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Friday 2018.06.29
American Music Festival (since 1981). -Tuesday Yearly. Ages? $30+ 11a-?p.
"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). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $8 11a-11p.
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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* 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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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.
06.30: "Let our Light Shine" Campaign - David Mihalyfy, Labor and Education Activist for Alderman (11th).
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Yanni. $200-500+ 8p.
25th Anniversary of Acropolis tour.
yanni.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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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.
06.30: Red Hot Annie.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.07.01
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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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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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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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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Naperville Rib Fest. -2018.07.07 Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-10p.
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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* 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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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 06.22: Jill Scott, Special Guest The Roots, 5pm
Sa 06.23: Los Luzeros de Rioverde, 10am
Sa 06.23: Roger Daltrey Performs The Who's TOMMY, 5pm
Su 06.24: Janis Ian at Ravinia's Martin Theater, 5pm
Mo 06.25: Roger Daltrey Performs The Who's TOMMY, 5pm
Tu 06.26: Apollo's Fire, 5pm
Th 06.28: Celebrating 30 Years of RSMI Piano and Strings, 5pm.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Summer Vacation. -2018.09.04 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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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
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" now playing.
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, ...
jurassicworld.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"The King" now playing.
The life of Elvis as metaphor for America w/ Alec Baldwin, Tony Brown, James Carville, Chuck D, Maggie Clifford, Lana Del Rey, ...
theking.filmTheaters 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.
Fr 06.22 Beauty and the Beast at Hermitage Park
Fr 06.22 Jumanji at La Villita Park
Fr 06.22 Jumanji at Tuley Park
Fr 06.22 The Boss Baby at Franklin Park
Sa 06.23 Dirty Dancing at Touhy Park
Sa 06.23 The Emoji Movie at Grand Crossing Park
Sa 06.23 West Side Story at Osterman Beach
Mo 06.25 A Raisin in the Sun at Harold Washington Park
Mo 06.25 Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along at Mary Bartelme Park
Mo 06.25 Black Panther at Carver Park
Tu 06.26 Groundhog Day at Pritzker Pavilion
Tu 06.26 Bread and Tulips (Pane e Tulipani) at Lake Shore Park
Tu 06.26 Trolls at Lincoln Park
Tu 06.26 Wonder at Horner Park
We 06.27 Ayudame a pasar la noche at Piotrowski Park
We 06.27 Hidden Figures at Willye White Park
We 06.27 The Boss Baby at Foster Park
Th 06.28 Despicable Me 3 at Gill Park
Th 06.28 The Boss Baby at Wentworth Park
Th 06.28 Wonder Woman at Euclid Park.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Incredibles 2, 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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