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f you’re looking for some live music this summer, but are among those who uphold a strict “no shoes” policy during the hotter months, then keep it outside. Here are five chances to tan and jam simultaneously:

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Never failing to impress fair-weather concertgoers and ardent music connoisseurs alike, the Downtown Sound music series makes its triumphant return to Chicago this summer. Held at Millennium Park’s wellmanicured and superbly engineered Pritzker Pavilion, this year’s series kicked off in late May . This year’s performances include appearances by hometown heroes Joan of Arc, Canadian alt-country minstrels the Sadies and that scholar of soul, Charles

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Walk with the animals, talk with the animals … and rock with the animals this summer at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Held at the zoo’s Gateway Pavilion, the monthly Jammin’ at the Zoo rolls out on June 22 with Utah-based rockers Neon Trees. July brings Better Than Ezra to the stage and the series wraps up with the pop-rock outfits Hot Chelle Rae and Allstar Weekend in August. Now in its 18th season, Jammin’ at the Zoo is billed as a family-friendly event. Advance tickets for the shows, which went

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The spring and summer concert series at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion got off to a start Monday, May 23, 2011
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Movies in the Park series returns to lawns across city for 12th year
Contributing Writer outdoor movie watching with extinction. Luckily Chicago is fighting back. , The 12th Annual Movies in the Park series, sponsored by the Chicago Park District and Charter One, keeps the experience alive with outdoor screenings of films in public parks across the city from June through September — all for free. The films screened range from a variety of big-budget Hollywood blockbusters like Forrest Gump, E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial, Hugo, Moneyball and Ghostbusters to cinema classics such as Singin’ in the Rain, The African Queen, The Wizard of Oz, High Noon and Some Like It Hot and points in between. The series launches in grand style with a screening of Vertigo at Belmont Harbor on Monday, June 11. Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller about an acrophobic ex-detective (James Stewart) who unravels mysteries and doubles-crosses as he snoops on an acquaintance’s wife (Kim Novak) is the perfect opener — an untouchable classic guaranteed to please all ages. Mass appeal is crucial to the series’ success. The featured films are all family friendly, but they never veer into dippy, condescending kid fare (the inclusion of the recent live-action treatment of The Smurfs notwithstanding). Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate See MOVIES on Page B6


atching movies outdoors is as American as apple pie and baseball. Cramming friends and family into a car and cruising over to the local drive-in movie theater to catch a flick under the stars is one of our country’s great national pastimes. A specific sense of community exists at the drive-in. Folks interact with each other and the film, enjoy cheap concessions or snacks and beverages smuggled from home, and make out in the backseats of cars — all while the visual and auditory soundtrack of cinema shoots across the summer sky. Unfortunately, the drive-in is a dying breed. Mammoth multi-screen cineplexes, DVD rentals and online streaming and other modern viewing conveniences have killed the experience. As movie-going became a private, singular affair, once-prosperous drive-in theaters were razed or simply abandoned and left to rot, threatening public

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Tue 10 am–8 pm Wed–Sun 10 am–5 pm MCA Store now open Mondays! Farmers’ Market Tuesdays, Jun 5–Oct 23 Summer Studios Jun 19–Aug 28 Tuesdays on the Terrace jazz series Jun 5–Sep 25 5:30–8 pm Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks Apr 14–Aug 5 Phantom Limb: Approaches to Painting Today May 5–Oct 21 Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity Jun 30–Sep 23 Martin Creed Plays Chicago Through Dec 2012
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Joan Collaso performs during a night of jazz at Seward Park in Chicago last summer.


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entertainment. Held “in the spirit of the Chicago street festival model,” the two day event is staged on Racine Avenue between Webster Street and Fullerton Avenue. “The Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival,” writes the LPCC, “serves as a vital fundraising effort for the LPCC and helps sustain our mission to invest in new programs and activities that benefit our members and the surrounding community.” The chamber asks for a $5 donation at the gate.

Cuisine includes dogs and burgers charred to perfection on the outdoor grill, and hungrier folk can spring for a $24-a-plate buffet catered by Puck’s Café. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets or rent a lawn chair for $5. As per its title, the event happens on Tuesdays, with music starting at 5:30 p.m. and wrapping up at 8. The series runs from June 5 to Sept. 25.

It seems inevitable that visitors of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art will say to themselves, “These priceless works of art are great, but where are the jazz and hot dogs?” Perhaps in anticipation of this query, the museum offers Tuesdays on the Terrace, a free jazz (but not necessarily free-jazz) series held in its immaculate terrace and sculpture garden. Performers gracing the patio this year include the Fred Anderson Legacy Band, acclaimed local cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and saxophone and clarinetist Mwata Bowden.

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Held in the Near North Side public park which shares its name, the second annual Seward Park Jazz Festival is one part free music show and one part social experiment. The series, organized as part of the Near North Unity Program, seeks to bring together families and neighbors living in the surrounding community, which has been hotbed for economically-mixed development and demographic change in recent years. “Music is the great equalizer,” said Ald. Walter Burnett, Jr. (27th), who helps organize the program in conjunction with the Chicago chapter of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. This year’s showcase includes sets from Vibraharpist Andre Earles and Jazz trumpeter Pharez Whitted. Beginning on July 20, the series happens every other Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 and runs through Sept. 14. Steel, The Goonies and more — help Movies in the Park approximate that classic experience. In the past, Movies in the Park has faced criticism for its programming. It’s been accused of being bland, obvious and lacking cinematic substance and weight. Such objections miss the point. At Movies in the Park, film is not the focus. Rather, it’s one piece of a large puzzle. Combined with the outdoor setting and an audience gathered on blankets and lawn chairs (some of whom pay only passing attention to the film as they enjoy drinks and picnics), it helps create a unique, communal experience that ties the past to the present. For a complete schedule of films, showtimes and locations, visit the Chicago Park District online at movies/

Seward Park Jazz Festival


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Factory, Rango, Puss in Boots, The Princess Bride and more possess a universality that speaks to kids of all ages. Of all the series’ offerings, the action and sci-fi flicks featured more closely fit the drivein model. The drive-in of yore was home to alien invasions, deep space exploits, espionage escapades, explosive adventures and other B-grade entertainments. Big fun outside was the name of the game. Similar popcorn fare offered this year — Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Real

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6/14-17. FIESTAS PUERTORRIQUEÑAS. Music, dancing, food and celebration all about the beautiful Puerto Rican culture in Chicago and the world. Humboldt Park. 1440 N. Sacramento Ave. 773-292-1414. 6/15-17. TASTE OF RANDOLPH STREET. Food from the finest neighborhood restaurants. Features artisan and other vendors along with live entertainment on 2 stages. Randolph from Peoria to Racine. 6/15: 5-10 p.m. 6/16 and 6/17: noon-10 p.m. $10. 6/15-17. FESTA PASTA VINO. Three stages of headline entertainment, great Italian wines, authentic Italian food specialties from the restaurants located in that “Little Tuscany” area, Venetian-costumed performers, statues that line the street and a Florentine market. Noon-10 p.m. 24th Street and Oakley Avenue. www.oshows. com. $3-$7 donation (not mandatory). 6/16-17. 6 CORNERS BBQ FEST. Ribs, burgers, hot dogs, chicken and more. The kids will have a bouncing-blast on the inflatables or get their creative juices flowing with tables of arts and crafts. Also a marketplace. Saturday noon-10 p.m. and Sunday noon-8 p.m. 4000-4080 Milwaukee Avenue (at Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue. 6/16. PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE. Kicks off at noon at Columbus and Balbo. 6/16-17. CHICAGO PIZZA FEST. Noon-10 p.m. daily. $5 donation. Wilson & Broadway. In addition to thin, thick and gourmet pizza sold by the slice (or whole pies), there will be plenty of music including Los Angeles New Wave/synthpop band Berlin with original lead singer Terri Nunn, North Carolina folk rockers Delta Rae, and hip hop tribute act Too White Crew. Also arts and craft vendors. 773-868-3010 6/21-24. BACK LOT BASH. One of the most highly anticipated and attended pride weekend events for lesbians in the country. $15-$35. 6/21 at Mayne Stage, 1328 N. Morse Ave., 6/22-24 held behind Cheetah Gym, 5238 N. Clark St. 6/22-23. CHICAGO PRIDE FEST. Showcases an eclectic lineup of arts and crafts, food and other vendors. It also features entertainment on two stages including one dedicated to some of Chicago’s finest GLBT performers. $7 donation. Halsted and Waveland. Friday, 4-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. www. 773-868-3010 6/23-24. CHICAGO SUMMERFEST. Live music, great food and drink and family area with activities for kids of all ages. $5. Clark Street at Armitage. 6/24. CHICAGO 43RD ANNUAL PRIDE PARADE. Colorful floats and great musical acts and entertainment will celebrate the LGBT community. Parade route: east on Montrose (to Broadway); and south on Broadway (to Halsted); south on Halsted (to Belmont); east on Belmont (to Broadway); south on Broadway (to Diversey); east on Diversey (to Cannon Drive). Starts at noon. 6/27-7/1. NEIGHBORHOOD BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FAMILY FEST & CARNIVAL. Includes carnival rides, games of skill and chance, food, an outdoor beer garden and evening concerts. 3900 N. Rockwell. Wednesday-Friday, 6–11 p.m.; SaturdaySunday, 2–11 p.m. 6/29-7/1. CHICAGO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL. St. Michael in Old Town (1633 N. Cleveland Ave.). Friday, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. A Chicagomeets-Europe street fest which includes food, music, arts and crafts and, of course, beers. $5 general admission. Beer tasting area: $75 includes sampling of 50-plus craft beers. Five tastings throughout the weekend. To purchase advance ticket(s) to one of the beers tastings visit www.chicagoevents. com. 773-868-3010. 6/29-30. OLD ST. PAT’S WORLD’S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY. Entrance gate at Madison & Des Plaines St. in Chicago’s West Loop. 5:30-10:30 p.m. daily. For ages 21+. $40, 2 night pass is $75. www. 6/30-7/1. GOLD COAST ART FAIR. Showcases the work of more than 350 juried artists from around the world with prices ranging $25 to $25,000. Also food, music and family fun. Free admission. Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Dr. 7/6-8. 21ST ANNUAL CHICAGO TRIBUNE NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE ART FESTIVAL. An eclectic mix of original artwork will be on display and available for purchase. Friday and Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue next to the Tribune Tower, opposite the Wrigley building, alongside the Chicago River in Downtown Chicago. 435 N. Michigan Ave. Free. 7/7-7/8. 4TH ANNUAL LINCOLN PARK ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday noon-9 p.m. On Racine between Fullerton and Webster. Music and the works of more than 80 juried artists. Performers include Sister Hazel, Nikka Costa and Super Happy Fun Club. $7 donation benefits the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce. $5 parking available in the DePaul University garage at 2330 N. Clifton. www.chicagevents. com. 773-868-3010. 7/7. OBON FESTIVAL. An outdoor Japanese folk dancing festival. The Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee. Free. 7/7-8. ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK. Artisans and crafts vendors, a wide variety of great food, and an array of street performers add to this incredible weekend. Rock’s Family Area will feature games and entertainment for those little rockers in the house. 3200 N. Lincoln Ave. at Belmont. Noon-10:30 p.m. $5 donation. 7/7-8. WEST FEST. Chicago Ave between Damen and Wood. $5 donation. Bands, booths from neighborhood retailers, restaurants, artists and activities for families, kids and pets alike. 312-850-9390. 7/11-15. TASTE OF CHICAGO. Enjoy live music and get a real taste of the city from local restaurants selling food from ethnic to exotic to Chicago specialties. Grant Park, 100 E. Congress Pkwy. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily www. 312-744-3370. 7/13-15. WINDY CITY RIBFEST. Featuring a ribs cook-off and other finger-lickin’ foods, plus arts, crafts, a daytime play area for kids, plus beer, wine and live music. Performers include Smash Mouth and Here Comes the Mummies. 7/13: 5-10 p.m. 7/14: noon-10 p.m. 7/15: noon-9 p.m. $5 donation. Lawrence Ave. and Broadway, 4810 N. Broadway. 773-868-3010. 7/13-14. BENFEST. Music, food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, raffles, family activities, and games like bingo and Hooligan. St. Ben’s Courtyard, 2215 W Irving Park Rd (corner of Irving & Leavitt. $5 before 8 p.m., $10 after. 7/13-15. IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Celebrating the best in Irish music, dancing, food, and cultural exhibits, fun for the entire family. $15 per day; $8 in advance until the end of day on July 12; seniors $7, and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Fri., 6-midnight; Sat., noon-midnight; Sun., noon-11 p.m. Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. 7/14-15. BUCKTOWN TREE AND GARDEN WALK. More than 100 gardens of various sizes and locations. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Annual Guidebook will be available there, on the Free Trolley and at the Petting Zoo at Lottie’s Pub, 1925 W. Cortland. 7/14-15. ST. ANDREW’S 51ST ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL. On the church grounds and indoors, this event includes food, folk music, dancing, carnival rides and games, an Orthodox book store and silent auction. Sat. 3-11 p.m., Sun. noon-11 p.m. $3, free for kids 12 and under. St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan. 773-334-4515. 7/15. 33RD ANNUAL CHINATOWN SUMMER FAIR. Get a taste of Chinatown with food from its many restaurants, an arts and crafts exhibit, street vendors, and a Lion Dance procession at 12:30 p.m. Wentworth from Cermak to 24th. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Full schedule at 773-868-3010. Free admission. 7/15. 54TH DEARBORN GARDEN WALK. Over 20 distinctive rear gardens, narrated architectural walking tour of historic Dearborn Street and live jazz and classical performances in select gardens. Entry at The Latin Middle School (45 W. North Blvd). Noon-5 p.m. $35. 7/15-17. LINCOLN PARK GREEK FEST. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2701

Skyline / Chicago Journal N. Sheffield. Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Sunday, noon-10 p.m. Dance troupe and live rock music Friday night. Greek dance performances and band on Saturday. Live Greek bank on Sunday. Greek food, wine and beer. Bouncy castles. Free admission, donations appreciated. 7/16. EDGEWATER ARTS FESTIVAL. A fine arts and crafts fair features 50 exhibitors. Live music and dance performances and family activities. 5917 N. Broadway, Broadway at Thorndale Ave. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 donation. Free for children 10 and under. 773-338-5315. 7/19-9/16. CHICAGO SUMMERDANCE FESTIVAL. Professional dance instructors give a one-hour lesson before two hours of live music and dancing on the openair dance floor. Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan. Thurs, Fri, Sat 6–9:30 p.m. and Sun 4–7 p.m. www. 7/20-22. TASTE OF RIVER NORTH. Ward Park (Kingsbury and Erie). $5 donation. Poi Dog Pondering headlines three days of food, family fun area and world-class art and design with a conscious eye on the environment. Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 7/20-22. SQUARE ROOTS: A CRAFT BEER AND MUSIC EXPERIENCE. More then 35 acts including music, dance parties, jams and family activities. An eclectic and vibrant mix of performers, from local indie rockers to world music stars. Square Roots will feature local and regional craft breweries. Lincoln Square restaurants will also be featured. July 20, 5-10 p.m. July 21, 12-10 p.m. July 22, 12-8 p.m. 4400-4560 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago (between Montrose and Wilson). Suggested donation. www. 7/20-22. MILWAUKEE AVENUE ARTS FESTIVAL. Over 100 artists, three stages of live music, food, family activities and more. 7/20: 4-11 p.m. 7/24-25: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Milwaukee Ave. from Kimball to Belden. $5 suggested donation; $10 weekend pass. www. 7/21-22. ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST. Featuring music on two stages, food and drink vendors, art displays and kids activities. 11 am.-10 p.m. daily. $6 donation. Belmont and Damen. 2000 W. Belmont Ave. 773-868-3010. 7/21-22. SUMMER ON SOUTHPORT. Features 3 stages of live entertainment, great food, artisans, and interactive activities for all. 3700 N. Southport (at Waveland). $5 donation. 7/21-22. SHEFFIELD GARDEN WALK. Webster and Sheffield Avenues. Features self-guided tours of more than 80 Gardens, guided Architectural Tours, live entertainment by some of Chicago’s and North America’s finest bands, food and drink, and activities for children at the Kids Corner.


Chicago Journal / Skyline $7, $10 after 3 p.m. 773-929-9255. 7/26-29. FIESTA DEL SOL. Celebrate Mexican culture, enjoy live entertainment, local art, educational resources for parents and students, carnival rides, and much more. Free admission. Pilsen, 1400 W. Cermak. 7/26-29. 28TH ANNUAL NEWBERRY LIBRARY BOOK FAIR. More than 120,000 used books and other festivities. Bring your own shopping bag. 60 W. Walton. Free admission. Thursday and Friday noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 312-2553510. 7/28-29. LILL STREET CRAFT FAIR. 2nd annual juried indie art fair. Adjacent to Taste of Lincoln Avenue. On Lill Street from Lincoln to Halsted. Noon-10 p.m. daily. chicagoevents. com. 773-868-3010. 7/28-29. TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE. Sprawling and iconic street fest features 250-plus food and merchant vendors and nearly 40 acts on four music stages. $10 benefits Wrightwood Neighbors Association. North Lincoln Ave. from Fullerton to Wrightwood. Noon-10 p.m. daily. Free kids carnival noon-6 p.m. daily on Altgeld St., between Lincoln and Halsted (enter on Halsted St.). 773-868-3010. 7/28-29. WICKER PARK FEST. Three stages of live music, food and arts. Also Wicker Park Fest Kids, a fest within a fest offering a wide variety of children’s programming from noon-6 p.m. both days. Event hours are noon-10 p.m. both days and suggested donation is $5. Proceeds benefit the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce. 773-384-2672. 7/28-29. CELEBRATE CLARK STREET FESTIVAL. Featuring world music on 2 stages, food and arts vendors and kids’ activities. 7/28: 1 p.m.-11 p.m. 7/29: 1 p.m.-10 p.m. $5 donation, $10/family. Clark between Morse & Touhy. www. 7/28. GHANA FEST. Traditional drumming, dancing and food. Washington Park, 5600 South Russell. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $10 donation,12 and under are free. 8/3-5. TAYLOR STREET FESTA ITALIANA. A city street turns into ancient Italy with statues, columns and fountains. It features top entertainment on the Italia Stage and the Rock Stage, cultural exhibits and amazing Italian food specialties. 8/3: 5-11 p.m. 8/4: noon-11 p.m. 8/5: noon-10 p.m. www. 630-443-8400. Suggested donation $3-$7 (not mandatory) 8/4-5. WRIGLEYVILLE SUMMERFEST. Great food and beverages. Features live music, a kid zone with interactive games, and familyfriendly activities. Kicks off on Saturday at noon and continues through Sunday until 9 p.m. 3309 N. Seminary, from Roscoe to School. Kick. $5 donation.

8/4-5. EDGE FEST. Featuring local foods, some of Chicago’s best artists and awardwinning entertainment. 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave. 8/10-12. GINZA HOLIDAY FESTIVAL. A large Japanese cultural festival. The Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee. Donation of $6 for adults, and $5 for students and senior citizens. Children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Friday, 5:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 312-943-7801. 8/11-12. 31ST ANNUAL NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS. Live performances on four music stages and more than 400 food, arts and crafts and other vendors. Performers include Olivia Newton-John and the Pointer Sisters. North Halsted St., from Belmont to Addison. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily. $7 donation. 773-868-3010. 8/11-12. RETRO ON ROSCOE. Features Chicago’s top talent and entertainment on three main stages. Also six full blocks of artisans, antique vendors, and cool merchants. $5 donation. 2000-2300 W Roscoe. 8/11. BUD BILLIKEN PARADE AND PICNIC. This parade is the largest of its kind in the nation. Boasting more than 320 floats, vehicles and marching processions last year, the parade celebrates the African-American community and raises awareness for underprivileged children. 39th St. and South Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., concludes in Washington Park. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 8/12. WINDY CITY RIB CLASSIC. An old-fashioned BBQ cook-off on the lakefront. Beginning at 10 a.m., twenty BBQ teams will fire up their smokers to compete for the title of Chicago’s Premier Pit Master. Attendees of this free event near Theatre on the Lake (2401 N. Lake Shore Dr.) will interact with teams, and learn a few of their secrets. Pulled pork, chicken, ribs, burgers and sweet corn available at the Fullerton Beach Grill. 8/17-19. NORTHSIDE SUMMERFEST A full lineup of the area’s best bands, arts and crafts and food and drinks from all corners of the city. 4050 N. Lincoln Avenue, just north of Irving Park. $5 donation. 8/18-19. CHICAGO AIR AND WATER SHOW. The largest spectator event in the United States and the longest ongoing show of its kind in North America. North Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 312-744-3370. www. 8/23. CLARK AFTER DARK. Support Illinois Troops and their families with live music, food, drinks, live auction and a raffle. Presented by USO of Illinois. $10. 420 N. Clark.

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8/24-26. TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA, FOOD WINE AND ART FESTIVAL. A gala weekend event celebrating all things Central and South American! Eclectic cuisine, global music stage linup, arts & crafts and more. Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 3600 to 3828 W. Armitage, from Central Park Ave to Avers St. Free admission. www. 773-868-3010. 8/24-26. THE BOULEVARD. Bands on two stage festival are an eclectic batch of some of Chicago’s hippest. Also delicious craft beers, some that aren’t typically offered at other street festivals. $5. Held in Logan Square. 8/25-26. BUCKTOWN ARTS FEST. Local painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, actors, poets and dancers show their work. Free admission. Senior Citizens Park at N. Oakley and W. Lyndale. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. 8/25-26. UKRAINIAN DAYS. Food, crafts, music, dancing and much more. Smith Park, 2500 W. Grand (at Campbell). Noon–10 p.m. $5, kids 12 and under free. 773-252-1228. 8/25. 8TH ANNUAL ST. HELEN SCHOOL CARNIVAL. The family-friendly carnival will feature rides; Eastern European, Latin, and American music; children’s entertainment; food concessions; and a beer garden. Unlimited ride wristbands for three days available at the school


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6/13-8/8. GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL. The country’s only free, outdoor classical music series committed to providing classical music to all of Chicago. For schedule changes check All concerts to be performed in Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion unless otherwise noted. The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is located at 205 E. Randolph on the north end of Millennium Park. 6/16-17. SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL. $120/two day pass. Noon-11:30 p.m. Soldier Field. 6/21-24. CHICAGO GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL. The annual music fest and art fair takes place at multiple locations. 6/21 at 6 p.m., Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. and Columbus Ave.) 6/22 noon-2 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington). 6/23-24 at 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Ellis Park (37th and Cottage Grove). Free. 6/23-24. GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Great bands and environmentally sustainable practices and eco-minded vendors, arts and crafts and kid’s activities. $5 suggested donation for admission. This year’s event is headlined by Dinosaur Jr. and the Raveonettes. On Damen between North and Schiller. Noon-10 p.m. both days. 312-850-9390. 6/30-7/1. WAVEFRONT MUSIC FESTIVAL. The best Electronic Dance Music the world has to offer. $49/one day pass, $89/two day pass. Montrose Beach. www.wavefrontmusicfestival. com 6/30. CANS MUSIC FEST. Beastie Boy tribute by DJ Rock Tee. 2002 W. Concord Place. 3 p.m. 773227-2277. 7/4-8. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE (IFOL). Featuring the best of Reggae and World Music. Washington Park, 5500 S. Cottage Grove Ave. $10-$15; $5 for kids ages 6-12; free for kids under 6; $35 fourday pass. 7/13-15. PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL. Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph. $45. 7/20-22. SQUARE ROOTS FESTIVAL. More than 35 acts including music, dance parties, jams, and family activities. Lincoln Avenue, between Montrose and Wilson. Suggested donation: $10 Adults, $5 Seniors over 65 and children under 12. 8/3-5. LOLLAPALOOZA. Food, art and fashion accompany this internationally-known threeday long concert that will feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White and more. Grant Park. 1-888.512.SHOW. 8/30-9/2. CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL. Chicago’s longest-running lakefront music festival attracts local, national, and international musicians who play on several stages during this three-day celebration of jazz. Free admission. Festival locations include the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Grant Park, Jackson Blvd. and Columbus Dr. 312-744-3370. www. 8/31-9/1. NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL. Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph. www.

7/1. L.A.T.E. RIDE. Enjoy a 25-mile ride through Chicago’s neighborhoods and along the lakefront. $45. Includes snacks along the route and a T-shirt for pre-registrants. Helmets required. Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, 500 S. Columbus Ride at 1 a.m. Sun. morning. 7/12. DRAGON BOAT RACE FOR LITERACY. Beautifully decorated dragon boats take to the Chicago River in a race to support literacy and diversity in local schools and the Chicago Public Library. Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 West 19th St. 8 a.m. Free admission. 7/12. BASTILLE DAY RUN, WALK AND BLOCK PARTY. A run and walk through Lincoln Park. Cannon & Fullerton. Start time: 7:30 p.m. (Block party with food, libations and music from 8-10 p.m. at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum). $30-40 (Block Party only: $5). Features a 5K Run (competitivetimed), 5K Walk and 8K competitive-timed run. Beneficiary: Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. www. 773.868.3010.

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7/12. RACE TO TASTE. 5K run/2-mile walk. 6:15 p.m. A twilight run along Chicago’s lake front and beautiful Grant Park with a start and finish at Queens Landing. Register at $35. 7/14. FLEET FEET KIDS DASH. 10:30 a.m. at Butler Field. $5/dasher. All participants receive a medal and t-shirt. Register at 7/15. RUN! TO END HOMELESSNESS. Douglas Park, 2800 W. Roosevelt Rd. (at California). Start time: 8 a.m. This second annual event benefits A Safe Haven social service agency and its efforts to help Chicago’s homeless. In addition to a 5K run and 5K walk, it also features a kids’ dash and post-event concert featuring singer/ songwriter Nelia. $30-40. Register at www. or 773-868-3010. 7/28. BTN BIG 10K. $35-$50. The 10K will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K at 7:45 a.m. www.btnbig10k. com/ 8/24-26. CHICAGO TRIATHLON. www.

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