Chicago Events for June 17, 18, 19: Wrigleyville Block Party, Taste of Randolph, LEGOS, Just for Laughs and More.


Wrigleyville Block Party.
As if nothing ever happens in Wrigleyville, the Cubs are throwing a Wrigleyville Block Party outside Wrigley Field during this weekend’s Cubs vs. Yankees series. The party will feature live music on the Budweiser Music Stage from several of Chicago’s top
cover bands. Family-friendly activities will be available for kids including a sign-making and crafting station, a
basketball hoop, a Crosstown Cup Photo Booth and a Wii
Home Run Derby station plus the
Cubs Trolley will be on hand with eight flat-screen TVs, video game consoles
and more.  East side of Clark Street between Addison Street and Waveland Avenue. Admission: Free.  11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Just for Laughs.
The Just For Laughs Festival continues with an astonishing array of comedians, sketch shows, specialty acts and films at some of the city’s best venues. Performances will take place across 13 locations, including such high-profile Chicago venues as The Rosemont Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, Park West, The Vic Theatre and Lincoln Hall. Through June 19. 

Father’s Day Weekend at LEGOLAND.

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LEGOLAND┬« Discovery Center has put together a father’s day weekend of activities, prizes and building competitions. The indoor family entertainment center features over 2 million LEGO bricks and nine attractions
including: Model Builder Workshop; Jungle Expedition; Dragon Ride;
Technicycle; LEGO 4D Cinema; Build and Test; LEGO Factory Tour; and
MINILAND featuring iconic Chicago landmarks. 

Kids can compete to win LEGO prizes; there are also prizes for dad, including tickets to Arlington Park Race Track and a gift certificate to Melrose Park Indoor Grand Prix. The event takes place this weekend and next.  (June 10-12 & June 17-19). Located at the Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Rd. in Schaumburg, Adult Admission is $19. Child Admission is $15.

A Grilling Demonstration and Bloody Maria’s at Carnivale.
Carnivale is sponsoring an interactive grilling demonstration on their wood
burning grill with Executive Chef, David Dworshak.  The demo will feature Latin style dishes including Churrasco Beef Tenderloin and Wild Salmon.  Guests will also enjoy a complimentary Carnivale Bloody Maria before class.   Saturday, June 18; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, $25 per person. Reservations are required. 702 W Fulton St. 312 850 5005.

Taste of Randolph.


The West Loop festival offers great food and music.  Sample the cuisine of surrounding restaurants plus  live music and crafts. Performers include JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound, In Tall Buildings, Gold Motel and more. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Randolph St. between 900 and 1200.  12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Fiesta Puertorriquenas.
A celebration of Puerto Rican culture features live music and dancing to
salsa and merengue, plus food vendors, crafts, carnival rides and games. Humboldt Park – 1400 N. Sacramento Ave. – Humboldt Park, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Festa Pasta Vino.
Fill up on authentic cuisine and wine in Chicago’s ‘Little Tuscany’ at their 23rd annual block party celebrating Italian food and culture. 24th Street and Oakley Avenue – 2400 S. Oakley Ave. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 9p.m.

Six Corners BBQ Fest.
Are you ready for more BBQ?  Try this new fest in Portage Park that offers ‘que along with live music, food, beer and wine vendors, a marketplace and more. Milwaukee, Cicero and Irving Park Rd. Noon to 10p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Custer’s Last Stand.
This annual Evanston festival has been around since 1972.  60,000 visitors are expected to enjoy arts, crafts and antiques, 30 food vendors offering an international menu, live music on two stages, theater performances, kids’ entertainment and more. Chicago Ave. just south of Main St., Evanston.  Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mark Wexler Shares his musings on How To Live Forever.


Director Mark Wexler examine his place in our rapidly aging, longevity-obsessed culture. His globe-spanning investigation includes a Las Vegas convention for funeral directors, a Ms. Senior America beauty pageant, the late fitness guru Jack LaLanne, still-funny 90-year-old comedienne Phyllis Diller, and the late British rock singer Buster, who enjoyed “a fag and a pint” before running a marathon.

Wexler will be on-hand for audiences discussion following the screenings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Gene Siskel Film Center,164 N. State St. Tickets: $10/General Admission$7/Students$5/Members. 312-846-2600 (9 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday) 312-846-2800 (24-hour movie hotline).

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