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Events Calendar for the week of 8/02 to 8/08

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Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
The Black Harvest Film Festival is our city's largest and longest-running Black film festival and the Gene Siskel Film Center's most vibrant annual showcase featuring provocative films that tell stories, spark lively discussions, and address issues relating to the experiences from the African diaspora. A number of films are ... Read More

The Vic Theatre
3145 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Music & Comedy
8/2/2014
See Cage The Elephant live with special guest Bear Hands August 2 at The Vic! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo Credit: Azadeh Khastoo  

Hours:
  • 11 p.m.
Soldier Field
1410 S. Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Sports & Recreation
8/2/2014
See your 2014 Chicago Bears at Soldier Field for the first time this season at Chicago Bears Meijer Family Fest presented by Chase. Families can enjoy interactive games, live music, and a spectacular post practice fireworks display. Bring your friends and entire family!

Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Sports & Recreation
8/2/2014
See the Chicago Fire live at home against the Columbus Crew in this Major League Soccer match!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
Now in its fourth year, the Chicago French Film Festival at Music Box gives you the opportunity to see the best the French film industry has to offer. These new French films are in a variety of genres. Among the highlights of this year's festival is the black comedy ... Read More

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

Sports & Recreation
8/2/2014
See the White Sox play the Twins at The Cell!

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

Music & Comedy
8/2/2014
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

5900 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60661

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
This street festival will entertain all your senses. While you're chowing down on delicious fare from local vendors, you can view some of our city's best artists and dance to live music in our city's diverse Edgewater neighborhood. Be sure not to miss the dog costume contest on Sunday! ... Read More

1400 W. Cermak Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
It's the largest Latino festival in the Midwest! Enjoy a huge lineup of entertainment and music, savor a variety of food including authentic Mexican favorites, browse works and engage with artists in the Arts & Culture Pavilion, and bring kids to the Children's Area for face painting, books and ... Read More

Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
8/2/2014
See Fitz and the Tantrums live with special guest Fly Golden Eagle August 3 at Metro! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo credit: Metro/Smart Bar

Hours:
  • 11 p.m.
Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
8/2/2014
See Glen Hansard live with special guest The Districts August 2 at Metro! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo credit: Metro/Smart Bar

Hours:
  • 11 p.m.
Grant Park
Columbus Dr. & Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60603

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy
8/2/2014
Look up the word "lollapalooza" and you'll find this definition: an extraordinary thing; an outstanding example. You won't find any other music festival with a more fitting moniker than Lollapalooza, Chicago's grandest stage for music legends from across the globe. Each year in August, some of the top names ... Read More

The Ruth Page Center for Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Theater & Performing Arts
8/2/2014
RE|Dance Group celebrates five years of evocative dance-theater with the world premiere of The Long and Forgotten Winter, a mythic allegory for modern times. Focusing on the central theme of passage, the 9-member ensemble sets out on a journey that explores a contemporary world lost and the search for ... Read More

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

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city! On August 2, see Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) at Jonquil Playlot. Movies in the Parks runs May 29-August 30. Click here for the complete schedule.

Sauganash Park
5861 N. Kostner Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
The Chicago Park District shows free outdoor movies throughout the summer for free at parks around the city! On August 2, see The Nut Job (PG) at Sauganash Park. Movies in the Parks runs May 29-August 30. Click here for the complete schedule.

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
Physical is a nine day festival celebrating contemporary physical theater. Offering a series of films, performances and workshops, Physical intends to bring Chicago-based performers and audiences together with physical theater practitioners from across the U.S. and create a platform for national and Chicago based performers to build their relationships ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
Highlighting the depth and breadth of Chicago, national and international tap artistry, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world. Rhythm World ... Read More

Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Music & Comedy
8/2/2014
See the centerpiece of Ravinia's celebration of R. Strauss's 150th anniversary, his immortal opera Salome, on August 2. Featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Patricia Racette, Wolfgang Schmidt, Gabriele Schnaut, Egils Silins, Joseph Kaiser, and Renée Rapier. We recommend you pack a picnic and bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to enjoy ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Westin O'Hare Rosemont
6100 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
Come help celebrate their 100th anniversary! Schuhplattler Verein Edelweiss Chicago is the oldest ethnic Bavarian folk dancing group in North America. Perhaps you've seen them perform at local Oktoberfest's. They are celebrating their platinum jubilee at the Westin O'Hare Rosemont. Come enjoy a truly ethnic celebration complete with German ... Read More

City Farm
Division St. and Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
Step out of the urban jungle and into a field of urban agriculture at Art Depth's 4th Annual - Sustainable Vows (Art, Sustainability & Urban Farming). Event highlights include interactive art-making, food workshops, live music, entertainment, outdoor studio, sustainable practices, specialty vegan food, living installation, and much more. Photo ... Read More

Hours:
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Armitage Ave. and Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
This culinary happening in the Logan Square neighborhood, now in its second year (after a hiatus in 2013), showcases the unique foods of nearly 15 Latin American countries including Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. Eclectic (and exotic) cuisine, live music, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and much more ... Read More

Park West
322 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
8/2/2014
See The 1975 live with special guest Gemini Club August 2 at Park West! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow.

Hours:
  • 11 p.m.
Washington Park Refectory
5531 S. Russell Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637

Theater & Performing Arts
8/2/2014
Jeff award-winning Theater on the Lake celebrates 62 years in 2014, showcasing our city's rich off-Loop theater community. While renovation is underway to convert the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round program and event facility, they'll be taking the shows on ... Read More

Wrigleyville
Chicago, IL 60657

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
8/2/2014
Enjoy live music, a Kids Zone with interactive games, family-friendly activities, food that Chicagoans know and love, and beverages at this 11th annual out-of-the-park festival in Wrigleyville! Photo courtesy of StarEvents  

House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654

Music & Comedy
8/2/2014
See Young the Giant live with special guest The So So Glos August 2 at House of Blues! This is an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow. Photo courtesy of House of Blues Chicago

Hours:
  • 11 p.m.
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