WCL: What's on Dec: Events in the City June 30 - July 5

Cirque du Soleil: Ovo
Time:: Saturdays : 4 p.m. (June 30-July 31) Sundays : 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. (June 30 -July 31) Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, and Sat : 8 p.m. (June 30-July 31) Fridays : 4 p.m. (July 8-July 31)
Price: $50-$230; $32-$161 for kids ages 2-12; $44-$207 for students and military
Website: http://bit.ly/i7v0ia

Cirque du Soleil: Ovo is a one-of-a-kind show that'll surely take your breath away. The audience is taken into the insect world, full of bright colors, beautiful costumes, lively performances, and illusions. Be for you know it, you'll feel like you've become part of the Cirque's world. For booking assistance, please call 1-800-450-1480.

Summerfest: Kanye West and Kid Cudi (June 30)
Location: Marcus Amphitheater 200 N. Harbor Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $33-$78
Website: http://bit.ly/lO1UxP

Well-known rapper Kanye West and rising star Kid Cudi are teaming up to perform at Summerfest! Tickets are available at the Marcus Amphitheater box office, but due to recent construction, tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest's Mid-Gate, at N. Harbor Drive and E. Chicago St. Summerfest runs from June 29 through July 3, and then July 5 through July 10 at Maier Festival Park.

Wrigleyville Block Party (July 1-3)
Location: Clark St., between Addison & Waveland (West Side of Wrigley Field)
Time: 11am-8pm
Price: Free
The Chicago Cubs is hosting a block party with food, live music, beer stages, video games, basketball hoops, photo booths, and more. It's the perfect time for a block party since the Crosstown Classic will be going on (Cubs vs. Sox). The Chicago Cubs host three block parties, and this is just one of them. The first one was during the Cubs & Yankees series, and the third one will be from August 19-21 for the Cardinals.

African-Caribbean International Festival of Life (July 1 - July 4)
Location: 5500 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Time: 12pm-10pm
Price: $5-50, $30-130 four day pass, free for kids under 6.
Website: martinsinterculture.com/ifol.html

Come enjoy Caribbean music, food, arts, crafts, talent contests, culture, and more. Its here you can enjoy great music featuring the best of Reggae, Calypso, Gospel, African, R&B, Jazz, and many entertainers.

Naperville Ribfest (July 1- July 4)
Location: Naperville's Knoch Park
Time: 12pm- 10pm
Price: Free
Website: www.ribfest.net

If you're looking to find the best ribs you'll ever eat, we've heard this is the place to go! Here you'll find entertainment for the whole family. Naperville Ribfest includes a carnival, inflatables, magic shows, fireworks, talent shows, live music, cold beverages, and amazing food. This is a food festival you don't want to miss!

THE MIX at Party in the Park
Location: Park Grill at Millennium Park
Time: 4:00PM-6:30PM
Website: www.wtmx.com/eventcal.php

THE MIX at Party in the Park is exactly what it says, a party in the park! There will be free live music from Chris Petlak, Blah Blah Blah and many other artists. The party will be held weekly at The Plaza at Park Grill at Millennium Park. At the party there will be live music, raffles at 8:30pm, drafts from Bud Light, lemonade cocktails and much more. This event is brought to you by 101.9FM THE MIX and Bud Light Lime.

IU Jacobs School of Music Summer Festival Orchestra (Saturday July 2)
Location: Ravinia Festival 200-231 Ravinia Park Rd Highland Park, IL 60035
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $10-$35
Website: http://bit.ly/jbuKgC

IU Jacbos School of Music Summer Festival Orchestra will be performing a fantastic showcase of music, from Dukas's "Sorcerer's Apprentice" (best-known from Walt Disney's animated film Fantasia) to thrilling melodies of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and Ives's delightful Variations on America. Violinist Joshua Bell will be taking the stage for the Ravinia premiere of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy piece. Program includes:

  • Dukas: L'apprenti sorcier ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)
  • Ives/arr. Schuman: Variations on America
  • Bruch: Fantasie unter freier Benutzung schottischer Volksmelodien ("Scottish Fantasy") Op. 46
  • Edward Maya (Saturday, July 2)
    Location: Congress Theater 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
    Time: 8 pm
    Price: $15-$60
    Website: http://bit.ly/kTei0R

    Edward Maya, best known from his radio smash hit "Stereo Love", will perform with Vika Jigulina until 2 am at the Congress Theater. Ages 17 and older may attend

    Loyola's Farmers Market (July 4- Every Monday)
    Location: Rogers Park- 6556 N. Sheridan Rd.
    Time: 3pm-7pm
    Price: Free
    Website: http://bit.ly/jz2gCY

    Every Monday from June 6th to October 17th, is the Loyola's Farmers Market, located in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Here you will find a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available for purchase. For more information, contact the event phone number at 773-508-8255.

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