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Tuesday 2018.08.21
International Art Open (since 1987). -2018.09.08 Yearly. Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Juried works by dozens of artists.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S. Canalport #4A-3.
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Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p.
"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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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
08.21: Slumdog Millionaire 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Dimmu Borgir. 18+ $35+ 8p.
Norwegian symphonic black metal.
dimmu-borgir.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-5+ 9p-2a.
08.21: Mega Mike w/ Skrimshaw, Intel, Misfit.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.08.22
"Uproar Fest" Yearly. All ages. $20-100 1p.
Rockstar Energy Drink presents Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, ...
rockstaruproar.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. $30+ Doors 5:30p.
W/ Buster Shuffle, Mustard Plug, DJ Chuck Wren.
bosstonesmusic.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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Deep Purple & Judas Priest. $18-160 7p.
thehighwaystar.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
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Thursday 2018.08.23
Start of Virgo. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the virgin.
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* Wizard World Comic-Con. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $40-99 10a-5p.
Hundreds of comics and collectibles vendors, special featured guest, popular cartoonists, and famous actors.
wizardworld.comDonald E. Stephens Convention Center, 847/268-2000, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont.
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Unbridled. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitledUntitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
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Friday 2018.08.24
Chicago Jazz Festival (since 1979). -Sunday Yearly. 12-9:30p.
Mostly locals. Many tributes. See event website for details.
312/427-1676 chicagojazzfestival.usGrant Park. Pritzker Pavilion, also other locations.
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Group Skate. 2nd/4th Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p.
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.
ChicagoSkater.orgDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a UNCONFIRMED
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.08.25
Backlot Bash. -Sunday Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Street festival with live music, carnival rides, food and beer tents, sidewalk sales, business expo, classic cars show, silent films and more.
backlotbash.comDowntown Skokie.
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** Circus In The Parks. -2018.10.21 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
08.25-26: Garfield Park, 100 N Central Park Ave, Sa+Su 3pm
09.01-02: McKinley Park, 2210 W Pershing Rd, Fr 7pm Sa+Su noon+3pm
09.08-09: Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, Sa+Su 3pm
09.14-16: Holstein Park, 2200 N Oakley Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm
09.21-23: Lake Shore Park, 808 N Lake Shore Dr, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm
09.29-30: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th St, Sa+Su 2+5pm
10.06-07: Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N Avers Ave, Sa+Su 2+5pm
10.12-14: Oriole Park, 5430 N Olcott Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2pm+5pm
10.19-21: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm.
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Taste of Greece. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $3 12-11p UNCONFIRMED
Folk music, culture, meats and spices.
greektownchicago.orgGreektown, 400 S Halsted. Runs several blocks.
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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.
08.25: Great Moments in History when First Responders Stepped Forward and Made a Difference.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Bowie Tribute. 21+ $12 9p.
Space Face.
artistecard.com/SpaceFaceMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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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 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 2018.08.26
Women's Equality Day. Yearly.
Celebrates the anniversary of the 19th constitutional amendment ratified in 1920 granting women the right to vote. Formerly known as Woman Suffrage Day.
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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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Full "Sturgeon" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 7a.
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SuperSprint and Kids Triathlon (since 1983). Yearly. $$ Races start 7a UNCONFIRMED
Thousands expected. Cash prizes. May sell out. Big parties after.
chicagosupersprint.comLakefront at Foster.
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Bucktown Arts Fest (since 1986). Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-7p UNCONFIRMED
"Great Art, Great Craft Brews"
bucktownartsfest.comSenior Citizen Memorial Park, 2300 N Oakley. 2300 W Lyndale.
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* International Gotopless day. Yearly. All ages. Free 1p UNCONFIRMED
Protests at beaches and parks worldwide demanding equal topfree rights for women.
gotopless.orgNorth Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive. "North of the Boat House"
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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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Burning Man. -2018.09.03 Yearly. 9p.
Webcast live online:
bedno.com/campenvyBlack Rock City NV.
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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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Monday 2018.08.27
Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday. Yearly.
Day to remember the 36th president of the U.S., who became president on November 22nd, 1963 following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is remembered for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the War on Poverty, creating the Department of Housing and Urban Development and for passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He presided during the deepening U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He was born in Texas in 1908 and died in Texas on January 22nd, 1973.
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* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p.
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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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 8.17: Earth, Wind & Fire, 5pm
Sa 8.18: Dvorak's Rusalka: A Mermaid's Tale, 11am
Sa 8.18: CSO: Igor Levit, 5pm
Mo 8.20: Milos Karadaglic: "Voice of the Guitar", 5pm
Tu 8.21: Joshua Bell: The Red Violin, 5pm
Tu 8.21: Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 6, 5pm
We 8.22: Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 7, 5pm
We 8.22: CAKE and Ben Folds, 5pm
Th 8.23: Dominic Cheli, 4pm
Th 8.23: Sugarland: Still The Same Tour, 6pm.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2018.08.26 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu 8.21: Calumet Park, 9801 S, 6:30p.
We 8.22: Ogden Park, 6500 S Racine, 6:30p.
Th 8.23: Piotrowski Park, 4247 W 31st 6:30p.
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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Summer Vacation. -2018.09.04 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2018.08.25 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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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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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2018.09.02 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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Ongoing
Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 8.17: Black Panther at Bessemer Park
Fr 8.17: Coco at Maggie Daley Park
Fr 8.17: Spark: A Space Tail at Revere Park
Fr 8.17: Spider-Man: Homecoming at John Clark Park
Fr 8.17: Wonder at Vittum Park
Sa 8.18: Black Panther at Dusable Museum
Sa 8.18: Roman Holiday at Churchill Field Playlot Park
Sa 8.18: Sing at Sauganash Park
Su 8.19: Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Women's Park and Gardens
Su 8.19: Wonder at Unity Playlot Park
Mo 8.20: Moana at Rowan Park
Mo 8.20: Sunset Boulevard at Osterman Beach
Mo 8.20: Wonder Woman at South Shore Cultural Center
Tu 8.21: Slumdog Millionaire at Pritzker Pavilion
Tu 8.21: A Dog's Purpose at McKinley Park
Tu 8.21: Coco at Lawler Park
Tu 8.21: Coco at Montgomery Ward Park
We 8.22: Coco at Kedvale Park
We 8.22: Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Union Park
We 8.22: Wonder Woman at Women's Park and Gardens
Th 8.23: A Dog's Purpose at Frank J Wilson Park
Th 8.23: Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud) at Dusable Museum
Th 8.23: Hidden Figures at Fosco Park.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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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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