The best things to do in Chicago for Jul 2017

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  • LAYLA NIELSEN

Chosen Few Picnic The annual two-day house-music celebration earnings for a 27th year with performances from Steve “Silk” Hurley, Craig Loftus, and more, with sets by a Chosen Few DJs all weekend long, of course. 7/1-7/2, Jackson Park, 6300 S. Lake Shore, chosenfewdjs.com, $25-$135, $50-$160 for two-day pass.

Chicago Margarita Festival This year’s two-day margarita festival facilities hulk Jenga, beach volleyabll, live music, food trucks for sustenance, and copiousness of margaritas accessible for tasting. Sat 7/8-Sun 7/9, noon-10 PM, Navy Pier, 600 W. Grand, chicagomargaritafestival.com, $20, $65 VIP, $6-$8 per splash ticket, $40 for five-margarita splash ticket.

Summer Dance-Offs This month as partial of a Chicago Park District’s SummerDance program, venues opposite a city—including Garfield Park (100 N. Central Park), Washington Park (5531 S. Russell), Hamilton Park Cultural Center (513 W. 72nd), and Austin Town Hall Park (5610 W. Lake)—host step and footwork competitions. Start practicing now. 7/8-7/29: Thu 2-5 PM, several locations, cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_summerdance.html, free.

New Dances Thodos Dance Company members John Cartwright, Abby Ellison, Alex Gordon, Hattie Haggard, Thomas Jacobson, Jessica Miller Tomlinson, Brennen Renteria, and Luis Vazquez benefaction new works as partial of a choreography incubation program’s final year. Sat 7/15, 7:30 PM and Sun 7/16, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, 773-935-6875, thodosdancechicago.org, $14-$40.

Firefly Ball Off a Street Club hosts this night of music, dancing, food, and drinks in a Art Institute’s Modern Wing to lift income so kids who live in aroused areas of Chicago can go to summer camp. Fri 7/21, 7-11 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, offthestreetclub.com/firefly-ball, cost TBD.

10 Year Anniversary Awesome Tour! It’s been a decade given Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! first aired, so Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are attack a highway to celebrate. The twin benefaction stand-up, sketches, video clips, and low-pitched numbers as partial of what is certain to be a weird live performance. Fri 7/21-Sat 7/22: 8 PM, a Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, jamusa.com/the-vic, $47.50.

Chicago Craft Beer Festival For a sixth year this festival offers some-more than 70 specialty beers from some-more than 3 dozen breweries, and live song and snacks. Tickets embody a ambience of 15 brews and a potion to take home. Sat 7/22-Sun 7/23: 11:30 AM-4 PM, Webster and Sheffield, chicagoevents.com/events/chicago-craft-beer-fest, $45, $40 in advance.

Roger Waters The Pink Floyd fable comes to Chicago on his solo Us + Them tour. You’re gonna wish we were here. Sat 7/22-Sun 7/23: United Center, 1901 W. Madison, 312-455-4500, unitedcenter.com, $55-$599.

Fiesta del Sol This Pilsen Neighbors Community Council fund-raiser is famous as a midwest’s largest Latino festival. The weekend in a object facilities live music, fair rides, educational booths (including a Civil Rights of Immigrants Booth), and food from internal eateries like El Nuevo Taconazo, Pancho’s, Sabor y Sazon, and Taqueria La Cuidad. 7/27-7/30: Thu 5-10 PM, Fri-Sat 11 AM-11 PM, Sun 11 AM-10 PM, 1400 W. Cermak, 312-666-2663, fiestadelsol.org, giveaway entry, $45 for an total float pass.

Tour de Fat Nothing goes together like bicycles and beer. At slightest that’s what New Belgium Brewing’s roving debate wants us to think. The fest facilities a costumed bike parade, a famous car-for-bike swap, playground performers, and song from a Roots, not to discuss tons and tons of beer. Proceeds advantage West Town Bikes. Sat 7/29, 4-9 PM, Hunington Bank Pavilion, 1300 S. Linn White, newbelgium.com/tour-de-fat, $25, free for kids 12 and under.

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