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Chicago Racing Events | July 2017

July 1, 2017
Garfield Ridge Stars & Stripes 5K
Location: Wentworth Park, 5700 South Narragansett Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 8 a.m.
Event Beneficiaries:100 Club of Chicago, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, and Wounded Warrior Project
July 8, 2017
Chinatown 5K
Location: Chinatown Square, 2130 South Archer Avenue, Chicago
Start Times: 8 a.m. (5K) and 9 a.m. (200 meter for ages 6-8 and 1/4 mile for ages 9-11)
Event Beneficiaries:Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Project: VISION, Inc., and Urban Christian Academy

'Go Run Humboldt Park
Location: Humboldt Park, south of Little Cubs Field, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

'Go Run Warren Park
Location: Warren Park, 6601 North Western Avenue, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!

'Go Run Washington Park
Location: Washington Park, Morgan Drive and Russell Drive, Chicago
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: 'Go Run events are free!
July 9, 2017
Miles for Me…

NewCity Lincoln Park Summer Concert Series

NewCity Lincoln Park presents its Summer Concert Series Thursday evenings from June 29 through August 31. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the NewCity Plaza and enjoy free music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

NewCity Lincoln Park Summer Concert Series
NewCity Plaza
North Halsted Street and North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago
Thursdays, June 29–August 31, 2017
7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Map

June 29
The Empty Pockets

July 6
KraveLive Music Entertainment

July 13
Simply Billy and the Brown Dirt Cowboys Band

July 20
Genevieve Jazz

July 27
Hot Rocks

August 3
K. Michaels Band

August 10
Shut the Front Door

August 17
Tropixplosion

August 24
After Party

August 31
Planet Groove

To find more free summer concerts in Chicago, please visit the Free Summer Concerts page.

Harper Court Summer Music Series

Hyde Park's Harper Court kicks off its Summer Music Series on Wednesday, June 28, with DJ Lady D and Poi Dog Pondering. Concerts continue all summer on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free!

There are a limited number of outdoor chairs available, so if you have a portable chair, please bring it. If you plan to dine nearby, both Harper Court and East 53rd Street offer many restaurant options.

If you have a vehicle, you will find paid parking in the Harper Court building (entrance on South Lake Park Avenue near McDonald's), a small paid surface parking lot on South Harper Avenue (near Kilwins), and street parking.

Harper Court Summer Music Series
Harper Court, 5235 South Harper Court, Chicago
June 28–August 30, 2017
6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Map

June 28
DJ Lady D
Poi Dog Pondering

July 26
Res
DJ Joe Kollege

August 30
Dee Alexander
DJ Duane Powell

To find more free summer concerts in Chicago, please visit the Free Summer Concerts page.

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Updated July 18, 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago has an exciting lineup (check it out below) planned for this summer's Tuesdays on the Terrace concert series. From June 13 through September 26, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy jazz performances on the MCA's Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden. If it rains, the concert moves inside to the Marjorie Blum Kovler Atrium. Concert admission is free.
Where Is the Terrace?
The terrace is located on the second floor on the east side of the MCA. From inside the museum, you can access the terrace by going to the second floor and then exiting through the doors on the east side. You can also get to the terrace by entering the lawn area from the path along the park located behind the museum and then walking up the steps to the terrace.
What Type of Seating Is Available?
If you don't have a reserved seat/table on the terrace (reserved tables will not be available in 2017; see the update below), there is a section of unreserved seatin…

Millennium Park Summer Film Series

If you're downtown this summer on a Tuesday evening, June 13 through September 5, stop by Millennium Park and catch a movie on Jay Pritzker Pavilion's 40-foot LED screen. All movies begin at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free!

On Thursday, August 24, there will be a special 11 a.m. screening in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney's first fully animated feature film. Admission is free.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 East Randolph Street, Chicago
Tuesdays, June 13–September 5, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
11 a.m.
Map

June 13
The Blues Brothers
Released: 1980
Rating: R
Length: 133 minutes

June 20
Caddyshack
Released: 1980
Rating: R
Length: 98 minutes

June 27
Julie & Julia
Released: 2009
Rating: PG-13
Length: 118 minutes

July 4
There will be no film shown on July 4.
The Grant Park Music Festival's Independence Day Salute
program at Jay Pritzker Pavilion will begin at 6:30 p.m.

July 11
El Norte
Released…

Millennium Park Summer Music Series

The Millennium Park Summer Music Series features established and emerging local, national, and international musicians. As you will see when you explore the artists’ websites, the concerts are not limited by genre. There is something for everyone!

Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from June 12 through August 21 (there are exceptions; if a date isn’t on the schedule, there’s no Summer Music Series concert that evening). Concert admission is free!

Millennium Park Summer Music Series
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 East Randolph Street, Chicago
June 12–August 21, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Map

June 12
Otis Taylor Band
Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native

June 15
No BS! Brass Band
Daymé Arocena

June 19
Gregory Porter
Tomeka Reid Quartet

June 22
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Matthew Santos

June 26
Jaga Jazzist
AfrotroniX

June 29
Lady Wray
Zeshan B & the Transistors

July 10
Natalie Prass
Angelica Garcia

July 13
Totó La Momposina
Xenia Rubinos

July 17
Big Thief
Overcoats

July 20
Drive-By Truckers
Honeysuckle

July 2…

John Hancock Center Summer Concert Series

Stop by the John Hancock Center Plaza on Thursdays, June 15 through August 31, for a free lunchtime concert from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Bring your lunch and find a spot on the plaza seating area or choose an outdoor table after ordering lunch from one of the plaza-level restaurants, and enjoy the music!

John Hancock Center Summer Concert Series
John Hancock Center Plaza, 875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Thursdays, June 15–August 31, 2017
12 noon–1:30 p.m.
Map

June 15
The Business

June 22
Chicago Blues Revue

June 29
Lynne Jordan

July 6
Kaleidoscope Eyes

July 13
Sheryl Youngblood and SAYYES!

July 20
Rica Obsesion

July 27
Nick Lynch

August 3
Heavy Hitters Jazz Revue

August 10
The Flat Cats

August 17
One Night Band

August 24
Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press

August 31
Together

To find more free summer concerts in Chicago, please visit the Free Summer Concerts page.

Millennium Park Summer Workouts

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Grab your workout gear and head to Millennium Park this summer for free classes!

Get in an early yoga workout on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. June 6–August 31. On Saturdays, June 10–September 2, Pilates (7 a.m.), Yoga (8 a.m.), Strength Training (9 a.m.), and Zumba® (10 a.m.) are on the schedule. All classes are 45 minutes and take place on the Great Lawn.

In celebration of the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, Saturday, June 3, Yoga at 7 a.m. and Cardio Workout at 8 a.m. will feature gospel music. Pilates at 9 a.m. and Zumba® at 10 a.m. will follow.

For more information, check out Millennium Park's Summer Workouts schedule.

Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series Opens 2017 Season on June 1

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Head over to Giddings Plaza Thursday evenings from June 1 through August 31 for the Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, get comfortable, and enjoy the music. The concerts run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., weather permitting. Admission is free!

Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series
Giddings Plaza, 4731 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Thursdays, June 1–August 31, 2017
6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
Map

June 1
Second Hand Soul Band

June 8
The Flat Cats

June 15
Radio Free Honduras

June 22
Coyote Riot

June 29
The Friends Band

July 6
Bopology

July 13
Los Perros Cubanos

July 20
Jonas Friddle

July 27
Rachel B

August 3
School of Rock

August 10
The StingRays

August 17
Tijuana Hercules

August 24
Justin Roberts & Laura Doherty Pop-Up Show

August 31
The North 41
To find more free summer concerts in Chicago, check out the Free Summer Concerts page.