Nothing to do today, think again?

The weather may have been crap during the week, but what do we care what happens while we're at work - all we care about is the weekend. The weekend is filled with street festivals, a great bike ride and plays to help kick of Pride Month! Get out there and have some fun.

F/S/S - The Raven
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Looking for a new best friend? Head on over to Pets @ Paulina (just off the Paulina Brown Line stop) where several Chicago animal resuce groups will have adoptable pets availble for petting, playing and adopting. Come on, share your love.
The 180 mile, two-day Ride for AIDS steps off today in Evanston on it's journey to Elkhorn, Wisconsin where they will spend the night and make the return journey the following morning.  Riders have been training and fundraising for months, and if you haven't sponosored someone you can still head on over to the site and make a pledge.

RECESSION BUSTER Dykes Pedaling Bikes will take to the lakeshore bike path this morning at 9AM. Meet at the Totem Pole near Irving, head south to Buckingham Fountain and then back north where you can join the ladies for brunch at Tweet. Open to everyone, helmets are required.
Eva Wong will be leading a program on quigong 'a spiritual-discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously' at the Center on Halsted. Registration is required, entry is $200 for the weekend.
Who doesn't like to clown around? Well now's your chance to 'dress like a clown and roam around Wrigleyville like a rock star!' The first ever Clown for Chi-Town Pub Crawl will take over Wrigleyville. Check the site for full details. Come on, you know you've got the perfect outfit!
Amigas Latinas will hold their annual Gala 'Siempre Latina - An Evening of Elegance' at the Center on Halsted starting at 7:30. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online.
Those boys of the Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps (ROTC Chicago) will hold their 3rd Annual Armed & Fabulous fundraiser at Hydrate starting at 8PM. Tickets are $25 at the door and include an open bar until 9:30. Teri Yaki will host a fabulous show that starts at 8:30
Head on over to The Raven street festival and participate in the 2nd Annual Ravenswood Cornhole Tournament at 3PM, The Raven is one of Chicago's newest festivals and will surely be a hit.

The Anaphora Ensemble, a musical performance group dedicated to 'performing, developing and enhancing classical and contemporary music' will present their Contemporary Series Finale at The Green Mill Lounge - 4802 N Broadway - at 2PM, tickets are only $5 and you can head over to Crew after the concert.

FREE If you didn't head downtown yesterday, get down there today and make sure you don't miss the Chicago Tribunes Printer's Row Bookfair. Stock up on books, listen to poetry readings, take in some cooking demos and perhaps sample some wine.
Stop by the Chicago History Museum - North Ave & Clark St - at 1:30PM for a screening of a documentary film that follows Marc Jacobs and his team at the House of Louis Vuitton. Free with paid admission to museum.
You still have a chance to catch the Metronome Celebration at Milwaukee & Western/Armitage today from noon until 10PM.


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