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Events This Weekend
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Events this weekend, starting Friday, July 21st, 2017

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Friday 2017.07.21
Festival Of The Lakes. -Sunday Yearly.
Major bands, carnival rides and games, foods, boating, etc. Surprisingly easily accessible by CTA+Metra.
festival.gohammond.comWolf Park, 2398 S. Calumet Ave, Whiting IN.
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Reunion II. -2017.08.12 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Group Exhibition in Celebration of WMG's 25th Anniversary.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
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Tim and Eric's Awesome Tour. -Monday 18+ $50 Mostly sold out. 7p.
10th Anniversary!
timanderic.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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Sandra Bernhard. 21+ $60+ 8p.
sandrabernhard.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
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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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
07.21: "Madame Envy's Harem of Oddities" performances at 11p.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 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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Saturday 2017.07.22
Disability Pride Parade and Festival. Yearly. All ages. Free 11a.
tinyurl.com/chiparadesState from Van Buren. To Lake to Dearborn to Daley Plaza.
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Vans Warped Tour (since 1995). Yearly. All ages. $50+ 11a.
Dozens of bands at several stages.
warpedtour.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, I-80 and Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park. South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
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Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival (since 1969). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $6-10 12-9:30p.
100 gardens, refreshments, entertainment, good stuff for kids, numerous major local bands.
Webster and Sheffield, 773/929-WALK.
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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.
07.22: Chemtrails: The Final Impetus to Revolution?
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Roger Waters. All ages. 8p.
"Us + Them" tour featuring songs from Pink Floyd.
roger-waters.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.
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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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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2017.09.02 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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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.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2017.07.23
Start of Leo. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the lion.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2017.10.29 Yearly. 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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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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Violent Femmes. All ages. $25-192 6p.
W/ Echo & The Bunnymen.
violentfemmes.netNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Roger Waters. All ages. 8p.
"Us + Them" tour featuring songs from Pink Floyd.
roger-waters.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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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Seasonal
Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 7.21: Cardinals 1:20p
Sa 7.22: Cardinals 3:05p
Su 7.23: Cardinals 7:05p
Mo 7.24: White Sox 1:20p
Tu 7.25: White Sox 1:20p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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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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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 07.21: Rendition and Guest 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 07.22: Dr. Bombay and Guests (W/ Breezy Rodio and The Strapping Owls) 2-11:30pm.
Su 07.23: Old Town School Of Folk Brother El & The Present Elders and Lindsay & The Lights Go Out 2-8pm.
We 07.26: Jamiah Rogers and Joanna Connor 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 07.27: Pier Dance The Little Queens and Tina Go-go 7-9pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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New Outdoor Performances near Navy Pier. All ages. Mostly free.
Includes a massive interactive foam sculpture named "A Retrospective View of the Pathway".
Lake Stage in Polk Brothers Park, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. In front of Navy Pier.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 07.21: CSO with Susanna: Sibelius Symphony 2; Kirill Gerstein plays Beethoven Concerto 3. PAV 8:00p
Sa 07.22: Blondie \ Garbage \ John Doe & Exene Cervenka: The Rage and Rapture tour. PAV 6:30p
Su 07.23: Cristina Gomez Godoy: Bach sonatas; Pasculli Fantasy on Donizetti's Poliuto; Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. BGH 6:00p
Su 07.23: Andrew Bird \ Esperanza Spalding \ Mucca Pazza. PAV 7:00p
Mo 07.24: Emerson & Calidore Quartets: Shostakovich & Mendelssohn octets. MT 7:30p
Tu 07.25: CSO with Kent Nagano: John Adams Harmonielehre; Nikolai Lugansky plays Beethoven "Emperor" Concerto. PAV 8:00p
We 07.26: Stephen Stills \ Judy Collins \ Numa Edema. PAV 8:00p
Th 07.27: Apollo's Fire: Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Rediscovered. MT 7:30p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Summer Vacation. -2017.09.05 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2017.09.14 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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Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2017.08.20 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. -2017.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2017.09.03 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
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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Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
We 7.26: Cubs 7:10p
Th 7.27: Cubs 7:10p
Fr 7.28: Indians 7:10p
Sa 7.29: Indians 6:10p
Su 7.30: Indians 1:10p
Mo 7.31: Blue Jays 7:10p
Tu 8.01: Blue Jays 7:10p
We 8.02: Blue Jays 1:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St.
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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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Ongoing
"The Midwife" now playing.
Martin Provost w/ Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, ...
themidwifefilm.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" now playing.
Luc Besson w/ Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, ...
valerianmovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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* Cirque du Soleil. -2017.09.03 All ages. $35-250+ Various times.
"Luzia - A Waking Dream of Mexico" "A poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture... takes you to an imaginary Mexico where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul."
cirquedusoleil.com/luziaUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2017.09.07 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.
Chasing Coral, The Big Sick, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Transformers: The Last Knight, Cars 3, Rough Night, Wonder Woman, Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Alien: Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, 3 Generations, The Circle, A Quiet Passion, The Fate of the Furious, The Student, Colossal, ...
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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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.25: Network.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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