3 fun visual and performing arts events around Chicago this week

Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens. | Photo: Tim W./Yelp

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: There's plenty to do when it comes to artistic events around Chicago this week. From an eccentric 1930s stage production to an acclaimed fine arts festival, here's what's coming up.

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'You Can't Take It With You' in Austin Gardens





Catch a staging of "You Can't Take It With You" in the open-air Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens this weekend.

The 1930s comedy showcases the Sycamore family, "a merry melange of free-thinkers, eccentrics, odd-balls and lovable others." The drama begins when Alice's in-laws arrive for dinner to give their blessing to the marriage -- on the wrong night -- and meet Alice's peculiar extended family in all its glory. Will the two polar-opposite families find common ground? Find out at an 8 p.m. production each evening this weekend.

When: Thursday, July 5, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park
Admission: $32 general admission; free for children ages 12 and under; additional discounts available
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Frida Kahlo birthday celebration at Museica's Sip & Paint





Celebrate Frida Kahlo's birthday with Museica's Sip & Paint. The bring-your-own-booze party will feature a fajita dinner followed by a painting class as the 2002 film "Frida" is screened.

When: Friday, July 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Museica's Sip & Paint, 2052 N. Western Ave.
Admission: $40

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Millennium Art Festival in Downtown Chicago





Dive into fine art at the Millennium Art Festival. The acclaimed art and design show will feature the work of more than 110 juried artists. Expect to view a diverse array of original pieces -- from paintings and ceramics to photography and furniture -- and enjoy live performances, food and interactive art in the streets.

When: Friday, July 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Chicago, Lake Street at Michigan Avenue
Admission: Free
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