Events Week After Next
Fourteen Days Hence
Events week of Friday, August 4th, 2017
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- Windy City Rubber Duck Race. Yearly. All ages. $5+ to enter. 10a UNCONFIRMED
- Thousands watch over 35,000 yellow rubber ducks compete. Benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. Opens with kid fun, face painting, food, games, sports mascots. Then race launches from Columbus Drive bridge at 1pm.
duckrace.com/chicagoWrigley Building, 400 N Michigan Ave.
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- Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
- A fun, free, group bike ride.
thechainlink.org/group/sscritmassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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- "Flashback Weekend" Horror/Sci-Fi Convention. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-250 UNCONFIRMED
- Too many significant celebrities to list. Dealer's Room & signings, speakers, demos, costume contest, DVD screenings, parties, bands, etc.
flashbackweekend.comCrowne Plaza O'Hare, 847/671-6350, 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont.
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- Edge Fest. 1st Saturday in August -Sunday Yearly. All ages. ~$5 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
- Bacon and art themed, plus lots of bands.
starevents.com/festivals/edge-festEdgewater, 5900 N. Broadway. At Thorndale Ave.
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- Hiroshima day (since 1945). Yearly.
- On this day in 1945, an American bomber "Enola Gay" made the first wartime use of an atomic weapon. A single bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, destroying it completely. This day is often used for anti-nuclear protests worldwide. Watch for symbolic body outlines drawn on the ground in major cities.
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- Lakeshore Arts Festival (since 1973). Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-6p UNCONFIRMED
- 125 juried artists/craftspeople, cuisine, lite music.
1811 Sheridan Rd., 847/491-0266.
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- Bughouse Square Debates (since 1985). Yearly. All ages. Free 12-4p UNCONFIRMED
- Public heckling of outlandish soapbox oratory.
3312/255-3700 newberry.orgWashington Square Park, 901 N Clark.
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- Wrigleyville Summerfest. Yearly. $? 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
- Kids' Zone with activities for children toddler to twelve. Face painting, inflatable obstacle course, giant slide, mini coaster, fun crafts.
wrigleyvillesummerfest.comWrigleyville, 3300 N Seminary.
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- * Clown Week Celebration (since 2000). 1st Sunday in August Yearly. All ages. Free 1-3p UNCONFIRMED
- (Inter)National CLOWN WEEK observance at SHOWMEN'S REST is a loving and festive remembrance of circus artists past, held in the nation's most well known final resting place for circus artists, remembered especially for its elephant statues and roustabout headstones. This event includes speakers, placing of flowers, circus arts performances, lots of fun stuff for kids including activities and entertainment and contests with prizes, snacks and drinks, and many many many clowns.
The event is for kids of all ages. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and a youthful attitude. Children's entertainers are welcome to come and share your talents after the ceremony.
performforthelove.com/showmensrestWoodlawn Cemetery / Showmen's Rest, 708/442-8500, 7750 W Cermak Rd, Forest Park. Western end; East of Des Plaines Ave.
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- * Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 7:30-10:15p 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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- 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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- Full Moon (Sturgeon). Always adds an interesting twist. 1:15p.
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- * Happiness Happens Day (since 1999). Yearly. All ages. Free.
- (aka "HappyThon") Real event pursuing proclamation, sponsored by the "Secret Society of Happy People" to rebuff popular cynicism. Smile at strangers. Generally observed all August as "Happiness Happens" month.
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- Illinois State Fair. -2017.08.20 Yearly. 7a-12a.
- Deep fried fun, animals on parade, sights and sounds, contests, performers, honest mid-western fun.
Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sagamon, Springfield.
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