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This Week’s Upcoming Events!

by Kurt Clements

Here is This Week’s Upcoming Events!  If you have anything you would like us to promote, please email me at least 1 week in advance at [email protected]!

Farmer’s Markets

Complete List Of City Of Chicago Farmer’s Markets – Check link for days, times, and details.

Yelp List of Suburban Farmer’s Markets– Enter your location and check Yelp link for days, times, and details.

Friday August 30th

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers – First Pitch 1:20pm.  The promotion is Cubs Three Quarter Length Sleeve T-Shirt.

North Coast Music Festival – From Friday August 30th – Saturday August 31st – Buy your tickets today and secure your entry into North Coast Music Festival! This festival is all ages.

41st Annual Chicago Jazz Festival – From Friday August 30th – Sunday September 1st – The Chicago Jazz Festival showcases the greatest jazz artists from Chicago and around the world across the city during new, extended festival dates. The Chicago Jazz Festival is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

The Great American Lobster Fest – From Friday August 30th – Sunday September 1st –  The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest’s largest Lobster and Seafood Festival. We’re returning to Chicago’s legendary Navy Pier on Labor Day Weekend to celebrate Summer’s Last Hurrah! Enjoy live lobster flown in fresh from the cold waters of the East Coast courtesy of our official seafood provider, Lobster Gram, live music performances, family-friendly games and activities, unique arts/craft shopping, land food options, and cold beverages.

2019 Naperville Jaycees Last Fling – From August 30th – Monday September 2nd – General Admission Tickets afford access into ALL areas of the Last Fling including: Rotary Hill Mainstage General Admission, Block Party Stage Area and Family Fun Land during normal business hours and until capacity numbers are reached.  Tickets are required for these areas for all attendees aged 13 and older; those aged 12 and under are granted FREE entry with paid adult.  Entry into Carnival remains FREE to all patrons regardless of age.

30th Annual African Festival of the Arts – From Friday August 30th – Monday September 2nd – Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.

Taste of Polonia Festival – From Friday August 30th – Monday September 2nd – This annual Labor Day weekend taste fest in Chicago offers non-stop LIVE MUSIC, food, and fun for four days.  It’s a must-do family event with enough scheduling to keep both little kids & adults happy.

Saturday August 31st

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers – First Pitch 1:20pm.

Alley Art Festival – From 12:00pm – 5:00pm – Alley Art Festival is a local, grassroots outdoors art festival at Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora on the last Saturday of August. It’s a day of fun, music, and art – with 70+ local artists selling their art and handmade goods!

Tone Deaf Records Grand Opening – Opens at 12:00pm.  We have updates on the Grand Opening Party which is happening on Aug 31st. We have solidified the live band line-up which will feature the one and only John Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers), wonderful local psych/folk guitarist Jessica Risker, and the great honky-tonk rock of The Siderunners (ex The Tossers). On top of the wonderful music we will have a number of DJ’s including The Dirty Hunch, DJ John Benetti and many more. There will be contests, bags, beer and much more. Bands will be playing between 2-6 but we will be partying all day and evening.

Sunday September 1st

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers – First Pitch is 1:20pm.  The promotion is Cubs lunch bag.

On The Wall Festival 2019 – From 12:00pm – 7:00pm – The annual On the Wall Festival is an all-ages, free event featuring live art, breakdance, DJ sets, and food trucks! This family friendly event celebrates the elements of hip hop in a lively, festive atmosphere. Special occasions for this edition include the addition of a car show and the celebration of organizing crew Them Bad Apples 30th anniversary.

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Labor Day Monday September 2nd

Chicago Cubs vs Seattle Mariners – First Pitch 1:20pm.

Tuesday September 3rd

Chicago Cubs vs Seattle Mariners – First Pitch 7:05pm.

The Office Trivia Night — Starts at 7:00pm – Every Tuesday evening at 7 PM is Trivia Night at O’Malley’s Pub & Eatery. We are the best spot in Aurora for weekly trivia fun. Grab a partner or two and get into the competition every week, and join us the 1st Tuesday of every month for a special themed night such as The Office or Disney Trivia Night! Everyone is welcome and it is free to play!

Wednesday September 4th

Chicago Field Museum – Opens at 9:00am – Join us for Free Admission Days at the Field. From August 14 to November 13, 2019, every Wednesday is a Free Admission Day. Basic admission is free for Illinois residents with proof of residency. Discounted passes are available in person and cannot be purchased online in advance.

Thursday September 5th

Paranormal Cirque – From September 5th – September 15th – Under this Clown Castle, the black and red big top tent, Acrobats of the Air, Illusionists, freaks, mysterious creatures and all the elements that make one think of a “normal” Circus but that of normal has very little!  A new show with breathtaking implications always poised between fun and the most uninhibited fear that will transport you to a dark world inhabited by creatures with incredible circus art abilities.  A crazy yet fun fusion between Circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream … and when we had nightmares and fantasies.  Scare, encompass, amuse and surprise are the ingredients for a mixture of emotions impossible to forget.  This is truly a Paranormal experience like no other.