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Posts from May 2013

Chicago's Must-See Concerts: June

Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00 AM by Katie Karpowicz

Chicago's Must-See Concerts: June

It's officially summer here in Chicago so it's festivals, festivals, festivals for the next few months. But it's important to remember that as fun as block parties are sometimes it's nice to get away from the summer heat and get into an air conditioned club to catch a band play. If you want some solid options for June, this is what we suggest.

Volleyball at the Beach

Forget Friday, friends. It's time to get down on Sunday. There is a reason that Sunday is the only weekend day that rhymes with funday. It means that you are supposed to take advantages of your last sweet day of freedom, and not by cleaning or preparing for the week ahead. Instead, squeeze every mimosa flavored drop of fabulous-ness out of the weekend, and enjoy a Sunday Funday to remember. Don't worry, Funday amateurs, let a seasoned pro (that's me!) show you how it's done!

Weekend Alert: May 31-June 1

Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 AM by Sean Evans

Do-Division Street Festival

If you're looking to kick summer in the gut with one of the season's best neighborhood festivals or mimic the exaggerated on-stage hip thrusts of Mick Jagger, Chicago is the place to be this weekend. The city has a block party in West Town, a 3-D concert and identical twins sharing the stage for a weekend of standup. Only in Chicago. Show out, it's time to make weekend plans.

University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a world-class institution and architects of an equal caliber fill up its beautiful campus. This private institution, originally created with Marshall Field's land and John D. Rockefeller's money, has hosted an exceptional number of Nobel Prize laureates. The opulent and varied architecture of the buildings on campus reflect the prestige of the University, and a walking tour of the campus may satisfy the curiosities of either the architectural buff or the parent visiting for convocation.

COunt Basie 1978

The iconic photographs of Paul Natkin are on display at the Elmhurst Historical Museum May 31 – August 25, 2013 with the exhibit Shutter to Think: The Rock & Roll Lens of Paul Natkin. Paul Natkin is widely considered to be one of Chicago’s most accomplished music photographers. Starting in the early 1970s, Natkin traveled the world documenting signature moments of drama, excitement, and excess that propelled rock’s tumultuous history.

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