Chicago’s farrago will be distinguished in grand character during a annual Chicago Pride Fest using Jun 16-17, (centered during Halsted and Waveland). Three stages of live music, a pet march (Sunday during noon), drag shows, DJs, dancing and humanities and crafts are featured. (Mark your calendars for Jun 25, a date of a annual Pride Parade.) For some-more information, revisit chicagoevents.com
WEST LOOP EXTRAVAGANZA
Head to Randolph and Peoria Jun 15-17 for a 22nd annual Taste of Randolph Street celebration. Sixteen internal restaurants will be featured, as good as dual stages of live song and one DJ stage. Festival entrance: $10 donation. Among a song lineup are Dawes, Chicano Batman, Lucas Nelson a Promise of a Real, Allen Stone, Trevor Hall, and The Devil Makes Three. Visit starevents.com
FUN FOR ALL AGES
Millennium Park (Michigan during Randolph) is a site for a Family Fun Festival, using Jun 19-20 underneath a tent during a Chase Promenade North. Hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Music, humanities and crafts, Wiggleworms and reading circles with Lookingglass Theater and Barrel of Monkeys are on tap. Visit cityofchicago.org.
Music Box wound up
For a second year, a Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, is being devoured by horror, sci-fi and other genre cinema during a eight-day Cinepocalypse Festival. The fun starts Jun 21 with a universe premiere of “The Domestics,” an movement film starring Tyler Hoechlin and Kate Bosworth as a integrate creation their approach by a post-apocalyptic solitude filthy with sadistic gangs. For tickets and some-more titles, go to www.cinepocalypsegenrefest.com.
Canadian indie rockers The New Pornographers, with Brett Newski, title Thalia Hall,1807 S. Allport on Jun 21. Show time is 7 p.m. For tickets, $36 – $60, revisit thaliahall.com
JOST FOR LAUGHS
“Saturday Night Live” viewers occasionally see Colin Jost some-more than a few feet from Michael Che, his longtime co-anchor on a Weekend Update segment. But a comedian (also an “SNL” conduct writer) has a abounding stand-up career on his own, and he appears Jun 21 during a sold-out Vic Theatre uncover (3145 N. Sheffield). Visit victheatre.com
A good approach to applaud Father’s Day competence good embody a revisit to a Evanston Art Fair, aka Custer Fair, using Jun 16-17 in a Northern suburb. Admission is giveaway to a fest, that boasts hundreds of arts/crafts vendors, food from 30 internal restaurants, 3 song stages filled with a sounds of Chicago jazz, a kid’s area, Arena Stage for museum opening andmore. Everything from pottery and paintings to wearable art and antiques are accessible for purchase. For finish information, revisit custerfair.com
Also this weekend, check out a 60th annual Gold Coast Art Fair, Jun 17-18, during Grant Park’s Butler Field (between Monroe and Jackson). More than 300 artists from opposite a creation will be participating in one of a largest art festivals in a world. A food/music oasis and Spin Art appurtenance are partial of a fun. Visit starevents.com
HAVE A FLING!
The annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games take place Jun 16-17, Hamilton Lakes, 1 Pierce Place, Itasca. The fun includes a Caber Toss, Highland Dancing, Scottish and American food, live music, a Haggis eating contest, Haggis hurling competition (tossing 1-pound solidified bags of a singular delicacy), a Men in Kilts competition and more. All deduction advantage a St. Andrew Society, a oldest not-for-profit in Illinois. Visit scottishfestivalchicago.org