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Wednesday 2021.09.22
* Autumnal Equinox. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Night and day are equal length (sun 05:47-17:56), official start of fall.
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** Circus In The Parks. -2021.10.21 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p. UNCONFIRMED
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
10.19-21: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2021.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free. UNCONFIRMED
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 UNCONFIRMED
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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World Music Festival (since 1999). -2021.09.23 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Different international musical acts nightly all day at numerous music venues and major cultural facilities.
312/742-1938 worldmusicfestivalchicago.orgVarious locations.
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Long Grove Apple Fest (since 1993). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Cider donuts, caramel apples, apple pies, even apple popcorn and apple martinis! Bands including country, rock and roll, Dixieland, and jazz, more. 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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World Carfree Day (since 1997). Yearly. All ages. Free 5:30p.
Promoting alternatives to car dependence and car culture.
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Thursday 2021.09.23
Start of Libra. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the balance.
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Sukkot. -2021.09.30 Yearly. Sunset to sunset. UNCONFIRMED
Jewish harvest festival and time for giving thanks. Date varies each year (Tishri 15th by the Hebrew calendar).
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Friday 2021.09.24
Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2021.10.31 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours. UNCONFIRMED
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
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National Punctuation Day (since 2004). Yearly.
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Native American Day. 4th Friday in September Yearly.
Honors the indigenous people of the Americas.
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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.
Bedno.com/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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Group Skate. Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p UNCONFIRMED
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.
Bedno.com/skateDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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Saturday 2021.09.25
"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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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p UNCONFIRMED
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 2021.09.26
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p UNCONFIRMED
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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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays -2021.10.24 Yearly. All ages. $15+ 2hr 1:30p UNCONFIRMED
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/graceland-cemeteryGraceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p UNCONFIRMED
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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Monday 2021.09.27
Pumpkin Farms. -2021.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
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EXPO Chicago. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20-100+ 11a-7p UNCONFIRMED
Featuring leading international galleries, curated blend of contemporary and modern art, design and new technology. Museum-quality, concept-driven programming to attract top artists, thinkers and collectors.
expochicago.comNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
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 Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p UNCONFIRMED
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 2021.09.28
Horror Film Festival (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. $10-35 UNCONFIRMED
Major special guests, classic and modern flicks, makeup demos, scream contest, babes, blood, booze, ...
chicagohorrorfest.comThe Patio Theater, 6008 W Irving Park Rd.
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Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
"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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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
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