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Get Out of Town.
Go north to Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival, on 11 stages with over 800 bands. 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI. Through July 4, noon to midnight daily.

See Ernie Banks in the Gay Pride Parade.
Sunday’s 41st annual Gay Pride Parade will feature 250 registered entries.  This event just


keeps getting bigger and bigger.  This year, as part of the Rickett’s family’s good neighborhood crusade, the Cubs are sponsoring a float and guess who’ll be on-board–none other than Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks.  Noon, Sunday.  From Halsted and Belmont, north on Halsted to Boadway, then south on Broadway to Diversey, east on Diversey to Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park.

Big Red, 1959.

Take a Spin with Mobile Art.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is kicking off a new exhibition,
Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy on Saturday,
June 26.  The feel-good exhibit of nearly 60 mobiles and sculptures,
located both inside and outside the museum, will bring a smile to
visitor’s faces. (more about this next week). 220 E. Chicago Ave.

Put Your Money on Chicago.
It’s the Crosstown Classic, that means the Chicago White Sox are
playing the Chicago Cubs. A sure bet that a Chicago team will walk away
a winner. Cellular Field, Friday, 3:05p.m.; Saturday, 6:10p.m. and
Sunday, 1:05p.m.  NOTE TO CUBS FANS:   With the White Sox on an awesome
nine-game winning streak, you may want to stay on the North Side of
town for the 5th Annual Crosstown Classic Crawl stepping off at Casey
Moran’s and continuing at Cubby Bear, Sluggers, Red Ivy, Rebel Bar
& Grill, Merkle’s Bar and Grill and John Barleycorn Wrigleyville.
3p.m. to 10:30p.m.  Wristbands are available at participating bars for

Horror Around Excalibur.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Gone Too Soon” a Special Tribute
to Michael Jackson on the one-year anniversary of his death is a happening event tonight at Excalibur.  Friday
10:30p.m., tribute; midnight Rocky Mountain Horror Show. 632 N.
Dearborn. 312 266 1944, Tickets, $15,
available at the door.

Keep Your Cool Inside.
The Goodman Theatre kicks off their biennial Latino Theatre Festival
his weekend. On the hot list is Sunday night’s “The Sins of Sor Juana.”
170 N. Dearborn St. 312 443 3800. Through July 25.

Spend Time With Some Foxy Old Ladies…in the prime of their lives.
The National Cougar Convention is coming to the Embassy Suites Hotel O’Hare this Saturday.  The evening includes music and dance along with the crowning of Ms. National Cougar.  7p.m., Party $15, Rooms at a reduced rate of $99. 5500 N. River Rd., Rosemont, 847 678 4000.

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  • What about the Pride Fest and Parade in Lakeview; I found this cool website,, that provides all kinds of cool events and they are featuring the Pride Fest and Parade this weekend.

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