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Fringe Fest
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Fringe Fest

CFF offers you the opportunity to create your own fringe adventure! Each of our 24 shows is one hour and all five venues are within easy walking distance. Options run the gamut – burlesque, family friendly, puppets, drama, musical and so much more! Check out the options and take a chance! It may turn out to be a trip you’ll never forget!

Venue dependent on the show you are going to watch! 

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Taste of Polonia
Aug
31
to Sep 3

Taste of Polonia

This annual Labor Day weekend festival at the Copernicus Center in Chicago’s Jefferson Park offers non-stop LIVE MUSIC, food, and fun for four days.  It’s a must-do family event with enough scheduling to keep both little kids & adults happy.

There will be four stages and over 30 bands playing! There will also be other activities for kids and adults such as bouncy inflatables, face painting, casino, food tastings & cooking classes, carnival rides, and over 30 vendors.

Check out the schedule here: https://topchicago.org/2018-schedule/

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Fringe Fest: 2018 Preview Party
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Fringe Fest: 2018 Preview Party

Not sure how to decide which of the 24 shows to see?

Grab a drink, meet some cool people, and enjoy a sampler platter of our entire Festival line up. Each group will have just three minutes to convince you their show is the one to see!

Tickets, packs, passes, and buttons will be available for sale on site.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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S@6: Bachata & Horchata
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

S@6: Bachata & Horchata

Join us in front of Tatas Tacos for a night filled with dancing!

A $10 donation made to the organization will provide: a dance lesson, a horchata ticket, and the opportunity to socialize and meet other community members who love to dance. Only advanced donations will receive the drink ticket as it will be ordered and prepared ahead of time.

From 7:00pm-7:30pm, Instructor Kymberlee Kaye Raya will teach attendees the basics of dancing bachata solo. After the lesson is over we will encourage everyone to show off their new talents during a dancing and social hour. The event is outside on the sidewalk in front Tata’s Tacos and is open to the public.

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Open Studio Hours at Wildlight Yoga
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Open Studio Hours at Wildlight Yoga

This is an opportunity for those interested in practicing yoga or purchasing a membership at Wildlight Yoga to come in, see the space, and ask questions. You can get more info here

Founding memberships are being offered currently for $500/year for unlimited yoga, available for purchase until September 14. 

The Wildlight Yoga Grand Opening is Friday, September 14 from 5-9pm.  

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Open Studio Hours at Wildlight Yoga
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Open Studio Hours at Wildlight Yoga

This is an opportunity for those interested in practicing yoga or purchasing a membership at Wildlight Yoga to come in, see the space, and ask questions. You can get more info here

Upcoming Dates: Aug. 28

Founding memberships are being offered currently for $500/year for unlimited yoga, available for purchase until September 14. 

The Wildlight Yoga Grand Opening is Friday, September 14 from 5-9pm.  

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Foam Rolling 101
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Foam Rolling 101

Do you need to learn how to recover from their classes or maybe just from too much sitting at work? Have you ever used a foam roller? You're going to now!!

Join Dr. Jordan Leasure, DC to learn how to use the best recovery tool for your sore and tight muscles. Some people may be intimidated on how best to use a foam roller, and they are not sure if they are using it correctly - let's fix that today.

Dr. Jordan will instruct the proper way to use a foam roller from your neck to your calves safely and effectively. Once the class is over you will be able to take home the foam roller to continue to improve the skills learned in class.

When coming to the workshop, wear comfortable clothing since you will be using the foam roller that day, a container for water to keep hydrated and a great attitude!! 

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Jefferson Park Sunday Market
Aug
26
9:30 AM09:30

Jefferson Park Sunday Market

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday from June through October, the Jefferson Park Sunday Market sets up  in Jefferson Memorial Park at the corner of Lawrence and Long Avenues. There are food and produce vendors, as well as arts & crafts and performing artists. It is dog and child friendly!

Future Dates:

  1. September 9, 23
  2. October 14, 28
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Interactive Storytelling with the Nell and Jim Band LIVE
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Interactive Storytelling with the Nell and Jim Band LIVE

Join us for a Special NVAM After Dark event: Interactive Storytelling With the Nell and Jim Band LIVE!

Back by popular demand, the Nell and Jim Band returns to NVAM on Friday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m. to entertain us with their lively blend of songs and audience-friendly storytelling. The Nell and Jim Band brings all of your favorite elements of authentic music together, creating a genre-busting sound that combines Americana, folk and bluegrass music.

In addition to songs and music from the band, audience members will be invited to participate and share stories as part of the performance. Visitors are encouraged to bring objects that carry significant meaning and share their story.

Seats are limited, so RSVP today!

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Mini Resource Health Fair by Oak Street Health
Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

Mini Resource Health Fair by Oak Street Health

Oak Street Health is hosting a mini resource health fair on Friday, August 24, from 9 am until 12 pm. 

Representatives from various organizations, including Athletico Physical Therapy and Edward Jones Investments, will be on site to provide information on their services. The event will culminate with a free raffle for attendees. 

For more information and to RSVP, call 844-808-8262.

Participants: Athletico Physical Therapy, Lutheran Advocate General Hospital, Community First Medical Center, Edward Jones Investments, Office of the State Treasurer, 25th District Chicago Policy Department, First Midwest Bank, Mather's Cafe

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Benefit Show: The Just Luckies/Bernie and the Wolf/Acceptor
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Benefit Show: The Just Luckies/Bernie and the Wolf/Acceptor

Proceeds from the show to benefit Between Friends. Promoted by Guitar Betty Shows and co-sponsored by MCM Pub and Kinslahger Brewery.

The Just Luckies
https://thejustluckies.bandcamp.com

Bernie and the Wolf
https://bernieandthewolf.bandcamp.com

Acceptor
https://acceptor.bandcamp.com/releases

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Open Studio Hours at Wildlight Yoga
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Open Studio Hours at Wildlight Yoga

This is an opportunity for those interested in practicing yoga or purchasing a membership at Wildlight Yoga to come in, see the space, and ask questions. You can get more info here

Upcoming Dates: Aug. 27 + 28

Founding memberships are being offered currently for $500/year for unlimited yoga, available for purchase until September 14. 

The Wildlight Yoga Grand Opening is Friday, September 14 from 5-9pm.  

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Soap-Making Class @ Distinct Bath & Body
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

Soap-Making Class @ Distinct Bath & Body

Cost: $40

Join owner and soap artisan Sam to learn how to make your own soap, have a drink, meet new friends and have some good, clean fun. BYOB! Fee includes all ingredients plus 2 bars of soap. Participants also get 10% off in-store purchases the day of class. To RSVP, call 773-930-4420 or email sam@distinctbath.com.

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Portage Park Farmer's Market
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Portage Park Farmer's Market

The summer market takes place every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month near the corner of Long Ave and Irving Park Rd in beautiful Portage Park. A variety of vendors sell produce, meats, baked goods, cheese, specialty items, sauces, jams, handmade body products and candles, dog treats as well as prepared ready to eat items. We have beautiful dogs from Chicago Animal Care and Control available for adoption at each of our markets as well as music from a different performer each week.

Future Dates:

  1. September 16
  2. September 30
  3. October 7
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Soap-Making Class @ Distinct Bath & Body
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Soap-Making Class @ Distinct Bath & Body

Cost: $40

Join owner and soap artisan Sam to learn how to make your own soap, have a drink, meet new friends and have some good, clean fun. BYOB! Fee includes all ingredients plus 2 bars of soap. Participants also get 10% off in-store purchases the day of class. To RSVP, call 773-930-4420 or email sam@distinctbath.com.

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Yoga + Ax Throwing
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga + Ax Throwing

BATL - Backyard Axe Throwing League and Wildlight Yoga will partner for an extraordinary night of neighborhood adventure. The event will begin with one hour of ax throwing instruction and open ax throwing led by qualified instructors. The second hour will feature an all levels vinyasa yoga class. Tacos will be available from Chicago Taco Authority

Bring your own yoga mat. Wear comfy clothes and close toed shoes. Participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to participation.

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Summer Music Series: The Oh Yeahs
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Music Series: The Oh Yeahs

Come out for live music at Community Tavern with no cover. There will be food and drink specials to enjoy. Feel free to book a reservation for premium seats or if you plan to have some dinner before or during the music. You are also welcome to make it a game-time decision and just walk in and grab a seat at the bar! Feel free to call or email Community Tavern for reservations or questions.
(773)283-6080 or communitytavern@gmail.com

‘The Oh Yeahs,’ is an acoustic group featuring three of Chicago’s top vocalists and multi-instrumentalists: Leslie Beukelman, Allison Orobia, and Sarah Marie Young. Each of these women has a diverse musical background, but they all have one thing in common: they love to make music and sing together, and it shows. ‘The Oh Yeahs’ sing and play a collection of music including original compositions and current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies. 

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Jeff Fest
Aug
11
5:30 PM17:30

Jeff Fest

  • Milwaukee Ave. & Higgins Rd., Jefferson Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Party hard! Or, at the very least, get down to great tunes, tasty foods, family fun and more at the 18th annual summer happening that is Jeff Fest (aka Jefferson Park Arts & Music Festival).

Held in idyllic (and popular) Jefferson Memorial Park just off the intersections Milwaukee and Lawrence Avenues, Jeff Fest is a proud tradition in one of Chicago’s most friendly communities.

Beyond music and food, the Kids’ Zone area on the north side of the park features a ton of cool activities for families. It’s also where one will find the fest’s groovin’ “Community Stage” with eclectic acts ranging from Polynesian dancers and Irish cloggers to local bands and more.

There are also arts & craft vendors, plus ticketed wine tastings that make for relaxing weekend afternoons in one of Chicago’s coziest neighborhoods.

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 SECURE FINANCING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Aug
9
8:30 AM08:30

SECURE FINANCING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Are you thinking about opening-up a business? Six Corners Association invites business owners, potential business owners and neighborhood stakeholders to join its Community Leaders Roundtable hosted by Culver's. A panel of traditional and non-traditional financial professionals will discuss options available to open/scale/grow your business. There will be ample time for networking and breakfast!

Panelists include:
- BACP, Edwin Tumlos, Assistant Commissioner
- Chicago City Clerk, Ana Valencia

- Midland IRA
- Parkway Bank
- Somercor
- TruCrowd

August 9th, 8:30am-10:30am, $15.

PURCHASE A TICKET

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REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING
Aug
5
9:30 AM09:30

REDEEMER CHURCH PREVIEW WORSHIP GATHERING

We'd love for you to join us as we encounter God through singing, scripture, communion, prayer, and time together!

Our dream at Redeemer is to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church that helps all people to live as daughters and sons of God. We'd love for you to join us on this journey.

More info here
 

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Customer Appreciation Night At Beauty Crew
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Customer Appreciation Night At Beauty Crew

We Are So Excited To Be Back In Business!

Please join us Friday, August 3rd 6pm-8pm for Customer Appreciation Night! It's been a long road but we are ready to get back to doing what we love most, taking care of our clients!

We'll be offering $20 Mini-Facials & Complimentary Strip Eyelash Applications

Raffles You Ask??

1 FREE Makeup Application
2 FREE Eyeliner Lash Enhancement (Tattoo)

Light Snacks & Complimentary Refreshments will be served!

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Social after Six: Salsa + Chips
Aug
2
4:30 PM16:30

Social after Six: Salsa + Chips

Join us in front of Tatas Tacos for a night filled with Salsa dancing and Salsa & Chips.

Six Corners Association will host a pop-up dance event for August #SocialAfterSIX.

A $10 donation made to the organization will provide: a Salsa dance lesson, a Chips & Salsa ticket, and the opportunity to socialize and meet other community members who love to dance. Only advanced donations will receive the salsa & chips ticket as it will be ordered and prepared ahead of time.

From 7:00pm-7:30pm, Instructor Kymberlee Kaye Raya will teach attendees the basics of dancing Salsa solo. After the lesson is over we will encourage everyone to show off their new talents during a dancing and social hour. The event is outside on the sidewalk in front Tata’s Tacos and is open to the public.

Event Details:

When? Thursday, August 2nd, 7pm-9pm. Event will be rescheduled in event of rain.

Where? Tatas Tacos, 4929 W. Irving Park Rd.

How Long? The event will run two hours with a 30 minute lesson at the beginning.

How much? $10. Advance donations are required if you want to get chips and salsa. No walk-up sales will be made. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. If severe weather cancels the event, credit will be issued for a rescheduled date.

What is included? Dance lessons, Salsa & Chips, and dancing.

What should I bring? Dress in comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring a lawn chair if you'd like to sit during the event.

Parking is available in the city lot at LaPorte and Cuyler (one block north of Irving).

About Kymberlee Kaye Raya

Kymberlee is 20+ year experienced cheer and dance choreographer and fitness enthusiast. She is the Chief Imagination Officer for Big Shot Marketing Inc. Kymberlee is a sought after speaker and most recently spoke at the MindBody National Conference and will speak, and teach her dance format Supa Dupa Fly, at the IDEA World Conference. Kymberlee has taught alongside Billy Blanks and Jillian Michaels. She presents at the Chicago Fit Expo, as well as Chicago Woman's Magazine Health events. Her passion is spending time with her family and giving back by teaching to young girls with her love and enthusiasm for fitness, cheer and dance!

About Tata's Tacos:

Tatas Tacos is the newest kid on the block at Six Corners delivering fresh, hand-picked, authentic Mexican food made to order.

About Fly Girl Fitness:

Join the Fly Girl Dance & Fitness experience! From workout classes to dance instruction - we are your Chicago neighborhood dance and fitness studio.

More info here

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2018 MOVIES IN THE PARK SCHEDULE
Jul
6
to Aug 23

2018 MOVIES IN THE PARK SCHEDULE

Grab your blankets and stock up on your favorite snacks for a favorite Chicago tradition: Movies in the Parks. 

This season features an eclectic mix of movies across the Northwest Side. From kid-friendly classics, such as The Sandlot, to recent blockbuster hits, such as Wonder Woman, you're sure to find something for everyone with this year's schedule. 

Parks in and near the 45th Ward will feature the following movies this year. All movies begin at dusk: 

  • July 6: The Sandlot at Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina
  • July 13: Despicable Me 3 at Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard
  • July 20: Jumanji at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield
  • July 25: Mi Mundial at Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn
  • July 30: Finding Dory at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long
  • August 9: Coco at Portage Park, 4100 N. Long
  • August 17: Black Panther at Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield
  • August 23:  A Dog's Life at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee
  • August 23: ET at Wilson Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee

For more information on Movies in the Parks across Chicago, visit the Chicago Parks District website

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