Word on the Street: Oct. 5 – 12

What's On Tap in Chicagoland This Week?

For this week's Word On the Street segment on 24/7 Chicago, we headed to Lumen nightclub in the West Loop. If you haven't been to Lumen yet, it's definitely worth a look. The contemporary spot employs clean designs, and is known for it's state-of-the-art lighting system. The organizers for Fashion Focus Chicago held a kickoff party there last week. Fashion Focus continues until Oct. 8, with several events still on tap. Log on to Chicagofashionresource.com for more information.

Who says festival season is over? This weekend, head over the the Chicago Country Music Festival, which will be held at Soldier Field Parkland Saturday and Sunday. Gretchen Wilson and Taylor Swift are the headliners. Expect three performance stages, a Kids' Corral tent and a dance tent. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

With one more month left until the election, more and more attention is being paid to the issues surrounding the campaign -- if it's even possible to give it more coverage than we've already seen. If your interest lies more toward the satiral side of things, check out "No Experience Necessary," a sketch comedy at the Greenhouse Theater. The theater troupe, MPAACT, is known for its cutting-edge material, and this latest effort is written by up-and-coming Chicago comedian and actor Kevin Douglas.

Next weekend, get ready for one of the most significant annual events in our fair city, the Chicago Marathon. It's truly an amazing event to witness live as thousands of runners take to the streets. Whether you're cheering on a particular runner or supporting the masses, there's plenty of locations around the city to do so. Click here for spectator information.

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