Category: FREE


Chinatown- Dragon Boat Race for Literacy 7/13

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10th July

This Saturday, support literacy awareness by watching the dragon boat races race throughout the south bend of the Chicago River. There will also be music, food, crafts, and cultural performances for spectators.

Dragon boats come from an ancient Chinese tradition, but it is still a very popular water sport around the world! Each dragon boat team is made up of  20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steersperson and up to 4 alternating athletes- there is also a women’s racing class too among others! According to the Major League of Dragon Boating website, 60% of participants are female! The event is FREE and will take place outdoors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Cost: FREE

Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W. 19th St.
Chicago, Ill.  60616
(312) 326-5320

www.chicagochinatown.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO! International Dragon Boat Festival- Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lake Arlington- Arlington Heights, IL

8:00 … Read More »



Concerts at Chicago Botanical Gardens

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19th June

Wow! Did you know that the beautiful Chicago Botanical Gardens has free concerts for the public to picnic while enjoying the beautiful scenery? We didn’t either! All summer long there are summer evening concerts Monday – Thursdays usually starting at 7:00 p.m.!

Some of our favorites are the Carillon Concerts of maestros playing the bells on the bell tower. Their website reads that the tower was crafted in Holland, and it’s bronze bells have a range of four octaves as one of the few hand-played carillons in the nation. These concerts run on Mondays through September and have a free pre-concert tour of the Carillon.  See the list of Carillon Concerts by clicking here.

We also love the Tuesday night option of Music on the Esplanade and Cocktails! On Tuesday the 25th, Hector & Mari Fernandez, along … Read More »



6/21- Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour

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19th June

Bronzeville’s long standing neighborhood gem and art gallery will be hosting an art district trolly tour! This event is donation only and there will be a total of five tours spread out over the summer months. This sounds amazing and it’s probably a good idea to sign up fast!

Link to Guichard Website: http://www.galleryguichard.com/#!events/c1msq



Pre Makeup Show Mixer-6/7

5th June

Register on the website: http://makeupshowmixer.eventbrite.com/



Shemekia Copeland, Queen of Blues, Performs at Blues Fest

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5th June

Shemekia Copeland, Queen of Blues, is headlining at Blues Fest on Thursday night at Millennium Park in the Pritzker Pavillion. She will be performing with blues guitarist and Buddy Guy apprentice,  Quinn Sullivan. This is the 30th annual Chicago blues fest and, when the weather cooperates, is one of the best free music events in the city.

Millennium Park – Jay Pritzker Pavilion (201. E. Randolph St.)

6:30–6:50pm – Fernando Jones’ Blues Kids of America

7:10–7:40pm – Jamiah On Fire & The Red Machine

8–9pm – Shemekia Copeland with special guest Quinn Sullivan

 

Click here for a complete listing of Blues Fest.

 

 



Memorial Day Parade

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22nd May

Memorial Day Parade

Sat., May 25th Noon

Lake Street to Van Buren Street

 

Approximately 10,000 people attend every year. The Chicago parade is one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation. Since 1870, Memorial Day parades have graced the streets of Chicago.

This year’s parade features Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency as Grand Marshal. The parade will step off at noon on Saturday, May 25 and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.

From USAToday website: http://traveltips.usatoday.com/memorial-day-weekend-activities-chicago-25065.html



2013 Chicago Festival Guide

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22nd May

Link to listing on MetroMix site: http://chicago.metromix.com/stories/1839-2013-chicago-festival-guide

Click here to see the 2013 Suburban Chicago Festival Guide

May
25-26: Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival | Lincoln Park
25-26: Randolph St. Outdoor Market Debut | West Loop
30-June 2: Maifest | Lincoln Square
31-June 2: Do-Division | Wicker Park
31-June 2: Millennium Arts Fest | The Loop

June
1-2: 57th Street Art Fair | Hyde Park
1-2: Fashion in the Street | South Loop
1-2: Lincoln Avenue Live | Lincoln Park
1: Veggie Pride Parade and Festival | South Loop
7: Taste of Greece | West Loop
7-8: Ribfest Chicago | Lakeview
7-9: Andersonville Midsommarfest | Andersonville
7-9: Blues Fest | Grant Park
8-9: Wells Street Art Fest | Old Town
8-9: Old Town Art Fair | Old Town
8-9: Printers Row Lit Fest | South Loop
12-16: Puerto Rican Festival | Humboldt Park
14-16: Spring Awakening Music Festival | Soldier Field
14-16: Taste of Randolph Street | West Loop
15-16:  6 Corners BBQ Fest | Portage Park
15-16: SausageFest | Lakeview
19-21: Thai Festival | Loop
20-23: Chicago Craft Beer Festival | Old Town
22-23: Pride Fest | Boystown
23-24: Green Music Fest 2013 | Wicker Park
23: Artopia Fest | Logan Square
28-29: Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party | West Loop
29: Summer on Southport | Lakeview
29-30: Chicago Country Fest | Lincoln Park
29-30: Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival | Lincoln Park
30: Pride Parade | Boystown

July
5-7: Wavefront Music Festival | Montrose Harbor
5-7: Windy City Ribfest | Uptown 
6-7: Taste of Lakeview | Lakeview
6-7: Rock Around the Block | Lakeview
10-14: Taste of Chicago | Grant Park
12-14: Irish American Heritage Festival | … Read More »



2013 FREE Museum Days

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22nd May

Link to listing on MetroMix site: http://chicago.metromix.com/stories/2020-free-chicago-museum-days

 

May
Museum of Contemporary Art | Tuesdays
Loyola University Museum of Art | Tuesdays
Swedish American Museum | Second Tuesdays of the month
Glessner House Museum | Wednesdays
Clark House Museum | Wednesdays
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Thursdays
Art Institute of Chicago | Thursdays from 5-8 p.m.
Chicago Children’s Museum | Thursdays from 5-8 p.m., Sundays for visitors 15 and under
DuSable Museum of African-American History | Sundays

June
Shedd Aquarium | June 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
Museum of Science and Industry | June 3-7, 10
Adler Planetarium | June 4-6, 10-12
Swedish American Museum | Second Tuesdays of the month
Museum of Contemporary Art | Tuesdays
Loyola University Museum of Art | Tuesdays
Glessner House Museum | Wednesdays
Clark House Museum | Wednesdays
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Thursdays
Art Institute of Chicago | Thursdays from 5-8 p.m.
Chicago Children’s Museum | Thursdays from 5-8 p.m., Sundays for visitors 15 and under
DuSable Museum of African-American History | Sundays

July
Museum of Contemporary Art | Tuesdays
Loyola University Museum of Art | Tuesdays
Swedish American Museum | Second Tuesdays of the month
Glessner House Museum | Wednesdays
Clark House Museum | Wednesdays
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Thursdays
Art Institute of Chicago | Thursdays from 5-8 p.m.
Chicago Children’s Museum | Thursdays from 5-8 p.m., Sundays for visitors 15 and under
DuSable Museum … Read More »



5/17: Free Classical Quartet Concert at U of C

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16th May

Friday, May 17, 2013 – 7:30pm
FREE EVENT

Tomorrow’s Music Today II

Performer(s):
Cliff Colnot, eighth blackbird, Pacifica Quartet

Venue:
Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Location:
915 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637

More More Information:
773.702.ARTS



5/10- Free Jazz in the Park!

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9th May

Friday, May 10, 2013 – 7:00pm

NEXTGENJAZZ IN THE PARK
The young trombonist Kendall Moore leads a group called New Frontline, which features up-and-comers including trumpeter Marquis Hill and saxophonist Christopher McBride, in the latest JazzCity offering from the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

Sherman Park
1301 W. 52nd St.
Chicago, IL

http://jazzinchicago.org



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