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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2014
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

Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/30/2014
See Billy Corgan live with special guest Katie Cole 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.
Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Sports & Recreation
8/30/2014
See the Chicago Fire live at home against FC Dallas in this Major League Soccer match!

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60616

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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

Jonquil Playlot
1001 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2014
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city! On August 30, see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) at Jonquil Playlot. 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
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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

Ryan Field
1501 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Sports & Recreation
8/30/2014
Watch the Northwestern University Wildcats play the California Golden Bears live August 30 at Ryan Field!

Hours:
  • TBA
Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

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

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
2200-2300 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2014
Our city's recycled art fair returns in 2014 to Logan Square, celebrating re-purposed arts and crafts, informative workshops, kid's activities, unique food vendors, and live music from indie bands. Artists Art by Ide Beaten Path, DBA Chain Stay Jewelry & Design Cork and Barrel Furniture jamessharpart Metal & Mayhem ... Read More

Hours:
  • 12 - 10 p.m.
Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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

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

Music & Comedy
8/30/2014
pH is proud to bring children's theater to Andersonville. Join pH at the Adventure Library, where kids vote on their favorite book, and then with their help the pH ensemble slowly start re-writing the story using imagination and a whole lot of laughter. pH encourages the kids to join ... Read More

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

Tours & Attractions
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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
8/30/2014
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 Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Theater & Performing Arts
8/30/2014
Witness the beginning stages of new theatrical works at Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series! Almost every Saturday, you can watch a staged reading of a play-in-progress and afterward offer your feedback. Most Saturday Series events are public readings, but others include 10-minute workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats with visiting artists, ... Read More

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  • 2 p.m.
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