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We are gearing up for an exciting fall season, but first we've got to get our last bits of summer through a number of outdoor activities this weekend — soak it all in with this urban explorer itinerary. Then stop by the many creative (Expo Chicago & Chicago Architecture Biennial top the list) and exciting events (from Riot Fest to Taco Fest) throughout the warm afternoons before topping off the night at one of the fun concerts (Ed Sheerin is in town, plus several world music headliners). Come and join the party! Here are ten things to do in Chicago this weekend.

The biggest international art event of the fall season kicks off with the sixth annual Expo Chicago, the international exposition of contemporary and modern art at Navy Pier, on September 14–17. An array of 135 galleries that hail from 58 cities and 25 countries will transform the Navy Pier festival hall into a colorful, global showcase. Art lovers can browse an exciting display of contemporary art works as well as attend panel discussions, view curated film and video and participate in special daily events.

A Guide to EXPO CHICAGO 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 AM by Sean Evans


This September, more than 100 of the world's top contemporary art galleries will be represented at EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art. Major players like Matthew Marks Gallery (New York) and Richad Gray Gallery (Chicago) will be in attendance, as well as a strong contingent of international exhibitors. If you're looking to max out your American Express card whilst gazing upon some of the globe's most coveted modern art pieces, make plans to be at Navy Pier's Festival Hall September 19-22, 2013.

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