MON/1
Carillon Concert Series: Stefano Colletti
June 6-September 5. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 7pm. Free.

Dusk Variations: Turtle Island Quartet
Classical and pop music collide for a third summer, every Monday night in August. Tonight it’s the music of Jimi Hendrix and David Balakrishnan. Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

Family Fun Festival: Explore Swedish Traditions
Aug 1-7. Led by the Swedish American Museum and sponsored by Target, the festival continues every day with Wiggleworms at 10am (a fun-filled family sing-along) a reading circle at 11am and a concert at 1pm. Throughout the day, the Activity Zone will include hands-on craft projects and activities. Family Fun Tent, Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North, (312)742-1168. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Jazz, Blues and Beyond
Spending your lunch break in Millennium Park and listening to a diverse array of live bands, DJs or open rehearsals doesn’t sound half bad. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

TUE/2

Grant Park Music Festival Open Rehearsal
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-7638 11am and 3pm. Free.

Music on the Esplanade: Morry Sochat & the Special 20s
Tuesdays June 7-Aug 30. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer, with a different genre every week. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 6pm-8pm. Free.

Summer Studios: In a Bubble
Each week guests explore different themes from exhibitions “Mark Bradford” and “Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the Collection”. Child and adult friendly. This time, create an environment inside a bubble. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, (312)397-4010. MCA Plaza 11am-2pm, Gardens during Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5pm-8pm. Free.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Dee Alexander
June 7-Sept 27. Outdoor Jazz series. Bring a blanket or rent a lawn chair ($5) to enjoy live jazz concerts on the garden lawn of the MCA. Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers from the grill or try the gourmet, locally grown cuisine from the MCA Farmer’s Market. Museum of Contemporary Art Terrace, 220 E. Chicago. 5:30pm-8pm. Free. (312)397-4034 for dinner reservations. $23 dinner buffet.

WED/3
Grant Park Music Festival: Jennifer Koh
Carlos Kalmar returns for the final two weeks of the Festival’s ten week season. He shares the stage with festival favorite, violinist Jennifer Koh, for a night of Britten and Brahms. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near the corner of Michigan and Randolph, (312)742-7638 6:30pm. Free.

International Summer Screenings Program: “The Other Side Of the Street”
“O Outro lado da rua,” Marcos Bernstein, Brazil, 2004. Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph, 2nd floor. (312)683-0121. 6:30pm. Also, Sat, Aug 6, 2pm. Free.

Theater on the Lake
Aug 3-7. A musical troupe of three women and three men from Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre will present a musical revue of 37 Harold Arlen hits. Heart-warming tunes include “Over the Rainbow”, “Stormy Weather” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon.” Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive, (312)742-7994. Wed-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 6:30pm. $17.50.

THU/4
Chicago SummerDance Festival
Dance lessons led by professional instructors followed by live music and dancing. Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan, (312)742-4007. 6pm-9:30pm. Free.

Hot Summer Nights/Country Western: Pamela Rose and Windy City Country
Thursdays June 9-Sept 1. Professional dance instructors give mini lessons that correspond with the genre of the night. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 6pm-8pm. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Amplified—White Mystery
Spend your lunch break in Millennium Park. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

World Class Jazz: Otis Clay
The Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series continues with the likes of legendary Otis Clay, The Gospel of Jazz and Soul, presenting a musical salute for Mahalia Jackson’s centennial and Sam Cooke’s 85th birthdays. Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

FRI/5
Grant Park Music Festival: Ryan Opera Center
August 5-6. The young singers of the Lyric Opera’s training program return for an evening of great operatic scenes. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 6:30pm; Saturday 7:30pm. Free.

Lollapalooza
Aug 5-7. This year’s festival brings the likes of Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, Beirut, Crystal Castles and Tinie Tempah to Chicago (along with many more). Grant Park, 500 S. Columbus, (888)512-7469. Ticket info at lollapalooza.com

Lunchbreak Music Series: Chicago House—DJ Lego
Spend your lunch break in Millennium Park. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

SAT/6
Lunchbreak Music Series: Electric Picnic—Son Lux
Spend your lunch break in Millennium Park. Eat and chill. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

Pedal Oak Park
Every Saturday, jump on your bike and pedal through Oak Park to see twenty-two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures. Bring your own or borrow one from the organizers at no additional cost. Maximum of ten participants per tour. Start and end at Greenline Wheels, 105 S. Marion. 9:30am-11:30am, (312)994-4000. Members $30, non-members $35. Tickets and information at GoWright.org.

Saturday Morning Workout
Kick off your Saturday morning with an energizing workout on the Great Lawn of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The exercise sessions are 45 minutes and open to all levels of experience. Millennium Park. Yoga 8am, Pilates 9am, Zumba 10am, (312)742-1168. Free.

SUN/7
Belize Day In The Park
The thirty-first annual celebration of Belizian culture with food, merchandise and live music. Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie, Cicero, (773)881-0412. $5 per person, children under 10 free.

MON/8
Carillon Concert Series: Melissa Weidner
Mondays June 6-September 5. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 7pm. Free.

Dusk Variations: My Brightest Diamond
Classical and pop music collide for a third summer, every Monday night in August. Presented by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and the Chicago Youth Orchestra. Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

Family Fun Festival: Sounds of the City
Aug 8-14. Led by the Chicago Park District and sponsored by Target, the festival continues every day with Wiggleworms at 10am (a fun-filled family sing-along), a reading circle at 11am and a concert at 1pm. Throughout the day, the Activity Zone will include hands-on craft projects and activities. Family Fun Tent, Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North, (312)742-1168. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Jazz, Blues and Beyond
Spend your lunch break in Millennium Park. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

TUE/9
Music on the Esplanade: Swing Gitan
Tuesdays June 7-August 30. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer, with a different genre every week. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 6pm-8pm. Free.

Summer Studios: Paper is Color
Each week guests explore different themes from exhibitions “Mark Bradford” and “Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the Collection”. Adult and child friendly. This time, paint using paper rather than brushes. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. (312)397-4010. MCA Plaza 11am-2pm, Gardens during Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5pm-8pm. Free.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Tomeka Reid
June 7-Sept 27. Outdoor Jazz series. Bring a blanket or rent a lawn chair ($5) to enjoy live jazz concerts on the garden lawn of the MCA. Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers from the grill or try the gourmet, locally grown cuisine from the MCA Farmer’s Market. Museum of Contemporary Art Terrace, 220 E. Chicago. 5:30pm-8pm. Free. (312)397-4034 for dinner reservations. $23 dinner buffet.

WED/10
Grant Park Music Festival: Mozart and Strauss
Carlos Kalmar leads a celebration of the music of his country of residence as part of a week-long celebration of Austrian music. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 6:30pm. Free.

International Summer Screenings Program: “Late Bloomers”
“Die Herbstzeitlosen,” Bettina Oberli, Switzerland, 2006. Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph, 2nd floor, (312)683-0121. 6:30pm. Also, Sat, Aug 13, 2pm. Free.

THU/11
Chicago SummerDance Festival
Thursdays-Sundays, Jul 7-Sept 18. Dance lessons led by professional instructors followed by live music and dancing. Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan, (312)742-4007. 6pm-9:30pm; Sundays 4pm-7pm. Free.

Hot Summer Nights: Creole Stomp
Thursdays June 9-Sept 1. Professional dance instructors give mini lessons that correspond with the genre of the night. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 6pm-8pm. Free.

World Class Jazz: African Journeys
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz continues with Ryan Cohan and Geof Bradfield, who share reflections on the universal joys and sadness of the human experience, inspired by their travels through Africa. Millennium Park. (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

FRI/12
Ginza Holiday Festival
Aug 12-14. The 56th annual Japanese cultural festival. Information forthcoming, but save the date.

Grant Park Music Festival: The Book with Seven Seals
Aug 12-13. This 20th-century piece (1937) for orchestra and chorus by Franz Schmidt narrates the apocalypse. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 6:30pm; Saturday 7:30pm. Free.

SAT/13
Bud Billiken Parade
The 82nd annual parade is the oldest African American one in the United States, and is always held on the second Saturday in August. The line-up includes marching bands, floats, dance teams and celebrities galore. 39th and South Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (773)536-3710. 10am-6pm. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Electric Picnic—Casino vs. Japan
Spend your lunch break in Millennium Park. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park. (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

Morning Workout
Kick off your Saturday morning with an energizing workout on the Great Lawn of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The exercise sessions are 45 minutes and open to all levels of experience. Millennium Park. Yoga 8am, Pilates 9am, Zumba 10am. (312)742-1168. Free.

Wrigleyville SummerFest
Aug 13-14. Food, drink, family-friendly activities, interactive games and live music line the bustling streets around Wrigley Field. Bring the kids. Wrigleyville, 3300 N. Seminary. Sat noon-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm. $5 suggested donation benefits the Resurrection Lutheran Church.

SUN/14
Ecuador Parade
Albany Park celebrates Ecuadorian independence with a parade, Andean music and lots of dancing from local folkloric troupes. Montrose from California to Kimball, (773)627-7051. Free.

Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon
Run to a beat. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the marathon will include a fast course for the ultimate tour of Chicago, live bands every mile, swag bags and a post-race concert. Starts and ends at Grant Park, (800)311-1255. 6:30am. Registration Fee: $100.

MON/15
Carillon Concert Series: Janet Tebbel
Mondays June 6-September 5. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 7pm. Free.

Dusk Variations: Rasputina
Classical and pop music collide for a third summer, every Monday night in August. Presented by the cello-driven trio Rasputina, who have performed with everyone from Nirvana to Belle & Sebastian. Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

Family Fun Festival: Science and Exploration
Aug 15-20. Led by the Museum of Science and Industry and sponsored by Target, the festival continues every day with Wiggleworms at 10am (a fun-filled family sing-along), a reading circle at 11am and a concert at 1pm. Throughout the day, the Activity Zone will include hands-on craft projects and activities. Family Fun Tent, Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North, (312)742-1168. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Jazz, Blues and Beyond
Spending your lunch break in Millennium Park and listening to a diverse array of live bands, DJs or open rehearsals doesn’t sound half bad. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

TUE/16
Music on the Esplanade: The Special Consensus
Tuesdays June 7-Aug 30. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer, with a different genre every week. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 6pm-8pm. Free.

Summer Studios: Inside the Box
Each week guests explore different themes from exhibitions “Mark Bradford and Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the Collection”. Adult and child friendly. This time, explore how material choices can alter spaces. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, (312)397-4010. MCA Plaza 11am-2pm, Gardens 5pm-8pm. Free.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Maggie Brown
June 7-Sept 27. Outdoor Jazz series. Bring a blanket or rent a lawn chair ($5) to enjoy live jazz concerts on the garden lawn of the MCA. Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers from the grill or try the gourmet, locally grown cuisine from the MCA Farmer’s Market. Museum of Contemporary Art Terrace, 220 E. Chicago. 5:30-8pm. Free. (312)397-4034 for dinner reservations. $23 dinner buffet.

WED/17
Grant Park Music Festival: Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
John Adams’ short orchestral work about Mao is drawn from his opera Nixon in China and Shostakovich’s cathartic symphony was written in the wake of Stalin’s death. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 6:30pm. Free.

International Summer Screenings Program: “The Cameramurderer”
“Der Kameramörder”, Robert Adrian Pejo, Austria, 2010. Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph, 2nd floor, (312)683-0121. 6:30pm. Also, Sat, Aug 20, 2pm. Free.

THU/18
Chicago SummerDance Festival
Thursdays-Sundays, Jul 7-Sept 18. Dance lessons led by professional instructors followed by live music and dancing. Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan, (312)742-4007. 6pm-9:30pm; Sundays 4pm-7pm. Free.

Hot Summer Nights/ Brazilian Samba: Bê-a-bá do Samba
Thursdays June 9-Sept 1. Professional dance instructors give mini lessons that correspond with the genre of the night. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 6pm-8pm. Free.

World Class Jazz: Latin Inspiration
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz continues with Howard Levy, the composer, virtuoso pianist and harmonica player. The evening includes performances with Chevere, Trio Globo and guitarist Chris Siebold. Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

FRI/19
Edison Park Fest
Aug 19-21. The usual summer festival attractions: beer, live bands and good food. Edison Park, 6730 N. Olmstead, (773)631-0063. Starts on Fri, 6pm, Sat noon, Sun noon. Free.

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Aug 19-21. Glenwood Park hosts an arts festival with 100+ artists, open studios and live entertainment, plus food and drink vendors galore. Glenwood between Lunt and Farwell, 6950 N. Glenwood, (773)761-4477. Kickoff party Aug 19 6pm, Artists market and festival, Aug 20/21, Noon-9pm. Free.

Grant Park Music Festival: Closing Night Verdi Requiem
Verdi’s great Requiem Mass featuring four soloists and the Grant Park Chorus as the 2011 season comes to a close. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park near Michigan and Randolph. 6:30pm; Saturday 7:30pm. Free.

SAT/20
Air and Water Show
Aug 20-21. The largest free Air and Water show in the United States, with thrilling stunts by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. Lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street (North Avenue Beach), (312)744-3315. 11am-4pm. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Electric Picnic—John Hughes
Spending your lunch break in Millennium Park and listening to a diverse array of live bands, DJs or open rehearsals doesn’t sound half bad. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

Morning Workout
Kick off your Saturday morning with an energizing workout on the Great Lawn of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The exercise sessions are 45 minutes and open to all levels of experience. Millennium Park. Yoga 8am, Pilates 9am, Zumba 10am, (312)742-1168. Free.

Ukrainian Arts Festival
Aug 20-21. The 28th annual Ukrainian Heritage Festival with food, music, performance and arts from Europe’s finest, as it celebrates its independence. Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand, (773)772-0487. Noon-10pm. $5 suggested donation.

SUN/21
Lunchbreak Music Series: Emerald City Theatre
Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

MON/22
Carillon Concert Series: Andrew Wetzel
Mondays June 6-September 5. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 7pm. Free.

Dusk Variations: eighth blackbird and Third Coast Percussion
Classical and pop music collide for a third summer, every Monday night in August. Presented by two of Chicago’s world-class ensembles, eighth blackbird and Third Coast Percussion, in order to celebrate Steve Reich’s 75th birthday. Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Jazz, Blues and Beyond
Spend your lunch break in Millennium Park. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

TUE/23
Chicago Dancing Festival
Aug 23-27. The Chicago Dancing Festival, co-produced by choreographer Lar Lubovitch and Chicago dancer Jay Franke, celebrates its fifth anniversary season with expanded programming to include five days of free dance-related events, in venues throughout downtown Chicago. All events are free but tickets for the indoor performance showcases must be reserved in advance. chicagodancingfestival.com.

Music on the Esplanade: The Pantastic 4
Tuesdays June 7-Aug 30. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer, with a different genre every week. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 6pm-8pm. Free.

Summer Studios: Visual Catalog
Each week guests explore different themes from exhibitions “Mark Bradford” and “Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the Collection”. Adult and child friendly. This time, create a scrapbook of everything you notice. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, (312)397-4010. MCA Plaza 11am-2pm, Gardens 5pm-8pm. Free.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Josh Berman
June 7-Sept 27. Outdoor Jazz series. Bring a blanket or rent a lawn chair ($5) to enjoy live jazz concerts on the garden lawn of the MCA. Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers from the grill or try the gourmet, locally grown cuisine from the MCA Farmer’s Market. Museum of Contemporary Art Terrace, 220 E. Chicago. 5:30-8pm. Free. (312)397-4034 for dinner reservations. $23 dinner buffet.

WED/24
International Summer Screenings Program: “The Storm”
“De Storm,” Ben Sombogaart, Netherlands, 2009. Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph, 2nd floor, (312)683-0121. 6:30pm. Also, Sat, Aug 27, 2pm. Free.

SummerDance at Navy Pier
Chicago SummerDance moves the fun over to the Navy Pier Beer Garden, with professionals giving you the moves. Then, they turn up the live music so you can show ’em off – with Navy Pier fireworks to look forward to at 9:30pm. Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand, (312)595-7437. Teaching 6pm-6:45pm, live music 7:30-10pm. Free.

THU/25
Chicago SummerDance Festival
Thursdays-Sundays, Jul 7-Sept 18. Dance lessons led by professional instructors followed by live music and dancing. Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan, (312)742-4007. 6pm-9:30pm; Sundays 4pm-7pm. Free.

Hot Summer Nights/ Flamenco: Guitarra Azul
Thursdays June 9-Sept 1. Professional dance instructors give mini lessons that correspond with the genre of the night. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 6pm-8pm. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Amplified—Bailiff
Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

World Class Jazz: Kindred Spirits of the Horn
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series continues with Corey Wilkes Celebrates Miles Davis and Roy Eldridge. Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. 6:30pm. Free.

FRI/26
Chicago Triathlon
The world’s largest Triathlon weekend, where athletes compete for glory in water, on land and on (bike) wheels. (773)404-2372. Start at 4:15am, Race at 6:00am. $160 USAT members, $170 non-members.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Chicago House—DJ Lady D
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

SAT/27
Chicago Dancing Festival: Celebration of Dance
The Chicago Dancing Festival, co-produced by choreographer Lar Lubovitch and Chicago dancer Jay Franke, celebrates its fifth anniversary season. The Festival grand finale celebrates the best of contemporary American dance. chicagodancingfestival.com. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park. 7:30pm. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Chicago Dancing Fest Warmup
Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

Morning Workout
Kick off your Saturday morning with an energizing workout on the Great Lawn of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The exercise sessions are 45-minutes and open to all levels of experience. Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Yoga 8am, Pilates 9am, Zumba 10am. Free.

Randolph Street Market Festival
Aug 27-28. Check out antiques, vintage furnishings and collectibles. The festival runs monthly throughout the summer. You can find everything you need to revamp your patio and garden in time for summer entertaining. “Early Buying” Saturday 8am-10am. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. 1350 W. Randolph, (312)666-1200. $8 online, $10 at the gate, $5 student. “Early Buying” $20 online, $25 at the gate.

SUN/28
Four Star Bike Tour
Jump on your bike and join the longest-running ride in Chicago (previously the Boulevard Lakefront Tour), now in its 23rd year. Choose between three different routes that explore Chicago’s vibrant neighborhoods, green idles and beautiful buildings. Afterwards, enjoy music and beverages from Goose Island Beer Co. Start and finish at the University of Illinois Chicago, Morgan and Taylor, (312)744-3315. $25 ATA members, $30 non-members, $15 youth 17 and under.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Emerald City Theatre
Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

MON/29
Carillon Concert Series: Christine Power
Mondays June 6-September 5. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 7pm. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Jazz, Blues and Beyond
Spending your lunch break in Millennium Park and listening to a diverse array of live bands, DJs or open rehearsals doesn’t sound half bad. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park. (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

TUE/30
Lunchbreak Music Series: First Look Open Rehearsals
Spending your lunch break in Millennium Park and listening to a diverse array of live bands, DJs or open rehearsals doesn’t sound half bad. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.

Music on the Esplanade: Fernandez + Kimball
Tuesdays June 7-Aug 30. Free outdoor music at the Chicago Botanic Garden all summer, with a different genre every week. Browse the garden or have dinner while you listen. 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe, (847)835-5440. 6pm-8pm. Free.

Summer Studios: Images Collide
Each week guests explore different themes from exhibitions “Mark Bradford” and “Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the Collection”. Adult and child friendly. This time, overlap and create new images from familiar pictures. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, (312)397-4010. MCA Plaza 11am-2pm, Gardens during Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5pm-8pm. Free.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Fred Anderson’s Legacy Band
June 7-Sept 27. Outdoor Jazz series. Bring a blanket or rent a lawn chair ($5) to enjoy live jazz concerts on the garden lawn of the MCA. Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers from the grill or try the gourmet, locally grown cuisine from the MCA Farmer’s Market. Museum of Contemporary Art Terrace, 220 E. Chicago. 5:30-8pm. Free. (312)397-4034 for dinner reservations. $23 dinner buffet.

WED/31
International Summer Screenings Program: “The Pope’s Toilet”
“El baño del Papa,” César Charlone and Enrique Fernández, Urugua, 2007. Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph, 2nd floor, (312)683-0121. 6:30pm. Also, Sat, Sep 3, 2pm. Free.

Lunchbreak Music Series: Focus On Brass
Spending your lunch break in Millennium Park and listening to a diverse array of live bands, DJs or open rehearsals doesn’t sound half bad. Eat and chill. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, (312)742-1168. Noon daily. Free.