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Events Calendar for the week of 8/29 to 9/04

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Washington Park
5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/29/2014
Experience a four-day immersion into African culture and heritage in Chicago's Washington Park, which becomes transformed into an authentic African village during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Over 300 vendors and artisans from Africa and the African Diaspora will present artifacts, textiles, traditional crafts and museum quality art. Enjoy ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60616

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/29/2014
This annual festival is all about pushing boundaries. It brings together daring theatregoers with emerging performing artists from around the world. With 50 shows to choose from, the Chicago Fringe Festival offers something for everyone. All performances will be held at venues in our city's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Schedule ... Read More

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Millennium Park
8/29/2014
Join hundreds of thousands in celebrating Chicago's rich jazz history in this free event, the first of which began as a tribute to Duke Ellington in 1974. Currently the largest, free festival of its kind in the world, the Chicago Jazz Festival regularly draws top names in the genre. ... Read More

Chicago White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, IL 60616

Sports & Recreation
8/29/2014
See the White Sox play the Tigers at The Cell!

The Second City Mainstage
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/29/2014
Ever wonder what people are really thinking? Maybe its positive and sweet. Maybe its weird and dirty. From musical orgies, blind dates and the innocent beginning of an international email scam, Depraved New World takes you on a wild ride to see what's happening behind the eyes of the ... Read More

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
19100 Ridgeland Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Music & Comedy
8/29/2014
See Linkin Park live during the Carnivores Tour at 101WKQX PIQNIQ with special guests Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI August 29 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre!

Hours:
  • 3 p.m.
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/29/2014
See Michael McDonald and Toto live August 29 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 p.m.
Athletic Field Park
3546 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60616

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/29/2014
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city! On July 25, see Brave (PG) at Athletic Field Park. Movies in the Parks runs May 29-August 30. Click here for the complete schedule.

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/29/2014
The 6th edition of the Music Box's annual film noir festival is going international, exploding the long-held belief that noir stories are a specifically American phenomenon. Focusing on the years immediately following World War II, this year's Noir City: Chicago festival features classic noir films from France, Japan, Argentina, ... Read More

Union Park
1501 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60606

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
8/29/2014
See the best in electronic, hip hop, jam band, indie rock and more at the North Coast Music Festival over Labor Day weekend in Union Park. The eclectic mix brings together music fans of all kinds of genres, celebrating their love for music. Music Headliners Friday: Bassnectar, Alesso Saturday: ... Read More

Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Music & Comedy
8/29/2014
See One Direction live during the Where We Are Tour August 29-30 at Soldier Field!

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/29/2014
The 34th Taste of Polonia over Labor Day weekend in Jefferson Park packs in four stages of live music, delicious Polish food favorites, items from local merchants and more! Authentic Food Dine on authentic Polish food like polska kielbasa, pierogi, potato pancakes and more! Festival Highlights Four stages and ... Read More

North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/29/2014
The nation's first shopping festival celebrates its fourth year with stylish events, fashion shows, culinary demos, concerts and more! 2014 Highlights August 22: "A Magnificent Taste" - the summer's premier culinary event August 23-24: ShopFest - a weekend of pop-up shopping along North Michigan Avenue August 23: Music on ... Read More

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
2391 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Tours & Attractions
8/29/2014
Enjoy the sites and tranquil sounds of the historic Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool during this seasonal tour! Photo credit: Adam Alexander Photography

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

Theater & Performing Arts
8/29/2014
The Hypocrites are pleased to launch their 2014-15 Season with the world premiere of All Our Tragic, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney. All Our Tragic is designed to create ... Read More

The Second City e.t.c.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/29/2014
In the world of high stakes, we become a more heightened version of ourselves, which can sometimes resemble more simian behavior than human. From unitard sporting performance artists, an intimate encounter with robot culture and the primal effects of downsizing, Apes of Wrath embraces the dark and light sides ... Read More

The Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Theater & Performing Arts
8/29/2014
Mercury Theater Chicago presents Chicago's home-grown version of the hilarious Broadway musical Avenue Q. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The production will be led by Jeff Award ... Read More

The pH Comedy Theater
1515 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
8/29/2014
pH is starting your weekend off with some Bad Advice. Four players take your suggestion and spin it into three acts full of memorable characters, madcap situations and unbelievably horrible advice. At the end of each act, one of the characters from the show will offer you their unique ... Read More

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
8/29/2014
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! Photo: Ken Howard ©BMP

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/29/2014
For his exhibit, Cahill presents Snow: USSA 2012: The Wellness Center, the third phase of his project exploring the role institutions play in society. His earlier parts include USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project (2011), where he re-imagined an orphanage and a gift shop, USSA 2012: The People's Palace's Gift ... Read More

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/29/2014
In the early years of World War II, Charlotte Salomon - a 23-year-old Jewish artist from Berlin - fled to the south of France where she shut herself into a hotel room and spent two years feverishly painting the history of her life. She called it Life? or Theater?: ... Read More

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

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/29/2014
CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design. Curated by Rick Valicenti. is a major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by 100+ of the city's leading designers. Chicago has long been regarded as an international center for design, and this retrospective celebrates the region's creative and innovative spirit. ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-744-6630

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/29/2014
This ongoing exhibition presented by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks features 72 black and white photographs of 24 landmarks and historic districts by Richard Nickel, Barbara Crane, Bob Thall, and Stephen Beal.

Grant Park - Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
8/29/2014
Show your best moves on Chicago's urban dance space! Enjoy two hours of live music and dancing on a 4,900 square-foot, open-air dance floor made of 100% recycled materials. Need a refresher? Each dance session is preceded by an introductory one-hour dance lesson by professional instructors. June Schedule June ... Read More

Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
8/29/2014
Did you know data has become a 21st century design material? Architects, planners, engineers and citizens increasingly use data to understand urban issues and spark design innovation. This explosion of digital information, known as "Big Data," encompasses everything from data collected by environmental sensors to messages on social media. ... Read More

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