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ADDICTED Chicago’s FREE THRILLS
One of the things I love most about Chicago during the warmer months is the variety of free events offered. From fairs and festivals to movies and concerts, there is always something fun to do. So take in the views, smells, and sounds and enjoy ADDICTED Chicago’s favorite FREE THRILLS.
Be sure to stay on the lookout for more FREE events! I will be updating new ones for you all summer long xoxo AC. 
 
ART
What Do You Really Want
Check out Don’t Fret’s new solo exhibition opening Friday. What Do You Really Want takes inspiration from Don’t Fret’s childhood memories of Wicker Park and compares them to Wicker Park today.  
Date: Friday, June 14th 
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: Lacuna Artist Loft Studios- 2150 South Canalport, Chicago, IL. 
Version 13: The Urban Operating System
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: 6pm-11pm
Place: Co-Prosperity Sphere- 3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL.
18 X 24: Chicago
Check out 18 X 24, a gig poster pop-up shop that features some of the top poster artists in the country. Get your hands on art prints, apparel, gig posters, and more.
Artists include: Adam Hanson, Baker Prints, Bureau of Print Research & Design, Dead Meat Design, Delicious Design League, Fug Screens, Justin Santora, Nerl Says Design, Scott Williams Design, and Shawn K. Knight.
Date: Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th 
Time: 11am-6pm
Place: Galerie F- 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
Opening Reception // Hense: New Paintings
Internationally known muralist Alex HENSE Brewer comes to Maxwell Colette for a new exhibition featuring large-scale paintings on wood as well as smaller works on canvas.  
Date: Opening Reception Saturday, June 15th (on display from June 15th-July 20th) 
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: Maxwell Colette Gallery- 908 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
COMEDY
The Shit Show
Join hosts Ever Mainard and Rasa Gierstikas each month at The Shambles for a free comedy show featuring a hilarious lineup of comics.
Date: The last Friday of every month 
Time: 8pm
Place: The Shambles- 2050 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL.
Age: 21+
Your Monday’s Best
Catch Schubas’ very own comedy open Mic with hosts Chris Condren, Tyson Karrasch, and Brian Sweeney. 
Date:  Every Monday at 9pm
Time: Sign up at 9pm, show starts at 9:30pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: 21+
Bare Knuckle Comedy
Bare Knuckle Comedy is an indy variety show that mixes stand up comedy, sketch comedy, and video presentations. 
Date: The Second Wednesday of every month 
Time: Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
FAIRS
Above The Pavement: A City Fair
Don’t miss Version’s first mini outdoor/indoor festival! Find unique/local goods from members of The Small Manufacturing Alliance, enjoy food from local chefs at Pleasant House and Maria’s, enjoy live music, and much more. 
Date: Saturday, June 15th
Time:  1pm-7pm
Place: Maria’s and Pleasant House Bakery- 960 W. 31st Street, Chicago, IL.
 
FASHION
Edith Hart Beach Party!!!
Edith Hart partners up with swim suit line, Basta Surf to bring you an exclusive trunk show. Enjoy margaritas and Big Star Tacos. 
Date: Thursday, June 13th
Time: 5pm-7pm
Place: Edith Hart- 1917 N. Damen, Chicago, IL. 
Second Friday Featuring Anastasia Chatska and Anais Machin
Shop Chicago fashion designer Anastasia Chatska’s fun and bold prints along with tons of vintage merchandise. View artwork by street artist Anais Machin and enjoy special sales ranging from 10-50% off. Revolution Brewing will be providing refreshments.
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: 6pm-12am
Place: Comet Vintage- 1320 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL.
 
FILM
Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Chicago offers a new film series located in Millennium Park that’s completely free. The series officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 18th with a tribute to Roger Ebert and a screening of the musical “Chicago.”
Dates:
The Triplets of Belleville- Tuesday, June 11th
Chicago-Tuesday, June 18th
Funny Face- Tuesday, June 25th
Yankee Doodle Dandy- Tuesday, July 2nd
Amadeus-Tuesday, July 9th
Moulin Rouge- Tuesday, July 16th
The Jungle Book- Tuesday, July 23rd
Buena Vista Social Club- Tuesday, July 30th
Singin’ in the Rain- Tuesday, August 6th
Cabaret- Tuesday, August 13th
DreamGirls- Tuesday, August 20th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Millennium Park- 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL.
The 13th Annual Movies in the Parks
With over 195 movie screenings to choose from, The 13thAnnual Movies in the Parks Chicago series is sure to have a few of your favorites. Click here for the complete list of films and locations located throughout 150 of Chicago’s citywide parks.
Date: The series kicks off Thursday, June 13th!
Time: Movies begin at dusk
Place: Locations vary
Zoovies In The Park
Lincoln Park Zoo hosts three fun FREE movie screenings!!
Dates:
Clueless- Tuesday, June 18th
Raiders of the Lost Ark- Tuesday, July 16th
Zoolander- Tuesday, August 13th
Time: Screening begins at dusk
Place: Lincoln Park Zoo- 2001 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL.
 
 
LITERATURE
Quimby’s Welcomes Michael DeForge, Lisa Hanawalt, & Patrick Kyle
Quimby’s hosts a Comic Art Battle led by Ezra Claytan Daniel (Upgrade Soul, The Changers).
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: 9pm
Place: Quimby’s Bookstore- 1854 West North Ave., Chicago, IL.
Booze, Books & Brunch: An Empty Bottle Book Club featuring Arcadia by Lauren Groff
Date: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 1pm
Place: The Empty Bottle- 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
MARKETS
The Pilsen Flea
The Pilsen Flea offers the very best of vintage goods, artwork, screen prints, food, and more. Participating businesses include: Big Fun Vintage, Comet Vintage, Knee Deep Vintage, Pilsen Vintage and Thrift, Modern Cooperative, Revivala-Go-Go, and many more. 
Date: The Third Sunday of Every Month from June to September. Upcoming Market: Sunday, June 16th 
Time: 9am-3pm
Place: Peoria Street (between 16th and 18th Pilsen)
Daley Plaza
Date: Every Thursday NOW until - October 31st 2013
Time: 7am-3pm
Place: Washington & Dearborn 
Federal Plaza
Date: Every Tuesday NOW until – October 31st 2013
Time: 7am-3pm
Place: Adams & Dearborn
Logan Square (Evening Market) 
Date: June 26th -September 4th 2013 
Time: 5pm-9pm (weekly)
Place: Palmer Park (Kedzie and Palmer)
Willis Tower Plaza
Date: June 27th- October 31st 2013 
Time: 7am-3pm
Place: Wacker & Jackson (223 S. Wacker Dr.)
 
MUSEUMS
Adler Planetarium- FREE June 4-6th and June 10th–12th
Art Institute of Chicago- FREE to IL. residents every Thursday from 5-8pm
Museum of Science and Industry- FREE to IL. residents June 3rd- 7th and June 10th
Shedd Aquarium- FREE to IL. residents June 10th-11th , June 17th-18th, and June 24th-25th
Museum of Contemporary Art- FREE to IL. residents every Tuesday
 
MUSIC
Live Irish Music at The Galway Arms
Every Sunday night The Galway Arms has Irish singer Paddy Homan and friends perform lrish songs. It’s a great time to have a beer and take in some great music with friends. 
Date: Every Sunday night
Time: 8pm
Place: The Galway Arms-2442 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL. 
50 Cent Beers + Free Pizza at Nickel & Dimed
Every Sunday Beauty Bar presents some of Chicago’s best Djs along with FREE pizza and 50 cent beers. See their website for the list of DJs playing.
Summer Sessions Fundraiser W/Health & Beauty + Whistler DJs
Head to the The Whistler Sunday, June 9th for a great cause. The Whistler donates a portion of their bar sales to Summer Sessions, a free, family friendly concert series and BYOPicnic held in the Logan Square Circle. The Whistler will also be giving away a couple pairs of 3 day passes to the Pitchfork Music Festival. Enjoy some great music for NO COVER.
Date: Sunday, June 9th
Time: 9pm
Place: The Whistler- 2421 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.
Maximum Pelt Showcase, House Sounds (record release), Vamos, Massive Ego, and Lord Viper
Date: Monday, June 10th
Time: 9pm
Place: The Empty Bottle- 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
“Chicago's Original” Rap Karaoke #6 Hosted by PSALM ONE
Get ready to karaoke to 100s of House Party Classics & Underground Anthems, enjoy free giveaways + swaggy items, enjoy DJ sets by TREW and E. Brown. Sign up begins at 9pm (arrive early to secure your song).
Date: Thursday, June 20th
Time: 9pm
Place: Beauty Bar- 1444 W. Chicago, Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: 21+
Downtown Sound
Grab a blanket, food, and friends for Chicago’s Downtown Sound. Enjoy music by talented musicians from all genres. Names include: Glen Hansard, The Frames, Daniel Lanois + Brokerback, Carolina Chocolate Drops + Angela James, Les Fields & the Expressions, Dessa + Psalm One, and more.
Dates: Mondays, June 10th – July 29th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavillion- 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL.
The Hoyle Brothers
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: 5:30pm
Place: The Empty Bottle- 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
Acoustic Brunch with…Chris Walz
Date: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 12pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: ALL ages
Acoustic Brunch with…The Greenleaf Band
Date: Sunday, June 23rd
Time: 12pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: ALL ages
Acoustic Brunch with…Pickin’ Bubs
Date: Sunday, June 30th
Time: 12pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: ALL ages 
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES 
Chicago Critical Mass Bike Rides
Taking place every last Friday of the month, bike riders gather at Daley Plaza (Dearborn & Washington) at 5:30pm and ride through the streets of Chicago as one. Critical Mass is completely free, just bring your bike and you are set! 
Date: Every last Friday of the month 
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Meet at Daley Plaza (Dearborn & Washington)
Millennium Park Workouts
From Tai Chi and Pilates to Zumba and Yoga, take on a new workout as you take in the magnificent view. Click HERE for the complete schedule. 
Date: Saturdays; June 8th – September 7th, 2013 
Time: 7am-11am 
Place: Millennium Park, Great Lawn- 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL. 
Run lululemon Chicago
Have fun and achieve your running goals with lululemon’s free Chicago running group. See schedule for locations. Email gdicello@lululemon.com for questions. 
Date: Now until Sunday, October 13th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Locations vary. Click here to view. 
 
TOURS
Second Saturdays Garden Tours at Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo’s Horticulture Department takes you on a tour of the zoo’s garden highlighting new plants and areas each month. 
Date: Saturdays, July 13th, August 10th, and September 14th
Time: 10am. 
Place: Meet at the information kiosk at the Patio at Cafe Brauer 
* Free, although reservations preferred. RSVP for a tour HERE. 
  ADDICTED Chicago’s FREE THRILLS
One of the things I love most about Chicago during the warmer months is the variety of free events offered. From fairs and festivals to movies and concerts, there is always something fun to do. So take in the views, smells, and sounds and enjoy ADDICTED Chicago’s favorite FREE THRILLS.
Be sure to stay on the lookout for more FREE events! I will be updating new ones for you all summer long xoxo AC. 
 
ART
What Do You Really Want
Check out Don’t Fret’s new solo exhibition opening Friday. What Do You Really Want takes inspiration from Don’t Fret’s childhood memories of Wicker Park and compares them to Wicker Park today.  
Date: Friday, June 14th 
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: Lacuna Artist Loft Studios- 2150 South Canalport, Chicago, IL. 
Version 13: The Urban Operating System
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: 6pm-11pm
Place: Co-Prosperity Sphere- 3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL.
18 X 24: Chicago
Check out 18 X 24, a gig poster pop-up shop that features some of the top poster artists in the country. Get your hands on art prints, apparel, gig posters, and more.
Artists include: Adam Hanson, Baker Prints, Bureau of Print Research & Design, Dead Meat Design, Delicious Design League, Fug Screens, Justin Santora, Nerl Says Design, Scott Williams Design, and Shawn K. Knight.
Date: Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th 
Time: 11am-6pm
Place: Galerie F- 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
Opening Reception // Hense: New Paintings
Internationally known muralist Alex HENSE Brewer comes to Maxwell Colette for a new exhibition featuring large-scale paintings on wood as well as smaller works on canvas.  
Date: Opening Reception Saturday, June 15th (on display from June 15th-July 20th) 
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: Maxwell Colette Gallery- 908 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
COMEDY
The Shit Show
Join hosts Ever Mainard and Rasa Gierstikas each month at The Shambles for a free comedy show featuring a hilarious lineup of comics.
Date: The last Friday of every month 
Time: 8pm
Place: The Shambles- 2050 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL.
Age: 21+
Your Monday’s Best
Catch Schubas’ very own comedy open Mic with hosts Chris Condren, Tyson Karrasch, and Brian Sweeney. 
Date:  Every Monday at 9pm
Time: Sign up at 9pm, show starts at 9:30pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: 21+
Bare Knuckle Comedy
Bare Knuckle Comedy is an indy variety show that mixes stand up comedy, sketch comedy, and video presentations. 
Date: The Second Wednesday of every month 
Time: Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
FAIRS
Above The Pavement: A City Fair
Don’t miss Version’s first mini outdoor/indoor festival! Find unique/local goods from members of The Small Manufacturing Alliance, enjoy food from local chefs at Pleasant House and Maria’s, enjoy live music, and much more. 
Date: Saturday, June 15th
Time:  1pm-7pm
Place: Maria’s and Pleasant House Bakery- 960 W. 31st Street, Chicago, IL.
 
FASHION
Edith Hart Beach Party!!!
Edith Hart partners up with swim suit line, Basta Surf to bring you an exclusive trunk show. Enjoy margaritas and Big Star Tacos. 
Date: Thursday, June 13th
Time: 5pm-7pm
Place: Edith Hart- 1917 N. Damen, Chicago, IL. 
Second Friday Featuring Anastasia Chatska and Anais Machin
Shop Chicago fashion designer Anastasia Chatska’s fun and bold prints along with tons of vintage merchandise. View artwork by street artist Anais Machin and enjoy special sales ranging from 10-50% off. Revolution Brewing will be providing refreshments.
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: 6pm-12am
Place: Comet Vintage- 1320 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL.
 
FILM
Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Chicago offers a new film series located in Millennium Park that’s completely free. The series officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 18th with a tribute to Roger Ebert and a screening of the musical “Chicago.”
Dates:
The Triplets of Belleville- Tuesday, June 11th
Chicago-Tuesday, June 18th
Funny Face- Tuesday, June 25th
Yankee Doodle Dandy- Tuesday, July 2nd
Amadeus-Tuesday, July 9th
Moulin Rouge- Tuesday, July 16th
The Jungle Book- Tuesday, July 23rd
Buena Vista Social Club- Tuesday, July 30th
Singin’ in the Rain- Tuesday, August 6th
Cabaret- Tuesday, August 13th
DreamGirls- Tuesday, August 20th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Millennium Park- 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL.
The 13th Annual Movies in the Parks
With over 195 movie screenings to choose from, The 13thAnnual Movies in the Parks Chicago series is sure to have a few of your favorites. Click here for the complete list of films and locations located throughout 150 of Chicago’s citywide parks.
Date: The series kicks off Thursday, June 13th!
Time: Movies begin at dusk
Place: Locations vary
Zoovies In The Park
Lincoln Park Zoo hosts three fun FREE movie screenings!!
Dates:
Clueless- Tuesday, June 18th
Raiders of the Lost Ark- Tuesday, July 16th
Zoolander- Tuesday, August 13th
Time: Screening begins at dusk
Place: Lincoln Park Zoo- 2001 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL.
 
 
LITERATURE
Quimby’s Welcomes Michael DeForge, Lisa Hanawalt, & Patrick Kyle
Quimby’s hosts a Comic Art Battle led by Ezra Claytan Daniel (Upgrade Soul, The Changers).
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: 9pm
Place: Quimby’s Bookstore- 1854 West North Ave., Chicago, IL.
Booze, Books & Brunch: An Empty Bottle Book Club featuring Arcadia by Lauren Groff
Date: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 1pm
Place: The Empty Bottle- 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
 
MARKETS
The Pilsen Flea
The Pilsen Flea offers the very best of vintage goods, artwork, screen prints, food, and more. Participating businesses include: Big Fun Vintage, Comet Vintage, Knee Deep Vintage, Pilsen Vintage and Thrift, Modern Cooperative, Revivala-Go-Go, and many more. 
Date: The Third Sunday of Every Month from June to September. Upcoming Market: Sunday, June 16th 
Time: 9am-3pm
Place: Peoria Street (between 16th and 18th Pilsen)
Daley Plaza
Date: Every Thursday NOW until - October 31st 2013
Time: 7am-3pm
Place: Washington & Dearborn 
Federal Plaza
Date: Every Tuesday NOW until – October 31st 2013
Time: 7am-3pm
Place: Adams & Dearborn
Logan Square (Evening Market) 
Date: June 26th -September 4th 2013 
Time: 5pm-9pm (weekly)
Place: Palmer Park (Kedzie and Palmer)
Willis Tower Plaza
Date: June 27th- October 31st 2013 
Time: 7am-3pm
Place: Wacker & Jackson (223 S. Wacker Dr.)
 
MUSEUMS
Adler Planetarium- FREE June 4-6th and June 10th–12th
Art Institute of Chicago- FREE to IL. residents every Thursday from 5-8pm
Museum of Science and Industry- FREE to IL. residents June 3rd- 7th and June 10th
Shedd Aquarium- FREE to IL. residents June 10th-11th , June 17th-18th, and June 24th-25th
Museum of Contemporary Art- FREE to IL. residents every Tuesday
 
MUSIC
Live Irish Music at The Galway Arms
Every Sunday night The Galway Arms has Irish singer Paddy Homan and friends perform lrish songs. It’s a great time to have a beer and take in some great music with friends. 
Date: Every Sunday night
Time: 8pm
Place: The Galway Arms-2442 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL. 
50 Cent Beers + Free Pizza at Nickel & Dimed
Every Sunday Beauty Bar presents some of Chicago’s best Djs along with FREE pizza and 50 cent beers. See their website for the list of DJs playing.
Summer Sessions Fundraiser W/Health & Beauty + Whistler DJs
Head to the The Whistler Sunday, June 9th for a great cause. The Whistler donates a portion of their bar sales to Summer Sessions, a free, family friendly concert series and BYOPicnic held in the Logan Square Circle. The Whistler will also be giving away a couple pairs of 3 day passes to the Pitchfork Music Festival. Enjoy some great music for NO COVER.
Date: Sunday, June 9th
Time: 9pm
Place: The Whistler- 2421 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.
Maximum Pelt Showcase, House Sounds (record release), Vamos, Massive Ego, and Lord Viper
Date: Monday, June 10th
Time: 9pm
Place: The Empty Bottle- 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
“Chicago's Original” Rap Karaoke #6 Hosted by PSALM ONE
Get ready to karaoke to 100s of House Party Classics & Underground Anthems, enjoy free giveaways + swaggy items, enjoy DJ sets by TREW and E. Brown. Sign up begins at 9pm (arrive early to secure your song).
Date: Thursday, June 20th
Time: 9pm
Place: Beauty Bar- 1444 W. Chicago, Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: 21+
Downtown Sound
Grab a blanket, food, and friends for Chicago’s Downtown Sound. Enjoy music by talented musicians from all genres. Names include: Glen Hansard, The Frames, Daniel Lanois + Brokerback, Carolina Chocolate Drops + Angela James, Les Fields & the Expressions, Dessa + Psalm One, and more.
Dates: Mondays, June 10th – July 29th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavillion- 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL.
The Hoyle Brothers
Date: Friday, June 14th
Time: 5:30pm
Place: The Empty Bottle- 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
Acoustic Brunch with…Chris Walz
Date: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 12pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: ALL ages
Acoustic Brunch with…The Greenleaf Band
Date: Sunday, June 23rd
Time: 12pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: ALL ages
Acoustic Brunch with…Pickin’ Bubs
Date: Sunday, June 30th
Time: 12pm
Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.
Age: ALL ages 
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES 
Chicago Critical Mass Bike Rides
Taking place every last Friday of the month, bike riders gather at Daley Plaza (Dearborn & Washington) at 5:30pm and ride through the streets of Chicago as one. Critical Mass is completely free, just bring your bike and you are set! 
Date: Every last Friday of the month 
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Meet at Daley Plaza (Dearborn & Washington)
Millennium Park Workouts
From Tai Chi and Pilates to Zumba and Yoga, take on a new workout as you take in the magnificent view. Click HERE for the complete schedule. 
Date: Saturdays; June 8th – September 7th, 2013 
Time: 7am-11am 
Place: Millennium Park, Great Lawn- 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL. 
Run lululemon Chicago
Have fun and achieve your running goals with lululemon’s free Chicago running group. See schedule for locations. Email gdicello@lululemon.com for questions. 
Date: Now until Sunday, October 13th
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Locations vary. Click here to view. 
 
TOURS
Second Saturdays Garden Tours at Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo’s Horticulture Department takes you on a tour of the zoo’s garden highlighting new plants and areas each month. 
Date: Saturdays, July 13th, August 10th, and September 14th
Time: 10am. 
Place: Meet at the information kiosk at the Patio at Cafe Brauer 
* Free, although reservations preferred. RSVP for a tour HERE. 
 

ADDICTED Chicago’s FREE THRILLS

One of the things I love most about Chicago during the warmer months is the variety of free events offered. From fairs and festivals to movies and concerts, there is always something fun to do. So take in the views, smells, and sounds and enjoy ADDICTED Chicago’s favorite FREE THRILLS.

Be sure to stay on the lookout for more FREE events! I will be updating new ones for you all summer long xoxo AC.

 

ART

What Do You Really Want

Check out Don’t Fret’s new solo exhibition opening Friday. What Do You Really Want takes inspiration from Don’t Fret’s childhood memories of Wicker Park and compares them to Wicker Park today.  

Date: Friday, June 14th 

Time: 6pm-10pm

Place: Lacuna Artist Loft Studios- 2150 South Canalport, Chicago, IL. 

Version 13: The Urban Operating System

Date: Friday, June 14th

Time: 6pm-11pm

Place: Co-Prosperity Sphere- 3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL.

18 X 24: Chicago

Check out 18 X 24, a gig poster pop-up shop that features some of the top poster artists in the country. Get your hands on art prints, apparel, gig posters, and more.

Artists include: Adam Hanson, Baker Prints, Bureau of Print Research & Design, Dead Meat Design, Delicious Design League, Fug Screens, Justin Santora, Nerl Says Design, Scott Williams Design, and Shawn K. Knight.

Date: Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th 

Time: 11am-6pm

Place: Galerie F- 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.

Opening Reception // Hense: New Paintings

Internationally known muralist Alex HENSE Brewer comes to Maxwell Colette for a new exhibition featuring large-scale paintings on wood as well as smaller works on canvas.  

Date: Opening Reception Saturday, June 15th (on display from June 15th-July 20th) 

Time: 6pm-10pm

Place: Maxwell Colette Gallery- 908 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

COMEDY

The Shit Show

Join hosts Ever Mainard and Rasa Gierstikas each month at The Shambles for a free comedy show featuring a hilarious lineup of comics.

Date: The last Friday of every month 

Time: 8pm

Place: The Shambles- 2050 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL.

Age: 21+

Your Monday’s Best

Catch Schubas’ very own comedy open Mic with hosts Chris Condren, Tyson Karrasch, and Brian Sweeney.

Date:  Every Monday at 9pm

Time: Sign up at 9pm, show starts at 9:30pm

Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.

Age: 21+

Bare Knuckle Comedy

Bare Knuckle Comedy is an indy variety show that mixes stand up comedy, sketch comedy, and video presentations. 

Date: The Second Wednesday of every month 

Time: Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm

Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

FAIRS

Above The Pavement: A City Fair

Don’t miss Version’s first mini outdoor/indoor festival! Find unique/local goods from members of The Small Manufacturing Alliance, enjoy food from local chefs at Pleasant House and Maria’s, enjoy live music, and much more. 

Date: Saturday, June 15th

Time:  1pm-7pm

Place: Maria’s and Pleasant House Bakery- 960 W. 31st Street, Chicago, IL.

 

FASHION

Edith Hart Beach Party!!!

Edith Hart partners up with swim suit line, Basta Surf to bring you an exclusive trunk show. Enjoy margaritas and Big Star Tacos.

Date: Thursday, June 13th

Time: 5pm-7pm

Place: Edith Hart- 1917 N. Damen, Chicago, IL.

Second Friday Featuring Anastasia Chatska and Anais Machin

Shop Chicago fashion designer Anastasia Chatska’s fun and bold prints along with tons of vintage merchandise. View artwork by street artist Anais Machin and enjoy special sales ranging from 10-50% off. Revolution Brewing will be providing refreshments.

Date: Friday, June 14th

Time: 6pm-12am

Place: Comet Vintage- 1320 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL.

 

FILM

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Chicago offers a new film series located in Millennium Park that’s completely free. The series officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 18th with a tribute to Roger Ebert and a screening of the musical “Chicago.”

Dates:

The Triplets of Belleville- Tuesday, June 11th

Chicago-Tuesday, June 18th

Funny Face- Tuesday, June 25th

Yankee Doodle Dandy- Tuesday, July 2nd

Amadeus-Tuesday, July 9th

Moulin Rouge- Tuesday, July 16th

The Jungle Book- Tuesday, July 23rd

Buena Vista Social Club- Tuesday, July 30th

Singin’ in the Rain- Tuesday, August 6th

Cabaret- Tuesday, August 13th

DreamGirls- Tuesday, August 20th

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Millennium Park- 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL.

The 13th Annual Movies in the Parks

With over 195 movie screenings to choose from, The 13thAnnual Movies in the Parks Chicago series is sure to have a few of your favorites. Click here for the complete list of films and locations located throughout 150 of Chicago’s citywide parks.

Date: The series kicks off Thursday, June 13th!

Time: Movies begin at dusk

Place: Locations vary

Zoovies In The Park

Lincoln Park Zoo hosts three fun FREE movie screenings!!

Dates:

Clueless- Tuesday, June 18th

Raiders of the Lost Ark- Tuesday, July 16th

Zoolander- Tuesday, August 13th

Time: Screening begins at dusk

Place: Lincoln Park Zoo- 2001 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL.

 

 

LITERATURE

Quimby’s Welcomes Michael DeForge, Lisa Hanawalt, & Patrick Kyle

Quimby’s hosts a Comic Art Battle led by Ezra Claytan Daniel (Upgrade Soul, The Changers).

Date: Friday, June 14th

Time: 9pm

Place: Quimby’s Bookstore- 1854 West North Ave., Chicago, IL.

Booze, Books & Brunch: An Empty Bottle Book Club featuring Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Date: Sunday, June 16th

Time: 1pm

Place: The Empty Bottle- 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

MARKETS

The Pilsen Flea

The Pilsen Flea offers the very best of vintage goods, artwork, screen prints, food, and more. Participating businesses include: Big Fun Vintage, Comet Vintage, Knee Deep Vintage, Pilsen Vintage and Thrift, Modern Cooperative, Revivala-Go-Go, and many more. 

Date: The Third Sunday of Every Month from June to September. Upcoming Market: Sunday, June 16th 

Time: 9am-3pm

Place: Peoria Street (between 16th and 18th Pilsen)

Daley Plaza

Date: Every Thursday NOW until - October 31st 2013

Time: 7am-3pm

Place: Washington & Dearborn

Federal Plaza

Date: Every Tuesday NOW until – October 31st 2013

Time: 7am-3pm

Place: Adams & Dearborn

Logan Square (Evening Market)

Date: June 26th -September 4th 2013 

Time: 5pm-9pm (weekly)

Place: Palmer Park (Kedzie and Palmer)

Willis Tower Plaza

Date: June 27th- October 31st 2013 

Time: 7am-3pm

Place: Wacker & Jackson (223 S. Wacker Dr.)

 

MUSEUMS

Adler Planetarium- FREE June 4-6th and June 10th–12th

Art Institute of Chicago- FREE to IL. residents every Thursday from 5-8pm

Museum of Science and Industry- FREE to IL. residents June 3rd- 7th and June 10th

Shedd Aquarium- FREE to IL. residents June 10th-11th , June 17th-18th, and June 24th-25th

Museum of Contemporary Art- FREE to IL. residents every Tuesday

 

MUSIC

Live Irish Music at The Galway Arms

Every Sunday night The Galway Arms has Irish singer Paddy Homan and friends perform lrish songs. It’s a great time to have a beer and take in some great music with friends.

Date: Every Sunday night

Time: 8pm

Place: The Galway Arms-2442 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL.

50 Cent Beers + Free Pizza at Nickel & Dimed

Every Sunday Beauty Bar presents some of Chicago’s best Djs along with FREE pizza and 50 cent beers. See their website for the list of DJs playing.

Summer Sessions Fundraiser W/Health & Beauty + Whistler DJs

Head to the The Whistler Sunday, June 9th for a great cause. The Whistler donates a portion of their bar sales to Summer Sessions, a free, family friendly concert series and BYOPicnic held in the Logan Square Circle. The Whistler will also be giving away a couple pairs of 3 day passes to the Pitchfork Music Festival. Enjoy some great music for NO COVER.

Date: Sunday, June 9th

Time: 9pm

Place: The Whistler- 2421 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.

Maximum Pelt Showcase, House Sounds (record release), Vamos, Massive Ego, and Lord Viper

Date: Monday, June 10th

Time: 9pm

Place: The Empty Bottle- 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.

Chicago's Original” Rap Karaoke #6 Hosted by PSALM ONE

Get ready to karaoke to 100s of House Party Classics & Underground Anthems, enjoy free giveaways + swaggy items, enjoy DJ sets by TREW and E. Brown. Sign up begins at 9pm (arrive early to secure your song).

Date: Thursday, June 20th

Time: 9pm

Place: Beauty Bar- 1444 W. Chicago, Ave., Chicago, IL.

Age: 21+

Downtown Sound

Grab a blanket, food, and friends for Chicago’s Downtown Sound. Enjoy music by talented musicians from all genres. Names include: Glen Hansard, The Frames, Daniel Lanois + Brokerback, Carolina Chocolate Drops + Angela James, Les Fields & the Expressions, Dessa + Psalm One, and more.

Dates: Mondays, June 10th – July 29th

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavillion- 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL.

The Hoyle Brothers

Date: Friday, June 14th

Time: 5:30pm

Place: The Empty Bottle- 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.

Acoustic Brunch with…Chris Walz

Date: Sunday, June 16th

Time: 12pm

Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.

Age: ALL ages

Acoustic Brunch with…The Greenleaf Band

Date: Sunday, June 23rd

Time: 12pm

Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.

Age: ALL ages

Acoustic Brunch with…Pickin’ Bubs

Date: Sunday, June 30th

Time: 12pm

Place: Schubas- 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL.

Age: ALL ages

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Chicago Critical Mass Bike Rides

Taking place every last Friday of the month, bike riders gather at Daley Plaza (Dearborn & Washington) at 5:30pm and ride through the streets of Chicago as one. Critical Mass is completely free, just bring your bike and you are set!

Date: Every last Friday of the month

Time: 5:30pm

Place: Meet at Daley Plaza (Dearborn & Washington)

Millennium Park Workouts

From Tai Chi and Pilates to Zumba and Yoga, take on a new workout as you take in the magnificent view. Click HERE for the complete schedule.

Date: Saturdays; June 8th – September 7th, 2013 

Time: 7am-11am

Place: Millennium Park, Great Lawn- 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL.

Run lululemon Chicago

Have fun and achieve your running goals with lululemon’s free Chicago running group. See schedule for locations. Email gdicello@lululemon.com for questions.

Date: Now until Sunday, October 13th

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Locations vary. Click here to view.

 

TOURS

Second Saturdays Garden Tours at Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo’s Horticulture Department takes you on a tour of the zoo’s garden highlighting new plants and areas each month.

Date: Saturdays, July 13th, August 10th, and September 14th

Time: 10am.

Place: Meet at the information kiosk at the Patio at Cafe Brauer

* Free, although reservations preferred. RSVP for a tour HERE.

 

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