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Monday 2018.06.18
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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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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Summer Vacation. -2018.09.04 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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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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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
06.19: Kinky Boots 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-5+ 9p-2a.
06.19: Presents DJ Rollin & MC Vision - Hispdchase DJ Sushi Megamike.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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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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"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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Thursday 2018.06.21
Start of Cancer. Astrological sign, the crab. Yearly.
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Xavier Rudd. 17+ $30+ 7p.
W/ Xiuhtezcal.
xavierrudd.comMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Colin Jost. Ages? $? 7:30p.
colinjost.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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* Conversation w/ Bill Clinton. 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
twitter.com/billclintonAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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Steely Dan / Doobie Brothers. All ages. $18-129 7:30p.
"The Summer Of Living Dangerously"
steelydan.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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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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* Summer Solstice. Yearly. 8:30p.
Longest day/shortest night, official start of summer.
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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
MIA 12th Anniversary w/ Tribesteppaz / Rebellion / DJ Syquest / Dioptrics MIA Crew B2B Set / Selekta Steel / Mega Mike / Fiyafly / Rifle MC.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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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Logan Square Arts Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-11p.
"2 Live Music Stages / Family Activities / Good Food / Great Times"
logansquareartsfestival.comN. Milwaukee Ave, between California and Kimball. Logan Square.
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Country LakeShake. Three days of bands. -Sunday All ages. $99/day 2p.
Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, RaeLynn, Lee Brice, Jillian Jacqueline, Russell Dickerson, Cole Swindell, Tracy Lawrence, LOCASH, Runaway June, Dee Jay Silver, Billy Currington, LANCO, Jackie Lee, Chris Lane, Dylan Scott, Adam Doleac, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tyler Rich, The Steel Woods, Dylan Schneider, Dillon Carmichael, The Wild Feathers, Jameson Rodgers, Delta Rae, Charlie Worsham, Brown & Gray, Muscadine Bloodline, Morgan Evans, Jon Langston, Jacksonville Kid, ...
lakeshakefestival.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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World's Largest Block Party (since 1985). -Saturday Yearly. 21+ $15-100 5:30-10:30p.
A fun and safe singles event with lots of beer and bands. Always sells out.
Fr: Maggie Speaks 5:30p, Mike and Joe 8:15p; Sa: The Walk-Ins 2pm. Howl 2 Go - Dueling Pianos 4pm, Seventh Heaven 6:30pm, Trippin Billies 8:30pm.
312/648-1590 worldslargestblockparty.comOld St. Pat's Campus, 312/648-1021, 700 W Adams. W Monroe St & S Desplaines St.
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Red Bull: Queen! 18+ $10 9p-2a.
Steve "Silk" Hurley w/ Cece Peniston, Dajae, Joe Smooth, Shaun J. Wright, Hey Chardonnay...
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p.
Structured Weekly Free Speech Forum With Quality Lecturers and Good American Food And Bar.
06.23: Left-Wing Market Anarchism / The Left Wing of the Libertarian Movement.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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B96 Summer Bash. All ages. $55-75 6:30p.
b96.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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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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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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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p.
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists.
06.23: Shirley Blazen.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.06.24
St. John the Baptist Day. Yearly.
Feast day honoring the Jewish prophet who preceded Jesus.
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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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*** Gay Pride Parade and Festival (since 1970). One of the nation's largest. Last Sunday in June Yearly. All ages. Free 12p.
Hundreds of floats, thousands of flamboyantly happy people. Special events at all area bars and restaurants, major after-parties. Wear sun screen. Typically goes S on Broadway, S on Halsted, E on Belmont, S on Broadway, E on Diversey to Cannon Drive.
773/348-8243 chicagopride.gopride.comUptown, 4400 N Broadway. At Montrose.
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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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Chicago Zombie March (since 2008). Yearly. All ages. Free 3-6p UNCONFIRMED
Hundreds of shambling undead expected.
chicagohorror.com/chicago-zombieMillennium Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown.
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Al Di Meola. 18+ $45 7:30p.
aldimeola.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Monday 2018.06.25
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a UNCONFIRMED
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Wednesday 2018.06.27
* 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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Full "Strawberry" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 11:45p.
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Thursday 2018.06.28
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
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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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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Friday 2018.06.29
* 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.
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Dave Matthews Band. -Saturday All ages. $45-115+ 8p.
davematthewsband.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
06.29: GeekHaus cosplay variety show -midnt.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.06.30
* Tour de Fat. Party and performance event promoting Fat Tire beer. Yearly. $?
Newer new format and location. Benefits local community.
facebook.com/TourDeFatHumboldt Park, California and Division.
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American Music Festival (since 1981). -Sunday Yearly. Ages? $30+ 11a-?p UNCONFIRMED
"40+ bands on three stages, festival tents for rain or shine, Cajun/American BBQ..."
Fitzgerald's, 708/788-6670, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Near Blue Line.
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* Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest (since 1981). Yearly. All ages. $8 11a-11p UNCONFIRMED
Major hot air ballooning event, includes nationally known bands, food, carnival, fireworks, etc, weather permitting.
eyestotheskies.orgLisle Community Park, 630/575-9798, Hwy. 53 and Short Street. Near I-88 and I-355.
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Naperville Rib Fest. -2018.07.03 Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
Big fest with over a dozen barbeque vendors (Ribbers) and other treats and merchandise. Also carnival rides, and diverse kids entertainment "To promote Americanism and enrich community life through leisure activities..."
ribfest.netKnoch Park, Martin Ave at S West St, Naperville.
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Sunday 2018.07.01
Pothole Art Bike Tour. $25 9a.
Adventure Cycling Tours uniquely Chicago urban treasure hunt touring Jim Bachor stunning and sometimes snarky mosaic works. With breaks and lunch -5pm, ~30 miles averaging <12mph.
bedno.com/fb/331647097348013Thorndale Red Line stop (CTA), 1118 W Thorndale.
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International Festival of Life (since 1993). -Tuesday Yearly. All ages. 1-10p UNCONFIRMED
"Dedicated to celebrating the humanity of all people. The event allows cultural, educational and spiritual exchange through innovative programming and a marketplace format that highlights the global spectrum of entertainment, food, fine arts, crafts, small business and corporate communities." Reggae, Rock, Caribbean, Latin, African, Pop, R&B, Gospel, House and World Music bands.
internationalfestivaloflife.comUnion Park, 1501 W Randolph. Near Washington/Ogden intersection.
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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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Wednesday 2018.07.04
* Independence Day. Yearly.
Legal holiday. The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was passed by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1776. Typically observed with picnics and evening fireworks.
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* Beacon of Freedom parade (since 1922). Yearly. All ages. Free 2p.
Evanston has an extraordinary Independence Day parade, rated among the nation's best. Over 100 floats many representing alternative interests. Come early, bring sunscreen.
evanston4th.orgNorth Evanston, Central Street and Central Park Avenue, Evanston. Marches East to Ashland. Easily reached by Purple line and Metra.
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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 2018.07.06
Earth at Aphelion. Our orbit's farthest point from the sun. Yearly.
Fortunately by cosmic standards we're close (3.4%?) to circular at 147.5-152.6Mkm (91.7-94.8Mmi).
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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."
7.06: Opening Reception 6-8pm.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
A fun, free, group bike ride.
facebook.com/SSCritMassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p UNCONFIRMED
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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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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Saturday 2018.07.07
Irish American Heritage Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-11p UNCONFIRMED
3 stages, food, vendors, bands, celtettes, Guinness and Harp on tap, bagpipes, crafts, Mashed Potato Eating Contest, Irish Idol kids competition...
irishfestchicago.comIrish American Heritage Center, 773/282-7035, 4642 N Knox.
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Square Roots Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 Fr 5-10p, Sa noon-10p, Su 12-8p UNCONFIRMED
(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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West Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5+ 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
Great live music and DJs, arts and crafts, vendors, pet stuff, kids fun, food and drink.
facebook.com/westfestchicagoWest Town, 312/850-9390, 800 N Damen. Chicago Avenue from Damen to Wood.
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Sunday 2018.07.08
Ride for AIDS (since 2004). Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Two-day 200-mile bicycling event raises money for TPAN and Community Partners. Leaves early Saturday to Wisconsin, returns late Sunday to a party in Evanston.
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FINAL WEEKEND! Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2018.09.02 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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St. Andrew's Greek Festival (since 1962). Yearly. $5 donation. Sa 3p-, Su 12-10:30p UNCONFIRMED
Ethnic food, kid's games, rides, silent auction, raffle, folk dancing and live music.
standreworthodox.orgSt. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church, 773/334-4515, 5649 N Sheridan. At end of LSD.
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Monday 2018.07.09
* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $15+ Doors 10p-5a UNCONFIRMED
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals.
facebook.com/groups/15090361526Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Tuesday 2018.07.10
Nikola Tesla Day (since 2002). Yearly.
Honoring one of history's greatest inventors.
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Wednesday 2018.07.11
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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Saturday 2018.07.14
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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Sunday 2018.07.15
Evanston's Ethnic Arts Fest (since 1986). Yearly. All ages. Free 12-7p UNCONFIRMED
"60-country flag parade, ethnic delicacies from Thai to Soul, performances from Norwegian dancing to Japanese drums attract over 20,000... Over 125 visual artists display and sell... with the sounds of blues, Irish melodies or Polish dancing on two stages... family arts area for hands on involvement and... poetry reading... a trip around the world!"
Dawes Park, 847/448-8058, Church street at the lakefront, Evanston.
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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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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 06.15: Jackson Browne, 5pm
Sa 06.16: Alison Krauss, 5pm
Tu 06.19: Seal, 5pm
We 06.20: Julliard String Quartet, 5pm
Th 06.21: Well-Strung, 5pm.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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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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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
"Incredibles 2" now playing.
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, ...
movies.disney.com/incredibles-2Theaters Everywhere.
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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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Now playing.
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, Rampage, Birthmarked, Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, ...
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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