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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
See Santana live during The Corazón Tour August 29 - 30 at Ravinia! We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy the concert. Photo credit: Ravinia Festival 

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Oak Street Beach
1000 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611

Sports & Recreation
8/30/2015
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to Chicago this summer at Oak Street Beach. Chicago has been an annual stop nearly every year since 1983 and is the most frequent location for a beach volleyball tournament outside of California. All within view of Chicago's skyline ... Read More

Senior Citizens Memorial Park
2300 N. Oakley
Chicago, IL 60647

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2015
Enjoy works by 200 participating artists, plus three music stages, craft beers, food and so much more at this premier arts festival and Bucktown neighborhood tradition. Photo credit: Bucktown Arts Fest

Hours:
  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
1725 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2015
Chicago Fashion Fest invites you to two days of non-stop fashionista action celebrating Chicago's top designers, boutiques and latest looks. The highlight of Chicago Fashion Fest will be the dazzling runway shows each night called Wicker Park After Dark where bands and DJs will set the tone as models ... Read More

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2015
Featuring world-class chefs, sommeliers, cocktail experts, culinary personalities, rising stars, and musical acts, Chicago Food + Wine Festival will attract a national and international audience of food and wine lovers, while showcasing the talent, innovation and unique flavors of Chicago in the heart of downtown. Feast Under the Stars ... Read More

Allstate Arena
6920 N Mannheim
Rosemont, IL 60018

Sports & Recreation
8/30/2015
See Chicago's exciting WNBA team play against Connecticut at Allstate Arena!

Hours:
  • 6 p.m.
Chicago White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, IL 60616

Sports & Recreation
8/30/2015
See the White Sox play the Seattle Mariners August 27-30 at The Cell!

United Center
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Theater & Performing Arts
8/30/2015
Cirque du Soleil returns to Chicago after four years with its newest touring show, KURIOS - Cabinet of CuriositiesTM, premiering under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top beginning August 6, 2015. KURIOS - Cabinet of CuriositiesTM is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience ... Read More

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
8/30/2015
Dirty Dancing returns to Chicago! This unprecedented live experience explodes with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what ... Read More

Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2015
Join the Music Box Theatre for the 7th sensational edition of Noir City: Chicago as they team up with the Film Noir Foundation for a festival that combines extraordinary rarities with revivals of recognized classics! The Films Abandoned The Chase Crime of Passion Criss Cross The Fallen Sparrow The ... Read More

Randolph Street Market Festival
1340 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60610
312-666-1200

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2015
This European-style market offers shopping options indoors and outside! Located in our city's West Loop neighborhood, this monthly market features 200 select purveyors of high quality and wonderfully priced items like furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles and more. The August event is the Chicago Antique Market, featuring eight acres ... Read More

Hours:
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
City Winery
1200 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
See Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson live August 30 at the intimate settings of City Winery! City Winery features performances almost every night of the week! Click here for a complete schedule.  Photo courtesy of City Winery Chicago

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
8/30/2015
Silent Theatre Company presents The Dueling Gentlemen, created by the Silent Theatre Company ensemble member Marvin Eduardo Quijada. The Dueling Gentlemen is a love letter to old vaudeville. Performed entirely in silence á la pre-talkie era and accompanied by live original piano composition, the story follows two vaudeville performers ... Read More

Sports & Recreation
8/30/2015
For more than 30 years, triathletes have gathered on the shores of Lake Michigan for one of the largest triathlons in the world. The Transamerica Chicago Triathlon is an action-packed tour through one of America's signature metropolises.  For professionals, amateurs and kids alike, there's nothing better than racing along ... Read More

UP Comedy Club
230 W. N. Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
#DateMe is a hilarious romp through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid. The writers posted 38 fake #DateMe character profiles on the country's most popular dating website and encountered a host of hilarious and strange singles all looking to find love ... Read More

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/30/2015
A Delicate Majesty: The Insect Art of Alix Lukas, by Chicago-based illustrator Alix Lukas, will celebrate the beauty of unusual forms, exalting the intricacies of nature in detailed and colored pencil renderings that make even the creepiest and crawliest of creatures accessible and engaging. This is an addendum exhibit ... Read More

Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/30/2015
Go on a journey of discovery - into a fascinating new world of art! Meet the explorers, artists, and patrons who were part of the cultural convergence in South America during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries as European conventions merged with indigenous traditions. The installation is accompanied by ... Read More

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/30/2015
The Chicago History Museum is proud to host an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The nineteen framed prints, on loan from the permanent art collection at Access Living, depict the activists who brought about the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990. This ... Read More

Strawdog Theatre Company
3829 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613

Theater & Performing Arts
8/30/2015
Strawdog Theatre Company presents Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie. After Miss Julie is Marber's modern reimaging of August Strindberg's classic play now set in 1945 the night of England's Labour Party's landslide election victory over Winston Churchill's Conservative Party. The wealthy Julie and the servant John navigate the complexity and ... Read More

The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Theater & Performing Arts
8/30/2015
The Hypocrites present the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical American Idiot. Based on punk rock band Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album of the same name, American Idiot follows three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia in a post 9/11 world. The ... Read More

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/30/2015
Opening this May, this special exhibit will showcase the amazing world of amphibians - featuring 40 species of salamanders, frogs and rarely-seen caecilians - highlighting their amazing diversity, unique adaptations and the serious challenges they face. Within Amphibians, guests will immerse themselves in the changing lives of salamanders, sirens, ... Read More

Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
8/30/2015
For over 25 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago's finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere.

Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/30/2015
The Ukrainian National Museum presents Apostle of Peace, an exhibit which celebrates the 150th anniversary of Metropolitan (Archbishop) Andrey Sheptytsky's birth. This exhibit honors his contributions to the Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Greek Catholic Churches, his philanthropic accomplishments for youth and the arts in Ukraine, and his humanitarian deeds ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/30/2015
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist celebrates twentieth-century American artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. (1891-1981) and reveals his continued impact on art history. This survey of paintings chronicles the African-American Jazz Age experience, including life in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. This exhibit is located in Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor ... Read More

Chicago's First Lady Cruises
112 E. Wacker Dr. on Chicago's Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601

Tours & Attractions
8/30/2015
Fuel up with freshly brewed coffee and tasty Do-Rite doughuts aboard the 9 a.m. cruise, and get your cameras ready as the captain frames up that perfect shot at three scheduled stopping points. While capturing the beauty of Chicago's world-renowned architecture, passengers will enjoy commentary from highly trained CAF volunteer docents. Unlike traditional ... Read More

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