Hey South Siders!  Here’s Your Weekly List Of Upcoming Events!

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by Kurt Clements

Hey South Siders!  Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events focused in the South Side, the Southwest Side, the Far Southwest Side, and the Far Southeast Side of Chicago. By the way, if you have any events you would like us to promote for you please email me at least 1 week in advance at [email protected]!

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Friday August 2nd

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers – First Pitch 1:20pm.  The Promotion is Cubs Pajama Pants.

Lollapalooza – From Thursday August 1st – Sunday August 4th.  It’s Lollapalooza Time!

Water Colors: Back on the Block – From 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  Pianist Greg Spero, a member of the dynamic new generation of musical transformers returns to Chicago with a project that fuses past traditions into the province of hip hop – pioneered by the groundbreaking masterpiece produced by Quincy Jones.

Movies in the Parks at Clark (Richard) – From 8:15pm – 10:15pm – CRAZY RICH ASIANS – PG13 – New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) travels with her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) to meet his family in Singapore and discovers that he is secretly the richest, most eligible bachelor in Singapore.

Saturday August 3rd

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers – First Pitch 1:20pm.  The Promotion is Cubs Topps Trading Card Pack.

Chicago Bears Family Fest – Starts at 4:30pm.  Join us for the 2019 Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest. Enjoy a team scrimmage, tons of fun activities for the whole family, fireworks and more. Festivities begin at 4:30 pm and tickets are just $10.

Brookfield Zoo Summer Night Concerts – Activities Start at 5:00pm.  House Party with DJ Joey Figueroa and Julian “Jumpin” Perez.

Black Harvest Film Festival – From Saturday August 3rd – Thursday August 29th.  From August 3 through 29, the Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes you to the 25th Anniversary Black Harvest Film Festival. Your support of films celebrating Black life, Black stories, and Black culture around the world has brought us to this milestone year!

EdgeFest – From Saturday August 3rd – Sunday August 4th.  Celebrate the businesses, artisans, musicians and restaurants of Edgewater during this summer block party — a fundraiser for the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce.

Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets – From Saturday August 3rd – Sunday August 4th.  Wine, spirits and food truck vendors will also be available if beer’s not your thing. Don’t call the babysitter just yet; this family friendly event also offers fun activities, games and trampolines for kids to participate in, while you enjoy the live music from rock bands like Earthmother (Aug. 3), bluegrass by the Wood Street Bloodhounds (Aug. 3) and blues by Dan Moulder and Friends (Aug. 4).

Soulful Chicago Book Fair – From 10:00am – 8:00pm.  Soulful Chicago Book Fairs HAVE to be the most exciting book fairs on the planet!  They are celebrations of literacy and literary arts found throughout the African Diaspora, that flourish in the city of Chicago.

Navy Pier Fireworks – Starts at 10:15pm.  Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks in Chicago, perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Our biweekly Aon Summer Fireworks shows occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Be sure to check the schedule for additional shows added throughout the year.

Movies in the Parks at Rowan – From 8:15pm – 9:59pm.  MONSTERS UNIVERSITY – G – A look at the relationship between Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University – when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.

Sunday August 4th

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers – First Pitch 1:20pm.  The Promotion is Clark Bobblehead.

The Big Deal at Maxwell Street Market – From 9:00am – 300pm.  The free festivities include the dedication of a mural created by students at Yollocalli Arts Reach, live art making with the National Museum of Mexican Art and live music performances along with 125 vendors specializing in handmade crafts, resale clothing, produce and more.

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Monday August 5th

Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletic’s – First Pitch 7:05pm.  The Promotion is Cubs Travel Neck Pillow.

Brookfield Zoo Kids Free Days – From Monday August 5th – Wednesday August 7th.  Those looking for one last adventure before the kids start the new school year can head to Brookfield Zoo and receive FREE admission for children ages 11 and under on August 5, 6, and 7. Admission for adults and parking fees still apply.

Movies in the Parks at Calumet – From 8:15pm – 9:47pm.  HAIRSPRAY – PG – A ‘pleasantly plump’ teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Tuesday August 6th

Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletic’s – First Pitch 7:05pm.  The Promotion is Cubs Expandable Tote Bag.

Movies in the Parks at Ward – From 8:15pm – 10:25pm.  GREEN BOOK – PG13 – An African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) goes on tour through the 1960s American South, with a working-class Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) as his driver.

Wednesday August 7th

Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletic’s – First Pitch 1:20pm.

Navy Pier Fireworks – Starts at 9:30pm.  Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks in Chicago, perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Our biweekly Aon Summer Fireworks shows occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Be sure to check the schedule for additional shows added throughout the year.

Movies in the Parks at Heritage Green – From 8:15pm – 9:51pm.  SMALLFOOT – PG – A Yeti (voiced by Channing Tatum) is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.

Thursday August 8th

Movies in the Parks at Burnside – From 8:15pm – 10:04pm.  A WRINKLE IN TIME – PG – After the mysterious disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling) send Meg, her brother and her friend to space in order to find him.

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Kurt has developed a unique system designed to turn renters into homeowners. Unlike most Realtors his initial focus is on the financial end of the transaction. This dynamic has allowed him to develop more buyers that were not previously in the market, which in turn leads to more listings being sold. While Kurt is constantly tweaking his programs to meet the needs of his clients, he is ever mindful that a home is not sold without a buyer. More times than not, a buyer that he turned into a homeowner.