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Things to Do in July in Chicago

July 7, 2012 7:30:05 AM PDT
Chicago truly is a happening city, and July is in the height of event season! From food to music to art and science - the tough part will be to decide where to go and what to do.

Melissa McCarville with Choose Chicagp came into our ABC7 studio with a rundown of a few things going on.

Taste of Chicago
July 11-15
Highlight local food vendors, including new this year to Taste - the rotating pop-up vendors.

Pitchfork Music Festival
July 13-15
The Pitchfork Music Festival is a three-day event showcasing over 40 of independent music's best bands and artists on three stages.
Pitchfork's goal is to create a reasonably priced summer music festival that provides an overwhelmingly positive, comfortable and fun festival experience for both attendees and musicians.

Chicago Summer Dance Starts on July 19th
The largest annual outdoor dancing series in the United States, Chicago SummerDance returns for its 16th year of jumping, jiving and bringing joy to Chicago's residents and visitors. The series offers free, introductory one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors followed by music and dancing.
The diverse musical lineup showcases dance styles from all corners of the globe.
Chicago SummerDance takes place at Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave., July 19 - September 15.

Shedd Aquarium:
On Monday, July 2, Shedd Aquarium's three-week-old Pacific white-sided dolphin calf started showing off his new swimming skills and meeting his neighbors during his public debut. Visitors can see the little calf at Shedd Aquarium now!

Adler Planetarium:
Adler's New Immersive Exhibition Explores the Evolution of the Universe Friday, July 13, 2012 Visitors at the Adler Planetarium will be transported to the distant corners of the cosmos and witness how the Universe evolved over 13.7 billion years - from the Big Bang to modern day. The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time is an interactive exhibition inviting visitors to explore the big questions - How large is the Universe? Where did it come from? Are we alone? This exhibition joins the Adler's latest immersive space theater experience, Welcome to the Universe, for an adventure-packed, "Summer of the Universe."

Field Museum:
Talk to a Scientist Hour - Every Weekday in July Come to the DNA Discovery Center every week day at 11am and talk to the Museum's scientists behind the scenes. We are available to answer your questions about DNA, genetics, and evolution. Learn what DNA is, what it does, and how we study it. This event is free with the price of basic admission.


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