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Events week of Friday, June 16th, 2017

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Friday 2017.06.16
* Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. 3rd Fridays 21+ $25-40 8p UNCONFIRMED
The Nerd Circus! Combining circus, cosplay, and genre fiction for all manner of fans. Great performers, breathtaking acts. Showcasing new works and fan favorites from silly to sensual: fire eating, trapeze, straps, juggling, hula hooping, aerial ring, comedy, acrobatics and more! Also raffle, swag, photo booth...
aicircus.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
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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 2017.06.17
*** 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 custerfair.comMain 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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Pridefest (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. 11a-10p.
Bands, vendors, pets, glitter and drag.
northalsted.com/eventsBoystown. Halsted & Waveland.
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Taste of Randolph (since 1998). Bands, finer foods, vendors, vintage vehicles. -Sunday Yearly. Ages? $6-10 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
starevents.comRandolph and Halsted
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Sunday 2017.06.18
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2017.10.31 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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* 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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Monday 2017.06.19
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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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 2017.06.20
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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Wednesday 2017.06.21
* Summer Solstice. Yearly. 8:30p.
Longest day/shortest night, official start of summer.
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Thursday 2017.06.22
Summer Vacation. -2017.09.05 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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