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    This weekend is packed with some of the summer's biggest festivals and other events around the Chicago area. 

    From June 12 to 14, there's something for every Chicagoan, from food and art festivals to movie-watching. 

    Below, check out a list of 11 events happening around town this weekend. 

    Blues Fest: Buddy Guy and Shemekia Copeland are among the headliners performing at the annual Chicago Blues Fest in Grant Park, one of the largest blues festivals in the world. Some of the performers are also expected to honor the late B.B. King during their shows. The festival runs June 12 to 14. 

    Ribfest Chicago: Now in its 17th year, Ribfest returns to the North Center neighborhood with a weekend full of barbecue and live music. The festival will also host "RibMania," the Midwest's only professional rib-eating contest. Ribfest Chicago runs June 12 to 14. 

    Midsommarfest: The annual street festival in Andersonville celebrates its 50th year this summer with food vendors, kids' entertainment and live music from local bands performing on several different stages. Midsommarfest runs June 12 to 14. 

    Chicago Bike Week: The annual week-long celebration of biking in Chicago kicks off June 12 with free bike valet at the Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park. The city of Chicago will host events throughout the week as well as encourage residents to bike to work that week. Chicago Bike Week runs June 12 to 19. 

    Chicago Cubs Game: The Cubs play the Cincinnati Reds Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Wrigley Field. It may be cool and wet, but Cubs fans are sure to turn up and cheer their team on. The games are scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Friday, 6:15 p.m. Saturday and 7:08 p.m. Sunday.

    Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final: The Hawks take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final Saturday. Watch the game at one of the hundreds of official Blackhawks bars in the city and suburbs and cheer Chicago's team on to victory. 

    Brew to Be Wild: Head to the Lincoln Park Zoo for a craft beer festival. Attendees can choose from more than 75 beers from local and regional breweries. If you haven't already bought a ticket, however, you may need to buy one secondhand as the festival is already sold out. Brew to Be Wild takes place June 13. 

    Old Town Art Fair: Celebrating its 66th year, the well-established Old Town Art Fair returns with works by 250 artists. This year's fair also includes a garden walk through more than 60 home urban gardens in the city. The Old Town Art Fair runs June 13 and 14. 

    Spring Awakening Festival: The annual electronic dance music festival takes place in Soldier Field this weekend with headliners Zedd, Hardwell, Tiesto, Eric Prydz, Diplo, Afrojack, Dada Life, Duke Dumont, Excision, Flosstradamus, Martin Garrix and Zeds Dead. Tickets are still available for $240 three-day passes. The music festival runs June 12 to 14. 

    Forest Park German Fest: Sample authentic German food and beer and listen to live music at the annual Forest Park German Fest. The event runs June 12 to 13.

    Movies in the Park: Summer in Chicago has officially begun with the start of "Movies in the Park." This weekend, grab a blanket and a picnic basket and head to Armour Square Park for "The Wizard of Oz," Independence Park for "Back to the Future II," Winnemac Park for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (2014), Bauler Playlot Park for "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and Oz Park for "The Sandlot 2." Movies begin at 8:30.  

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