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"I don't know what to do this weekend," you say. "I'm bored." Excuse me, but you should never have to say this when you're in Chicago. Take a look below at what's happening Friday through Sunday and you'll see why. Apologies for putting words in your mouth, but admit it, you've thought this once or twice...

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DIRTY DANCING (8/18-30)

Dirty Dancing

Don't put Baby in a corner - see Dirty Dancing on stage at Cadillac Palace Theatre! The classic story of Baby and Johnny and their pulse-pounding summer romance is in Chicago through August 30 - make sure you have the time of your lives with this crowd-pleasing jackpot.

 

ALBANY PARK WORLD FEST (8/22-23)

Albany Park World Fest

Feel the rhythm of globe-spanning music, feast on eclectic cuisine and take a spin on some carnival rides. You can do it all at Albany Park World Fest this weekend, in the heart of one of Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods. Cultures of all kinds welcome here!

 

TASTE OF GREEKTOWN (8/22-23)

Taste of Greektown

Celebrate some Hellenic pride at Taste of Greektown in, where else, Chicago's Greektown neighborhood in the West Loop. If you're a fan of Mediterranean culture or delicious Greek food, you'd do well to check this one out. Plenty of music and entertainment will be on hand as well, including some traditional Greek bands. Opa!

 

SOUTH SHORE SUMMER FESTIVAL (8/23)

South Shore Summer Festival

The palatial, landmark South Shore Cultural Center plays host for a fifth year to the free South Shore Summer Festival. This annual gathering right on the shore of Lake Michigan is an event that can be appreciated by all ages, with a premium lineup of food, local merchants and activities. Throughout the day, enjoy performers that run the gamut from up-and-coming local artitst to dance sets from members of Chicago's acclaimed Chose Few deejays. It all culminates in live performances from hip hop greats Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh.