CHICAGO MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS: FIREWORKS, PARADE, FESTIVALS, 50 CENT, BIKE THE DRIVE AND MORE.

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THE WEEKEND WRAP.

FRIDAY, MAY 28.

GO CUBS.

Cubs versus the St. Louis Cardinals.  1:20p.m., Wrigley Field. Cubs.com or the Wrigley Field box office.  Corner of Clark and Addison.   

IN TOWN.

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Argyle St.

Vince Vaughn. Vaughn is in town filming Ron Howard's new feature film, "Your Cheating Heating Heart." You may catch a glimpse of him around Chicago's "Little Chinatown" on West Argyle St. in the Uptown area. 1124 W. Argyle St.  Through tomorrow.

Barack Obama.  Be on the lookout for the Obama family in town for the Memorial Day Weekend.  Check out, yesterday's "Obama Watch" post on Show Me Chicago for possible spots he may visit. Through Monday.

CIRQUE SHANGHAI KICKS OFF THE SUMMER SEASON AT NAVY PIER.

Cirque Shanghai, a theatrical experience for audiences of all ages, debuts this weekend at Navy Pier.  The show features acrobats careening from sway poles, a unicyclist riding atop a spinning umbrella, China's finest daredevil motorcycle troupe and more.  Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 75 minutes, no intermission.  2p.m. and 8p.m.  Tickets: $14.50 adults, $12.50 children ages 3 to 12. Gold Circle seating $29.50.  Navy Pier Box office or Ticketmaster 877 447 7849.

SATURDAY, MAY 29.

GET YOUR GREENS.

The Green City Market, at the south end of Lincoln Park, is open for business today from 7a.m. to 1p.m.  The market features locally farmed and organic meats, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, honey, baked goods, demonstrations, samples and more. Discounted 2-hour parking is available at the Chicago History Museum lot at LaSalle and Clark.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

The parade steps off a noon down State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren. This years' parade features area high school Marching Bands, Drum and Bugle Corps and many Veterans' groups.

BELMONT AND SHEFFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL.  

The 26th annual Belmont-Sheffield Music kicks off at noon today with some of the hottest national and local musical entertainment, arts, crafts and lots to eat.  $5 suggested donation, N. Sheffield between Belmont and School.  noon to 10p.m. today.  Sunday, noon to 9p.m. Take the Brown/red/purple lines to Belmont or the #77 Belmont bus.

RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL.

This European-style urban antique market kicks off the Randolph Street Market Festival today.  Over 200 antiques dealers will be showing their wares.  In addition,   the Indie Designer Market will showcase merchandisers, decorators, fashionistas and style setters from around the world.  New this year: "The Vinyl Swap Meet" featuring thousands of collectible records and "The Fancy Food Market" offering chocolates, cakes, breads, spices and more.   1350 block of W. Randolph St. and Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington. Tickets $12 at door, $9 online at www.randolphstreetmarker.com Today 10a.m. to 5p.m.. Sunday 10a.m. to 4p.m. Free and ample parking plus valet service or take the free shuttle from Water Tower Place.

CIRQUE SHANGHAI.

Cirque Shanghai, a theatrical experience for audiences of all ages, kicks off this weekend at Navy Pier.  The show features acrobats careening from sway poles, a unicyclist riding atop a spinning umbrella, China's finest daredevil motorcycle troupe and more.  Skyline Stage, 75 minutes, no intermission.  2p.m. 6p.m. and 8p.m.  Tickets: $14.50 adults, $12.50 children ages 3 to 12. Gold Circle seating $29.50.  Navy Pier Box office or Ticketmaster 877 447 7849.

LOVE THOSE CUBBIES.

Cubs versus the St. Louis Cardinals.  3:10p.m., Wrigley Field. Cubs.com or the Wrigley Field box office.  Corner of Clark and Addison.  

STANLEY CUP FINALS.

Unless you've been sleeping under a very large sound-proof log, you are aware that the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers is tonight.  United Center, 1901 W. Madison St.  Game:  7p.m.  For other venues to see the game check out Show Me Chicago's post, "Chicago Blackhawks: 10 Great Spots for Watching the Playoffs."

NAVY PIER FIREWORKS.

Navy Pier kicks off  its' annual summer fireworks season tonight at 10:15p.m.  Fireworks will continue most Wednesdays and Saturdays through Labor Day.

SUNDAY, MAY 30.

BIKE THE DRIVE.

Start the day early with a free event, the 9th annual Bike the Drive, bike outing down beautiful Lake Shore Drive.  The entire 15 miles length of the Drive is open to bikers and closed to cars from 5:30a.m. to 9:45a.m.  Bikers must enter the Drive before 9a.m.  In addition to the ride, there is a post ride festival at Grant Park's Butler Field with live entertainment, giveaways and $7 breakfast options from Goose Island Brew Pub.   

BELMONT-SHEFFIELD MUSIC FEST.

The 26th annual Belmont-Sheffield Music continues today with some of the hottest national and local musical entertainment, arts, crafts and lots to eat.  $5 suggested donation, N. Sheffield between Belmont and School.   Noon to 9p.m. Take the Brown/red/purple lines to Belmont or the #77 Belmont bus.

RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL.

Over 200 antiques dealers will be showing their wares at the Randolph Street Market Festival.   1350 block of W. Randolph St. and Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington. Tickets $12 at door, $9 online at www.randolphstreetmarker.com 10a.m. to 4p.m. Free and ample parking plus valet service or take the free shuttle from Water Tower Place.

GO CUBS.

Cubs versus the St. Louis Cardinals.  1:20p.m., Wrigley Field. Cubs.com or the Wrigley Field box office.  Corner of Clark and Addison.  

CIRQUE SHANGHAI.

Cirque Shanghai, a theatrical experience for audiences of all ages, kicks off this weekend at Navy Pier.  The show features acrobats careening from sway poles, a unicyclist riding atop a spinning umbrella, China's finest daredevil motorchcle troupe and more.  Skyline Stage, 75 minutes, no intermission.  2p.m. and 4p.m. Tickets: $14.50 adults, $12.50 children ages 3 to 12. Gold Circle seating $29.50, Navy Pier Box office or Ticketmaster 877 447 7849.

50 CENT.

Hard-core rapper, 50 Cent, is bringing his national "Invitation Tour" to the UIC Pavilion for one night only. 7p.m. 525 Sl Racine Ave. $35-107.50. 800 745 3000.the

MONDAY, MAY 31.

HUM.

The alternative rock group, Hum, kicks off Millennium Parks' Summer Monday Music Series, "Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays."  free event,  6:30p.m. Millennium Park, Pritzker  Pavilion, 210 E. Randolph Dr.

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