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Posts from June 2014

Jazzin at the Shedd

You'll be groovin' with the fishies this week when the Shedd Aquarium kicks off its wildly popular Jazzin' at the Shedd series. Celebrating a striking 20th anniversary this year the Aquarium has gathered another summer's worth of local musicians and even expanded its programming to please the analytical as well as the artistic. You can catch these concerts every Wednesday beginning tomorrow (June 25) through September 3. 

The Architecture of Historic Bronzeville

Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 AM by Amanda Scotese

Bronzeville

Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood has some really interesting art and historic architecture to see. This South Side area has gone through many changes over the years, with the building of the highway, and then the closing of the east-west CTA line that once serviced it. Today, it is a hub for black culture and holds a dear spot for anyone who loves Chicago history. 

Bike to Work Rally

After a week of bike-themed events and pop-ups around the city, Chicago Bike Week comes to a close tomorrow, Friday June 20th. Whether you've participated all week long or have yet to saddle up, don't miss the grand finale. More than 1,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the Bike to Work Rally, which will take over Daley Plaza from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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