Summer is in full swing and I hope you're having a great time! The fun of the Fourth is behind us but there's plenty to do this weekend. Festivals galore this weekend will keep you busy and remind you that we're halfway through summer. Get out there and have some fun, winter will be here before we know it!
THURSDAY, JULY 8
Final chance to catch a screening of Coco Before Chanel at the Gene Siskel Film Center at 6PM. If you're in the mood for movies you can also catch Reservoir Dogs at 8PM or stop by the Music Box Theater for original Sweedish version The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire.
Don't forget that tonight the Art Institute is open late and it's free admission after 5PM> Stop in and check out the new wing and all the new additions to the museum.
Chicago Elevated will give you a behind the scenes walking tour of Boystown and fill you in on all it's dirty secrets! For $20 you'll get a 90-minute walk through Boystown that includes a stop for a wine tasting at Kafka's. Meet at Roscoes and check the site for more details.
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FRIDAY, JULY 9
Venus Williams will be at the Borders on State street signing her latest book 'Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession' at 12:30 today. Get there early!
Chicago Film Makers features 'Seen and Heard: Music Video Showcase' in partnership with CIMMfest and The Film Culture tonight in Andersonville. Stop by at 8PM to hear, and see, som great new music from Chicago bands and Chicago labels, along with filmmakers who make inspired visual interpretations of their work. Tix are $8 at the door.
The Gay Liberation Network hosts a live call-in show on CAN-TV, cable channel 21 from 6:30-6:55PM this evening. Get informed with what's going on in our community by tuning in!
BONUS : The Flesh Hungry Dog show makes it's monthly appearance at Jackhammer tonight starting at 9PM. This month enjoy Suzy Brack & The New Jack Lords, Pieptone!, and Cat and Mouse Convention as well as Ms. Bea Haven of Girlie-Q and DJ Sky. Tix are $10 at the door, $8 online.
F/S/S Boulevard Bash
F/S - Worlds Largets Block Party at St Pats
S/S - St Andrews Greek Festival
S/S - Chicago Folk & Roots Festival
S/S - West Fest
S/S - Rock Around the Block
S/S - Roscoe Village Burger Fest
S/S - Southport Art Walk
SUN - Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven