Spring and summer events preview

Chicago

April 27, 2010 10:00:00 PM PDT
Spring is here and summer is around the corner. Here's a look at some events coming soon in the Chicago area.

Randolph Street Market Festival
Opens May 29
Beaux Arts Plumbers Hall Complex
1340 W. Washington Street
The festival goes through September and is an indoor air-conditioned and outdoor European-style urban antique market. Features 200 quality antique dealers of furnishings, housewares, artifacts, vintage clothing, jewelry, sterling, porcelain, lighting, toys, and collectibles.
www.randolphstreetmarket.com

Bike the Drive
May 30
5:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
300 E. Jackson Blvd.
Bike through Lake Shore Drive without a car in sight. Auto traffic will be shut down for five hours. This is a great way to kick off your Chicago summer! The loop course extends north to Bryn Mawr Avenue and south to 57th Street and features access to rest stops and snacks. There is a post-ride party at Butler Field in Grant Park with live music and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for an extra $7.
www.bikethedrive.org

Mayfest Chicago
June 3-6
Lincoln Square
Mayfest is the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring. This is the 11th annual festival which features live music and maypole dancing. Bring cash for German food and beer.
www.mayfestchicago.com

EVENTS AT MILLENIUM PARK

Free workouts on the Great Lawn
June 5-June 19
Saturdays, 7:00am - 11:00am
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Millennium Park and McDonald's invite Chicagoans and visitors to kick off their weekends with energizing workouts. It is open to people with all levels of experienceand lasts 45 minutes. Classes include Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates.

Edible Audible Picnic
June 7- September 4
Jay Prtizker Pavilion
This music series features diverse DJs and live bands. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Millennium Park, this free series expands to include 16 concerts on Mondays and select Saturdays at noon. This year there will be experimental and house sounds of local as well as international artists.
For the entire artist line-up click here

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
July 29- September 2
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Presented in collaboration with Jazz Institute of Chicago, come listen to the sounds of jazz with a distinctive Chicago flavor. This celebrated music series returns for its 6th year.
For more information click here


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