Friday August 17 6:36 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Entertainment

CHICAGO RIVERWALK OFFERS DINING, ARTS, MUSIC AND MORE ALONG CITY’S MAGNIFICENT RIVER WATERFRONT

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The City of Chicago’s award-winning Chicago Riverwalk, a 1.25-mile promenade through the heart of downtown, has quickly become one of the city’s most popular destinations for art, music, dining and the enjoyment of natural habitats, beloved by Chicagoans and visitors alike. Replete with ample spaces for the appreciation of the city’s distinctive architecture, guests also encounter opportunities for boating, fishing, jogging and more as they traverse Chicago’s most beautiful waterway or bask in sunshine along the riverbank, savoring a tasty gelato or cool drink.

Pure Chicago: “Hidden” beaches of Rogers Park provide a natural oasis in Chicago all summer

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Hidden in plain sight on Chicago’s North Side, Rogers Park beaches stretch for nearly a mile alongside Loyola Park complete with walking trails, natural dunes, picnic grounds, a fishing pier and lighthouse. Located a half-mile walk from the Morse and Loyola Red Line stops, the relaxing beaches are near unique restaurants and pubs, independent shops, the vibrant Mile of Murals and the Glenwood Sunday Farmers Market.

Summer fun at Spring Mill Inn

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Nestled comfortably outside of the small town of Mitchell, IN sits a true Indiana Gem. Spring Mill State Park is not only home to the comfortable and cozy Spring Mill Inn but a whole plethora of things to do that make this park nearly impossible to conquer in a day!

Craig Ferguson, Second City, Purple Reign, Barbra & Frank and The Midtown Men coming to Aurora's Paramount Theatre in 2018-19

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Paramount Theatre announced five nationally acclaimed comedy and music artists who will bring star power, big laughs and beautiful music to downtown Aurora in 2018-19.

Latin America's Only Lippizan Herd ESCUELA CLÁSICA LIPIZZANA makes U.S. Performance Debut for TEMPEL LIPIZZANS’ 60th Anniversary

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The Tempel Lipizzans, the world’s largest privately-owned herd of Lipizzan horses, welcomes horses and riders from Chile-based Escuela Clásica Lipizzana, Latin America’s first and only Lipizzan herd, to participate in Tempel Lipizzans’ 60th anniversary celebration. Throughout the month of July 2018, the “Lipizzans of the Americas” will together present equestrian dressage performances as part of the Tempel Lipizzans regular summer performance season. Escuela Clásica Lipizzana will also appear with the Tempel Lipizzans at their 60th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Saturday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. Tempel Lipizzans perform at pastoral Tempel Farms, located just north of Chicago in Old Mill Creek, IL.

North Township Trustee, Frank J. Mrvan, brings Battle of the Bands back to Wicker Park.

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Is your band ready?
North Township’s Battle of the Bands will make a triumphant return August 21st to Wicker Memorial Park.

PARKWAY BANK PARK ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 2018 FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES

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Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district (5501 Park Place) will celebrate the summer season with the return of their free Friday Night Concert series July 27 and August 31. The special concerts will feature classic rock artists along with food and beverage tents on the Park’s great lawn.

Navy Pier’s Water Colors Presented by CIBC Offers Dynamic Jazz Performances Along the Lakefront

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Navy Pier has teamed up with the Jazz Institute of Chicago once again to host Water Colors presented by CIBC, a free, live jazz music series featuring top Chicago jazz artists. Nearly every Friday from July 6 through August 24, guests can enjoy 90-minute sets at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, with performances ranging from emerging new talent, to established and seasoned artists. This year’s lineup features reinvented brass band music fused with hip-hop, freedom songs through the jazz lens, classic New Orleans jazz, big-band tributes, young bebop players, afro-beat music from Lagos, renowned jazz vocalists, and one of the best up-and-coming trumpet players in the world.