Artropolis 2010 and More in the Weekend Wrap for April 30 through May 2.

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                                                                                                                FRIDAY, APRIL 30.
ARTROPOLIS 2010.

Enjoy three shows, Art Chicago, Next, and the Chicago Antique Show, for the price of one at Artropolis 2010, Chicago's celebration of Art, Antiques and Culture taking place today, tomorrow, Sunday and Monday at the Chicago Merchandise Mart.  Visitors can explore three floors of top-quality art and antiques from around the world.  Tickets for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are: Adults $20 daily, $25 multi-day pass; Seniors, Students or Groups $15 multi-day pass. Children 12 and under free.To purchase tickets visit: artchicago.com. 312 527 3701.  7th, 8th and 12th floors of Merchandise Mart.
Friday Lectures at Artropolis:
RSVP for lectures at merchandisemartantiques.com.
10:00a.m.  Lecture, American Modern, by Thomas O'Brien, acclaimed interior and home furnishings designer.
1:00p.m.   Lecture, "A Man's House is His Castle, by Louise Devenish.

4th FRIDAY BIKE RIDE.
Chicago Critical Mass bike rides start from Daley Plaza, Dearborn & Washington at 5:30 pm on the last Friday of each month, regardless of season or weather. They are free and fun. All you have to do is show up with your bike. http://chicagocriticalmass.org.

TICKETS FOR JACKIE MASON FANS.
Tickets go on sale today for Jackie Mason, in JACKIE MASON: NO HOLDS BARRED.  The one-man comedy tour de force will play for 3 performances only, June 18-20, 2010 at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St. Tickets can be purchased online at BroadwayInChicago.com.

                                                                                                         SATURDAY, MAY 1.

LET THE FESTIVAL SEASON BEGIN.

Mayor Daley's 12th Annual Kids and Kites Festival kicks off Chicago's Summer Festival season today at Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park.  Bring the kids and their kites or let the kids design and create their own kites at the fest.  Kite flying professionals will be on hand to demonstrate how to master the tricks of kite flying.  10a.m. to 4p.m. Montrose Dr. and the Lake Michigan.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING FESTIVALS.
May 8,9.                The 14th Annual Celtic Fest Chicago.
June 5,6.               The 26th Annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival.
June 11-13.          The 27th Annual Chicago Blues Festival.
June 18.                The Bike to Work Rally.
June 25-July 4.    The 30th Annual Taste of Chicago.
June 27.                The 18th Annual Race to Taste.  

A LIVE VIEWING PARTY.

Watch Mosley defend his welterweight title against Mayweather at a LIVE Viewing Party at the Lobby Lounge at ShowPlace Icon Theatre.  This 21 and up viewing party will include a bar located inside the theatre where guests can indulge in wine or beer. $30. 8p.m. 150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

                                                                                                                 SUNDAY, MAY 2.

FREE LIVE PERFORMANCE.

Sculptor Christine Tarkowski and musician Jon Langford present a rare free live performance of their recent 45 rpm collaboration, Thirsty Woman if you Drink this Water You'll Never be Thirsty Again!  The concert will be held in the exhibition of Christine Tarkowski's sculptures and etchings Last Things Will Be First and First Things Will Be Last. 2p.m., Chicago Rooms. Chicago Cultural Center. 78 E. Washington.

SUNDAY SALON SERIES.

Today's Sunday Salon Series at the Chicago Cultural Center explores the rich landscape of classical music, from familiar Western orchestral compositions to contemporary improvisational forms and international classical traditions,   Today's program features "Mozart in May: Chicago Chamber Orchestra.  3p.m. Preston Bradley Hall,  78 E. Washington. 312 744 6630.

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