrapinflyer.netMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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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.
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Sunday 2018.06.03
Pedal To Pullman Cycling Tour. $25 8a.
Adventure Cycling Tours visits the first successful working factory city in the US and nearby art. With breaks and lunch and walking tour -5pm, ~40 miles averaging <12mph.
The Spoke & Bird, 929/263-2473, 205 E 18th St.
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Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Tuesday 2018.06.05
* World Environment Day. Reflect on global environmental concerns. Yearly.
Anniversary of first UN Conference on Human Environment in 1972.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
06.05: Hairspray 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2018.06.06
Chicago Underground Film Festival (since 1994). Packed series with many gems, shorts, features, speakers. -Sunday Yearly.
See event website for schedule.
cuff.orgLogan Theatre, 773/342-5555, 2646 N Milwaukee.
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D-Day. Yearly.
Anniversary of 1944 Allied troops invasion of Normandy France.
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Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting. (MBAC). All ages. Free 3-4:30p.
Representatives from various gov't orgs present to invited representatives from local cycling interests about legislation, safety and planning for about 90 minutes once about every 90 days.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 1103.
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Primus / Mastodon. All ages. $30-60 7p.
primusville.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
06.06: Becomes Journey.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Paul Simon. All ages. $50-175 8p.
paulsimon.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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 2018.06.08
* Spring Awakening fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $65-200.
DOZENS of major DJs across three days.
springawakeningfestival.comAddams Park, 14th Street and Loomis.
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Andersonville Midsommarfest (since 1966). Nice Swedish-ish neighborhood party. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 (donation) 11a-10p.
Dozens of vendors, ethnic food, assorted bands, pet parade, family activities come, in a great shopping area.
773/728-2995 starevents.comAndersonville, Clark from Foster to Balmorol.
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Chicago Blues Festival (since 1984). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-9:30p.
Over 750K expected. See site for detailed schedule.
chicagobluesfestival.usMillennium Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown.
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Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2018.08.20 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
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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Saturday 2018.06.09
Serve-a-thon (since 1994). 2nd Saturday in June Yearly.
Chicago's largest day of community service. Volunteers spend the day painting, planting and making a difference at dozens of schools and agencies.
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Old Town Art Fair (Since 1950). Jewelry, paintings, sculpture, food, bohemians. 2nd Saturday in June -Sunday Yearly. $0-6 10a-6p.
oldtowntriangle.comOld Town Historic District, 312/337-1938, N Lincoln Ave At W Wisconsin St.
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Nickelodeon Slimefest. -Sunday All ages. 2 days 11a.
Meet stars for photos and autographs, interactive slime activities, food court, official merch, more.
nickslimefest.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Poison. $11-140 7p.
W/ Cheap Trick And Pop Evil.
poisonweb.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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Joan Armatrading. -Wednesday 21+ $$ 8p.
joanarmatrading.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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**** World Naked Bike Ride (since 2004). 2nd Saturday in June Yearly. Gather after 6p, ride 8-11:30p.
Massive bike (+skate) event celebrating freedom from oil and the beauty of people, held globally in dozens of cities. Chicago draws thousands of riders over a dozen miles sharing our joyful visions. Bare-as-you-dare from body paint to fanciful costumes to whimsy. Just be responsible.
CYCLISTS: Check-in to be announced.
Ridecasting on Chi.Bike live day-of. @ChiNakedRide and #WNBRC on Twitter.
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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.
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Sunday 2018.06.10
National Children's Day. 2nd Sunday in June Yearly.
Day to honor and be kind to children. Proclaimed by President Clinton in 1997 "As we observe National Children's Day this year, let us recommit ourselves to creating a society where parents can raise healthy, happy children; where every newborn is cherished, where every child is encouraged to succeed, and where all our young people are free to pursue their dreams."
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Printers Row Lit Fest (since 1985). Five tented blocks of literati. Yearly. All ages. Free. 10a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Midwest's largest outdoor book festival. New, used and antiquarian goods from 170 vendors. Continuous signings by major authors. See site for details.
312/987-9896 chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/printersrowlitfestDearborn and Congress to Polk.
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Wells Street Art Festival (since 1975). Over 250 fine artists, food, music. Yearly. $0-5 10a-10p UNCONFIRMED
See site for band schedule.
chicagoevents.com773/868-3010, Wells between North and Division.
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* Jewish Fest (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. $? Even numbered years. 11a-6p.
Dozens of performers on four stages. Also book fair, vendors, artisans, kosher food, etc. Many thousands attend.
847/933-3000 jewishfestival.orgSt. Paul Woods, Cook County Forest Preserve, Dempster St. at Lehigh, Morton Grove.
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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 2018.06.11
King Kamehameha Day. Yearly.
Commemorates the victories of Kamehameha I (1758-1819) of Hawaii. He and his descendants united and ruled the Hawaiian Islands until their annexation by the United States in 1898.
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Wednesday 2018.06.13
Gin Wigmore. All ages. $20 Doors 7p.
W/ Roses & Revolution.
ginwigmore.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Thursday 2018.06.14
Flag Day. Yearly.
Commemorates 1777 adoption by Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes.
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Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton. All ages. $21-126 7:30p.
stevemillerband.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Friday 2018.06.15
Taste of Randolph (since 1998). Bands, finer foods, vendors, vintage vehicles. -Sunday Yearly. Ages? $6-10 12-10p.
starevents.comRandolph and Halsted
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a UNCONFIRMED
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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Saturday 2018.06.16
*** Artists of the Wall Festival (since 1994). Bands, vendors, artists, neighbors. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $30+ Always sells out. 8:30a-8p.
Participants paint over 100 mural segments from Pratt to Morse (spaces sell out). Some prizes, mostly fun. One of my ABSOLUTE favorite fests! Blade/bike path, good parks and beach, good bands and acts, veggie friendly and near a Heartland branch. Judging 2pm Sunday.
artistsofthewall.comLoyola Park, 1230 W Greenleaf. Around 6900 N on the lake.
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Custer Fair (since 1972). Big happy art/music/food/fun fair. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $1 suggested donation. 10a-9p.
Evanston's largest and oldest outdoor event known for diverse and unique features. Kid friendly. "fest of chompin' stompin' and shoppin' isn't just any old street fair." - Chicago Sun Times.
847/328-2204 facebook.com/custerfairMain Street Station Shopping District in Evanston, IL, 847/328-22100, 600 Main St, Evanston. CTA Main St. Purple line and Metra Main Street Stops.
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Gold Coast Art Fair (since 1958). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free Fr noon-, Sa+Su 10a-5p.
Classy stuff, huge attendance, top rated fest, 100s of juried artists from around the world.
amdurproductions.com/gold-coast-art-fair-at-grant-parkGrant Park, Monroe Street and Lake Shore Drive, Across from AIC.
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* Pridefest (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. 11a-10p.
Bands, vendors, pets, glitter and drag.
northalsted.com/eventsBoystown. Halsted & Waveland.
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Sunday 2018.06.17
* Fathers' Day. 3rd Sunday in June Yearly.
Honor and be kind to fathers.
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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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Puerto Rican Day Parade (since 1967). Also on ABC. Yearly. All ages. Free 2:30p UNCONFIRMED
773/292-1414 tinyurl.com/chiparadesDivision from Western to Sacramento
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Tuesday 2018.06.19
Juneteenth. Yearly.
Date on which the freedom of the slaves was formally announced in Texas in 1865, more than two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the end of the Civil War.
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Wednesday 2018.06.20
Emancipation Day. Yearly.
Day observing the end of slavery in the United States. President Lincoln declared all slaves free on January 1st, 1863.
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Summer Vacation. -2018.09.05 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Thursday 2018.06.21
* Summer Solstice. Yearly. 8:30p.
Longest day/shortest night, official start of summer.
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Friday 2018.06.22
Strawberry Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Strawberry foods, drinks and treats everywhere. Entertainment on two stages. 80 shops, galleries, restaurants. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
starevents.comHistoric Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban.
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Saturday 2018.06.23
Midsummer Eve. Yearly.
Observed in Europe, celebrates the return of summer.
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* Fountain Square Art Festival (since 1980). Lots of quality art, food and bands. -Sunday Yearly. 10a-10p.
About 300 artists, strictly juried.
chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=123Church St. and Sherman Ave, 800 W Church St, Evanston. Purple line Davis stop.
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Seasonal
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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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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Ongoing
"How to Talk to Girls at Parties" now playing.
John Cameron Mitchell w/ Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Stephen Campbell Moore, ...
a24films.com/films/how-to-talk-to-girls-at-partiesTheaters Everywhere.
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"Solo: A Star Wars Story" now playing.
Ron Howard w/ Alden Ehrenreich, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, ...
starwars.com/films/soloTheaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Book Club, Deadpool 2, Life of the Party, Tully, Avengers: Infinity War, Love & Bananas, I Feel Pretty, Genesis, Rampage, Birthmarked, Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, The Leisure Seeker, Red Sparrow, Annihilation, Black Panther, Winchester, Lady Bird, Three Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, Downsizing, Father Figures, Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, The Post, Last Jedi, ...
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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The Space We Grow Into. -2018.06.16 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
"Explores the connections that women of color cultivate with those around them..."
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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LakeView Mayfest (since 1996). -Sunday Yearly. 18+ $10 (donation) Fr 5-10p, Sa-Su 10a-10p UNCONFIRMED
Food, music, merchants, major bands late, pet contest. Thousands attend, basic beer tents.
773/665-4682 starevents.comLakeview, 3100 N Ashland. At Barry.
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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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