Chicago Events: August 27 through August 29, 2010

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North Avenue Beach.

Another Busy Summer Weekend.

Summer fun is still on the horizon but hurry, next weekend is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer in Chicago and the official closing of the beaches.  There are some beach related activites along with the manadory summer fests, art happenings, bike rides and more in Show Me Chicago's Weekend Wrap.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Critical Mass Bike Ride, 5:30p.m., Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn.  

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Jammin' at the Zoo, GUSTER at Lincoln Park Zoo, gates open 6p.m. 

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Excalibur, 632 N. Dearborn, $15, Doors, 9p.m. Show, 10:30p.m.

Summer Sounds at the Art Institute of Chicago features musician and filmmaker Cory McAbee, $10, $8 members, 9p.m. to 10:30p.m. 111 S. Michigan Ave.

25th American Craft Exposition, Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Dr., Evanston. 10a.m. to 8p.m. $15,  Through Sunday.

Saturday, August 28, 2010.

Bucktown Arts Fest celebrates its 25th festival of the arts. 2300 N. Oakley Ave. Free. 11a.m. to 7p.m. Through tomorrow.

Lake View Music Fest, features food, beer, arts and crafts and of course, music. $5-$7 donation. Sheffield between Addison and Waveland. Through Sunday.

Taste of Greece, a neighborhood festival in Greektown features Greek food, music and dancing.  100 S. Halsted, noon to 11p.m. Through tomorrow.


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Randolph Street Market features Antiques and more from over 200 vendors plus food and beer. Randolph St from Ada St. to Ogden Ave and inside Plumber's Hall (1340 W. Washington Blvd.).  10a.m. to 5p.m. Through tomorrow.

Yanga Fest is the DuSable Museum's celebration of art, music, words and dance.  The festival features performances with Dance Africa Chicago and the Mexican Dance Ensemble, a vendor marketplace, food, family activities and more. 740 E. 56th Place. Noon to 9p.m.

25th American Craft Exposition, Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Dr., Evanston. 10a.m. to 8p.m. $15, Through Sunday.

End of Summer Bash at Castaways on North Avenue Beach, 1603 N. Lake Shore Drive, 7:30p.m. $25. 773 281 1200.

Sunday, August 29, 2010.

Dog Day on the Green, a free event for you and your dog at Montrose Harbor.  9a.m. to 4p.m. 

Boulevard Lakefront Tour offers bide rides of varying distances. 7a.m. 

Bucktown Arts Fest celebrates its 25th festival of the arts. 2300 N. Oakley Ave. Free. 11a.m. to 7p.m. Through today.

Lake View Music Fest, features food, beer, arts and crafts and of course, music. $5-$7 donation. Sheffield between Addison and Waveland. Through today.

Taste of Greece, a neighborhood festival in Greektown features Greek food, music and dancing.  100 S. Halsted, noon to 11p.m.  Through today.

Randolph Street Market features antiques and more from over 200 vendors plus food and beer. Randolph St from Ada St. to Ogden Ave and inside Plumber's Hall (1340 W. Washington Blvd.).  10a.m. to 4p.m.  Through today.

Yanga Fest is the DuSable Museum's celebration of art, music, words and dance.  The festival features performances with Dance Africa Chicago and the Mexican Dance Ensemble, a vendor marketplace, food, family activities and more.  740 E. 56th Pl.  noon to 9p.m. Through today.

The 25th American Craft Exposition, Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Dr., Evanston. 10a.m. to 8p.m. $15, americancraftexpo.org.  Through today.

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