13 Things to Do This Weekend in Chicago

The Chicago area is packed with summer festivals this weekend, from food and music to beer festivals.

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Taste of Randolph: Check out Restaurant Row without making a reservation at the annual Taste of Randolph. The food festival features offerings from a diverse range of restaurants as well as musical performances by artists such as Dinosaur Jr., The Dandy Warhols and Best Coast. The event runs from June 19 to 21.
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6 Corners BBQ Fest: Chow down on some barbecue in the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood at the fifth annual 6 Corners BBQ Fest. The festival runs June 19 to 21.
Gold Coast Art Fair: More than 300 artists from around the world will get together in Chicago to showcase their work at the Gold Coast Art Fair, where you can buy works of art for anywhere between $25 and $25,000. The fair runs on June 20 and 21.
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Chicago Pride Fest: Leading up to the annual Pride Parade next week, Northalsted will host the Chicago Pride Fest, featuring drag shows and other events all weekend. The festival runs June 20 and 21.
Green Music Fest: Celebrate the environment while listening to some live music at the annual Green Music Fest in Wicker Park. Vendors will sell environmentally safe products, and eco-conscious breweries will be on hand selling beer. The festival runs June 20 and 21.
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White Sox Game: Watch the White Sox take on the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m., Saturday at 1:10 p.m. and Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
Summer Movies in the Park
Movies in the Park: Take a picnic basket and a blanket to one of the city's parks that is showing a movie this weekend. The following movies are playing: "Into the Woods" at Dvorak Park on June 19, "The Boxtrolls" at Peterson Park on June 19, "Dolphin Tale 2" at Ridge Park on June 19, "Annie" (2014) at Bradley Park and in the Sunken Garden behind the DuSable Museum on June 20, "When the Game Stands Tall" at Horner Park on June 20 and "Edward Scissorhands" at Jonquil Playlot Park on June 21. All movies begin at dusk.
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Chicago Women's Funny Festival: Celebrate women comedians in Chicago at the fourth annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, featuring 500 performers. The festival takes place June 18 to 21.
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Fiestas Puertorriquenas: Head to Humboldt Park for the annual Puerto Rican Festival and Parade, featuring live music, entertainment, authentic Caribbean cuisine, arts and crafts and carnival rides. The festival is held from June 18 to 21.
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Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival: Marvel at the strength, flexibility and beauty of contemporary circus performers at the Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview. The festival runs from June 17 to 21.
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Chicago Ale Fest: Celebrate American craft beer by indulging at a festival dedicated to ale in Grant Park. More than 200 beers from more than 100 American breweries will be offered to festival-goers. The event runs June 19 and 20.
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Festa Pasta Vino: Head to the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, known for its Italian influence, and try some incredible wine and food from local restaurants. You can also shop for handcrafted goods and watch live entertainment. The festival runs from June 19 to 21.
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Windy City LakeShake: With a lineup that includes Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line, festival-goers can experience their share of great country music at Northerly Island. The festival runs from June 19 to 21.
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