CHICAGO EVENTS: May 21 to May 23. Something for everyone from Mayfest to the Country Throwdown in the Weekend Wrap.




Sign-up for a FREE screening of A Few Good Men followed by a panel discussion at the Music Box Theater. noon RSVP,  Can't make the noon show, go for the Midnight Movie. Tonight's shows: Human Centipede and The Lost Boys.  3733 N. Southport Ave.,773 871 6604.


BALLET CHICAGO presents "Classical Twist." 2936 N. Southport.  7:30p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sunday 2p.m. Tickets, $20 to $30, special rates children and seniors. Tickets available at the theater box office or call 800 982 2787.


Summer has arrived with the first of the big neighborhood fests kicking off today in Lakeview. This 17th annual party features all the usual suspects including food, beer, craft vendors and great music.  Headlining tonight's lone-up is SIXTEEN CANDLES at 7p.m. $10 donation, Ashland and Barry Aves. 3100 N. Ashland, 773 665 4682.

CircEsteem at Diane & David B. Heller Auditorium.

CircEsteem presents the 9th Annual Spring Circus  bringing together over 85 youth performers


from all over Chicago and as far away as Egypt, Sudan, Germany, Argentina and Mexico.  The show features elaborate juggling, clowning, daring aerial acts, stilt walking dragons and more.  Benefit performance tonight 6:30p.m. $50 (Benefits Francis W. Parker School).  Regular performances tonight, 7:30p.m. and tomorrow at 4p.m. are $11-$18.  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 312 731 HAHA. 330 W. Webster Ave.



Over 350 diverse local and national green business will be on-hand to show visitors how become greener. Check out the how-to workshops, the Fair Trade pavilion, the Green Home pavilion, an Organic Food and Gardening pavilion, the Green Careers pavilion, the Sweet Spot Cafe and Green Kid's activities. Enjoy a taste of organic beer, wine and food.  10a.m to 7p.m. (tomorrow 11a.m. to 6p.m.). 600 E. Grand Ave.


Country fans can fatten-up on nine solid hours of live music from some of the top names in country at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.  Headliners include Eddie Montgomery, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town and Jack Ingram.  1p.m., 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, Tickets, $21-$41, 800 745 3000 or


The party continues with food, beer, craft vendors and more great music.  Headliners today include: 2p.m. Final Say; 5p.m., Too White Crew and 8p.m., Hairbangers Ball.  noon to 10p.m., $10 donation, Ashland and Barry Aves. 3100 N. Ashland, 773 665 4682.

                                                                                       SUNDAY, MAY 22.

It looks like another great day for Mayfest.  Highlights for today include a pet parade and expo at noon (bring Rover at 11a.m. to register); 2p.m. The Hat Guys; 4p.m. Maggie Speaks; and 7p.m. Mike & Joe. $10 donation, Ashland and Barry Aves. 3100 N. Ashland, 773 665 4682.


Even adults will enjoy this production of the classic Grimm's fairytale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Chicago Cultural Center. This rare children's operetta, written in 188 by former Chicago composer George F. Root, features some of Chicago's finest opera singers.  1p.m., Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington.

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