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Chicago Japan Film Collective Film Festival @ Their Website’s Streaming Platform

Chicago Japan Film Collective Film Festival @ Logan Theatre (2646 N Milwaukee Ave), Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N State St), & Their Website’s streaming platform, the comfiest movie watching spot in your home, various times WHAT: The opportunity to discover some of the best contemporary Japanese indie cinema SO WHAT: The Chicago Japanese Film Collective festival is back and this time with a mixed in-person and virtual fest! The festival has a strong focus on narrative, documentary, and animated work created by women, the LGBTQ community, and minority filmmakers. Through these films, they hope to connect Japanese and American cultures…

$10 – $25
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Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival @ Sheffield from Belmont to Roscoe St.

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival 3200 N. Sheffield Avenue, CHICAGO

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival @ Sheffield from Belmont to Roscoe St., 3200 N. Sheffield Avenue, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm, all ages WHAT: The annual Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival! SO WHAT: Spend your weekend at the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival and catch some fun local tribute bands on the main stage (near Roscoe), great eats, a few drinks (beer and wine) and pick up some cool items from some incredible artisans. There will also be an eclectic “community” entertainment stage (near Belmont) featuring with fun neighborhood music acts, DJs, and other performers. Check out the lineups at their event page! NOW WHAT:…

FREE
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Festival Mole de Mayo 2022 @ Pilsen on 18th Street Between Ashland & Blue Island

Festival Mole de Mayo 2022 18th Street Between Ashland & Blue Island, Chicago

Festival Mole de Mayo 2022 @ Pilsen on 18th Street Between Ashland & Blue Island, Friday & Saturday Noon – 10:00pm, Sunday Noon – 9:00pm, All Ages WHAT: Mole, a staple of Mexican dishes, is delicious. That alone should be enough to convince you to go. SO WHAT: Mole De Mayo is an excellent three-day event showcasing the wonderful dishmole and pitting local chefs and restaurants against one another to find out whose version of the Mexican staple is best. Two awards will be up for grabs: Mole de Mayo’s Best Mole Award & People’s Choice Award. There will also…

$5 – $10
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Sueños: El Festival Latino @ Grant Park

Grant Park 337 E Randolph St, Chicago

Sueños: El Festival Latino @ Grant Park,337 E Randolph St, Noon - 10:00pm, 18+ WHAT: The brand new Latin Music festival Sueños ! SO WHAT: Sueños is the perfect festival for latin music fans!  This brand new 18+ fest will be taking over Grant park with over 15 talented Reggaeton & Latin artists for an unforgettable weekend. Dance your weekend away with the likes of J Balvin, Ozuna, El Alfa, Wisin & Yandel and many more! NOW WHAT: General admission passes are $275, VIP are $600, and Platinum passes are $1500!

$275 – $1500
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Mayfestiversary 2022 @ Dovetail Brewery

Dovetail Brewery 1800 W Belle Plaine Ave, Chicago

Mayfestiversary 2022 @ Dovetail Brewery, 1800 W Belle Plaine Ave, Saturday Noon – 10:00pm, Sunday Noon – 9:00pm WHAT: Mayfestiversary returns! SO WHAT: Begyle Brewing and Dovetail Brewery are teaming up again for two days of amazing beer, live music, the finest food trucks this city has to offer! Check out the full lineup of music and food over at their event page. NOW WHAT: Entry is free! There is a suggested donation of $5 which goes to The Friendship Center and their mission of fostering hope and dignity through access to food, vital resources, and critical social services in…

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Makaya McCraven@ Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall 2424 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Makaya McCraven@ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave, 8:00pm, 18+ WHAT: Expanding you your mind with stellar soundscapes from Makaya McCraven SO WHAT: Makaya McCraven is an accomplished jazz composer, drummer, and beat scientist creating some the most interesting collections of music you'll hear today. Take his 2018 album Universal Beings, where McCraven worked in Chicago, London, New York and Los Angeles to record jam sessions with musicians from each locale. He then pieced together portions of each session to create a collection of brilliantly smooth and sometimes muted suites that erase any division between jazz and hip-hop. he's a…

$20 – $25
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Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier

Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

Summer Fireworks @ Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, 10:00pm - 10:10pm WHAT: Enjoy the spectacle of fireworks all summer long SO WHAT: Take a trip to Navy Pier and check out their dazzling display of fireworks!. Each show features dramatic and popular music soundtracks with some special occasion soundtracks sprinkled throughout the season. NOW WHAT: It's free!  Just make your way to Navy Pier, find a spot, and enjoy the show !

FREE